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"Went for a weekend getaway with the kids. They have a splash pad and playground which my kids enjoyed. The family pool is four feet deep which is also ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 08 May 2018

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel near Legoland California

Close to airport

You'll find Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Legoland California within 2 miles (3 km) of this Carlsbad hotel. Flower Fields of Carlsbad and The Crossings at Carlsbad are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2019

2 outdoor pools, 2 spa tubs, and a fitness center are all featured at this Mediterranean hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and perks like free self parking and a free beach shuttle.

WiFi, balconies

The 90 guestrooms boast modern comforts like TVs with DVD players, WiFi, and wired Internet. Other amenities include balconies, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$148* Per night/room Oct 13 - Oct 14

Family Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Condo, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

Everyone (11) Family (4)
2 out of 5
The construction is a mess. Having families walking through a construction zone isn’t safe..... screws on the floor, dust, unfinished tile, sparks from welding.... there was only one path from the parking garage to our room, the part of the hotel near the construction should not be open. In the shower there was an A/C overflow pipe that drained into it, I have never seen this in a hotel before. The family pool was nice, but I question the cleanliness. They had everyone get out of the pool for 5 minutes while they cleaned a mysterious pile of what looked like poop up, but they only swept it up off the splash pad, no further scrubbing, cleaning or explanation. Im sure the property will be nice after the construction, but I will take my money else where next time we stay in the area.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice property. Construction going on but they handled it well. Granddaughters only complaint was no snack machines after a long day of swimming and activities. She loved everything else including the rabbits in the yard and towel rabbit in our room.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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4 out of 5
The lobby is under construction and other areas of the resort, otherwise all are ok. Buffet breakfast was great.

Posted by , from Minnesota on May 12, 2019

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4 out of 5
Location was great. Construction posed a few challenges. Great kids amenities. Nice that on site restaurant delivered to rooms. Comfortable beds.

Posted by on May 6, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

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3 out of 5
Wished they would of allowed earlier check in. Most hotels and resorts allow at least half an hour to hour early check in

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
This hotel needs renovation badly. Especially just basic things like the carpet. It is old and disgusting. Not clean to feel comfortable barefoot in your room. Otherwise great location next to Legoland and heated pools and spa, great for kids.

Posted by , from Saratoga, CA on Dec 30, 2018

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4 out of 5
Went for a weekend getaway with the kids. They have a splash pad and playground which my kids enjoyed. The family pool is four feet deep which is also a plus. Just wish they would repair the peeling metal/paint on the splash pad fixtures. The slide could use some more grip tape so kids do not slip so easily. The hotel is a 10 minute walk across the street to legoland which was great. There is an adult pool if you travel without kids. Karl Strauss is in the same parking lot as hotel we ordered for pick up and ate in our room. There is a Starbucks a short distance away, the Flower Fields are right there as well along with the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for shopping. Cons on staying here is the condo rooms check in are 5pm and check out is at 10 am. And we had to trouble getting back into our room with two sleeping kids due to the keys being faulty at 9pm which was not fun.

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on May 8, 2018

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2 out of 5
Auful stay, the housekeeping was lousy, the hotel was dirty and very noisy.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

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5 out of 5
Great hotel!! Other than it doesn't have a bar. I would totally stay here again!!

Posted by , from fairfield,ca on May 27, 2017

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About the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

Location 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Business center
  • Lobby
  • Meeting facilities
  • Select guestrooms

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

As a guest of Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel, you'll find 2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs along with a sauna, a fitness center, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel. An area shuttle within 0.00 km is available for a fee. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel was completed in September 2019. This Mediterranean Carlsbad hotel is smoke free.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1999
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (52 km / 32.3 mi)
  • Train station: Carlsbad Village Station (7.2 km / 4.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; area shuttle within 0.00 km available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in and -out times at this property vary by room type. Hotel rooms have a check-in time of 4 PM and a check-out time of 11 AM. Condo suites have a check-in time of 5 PM and a check-out time of 10 AM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Long-term renters welcome. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Long-term renters welcome.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Number of children who can stay free - 6

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 22.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 22.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 6 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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