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Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County 3.0

Carlsbad, California, United States

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Pros

  • All rooms are suites, with full kitchens and granite countertops
  • Small outdoor pool and hot tub, and ping-pong table
  • Free hot breakfast, and weekday dinner and drinks
  • Free scheduled area shuttle service, Wi-Fi, and parking
  • 24-hour on-site convenience store
  • Across the street from the airport, but within driving distance of attractions
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • Airport location makes a car necessary
  • Some rooms are dark and noisy
  • Dining area can get crowded 
  • Restrictions on size of pets

Bottom Line

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County is a mid-range, 145-all-suite hotel located across from the McClellan-Palomar Airport. All suites feature full kitchens, and separate sleeping and living quarters. Free services include a hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, dinner buffet (this can get quite crowded) and drinks during the week, and grocery shopping. There’s a small fitness center with a handful of equipment, a small outdoor pool and hot tub, and a business center with meeting rooms.

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Scene

A polished and homey suite hotel

Next to the airport, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad has a  bright lobby with plants and a wood front desk. Lovely wood floors cover the lobby, and a large, two-sided stone fireplace adds coziness. The fireplace also serves the on-site restaurant, the Lodge. A TV hangs over the eating side of the fireplace, and large windows near the ceiling provide natural light. Gray-red-and-tan patterned carpeting runs throughout the restaurant, complementing the red-patterned chairs with beach artwork on the walls. Tan speckled granite countertops and hanging chandeliers dress up the room a bit.

Location

Next to airport, about a 10-minute drive to the Carlsbad Outlet Mall

In the same parking lot as the Hampton Inn and adjacent to the McClellan-Palomar Airport is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County. Although the location may be a plus for business travelers and those on layovers, tourists will need a car to get to most attractions, restaurants, and shops. Legoland, the Sea Life Aquarium, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and the Flower Fields of Carlsbad are all about a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Rooms

Large with full kitchens and granite countertops

Nice wood floors cover the fully equipped kitchens at this Homewood Suites. Kitchens include full-size refrigerators, dishwashers, two-burner stoves, toasters, microwaves, coffeemakers, and black granite countertops. All suites have sofa beds in the living area, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs in both the bedrooms and living rooms. Striped area rugs complement pinkish couches with red pillows. Rooms are soundproofed, but some guests complain about exterior noise from the airport, and dim lighting. Bathrooms have the same black granite countertops as the kitchens, and are decorated in tan wallpaper that looks like bamboo. They have shower/tub combos, and Neutrogena toiletries. 

Features

Free hot breakfast, dinner buffet and drinks during, Wi-Fi, and area shuttle

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County stands out for its many free services: a hot breakfast with waffles, fruit, eggs, and oatmeal, and a dinner buffet with beers during the week (this understandably gets crowded).

A free scheduled shuttle takes guests to destinations within a five-mile radius of the hotel, which also provides a free grocery shopping service. There's a small pool with a hot tub, a business center with meeting rooms, and a ping-pong table, along with free Wi-Fi and parking. There's also a 24-hour on-site convenience store.

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Address

2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, California 92011-1553, United States

Phone

1-760-431-2266

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