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MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort 3.5

Carlsbad, California, United States

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Pros

  • Next to Legoland; attractions, shops, and restaurants within walking distance
  • Most rooms have updated full kitchens and balconies
  • Full-service spa
  • Two outdoor pools with two whirlpools
  • Fitness center with an array of equipment, and TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking

Cons

  • Some rooms receive noise from Legoland
  • One pool is unheated

Bottom Line

The MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort is an upper-middle-range timeshare property with 208 rooms and a private entrance to Legoland. A golf course, shopping center, and restaurants are within walking distance, but a car is best for those who plan to leave the property. Rooms are large with full kitchens and balconies, but there’s nothing spectacular about them, and some receive noise from Legoland. The property includes two pools, only one of which is heated, and two oddly shaped whirlpools that are open year round. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available throughout the resort, and there is an airport shuttle for a fee.

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Scene

An updated timeshare property on 43 acres

Well-manicured grounds set the stage for this updated but somewhat average timeshare property. The expansive 43 acres keeps the area quiet, even when it’s full and the lobby looks more like a clubhouse than a hotel. Even though the lobby area is large, it’s mostly looks empty with basic tan tile floors, a traditional wood front desk, and black couches near large windows. Potted plants and stone columns add some interest, and there are many seating areas. Coffee, tea, and water are available. The property is clean and modern, outside there's a circular fire pit surrounded by brown wicker chairs topped with striped canary-yellow pillows. 

Location

Adjacent to Legoland; need car if leaving the property

The MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort is next to Legoland, with its own private entrance. Restaurants and shops around Legoland are within walking distance, as are attractions such as the Sea Life Aquarium and the Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course. The Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Carlsbad Flower fields are a three-minute drive from the hotel. A car is needed for guests who plan to visit sights aside from Legoland.

Rooms

Stylish yet unspectacular with full kitchens and balconies

All rooms, except the Studios, are suite-style with separate living and sleeping quarters. Tan and red sofa beds and pink-toned walls look ho-hum, while the striped curtains and red bed runners add a bit of interest. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, microwaves, coffeemakers, and sinks, while bigger rooms have full-size refrigerators, iPod docking stations, and CD players underneath the cabinets. Full kitchens feature red/brown granite countertops that match the bathrooms, as well as dishwashers and range ovens. Balconies with black chairs provide views in some rooms, while others look out at parking lots. Some guests also mention noise from the rides and crowds at Legoland. Most bathrooms include separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers with tan tile. Showers are large with glass doors, and there are Peter Thomas Roth toiletries

Features

Two outdoor pools and whirlpools; free Wi-Fi and parking

Two outdoor pools and whirlpools are open year round, but only one of the pools is heated. There are rentable cabanas with seating, flat-screen TVs, and fans. Outdoor amenities include a ping-pong table, pool table, and fire pit with couches.

The on-site restaurant, Twenty/20 Grill and Wine Bar, is shared with another property -- it has nice views of the Pacific Ocean. This is a timeshare, and there are recreational activities for kids, wine tastings for adults, and tours of the city. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available, in addition to a fitness center. The hotel has room service and concierge services, and a small business center in the lobby. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

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Address

1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, California 92008, United States

Phone

(760) 828-4520

Also Known As

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa

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