I’ve traveled to many Southern California beach cities over the past few years. It’s always a pleasure to discover another gem adjacent to the Pacific. This one was found in Carlsbad this past weekend.
Whether you’re looking for an easy family vacation, a quick business trip, or just a kickback beachside experience, The Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach affordably fits the bill. Overlooking the Pacific, respite from the day-to-day drudgery is easily accomplished at this cute beachside property.
I was pleasantly surprised with this cute place. We were lucky to arrive on the day that they were replacing all the mattresses and boy did it make a difference. It was hard to abandon the fluffy bed as Caribbean tunes wafted through the window in the late afternoon. Total relaxation ensued while we watched the tropical foliage dance in rhythm to the music.
The hotel has recently undergone a modest facelift, and the homey modern vibe added to its charm. And the staff? The service at the hotel is impeccable. From detailed directions to the local pharmacy, to the personal touch extended by General Manager Regie Brown, all pistons were firing at this cute place. They clearly aim to please.
Even the menu in the restaurant has been revamped, thanks to the expertise of Ricardo Vargas who added a progressive flair to his menu items. The Shrimp Cocktail is a must, along with the Crab Cakes.
There’s a lot to do in Carlsbad, and the Hilton offers many packages to enhance your travel experience. If beer is your thing, take advantage of the craft brew scene and the cute Carlsbad coastline adjacent to the hotel with the Board and Brew Package. Starting at $169, the package includes overnight accommodations, two bottles of premium San Diego craft beer and a 20 percent discount for surf and paddleboard rentals and lessons at Raw Skin Surf Shack.
Situated so close to Legoland, Hilton’s Family Discount Package is jam-packed with many offerings made for fun in the sun. How about a 15 percent off regular admission to LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park?
Also included is a 15 percent discount for those who want to jet ski, rent kayaks or or try paddle boarding at the lagoon. Also available are bicycle rentals and golf at the renowned Crossings course.
For those who want to park the car, the Hilton offers a complimentary shuttle service that is available within five miles from the property. Head to downtown Carlsbad for a myriad of tasty restaurants, or for those who are into sightseeing, check out the historical Magee House, Carlsbad Flower Fields or other points of interest.
Summer is almost here. Why not book your getaway, before the swell of the crowds beats you too the incredible offerings of the Hilton Garden Carlsbad Beach.
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92011