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Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: CARLSBAD
  • Distance From Hotel: 3.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-07:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



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What's Nearby

What's Nearby

South Carlsbad State Beach
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI
Distance From Hotel:1.5MI
Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Distance From Hotel:1.5MI
Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack
Distance From Hotel:8.0MI



  • Number of parking spaces:132
  • Car Parking Available
  • Our property provides complimentary 24 hour parking to all our guests.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Total number of rooms:120
  • Total number of suites:22
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:48
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:72
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:120
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3
An 8 minute walk to the beach and located just a short distance from LegoLand and Carlsbad's business centers, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is your best choice when visiting Carlsbad. Whether you’re coming to Carlsbad for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is your personal retreat. You’ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as the Express Start breakfast and our Fitness Center will make sure
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An 8 minute walk to the beach and located just a short distance from LegoLand and Carlsbad's business centers, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is your best choice when visiting Carlsbad. Whether you’re coming to Carlsbad for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is your personal retreat. You’ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as the Express Start breakfast and our Fitness Center will make sure you start your day out right. High speed Internet will allow you to send photos of the fun day you just enjoyed to loved ones or allow you to get that email sent to close that business deal. Plush towels and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night. You can take a dip in our pool or spa, reflecting on the day that was or the day that will be. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is a favorite for business and leisure visitors to Carlsbad and we want to become your favorite too.
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This is a stunning hotel with several rooms offering ocean views. Start your morning with our Express Start breakfast in the dramatic atrium dining area with a dazzling view of the pool. Then enjoy the short, 8 minute walk to the beach, where you can simply relax or challenge the waves on your surfboard. Take advantage of our high speed Internet access throughout the hotel to stay connected.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 158 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 THE BEST Where do I begin… I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in hotels. This hotel lets me speechless; I simply cannot say enough good things about this hotel. The things that are important to me are safety, cleanliness and friendliness. This Holiday Inn meets and in most cases excels in all areas. Every hotel employee I came in contact with, including the maintenance personnel, the house keepers, food service personnel, the front desk people were extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, Mike’s name is the only one I can remember because he was usually at the front desk when I came down; again every one of them was professional and friendly. I must ensure I mention that they have new treadmills in their fitness room, which I appreciated. I am sure the hotel manager will appreciate this comment. Then its location to Camp Pendleton is perfect. I just wish ALL hotels followed the example of this hotel, when it comes to interfacing with their customers, helpfulness and overall level of professionalism and courteously. July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very good place to stay We had a great stay at the Oceanside Holiday inn. The staff was very good and the sleeping conditions were peaceful. the close proximity to the seafood places were in walking distance. Very enjoyable stay July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Times in Oceanside My family is used to 4 and 5 star time shares and hotels from when I was employed by a fortune 500 company. Since taking a job with a non-profit we have tried to keep up our tradition of family vacations at the beach... but every time it has been horrible. Either the hotel was nice but far from the beach or it was on the beach and a hole in the wall. Traveling a little north of San Diego and fining this Holiday Inn was the solution to all that. It is a nice property, 10 min walk from the beach AND a Joe's Crab Shack (score!) and they are SUPER welcoming of families. We have 6 people in our family so we almost always feel like we are putting the staff of a hotel out just by showing up and trying to get everyone in one room But the staff at this Holiday Inn was great. They let us take our older kids in the fitness center, Let the younger ones all eat for free at the resturant even hooked them all up with stuffed animals one morning. Also one day as we were headed to the beach the lady at the front desk told us "hey if you are tired later and don't want to walk back from the beach, give us a call we can come get you." How cool is that? The manager's reception was nice and my wife and I felt safe leaving our eldest in charge and having an hour to ourselves with free drinks and appraisers. Anyway, this Holiday in is super cool and the staff is on par with any 5 star resort we have ever stayed at. If you want to be treated like you are royalty but not shell out the $$$ this place is a good pick. Sure it's a Holiday Inn, but I found myself forgetting we were not at a resort more than once because of how well we were treated and how accommodating the staff was. July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay pros- I would recommend this hotel! It was safe, nice, fairly quiet, decent sized rooms ( bathrooms are a little small), the FREE wifi in the the room was easy to access, adequate parking, walking distance to the beach and restaurants, VERY friendly staff, free coffee and tea at all hours, great bar, restaurant,( again very friendly staff) good food, we had to print some tickets and the computers were easy to use, I can not same enough nice things. cons- The pool was a little small, but enough rooms, hot tub was too hot, but it was all clean, and plenty of towels. I had called in advance worried that the train would be noisy, but I was assured that there would be no issue and there was not. What a GREAT stay! July 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Service Visited Oceanside during a business trip 6-14 July. The hotel staff were excellent. The bar manager, Taylor, makes you feel at home and has plenty of suggestions for things to do in the area. I will definitely be staying here in the future. July 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay. Would be nice if complimentary breakfast was included for the price. Other than that, great stay. WOuld be 5 stars if complimentary breakfast was included. July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing staff! Everyone here is attentive and exta friendly. THe location was close to the harbor with the beach close by and plenty of things to do. July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best experience with our 3-year-old triplets I never write reviews, but this place is worth a great one. We came for our triplets' 3rd birthday on June 10th. Although it was certainly a busy time of year for the hotel, we never knew it. The staff was extremely attentive, and even sent up cookies and small toys for the triplets' birthday. Room service was excellent, and so was the food. I ordered steak both nights because it was so darn good the first night - perfectly cooked and quickly delivered! The room was large and very comfortable for the 5 of us, and the staff quickly brought up extra towels after our trip to the beach. The walk to the beach can't be beat - it's a wonderful path that goes under the train tracks, and right through all the shops and restaurants. The beach is a hidden gem, not overly busy, with a cool rock wall to explore. We had the trip of a lifetime, and have booked our second stay already! July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful rooms. Exceeded expectationsx We travelled with our 5 children and my mother. Had 2 Queen rooms across the hall from each other. The rooms were more roomy than expected with excellent storage available for food for the kids to snack on. The walk to the beach - the shops and the restaurants was short and not bad at all. We used the pool and jacuzzi every evening and they were very nice and not too busy. My son and I used the work out room and while small - was definitely adequate for our vacation needs. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome even when returning from the beach sunburned - sandy and worn out. It was a VERY enjoyable stay in a beautiful hotel. We plan to return next year...if not sooner. July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Large room with kitchen area We loved the spacious room. It even had a little kitchen area with a sink, mini fridge and microwave. We wished it was a little closer to the beach but it was only a short walk away. However, you did have to walk down a dirt path and through a parking lot to get to the marina and then the beach. We would definitely stay here again. July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another Awesome Stay! This was my second trip to Camp Pendleton area this year. I again choose the Holiday Inn! The staff continue to excel in putting their best foot forward when taking care of their guests. For me, I can truly consider the Holiday Inn near Camp Pendleton my, "home away from home"! Thanks again for a wonderful stay! PS Kudos to the morning breakfast and housekeeping staff! July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Top Notch Service All in our small reunion group were made comfortable from the start. We were well taken care of. I have absolutely no complaints. June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 AWESOME Front Desk Staff are FANTASTIC. So nice, I would come down EVERY morning to get coffee and it would be out and the front desk JUMPED in to help me, they saved my life. I am not a happy person without my coffee...LOL Staff are always smiling and so nice to my daughters! Ask them how their day was and listen to them, so kind! Thank you all for such a wonderful stay. June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff; clean rooms Was especially impressed with Francois and Mike at the front desk. They were knowledgeable, friendly and willing to accommodate. Rooms couldn't have been cleaner or in better shape. Linens were excellent. We left a large tip for housekeeping since we were so impressed with their service. June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent hotel and staff We stayed at this hotel for a reunion and used the conference room for our hospitality room. The desk and kitchen staff were friendly and helped us with anything we asked for. We also found the room to be clean and spacious. This was actually one of the best Holiday Inns I've stayed at. For our purposes, the location was ideal and nice that it was walking distance to the restaurants at the harbor. June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Not the best looking area, but the hotel is great! I needed a room for one night in the area and the Holiday Inn met my needs. The room was large and appeared updated. It was a nice stay - just wish I could've enjoyed more of the facility. June 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean hotel and great service. The hotel was very clean and smelled fresh. The staff was courteous and quick to help if you needed anything. There was fresh fruit and the reception desk at all times so you could have a healthy snack. June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Huge rooms and comfy beds. We loved our stay at Holiday Inn Oceanside, we were in California along with several family members for our sons wedding. The rooms were very clean and huge. We only ate breakfast there, it was good. Lots to do within walking distance, marina/beach/food/shopping - we will definitely be coming back. June 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service I was very pleased with the hotel the service and the location close to everywhere i needed to go. I felt comfortable and safe while I was there I came to watch my daughter graduate high school I had a great time. I June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff were professional and treated me well. Very courteous staff. Made me feel welcome. Close to beaches, Del Mar at Camp Pendleton and local sea food resturants. June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Holiday location We studied this Motel on the Internet and found that it was an accurate presentation. We truly enjoyed all its facilities and its location gave us security, comfort and convenience. June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable, clean, great staff This was a very well run, clean comfortable hotel, with the front staff exceptionally helpful. It is well located and within easy walking distance to a choice of restaurants in the harbour.. June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect location Stayed here for a surf contest and found it be very affordable and staff provided us with excellent. Service. Restaurant had reasonable prices and food was very good. I have booked it again for a return event in August. June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Extended Stay! I stayed at this established for an extended period of time while working at Camp Pendleton. I can honestly say that it was the best hotel experience that I've had in my life! Geoffrey has a world class team that always accommodated my every need. Joanne, Sevrine, Emily, Michael, Francois, Steve, Taylor, Katrina, Tyler, Alex, Pilar, Laura, Kelly and Pepe made me feel at home and were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has wonderful food and the bar has a lively atmosphere. The housekeeping staff kept a very clean room and room service always came in a prompt manner. The swimming pool and hot tub were clean and there is a great rooftop area to relax after a hard day's work. I would definitely recommend this establishment to any weary traveler and look forward to staying there again on my next visit to Southern California. June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by friendly staff staff were very good. they were friendly and attentive to my needs June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great lobby staff Always cheerful and happy to great you. Their outstanding personalities went well beyond normal expectations and put a smile on my face leaving and returning. June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great location, excellent price! The room was huge and had everything you might need in a hotel room, fridge, two sinks, huge shower. The lobby was very clean and the staff were great. The room had a strange odor and there was a small stain on one of the furniture pieces, but it may have just been that room. I would visit again. June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location Excellent location if you are accessing Camp Pendleton. Also, pier and seafood close by. Nice bar area, small, but nice. Hotel staff are great. June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Room and Great Staff Originally, i considered other hotel properties in the area but chose this one because i am very familiar with the area and liked its closeness to the Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside Beaches and highway 5, It was a very pleasant experience and the staff was very attentive and friendly. I would definetely stay here again! May 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service Good place to stay and eat when working in Camp Penalton May 30, 2014
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