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From journal Jam-Packed Family Trip to San Diego
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
February 16, 2004
Disneyland is an hour away. Huntington Beach and many other beaches are an hour away.
The beach at the resort is awesome and there’s lots of surfing activity. There are great restaurants within walking distance. There’s a coffee shop/deli right across the street.
Best Things About the Resort:It's right on the beach, well, down the steps and then there it is. There was a good variety of activities for the guests to participate in, with activities such as Bingo, casino night, art activities, yoga, etc.Resort Experience:This is a beautiful resort. The staff was very nice, knowledgeable, and friendly.
The pool is very warm, but outside, as the pools in California are. There are two whirlpools on the grounds. The grounds are beautiful and kept up nicely.
From journal California Dreamin'
St. Andrews, NB, New Brunswick
July 14, 2003
From journal California Coast
New River, Arizona
May 16, 2004
There were a couple of things we were a little miffed about. One was that they charge you for parking and for local phone calls. If you are staying at a resort like this, parking for one car should be free. We had to pay $5 per day. I don't know who at RCI to propose this to, but I feel that part of having a Gold Crown rating should be that you don't surcharge your guests for every little thing.
The other thing that was a little frustrating is that there is only one small elevator per wing and it was a real struggle to first obtain a luggage cart and then to wait to get onto the elevator to get your stuff up into your room, since everyone seems to be arriving at the same time. Leaving was a little less frustrating since people were departing at varying times.
But once in your room, and all fees aside, this is a very nice place to stay indeed. We would definitely come back again. We enjoyed the complimentary welcome continental breakfast, the pool, and the beach. We did not partake of the many other activities, the adult jacuzzi (which is strictly enforced), the live music on the center lawn (twice), or the on-site restaurant (which seemed very popular).
January 29, 2004
We went on a whale watching tour arranged by the resort, a 40 ft sailing yacht with the four of us plus the "captain". We didn't see any whales but it was a wonderful experience. It sure beat going on one of those huge ships out of San Diego plus fighting with the traffic to get there and back. (We sailed out of Oceanside, about 10 minutes north.) The big ships guarantee that you'll see a whale but how they do it is they give you free tickets to keep coming back until you DO see one. Since most people are only there for a short time, it doesn't cost them anything.
From journal Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort