"Second time we've rented this property, as it's ideal for families planning on spending multiple days at LEGOLAND. So convenient, very walkable to the park, so there is no need to fight the traffic or pay for parking, which comes in handy especially on weekends. LEGOLAND tip: arrive early, the front of the park opens 30-60 minutes early, do some shopping and scope out which rides you want to hit first, before the lines get ridiculously long. The new Chima section of the water park was a big hit with the kids (ages 8 & 10), especially the wave pool.
The property has enough activities for our children, teenagers.... not so much. We loved the fact we could utilize the full kitchen and convenient BBQs on site to prepare our own meals instead of eating out everyday. The family pool closes somewhat early, the 9pm closure was strictly enforced, albeit if you're enjoying the adult pool, it's open to 11pm nightly. The property has some activities daily, usually we'd attend if we found ourselves otherwise unoccupied, the free in room movie nights were too early for us to enjoy.
The location is convenient to anyone flying into San Diego or even John Wayne airports, you're just minutes away from some great beaches and Carlsbad Village (which although small, has some fun shops and dining options).
The Karl Strauss restaurant is adjacent to the property, my family enjoyed the weekend breakfast buffet, I thought it was just okay. Their beers were okay as well, although I'd highly recommend a 20 minute drive east to Stone Brewery & Gardens in Escondido, the food and beer are superior, as is the setting. My kids (8 & 10) loved their craft sodas as well.
North County San Diego is growing rapidly, with that comes some predicable freeway congestion, traffic can be tricky if you're planning on driving to the tourist spots (Zoo, Sea World, etc) Plan accordingly, and you'll enjoy your stay. Better yet, bring your golf clubs for some great courses in the area, visit the beaches in North County, or simply relax in this very nice property."
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: August 19, 2014