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HGVC Carlsbad locations Which do you recomend?

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by gunner13734, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. gunner13734

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    I am planning a trip to San Diego next year and plan on staying at 1 of the 3 Carlsbad locations. I am traveling with my parents, wife, and 11 year old son. We will be staying in a 2 bedroom unit.
    It looks like there are 3 resorts:
    Carlsbad Seapointe
    Grand Pacific Palisades
    HGVC Marbrisa

    Any thoughts or recommendations on which to choose? or any I should avoid? Thank You!
     
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    Marbrisa if you plan on going to Lego land. Also marbrisa is closest to hgvc standards.

    Grand pacific palisades is also close to legoland but you have to cross a busy street and resort is nice but not as nice as marbrisa for amenities such as pool.

    Seapointe is closest to ocean.

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    I would rate them:
    1 Marbrisa phase 2. ( Proximity to Super Pool and LL)
    2 Seapointe. (Proximity to beach and Coaster station)
    3 Marbrisa phase 1. ( Older pool some units above road, some below)
    4 Palisades ( Never stayed here but took a tour, older pool)


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    Seapointe is my favorite. Across the street from the ocean and lots of on site activities. However, no food close by and no convenience store on site. There are separate adult and family pool areas.

    Marbrisa is very spread out. It has a Sheraton Hotel in the middle of it which has a restaurant.

    Grand Pacific Palisades has separate family and adult only pool areas. It's very lively and the first thing that comes to mind when I think about it is loud running around children.

    Since you'll have an 11 year old, I would suggest Marbrisa so that he doesn't feel left out by not being allowed to access the adult only pool areas at the other 2 resorts. While the family pools are fun, if he is mature for his age, he may not like being around the running around loud kids.
     
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    We stayed close by a few years ago at Villa LaBerge (RCI trade) and I checked them all out. I have not stayed yet at any of them, but this was my impression (random order):
    1) Seapointe - right across from the beach, best location, the coaster train runs right behind it. Villa LaBerge did not have A/C and we were there in Sept when it was warm so the windows were open - and it sounded like the train was in our room while they blasted the horn each time they came thru. Somebody who was stayed at SeaPointe could comment on the noise - I just think our situation was a bad combination. The rooms were fine - but not as nice as Marbrisa.
    2) Palisades - not as far as Marbrisa, you could get somewhat of a view with a plus room. Again, the rooms were fine - but not as nice as Marbrisa.
    3) Marbisa - very nice property, far enough away any view was a glimpse. Very beautiful property and next to LegoLand.

    So it really depends on what you want. I personally would try SeaPointe since it is the best location, but I would poll our good fellow tuggers about the noise issue before I made a decision.
     
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    I’ve stayed at Marbrisa (before the new phase) and Grand Pacific Palisades(GPP). I have owned at GPP since 2012 with an option of 8400 HGVC Points.

    Ever since I have owned GPP we have only stayed there. For kids (I have two boys) it is just about perfect. Lots of activities, their own pool and splash area and Legoland a short walk away. We will once again be back to GPP in 2019. That makes it every year of ownership, 7 years total, of choosing GPP over HGVC Points. As our boys are getting older we will do something with our HGVC Points eventually, maybe 2020. Until then, we will continue to enjoy GPP.

    Edited to add - when I first purchased the rooms were dated. However, it has been refurbished twice since then. Most recently with added wood like flooring and stainless steel appliances. The beds have always been top notch, very comfortable.
     
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    If proximity to Legoland matters, I would recommend Marbrisa’s new phase, near Captain’s Cove. My family and friends stayed there over Labor Day weekend and had a great time. Beautiful property!
     

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