Carlsbad, California
I like family-run places because, unlike chains, they care. After all, there's nobody in "corporate" who decides what's best for guest (me!) and instead you get people who truly care. The staff at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel care, and it shows.
The rooms are clean and comfortable.
 
I like family-run places because, unlike chains, they care. After all, there's nobody in "corporate" who decides what's best for guest (me!) and instead you get people who truly care. The staff at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel care, and it shows.
 
The rooms are clean and comfortable. It seems like they were updated recently. We checked out other hotels on the Peninsula and this one had just the right blend of being steps away from the beach and awesome restaurants and night-life, yet not being ground zero in all that - so we got some quiet, too. The rooftop deck is awesome because you really can see 360 degrees across to the islands, the ocean, and inland.
I like the little thoughtful touches too of beach umbrellas, chairs, and boogieboards, all for free.
The most important thing to me is feeling comfortable and cared for, and this place has that in accomodating pros. I'll be back.

 

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