Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: The Changing Face of Carlsbad Village - A New Marriott Hotel

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The Changing Face of Carlsbad Village - A New Marriott Hotel

The Changing Face of Carlsbad Village

A New Hotel on Carlsbad Boulevard


Carlsbad Village continues to change, and not surprisingly given the economy but also the popularity year-round of our seaside town in North San Diego County.


SpringHIll Suites Hotel by Marriott in Carlsbad Village


Out for a morning walk after breakfast in the Village at Cafe Elysa, we went our usual route along the Coast Road with terrific beach and ocean views, and walked by the new Marriott Hotel (SpringHill Suites) being built across the street from the ocean.


I still haven't gotten used to the idea, despite driving or walking by often over the last several years it's been in the construction phase. This 104-room hotel takes the place of the Armenian Cafe, part of the face of Carlsbad Village for 27 years, and the Surf Motel.


Residential construction has been steady, too, beginning in 2015 and 2016 with new townhomes at SummerHouse and Seagrove, and the recently completed (and almost sold out, with 2 remaining) single-story luxury condos at Grand Madision.


And it continues with new construction condos and townhomes and more in process at Madison Walk, BeachWalk, Carlyle Carlsbad Village, and other small enclaves of new town homes near the Village or the ocean (prices range from the $600s to the $2.8 millions) now selling.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • September 08 2019 06:22PM



Progress keeps going and going. Hopefully congestion in the streets won't spoil the charm of your beautiful area.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 10 months ago

Good afternoon Jeff Dowler, CRS - yes, indeed it is progress and hope the changes are well planned.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 10 months ago

Jeff, Marriott is an excellent hotel chain.  This should be a big benefit to your area.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 10 months ago

Hi Jeff... sounds like many parts of Charlotte... new hotels and developments popping up everywhere you look!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 10 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

It does indeed. On the one hand we need more residential and commercial space, and no doubt the town will benefit, but sometimes it’s hard to see the changes. The City has been working on modifications to their overall plan for development and hopefully everything is being done in a planful way, especially with regard to traffic and parking.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 10 months ago

I hope so, too Grant Schneider . There are other changes afoot that I know about, too!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 10 months ago

Hi George Souto 

I’ve stayed in plenty of Marriotts over the years, although not this particular brand. Certainly some rooms are going to have some wonderful views, and it right on the edge of the downtown area - no car needed!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 10 months ago

Hi Nina Hollander 

Well, from all I have heard Charlotte is really booming. And I have certainly seen lots of building in other areas where I have traveled.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) 10 months ago

Jeff - I feel your pain. We love Delray Beach (even though we left) but it is suffering some growing pains and progress. When we left a huge iPic was going up a block off Atlantic Avenue. Residents were concerned about the traffic and parking. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 10 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS - As an aging Nation, construction is everyone, including Flower Mound. Infrastructure definitely needs it. New buildings/hotels? It's a change from the familiar. I think what sells Carlsbad is its views. I hope that is something that doesn't change, especially for those who have enjoyed it without living in high rises. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 10 months ago

Morning Jeff.

I'm actually staying at a Marriott later this month.  It's a great chain

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 10 months ago

It is always sad to see businesses go away that we always enjoyed, especially when they are small-town Mom and Pop operations.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 10 months ago