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Carlsbad's West Inn & Suites Earns Spot on 2013 Tripadvisor's Top 25
Small Hotels & Motels for Families in the U.S.

Independent Boutique Hotel is Only San Diego Hotel and One of Two Hotels in California to Make the List

CARLSBAD, CA. – February 20, 2013 - West Inn & Suites was chosen as one of the Top 25 Small Hotels & Motels for Families in the United States by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards.

Based on millions of reviews collected in a single year covering more than 650,000 hotels, West Inn & Suites placed #19 out of 25. The independently owned and operated 86-room hotel was the only San Diego hotel and one of only two California hotels to make the list.

Since opening in 2006, West Inn & Suites has consistently ranked #1 out of 32 hotels in Carlsbad placing ahead of chain hotels such as the Sheraton, Park Hyatt Aviara and the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa.  

“Winning this award five years in a row is a true testament to our ongoing commitment and investment in our employee training programs to be able to consistently deliver extraordinary customer service,” said Kim Akers, vice president of West Hospitality.  “To find this level of service at a $159 price point is a rare combination.”

Located within a five minute drive to Legoland and two blocks from the beach, West Inn & Suites differentiates itself by providing competitive rates which include everything from complimentary shuttle service anywhere in Carlsbad, hot breakfast, and parking to wine tastings and cookies and milk at night for guests. In addition, all of the rooms offer king size beds with many suites incorporating two king beds and a separate sleeping area with a queen sleeper sofa.  On-property amenities such as two restaurants, a gas station, and its own dog park for pet friendly guests, add to the convenient location for Carlsbad visitors.
For the complete 2013 Travelers’ Choice list, go to
About West Inn & Suites
West Inn & Suites is an 86-room independent boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail with a classic style.  Located in Carlsbad, California, the coastal North San Diego County location is within a five minute walk to the beach and five minute drive to area attractions such as Legoland, world-renown golf courses, shopping and restaurants.  West Inn & Suites is part of Carino Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and is a pet friendly hotel. Unique on-property amenities include its own dog park, complimentary shuttle service, and trained concierges with unique specialities including:  The Kids Ring Leader - prepped with area activity suggestions from a childʼs perspective. Everything from where to find the best hot fudge sundae to insider tips on visiting Legoland. The Romance Advisor - can plan the perfect date night, map out the best romantic spots to view the sunset, or arrange an intimate wedding.  The Sports Enthusiast - can arrange morning yoga sessions on the beach, naturalist-led walks of the area lagoons, kayaking, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Please visit us at

Hilary Townsend
Townsend Public Relations


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