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4.2 out of 5

"Great convenient location, comfortable rooms at a fair price " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 25 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Close to airport

Within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Also, Museum of Making Music is within half a mile (1 km) and LEGOLAND® California is within 2 miles (3 km).

Private sand beach

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a gym, and a restaurant. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities are also provided.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$109* Per night/room Feb 12 - Feb 13

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View, Poolside

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Accessible, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (5) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Great convenient location, comfortable rooms at a fair price

Posted by , from Mission Viejo on Sep 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 27, 2022 by Tesh

Good day, Thank you for the wonderful review. Rally appreciate it. We would like to thank you for choosing our property and we hope to see you again in the near future.

5 out of 5
We have stayed here 3 times now, this is our favorite place to stay when coming to Carlsbad. Everything is so close by and convenient and the hotel itself is very nice! The courtyard is nice & our little patio is cute.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 25, 2022 by Tesh

Good day, We would like thank you for staying with us .Really appreciate the feedback. and we are really glad that your stay was up to to mark and we appreciate the loyalty and hope too see you again in the near future.

5 out of 5
We couldn’t get the TV to work and there was no instructions for the AC. Good response when we called for help!!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 5, 2022 by tesh

Good day, I would like to acknowledge the response and appreciate the feedback and we are glad that you had a wonderful stay but we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience regarding the overall inconvenience that occurred.

3 out of 5
I want to start by saying that the staff was incredible. Everyone was very kind and clearly working very hard to do their best and do what they could to make it a positive experience. If I had to sum up our experience, I would say this hotel is a Motel 6 with a paint job. The room was dirty, the on site restaurant closes at 8 or 9 depending on the day, the pool area was gross, and there were no "amenities" to justify the resort fee. However, given the $250 a night fee (about the same as the much nicer hotels around the area) we expected a bit more. There was dust on the toilet, chips in the tub, and dirt on the doors. At the pool, it was filled with dead flies and had fake eye lashes thrown on the deck. Again, I will say that staff was AMAZING doing everything the could do to a great job. We were so grateful for all they did. I hope the huge price tag means that staff is making a comfortable wage because they deserve all of the dollars. It clearly isn't going to making the rooms/pool area nice.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 18, 2022 by Tesh

good day, Thank you for the review really appreciate the feedback. I deeply sorry for the inconvenience regarding the overall expectations of the rooms and overall quality of the room and facilities that we provided are not to mark. We are here to improve the services and overall view of the hotel and make sure this noted and improved.

5 out of 5
We booked a Monday night through Travelocity. Then we decided to come early and booked Sunday directly through the hotel. The front desk was super accommodating hooking the reservations so we didn’t have to move rooms. Nice quick shuttle to Legoland. About a 12 min walk. No bfast on site so BYO or go somewhere.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2022 by Tesh

Good day, Thank you for the wonderful review really appreciate the feedback. We do understand the frustration of no Breakfast, We shall take into deep consideration. We hope to see you again in the near future.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 2, 2022

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff and very nice area, the location is beautiful

Posted by on Mar 23, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2022 by Carlsbad By The Sea Management

Thanks for the great review!

4 out of 5
very nice grounds

Posted by on Feb 14, 2022

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Mar 12, 2022 by Carlsbad By The Sea Management

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We hope we may have the opportunity to serve you again in the future

5 out of 5
Restaurants near by and outlet mall across the street

Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 15, 2022

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offers its guests a children's pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Carlsbad hotel is smoke free.

  • 146 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Train station: Carlsbad Poinsettia Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Beach shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offers 146 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the train station. To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 22 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 35 lbs per pet)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of: Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global); COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC); Safe Travels (WTTC - Global); SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Car not required
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 16
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 75 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Shuttle service
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 22 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.