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Beach Terrace Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #1 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last week was our second stay at the Beach Terrace Inn in Carlsbad. The rooms are large and very comfortable, most with ocean or partial ocean views. The service is extremely accommodating and friendly. The swimming pool is excellent and the setting right on the beach is great. Highly recommend this hotel.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First the pros: free parking across the road, helpful, pro-active staff, particularly front desk and breakfast room, position, views, proximity to restaurants, stylish foyer. Cons: top price, murky pool, unable to speak to manager for two days re- pool, ( although I was assured my message was passed ), elevator tiny/clunky needs re-furb, walkways, ice machine room could have been... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not be more pleased with the accommodations at this hotel. Spacious room with a great ocean view. Steps to the best almost private beach. Walking distance to shopping & dining. Morning coffee and pastries where fresh. Staff was friendly & hospitable. Will definitely go back!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from the East Coast and came to San Diego for a family wedding. We stayed at the Beach Terrace Inn to enjoy a few days prior to meeting our extended family. We had a blast here. We went to the each each day and listened to the waves crash outside our room, each night. It was romantic and... More

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Seattle, WA
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's start from the location. South of Long Beach there are very few hotels/motels that can claim to be right on the ocean. Most of them have a view but between you and the view there is a road, often a very noisy road and sometime even a train. There is nothing here between you and the ocean. Get an... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had an incredible stay at the Beach Terrace Inn! We were visiting from outside Philadelphia and our entire family had a great vacation together! We loved the HUGE rooms, the pool, being able to go back-and-forth to the beach and being able to walk to all the restaurants and shops! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! We... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When they say they are beachfront they mean it. Just down some stairs and out the door to the sandy beach of Carlsbad. The rooms are clean, well maintained and nice. I do wish the beds were queen and not doubled for a family of four. The included breakfast is nice and two lovely women keep it refreshed and stocked... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time I thoroughly enjoyed my stay weather was great. Towels was a little issue but the hotel was full so understandable. Staff is always pleasant and kind. I did learn that pool view rooms i prefer top or second floor all in all just great

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Los Angeles, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend with the family in July 2014. We wanted a little getaway before the kids started school and we like the cute beach town of Carlsbad. We had considered Palm Springs (ruled out because it was 115 degrees there) and other resorts along the California coast like Laguna (overpriced!). Okay, here's my breakdown! Check-in/Parking: Free parking... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually come to SoCal for a waterfront week after Labor Day but this year complications prevailed and we had to make our pilgrimage before the holiday if we were going to do it at all. Not surprisingly, all our old haunts were full on short notice. The BTI folks works miracles and, while it required 3 different moves, it... More

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  • Ocean views(17)
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Address: 2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
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The only hotel right on the sand along the azure waters of the Carlsbad coast. The luxurious, totally redesigned Beach Terrace Inn is delightfully private and terraced on the sand along Carlsbad State Beach, boasting miles of beautiful beach front. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, walk to dozens of restaurants and nightlife in Carlsbad Village, or lose yourself in flip flops, sand and the sight of dolphins playing in the ocean. Here you are free from cares and free from extra fees with breakfast, parking, WiFi and most services included in the room charge. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while The Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and all of San Diego are 30 minutes away. ... more   less 
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