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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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Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are a family of four that travelled around California this summer. Beach Terrace Inn is the hotel we liked the best. Great room, nicely decorated, very large with two king beds, beautiful bathroom, right on the beach. Very friendly staff and nice breakfast room overlooking the beach. Judging from what the place looked like and the friendly and helpful... More

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Santa Barbara
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights last week and loved every minute. Not a fancy resort with poolside bars, etc, but a really nice room (we splurged for the ocean front--highly recommended), great beach access, a small but nice pool area, good breakfast, and short walk to all restaurants, shops, and activities in Carlsbad. We didn't even get in the car once.... More

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is much to love about this place, but there are some negatives, and for the price, they're a little surprising. First, the positives: the people who work there are friendly and professional. You're right on the sand, and can fall asleep to the sound of waves breaking right outside your door. The rooms are gigantic. Beds and pillows comfortable.... More

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Thank you for being one of our valued repeat guests. We sincerely appreciate you selecting our hotel when a few lazy days are needed right on the beach! Your highlight of Mike, our pool and guest service concierge is certainly right on, he does a great job and loves meeting all of our guests! The mention of stairs here is... More

Bethlehem, PA, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great beachfront hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. We really enjoyed our five days at this inn. The continental breakfast time was extended to 11 am so you didn't have to get up early and it was plentiful. Rooms were very spacious and the location can't be beat. The ocean view was wonderful from our balcony;... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has everything you need, from umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards and towels for the beach. Breakfast was fresh and just enough to start the day. Loved the coffee! Only draw back was that you had to request fresh linens daily.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled for the second summer in a row to this beautifful location. Although there are stairway paths to the pool and the beach our elderly parents absolutely enjoyed their Pool Terrace view with total ocean and pool views!! They could watch the kids boogie board, swim and loved the morning dolphin viewing every morning we were there. They had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Property and Location. Was with family and everyone had a great time. the rooms are big and offer lots of space. The views are great and have easy access to the beach. Walking distance in town is easy and enjoyable.

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Glendale, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third summer visit to BTI. I have been there during other times of the years, but summer is the best. I do not think there is a staff turnover here...another good example of a great place. All of them are very helpful and have a wealth of information about the town itself. They give great recommendations for... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel based on its location and all the great reviews it has. We didn't go wrong. The hotel is right on the beach just as advertised, the rooms look exactly like they do on the website, and the staff is beyond helpful and friendly. My kids enjoyed running from the beach to the pool and my husband... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th summer visit but we have also been here in the winter, spring and fall over the last 4 years. It is hands down our favorite hotel to stay at in Carlsbad. The convenience factor of being right on the beach and within walking distance to the shops of Carlsbad makes it worth it. We always get... More

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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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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad #1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad #1 Family Hotel in Carlsbad #11 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
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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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