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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This property is simply wonderful! Quite location & wonderful private beach access. Have been very happy with the 2 Kings oceanfront (often changing our trip to catch the Sun thru Thurs discounted rates) & are very pleased for our small family. Carlsbad itself is lovely, but Beach Terrace Inn makes a few long days at Legoland just perfect for adults... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived by plane in San Diego and took the train [The Coaster] 1 hour up to Carlsbad on 8-21, stayed 4 nights. Beautiful, clean,modern, 600sq' room overlooking the ocean w/big balcony.Comfy bed,great pillows,and coverings,big shower,spacious all around.Took care of by the housekeeper nicely,A+..Front desk staff polite and helpful.Breakfast staff does very nice job.Set up on the beach with chairs,umbrellas,towels,and... More

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel offers huge rooms with terrace just above the beach. We enjoyed sitting outside early morning or during sunset - really nice. What's good: -location directly at the beach -size of rooms -terrace just above the beach -good beds -free parking just opposite the hotel -some restaurants in walking distance (but see below) -free umbrellas and chairs for the beach... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started in room 53 and my wife couldn't sleep because we were right below the breakfast area. Your people were very accommodating, and put us in room 61 which was great. Great job by Stephanie and one other young lady who had to go home ill that day. One thing I have always wanted to mention is that in... More

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Tempe AZ
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply perfect! Literally "on the beach" Stunning views of beach, waves and sunsets. Enormous rooms, great bathrooms. Everything spotless. A staff member never passes you without asking if you need anything. Free use of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, towels. An easy walk to great dining and shopping. Extraordinary restaurants ( Went to "The Land and Water) every day and... More

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a room that faces the ocean. The beauty is, you're right there next to the sand, near the water. The nightmare is, at night, the crashing waves are even louder when things are quiet, and at other resorts, almost impossible to sleep.. So, my first test here was, that sliding door. It was scary quiet!.. Nice!.. No... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Beach Terrace Inn for 2 nights during our stay to San Diego last week. It was a vacation where we stayed in 3 hotels over 5 nights and we wished all of our nights could have been at the Beach Terrace Inn. The staff was very helpful and accommodating regarding all of our requests from the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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  • Continental breakfast(41)
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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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