My husband and I, along with our 4 year old daughter, stayed at the Carlsbad Inn for 2 nights in September. We had a great time and would have loved to stay longer. The staff was extremely friendly, room was as expected, price was reasonable for accommodations, and grounds were awesome! The beach is a very short walk down a flight of stairs, across a small ally, then down a second flight of stairs which worked great for us. The pool was nice and we loved that we were able to use beach gear (towels, toys, etc) free of charge. There was a nice little cafe across the street along with a gas station for drinks and snacks. We genuinely enjoyed the casual atmosphere and friendliness of the hotel and the staff. We hope to return to this hotel!