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“directly on the superb beach! location, location, location!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach Terrace Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Neufeld an der Leitha, Austria
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“directly on the superb beach! location, location, location!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We spent the last days of 2012 in this wonderful hotel directly on the beach! Management so helpful and nice,Thank you MIke for all your assistance!! the hotel is so beautiful, pool at beach a dream! it is a real jewel! We spent 2 weeks in different locations in California, very nice places and beaches but there is only one where we are definitely sure to go back as soon as possible. The city center of Carlsbad is just few blocks away, easy to walk there and so nice and welcoming. We went to Dana Point from there and down to San Diego, we went to the nice Shopping Mall and really everything is so nearby. This is how we Austrians imagine a hotel in California.. A dream came true!!

Room Tip: take a beach view!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed here from 12-30-2012 to 1-3-2013. This was my first visit to California and wanted to stay right on the beach...was not dissappointed. Great location! The rooms here are very spacious, very clean and the staff more than accommodating...I didn't have my room serviced each day and by the 2nd day they placed a large basket with extra towels and toiletries..That was a first from any hotel I've ever stayed in...I will definitely stay here again and would HIGHLY recommend choosing Beach Terrace Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SURREY HILLS
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you can, stay at this wonderful, peaceful, paradise on the coast. We had a queen ocean view on level 3 around pool area (room 60). The view, the sound of the ocean and the perfect setting made for the most relaxing and wonderful stay. The complimentary breakfast in the guest room was fantastic - sitting outside on the rocking chairs enjoying the sound of the ocean, the sun, watching the dolphins enjoy the force of the great ocean whilst sipping on nice coffee while enjoying breakfast was the best way to start the day. Beds were the best I had slept on and even our 8 year old son said when his head hit the pillow he just fell asleep. Bathroom facilities were good and roomy with a private loo inside the bathroom. The view was unbelievable and the heated pool was nice, the day beds around the pool deck also a wonderful touch. Check in and Check out was very smooth with friendly staff. We were lucky that on check in (we had traveled from Australia into LAX arriving at 7.05am and then got car and head straight down the coast arriving around 11.00) a room was available so we were able to get into our room straight away. A walk along the beach was so relaxing. A fantastic beach front hotel that if you can pay for a ocean view/front room it is well worth the extra. Our only regret - we didn't stay here longer . . . . . .perhaps we could retire here . . . . . . nice dream.

Room Tip: Ocean View and Ocean Front are the best bet. we had room 60 overlooked pool (not on pool level) and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tucson, az.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed here on 1-27-2103. It is a nice location on the beach. we stayed in a beach-front room, and were happy with the views, and cleanliness of the room. This time of year it is cold at night and needed to turn the heat on. To our amazement, the wall unit did not produce any heat. I called the front office, and they stated there was a portable space heater in the closet. We had to huddle around the space heater to stay warm. For 280.00 dollars per night, i would expect a working heating and air conditioning unit. The staff did NOT mention this at the time of booking.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mtadame, Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns about our hotel. Know we have already completed the installation of brand new heating and airconditioning units to the entire building you stayed in. Here at the beach, the salt air does erode the quality and capability of all equipment quite rapidly. We hope you may return and cozy up to a warm room while watching the surf come in.

We sincerely apologize for failing to advise you of the heating circumstances at time of reservation and hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards.
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Roseville, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were very pleased with our accommodations at the Beach Terrace Inn. Our room was right on the beach and we had the best weather. This hotel has great customer service. I especially liked Mike at the front desk. He was so nice on the phone when I made the reservation and when we checked in. The hotel is within walking distance of many places to eat and the train or if you just wanted to take a walk along the beach. The continental breakfast was very good.
I recommend this hotel and would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This cute, upscale inn is located on the beach, a great location blocks from Carlsbad Village. We enjoyed a romantic getaway in our oceanfront king suite and we loved watching the waves from our room. The sound of the ocean was so soothing, a perfect getaway. The staff and service were great. Our room was amazing, large, great balcony, huge bathroom, large sitting area, perfect to have guests come chat and enjoy the view before heading out for dinner at one of the local restaurants. Everything was in walking distance, great shops, food and drinks, and our room was right on the beach so we could hot tub and walk on the beach at night. We can't wait to come back to the Beach Terrace Inn!

Room Tip: Get an oceanfront king, you won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nevada City, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Wonderful hotel right on the beach in this exclusive northern section of Carlsbad. The tripadvisor upgrade is a real plus. Service is fantastic. Very large sleeping room, with sitting area, balcony, comfortable bed, great pillow selection and a beautiful bathroom. Too chilly to use the pool when I was there but it is a very inviting area. No room service but lots of great restaurants within walking distance.Nice continental breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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