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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 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience at this wonderful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed a weekend at this hotel and couldn't have had a more wonderful, relaxing experience! The staff was incredible and they made us feel like we were in heaven with the way that they waited on us hand and foot for anything that we needed/asked for. The location of this hotel is perfectly placed ON the beach with a beautiful view of the sunset. I recommend this hotel to anyone that would like to spend a quiet, peaceful time in a flawless hotel! I was so pleased with my decision to stay here and would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed April 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Calexico, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Spent a nice weekend on the beach, it was nice to have direct beach access as well as pool facing the beach. The location is an easy walk to the village and set is in a quiet mostly residential area. Had a two bedded room with courtyard view only. The room was very spacious and well decorated,the beds very comfortable and the bathroom was awesome. The only complaint would be the noise. Ask for a room on a high floor to avoid people walking above as its quite noisy. Breakfast is provided in a very nice breakfast room with incredible views and the lobby was also very well done. Overall a very nice property directly on the beach but comes at a high price that only makes it a decent value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This boutique hotel is directly ON the beach. Seriously, you can’t get any closer to the shoreline in all of So. California, except for maybe Surf & Sand which is 3X the price! The rooms are huge. The staff is extra friendly and helpful. This was an anniversary weekend escape for us, and it was so calming to have a nice glass of wine out on our patio while watching the waves come in. Well worth the price. We will be back, not just once a year, but anytime we need to unplug from work and re-energize with fresh ocean air, waves and the need to feel pampered. Thank you Beach Terrace Inn. I almost don’t want to give my secret away!

Room Tip: From the pool area it looks like almost all of them have great views.
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  • Stayed May 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My family just had a great 4 night stay at the Beach Terrace Inn. We had an amazing Ocean Front room which was very comfortable and the weather gods were on our side since it was a beautiful warm weekend in April. The hotel is in a great location, has great parking and the facility is very well maintained. Ryan was extremely friendly and offered us great suggestions on places to go and helped us with anything else we needed which made us feel very welcome. It is always nice to have someone like Ryan concerned about your stay and making you feel at home.

What made me even more surprised, was just receiving a package from them with some clothes that must have been left by my little boy in the pile of sheets. The maids must have found them and took the care to make sure that we got them back. We didnt even realize that we had left them there and it was a surprise to see a box just show up at our house. Now that is extra good service. Lets just say that when my family returns to the area, we wont think twice about where to stay and we will be telling our friends about this place as well. Great job Beach Terrace Inn team. We will see you again. My son misses your pool big time.

Room Tip: Any of the beach front rooms I am sure will be just as good as Room 14, which is the room we had
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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San Diego, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Beach Terrace Inn was the perfect place to stay for our family and we can't wait to go back! The location was incredible, with stunning views of Carlsbad beach, and right on the sand! Upon arrival, the staff was outstanding in every way, and another bonus was the free, close parking. There are no extra resort fees or any of the usual tacked on charges so many hotels are gouging guests with these days. I am amazed at the affordable rates to stay in such a luxurious hotel right on the beach! We arrived sooner than expected, and they checked us in early without us having to ask. :) The lobby was gorgeous, with the feel of a spa/boutique! We had reserved room #63 on the pool deck, which was a perfect location for our children with the pool/hot tub just steps from our door, and a beautiful view of the ocean. The room and bathroom were HUGE (the largest we've ever had the privilege of staying in), with very luxurious finish work, and posh decor. Everything about this place exceeded my expectations and I had read all the wonderful reviews beforehand! We loved eating the free breakfast every morning in the beautiful Ocean Lounge, with panoramic views of the ocean, and wonderful outdoor tables and chairs. If you have kids, don't worry about bringing sand buckets, toys, chairs, boogie boards, etc. There are plenty there for any hotel guest to use free of charge. The hotel is located between private homes, so the beach was not even crowded on Spring Break! It was pure relaxation and serenity our entire stay. We never had to drive anywhere because all the best restaurants are located within walking distance of the hotel! This place is perfect for families or couples on a romantic getaway. It is not only the best hotel in Carlsbad, but our first choice for ANY hotel in Southern California! I really feel like we found a treasure at Beach Terrace Inn. Amazing!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Yucca Valley, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We agree with all of the fantastic reviews. Our room was large and cozy. We were so comfortable and happy with our balcony and our ocean front view (really the ocean is right there) that we bought food at the grocery store and ate all of our meals in our room on the balcony, except, of course, for our breakfasts, which we ate in the lovely breakfast room where we also enjoyed a beach view. We sat on the balcony and watched dolphins; we walked on the beach and we walked through town where we enjoyed a really cool set of antique stores on State Street. When we opted to keep the "Do Not Disturb" sign up, we were happily surprised to find a basket of towels, soaps, Kleenex, etc. right outside our door with a note that said, "You can snooze, but not lose at the Beach Terrace Inn. That about sums it up. We were looking for a peaceful spring break getaway for me (I'm a teacher) and a birthday getaway for my husband. We loved every minute. Thanks Beach Terrace Inn. We'll be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 18. It was perfect--looked exactly like the promo photo.
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  • Stayed April 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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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel was perfect for the purpose of coming into Carlsbad to the "Chopra Center for Wellbeing" & relaxing at the beach. My friend and I wanted to stay beach front, convenient, and relaxing, which is exactly what we received. The service from the staff throughout our stay was excellent, starting with the smiling and courteous staff at the front desk upon checking in. The room was very clean, spacious and modern. We were oceanfront and left the doors open at night, to be lulled to sleep by the crashing waves...waking up in the morning to have coffee on the balcony and enjoyed watching the surfers trying to catch a few waves. The breakfast lounge had amazing views and you could see the dolphins swimming along the shore. The overall stay here was great...staff, cleanliness, room, service, parking, views, location, serenity... I would highly recommend staying here and upon my next stay to Carlsbad, I will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
#9 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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