I was a little hesitant to share this review, as I would like to keep this gem to myself, but in the interest of doing the right thing (& thanking them), I have to share my review. First of all, by paying ahead of time, we received a great discount, making our two night stay less than the Legoland hotel, & comparable or less $ than the other Carlsbad hotels we considered.
Wow!! We had an oceanfront, pool terrace king room, and it was wonderful! The hotel is literally ON the beach, and the sound of the waves was amazing. Lovely, tastefully-appointed, and clean room with the most amazing ocean views. The staff were all friendly, charming and helpful. No need to bring beach equipment, the hotel has an ample supply of chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and sand toys (although we brought our own sand castle kit).
The continental breakfast had an array of fresh and tasty items, including fresh fruit, and very good coffee.
Tons of restaurants and shopping are a short walk away, and of course, Legoland is a short drive. However, if you stay here, you MUST block some serious beach time. We spent one entire blissful day on the beach. If you surf, there is even a decent surf break right in front of the hotel. We saw dolphins this morning, and a guy fishing in the surf caught a small shark & released it back into the ocean. Tons of pelicans fly over regularly with military precision.
The property has a nice pool area, with tons of comfy lounging options, and there are rocking chairs on the scenic dining patio.
We drove by the other hotels we had considered, and none of them compared. Each night we slept soundly, lulled by the hypnotic sound of crashing waves. We highly recommend this lovely little hotel, and will definitely return!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
- Beach Terrace Carlsbad