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“Crashing waves at your feet!” 4 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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Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
San Diego, California
2 reviews
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“Crashing waves at your feet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Loved our stay at the Beach Terrace Inn! Very clean and modernized beach escape. I highly recommend to those who want to hear the pounding of waves as you sleep. Extremely large room with a large beautiful bathroom. Amazing views! Stephanie at the front desk was very sweet and helpful. Location is the best to walk the beach, find a great restaurant, shop, or wine taste. They do provide a continental breakfast served in an ocean front dining room, so even if you do not have a view from your room-plenty of great views from the property!
Dr B

Room Tip: Was a bit expensive because of the Spring break season (end of March) but try to always opt for the...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Fantastic location, comfortable rooms and a very nice guest lounge, where they serve a lovely, continental style breakfast each morning. The ocean front rooms are worth it! To be able to walk directly on to the beach is such a wonderful perk!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

So happy to have found this hotel! I looked at a lot of places in Carlsbad, but this is the only place that is RIGHT on the beach. We had a "cabana" room that opened right onto the pool deck. the pool closes at 9 pm, so you have the deck to yourself (to share with the other 3 or 4 cabana rooms) after that. The room was HUGE, despite the fact that it had two king beds in it. Very clean (no sand anywhere!), and the beds were wonderfully comfortable.

The pool is heated to 84, which isn't very warm (and actually felt cooler than the ocean!) and the hot tub is small and needs to be re-finished, but the pool area has a lot of comfy chairs and the glass fence along the beach side cuts a lot of the wind. Every day there is an attendant on the pool deck who can help you to beach chairs and sand toys. There are also plenty of pool towels.

Breakfast was in the guest lounge, which has fantastic ocean views and a beautiful patio outside. (TIP: I would avoid getting the room right below the lounge: though I was never in it, I can imagine that people scraping their chairs in and out starting at 7 am would be very annoying!) It was the usual assortment of fresh fruit, pastries, bagels, toast, 3 choices of cereal, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, but the quality was very good - much higher than other continental breakfasts in some chain hotels. Nothing hot is available, not even make-your-own waffles. The lounge is open all day (though the food is only available till 11), and there is a microwave there for guest use. (TIP: Trader Joe's in Encinitas has lots of great meals that you can cook in a microwave!)

Finally, the staff was really friendly and accommodating, and we will certainly stay here again next time we are in the area!

Room Tip: Loved our pool-side room, but if you are sensitive to hearing footsteps above you, choose a top-floo...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great location with easy access to shops and restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely stay there again.

We had a king bed which was very nice. A little disappointed we got charges $25.00 per night for a roll-away bed for a three year old.

Over all it was a great experience.

Room Tip: If you desire a direct ocean view ask for the upper floor on the corner, room #24. This gives you t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Being right on the beach creates an artificial demand bump that allows the Beach Terrace to lose repeat business without declining sales, so don't be surprised if this hotel is a little rough around the edges. If you visit during school vacations, you will be sharing the hot tub with lots of little kids, and the pool is a smaller than the pictures. They won't let you pre-select a top floor room, so chances are you'll be dealing with a fair amount of noise from your neighbors above and next to you. Management is responsive, but there's a limit to what they can do.

Room Tip: You can't choose a top floor room. Good luck!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yucaipa
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Discovered Beach Terrace Inn through Groupon. Beautiful, peaceful location. The hotel is nestled in a quiet Carlsbad neighborhood, right on the beach. We were graciously taken care of by Mike at the front desk. Since we arrived late in the evening he offered us a later check-out time. Our oceanfront room was amazing! Truly a peaceful, lovely place. Definitely our new favorite beach hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Excellent location ,stunning views , beautiful rooms and excellent service . No gym. This hotel was a truly relaxing experience and is very close to the centre of the village .there are lots of interesting places to dine within easy walking distance .

Room Tip: You MUST pay the extra and get an ocean front room ,worth every penny.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 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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