We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Clean, Comfortable, Quiet, Close to Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

Save Saved
You added BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Earn a $50 Gift Card
Ranked #13 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Clean, Comfortable, Quiet, Close to Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I stayed here one night for business. It is right across from the beach. None of the rooms face the beach. You need to go out to the balcony and then look over to the beach. The room was clean and odor free of chemicals and room freshener. I greatly appreciated the lack of odor because I get migraines. The check in staff was very polite and friendly. Parking is on the first level (under the rooms on the second floor). Rooms are on the second and third floors. There is one elevator (near rooms 36 and 66 - so avoid those rooms) (see attached property plan). I don't understand the reviews that complained about the breakfast and not being able to find it. It is on the second floor right above the lobby. It has a wonderful view of the beach. You are provided a property map with it clearly marked and the check in staff informed me about it. There is a pool and small hot tub as well as laundry facilities. The room was large with a refrigerator, flat screen TV and alarm clock with mp3 plug in. I had the room with a double bed. The bathroom was small with just the tub and toilet. There was a window near the ceiling, so the bathroom could be ventilated (it is surprising to me how many motels and even high-end hotels do not have ventilation). The bathroom sink was located outside of the bathroom, in the hallway leading into the room. The lodge is conveniently located within a few miles to Legoland and the field of flowers. It is within walking distance of old town. A great value given the location. My only complaint is that the heat did not work well in my room. I had it cranked up to 80 degrees, but it was only about 68 degrees in the room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

225 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    111
    81
    19
    9
    5
See reviews for
87
77
12
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (41)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
281 reviews 281 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for only one night and what a lovely find!

The skinny-

Parking: free but spaces are narrow
Decor: Arts & Crafts Mission style but only in the lobby and breakfast room. Hotel rooms are plain
Cleanliness: ok but the bathroom could have had more attention
Breakfast: free and tasty, plentiful choices
Towels: average
Sheets: scratchy
Bed: firm
Bonus: kitchenette with microwave!

Our stay was super quiet (2nd floor) and that was great. The check in and check out are super easy and the front desk very nice. The beach is steps away and the 2nd floor deck has amazing views of the water and sunsets. The breakfast room is warm and inviting and has lots of places to sit and read. The views are also great there.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

What a sweet location. Right next to the beach and some good food nearby at Dini's by the Sea.
Easy to find, very tight parking (forget about staying here if you tow a trailer or are in a motorhome.

The staff is awesome (no details, they're just awesome)

The WiFi sucks though. One minute the signal is strong and steady and the next it's dead; strange and frustrating.

SUPER quiet location. The breakfast room has a increadable view of the ocean. The food though... left a lot to be desired. I would have preferred having breakfast at 7-11 or the nearest gas station. Basic cereal offering was the highlight. I have to say the coffee was good. They had these freezer-to-microwave breakfast sandwiches (see image) that were not good at all.

Overall I loved this place (minus the breakfast food).

Room Tip: Pay an extra couple of bucks for a sweet. It's worth it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stanford, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We travel a lot (about 100 days a year) and this is the first hotel that had a "fresh" (sanitized) remote control, provided in a labeled bag. It is right across the street from the ocean, has a great complimentary breakfast, a huge pool, carport-like parking. Breakfast area has an amazing view of the beach. Delightful staff.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived at 1:30AM after driving all the way from Colorado. The gentleman at the front desk not only checked us in but helped us find a spot to park our truck and pop-up camper. Then the next day the wonderful front desk helped answer all our questions since we had never been to Carlsbad. The location is wonderful, right across from the beach and the beachfront walking area. You are also in the heart of the delightful town of Carlsbad. The rooms were clean and had an extra room with a fridge and sink which was perfect for rinsing all the "treasures" our two young children found on the beach. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
North Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just a super location for the area, across from the beach, walking distance to town. Rooms were clean with a little balcony. Parking was convenient underneath the building. Bathroom was a bit on the small side but no big deal. Free breakfast was good with some fruit and small sandwiches. The breakfast area was spectacular with a view of the beach. Staff was overall very nice and accommadating. Has a pool and a spa in center of building. Had a couple of glitches when I believe the maid tried coming in without knocking in the morning which freaked us out. Also had a problem checking out when their computer system stopped working. The front desk was on the phone with tech services repeatedly thanking them while we had to wait which was a bit frustrating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night in two rooms. We did not have a reservation but got a good price at reception. Rooms very nice with balconies. Old TV but new/cleaned remote control. Walking distance to town centre and many restaurants. Beach access on the opposite side of the street.
They should upgrade the free breakfast or stop the offer - it has no value as it is.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach View Hotel
Best Western Plus Beach View Hotel Carlsbad
Best Western Carlsbad
Carlsbad Best Western
Address: 3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2014, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge is conveniently located at Carlsbad State Beach in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad, only 5 minutes from Legoland, world class shopping at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and steps from miles of sandy beaches. A family owned and operated inn, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge guests receive superior service, an exceptional location and unbeatable amenities for a friendly price. The guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that also offer complimentary breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, in-room coffee, safes, pillow top mattresses with high thread count bedding, complimentary local calls and free parking. Many rooms offer fireplaces or kitchenettes. Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchens. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Best Western, Tingo, HotelsClick, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Venere and Agoda so you can book your BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.