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2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 05/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 42 hotels in Carlsbad
Travelers' Choice
For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hayli C wrote a review Sep 18
2 contributions
Search along the entire Carlsbad/Oceanside/Tamarack Coast and you won’t find a better resort experience. The complimentary ‘beach basics’ make packing and traveling from home SO much easier. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern. Easy for big families. It’s incredibly clean and well kept. The entire staff is so kind, especially Jose and Maddy. They were super helpful and were really knowledgeable. BEST PART is the location. You’re across the street from the beach and neighbors to the best food in Carlsbad. You’re missing out if you don’t go here!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Jeffery N wrote a review Sep 17
2 contributions
Chose this little resort because of the location near the beach and Carlsbad Village. Very friendly staff and easy check in and check out. Very simple continental breakfast. Nice room, no hair dryer, very thick pillow with firm mattress and a lot of motion. So many loud families taking over the pool and sitting areas, making it impossible to enjoy. We were able to carry on a conversation easier at Disneyland. May give it one more chance in the future and hopefully be able to use the facilities available.
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Date of stay: September 2021
david g wrote a review Sep 15
1 contribution
Our first time staying at the resort. Really did not know what to expect. Very impressed with the accommodations, the location, and loved our ocean view room. The staff were great. The resort was clean and our puppy loved the property. Will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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osidematt wrote a review Sep 13
Carlsbad, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
All I can say is wow! You really can’t get a better location in Carlsbad and such a beautiful resort. My wife and I felt like we were the only guests and they knew our names and very friendly. I loved it so much I even got one of their cool T-shirts and will be back soon hopefully if I can convince my wife to takeoff work again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Mid week is my favorite time to visit. Great prices and you feel like you have the whole place to...
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Angela D. wrote a review Sep 8
San Clemente, California2 contributions
Worst customer service ever. I rarely write reviews, but could not let this go without letting others know. I was there for a long overdue, Covid-postponed girls' weekend with three other moms. When we walked into the room, it was really hot, so we opened the windows and turned on the air (small box on the wall). After a while, we realized that the room was not really cooling down and the air coming out was actually hot. We stopped by the front desk on our way to dinner to tell her about the issue and ask if we could get a fan for the room. She came to look at the 'air conditioner' and agreed that it was broken. She said she would see if there was another room available. We checked in after dinner and she said that the hotel was sold out. She then told us that we could stay that night, but would need to check out the next day because the manager was closing the room. We said we did not want to leave and would be fine with the fan, but she insisted that we had to go. We asked again in the morning after having been fine with just the fan (it's Carlsbad) and again we were told that we had to check out by 11. I was dumbfounded. We were polite and reasonable with our questions/requests. The staff never once apologized, just looked at us flatly, matter of factly telling us we had to leave. I guess you could risk it and hope you don't have any sort of problem with your room, but I have never been treated so poorly by hotel staff.
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Date of stay: August 2021
$159 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market (0.08 miles), Coyote Bar & Grill (0.2 miles), and New Village Arts Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include GelatoLove, The Naked Cafe, and Vigilucci's Cucina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Graves House (3.0 miles) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.2 miles).
Does Ocean Palms Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.