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Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa

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1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4620
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#23 of 42 hotels in Carlsbad
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Nestled along the sunny Pacific Coast in Northern San Diego and only 150 steps to the surf, Cape Rey is the adventurous choice for the California traveler who seeks something different and unique. With spectacular views of picturesque South Carlsbad beaches, the resort sits atop the crest of a series of gently rolling berms - a crest we like to call the Cape! At the Cape you are just minutes from LEGOLAND(R)California and the historic Del Mar Race Track, or a short coastal drive to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, famous regional wineries, and award-winning craft breweries. For the adventurous types we outfit you for local deep-sea fishing, sailboat cruises, horseback riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling, surfing lessons, and kayak explorations. Foodies enjoy dining on-property at Chandler's, where you'll find familiar favorites prepared with a twist. For connecting rejuvenation with mind, body and soul, we offer one of the top 5 Hotel Spas in the U.S. By Travel & Escape, the Ocean Crest Spa. And with an array of excursion locales and onsite amenities, there's always something to do, see or eat at the Cape.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Hiking
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 52 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Jane B wrote a review Feb 2021
24 contributions6 helpful votes
We called and asked about a specific room to make sure there was a tub. We booked the room online. When we arrived they told us there were no rooms with tubs but for $100 more we could get a suite. Even the photos for the specific room showed a tub. He told us they would waive the parking fee and the resort fee. Low and behold we were charged for both. Decided to eat at their restaurant...and again ordered a steak but did not get that. There were only two of us and we both ended up with a filet. I decided not to wait for them to cook a steak and just accepted it. The whole trip here was nothing close to what we expected. For the amount of the room you would think they would even have a glass in the room to drink out of....it was a suite with nothing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Angela Faringhy, Other at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Jane, thank you for being our guest. We are disappointed your stay did not live up to our expectations. Please know we will be sharing your comments with our team to improve our guest experience.
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Lisa K wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada19 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Beautiful views, clean, functional rooms. Perfect for my three day business stay. Pool and gym facilities looked nice and the restaurant smelled great and has an amazing view. Didn't get to try it out.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from CapeReyHilton, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Thank you Lisa for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return.
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Gabriel Ochoa wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York510 contributions86 helpful votes
Cape Ret is located right off the 101, close to the on/off ramp to the i5. Great lobby. Staff was absolutely welcoming. Room was on the 1st floor, facing the ocean. It was a walk to get to room. All the way past a few halls and turns the second to last room... was ours! Room is spacious. The bathroom was also quite big. The scented oils in the bathroom was very welcoming. There was a balcony that had a great view of the ocean. Other amenities include the resort style pool. plenty of parking. Both across the property as well as towards the side entrance of hotel. (FYI there is a parking fee)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Angela Faringhy, Other at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Gabe, thank you for your outstanding review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our resort and your ocean view room. We do hope to have you stay with us again the next time you are in town.
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Russell P wrote a review Nov 2020
Marana, Arizona238 contributions79 helpful votes
Nice location across highway from beach. Beautiful view of sunset from pool area. Not much noise from highway. Room was quiet and clean. Staff was friendly. Because of COVID couldn’t get sit down breakfast but could pay for dinner in same restaurant. Almost like using virus as an excuse not to serve breakfast. Will give it another try once COVID ever passes.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Angela Faringhy, Other at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded Nov 13, 2020
Thank you for being our guest. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and do hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Kathy D wrote a review Oct 2020
55 contributions61 helpful votes
I stayed at Cape Rey for four days while visiting my son. When my husband booked the room through hilton (paying for a portion of it through his Hilton Honors) he forgot to select a room with a pool view. So right away, he called Hilton to put in his request for a pool or ocean view. Didn't care what we had to pay, just thought at least a pool view would be nice. I arrived late on Thursday night and had a room with no balcony and a lovely view of the parking lot. I should have reminded her upon check- in but who would think they would get that wrong. Besides, there were plenty of rooms on the opposite side of the hall as evidenced by the "cleanliness seals " on countless doors for the entirety of our trip. This was not a full resort. So that was a bad way to start my visit. The down comforter that was sandwiched between two sheets was filthy. Really Disgusting. Be warned, there is a $26 per day parking fee for the lot across the street from the hotel. On the positive side, all the employees were extremely nice and professional. The on site restaurant Chandlers was an excellent choice for dinner; wonderful food, cocktails and service. Not sure I would stay here again. When you choose to stay on Carlsbad blvd., it's all about the view. And the parking lot was a horrible view.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Angela Faringhy, Other at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
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Thank you Kathy for being our guest. We apologize for the room mix up. We do hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in town.
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCarlsbad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pelly's Fish Market & Café, Primo Pizza & Pasta, and Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (4.9 miles) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (4.9 miles).
Does Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.