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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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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • 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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#22 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
Outdoor furniture
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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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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Grade: 52 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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alexnagredano wrote a review Yesterday
Carlsbad, California1 contribution
Make sure to specify how much a view matters to you when booking your room, a first floor view of the pool counts as ocean view. But upper floors with a view will see the ocean😁 wonderful experience in all.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Vineet B wrote a review Jun 2021
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Please understand that if you are concerned about the happiness and safety of you and your family, this resort is a treat! They are well staffed, for bell and valet service. There is a parking lot right by, the walk to which is beautiful! However Valet is only $5 more. Go for Valet! They will treat you good. The restaurant is amazing, so is the pool. Gym is top notch. They have shuttle service to the beach. Great ambience, and the room is great. Very comfy stay, and I would stay here again and spend a little more money rather than stay at a trashy dump somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Shuttle to beach, amazing customer service (valet and bell), safe and spacious rooms, amazing...
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded Jul 2, 2021
Dear Vineet, We're so glad to hear that you liked your stay at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa. Thank you for the kind words regarding our convenient valet, comfortable accommodations, delicious restaurant, and friendly staff. It would be a joy to see you and your family again soon. Sincerely, Thomas Lee General Manager
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C C wrote a review Sep 26
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2nd time in a few years staying here. Nice hotel, clean and nice staff. Carpet in rooms should be removed cause it's gross. Room 2018 had a big stain in the carpet. Carpet is just old school and gross nowadays.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded 2 days ago
It was an honor to welcome you to Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa. We're delighted our friendly team members, and clean accommodations brought you back for a second visit. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your room's carpet, which we will take a closer look at. Despite this, we trust you had another wonderful trip to Carlsbad, and we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Thomas Lee General Manager
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curlykras wrote a review Sep 23
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
I ended up changing rooms three times on my first night. The first room I was told was an upgrade of an upgrade - while it was a ‘beach view’, there was significant noise from the road and I was on top of the restaurant with loud music. I had also asked to be close to the elevators, as I have mobility issues. I couldn’t have been any farther down the hall. I asked to be moved and was given another ‘ocean view’ - this one was a bit more set back from the road … but unbelievably even farther from the main elevators. When I mentioned the distance, the man at the front desk assured me that I was near ‘an’ elevator - it was just one near a parking lot (did I mention I’d told him I don’t have a car? And I walk with a cane?). The third room was what he called a downgrade because it didn’t have the ocean view, but was closer to the elevator and honestly quieter without the noise from the road. I honestly really enjoyed my stay, but I wish I remembered this guy’s name - he has some work to do to improve in this job.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Responded 5 days ago
It was our pleasure to host you at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. While we're glad you had a pleasant stay at our property, we regret that it took a few tries to find you accommodations that fit your needs. Rest assured, we will use this review as a training opportunity so that our front desk can deliver better service in the future. Safe travels, and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Thomas Lee General Manager
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Bill M wrote a review Sep 22
San Rafael, California171 contributions72 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the resort for 8 days vacationing while our daughter was working in Carlsbad including running two all day seminars. We had room over looking the pool and ocean with balcony. We spent a lot of time sitting on the balcony reading, people watching, and enjoying the ocean. Management and staff were outstanding and made our staff the great experience making us wanting to return. If only the GM could eliminate the LA traffic in our coming and going, we would make the trip more often. The only that kept my rating from a 5 was housekeeping and staff shortage causing delays in room cleaning and suppling of towels and amenities. I am shore that by the next time we are back, the shortage will be eliminated..
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room over Pool with balcony!!
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
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Dear Bill, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are delighted to know that we were able to provide you and your wife with a truly enjoyable and relaxing place to stay while you were in town. It will be a pleasure to pass your compliments along to our team. Happy travels and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Thomas Lee General Manager
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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
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Poinsettia Point Village (0.4 miles).
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 (4.8 miles).
Does Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.