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#5 of 42 hotels in Carlsbad
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NEWLY RENOVATED MAY 2022 | UPDATED PHOTOS COMING SOON! A true beachfront hotel. Our family-owned, independent boutique has been a part of Carlsbad Village since the 1960s. Yet still to this day we remain the only beachfront hotel in Carlsbad. Our rooms average 600 square feet and feature balconies with panoramic ocean views while our privileged location offers direct access to the our own private beach. Our beach valets will even setup umbrellas, beach chairs, towels, and beach toys to make your experience extra special. Walk to 70+ restaurants and entertainment venues within the charming Carlsbad Village, or lose yourself in flip flops, sand and the sight of dolphins playing in the ocean. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while the famous sights of San Diego are a quick 30 minute drive south.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Beach
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Free public parking nearby
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Bathrobes
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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lisajoyrich wrote a review Yesterday
Tempe, Arizona1 contribution
You can't get any closer to the sand, the ocean, and the crashing waves. A great spot to stay with nice touches like beach valet, fire pits, and a pool that looks out to the ocean. It's also in walking distance to great restaurants!
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10minl8 wrote a review Jul 2022
Tucson, Arizona6 contributions
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One of the few places in so-cal that is right on the beach ( no street or even the strand between you and the Pacific ). Great restaurants and shops within easy walking distance in Carlsbad Village. Lovely new remodel of the rooms and impeccable maintenance. Luxury that is understated and unpretentious - can't wait to go back.
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pmcclendon wrote a review Sep 21
Vista, California2 contributions
The Beach Terrace is a recently remodeled, beautiful property that is located right on the beach. We had a two queen room with a partial ocean view which was very roomy, clean and comfortable. They also have a very nice pool area with fire pits. And they also set up chairs and umbrellas for you on the beach if you want to hang out at the beach. We had a lovely stay!
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judyanddavid wrote a review Sep 21
Boca Raton, Florida74 contributions32 helpful votes
There was a hairdryer in the bathroom, but no electric outlet in the bathroom. The bedroom had bedside USB outlets, but no USB-C outlets or easily accessible electric outlets (except one outlet in a lamp next to the couch). No convenient place to plug in computers, iPhones or iPads. Also, no desk or table to put computer on.
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wjwdelta2 wrote a review Sep 19
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Once again another outstanding visit to the Beach Terrace. The staff is one of the best we have encountered. They were very attentive and friendly. They were constantly asking if we needed anything. It is like visiting good friends each time we stay at the Beach Terrace.
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CuddlyPancakes wrote a review Sep 19
Palm Springs, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beach Terrace is an amazingly located hotel. Staff (especial Carly) were all super friendly, courteous, and professional; everyone pretty much gave off a friendly, approachable aura. Our requested pack and play for our toddler and microwave were not in our room when we got there, but boy did they get them to us promptly. Our little one had an issue on the bedding, and they promptly provided new bedding and collected the dirtied bedding. Basically, service is top notch. The location of it being literally on the beach is the main attraction. Not only is it optimal for beach access, especially when they offer beach concierge, but they are also located only a few blocks from Carlsbad Village, so your choice of amenities are all within walking distance. Rooms were nicely updated, and ours was ocean front so that was really nice. However, it was clean, but it did have some ants roaming about. Notified them about the issue at checkout as the number of them was very low and might have been some stragglers looking for shelter from the rain. Rooms are a little stuffy/humid for my taste, but it is the beach. Wasn't until the next morning I realized I should have had the ac on "dry" instead of "cool." A little instruction for that would be a nice addition for guests who aren't familiar with how that works. The only other issue was there are no elevators here. The building from what I understand used to be an old apartment complex turned into a hotel. So it's basically all stairs. For those with issues with stairs this would be a big issue. Bringing luggage back and forth can be a hassle as well due to this.
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famousamos2022 wrote a review Sep 15
Peoria, Arizona1 contribution
I found Beach Terrace Inn in 2013 searching on Google for beach front resorts and they are within walking distance to Carlsbad Village many restaurants and shops. This place is so relaxing as the community is easy going families. Not many party scenes like Laguna Beach so I prefer Carlsbad much better. The place was recently renovated. The only thing that changed was the included continental breakfast as there was a huge selection of choices prior to Covid and now they are going away from a full continental breakfast that is included with your stay. They did add bicycles you can rent for 2hrs to ride to restaurants in Carlsbad Village. But you can also still walk as many restaurants are within a square mile of Beach Terrace.
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Alison M wrote a review Sep 13
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This hotel is right on the beach. Greeted by friendly staff and the room was huge! Very clean, updated and had coffee maker/tea and mini fridge in the room. The little extra items (yoga mat, block, light weights, beach bag) were a nice touch. Restaurants and shopping are all in walking distance. Great spot for a weekend getaway or family trip.
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alamarche086 wrote a review Sep 13
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Beautiful place and view. Wish it had a hot tub/spa. I also think parking should be included with it being a more expensive place. Or wish the nightly rate was lower for multiple day stay. But overall it was lovely. Would stay again.
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ML wrote a review Sep 13
Los Angeles, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic location on the beach w great access to Carlsbad Village. Management wasn't great. Spent over $2k for a couple rooms & wouldn't even accommodate a 1 hr late checkout. Bluntly said, "we don't do that for anyone". Weak. No fitness facility, no real restaurant. All breakfast items were expensive & zero options for gluten free guests.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
We're delighted that you enjoyed our location, from our private beachfront to our beloved Carlsbad Village! Please know that as a boutique hotel with a small staff and enhanced cleaning procedures, it can be very difficult to accommodate late checkout requests without delaying check-in for the day's arriving guests. Still, it sounds like we failed to explain this in a caring and thoughtful manner. As for the lack of a fitness facility or restaurant, you're right! Our boutique is a limited-service hotel, which is why we do not list these amenities as part of our guest experience. With 100+ restaurants just a few blocks away and miles of coastal boardwalk and trails nearby, we find that most guests are satisfied with our complimentary Petit Breakfast (gluten-free items available upon request!), in-room yoga kit, and complimentary bike rentals. We appreciate your feedback and would love the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!
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$415 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Terrace
Which popular attractions are close to Beach Terrace?
Nearby attractions include Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market (0.07 miles), Coyote Bar & Grill (0.2 miles), and New Village Arts Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beach Terrace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, internet access, and a rooftop terrace.
Is parking available at Beach Terrace?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beach Terrace?
Conveniently located restaurants include GelatoLove, The Naked Cafe, and Campfire.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beach Terrace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Beach Terrace?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Graves House (2.9 miles) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.10 miles).
Does Beach Terrace have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Beach Terrace accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.