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Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge

3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2908
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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
Updated 09/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 41 hotels in Carlsbad
Travelers' Choice
COVID-19 UPDATE: The property will be closed March 21st, 2020 - April 19, 2020. Thank you for your understanding during this time. A mere 70 paces from Carlsbad State Beach in North San Diego County, the award-winning Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge is a hub for local adventure. Explore Carlsbad Village's 70 shops and restaurants within walking distance or our 7 miles of pristine beaches. As a family owned inn, our guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that include complimentary breakfast, fitness center access, WiFi, parking on a first-come, fist-served basis and use of beach towels, umbrellas and surf toys. Many rooms offer fireplaces or balconies with partial ocean views and Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchenettes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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B. Darst wrote a review Oct 25
Irvine, California91 contributions37 helpful votes
This is a great location if you are looking to get to the beach quickly or wanting to walk to restaurants and shops. The cost of the rooms compared to the quality is just OK. The pictures on the website do not match what is in the rooms. The rooms are very dated and older than appears in the pictures. For the cost of staying there, I would defiantly look elsewhere next time. The staff was friendly. The rooms were very clean. I also knew the breakfast was minimal and that I understood being Covid. But the questioning of what room we were in and making sure I was the right person when I had a key in my hand and the breakfast place was well out of the way of people coming in off the street. Also, the breakfast was a water bottle, granola bar, and frozen burrito so the checking out of the breakfast food seemed so silly when it was so minimal. In all my years of traveling, I have never been so intrigued about who I was and which room I was in to get a brown bag breakfast. So after the disappointment in the room and weird breakfast service I am not planning on staying here again anytime soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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ichiban wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona220 contributions108 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Our great experience began with Andrew at check-in. He provided excellent suggestions about the hotel and area. One of our favorite parts of our stay was enjoying the sunset and people watching from the deck. We parked the car and didn't need to use it at all during our stay. Beach access right across the street and so many restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. We were in room #35, a king room with balcony that overlooked Pine Ave. The street noise was pretty loud but we brought a white noise machine to sleep. We didn't use the balcony at all as the view of the beach was obstructed by a palm tree. The room was clean (the carpet was cleaned the day we checked in) and has a fridge and microwave. The individually bagged breakfast is a great effort, but if you are on a low-carb diet there is not much you can eat except boiled eggs. Masks were required in public areas but could be removed while seated on the deck if you wanted to enjoy a beverage/food. The weather was beautiful in the 80s - the locals said it was hot but it felt wonderful to us Phoenicians escaping 110+ temps. We will definitely return to the Beach View Lodge in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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mynulife7 wrote a review Oct 19
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Location is great, with in 10 min walk of the village and beach. Carlsbad is a great location for a getaway. The parking as for most of the beach area is suited more towards midsized or smaller vehicles
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Sunshine703921 wrote a review Oct 5
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Located across from beach and a short walk to downtown Carlsbad....lots of restaurants and a great vibe ! We will definitely will be returning. Looking forward to my next trip to Carlsbad and explore more restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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karenB4003GO wrote a review Sep 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada20 contributions7 helpful votes
We are trying to figure out how this hotel got its good reviews. We booked this hotel based on them. Don't let them fool you! This is a dingy, dark property. The Front Desk lady was pleasant and did her job well. The room was horribly dark and miserable. It felt like we had stepped back to the 70's, but not in a cool, trendy way. The balcony door had no screen so we couldn't leave it open. The bathroom had ants on the floor and in the tub. The shower and window curtains looked old and wrinkled. The bottles of shampoo, etc, were the smallest we had ever seen and no extra toilet paper. The TV had no guide channel and there was no channel list in the room, so we had no idea about what we were watching. The Front Desk verified that they did, indeed, have no TV guide on the TV or in the room. The phone didn't work. Each time we attempted to call the Front Desk it gave a busy signal. The swimming pool had no loungers, chairs or tables around it. Covid is no excuse for this because all other hotels have these items at their pool. Breakfast was from 6:30 to 9:30, but when he got there at 6:45 we were told the hot sandwiches weren't ready and they were out of yogurt. We were given a frozen breakfast burrito. We microwaved it in the room and I swear it was the nastiest thing we've ever been given in a hotel; a tortilla with meat paste in it! It went straight in the garbage! We checked out and walked to the hotel next door where we found a room for less money and it was 10 times nicer!
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Date of stay: August 2020
$156 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market (0.3 miles), Coyote Bar & Grill (0.3 miles), and Barrio (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include GelatoLove, The Naked Cafe, and cafe elysa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.4 miles) and The Graves House (3.2 miles).
Is Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.