This hotel is the only property on the beach in Carlsbad, despite what other hotels claim. We stayed at here for the first time about 10 years ago when our kids were toddlers but, preferred to stay further South on Coronado Island at the Hotel Del Coronado enjoying the large beach & exclusive neighborhood. The Del is not the gem it used to be however, it is run down, overpriced and too busy with tourists. So, we decided to try Carlsbad again and so glad we did! The Beach Terrace Inn has had an extensive makeover in the past couple of years. The rooms have been completely remodeled & decorated in a fresh modern beachy Boutique Hotel vibe that is wonderful. The room was very clean, something I'm very critical of and an area where The Hotel Del fails horribly. They offer a complimentary breakfast daily on a deck overlooking the pool & beach, nicely done. Parking is FREE & it's a quick walk to many shops and dining. The pool is traditional, well-kept with a jacuzzi; towels are available with private keyed beach access. They have rooms with 2 king beds for families, which is much nicer than the industry standard of doubles or queens. Rooms also have a small wet bar with a sink and small refrig. Most rooms had a large balcony with 2 chairs and a table to sit and relax watching the waves. The beach itself is not deep. However, the water is cleaner than SD beaches with markedly less kelp and trash debris. Waves are much larger, great for surfing or boogie boards. Housekeeping was extremely professional and polite. Our toliet clogged and maintenance arrived quickly. Many families but, just as nice for couples romance too; never felt overrun by children. I've already made reservations for two more trips planned for later this summer for return stays; hoping for additional wonderful vacations!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As Carlsbad's ONLY beachside hotel, the luxurious and delightfully private Beach Terrace Inn sits along the sandy coastline of Carlsbad State Beach. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, 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. Here you are free from cares and free from extra fees with breakfast, parking, WiFi and most services included in the room charge. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while the famous sights of San Diego are a quick 30 minute drive south. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
- Beach Terrace Carlsbad