The location of this hotel is superior, you are not near the beach, you are on it. For this reason alone, we would stay again. That alone was a once in a lifetime thrill, especially with the balcony overlooking the beach. The rooms are the size of a gymnasium, no kidding. As are the bathrooms.
Now the cons. this is undoubtedly a old hotel. Although the rooms were modern and the entire hotel is well maintained, the age of this hotel is evident in the halls and elevator, which was not functioning the last day our visit. Probably my biggest hang up though was the bathroom door.If you are a modest person,this would be a problem for you as we'll. First off, there was no locking mechanism on this sliding door,and even if there was the door would not slide completely closed,so there would be a slight gap. The toilet itself was enclosed in a separate room with lock but the shower room was very frustrating as far as privacy. The kids, 12 and 14, adored the place, except for the breakfast which I did not check out. They felt there were limited kid friendly items. Finally, do not expect a bargain. We were required a minimum of three night stay for one room,and our final bill was over $1,000.00. One can not expect a bargain for such a ideal location, but this is a rate that is not exactly pocket change for most families these days. We would definitely return despite this, GREAT family memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only hotel right on the sand along the azure waters of the Carlsbad coast. The luxurious, totally redesigned Beach Terrace Inn is delightfully private and terraced on the sand along Carlsbad State Beach, boasting miles of beautiful beach front. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, walk to dozens of restaurants and nightlife in 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 Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and all of San Diego are 30 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
- Beach Terrace Carlsbad