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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I found the Beach Terrace Inn on a lark and am very glad I did. We stayed for four nights in early March. Beds were so comfortable, entire property very clean, nice continental breakfast in a lovely room, large room, huge bathroom and shower. Great ocean view and very nice staff. Free parking was nice, too. It was chilly so we didn't use the pool but we did use the hot tub. The hot tub jets wouldn't turn on but maybe that was because it was 9:30 and the sign said hours ended at 9pm. No big deal, it was still hot. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

This hotel was awesome ! We walked to the beach right from our pool area and got to see a seal! The waves crashing at night was a soothing sound My husband and I will love to stay here again ! The complementary breakfast was perfect with a beach view! Awesome service !

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is the place to be in Carlsbad, as it's the only place to stay with a beach frontage. The accommodation is spacious; the pool area is fantastic; breakfast is plentiful and the staff very friendly. It's also in walking distance of all the restaurants in the village. OK it's not cheap, but like all things in life, you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Ask for beach frontage
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Geoff L
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fantastic experience from the moment we arrived to the point we left. We stayed for four nights and we were ocean front on the third floor so probably could not get any better as a room. The room was great a fantastic size with everything you need. The balcony was also a good size with a couple of chairs a table and small 'sofa'. The breakfast was lovely in a room overlooking the ocean. I understand the building was refurbished three years ago and it does have a very cool relaxed feel to it. But also there is no feeling of being ripped off - the parking is free, the breakfast is substantial, free bottles of water in the room etc - only small things but having come from a hotel in Indian Wells where the oppsoite was the case to me it makes a massive difference. I can never remember the cost of the room but always remember cost of the add ons....! Couple of tips definitely get either a pool or ocean view room - you will save money on meals out because you will want to sit on the balcony! The other tip was for the hotel - to get baby high chairs for the breakfast room.

Room Tip: Ocean or pool view rooms.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Ian H
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This hotel is amazing! We stayed in a ocean front double king room and the rooms are huge! The view is amazing. You really can't get any closer to the beach. Our room was on the 1st floor, but since the street and front desk is technically on the 3rd floor, you will have many steps to climb to get to your car or up to the breakfast room. The pool area was so nice overlooking the ocean with the cushioned double person patio chairs. It's so relaxing. Most rooms have patios with comfy cushioned chairs as well. The beds are so comfortable. They even have a pillow bar where you can choose what type of pillow you want. Every employee that we encountered from the front desk to the employees serving breakfast go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. It's within walking distance (a block or two) from many restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream places so you never have to drive to get food while you are here. This place is worth every penny. You will not be dissappointed.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 3rd floor if you do not want to climb stairs. We did not see any elevators on the...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank Anna705SWMinnesota
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This hotel is an oasis for the weary traveler (or vacationer!), comfortable beds, all of the amenities, fantastic friendly service, short walk to shopping and restaurants, and ON THE BEACH! Leave your windows open at night to hear the surf for a natural sleep machine
I have been coming here for over a decade, it just keeps getting better.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank Dan K
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

From the moment of check in to every moment of our stay, this place has scored top honors with both my kids and husband; I of course felt the same. The place is totally remodeled and located on the perfect spot for beach goers, both with of without kids. If you're hungry there's also restaurants nearby (walking distance). Definitely looking to return real soon!

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6  Thank D Q
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Additional Information about Beach Terrace Inn

Address: 2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2299
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: $292 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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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