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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My entire family (all 17 of us) just spent 4 nights here and we were pleased with our entire experience. We were in 5 different rooms and everyone had plenty of space and great views. The rooms are comfortable, huge, clean and gorgeous. Beds are luxurious, you have a choice of pillows(!), the bathrooms are huge and the shower was wonderful ( and spotless). Hotel provides beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, towels. Staff is focused on guest satisfaction. Free parking and no resort fee. Lovely continental breakfast served until 11 am. Pool is heated and a nice break from the salt water. Note of caution: lots of stairs. Not a good choice for anyone with mobility issues. Lots of kids and families. We'll definitely be back next year!

Room Tip: Ocean front king is the way to go. Great balcony with a couch
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

In this day and age, finding quality anymore is very rare. I knew the room would be nice, but what we found in this hotel was way more. The room was amazing, the staff was polite, professional, and sincere. We had the ocean front king room. It was amazing. Right on the beach. They have beach toys for the guests to borrow. Had breakfast each morning(continental) overlooking the ocean. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, ect. LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank vitaminut
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We just got back from The Beach Terrace Inn with the biggest smiles on our faces as it was all we had hoped it would be ......from having a large room basically right on the beach, a nice sized balcony to enjoy it from with a couch and chair, to loving the huge shower, getting a choice of various pillows to aid in a good night's sleep, a newly redecorated new room, a bottle of wine waiting for us because it was our 30th wedding anniversary, down to the most amazing and friendly staff!!

So many places we were considering here and in Laguna Beach said ocean view, but you were still either across the street or in a room that gave you a partial view but you couldn't open your balcony door and basically "be" on the beach. When you ask for an "ocean front" room here, that's what you get! It was awesome!! We just needed to rest and celebrate our anniversary and that's what we were able to do here. Everything is within walking distance for dining and wandering around the little town. A great little place close by to eat is The Dailey News. The best cinnamon bread French toast!!

I can't wait to have time to go back to this place!

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for ocean front if you want to "BE" on the beach. We were in 26A . Their...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Giselle54
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I have been going to this hotel with my family for a few years now, and it has been great. This last year we got a room facing the pool, but we could still see and hear the ocean from our room. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff at Beach Terrace are very friendly and make sure that everyone has a nice stay. There is a continental breakfast that servers things like croissants, boiled eggs, pastries and more. This has been the best hotel I have stayed at in Carlsbad and will be sure to come back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank SouthernArizonan
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Beach Terrace Inn, and were very impressed with the location, the size of our room (large) and the balcony view of the beach and ocean. The added bonus of an included breakfast really put this hotel over the top. We were able to walk with ease to dinner in Carlsbad, though things close up by 9pm, for the most part, which we found disappointing after spending the day in San Diego. We were able to find a small taco restaurant/bar (Senor Grubby's) open, which met our needs. This is a great place to use as a base to explore the San Diego region, or to have a stay-put beach vacation-for couples, families, or groups of friends.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

As a 29 year veteran of the hospitality industry, I am normally let down. Not this time, the facility certainly over delivered in all aspects. As a family of 4, with 2 of them under 5 travel is picked carefully. Amazing , Amazing, Amazing!!!! I cant wait for our next trip their.

Room Tip: Beach or ocean view
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Scott N
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A friend arranged for a 2 night get away as a birthday gift--have stayed here before an like it very much. Large, clean rooms, right on the ocean, generously proportioned terrace/balcony and a complimentary breakfast overlooking the ocean. Best rooms to ask for are #29, #24 or #23. 29 is away from the pool, #24 faces the pool which tends to be family oriented and has some kids, so a little noisy compared to #29.

Room Tip: #29 is the best room in the hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark A
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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 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Romantic 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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