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“Amazing On The Beach Vacation!!!”
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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Amazing On The Beach Vacation!!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend at the Beach Terrace Inn. This was our second visit. Our first visit was in June and we had such a fabulous time, we booked again! During each visit, we had a beachfront room that had a lovely large patio directly facing the ocean...with the large sliding patio doors open, we were able to sleep peacefully to the wonderful sounds of the waves lapping outside our room. The rooms are clean, large and nicely decorated. There are nice sitting areas within the room and outside on the patio. Rooms come with a small refrigerator, sink and in-room coffee. We enjoyed the continental breakfast on their roof-top deck while sitting in comfy rocking chairs and watching a pod of dolphins frolicking off-shore. The building we were in did not have an elevator so there was some stair climbing that was a bit of a challenge with our suitcases; however, we enjoyed our room location much more than the discomfort of lugging our overpacked suitcases. The other building does have an elevator. There are shops and restaurants nearby. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Carlsbad is just the place for a quieter beach vacation. We have often visited Mission/Pacific Beach in San Diego and have loved all of the attractions and action there. However, we now just love the quieter beaches and communities of North County. There are fun beach towns to explore and lots of great food to enjoy...We will visit again soon!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Like so many before me, this place is terrific. Great location - you can walk to restaurants, bars and shops, it's right on the beach and most rooms have great views, really big and very clean, nicely appointed rooms and an all around great staff! Had a slight problem and it was addressed immediately to great satisfaction. We are coming back and recommending Beach Terrace Inn to our friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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California
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this terrific hotel. My grown daughters and I stayed for a girls weekend celebrating a special birthday for one of my daughters. Our room was huge, very comfortable with 2 king-sized beds, a balcony, fabulous view and mere steps to the sand. Perfect location! The hotel has a menu of different types of pillows you can use according to your preference. The bathroom was very large and easily accommodated 4 women trying to get beautiful at the same time. Wonderful shower, comfy linens, good bed and falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean, what could be more relaxing? Everything was super clean and well thought out as to the comfort of the hotel's guests. Continental breakfast served until 11:00 a.m. if you want to sleep in a bit and parking is free. We enjoyed the pool, whirlpool, and spent one day completely relaxed on the beach. We were rejuvenated! The location is so close to restaurants and shopping. The staff is so friendly and accommodating and the service went above and beyond. Two days after we arrived home a package came in the mail from the hotel. One of my daughters accidently left a pair of shoes in the room and the hotel mailed them to me. I called to thank them and offered to reimburse them for the postage but they stated they were happy to do it and they did not want any money. What great service! Thank you, Beach Terrace Inn, for making our weekend so memorable. We loved every minute of our stay.

Room Tip: Room #59 had 2 king-sized beds, refrigerator, wet bar, balcony and a huge bathroom.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This place had it everything great location, free parking, the room over looked the Beach and the Pool. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops. Nice pool, very clean, very friendly staff.Nice breakfast. The only thing I didn't like was the coffee, and if that was the only problem, we can live with it. GREAT PLACE!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Found this hotel on Trip Advisor and booked it based on the great reviews. Happy that I did as this was the perfect spot. We only stayed one night as we were making our way up the coast....just wish we could have stayed longer. Our room was spacious and as others have stated and the bathroom was large with a great shower. Pool area was nice with lots of seating and comfy loungers. Continental breakfast was included and it was convenient and well managed with nice choices. You could enjoy eating inside or outside on the deck which was nice with tables and also rocking chairs to enjoy views of the ocean.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Campbell, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you want to be on the beach, plus have a swimming pool. This is the place to go. On the beach, nice large rooms and very friendly staff. There are a lot of stairs, so take that into consideration when requesting a room. You can stay on the top floor, but then have a few flights of stairs to get to the beach.

Room Tip: Any thing ocean front.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Amherst, Ohio
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I found the Beach Terrace Inn on Trip Advisor while researching for a trip to Carlsbad. We tend to stay at hotels whose brand name I recognize but after reading such great things from others, I thought I would give it a try. Wow! Our room was huge and the view of the ocean was unbelievable. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the pool and beach and we had beach access. We slept with our windows open and you could hear the ocean. There is not a restaurant in the hotel however you can walk to town to eat. The breakfast fare was satisfactory, I did expect better. There is convenient and free parking.

Highly recommend! We would go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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