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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“Beach Terrace Inn”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great hotel and staff!! Amazing view of the ocean, super close to resteraunts, we walked for all our meals. Shopping within walking distance as well, but no shops open till 10, so sleep in. Really close to outlet shopping as well, 10 minute drive. The hotel has a good continental breakfast, nothing hot though which I would have liked. Lots of toys for the kids to play with on the beach, or you can go in the pool and hot tub.

Room Tip: Get one that faces the ocea, or else you will be facing the street.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Kent Z, General Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Beach Terrace Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts of the hotel on Tripadvisor. You positive comments and recommendations are very helpful. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Wishes.
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

This hotel seems expensive, but imo, it is worth it. It was upgraded/renovated years ago and it is so nice that the room sizes were not changed. As well as the mini refrigerator, coffee maker, huge bathrooms, free wifi, etc. that hasn't changed. It's so close to everything, and the free parking is a plus as well. I like that the breakfast is included as well. So the price you pay is what you pay and not all the incidental charges that most hotels charge. I come at least 2x's a year and hope they don't changed a thing. Just looking at everyone else's reviews and mine is exactly the same, sorry, nothing new to add but a great place to visit!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Kent Z, General Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thank you for choosing to become one of our many repeat guests. While our renovation has been completed a few years past, we are continually making small improvements to incent you to return. It was great to hear about your time at the beach. Many thanks.
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Cant beat the location... right on the beach.

Room was clean, nice sized and comfortable, though not quite as "advertised" The views were not panoramic as indicated. Maybe if we had gotten a corner room.

Service was good. Very pleasant and helpful staff. And extra kudos to the staff for mailing us some items we didn't even know we had left in the room.

Included breakfast was average and adequate... nothing special.

Overall, it is the location that distinguishes this hotel and we will be back!

Room Tip: See above. Get a corner room.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northville, Michigan
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband & I came to Carlsbad to babysit our one year old grandson while my son had a 3 day meeting in another nearby hotel (not as nice). We were pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful room/hotel the Beach Terrace turned out to be. WiFi, nice breakfast buffet, extra large room, updated bathroom, free parking, directly on the ocean with easy access to the beach, warm pool, walk to town & lots of restaurants and the staff was sooooo friendly! I would stay here again in a heartbeat! The pictures online did not do it justice! When we left Carlsbad, we spent the next 2 nights in a Sheraton in downtown LA & was sadly disappointed. It was rather dumpy compared to the Beach Terrace.
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Room Tip: Room #29-a corner room on the beach. Best room in the joint!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Located on the beach, feet to ocean, large well appointed rooms facing the ocean. Energetic, how can we help you staff. Healthy continental breakfast. Will be back again and again for Las Vegas. "They're the best!" Laird

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were so excited to be staying at the only hotel in Carlsbad right on the beach. We had a terrace room facing the pool and we could hear the waves hitting the beach - heaven! The room was large and comfortable and the bathroom, particularly the shower, was a dream! Complimentary bottled water in the room and breakfast rounded out a fantastic stay at this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

I wanted to splurge for one night on our brief trip through southern Cali, and wanted a quiet room with a private view of nothing but sand and water. The Beach Terrace Inn came through in a big way. I made sure to call the hotel directly to book, and I'm glad I did since I almost booked a "terrace" room initially, thinking that would give me a private deck over the sand as seen in the pictures. Actually, a "terrace" room overlooks the pool area, then the beach. These are fine rooms, but really, I wanted nothing out my window but sand, water, and sky. So we got the King Ocean View room, top floor, (room 27 I believe) and it was stunning. As luck would have it, there was heat spell moving through, so even though it was the middle of January, temps were in low eighties...believe it or not I actually borrowed a boogey board and hit the surf for 20 magical minutes (yes, it was cold) while the sun was setting and the moon was rising. My wife collected sea shells while I fought hypothermia, and we followed up in the hot tub for a few minutes. It was very quiet...though I imagine in the summer and spring break this hotel is hopping with families and kids running around. We slept with the doors wide open to the sounds of the waves, and took a moonlight walk on the beach. Incredible. Complimentary breakfast was fine...plenty of grains, fruit, and yogurt to choose from. Staff was warm and we didn't want to leave. Really, it was the perfect off season experience. Oh, it didn't bother me, but my wife is very sensitive to the type of pillows she sleeps on...while most might consider the big fluffy pillows a plus, they were too big for her and it did affect her sleep...perhaps we might have called the front desk to inquire about any alternatives, but we didn't bother. So no biggie...just thought I'd mention it.

Room Tip: Ocean views cost a bit more, but that was some of the best money I've ever spent.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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