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“Great place to catch up on some sun!” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
“Great place to catch up on some sun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel has everything you need, from umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards and towels for the beach. Breakfast was fresh and just enough to start the day. Loved the coffee! Only draw back was that you had to request fresh linens daily.

Room Tip: Ocean front...beach just steps away.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We traveled for the second summer in a row to this beautifful location. Although there are stairway paths to the pool and the beach our elderly parents absolutely enjoyed their Pool Terrace view with total ocean and pool views!! They could watch the kids boogie board, swim and loved the morning dolphin viewing every morning we were there. They had an elevator that took them from the car to their room and never had to worry about stairs. We had 3 lovely Pool terrace rooms that were huge! We are getting ready to book for next summer! Our family has two favorite places we travel for beach fun. Carlsbad in California and North Redington Beach in the Tampa area. Our favorite in Carlsbad is The Beach Terrace Inn! ( Tampa is the double tree on north redington beach). Great staff, service and hotel management!

Room Tip: Pool Terrace!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very nice Property and Location. Was with family and everyone had a great time. the rooms are big and offer lots of space. The views are great and have easy access to the beach. Walking distance in town is easy and enjoyable.

Room Tip: Pool side rooms have a beach view and have easy access to the street. They do not charge for parking...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my third summer visit to BTI. I have been there during other times of the years, but summer is the best. I do not think there is a staff turnover here...another good example of a great place. All of them are very helpful and have a wealth of information about the town itself. They give great recommendations for places to see and eat. I have stayed in the same room and each year it feels like coming home. The view is perfect and the room is huge.The pool area is gorgeous and well maintained. The free breakfast is huge and has a good assortment.
I have already made my reservations for my next birthday.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We booked this hotel based on its location and all the great reviews it has. We didn't go wrong. The hotel is right on the beach just as advertised, the rooms look exactly like they do on the website, and the staff is beyond helpful and friendly. My kids enjoyed running from the beach to the pool and my husband and I loved watching the sun set over the ocean from our ocean view balcony. Even though we had a partial ocean view room, we could see the ocean just fine and loved going to sleep to the sound of the waves on the shore.
This hotel is great for kids since the rooms are spacious and clean, and the kids loved the muffins and fruit for breakfast. There are sand toys, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas and towels available for free from the hotel for day use at the beach. There are lots of restaurants in walking distance, but there is a fridge in every room and you can request a microwave too.
This could also be a very romantic spot for a couples only get away.
The only thing I would caution about is that there are no elevators. There are stairs to get to the beach and even the pool level rooms have stairs to access them.
We had a great stay, and plan on returning there next year.

Room Tip: The partial ocean rooms are good value, you can see the ocean, but you dont have to pay the full pri...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our 4th summer visit but we have also been here in the winter, spring and fall over the last 4 years. It is hands down our favorite hotel to stay at in Carlsbad. The convenience factor of being right on the beach and within walking distance to the shops of Carlsbad makes it worth it. We always get the Cabana suite on the pool deck because we have kids and it's so nice to just let them roam in and out of the room to swim or go to the beach. We don't worry about pool noise because we are never in our room except at night and it usually calms down by then and it closes by 9.

The rooms are beautiful and have plenty of room! Bathrooms are large and spacious! Free breakfast is wonderful! We left our canopy and beach stuff at home this year and they had plenty of umbrellas and chairs during the busy summer. It was nice not to pack extra stuff.

The staff is the same staff we have seen over the last few years. It's so nice that they actually remember our family each summer. I always look forward to going back! I wish we could live there!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stay here once a month during trips to. Carlsbad for business. Outstanding facility. Literally on the beach. Great breakfast on terrace overlooking pacific. Tried other local hotels but Beach Terrace tops them all. Can not say enough.

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Property: Beach Terrace Inn
Address: 2775 Ocean Street, 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
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Spa 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):
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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