This is not a hotel for people who like large, corporate feeling hotels that are full of Comic Book Conventions and road warriors. This is an intimate, quirky hotel with HUGE, luxurious oceanfront rooms. My room was on the sand and was as nice as any Westin or W hotel, except it was much bigger and might have been a suite at one time. It was clean, new, had a 42" plasma, a sofa, two club chairs, a very comfortable king sized bed, a big shower, a wet bar, a refrigerator, a desk, free WiFi, a separate toilet room (loved that) and a deep balcony with a love seat and two chairs overlooking the placid Carlsbad sea. It really has everything I needed for a two day stay to visit family over the holidays.
One caveat: this place is not homogenized or uniform like a chain hotel. There are some rooms that can't be reached by an elevator, and the place feels like ocean-front cool rather than slick chic. It's really an ocean front B&B married to the luxury of a 4 star hotel and it's got location, location, location! I travel often and have stayed in every major chain hotel, from 5 star to 2 star. There are great hotels, but this one is a special hotel. I'm now a big fan and will return as often as I can! I can't wait to see what other improvements they make.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
- Beach Terrace Carlsbad