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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“Great experience can't beat it!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 7, 2010

We had a great experience. The meeting room was beautiful and the staff was great. Very relaxing Beautiful view from anywhere in the hotel. Great dinning experiences all with in walking distance. In Fact the whole town is within walking distance.

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Carlsbad, CA
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Reviewed May 1, 2010

What a great hotel! Right on the beach! Great price. We sat on our private balcony and watched the waves well into the night…they were glowing in the moon light with the phosphorescence of the plankton. Also, it’s located very close to excellent food and the night life of this beach town is great. This worked out wonderfully for us since we don’t like to sit in coastal California traffic but love to explore local hotels. Even though it is close to home (five miles) it still felt like it was a true vacation! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hemet, CA
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Reviewed April 26, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Beach Terrace Inn April 15 - 17 and enjoyed our stay there very much. It was so nice to be right off the beach. We could not afford a full view room, but we did get a partial view room which was real nice too. The bed was very comfortable to us with lots of pillows which we love and the room was very cozy. I loved the very large shower and wonderful shower head that just poors over your head like you are showering in the rain. If I had any complaints it would be that the rooms are not as big as the pictures online show them to be. I have paid less and had bigger rooms than here. We were told that we were getting a suit and it was real small. My first thought when we walked in was I would hate to see what the regular rooms look like. The walls are very thin and you can here your neighbor talking and here when their t.v. is on. 1 night there was a child in the next room and you could here her every word or cry. The frig was very noisey and you could hear it going on and off at night. For such a little frig it sure made alot of noise. As I said before the shower was very nice and roomy, but yet the sink area was real small and tight. My husband and I could not both get ready at the same time in there. One of us would have to get ready next to the bed where there was a full length mirror, which would not have been so bad, but the light that was there did not work. The continental breakfast was nice for a quick morning snack and my favorite part was getting to sit outside the kitchen area and look at the ocean on the balcony while eating breakfast. Overall It was real nice there, but I did kind of feel like for as much as we were paying there could have been just a little more. It felt like something was missing. It is always nice to go to a hotel that makes you feel special by giving you those little extras like cookies in the front lobby or chocolates or sparkling cider for a celebration in your room when you arrive. It was my husbands birthday and we also were there as a last trip just the 2 of us before our baby that is due in July and when we mentioned that to the people at the front desk it was just like okay thats nice, give us your credit card and good bye. Its those little things that really make a hotel stay extra special. It is real close to some restaurants and some small shops which was very nice. The pool is nice, but real small and gets crowded quick and the same with the spa. I would stay there again and I would recomend it to a friend. It is very nice to be able to just walk a few steps right to the beach and have the best view in town. Just don't expect alot from anyone while you are there.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed April 26, 2010

Want to be close to the beach? Nowhere else is closer. Want to walk to shopping, restaurants and a great nail shop? No problem, you are steps away. Want a large room with all of the amenities you expect (comfortable bed, refrigerator, beautiful shower, etc.)? I have NEVER stayed in a larger room that didn't call itself a suite -- and some of those were even smaller. Want a nice breakfast with great service and beautiful views? Inside or out, eat watching the waves, the surfers and the beautiful surf. One little criticism, they seem very environmentally minded -- no little, wasteful bottles of shampoo, etc., just one pump in the shower, options for towel and sheet changes, no water bottles in the room, just glasses for drinking water -- which is fabulous. HOWEVER, it took more than EIGHT minutes to get the shower water warm enough to even step inside. A better water heater would save hundreds of gallons of water each day -- just a thought. Thanks for the beautiful stay!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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mtadame, Hotel Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2010
Thank you for your kind comments about our location and services! We love our beach proximity and, even though very familiar, our staff finds themselves mesmerized by the waves! You're right that we've intentionally planned resource conservation as a strategy and we appreciate that you noticed. I'm very sorry about the hot water. We spent some time investigating the issue this week and we feel it is now under control. Thanks for the feedback! We look forward to having you back soon.
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

This place is amazing! We stayed the last few days at the Sheraton by Legoland and thought it was great but it does not even compare to this JEWEL! We will stay here everytime we're in the area!!! This is a wonderful place. The front desk has the most personable, knowledgable and delightful woman Sherry! Sherry helped us with our room reservation, gave us pointers about the area and shared the many features of the hotel with us. She engaged with the children and made them feel comfortable and welcome. Overall we rate this hotel #1

Would we recommend this place to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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mtadame, Hotel Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2010
We love Sherry! Thanks for noticing how special she is. We're delighted you enjoyed our hotel and hope you visit us again the next time you need a surf and sand weekend or are headed to Legoland!
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beachmama24
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

You can't get closer to the beach! Not to mention you can lay by the pool and watch the waves. The beds are so comfortable. You can walk to everything - great location!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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mtadame, Hotel Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2010
If we were any closer to the ocean, we'd be floating! Thanks for your great comments! Come visit again!
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Sherman Oaks CA
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

My husband and I took our three children to the Carlsbad California, Beach Terrace Inn for the first time and are very happy with the experience!
The hotel is located right on the beach and it was wonderful to hear the waves from our room and balcony. (Most of the rooms seem to face the water.) The Beach Terrace Inn employees were pleasant & friendly from the front desk staff, to the ladies serving the breakfast buffet, to the various outside maintenance staff. Any requests regarding a roll away bed, beach towels or an additional room key were handled promptly.

The location is beautiful and the various service employees we met in and around the town were all helpful and friendly as well. The breakfast buffet was generous and fresh food was restocked all morning every day. The air conditioning in the room was loud at night and took some getting used to, but that would be our only concern. Parking was easy and close. The beach access was convenient, safe and not crowded.

We travel to San Diego and stay waterfront every year and considered this a great location & excellent value. The entire family was pleased with the trip. We would definately stay here again as a family or as a couple or just with adult friends!

  • Stayed April 2010, 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 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 (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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