Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011, United States
+1 760 438 7880

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Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Tue 8/3
Wed 8/4
ProviderNightly total$127$137
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About Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

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  • Clean and Tidy
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Guests who are traveling to and staying in the area of North County San Diego and Carlsbad will find that the Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel offers a range quality of amenities and features. The hotel is located very close to the Pacific Ocean, it’s near the Windmill, and San Diego is just a short distance away.

The hotel features 146 guestrooms, all of which have a private balcony or a patio that provides views of the garden courtyard, or the pool and jacuzzi. The rooms have a desk area, high-speed wireless Internet, a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and a 36” LCD HDTV that has premium cable channels.

Carlsbad by the Sea provides a full American breakfast buffet each morning between 6:30 am and 9:30 pm. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool and well-manicured grounds, along with a business center for guests that might need to conduct some business while they are away from home. The business center includes fax machines, executive suites, free wireless data connections, and more.

The surrounding area offers plenty to see and do, as well as places to dine. Some of the dining options to consider in the area include Fish 101, Pacific Coast Grill, 333 Pacific, Pizza Port, Lotus Thai Bistro, East Village Asian Diner, and Bistro West to name just a few. Guests will also find plenty to do in the area, such as visiting the California Surf Museum, the USS Midway Museum, shopping at Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall, visiting Torrey Pines State Beach, and exploring the Birch Aquarium.

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Rooms available at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Tue 8/3
Wed 8/4
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Deluxe Rooms($180)
Deluxe room - Water view
no bed specified
no bed specified


Standard Rooms($127)
Standard room - Lake view
no bed specified
no bed specified


Double Rooms($137)
Double room - River view
no bed specified
no bed specified


King Rooms($144)
King room - Lake view
no bed specified
no bed specified


$144 totalFINDHOTEL
Queen Rooms($149)
Queen room - River view
no bed specified
no bed specified


$149 totalFINDHOTEL
Other Rooms($173)
Other room - Water view
no bed specified
no bed specified


$173 totalKAYAK

Amenities at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Newspapers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Airport shuttle


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Snack bar


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Children's television networks


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

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10.0 Excellent
American breakfast with juices and coffee however was good to taste.

Nice clean rooms and good atmosphere.

2.0 Bar

I bought a package described as including breakfast, lunch and dinner and this was not grated, this was a SCAM, will proceed contacting KAYAK management to report this

9.7 Excellent
Very mellow, clean, close to legoland. It's nice that they allow small dogs .

Another guest brought a barking dog that they didn't keep quiet and another guest let their kids stomp upstairs.

8.0 Great
Needs elevators . Didn’t like being put in the back of hotel. Would stay here again
8.2 Great
Location is blocks from Legoland and across the street from the outlets Breakfast was pretty good Staff was friendly Parking was abundant and close to the room

Room fixtures and decor were older Beds were moderately comfortable Had to wait more than 30 min for a "more blankets" request

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850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

What's nearby

  • The Flower Fields123 yd
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad176 yd
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets0.3 mi
  • Museum of Making Music0.3 mi
  • Legoland0.4 mi
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium0.5 mi
  • Legoland California0.5 mi
  • GIA Museum0.7 mi
  • The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa0.8 mi
  • Poinsettia Community Park0.9 mi
  • Carlsbad State Beach2.8 mi
  • Holiday Park2.8 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is located at 850 Palomar Airport Road, 3 miles from the center of Carlsbad. The Flower Fields is the closest landmark to Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel.

  • No, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel does not offer free parking.

  • No, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is 2.2 miles from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar. Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is 27.9 miles from San Diego.

  • Yes, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

3.0 mi

Location rating


Nearest Airport

San Diego

Distance to airport

27.9 mi