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Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
3 stars

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011, United States
+1 760 438 7880
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$84
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rate per night

7.3
Good

based on 1,834 reviews

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
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About Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities

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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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Business center

Basics

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

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

General

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

Services and conveniences

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

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Pool and spa

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

Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area

Media and entertainment

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

Bedroom

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

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Snack bar
  • Dining table

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Airport shuttle

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Child pool

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

7.3
GoodBased on 1,834 verified guest reviews
7.4Solo
7.6Friends
7.4Families
7.0Couples

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:American breakfast with juices and coffee however was good to taste.
Cons:Nice clean rooms and good atmosphere.
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2.0 Poor
Cons: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
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Very mellow, clean, close to legoland. It's nice that they allow small dogs .
Cons:Another guest brought a barking dog that they didn't keep quiet and another guest let their kids stomp upstairs.
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8.0 Very good
Pros:Needs elevators . Didn’t like being put in the back of hotel. Would stay here again
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8.2 Very good
Pros: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
Cons: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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8.0 Very good
Pros:Everything was as stated in advertisement. Will return again.
Cons:Selecting channels as referred in guide difficult.
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7.7 Good
Pros:The staff was very helpful and friendly
Cons:It's a dated facility and will be time for a face lift soon
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6.5 Okay
Pros:Shuttle and friendly desk help.
Cons:LOUD freeway. Initially difficult to find the address (misleading street address).
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2.0 Poor
Cons:I found a died roch in my room!
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4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Location
Cons:Room quality, cleanliness, breakfast

Location

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

What's nearby

  • The Flower Fields123 yd
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad175 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

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

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

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Low season

January

High season

November

Average price (weeknight)

$137

Average price (weekend night)

$180
Cheapest month to stay with an average 43% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 52% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

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Top tips for your stay at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, plan to stay on a Monday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $108, while the most expensive was $233.
  • How long should you stay at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

  • Why should I definitely eat at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel?

    You should definitely eat at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel because it has an on-site restaurant that offers delicious and diverse cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located on the hotel premises, making it easy and convenient for guests to enjoy a meal without having to leave the property. The on-site restaurant offers a wide variety of menu selections. Whether you want a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch, or a romantic dinner, the restaurant has something for everyone. Moreover, the restaurant also provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for dining with friends, family, or colleagues.

  • What is the best room to stay in at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel?

    One of the best room options at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is the Courtyard King Terrace room. These spacious rooms feature a comfortable king-size bed and plenty of space for relaxation. The terrace offers a beautiful view of the hotel's courtyard, which features neat landscaping and water features. The room also includes modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and free high-speed internet access, providing guests with all the comforts of home. This room type also offers additional features like a private entrance.

  • How can I get to Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel from San Diego Airport (SAN)?

    There are several ways to get to Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel from San Diego Airport. One option is to take a taxi directly from the airport to the hotel. Several shuttle services are also available from the airport to the hotel, including SuperShuttle and Cloud 9 Shuttle. The duration of the trip is approximately 45-60 minutes. A more affordable option is to take public transportation, which involves taking the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Route 992 from the airport to the Old Town Transit Center, where you can transfer to the Coaster commuter rail service to Carlsbad Poinsettia Station. From there, it is approximately a 10-minute taxi ride to the hotel. The total duration of this trip is approximately 2 hours.

  • What services can I expect at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel if I choose to stay with a pet?

    If you choose to stay with a pet at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, you can expect a range of services and amenities specifically designed for your furry friend. The hotel offers pet-friendly guest rooms, which are equipped with pet beds, food and water bowls, and a welcome packet that includes information about local pet stores, dog walking, and pet-friendly restaurants. These rooms are also equipped with easy-to-clean hard-surfaced floors, making it convenient to clean up any mess your pet may make.

  • What special services at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel are suitable for couples?

    Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel offers a variety of special services and amenities that are geared toward couples looking for a relaxing and romantic getaway. One such service is the heated pool, which allows couples to enjoy a swim no matter the weather. Additionally, the on-site spa offers a range of body treatments and massages, allowing couples to indulge in some much-needed pampering. The hot tub is also a great option for couples looking to unwind, as the warm water and massage jets provide the perfect environment for relaxation. The outdoor pool boasts a stunning view, making it a popular spot for couples to soak up some sun while also enjoying the picturesque scenery.

  • Where is Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel located?

    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.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at 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.

  • How far is Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel from the airport?

    Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is 2.3 miles from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar. Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is 27.6 miles from San Diego.

  • Does Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel have a pool?

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

  • How does KAYAK find such great Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel in Carlsbad and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel.

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