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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

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Front of property
Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Food and drink
Combined shower/tub, eco-friendly toiletries, towels

Overview of Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with beach shuttle, near Carlsbad Premium Outlets
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

1,162 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
The price is $121
Price available on 5/31/2023
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • LEGOLAND® California - 14 min walk
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 1 min drive
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad - 1 min drive
  • Carlsbad State Beach - 4 min drive
  • Moonlight State Beach - 8 min drive
  • Oceanside Beach - 8 min drive
  • Oceanside Pier - 10 min drive
  • Oceanside Harbor - 10 min drive
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 11 min drive
  • SoCal Sports Complex - 13 min drive
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 4 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 28 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 37 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Station - 10 min drive
  • Oceanside Transit Center - 13 min drive
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 28 min walk
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • In-N-Out Burger - 11 min walk
  • McDonald's - 8 min walk
  • Windmill Food Hall - 2 min walk
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - 9 min walk
  • Ruby's Diner - 4 min walk

About this property

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Just 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the airport, Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel puts you within a 15-minute drive of LEGOLAND® California and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. After getting a workout at the fitness center, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 146 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 35 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Onsite self parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 75 per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Parking
    • Shuttle service

Optional extras

  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 22 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay


  • Self parking is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
As of May 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel on May 31, 2023 start from $121, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 35 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply). RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ocean's Eleven Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and kayaking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a picnic area. Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel like?
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel is a short 4-minute drive from Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) and 14 minutes' walk from LEGOLAND® California. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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8/10 Very Good

Great place to stay for Legoland
Overall hotel was nice, friendly and clean. Bed sheets need to be updated due to alot of pillings (thise little beads of fabric) and there are alot of planes that fly over snd you are right next to freeway. Carlsbad outlets are right across where I found Rubys Dinee a grest place to eat breakfast! We stood here during our trip to Legoland (free shuttle)
Rachel, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

CBad by the sea
The location is great and the staff is friendly but the conditions of the room weren’t great. The bathroom light would go on and off the beds were not very comfortable. Also needed more blankets for the beds.
Jessica, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Kim, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

warner, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

It is an older hotel but was very clean. Checkin was good the let me check in early.
Rhonda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved Carlsbad By The Sea
We loved this place. Used for destination wedding and had a blast! Loved the grounds. We were relaxed and able to hang out in courtyards and at the pool area. Felt like home. Planning to come back for future family reunions. Highly recommend!!!
Barbara, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

michelle, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Don't Bring the Dog!
Clean comfortable hotel. However, the website said dog friendly. I booked on Upon arriving i had to pay $75 for my dog. Usually it's around $25. Nothing on the website asks if you are bringing a dog. I would have NOT stayed for an extra $75.00
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Stay
It was perfect. Walking distance to shopping and the Carlsbad Flower Fields.
Jennifer, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Rude Reception
The person who checked us in was very rude. It seemed he was against us in some way. He first gave my wife a hard time to check in. She made the reservation, but somehow it did not match the name. He further went on asking for ID and a credit card for everyone staying in the room and for us to write it down everyone's name on the check in sheet. Me, my wife, and my daughter were all standing there and could see it was just us three. He further reprimanded us for not initialing every section on the check in sheet and asked for very details of our car that we would be parking there that was not on the check in sheet. He gave us wrong directions to our room, and since this location had several buildings, it took us awhile to find it. Finally, when we went to our room the screen sliding room door to the patio was was off track, the glass sliding room door had the lock mechanism broken and we could not leave anything in the room due to the fear it would be taken since one could get to our balcony very easily. We were already late to a wedding we were going to at a nearby golf course, so we did not bother to deal with it with the front office given the trouble we were given. Thank goodness it was a one night stay.
1-night family trip
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