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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

3-star3 stars
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, United States of America

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Flower Fields of Carlsbad
  • Free local cuisine breakfast
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Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast is average
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

from $118
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View
  • Room, Accessible

What’s around Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (3-minute walk)
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets (5-minute walk)
  • Legoland California (8-minute walk)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (14-minute walk)
  • Carlsbad Lagoon (27-minute walk)
  • Carlsbad State Beach (42-minute walk)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (18.4 mi / 29.7 km)

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 6 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 30 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 35 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Station - 9 min drive
  • Oceanside Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 14 min drive
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle

About Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

Family-friendly hotel with pool, 1 mile from Legoland®

Bargains and beaches

This hotel is right across the street from Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall, where you'll find more than 90 stores, including Barney's New York and Calvin Klein. The coastal bluffs of South Carlsbad State Beach are only about a mile away, and SeaWorld is a half-hour by car.

Kids in toyland

Legoland® is a big draw for kids of all ages, being only a mile away and accessible by shuttle, and The Crossing Golf Course is equally close. Downtown Carlsbad is a 3-mile jaunt, while major attractions like San Diego Zoo and Del Mar Fairgrounds are within 30 miles.

Pool, fitness center

There's a large outdoor pool and a fitness center to keep you active. Head next door to King's Fish House, Ruby's Diner, or one of the many restaurants at the outlet mall.


Spacious guestrooms feature LCD TVs with premium cable channels. The mini-fridge and microwave are perfect for saving leftovers (and money), and there's a coffeemaker to ensure you won't have to stand in line for your morning caffeine fix.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 146 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. 24-hour train station shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Please note that rollaway beds are available only in rooms with single king beds.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 35 lb)



  • Free airport shuttle during limited hours *

  • Train station pick-up (available 24 hours) *


  • RV/bus/truck parking


  • Free area shuttle within 3 mi

  • Beach shuttle *

  • Free theme park shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
Be entertained
  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad’s small print

Also known as

  • Carlsbad Resort
  • Carlsbad Sea
  • Carlsbad Sea Resort
  • Resort Carlsbad
  • Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad


This hotel's policy is that pets may not be left unattended in guestrooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: USD 20 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 1,666 reviews

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad
Will stay here again
Staffs here are very friendly and super helpful especially the security guard. Free shuttle to and from Legoland is a huge plus, just let them know and they will drop you off or pick you up. Also walking distance to the flower fields. I saw hair in bathroom shower curtain and socks underneath our bed from previous occupants. I thought this was a very good hotel despite the hair and socks. They have hot breakfast too. 30 minutes from SAN airport. I will definitely stay here again.
Liza, us2 night family trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad
Very Good8.0
First night didn't replace towels empty trash or replace cups. Mentioned to the front desk and during three night stay cups never replaced. Not sure why a resort fee with poor service.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad
Very Good8.0
Nice hotel close to Legoland
I planned this trip to take my son to Legoland. I was so happy to see that this hotel was not too far from the park. The best surprise was how close I was to the field of flowers and Carlsbad outlets. The breakfast was ok, i wished there was more of a variety. My so. Enjoyed his cereal and I enjoyed my cup of coffee.
Natalie, us1 night family trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad
Great hotel with location
This hotel is great for the service and location. Very pleased with it.
A Traveler, usTrip with friends
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad
Great value
Is a great value. The bed is really soft and the shower is great. The furniture is a little dated but overall I would definitely stay again. The employees were so friendly and provided great service. The breakfast included is a great deal as well!
Juli, us1 night romance trip

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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

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