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Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad

3-star3 stars
850 Palomar Airport RoadCarlsbadCA92011United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Flower Fields of Carlsbad
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast is average
Vibe is not too good
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From 702 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad

from $189
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View
  • Room, Accessible

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 142 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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. 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 or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 35 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Train station pickup *


  • Free self parking

  • Extended 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 hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • 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
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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 only
Be entertained
  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, 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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 7.50 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, 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) - 31 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 35 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 36 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Station - 9 min drive
  • Oceanside Transit Center - 12 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 1,571 reviews

Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad
Perfect spot.
Beautiful grounds. Very comfortable and outlets across the street with a variety of places to eat. Starbucks also across the street. Perfect spot.
Renee, us2 night trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad
Great places
The stay was nice. Close to everything we were wanting to see and do. Would stay again.
Kris, us2 night trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad
Free Shuttle to Legoland
I liked the friendly staff and complimentary shuttle service to Legoland.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad
Close to Lego Land
Great because close to Lego Land, and fine dining and shopping, other than that, a lot of repairs going on at Hotel, some of the balconies were not safe and had nails sticking out. Great price and location, just needs to be fixed before can give higher rating
Ginger, us2 night trip
Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad
Very Good8.0
Hidden gem...
The location was perfect. Shuttle to Legoland a plus! Jacuzzi needs service and breakfast is nothing to write home about, but otherwise a very good hotel.
Gail, us2 night trip

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Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Carlsbad

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