My husband and I have stayed at this property for years; both when it was part of the Best Western chain, and after the owners decided to invest mucho bucks in upgrading the hotel and making it an independent property. As you can see by the title, the location simply cannot be surpassed. It sits immediately on the beach. In fact, the ground level suites in the Lower Beach Building offer the unique possibility of jumping from your balcony directly onto the sand. Amazing for families with older children.
The rooms are wonderfully upgraded, with luxurious bathrooms done in serene colors and textures reminiscent of a spa. We stay in the Pool Terrace Building on an upper floor, and the first thing we do upon arrival is open the windows and door to the balcony in order to hear the ocean's rhythms. It stays open until we, always with immense regret, have to leave.
The night of arrival, we always order in pizza from one of the many restaurants that will deliver to your room. The front desk has menus of many of the local places, and there are many excellent ones within walking distance. Our favorite is Paon, which offers superlative food and choice of wines. This is not a family restaurant, but rather an informal, but upscale place with great service and a heated patio for al fresco dining.
The staff at the front desk are pleasant and helpful. The rooms are kept clean.
Our only complaint is that the included breakfast is not more upscale, like those at a Marriott Courtyard or a Hampton Inn for instance. Whereas there is a great selection of pastries and bread stuffs, as well as fresh fruit and fruit juices, cereals, and hard-boiled eggs, there are no hot dishes; no hot eggs, no sausage or bacon, no hashbrowns. Not even the "cook it yourself" hot waffles that you find at just about every motel chain...although this might have changed since were last there. They do have a toaster.
We overlook this however, because you will not find a hotel property smack on the beach like this one for miles and miles in either direction. We return every year to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only hotel right on the sand along the azure waters of the Carlsbad coast. The luxurious, totally redesigned Beach Terrace Inn is delightfully private and terraced on the sand along Carlsbad State Beach, boasting miles of beautiful beach front. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, walk to dozens of restaurants and nightlife in Carlsbad Village, or lose yourself in flip flops, sand and the sight of dolphins playing in the ocean. Here you are free from cares and free from extra fees with breakfast, parking, WiFi and most services included in the room charge. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while The Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and all of San Diego are 30 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
- Beach Terrace Carlsbad