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“Great hotel...with a little inconvenience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beach Terrace Inn

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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Parker, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great hotel...with a little inconvenience”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

We were very impressed with the location, style & feel of this hotel. We were very fortunate to have a friend book us at this hotel. The location is simply the best for Carlsbad. Great taste in decorating and plenty of open areas to relax and enjoy the view. I say it needed a little 'tweaking' because we had a couple of issues. The check in took much longer than expected; however we were trying to check in early. We arrived at 2 pm and were told the room would be ready in 30 minutes, but it wasn't ready until 4 pm. The management made it right though, but leaving a nice card and bottle of wine for that inconvenience. The only other issue we had was that the TV remote didn't work...what do you need that for when you're beachfront you might ask? I just happen to have a husband that goes to sleep flipping channels and we found out rather quickly that it is a big deal for him. I know it sounds silly, but the reponse from the staff wasn't very accomodating. We got new batteries and were told 'the salt air isn't good for the TV/remotes". When we checked out my husband mentioned it again and was told 'we'll keep that in mind'. So, overall it was a beautiful place to stay and we would stay again...I'd just check the remote first since it's a big deal to my husband.

Room Tip: This is the only hotel that is beachfront in Carlsbad.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2012 via mobile

This is the only beachfront hotel in the Carlsbad/Ocenaside area and the owners are using the location very well. Amenities are nicely done and the breakfast is excellent. Almost every room has an ocean view (they will tell you if no view, be sure to ask). A lovely setup with an upscale yet informal feel (yes, you can hear other guests if they are loud but somehow this goes with the beachfront environment). Great for family groups with elders or kids or for a romantic getaway. Close to restaurants, shopping, takeout.

Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed 15 April 2012 via mobile

Just returned from a week long stay in the San Diego area with the kids. We spent 4 nights at the Marriott on Coronado island and 2 nights at the Beach Terrace Inn in Carlsbad and I must say I wish we had stayed at this hotel the whole week. From what we could tell, it's the only beach front hotel in Carlsbad. The rooms are very spacious and stylish. The bathrooms are also large. The service was friendly. They offer free breakfast & free wifi & free parking in their private lot. The view of the Pacific Ocean from our room was breathtaking. All in all we were very impressed. We highly recommend staying at the Beach Terrace if you're visiting Legoland/The Flower Fields or La Jolla area. It's about 30 mins from the San Diego Zoo.

Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Just returned home from a 5-day stay. It was our first time at this hotel but it definitely won't be our last. The location was perfect and the rooms are big so you don't feel cramped. The breakfast they served each morning was great. Also, the staff was super friendly and helpful. We always like being right on the beach and this hotel fits the bill.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

A terrific spot right on a really clean sand beach. There's a small pool for kids and a very good breakfast is included. It is pricey though IMHO

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Additional Information about Beach Terrace Inn

Property: Beach Terrace Inn
Address: 2775 Ocean Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2299
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price range (per night): ₹ 18,979 - ₹ 28,955
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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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