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Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011

+1 760 438 7880

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based on 1,958 reviews

About Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, Carlsbad

Value for money

Located in Carlsbad, Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a short drive from Legoland California and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. It also offers an outdoor pool, a free shuttle service and free Wi-Fi. The resort treats guests to babysitting/child services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. In addition, the multilingual staff are on hand to offer assistance. The resort's rooms are comfortable and provide a kitchenette that is equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. They are air conditioned and offer tea and coffee making facilities, movies-on-demand and a seating area. Carlsbad by the Sea Resort's in-house eatery provides a convenient option for guests wanting to dine in. Alternatively, there is a large choice of international restaurants close by. Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is within a 30-minute walk of Carlsbad Poinsettia NCTD Station. Museum of Making Music is within walking distance.

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Standard Rooms - Sea view


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Double Rooms - Mountain view


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King Rooms - Courtyard view


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Queen Rooms - Harbor view


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Other Rooms - Park view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Newspapers
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Airport shuttle


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Snack bar


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Children's television networks


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Attractions in Carlsbad, California curated by momondo

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel location: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011


Legoland California0.5 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks0.1 mi
The Flower Fields - An Evening in Full Bloom Dinner0.1 mi
Casablanca Restaurant, Lounge & Bar0.1 mi
Seafire Restaurant + Bar0.1 mi

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel Reviews

GoodBased on 1958 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Very clean and quiet great location! (in 248 reviews)
  • Great free breakfast! (in 212 reviews)
  • Very friendly staff and great service! (in 200 reviews)
Cons -
  • Bath tub is very dirty. (in 19 reviews)

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Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Frequently asked questions

  • On average, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is less than the Carlsbad average rate for 3 star hotels. The nightly rate at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is typically $115, whereas the nightly rate in Carlsbad is $87 more.

  • Drive distance from San Diego to Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel and vice versa is 27.9 mi and the overall drive time is about 1h 23min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from San Diego to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $28/day for a base model rental. A very popular option for travelers staying at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from San Diego directly to the hotel.

  • Yes, you’re free to bring your dog with you while staying at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel.

  • Yes, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Carlsbad for those looking for something different. If you are staying at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Carlsbad specifically look for hotels with a pool. Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is 3.0 mi away from the city center of Carlsbad, where you can find interesting sights such as Legoland California.

  • If you have questions or concerns about your stay at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel, call +1 760 438 7880 to speak with a front desk representative.

  • Yes, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel does have a gym on-site that is available to hotel guests. Some hotel gyms may not have 24-hour access, so it is best to ask a front desk clerk for fitness center hours.

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