Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with beach shuttle, near Carlsbad Premium Outlets

7.8/10 Good

1,105 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • LEGOLAND® California - 14 min walk
  • Oceanside Beach - 13 min drive
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 21 min drive
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 13 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 4 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 28 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 37 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Station - 11 min drive
  • Oceanside Transit Center - 14 min drive
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 28 min walk
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

3-star hotel near LEGOLAND® California
You can look forward to a terrace, a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel. A bar, a fitness centre and a 24-hour business centre are available to all guests.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking, an area shuttle and a 24-hour front desk
  • A computer station, a front desk safe and tour/ticket information
  • Smoke-free property, concierge services and newspapers in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the beach locale, overall value and pool
Room features
All guest rooms at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel feature comforts, such as air conditioning, as well as Guests reviews say good things about the cleanliness rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and shower/bath combinations
  • 36-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Recycling, fridges and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 146 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 35 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: USD 75 per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Shuttle service
    • Parking

Optional extras

  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 22 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 35 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Ocean's Eleven Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and kayaking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a picnic area. Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ruby’s Diner (4-min walk), King's Fish House (5-min walk) and Tip Top Meats (5-min walk).
What's the area around Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel like?
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel is a short 4-minute drive from Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) and 14 minutes' walk from LEGOLAND® California. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great Location, Great Service
Super hotel, great location and the staff were awesome. pool areas is great, next to the outlet mall and free way. On arrival we were given a welcome bag with some drinks and snacks
STeven, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The perfect place for our family
Our stay was great! Room was clean.and spacious. We brought our dog and she had a beautiful park like courtyard outside our patio. Lots of trees, plush grass and space to run. The pool area was fantastic! The windmill had lots of choices of food for dinner and we could bring our pet. The overall location was perfect, walking distance to restaurants and the outlets and the beach was just a few minutes drive. We will definitely come back!
Arnold, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jose, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Basic but nice.
This was a nice place to stay. Nothing luxurious at all and the rooms were pretty basic, at least the one that came with the rez. Our bathroom was really not up to my standards to be honest. It was old and the shower was one big area and the water spilled into the rest of the bathroom. There were not enough towel racks and everything was just old and not very clean feeling. The staff was WONDERFUL. Lisa at the front desk was a gem. I think if I came back to Carlsbad I would actually stay closer to the beach. The name is a bit of a misnomer, it's more like Carlsbad by Leggo Land, or Calrlsbad by the 5 Freeway. The sea is a good drive from the property. All in all it was a nice stay however the room was not up to my standards for a $200+ a night hotel. The bathroom was really basic and there were mosquitos in the room which unfortunately is a summer thing. Not my favorite place but definitely not the worst place to stay.
Michelle, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Problems with toilet, all night long. Problems with ventilation, woke up filling sick. Problems with smoke alarm. Phone in room didn't work to contact lobby. Very poor service. Will never stay there again.
Manuel, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jason, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will be staying at Carlsbad by the Sea again!
We were so impressed with Carlsbad by the Sea that it is now our go-to hotel for all of our stays in the area! Staff was friendly and accomodating, the pool with sun cabanas was clean, comfortable and nice and so were the rooms! The scenery was beautiful and we loved having a courtyard view room. It was peaceful and quiet! The windmill located at the hotel had a very cool place to hang out with like 8 places to eat and video arcade games for kids to play. Cool environment. Plus, shopping is conveniently located across the street and all around for anything you may need! Honestly, one of the best hotel experiences we have had! Can't wait to return.
Erika, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Candice, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not work the money
Baseboard missing... still waiting on my receipt even after calling 3 times
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable stay. Staff were excellent
JARRETT, 2-night family trip
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