CARLSBAD BY THE SEA RESORT

850 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Beach Spa or Beach Resort in San Diego County
33.12283 -117.31915
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 515 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 6.6%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 147 rooms in property
  • Check-out: 11
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 3 conference rooms in property

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Check Rates1 King Bed Deluxe Free WiFi and Breakfast Complimentary Breakfast and WiFi
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Check Rates1 King Bed Deluxe Free WiFi and Breakfast Complimentary Breakfast and WiFi Golf Package
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Check Rates1 King Bed Poolview Complimentary Full American Breakfast Buffet
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Pool View Free Wireless Fridge Microwave Patio
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Pool View Free Wireless Fridge Microwave Patio Golf Package
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Poolside
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Check RatesADA 1 King Wheelchair Accessible ADA Compliant Ground Flr Rolling Shower
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed with Breakfast
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds with Breakfast
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Check RatesDouble 2 Queen Beds Standard Breakfast Included
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Check RatesDouble King Size Bed Standard Breakfast Included
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Check RatesExecutive King Room with Sofa Sleeper Complimentary WiFi and Breakfast
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Check RatesExecutive King Room with Sofa Sleeper Complimentary WiFi and Breakfast Corporate
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Check RatesExecutive King Room with Sofa Sleeper Complimentary WiFi and Breakfast Golf Package
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Check RatesKing Bed Deluxe
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Check RatesPoolview Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesPoolview Room 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesStandard Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesStandard Room 1 King Bed Pool View
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesStandard Room 2 Queen Beds Pool View
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Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
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Local Attractions

Legoland, Close to Beaches Across from Carlsbad premuim outlet Close to Carlsbad VillageWithin Walking distance of many fine resturants

Verified Reviews of Carlsbad by The Sea Resort

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very friendly staff"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Food at breakfast needs to be improved.
(Group coordinator, booked 15 rooms), from US flag
21-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Apr 17 to Sun Apr 20 2014 at a $119.00 group rate (29% discount).
"Wonderful staff. Great locale. Excellent value."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We were extremely impressed with the property. The rooms were clean and very inviting. We ate breakfast on the balcony overlooking the grounds. The staff was helpful and accommodating. While we had stayed in several hotels in the Carlsbad area in the past, this was the best value.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Jan-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jan 19 to Mon Jan 20 2014
"It was great for what I needed"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
It was a big bummer that the hot tub wasn't in working order. It was a cloudy day so I couldn't take advantage of the pool. Overall the room was clean but there was a glich in the shower and it needed a washer. It was room 121. It was also awesome that I was able to check in early being a huge help that it was before 10 in the morning.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Nov 04 to Tue Nov 05 2013 at a $97.30 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of Carlsbad by The Sea Resort

4.0 out of 5.Based on 515 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Great convenient location A vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. Choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family.LEGOLAND® California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated Legoland “Preferred Hotel.” We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a complimentary shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a complimentary Full American Breakfast.SHOPPING at Paseo Carlsbad * Carlsbad Premium Outlet... DINING at Kings fish house PF Changs BJ’s Brewhouse, Corner Bakery, Menchies Frozen Yogurt TGI Friday’s.Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is centrally located to everything that the Carlsbad region has to offer. Pristine beaches or a game of golf at The Crossings are just minutes away.2 night minimum is required for weekend groups.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4
Check Out:11
Year of Last Renovation:2009
Floors:2
Rooms:147
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:147
Handicap Rooms:7
Suites:4
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:3
Meeting Space:5000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 240 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:TGIF opened till 2:am
Pool Info:8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hours prior to arrival
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:10.00%
Total Misc Fees:$3.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax:10.00 Per Night
Occupancy Tax: 1.00 Per Night
City Tax: 2.00 Per Night
Resort/Hotel Fee: 5.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 0.00 Per Item
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Spa Fee: 0.00 Per Day

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$75.00 non refundable Pet Fee, 1 dog non aggressive breed up to 25lbs


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

2 miles to carlsbad airport30 miles to san diego airport

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary Shuttle within 3 mile radius of the the hotel.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast Buffett included in rate

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Carlsbad by The Sea Resort

Rate fluctuations of Carlsbad by The Sea Resort

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both group/meeting quotes and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The most competitive group deal shown is 37.2% in April 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $279 in the month of June 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Carlsbad by The Sea Resort in a month when rates are lower.

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