Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States (USA) near Exit 47 on I-5 (~0.2mi)
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3.0 Star Property
33.122826 -117.319145
+1-800-219-2797
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3.0/5

Based on 1993 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Avg. Group Discount of 12.2%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 145 rooms in property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Check-in: 4
  • Group score of 10.0/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Room Types

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Check Rates 1 King Bed Balcony Courtyard View
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Check Rates 1 King Bed Pool View
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Check Rates 1 Queen Bed
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Check Rates 2 Queen Beds Poolside Terrace
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Check Rates Accessible Ground Floor
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Check Rates Accessible Ground Floor 1 King Bed
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Check Rates Accessible King Terrace Newly Renovated ADA Accessible 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates Carlsbad Suite Private Balcony 1 King 850 Sq Ft 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates Courtyard 2 Queen Beds Terrace
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Check Rates Courtyard 2 Queen Beds Terrace Single Occupancy
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Check Rates Courtyard 2 Queen Room with Private Balcony
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Check Rates Courtyard King Room with Private Balcony
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Check Rates Courtyard Room with 2 Queen Beds and Private Balcony
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Check Rates Courtyard Room with 2 Queen Beds and Terrace
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Check Rates Ctyd 2 Queen Patio Terrace Newly Renovated 350 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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Check Rates Deluxe Studio 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Deluxe Studio 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Double Accessible
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Check Rates Double Accessible Room Only Opaque Rate
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Check Rates Double Premium
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Check Rates Double Room King Bed Pool View
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Check Rates Double Room King Bed Premium Pool View
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Check Rates Double Room with Balcony
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Check Rates Double with Views
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Check Rates Family Suite Private Courtyard Balcony 750 Sq 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates King Room Disability Accessible
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Check Rates King Room with Pool View
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Check Rates King Room with Terrace Accessible
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Check Rates King Studio with Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Pghp Accessible King Terrace Newly Renovated ADA
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Check Rates Pghp Ctyd 2 Queen Patio Terrace Newly Renovated 350
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Check Rates Pghp Pool View King Newly Renovated 350 Sq Ft Ground
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Check Rates Pghp Poolside 2 Queen Terrace Newly Renovated 350 Sq
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Check Rates Pghp Studio King with Sofa Sleeper Newly Renovated
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Check Rates Pool View King
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Check Rates Pool View King Newly Renovated 350 Sq Ft Ground 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates Pool View Room with 2 Queen Beds and Private Balcony
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Check Rates Poolside 2 Queen Terrace Newly Renovated 350 Sq 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Check Rates Poolside Room with 2 Queen Beds and Terrace
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Check Rates Premium Room 1 King Bed Pool View
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Check Rates Premium Room 2 Queen Beds Balcony Pool View
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Check Rates Premium Room 2 Queen Beds Pool View Poolside
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Check Rates Queen Queen Courtyard Terrace
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Check Rates Queen Room with Pool View
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Check Rates Studio King Room with Sofa Bed
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Check Rates Studio King with Sofa Sleeper Newly Renovated 1 Mi To Legoland Nearby Business Free Shuttle
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Local Attractions

Legoland, Close to Beaches Across from Carlsbad Premuim Outlet Close to Carlsbad Village Within Walking distance of many fine resturants

Verified Reviews of Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Good Location"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We like the location, it's near the freeway and The Windmill restaurant.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Feb-2024 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Feb 24 to Tue Feb 27 2024 at a $149.66 average nightly rate.
"Clean & Safe Place"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
A clean safe place to stay with easy access to the freeway.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Feb-2024 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 07 to Fri Feb 09 2024 at a $103.20 average nightly rate.
"Clean Hotel in Great Location"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is in a great location; the property is clean. A convenient place to stay with good service.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Dec-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Nov 29 to Sun Dec 03 2023 at a $149.00 average nightly rate.
"Comfy, clean, excellent hotel."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Comfy, clean, excellent hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Nov-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Nov 01 to Fri Nov 03 2023 at a $127.20 average nightly rate.
"Nice hotel, pool, spa."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Location is great. Grounds are very nice. Enjoyed the pool and spa. Nice hotel for a weekend stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Nov-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 27 to Sun Oct 29 2023 at a $165.99 average nightly rate.
"Excellent Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Clean hotel and friendly staff.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Oct-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Oct 18 to Fri Oct 20 2023 at a $141.30 average nightly rate.
"Nice setting and grounds."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Nice setting and grounds.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-May-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 19 to Sun May 21 2023 at a $180.79 average nightly rate.
"Clean, convenient and comfortable."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Clean, convenient and comfortable.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Mar-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Mar 21 to Thu Mar 23 2023 at a $149.00 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 1993 guest reviews

Property Description

Great convenient location! A vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. Choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND® California Resort is located less than a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel 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. Directly across the street is the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall and within walking distance are several eateries to include King's Fish House, PF Changs, BJ's Brewhouse, Corner Bakery, and Windmill Food Hall featuring over 10+ restaurant options right on site. Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel 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.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4
Check Out: 11
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 2
Rooms: 145
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 145
Handicap Rooms: 7
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1
Meeting Space: 1600 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 250 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: TGIF opened till 2:am
Pool Info: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hours prior to arrival
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 10.20%
Total Misc Fees: $12.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.75 Per Night
Occupancy Tax: 12.20 Per Night
City Tax: 2.00 Per Night
Resort/Hotel Fee: 12.00 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


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

2 miles to carlsbad airport 30 miles to san diego airport

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle within 2 mile radius of the the hotel.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast is not included but is available at the Windmill Food Hall and Carlsbad Outlets.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
$75.00 non refundable Pet Fee, 1 dog non aggressive breed up to 35lbs

Parking Info

Included in the Amenity Fee of $12 nightly.

Internet / WiFI

Included in the Amenity Fee of $12 nightly.

Cleaning Policies

Hotel is currently following guidelines set by the CDC and City of Carlsbad.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: The Goods - A cozy cafe serving delicious breakfast options and specialty coffee. Located 0.8 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Pizza Port - A popular pizzeria with a wide selection of craft beers. Located 1.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: Campfire - A rustic restaurant with an open-fire cooking concept, offering farm-to-table dishes. Located 1.2 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Legoland California - A family-friendly amusement park with various themed areas and rides. Located 3.7 miles from the hotel.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: Swami's Cafe - A local favorite for breakfast and brunch, offering healthy and delicious options. Located 0.9 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: The Compass - A waterfront restaurant with stunning ocean views, serving seafood and American cuisine. Located 1.3 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar - A trendy Japanese restaurant known for its sushi and robata grill. Located 1.1 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Carlsbad Village - Explore the charming downtown area with shops, art galleries, and beautiful beaches. Located 1.2 miles from the hotel.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: Cafe Topes - A cozy cafe known for its delicious breakfast burritos and specialty coffee. Located 0.7 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Park 101 - A lively food hall with various food vendors and outdoor seating. Located 1.8 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: West Steak and Seafood - A fine dining restaurant specializing in prime steaks and fresh seafood. Located 2.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Carlsbad Flower Fields - Enjoy the vibrant colors of the blooming flower fields during the spring season. Located 4.3 miles from the hotel.

Previously known as:
Carlsbad by The Sea Resort

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel

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 22.3% in April 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $259 in the month of August 2022. 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 Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel have?

There are 145 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Breakfast is not included but is available at the Windmill Food Hall and Carlsbad Outlets.

What parking is available at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Included in the Amenity Fee of $12 nightly.

How much does internet cost?

Included in the Amenity Fee of $12 nightly.

Can I get a AAA rate at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Can I get a group rate at Carlsbad by The Sea Hotel?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 12.2%.

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