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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Carlsbad, CA
  • Directly across the boulevard from Carlsbad State Beach
  • Revamped in 2015 with expanded outdoor areas, private pool cabanas, and patio fire pits
  • Less than 10-minutes to Legoland and the Carlsbad Premium outlets
  • Hop on the shuttle to local spots within 10-miles 
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1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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Refreshed and rebranded in 2015, The Cape Rey Carlsbad (formerly known as the Oceanfront Beach Resort) clocks-in at the No. 5 spot on U.S News’ list of the best Hiltons in not only California, but the entire country. Popular among families and beach goers, the upscale resort sits 40 minutes north of San Diego and a few short steps across the boulevard from Carlsbad State Beach -- a small and quiet stretch of sand that’s popular among boogie boarders and bodysurfers, though surfers prefer to head farther south.

The resort’s recent overhaul includes a revamped pool deck that added private rental cabanas around the Oceanside pool and expanded the outdoor gathering spaces – the perfect spot for cozying up around fire pits on the patio. There’s also a whirlpool and kid’s pool for a post beach dip.

Guest rooms are spacious and bright, all of which are outfitted with complimentary Wi-Fi. The best of the lot, however, are the upgraded oceanview rooms that come with a step-out balcony overlooking the coast. There's a full-service spa and 1,200-square-foot fitness center on site and while there isn’t much other than the beach within walking distance, the resort hosts live music on the weekend and provides a shuttle to local spots within a ten-mile radius. Legoland and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets are both within a 10-minute drive.

In casual California style, Chandlers restaurant serves up a menu of American land and sea classics like Alaskan King salmon, a 12 ounce prime rib and selection of brews that highlights San Diego’s thriving brewery scene. 


  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 25 for adults, USD 4 and USD 7 for children (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: USD 19.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 24.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Pet fee: USD 82.50 per pet, per stay
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 22.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

    • Tourism fee: USD 1.00 per accommodation, per night
    • Resort fee: USD 22.00 per accommodation, per night
    The hotel resort fee includes:
    • Pool access
    • Spa access
    • Beach access
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls
    • In-room coffee
    • Additional inclusions

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

The Cape Rey Carlsbad is a 40-minute drive north of downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport. For guests planning to do any site-seeing, we recommend renting a car.


  • 1 Ponto Rd
  • Carlsbad, CA, 92011
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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