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Carlsbad By The Sea Resort

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Why We Love It

  • A short walk from a large outlet mall, the waterfront and many restaurants
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet
  • Legoland is less than a five minute drive, and Disneyland is an hour away
  • Carlsbad is known for its beautiful gardens, restorative water and near perfect weather

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
"It was clean, near Legoland, and beach. Service was great! Pool was awesome. Breakfast was good!!"
Jun 23, 2017
Stockton, CA, USA

Map & Directions

This hotel is 7 minutes from the McClellan-Palomar Airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $15 one way. The hotel is about 40 minutes from the San Diego Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Carlsbad, California: a beautiful oceanfront community boasting near perfect weather, restorative waters, delicious seafood, quaint boutiques and a uniquely soothing vibe. The Carlsbad by the Sea Resort embodies these relaxing features at a wallet-friendly price that leaves families plenty of cash for nearby attractions.

Within walking distance to the hotel, guests can easily explore the waterfront, premium outlet stores, beautiful gardens, and a number of restaurants. Legoland is less than a five minute drive and Disneyland is about an hour from the hotel.

Each guest room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and is outfitted in traditional décor, including a large desk and a comfortable desk chair. Guests can wake up to the complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for children up to age 2. Extra bed available on request and in rooms with king beds only: free of charge. 

Pets: Dogs (maximum weight: 35 pounds) are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable $75 (subject to tax) per stay. Dogs must always accompanied by guest. Please ask for pet friendly room. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $5.00 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes breakfast buffet, WiFi, access to pool, fitness room, business center, local phone calls, fax, printing, USA today weekday newspaper and shuttle service withing 3 miles of hotel.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Carlsbad by the Sea over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The complimentary shuttle and drivers were great
Other Comments
The front desk Lady that checked us in in the middle of the night was rude and the refrigerator rattled loudly the entire stay.
Casey Nov 05, 2017 Eugene, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was clean, near Legoland, and beach. Service was great! Pool was awesome. Breakfast was good!!
Susana Jun 23, 2017 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room and close to the Mall .
Other Comments
The office manager was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good.
George Apr 16, 2017 Ventura, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Joaquin Apr 03, 2017 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
friendly staff. Big rooms. Cleanand up-to-date facilities.
Grant Nov 25, 2016 Simi Valley, CA, USA

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