Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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 

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"The pool and poolside service were fantastic."
22. Apr 2018
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

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.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • 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 property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 1.00 per accommodation, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee
The 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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The pool and poolside service were fantastic.
Other Comments
Every employee we encountered was wonderful. We were especially impressed with poolside service on Friday afternoon. The beds were comfortable and rooms were exceptionally clean. The only problem we had was at the surf shop - they had no internet so we couldn't pay for our purchases with debit/credit. (We were hoping to stay again in June but the price doubled!)
Amy 22. Apr 2018 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

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