Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlower Fields of Carlsbad4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLEGOLAND® California14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Carlsbad State Beach15 min walk
  • AirportCarlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar)4 min drive

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About this area


Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Lagoon can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out The Crossings at Carlsbad. LEGOLAND® California and Sealife Aquarium are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing, kayaking, and golf lessons.

What's nearby

  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad - 4 min walk
  • Museum of Making Music - 5 min walk
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 8 min walk
  • LEGOLAND® California - 14 min walk
  • South Carlsbad State Beach - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 3 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 4 min drive


  • Ruby’s Diner — 5 min walk
  • King's Fish House — 5 min walk
  • Tip Top Meats — 5 min walk
  • P.F. Chang's — 6 min walk
  • Miguel's Cocina — 9 min walk

About this property

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

3-star hotel near Flower Fields of Carlsbad
An outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a 24-hour business center, and a meeting room. All 146 rooms offer LCD TVs with cable channels and conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offers 146 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 35 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 22 per day

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Breakage deposit: USD 75 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Shuttle service
  • Parking
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 22 per day

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 546 out of 1309 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 408 out of 1309 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 202 out of 1309 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 95 out of 1309 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 58 out of 1309 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room smelled strongly of mold. There is visible mold throughout the bathroom, especially along the walls/ceiling. Checked out immediately and have not received a refund. Please refund.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Didn’t like the ac making lot of noise.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
temperature control (cannot go below 72) no coffee in room (had to go to front desk to get coffee, cups, etc.) unresponsive (phone to front desk busy constantly) ceiling had rust stains tv outdated, small and slow
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
The location of the property was great but the cost and what you got it was awful. It’s basically a 2.5 star hotel. AC wasn’t working when we arrived and could never get a hold of any staff
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It’s an ok stay , bathrooms need to be updated and walls to thin.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021