Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

850 Palomar Airport RoadCarlsbad92010USA
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About Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Carlsbad by the Sea Resort features its own outdoor pool and hot tub.

Guestrooms have private balconies or patios and feature flatscreen TVs with cable channels, work desks and complimentary Wi-Fi. Also included are microwaves, refrigerators and coffee-making facilities.

This resort offers a free shuttle to the airport. There is also a fitness centre on site. Other amenities include a business center, laundry facilities and a conference space. The front desk is open 24 hours a day, Wi-Fi is free in public areas and parking is provided without charge.

A complimentary hot and cold breakfast is served every morning. There is a T.G.I. Fridays on site, serving American cuisine and guests can also have a drink at the bar

Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is under three miles from McClellan-Palomar Airport. Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall can be reached with a two-minute walk. Carlsbad State Beach and Legoland are both within two and a half miles.


850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92010, USA
Telephone: +1 7604387880 | Fax: +1 7604381015 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

It's in a great position

Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is located very close to Legoland and, conveniently, you can even get a courtesy shuttle there. You'll also find yourself close to a number of restaurants, shops and attractions. The beach is really nearby as well and the freeway is easily accessible. The airport is just a short journey away as well.

A nice place to hang

The pool area is a good area to chill out. The water is refreshing, while the hot tub is also a fine place to spend some time if you don't feel like leaving the resort.

Enjoy the view

Guestrooms have balconies or patios, giving you a nice outdoor area to relax while enjoying the view, which will be of either the pool or the garden.

Negative Reviews

Temperamental internet

The Wi-Fi at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort isn't the best. During busy times, you might find that it drops out at frustratingly regular intervals. It can also be generally slow and unresponsive while you are online as well.

Not the best start to the day

The breakfast buffet is ok but nothing special. There isn't a particularly good selection of items from which to choose and what is on offer isn't especially tasty. While passable, it isn't a very satisfactory meal at all.

An update would be good

The furniture and décor at this resort feel quite tired, both in guestrooms and in exterior areas. The whole place could do with a general makeover. The level of cleanliness is fine but not amazing and some guests have commented that they encountered ants in their rooms.

Rating Overview

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7.7 out of 10 based on 1872 reviews