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“Ahhh...the sound of the ocean”
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Beach Terrace Inn
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I love this property. I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend..after a very busy week..to relax and enjoy the beautiful corner oceanfront view room......great breakfast overlooking the Ocean..and close to the quaint loveliness of Carlsbad? The staff friendly and service oriented.
The room was large, bed comfortable..and I am a fanatic about luxurious linens and bedding..if it isn't like my bed at home, then I won't check in! Great view of oceann

Room Tip: Request corner ocean view room
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed here one night with a friend for a 'girls getaway' this past weekend, and it was amazing! We had a beautiful and very clean oceanfront room with 2 kings and, unlike some hotels that claim ocean views, this really was right on the beach overlooking the ocean. Our room had tons of space, and I liked that it had some comfortable armchairs and a table in addition to a desk with its own chair. There was also comfortable seating on the balcony. Another plus about the room was the counter with sink and fridge in the back of the room where we could store our drinks/leftover food. The beds were very comfortable and the hotel even offers different pillow choices. Bathroom also spacious and well-appointed, although there's no tub. The breakfast area was beautiful and had lots of cereal, pastry, and beverage options. The fruit selection was decent. I can't eat wheat, so I do wish there had been one or two options besides yogurt and fruit for me to eat (maybe they could throw in one type of gluten-free snack bar or some hard-boiled eggs?), but if you don't have any dietary restrictions, there are plenty of options. Service was also good--everyone was very friendly. One warning--there are lots of stairs! Overall, this is a great hotel and you won't regret staying here.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed at this property in 2012, and although not perfect, decided to try again.

This year it was just PERFECT. Our room #50 was a ADA Handicap room that I need and was just spotless and well equipped for every need. Very spacious as well. The ocean view and little patio made us feel very special and spoiled. The comfort of the bed and linens made were 5 star quality.

We love the simple, but elegant style of this hotel. Old fashion Beach Quality from the 60's. And the town of Carlsbad has done a nice job also making our visit appreciated.

Next fall, I want to spend more time and really unwind.

Thank you Chris and staff.

Room Tip: Room 50 was one of the best ADA rooms we have ever stayed, anywhere.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay! Spent four days and three nights at the Beach Terrace Inn. We stayed in a King room with ocean view and it could not have been more perfect. I had arranged for the picnic basket with cheese, fruit, chocolate, crackers and wine to be delivered to our room prior to our arrival and it was excllent!! Front desk staff professional and very friendly. We found the breakfast to very conveinent and served the purpose of light fare, nothing gourment. The motel is within walking distance to several resteraunts and a quaint shopping area. The bed was very comfortable and it was so refreshing to go to sleep at night listening to the ocean. This place is very family oriented so if you are looking for peace and quiet this is not the place for you. We did not use the pool or jacuzzi because we spent most of our time on the beach. The motel supplies beach chairs, towels and umbrellas which was a big bonus! Cannot wait to visit again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

From check in to check out this place is great. Very nice reconditioned rooms literally on the beach watched the sunset over the pacific surf. From the woman who checked us in to the last moments at the beach the experience was wonderful.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

My wife and I just returned from a 3 night stay. The location is literally right on the beach in a very nice area. There are restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We stayed in an ocean front room on the 3rd floor, which had a nice balcony overlooking the ocean. This provided a view of passing dolphins and great sunsets. We left our sliding door open providing a back ground sound of crashing waves. The room was large and well furnished. Being an Inn the rooms open to outside walk ways and the rooms are in 3 separate buildings. We never used the pool or hot tub, but they looked nice. The pool hours are only until 9pm and we wished we could have used them later. I assume they restrict the time to keep things quiet for those staying in rooms overlooking the pool area. There is free wifi which worked well. The complimentary breakfast included fresh fruit, pastries, toast, bagles, english muffins, coffee, and juice. The overall vibe was luxurious, but laid back and relaxing. We took advantage of the stay 2 and get 3rd night free deal during the week, which seemed like a good deal compared to similar properties. We would definitely recommend it to someone for a relaxing stay on the beach.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have been aware of this hotel since the early 1980's because it was next door to a place we had stayed. We hoped to be able to return to stay at this hotel because of its location to the water, and we were not disappointed. The minute we walked in to the ocean front room, we opened the balcony door and let the surf sound in. Any time we were in the room, the balcony door was open. What a treat. We are used to stairs so this posed no problem for us. Again, what a treat for us mountain Arizonans.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Virginia W
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Additional Information about Beach Terrace Inn

Address: 2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2299
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £207 - £372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach Terrace Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Carlsbad's ONLY beachside hotel, the luxurious and delightfully private Beach Terrace Inn sits along the sandy coastline of Carlsbad State Beach. Both wired and relaxed, the hotel allows you to surf the net or the waves, walk to 70+ restaurants and entertainment venues within the charming Carlsbad Village, or lose yourself in flip flops, sand and the sight of dolphins playing in the ocean. Here you are free from cares and free from extra fees with breakfast, parking, WiFi and most services included in the room charge. Legoland and fabulous shopping are five minutes away while the famous sights of San Diego are a quick 30 minute drive south. ... more   less 
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