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Beach Terrace Inn
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All reviewsocean frontcontinental breakfastsound of the wavesguest loungerooms are hugewithin walking distancefalling asleepoceanfront roomyogurtcarlsbad villagebeach chairs and umbrellasboogie boardsfull ocean viewno elevatorhard boiled eggsbeautiful roompool area
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Hotel offers huge rooms with terrace just above the beach. We enjoyed sitting outside early morning or during sunset - really nice.

What's good:
-location directly at the beach
-size of rooms
-terrace just above the beach
-good beds
-free parking just opposite the hotel
-some restaurants in walking distance (but see below)
-free umbrellas and chairs for the beach

What's not so good:
-breakfast very basic (no cheese, no ham, ....)
-when not coming early for breakfast the already limited choice is even further reduced (people carry away tons of food for later consumption)
-no elevator and lots of stairs to reach you room (difficult with luggage and no help has been offered)
-housekeeping not very good
-building itself quite old
-WIFI slow and not working properly
-limited infrastructure around the hotel
-very thin walls; if someone in the room above starts walking around you won't sleep any longer

Room Tip: first row and highest floor - forget about the rest
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank ChristianW63
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We started in room 53 and my wife couldn't sleep because we were right below the breakfast area.
Your people were very accommodating, and put us in room 61 which was great. Great job by Stephanie and one other young lady who had to go home ill that day.

One thing I have always wanted to mention is that in the Beach Terrace building, the numbers on the elevator door and buttons are not the same as the floor numbers on your map.
Map Elevator
4 1
3 2
2 3
This can be very confusing for everyone.
Thanks for a great time!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PhxBoy
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Simply perfect! Literally "on the beach" Stunning views of beach, waves and sunsets. Enormous rooms, great bathrooms. Everything spotless. A staff member never passes you without asking if you need anything. Free use of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, towels. An easy walk to great dining and shopping. Extraordinary restaurants ( Went to "The Land and Water) every day and never disappointed. Clientele was families and beach lovers. Never heard noisy guests, which is rare for a summer weekend at the beach. I recommend it without reservation (but save me a room).

Room Tip: The rooms on the beach are pricy but worth it. Most rooms are not viable if you can't do steps. Absolutely nothing to complain about.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank nyumoses
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed in a room that faces the ocean. The beauty is, you're right there next to the sand, near the water. The nightmare is, at night, the crashing waves are even louder when things are quiet, and at other resorts, almost impossible to sleep.. So, my first test here was, that sliding door. It was scary quiet!.. Nice!.. No problems sleeping. The room was nice and big, bathroom/shower area, very clean and plenty of room. The room may be needing a "make over" soon, a little of that "old, musty" smell, nothing bad really just may be time to "freshen" up a bit. The pool was clean and clear and the "help" kept plenty of clean dry towels on the deck lounge chairs. The daily continental B-fast was nice along with the view from the dining area. Parking is FREE!!.. the way it should be. The other nice thing is the place is located close to everything and we didn't need the car to get around locally. Only thing missing was "HD" for the room T.V... We had a nice time and look forward to coming back. Great place for families.

Room Tip: The rooms directly facing the ocean are nice and big. Ours had 2 Kings in it. and plenty of light.. some of the smaller "inner" locations are great if you just need a place to crash.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Yui G
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed at the Beach Terrace Inn for 2 nights during our stay to San Diego last week. It was a vacation where we stayed in 3 hotels over 5 nights and we wished all of our nights could have been at the Beach Terrace Inn. The staff was very helpful and accommodating regarding all of our requests from the needing our TV remote replaced to providing a microwave oven. Our ocean front room was huge and looked just like the picture on the internet. I've never stayed in a room with 2 king sized beds before, and this one still had lots of room to spare. The room was quite pricey in my opinion but my family agreed that it was worth it. From my investigation of hotels from San Diego to Carlsbad finding true oceanfront properties is not easy. The only cons were that phone reception was nonexistent from our hotel room which was a couple of flights down from street level, and there were no elevators for our section of the property. This really was not a problem since a very helpful and fit bellman brought our luggage down upon arrival and took it back up when we checked out. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing environment at an excellent property right on the beach!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank TexasLisaLisa
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