Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

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850 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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The Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel combines a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere with modern amenities and an ideal North County San Diego location in Carlsbad.
Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Prices starting at $108 / night
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Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Overview
Whats Nearby
Things to Know
Property Amenities
Parking
Rooms & Rates
Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
Neighborhood Beaches

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Rooms & Rates
Amenities
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Overview

Outdoor Pool Aerial View at Carlsbad by the Sea HotelFirepit Patio at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

The Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel is a charming getaway located in central Carlsbad. It is situated right next to the iconic Carlsbad windmill and has classic country-style architecture to match. The design is meant to make you feel right at home, with a soothing color palette, modern amenities, and relaxing outdoor spaces.

The courtyard area is the centerpiece of the entire property, with an outdoor heated pool and spa. With plenty of chairs and daybeds, guests can easily spend an entire day by the pool and soak up San Diego’s incredible weather. The pool area is surrounded by lush gardens with walking trails and gazebos. Every room has a private balcony that looks out onto the pool.

Indoors, the hotel offers a cardio room where you can keep up with your daily workout routine. There’s also a business center with all of the amenities you need to stay connected while you’re on the go.

The property is equipped with high-speed WiFi to power all of your devices. The hotel is also happy to provide in-room microwaves and laundry services to help you feel more at home.

Local Tips
Carlsbad State Beach a Good Option
Carlsbad State Beach is the closest beach to the Carlsbad By the Sea Hotel and is a great place to soak up the sun or even try your hand at classic San Diego activities like surfing, paddle boarding and snorkeling.

The hotel is walking distance from LEGOLAND California, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, numerous family-friendly dining options and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Shuttle service is offered to any destination within two miles, which is an excellent perk with so many destinations in such close proximity to the property.

When it’s time to head to the beach, the hotel is happy to provide a selection of gear and accessories for your adventure. If you’d like to try surfing, rent a surfboard at a discounted price when you buy a Go San Diego Pass in advance of your travels or check out one of the many fabulous local surf schools for a quick lesson before you dive in.

One of the most exciting amenities that the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel offers is the Windmill Food Hall. It offers an excellent selection of different food and drinks, which you can enjoy in the food hall or take back to your room with you. Some of the options they offer include burgers, pizza, poke, Thai food, and Mexican street food. For drinks, they have a selection of coffee, tea, craft beer, cocktails, and more.

With so many excellent amenities, the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel serves as a cozy home away from home during your travels to San Diego.

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Prices starting at $108 / night

What's Nearby

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
14 min Walk
LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND California Theme Park
5 min Drive
Embarcadero
Del Mar Fairgrounds
28 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
34 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
35 min Drive
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
39 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
39 min Drive
Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Prices starting at $108 / night

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Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Carlsbad
Carlsbad is an outdoor-lover’s paradise! Visit the Flower Fields, breweries, local parks & cafes. Hit the beaches and enjoy the sunset from the boardwalk.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $75 per accommodation, per stay. Dogs only, 1 per room up to 35 lbs. All dogs must be supervised. Service animals exempt from fees.
Resort Fee
$12.00 Resort fee inclusions: Shuttle service, Parking and WiFi access (may be limited).
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
146 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Business Center
Business Center
City Hotel
City Hotel
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Beach
Hotel Near Beach
Laundry
Laundry
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pets Allowed with Restrictions
Pool
Pool
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Self Parking
Self Parking
Free Parking
Free Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 38 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 38 min Drive
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 38 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October
Nov
56°F / 73°F
Sunny in November
Dec
51°F / 68°F
Sunny in December
Jan
51°F / 67°F
Sunny in January

Rooms & Rates

King Guestroom at Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

The Carlsbad By The Sea offers chic guest rooms with a welcoming vibe and modern amenities. Every room has a private balcony overlooking the pool or gardens. You’ll also enjoy free high-speed WiFi, a 36-inch TV with premium cable, and a mini fridge, with microwaves available upon request.

Here are some of the room options you’ll have at the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel.

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Prices starting at $108 / night
Studio King Sofa Sleeper Room
The Studio King Sofa Sleeper rooms are ideal for those looking for a bit of extra space to relax. They come with a king bed, and since they are slightly larger than the standard king room, they also offer the addition of a sofa sleeper bed.
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Pool View Room
Pool View rooms are available with a king bed or two queen beds. Each room has a private balcony with a view of the pool.
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Poolside Terrace Room
This room type is only available with two queen beds. It is located on the first floor by the pool with a private terrace.
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Courtyard Balcony Room
These rooms are available with one king or two queen beds. They are located on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the tranquil courtyard.
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Courtyard Terrace Room
Like many other room types, you can choose between two queen beds or one king bed for this room type. It is on the first floor with a terrace that opens out onto the courtyard. These rooms are also available in ADA-accessible versions. ADA compliant rooms have wheelchair access, including a wheelchair accessible shower with grab bars.
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Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel
Prices starting at $108 / night

Nearby Things to Do

One of the things that makes the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel so attractive is its central location. There are so many fun activities to enjoy nearby, and the hotel provides shuttle services that makes it easy to get around.

If you’re planning on exploring everything the San Diego area has to offer, be sure to pick up a Go San Diego Pass in advance of your trip! With the Go San Diego Pass, you can get discounted admission rates on some of the most popular San Diego attractions, like the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, The Children’s Museum, LEGOLAND California and much more.

You can double up on the savings when you use our discount code with the already discounted prices offered with the Go pass!

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch are right next to the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel and are a must-see attraction when in the area.

If you visit in the spring, you can stroll through acres and acres of colorful flowers. However, they also host an array of fun events throughout the year, including holiday celebrations, festivals and more!

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

The Carlsbad Premium Outlets are located just a stone’s throw away from the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel. Here you’ll find outposts of some of your favorite luxury brands as well as plenty of dining options.

The Carlsbad Premium Outlets are one of the best places to go shopping in all of San Diego if you’re looking to shop on a budget.

The Beaches of Carlsbad State Beach

No trip to the San Diego area is complete without a visit to one of San Diego’s more than 75 picturesque beaches!

Carlsbad State Beach is the closest beach to the Carlsbad By the Sea Hotel and is a great place to soak up the sun or even try your hand at classic San Diego activities like surfing, paddle boarding and snorkeling. The beach is also a great place to go running or biking along the shore.

North Ponto Beach is just to the south of Carlsbad By the Sea Hotel and a surfers paradise for all skill levels featuring quality consistent surf as well as lifeguards and restrooms on site.

Another great choice is Tamarack Surf Beach which is less than 4 miles to the north of the hotel and a great place to go surfing, sunbathing or fishing. This beach also has lifeguards and restrooms available for use while visiting.

LEGOLAND California

If you’re traveling with kids, you won’t want to miss LEGOLAND California!

The park entrance is less than a mile walk at just .8 miles from the hotel. You can travel by car to the entrance in less than 10 minutes or consider reserving a rideshare like Uber or Lyft, both readily available in San Diego.

This theme park offers rides for kids of all ages, as well as elaborate Lego displays, live entertainment, and plenty of dining options. Even adults will enjoy the quirky charm of this Lego-themed park.

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The World Famous San Diego Zoo
The World Famous San Diego Zoo
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USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
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Carlsbad Local Food Tour
Carlsbad Local Food Tour
Reserve your spot now for this 3-hour walking tour through Carlsbad Village’s best eateries. Enjoy a wine & beer sampling and local cuisine tastings while a local guide explains the history, architecture and culture of Carlsbad.
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LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
LEGOLAND Hopper Ticket
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