Beach Terrace Inn - Carlsbad, CA

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two or Four at Beach Terrace Inn in Carlsbad, CA

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Hotel at a Glance: Beach Terrace Inn

"The ocean is a daily part of our lives, not a disconnected amenity," say the owners of Beach Terrace Inn, which has been family-owned since the 1960s. True to its name, the inn sits directly on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean—the only hotel in Carlsbad to do so.

  • "Best-Of"-winner from TripAdvisor perennially
  • Complimentary breakfast is served daily in the Ocean Lounge and Sun Terrace
  • Beachfront pool: Take a dip, lay out, or relax in the jacuzzi while getting a view of the water
  • Spacious rooms with eco-friendly amenities, complimentary Solar Rain bottled water, 42" plasma-screen TVs, wet bars, fridges, and large walk-in glass showers
  • Private balconies in ocean-front king rooms; courtyard rooms share a communal front porch

Carlsbad, California: Coastal Town North of San Diego

Carlsbad’s swath of golden coastline, nestled between San Diego and LA, is often called the Riviera of the West. It connects several of SoCal’s most well-known beach towns, including La Jolla and Coronado. This midsize city of 105,000 people was founded when an artesian well was discovered there in the 1880s, and the locals christened it after Karlsbad, a health-spa village in Bohemian Europe. The discovery of the mineral spring—coupled with the arrival of the Arizona Eastern Railway—helped promote Carlsbad as a tourist destination. It retains a small-town feel, though; its downtown is lined with boutique shops, antique stores, and restaurants.

Unspoiled natural beauty is part of what draws people to Carlsbad. Carlsbad State Beach stretches for 4 miles along the Pacific Ocean; here, you can swim, surf, or stroll beside the nearby rocky bluffs. The city is also renowned as a premier growing region for poinsettias and ranunculus. Each year, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch herald the arrival of spring; you can watch as 50 acres of ranunculus fields blossom into a spectacular burst of color.

About 4 miles south of town, you’ll find the Museum of Making Music, which deals chiefly with pop culture, instrument innovation, and the business aspect of music. A current exhibit called The Sound of Sax tells the origin story of the Jazz Age’s most iconic instrument, but exhibitions change regularly.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in an ocean-front king room or stay for up to four in a courtyard room. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 3/29/14
Travel window: 1/28/14–3/6/14 (option 1 and option 5), 3/6/14–4/30/14 (option 2 and option 6), 1/31/14–3/2/14 (option 3 and option 7), 3/7/14–4/27/14 (option 4 and option 8)

  • Blackout dates: not valid 2/28, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/15, 3/21, 3/22, 3/28, and 3/29.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 10% tax and $1 daily business improvement district tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Private, furnished balconies or communal front porch
  • Heated pool and jacuzzi
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/29/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 1/28/14–3/6/14, 3/6/14–4/30/14, 1/31/14–3/2/14 or 3/7/14–4/27/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 2/28, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/15, 3/21, 3/22, 3/28, and 3/29
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 10% tax and $1 daily business improvement district tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Courtyard Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Ocean-Front King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 6 miles to McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
  • By cab: about $25 from CLD
  • By car: 36 miles north of San Diego, 87 miles south of Los Angeles

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