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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel - Carlsbad, CA

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  • Stay for three in a courtyard king terrace room, or four in a courtyard double-queen terrace room or poolside double-queen terrace room

$12 Daily Resort Fee Includes

  • Overnight self-parking
  • Newly upgraded high-speed WiFi
  • Access to complimentary beach gear (based on availability)

Shuttle Service (based on availability)

  • Any destination within a 2-mile radius of hotel
  • Nearby theme park
  • McClellan–Palomar Airport
  • Nearby beach

Hotel at a Glance: Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Located a half-hour drive from San Diego, Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel can be a great choice for those who want to explore California. The family-friendly hotel offers a warm atmosphere, created by county-style architecture. The hotel is not very large, so those who are looking for peace and quiet may enjoy calm evenings at the balcony or patio, found in each room, or in the garden.

  • Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool or relax on a lounge chair.
  • Grab a bite to eat at Windmill Food Hall located right next to the hotel.
  • Spend time at the beach: the hotel is located a short walk from the Carlsbad Beach.
  • Visit nearby attractions, such as a theme park, making use of the 2-mile shuttle.

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. The city 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 boutiques, 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, visitors 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 as 50 acres of ranunculus fields blossom into a spectacular burst of color.

Other Details

Room Details

Courtyard King Terrace Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 3

Courtyard Double-Queen Terrace Room and Poolside Double-Queen Terrace Room

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

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • $12 resort fee includes:
    • Overnight self-parking
    • Newly upgraded high-speed WiFi
    • Access to complimentary beach gear (based on availability)
  • Parking: included in resort fee.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: 1 dog under 35 lbs may be added for an additional $75 per stay (1 dog max)
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Cardio room
  • Outdoor spa
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Self-parking
  • Microwaves in rooms
  • 2-mile and McClellan-Palomar Airport shuttle
  • Pet-friendly (1 dog under 35 lbs may be added for an additional $75 per stay (1 dog max))
  • HDTV with premium cable channels
  • Private balconies or patios in rooms

Fine Print

  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $75 incidental deposit paid at check-in
  • $12 daily resort fee paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD, CRQ; 3 mi) and John Wayne Airport (SNA; 56 mi)
  • Cab fare: about $15 from CLD
  • Distance from San Diego: about 32 miles

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9 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
Clean ! Friendly staff
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 1, 2022
This place was awesome. Stayed with my family and truly enjoyed the place. Also liked having the outlets right across the street and another plus was having the food hall at walking distance. Lots of vendors to choose from and delicious food. Very roomy and clean. Will be staying here again.
7 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 12, 2022
Was a great hotel!!! Defiantly going back!!
6 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 9, 2022
The bed was HORRIBLE. Not fit for sleeping or even sitting on. It dipped in the middle and you could feel every spring coil through the pitiful mattress topper. The sheets and pillows were also pitiful -- beady with pill and
11 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
July 2, 2022
Horrible stay!!! Please be aware, saw cockroaches crawling in the middle of the night gross! Air conditioning is not working have to open sliding door at night to get air!
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