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Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel - Carlsbad, CA

West Coast Hotel w/Dining Credit

What You Get

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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
  • Two $8 dining credits per stay valid at adjacent Windmill Food Hall

$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 with two included dining vouchers.
  • 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 18+ 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

Customer Reviews

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Nancytop reviewer helpful reviewer
71 ratings59 reviews
November 22, 2021
We had 2 queen beds with 2 people and 2 dining credits. Room was nice and clean, loved the garden view. Food court was fun.
Cindytop reviewer helpful reviewer
7 ratings5 reviews
November 15, 2021
The room was clean and nice as was the pool. Reception was very accommodating. I was able to check in early. It was great getting the vouchers for dining. I was able to try out a couple places.
8 ratings4 reviews
November 10, 2021
Nice location and clean rooms
5 ratings1 reviews
October 21, 2021
very convenience
1 ratings1 reviews
September 23, 2021
Actually it was 2 queens. Rooms were satisfactory, nothing fancy. The grounds were beautiful. The only issue was upkeep around pool and jacuzzi.
5 ratings1 reviews
September 22, 2021
The service at this hotel was absolutely amazing Being from Vegas I tend to have a high standard for service and support. The hotel was lovely, the food hall was a nice amenity and the shuttle was great, but the service was impeccable and by the far the best thing. Everyone was friendly, when a request was made, the response was gracious and positive and timely. I will stay here and recommend it.
Vickitop reviewer
9 ratings5 reviews
September 12, 2021
1 ratings1 reviews
September 11, 2021
The staff were very friendly and attentive, the resort was clean and nice, being 5 minutes to the beach was awesome. We would stay there again!
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