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Front desk people so nice. Didn’t have regular room cleaning bc of Covid but still a pleasant experience.

I booked a premium king room, they gave me a double queen room next to a barking dog. I was not out there on pleasure and the one thing I was looking forward to during my trip was the room. The pictures of the hotel were very misleading I believed there was a living area with a fireplace in every room and a jacuzzi tub as well. The n picture did not specify a certain type of room.

We stayed for one night, so far so good. I would love to book again next time. Thank you.

Near the outlet malls. But near the freeway traffic noise as well.

Staff were outstanding!! Accommodations were great and comfortable, location excellent also.

Close to Legoland with free shuttle. Hot breakfast.

During our two day stay, the room was not made up between day one and day two.

On the positive, the hotel was close to shopping and great places to eat and visit. On the negative side, there are many issues. The room was dark, even with all the lights on. When you open the slider door curtains, you do get enough light, but you lose your privacy. The bathroom doors and floor were water damaged with spots of mold The bathroom tub also did not drain when we arrived, but issue was quickly repaired by staff. But the big negative was when we woke up on our final morning we were greeted by a dead cockroach in the bathroom. Even though all the staff were excellent, because of the above room issues, we will not return to this place in the future.

Place was run down. Our family slept on Springs because the mattresses were so terrible.

The staff was absolutely great! I called to try and have an early check in and was informed rooms were not available but they would call me as soon as a room was available. I received a call an hour later and still 5 hours prior to schedule check in time.

The stag are lovely, the location wonderful, and pool area nicely kept. Our room was dated (a tad musty) but otherwise exceptionally clean.

Will be my last time ever here! Breakfast were horrible. Checkin staff is not friendly.

Nice and clean property. Enjoyed the continental breakfast to start the day.

Great place, excellent location, I just think some furniture needs to be updated cuz it's getting frayed and dingy. Been here before...and will again!

Close to shopping center and restaurants lady driver of van asked us to check or verify if other people were needing ride to Legoland ? Get out if can and check your self do your job !

Great location and so happy they allow dogs! We've stayed here on multiple occasions. It is unfortunate when you get someone staying in the room next to you because you can hear EVERYTHING! It was especially unfortunate for us since our neighbors woke up at 4am. But overall a fine hotel. Not exceptional, but fine.

Palomar Airport Road Carlsbad CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Legoland California
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Flower Fields of Carlsbad is within a 5-minute walk of Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel while other popular sites like Carlsbad Premium Outlets are within a 15-minute stroll. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 146 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel's 146 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 36-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Sink into a turned-down pillowtop bed with premium linens. Safes and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Pool View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

Everyone (34) Couples (3) Family (9)
4
Family

Front desk people so nice. Didn’t have regular room cleaning bc of Covid but still a pleasant experience.

By , from Tempe on Jul 16, 2020

2
Partner Couples Business Business

I booked a premium king room, they gave me a double queen room next to a barking dog. I was not out there on pleasure and the one thing I was looking forward to during my trip was the room. The pictures of the hotel were very misleading I believed there was a living area with a fireplace in every room and a jacuzzi tub as well. The n picture did not specify a certain type of room.

By on Feb 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

We apologize the wrong room type was assigned, which we corrected immediately and upgraded your room to a suite, even though a king was booked. We hope you enjoyed the 2nd room and that it was more suitable for you. Thank you for your feedback.

5
Family

We stayed for one night, so far so good. I would love to book again next time. Thank you.

By on Jan 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 21, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you next time!

1
Everyone

Near the outlet malls. But near the freeway traffic noise as well.

By on Dec 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 31, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback

5
Family

Staff were outstanding!! Accommodations were great and comfortable, location excellent also.

By on Dec 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. Your kind words will be shared with our entire team. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to being of service to you in the future.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

Close to Legoland with free shuttle. Hot breakfast.

By on Nov 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Partner Couples Family

During our two day stay, the room was not made up between day one and day two.

By on Oct 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2019

We apologize for not servicing your room, I will let our housekeeping manager be aware. Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

2
Partner Couples

On the positive, the hotel was close to shopping and great places to eat and visit. On the negative side, there are many issues. The room was dark, even with all the lights on. When you open the slider door curtains, you do get enough light, but you lose your privacy. The bathroom doors and floor were water damaged with spots of mold The bathroom tub also did not drain when we arrived, but issue was quickly repaired by staff. But the big negative was when we woke up on our final morning we were greeted by a dead cockroach in the bathroom. Even though all the staff were excellent, because of the above room issues, we will not return to this place in the future.

By on Jun 9, 2019

2
Family

Place was run down. Our family slept on Springs because the mattresses were so terrible.

By on Jun 8, 2019

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