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Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a short stroll from Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, and other popular attractions like Legoland California are within a few miles (5 km). This 142-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Carlsbad State Beach is also 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the hotel, which is near the airport.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All of Carlsbad By The Sea Resort's 142 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 36-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Climb into a pillowtop bed and sleep between premium linens. Other amenities include coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.


  • Walking distance to Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Carlsbad By The Sea Resort provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property includes a business center for the work-centric traveler. Event facilities measuring 2,000 square feet include a conference center and conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. An area shuttle that serves a 3 mile radius, a theme park shuttle, and a beach shuttle are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Total number of rooms - 142 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Beach towels 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

Carlsbad By The Sea Resort offers 142 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 9:30 AM.


Located directly across from Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Close to Sunny Beaches, just a half mile to LEGOLAND CA. Enjoy a round at The Crossing Golf Course, or wander around Downtown Carlsbad. Visit the Carlsbad Mineral Spa. We are an easy commute to Camp Pendleton, and just a short drive to Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park, or The San Diego Zoo. Adjacent to the Resort is King's Fish House, PF Changs, and BJ's Brewhouse. Stroll across the street to enjoy Ruby's Diner, Belle Fleur, and more.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Please note that rollaway beds are available only in rooms with single king beds.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 75 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 35 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

This hotel’s policy is that pets may not be left unattended in guestrooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 75 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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