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4.3 out of 5

"Perfect spot...can't get any better of a location! " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 12 Feb 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Carlsbad State Beach

On the beach

Within a 10-minute walk of this Carlsbad Village hotel, you'll find Carlsbad State Beach and Tamarack Beach. Also, State Street Farmers Market is within half a mile (1 km) and Buccaneer Beach is within 2 miles (3 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. Enjoy a day at the beach surfing, or relax with beach umbrellas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 48 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, iPod docks, and TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$249* Per night/room May 17 - May 18

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 King Beds, Ocean View, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Pool Terrace, 2 King Beds, Pool & Ocean View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Pool Terrace, 1 King Bed, Pool & Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Beach Terrace Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Beach Terrace Inn

Everyone (3) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Perfect spot...can't get any better of a location!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2019 by Beach Terrace Inn

Thank you for staying with us! we appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5

Very nice stay

Pros: Close to beach, location
Cons: Variety at continental breakfast
Location: Everything SoCal to offer!
Hotel staff very friendly, nice location-Central SoCal

Posted by , from Colorado on Apr 3, 2017

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5 out of 5

Just hotel and the beach.

Pros: Sound of the waves. Big comfortable rooms. The view spots.
Cons: Better coffee.
Location: If you want to get into tourist mode it's easily accessible about a block away.
This is a beautiful setting with a hotel configured so that the crowded, tourist town of Carlsbad is shut out and it's just you in a comfy setting and the ocean. The hotel makes the most of the beach and ocean by providing several spots a to just sit and watch. Down a flight or two of stairs and your in the sand.

Posted by , from Salt Lake City on Mar 20, 2017

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5 out of 5

Oceanside Experience...Paradise on Earth!

Pros: proximity to beach and walking in Carlsbad huge comfy bed continental breakfast food provided with lots of choices wet bar, coffee maker and fridge in
Cons: open shower is cold, a door on the shower would be nice to keep the steam in also, it took quite awhile for the shower water to warm up but once it di
Location: witchery wine bar- 1 block away barrel republic- few blocks away (beer pouring/tasting) Cicciotti's Italian restaurant: very tasty! few blocks away
Absolutely love this hotel. We stayed here one other time. We pick the rooms that over look the pool but more importantly the ocean! We watched surfers and saw a ton of dolphins! We keep the window cracked to hear the waves crashing all night! The bed is big and comfy. The room is spacious. There is a fridge and a wet bar. The bathroom is updated. The only complaint is the open shower. it is a bit chilly in the spacious shower. If you were being drenched in water that would be nice but it is a typical shower head in a huge shower room which makes it cold! Keeping the bathroom door shut helped a bit. We do not do the cleaning service, so on day 1 they left a basket at our door with towels and all the other potential needed things (coffee, lotions, shampoo etc). Love the brand of lotion/shampoo they offer. The only reason I marked them lower in cleanliness is that i did yoga and could see things from a different was noted the rungs on the desk and chairs were very dusty and the dust around the edges of the room/bed frame was noted (these are things i did not notice until yoga) otherwise room appears clean, bathroom is clean and well maintained. Just surprised of the things i did notice because overall the whole property is well maintained and attention to detail to keep appearances noted. Breakfast: coffer/tea/hot cocoa, options for oatmeal, different yogurt types (normal and greek), fruit, juices, pastries, toast, choice of 3 cereals

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great views

Set right on the beach, fell asleep each nite listening to the waves

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2016 by Ryan R

Dear Guest, We thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to the Beach Terrace Inn! We hope we may have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future. Many Thanks, Ryan R. Assistant Hotel Manager

5 out of 5

this place is awsome

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Beach Terrace in stayed there 6 nights loved it right on the ocean the waves are 10 feet from balcony the breakfast was great thanks to Irene

Posted by , from Joliet, IL, USA on Feb 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was perfect.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, huge bathroom
We had a gorgeous ocean view. The room was spotless and huge. The hotel was within walking distance to many great restaurants. Parking was easy and free and it was easy to drive into San Diego from here.

Posted by , from Mesa, Arizona on Jun 18, 2011

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel right on the beach

The view of the ocean was amazing and the rooms are so spacious and gorgeous. Ask for an oceanfront room and you'll be blown away. Will definitely be back next year.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

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3 out of 5

weekend trip

Drapes over the bed are to short and allow the light to shine in your face. Booked a king bed got queen bed. Hard to carry bags down four flights of stairs.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2006

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1 out of 5

never again

reserved king got queen, bed too short and mattress not firm, light from walkway shines in on head of bed. No bellman to carry luggage down flight of stairs, musty smell, shower head very low, small bathroom - never again!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2006

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Beach Terrace Inn like an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Carlsbad hotel is smoke free.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 1120 sq ft of conference space
  • 104 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (56.9 km / 35.3 mi)
  • Train station: Carlsbad Village Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Beach Terrace Inn offers 48 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

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

  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 32 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 15.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 79 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach Terrace
  • Beach Terrace Carlsbad
  • Beach Terrace Inn
  • Beach Terrace Inn Carlsbad
  • Terrace Beach
  • Terrace Beach Inn
  • Beach Terrace Hotel Carlsbad
  • Beach Terrace Inn Hotel
  • Beach Terrace Inn Carlsbad
  • Beach Terrace Inn Hotel Carlsbad
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.