4.0 out of 5

This hotel is within close proximity of Sealife Aquarium and Legoland California.

With a stay at Carlsbad By The Sea Resort in Carlsbad (Beach Cities), you'll be minutes from Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Make yourself at home in one of the 142 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies or patios. 36-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms with showers are provided.

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

Property Features

Carlsbad By The Sea Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Carlsbad By The Sea Resort. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are free. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out.

Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Carlsbad hotel.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas

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)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

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 Internet access. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Breakfast

Start your day with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Entertainment

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 

Accessibility

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

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 35 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to 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.

Hotel Name

  • Carlsbad Resort
  • Carlsbad Sea
  • Carlsbad Sea Resort
  • Resort Carlsbad
  • Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad