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Trees in Carlsbad Courtyard

Welcome to Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel

Enjoy Unparalleled Quality, Value, and Comfort

Let Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel be your gateway to adventure in the San Diego area. In the backdrop of the Windmill that’s long been an iconic Carlsbad landmark, we offer a warm, affordable and family friendly alternative to the larger Carlsbad hotels. Framed by country-style architecture, tranquil garden courtyards and a free-form, heated outdoor pool and spa, our hotel features historic charm that has been newly renovated and polished inside and out to meet the needs of today’s travelers. Located across the street from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets’ 90 stores and restaurants, down the road from the Carlsbad Flower Fields and LEGOLAND California, we are the perfect home base for exploring North County San Diego’s stunning beaches, theme parks like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo and much, much more. Boost your travel budget with free perks that range from Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast to shuttle service to LEGOLAND and anywhere else within two miles of the hotel. We also feature pet-friendly accommodations and special offers for extended stay guests. 

While at the hotel, the palm trees, deep blue Southern California sky and cozy ambience come together to create a serene, laid back setting. Each of our 146 guest rooms provides a private balcony or patio and offers views of the pool and gardens. Gazebos line the courtyard, and gardens and pathways meander throughout the grounds, which offer plenty of space for outdoor activities. Step into our inviting lobby and you will be greeted with a smile by a friendly Front Desk team ready with local recommendations or anything else you may need. You will also find comfortable furniture for relaxing, a business center, our snack pantry and plenty of helpful brochures and guides to the Carlsbad and San Diego areas.

Our Rooms

Our rooms are arranged in six buildings surrounded by tranquil garden courtyards, gazebos and our heated outdoor pool and spa. In addition to private balconies, all accommodations are appointed with all of the amenities the modern traveler expects, including free Wi-Fi, a microwave oven and mini refrigerator, ample desk space and a 36-inch LCD HDTV with premium cable channels.

Explore Our Rooms
Single Bed Pool View

Single King Bed Pool View

Enjoy a pool view from your balcony or pation.

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Double Queen Pool View

Enjoy a pool view from your balcony or pation.

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Carlsbad Suite

The Carlsbad Suite is located on the 2nd floor and has a king size bed and a sofa bed.

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Our Offers

Our exclusive hotel deals and travel specials make it easy for you enjoy more of our hotel for less. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, group adventure, romantic getaway or budget-friendly business trip, our deals combine unbeatable rates on our accommodations with special perks and upgrades. 

Palm trees with sunset

Stay More, Save More

Book 3 nights and receive your 4th night free this Winter!   With all the beaches, attractions, tours, dining and activities in Carlsbad, you will have a chance to make the most of your trip with your extra night.


Book By: December 31, 2019

Stay By: February 29, 2020

Rates from xxxx$
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Our Photos

Come see what makes us one of the most sought-after Carlsbad hotels for work or play by checking out the images in our photo gallery

Our Local Guides

To help with planning your Carlsbad adventure, we’ve put together a comprehensive Adventure Guide and Dining Guide highlighting not just Carlsbad, but the neighboring areas of San Diego, Encinitas, Leucadia, Oceanside and Del Mar.

Carlsbad Lagoon
The Crossings Golf Course
Museum of Making Music
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