10 Best Beachfront Hotels In Carlsbad, California - Updated 2024

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You can have a relaxing vacation when you visit Carlsbad. Beautiful beaches provide hours of fun as you play on the sand. You can head for popular beaches such as Tamarack Beach to try water sports or find your own peaceful haven in Terramar Beach. When you have had your fill of the sun and sand, you can head inland and visit one of the breweries in the area. Take a tour, sample some delicious craft beers and have a good time. Pure Project Carlsbad and Carlsbad Brewing Company are two popular breweries here. If you like to be outdoors and explore natural settings, you can visit Buena Vista Lagoon or hike along the Aviara trail system.

Make the most of your vacation on the coast of the Golden State by staying right on the beach. Read on to discover the best beachfront hotels in Carlsbad, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 31, 2024.

1. Tamarack Beach Hotel (from USD 358)

Tamarack Beach Hotel is located right on the oceanfront at Carlsbad - you just need to cross the road and you can be on the sand. You can request an ocean-view room, so you can enjoy awesome water views from the comfort and privacy of your room.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and fitness centre and you may make use of these amenities to stay active during your holiday. Guests are also offered a hot continental breakfast free of charge.

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Tamarack Beach Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 3200 Carlsbad Boulevard
4.66 km (2.9 mi) from The Flower Fields

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge (from USD 402)

If you are planning to visit LEGOLAND when you are in Carlsbad, you can do so easily from Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge. After a fun-filled day at the theme park, you can come back to the hotel and dive into the pool to relax. There is a hot tub as well, so you can soak in it after a swim.

You can look forward to a free continental breakfast in the morning. If you love a morning walk along the water, you can do so easily, as this hotel is located right across Tamarack State Beach.

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Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 3180 Carlsbad Boulevard
4.74 km (3.0 mi) from The Flower Fields

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

3. Beach Terrace (from USD 517)

Surfers will love to stay at Beach Terrace Hotel as it is located right on the beach. You can grab your board and head into the water whenever you need to.

The rooms are furnished with quality linens that provide comfort and assist in sleeping peacefully. Schedule in-room massages and facials to relax after your surfing session. A free continental breakfast will ensure that you begin the day on a good note.

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Beach Terrace

Wifi Available

Address: 2775 Ocean Street
5.29 km (3.3 mi) from The Flower Fields

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

Other beachfront accommodations in Carlsbad, California

4. Ocean Villas Penthouse A (from USD 702)

When you stay at Ocean Villas Penthouse A, you can have all your meals while admiring the awesome water views. There is a roomy patio where you can sit with your morning coffee or evening drink. Furthermore, you can throw open the dining room door and window and let the ocean breezes caress you as you finish cooking in the kitchen or eating your meal at the table.

The penthouse is on the top floor of a home located right on the beach and lets you access the sand and the sea whenever you feel like it.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
5.19 km (3.3 mi) from The Flower Fields
villa 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable the deck overlooking the ocean spectacular and the kitchen well stocked
penthouse was clean and well equipped
our unit has always been well-maintained very clean and well-furnished/equipped (e
the professional staff are friendly and always helpful making us feel like family
the management is very friendly and quick to respond to any requests
the ocean villa staff is exceptional always attentive polite welcoming and helpful
they take very good care of their clients and are friendly and easy to work with
this is a great location - close to everything
the penthouse oceanfront location was perfect for us
this place is great right on the beach and close to the heart of carlsbad village
it is a wonderful small town within walking distance to many restaurants starbucks etc
a great place - we plan to come back
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5. Beachwalk Villas

If you need more room when you travel, rent a spacious unit at Beachwalk Villas. This is an aparthotel that offers studios and villas. All units are fitted with air-conditioning, so you can cool off after playing on the beach. In addition, there is an attached kitchen, so it is easy to prepare meals of your choice.

Beachwalk Villas is located on the beachfront, close to Tamarack State Beach. You can enjoy awesome water views from the terrace or balcony of your unit.

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Beachwalk Villas

Wifi Available

Address: 3100 Ocean Street
4.85 km (3.1 mi) from The Flower Fields

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

6. Ocean Villas Beach Front (from USD 838)

Located right on the beach close to Tamarack State Beach, Ocean Villas Beach Front is a great choice for a couples’ getaway or a fun family vacation. It is also easy to access other beaches such as Carlsbad State Beach or Oceanside City Beach from here.

All units have a bedroom fitted with clean linen and an attached bathroom. If needed, you can book a unit with an attached kitchen too. You can lounge on the sun terrace or plan a family picnic in the common area.

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Ocean Villas Beach Front

Wifi Available

Address: 2895 Ocean Street
5.19 km (3.3 mi) from The Flower Fields

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Family rooms Internet services

7. 3009 Ocean Street

3009 Ocean Street is an oceanfront property, just a few hundred metres from Tamarack State Beach. It is a great place for your family’s beach vacation. You can head out to the sand to build sandcastles or swim in the waters of the sea. In addition, kids can also play in the children’s playground available on the property.

Every unit in this vacation rental boasts a patio, so you can enjoy the awesome views. With free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette in every unit, you can have all the comforts of home.

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3009 Ocean Street

Wifi Available

5.05 km (3.2 mi) from The Flower Fields

Non-smoking rooms Fishing Babysitting/child services Laundry Internet services Children's playground Windsurfing Hiking

8. Beautifully decorated home with a full kitchen (from USD 2720)

If you are taking your pets with you on your vacation, this home may be a good choice, as this is a pet-friendly rental. It is a huge home, with all bedrooms boasting ensuite bathrooms. So everyone can have a private space to retire at the end of the day. In addition, all bedrooms have ocean views, so you can enjoy beautiful views no matter where you are.

The property comes with a deck and is just a few steps away from the beach.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
4.99 km (3.1 mi) from The Flower Fields
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 19 Guests 9 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong
wifi worked great
so at 2am the fan shuts off and it starts warming up
the longest amount of time you can keep a fan going is 4 hrs
it was so nice from the living room and the upstairs deck
we paid for it to be clean when we got there
the vacation rental was very clean
the vacation rental was clean
spacious clean top two floors of 3 unit complex
it is clean and well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals
the bfo staff was helpful
the rental staff were great and everything went well
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
great location on a wonderful beach
plenty of room for everyone the location is the best
i would recommend if you’re looking for an excellent location and fairly spacious property
the beach is close and it's very family friendly
i was very happy with the location
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9. Family-friendly home near restaurants (from USD 350)

This cute home is a great choice for your family vacation in Carlsbad. Located just steps from the beach, this home also boasts a yard from where you can admire ocean views.

You can prepare all your meals in the fully equipped kitchen. As a bonus, you can even enjoy the views while doing so. The home is located close to the village dotted with a number of restaurants, so you can even plan for a dinner out.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
3.83 km (2.4 mi) from The Flower Fields
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful home with lots of room
the house was very clean orderly and maintained
the home is very quiet clean and was exactly what we needed for the middle of winter
pam was very helpful when we had some questions
pam was very accommodating and easy to work with
the owners communicated with us and made us feel comfortable staying in their house
location is great- heart of carlsbad by ocean
the property being located directly across the street was awesome
i love this location as well because you have a large crosswalk metered by a light
very clean and laid out well located as close to the water as you really could get
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10. Fully stocked oceanfront home (from USD 650)

Located across the street from Carlsbad Beach, this home boasts everything you need for a relaxing getaway. You can enjoy gorgeous ocean views from most of the rooms here. Newly decorated, the home exudes an ocean vibe thanks to the beautiful white walls and turquoise décor. Beach toys, towels, boogie boards, and more are provided so that guests can have fun on the beach.

It is easy to prepare delicious meals in the fully stocked and equipped kitchen. You can have a lovely meal in the dining room or plan an al fresco meal as well.

Stayed at this property?
Carlsbad, California, United States
4.05 km (2.6 mi) from The Flower Fields
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was amazing — lots of room —and a great location
the property was clean spacious and has everything you need for a beach vacation
very comfortable clean and within walking proximity to beach beachwalk and delicious local food
the owners took great concern for every detail of this “model home”
the owner was very kind to give us wonderful recommendations for local food and check in instructions
the owner had great communication with us before our trip and was very kind
saundra was a very gracious host and gave us lots of good ideas for local restaurants and activities
excellent property and great location
excellent location; the place has everything you need
loved the condo location and carlsbad
a really fantastic location across the street from a great beach in a beautiful home
we absolutely love this place
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Have a lovely beachside vacation at Carlsbad

Located about 35 mi (56.33 km) from San Diego, Carlsbad is a great travel destination. There are beautiful beaches where you can have a fun picnic, try surfing or relax with a book. Plan a vacation here for a refreshing break from your daily routine.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Bama was born and raised in Chennai, a beautiful coastal city in south India. She moved to the US for her graduate education, and that's when the travel bug bit her. She lived in the US for almost...Read more

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