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 meets the needs of today’s travelers with a historic charm.
We are located across the street from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets’ 90 stores and restaurants, and down the road from the Carlsbad Flower Fields and LEGOLAND California. Our hotel is the perfect home base for exploring North County San Diego’s stunning beaches, theme parks like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, Carlsbad golf courses and much, much more. 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 ambiance come together to create a serene, laid back setting. Each of our 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 provide plenty of space for outdoor activities. Step into our inviting lobby and 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.