From its missionary roots at the founding of Mission San Luis Rey (1769), to the discovery of alkaline-rich waters that lead to the Carlsbad Mineral Spa (founded in 1886), to the kick-back beach culture that rules it now, Carlsbad has been a place for gathering, relaxing and healing for many years. Today, vibrant Carlsbad is one of the largest cities in San Diego County.

Our beachfront Carlsbad hotel is nestled on the quiet Ocean Street, a residential road with the ocean at its west. Private houses and condominiums line the sidewalk-optional street where locals run, bike and stroll in full view of the crashing surf. Beach Terrace Inn is located at the West end of Carlsbad Village, a quaint, historic downtown core dating to the 1920s. Encompassing over 200 acres, the Village is full of antique shops, restaurants, live theater and art galleries; the Carlsbad Village area also boasts the home to the original Carlsbad Mineral Spa and over 30 restaurants and entertainment venues.


LegoLand is less than 10 minutes away. Located about 1.5 miles inland from our Carlsbad hotel location, the internationally renowned theme park has over 60 rides, the World’s First LegoLand Water Park and the Sea Life Aquarium. Tickets for admission are available at the hotel Front Desk. North County San Diego also boasts the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly the Wild Animal Park), a 1,800 acre preserve that allows the animals to roam free while you ride safari trucks into their midst.
The Flower Fields, Carlsbad Premium Shopping Outlets and the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are 10 minutes away. The Leo Carillo Ranch, The Levyland Estates, Tamarack State Beach and the Army/Navy Academy are all a short distance away from our hotel in Carlsbad, CA.

Beach Terrace Inn is nestled between Oceanside on the North, Encinitas on the South and La Costa on the East. From our Carlsbad hotel, guests can venture down coastal routes for a short seaside drive to La Jolla and the Torrey Pines Golf Course, which is the future site of the 2021 U.S. Open Championships. Thirty minutes away guest will find the San Diego Zoo, Sea World Park or the famous San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, where Wyatt Earp once owned saloons. Balboa Park and its 13 museums are also 30 minutes away, while The Oceanside Museum of Art and the Museum of Making Music are only 10 minutes from our hotel in Carlsbad, CA. Plan your unforgettable Carlsbad vacations at Beach Terrace Inn!

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