Fodor's Expert Review Cape Rey Carlsbad

1 Ponto Rd., Carlsbad, California, 92011, USA

Sea and sand loom large at this Hilton property, where the fitness center has an ocean view and guest rooms have sitting areas so you can easily enjoy the sea views and breezes when you're not exploring South Carlsbad State Park nearby. Most rooms—renovated in 2018—have pool or partial ocean views, and the small spa is inspired by the healing powers of the sea. The beach is just across the highway, but most guests find themselves drawn to the pool, firepits, and live music after dark. Chandler's Restaurant offers a locally popular happy hour, when you can watch the sun settle into the sea while sipping a martini.

PROS

  • afternoon coastal breezes
  • 150 steps from the beach
  • shuttle service to nearby sites

CONS

  • on main highway
  • resort fee $25
  • some rooms face the parking lot

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
On the beach
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 760-602–0800

HOTEL DETAILS

215 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals
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