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Amazing Resort In Carlsbad Just Steps From The Beach
Updated: Mar 16, 2022
North of the San Diego coast is where you will find the beautiful City of Carlsbad. The charming and vibrant epicenter of Downtown Carlsbad is home to Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We had the pleasure of having a weekend getaway at this beautiful resort in Carlsbad and it was absolutely everything we could have asked for. It's laid-back coastal vibes and prime location made it the perfect beach getaway. If you are searching for the perfect resort for your beach staycation in Carlsbad, this is it! I'll share our honest review and everything you need to know about this resort down below.
We had to opportunity to stay in a their 1 bedroom condo that was spacious, clean, and had a beautiful view of the ocean, pool and courtyard. The view from the balcony was my favorite thing to see right after waking up and right before bed. The balcony had a little set up perfect to enjoy my morning coffee and evening glass of wine.
The convenience of having a full kitchen is incomparable, specially when traveling as a family. We were able to bring items that we normally would have not been able to bring due to refrigeration. We were even able to avoid being wasteful and reheated left overs in the microwave! If you are a large family, I know I don't even have to tell you now much money this can save! No crumbs anywhere on the beds either because the condo had a full dinning room area.
Their 1 bedroom condo had a King-Sized Bed and a Queen Sleeper Sofa bed that could easily fit two smaller kiddos. My 10 year old daughter slept very comfortably in the sleeper sofa while we had a king size bed in our own separate sleeping quarters. If you are traveling with a bigger family, 2 bedroom condos are also available.
The bathroom was equally clean and updated with a walk-in shower and luxury fittings.
I love a resort with good services and amenities but when traveling as a family and being steps from the beach these little extras turn into necessities. The amenities available at no additional cost at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort are amazing and saved us tons of space and packing time. Everything we needed for a day of fun at the beach was all supplied by the resorts Activities center. We simply signed out what we needed and returned it when we were all done, it was really that easy. They have items like:
Beach bikes (must be 16+ with valid ID)
If you are traveling with kids, fun is key to a successful trip, at least it is for my active 10 year old daughter. Well I'm happy to report that lack of family fun was definitely not an issue during our stay. On site we enjoyed things like ping-pong, Foosball, and swam in their heated outdoor pool. The resort has a beautiful and spacious courtyard with tons of seating areas and fire pits. We sat and chatted with new friends while Alexia herself made friends and had tons of space to play and run around the courtyard with them. We even enjoyed sitting around the fire pit at night while we looked at the stars and enjoyed a glass of wine. If you and your family enjoy grilling they even have outdoor BBQ's available for guest to use. Hubby grilled some hotdogs and had his handy little helper assisting.
As if these activities aren't enough, on arrival we received an activities calendar with tons of other activities to enjoy on site or around the area. A few do require an additional minimal fee but some are complimentary. On arrival we got to enjoy live music, complimentary wine and snacks at the courtyard. Talk about feeling Welcomed! You will also find complimentary spa water, coffee and tea daily.
Everyday complimentary spa water, coffee, and tea
Everything we could possibly need was on site or within walking distance. The resort is right in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Talk about location, location, location! You can walk to almost everything you could want, from a vacation including the beach, restaurants/bars, wineries, boutiques, surfboard rentals, coffee shops, train stop and so much more. The beauty of this resort is you can have a relaxing or as active getaway as you'd like. Here are some of the restaurants and activities outside the resort, that we recommend while visiting Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort.
•Carlsbad City Beach- This long and wide stretch of beach is clean and conveniently located just steps away for Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. You can find steps directly to the beach right behind the resort saving you the trouble of having to look for parking or having to worry about parking fees.
•Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse- If you are looking for a delicious and nice evening out this is the perfect restaurant. The menu features certified prime steaks and the freshest seafood all with a signature Italian flair. The location is beautiful and the food was absolutely amazing. Down below I'll share what we ordered but to see the rest of the menu you can click here
•Daily News Cafe- Steps from the resort we found this family owned, laid back, indoor/ outdoor seating cafe and had a lovely breakfast! The food was good and service was great. On arrival look at the resorts activity calendar because on certain days all resort guest get a discount.
•Linda's Yogurt & Deli- This was the perfect place for one of our favorite snacks...Acai bowl. This local shop was just a few steps from the resort. This little deli had sandwiches, salads, ice cream and Acai bowls. Perfect for lunch or even to grab and take to the beach.
•Norte Mexican- This restaurant was right next to the resorts pool area which made it extremely convenient to order lunch and drinks to enjoy at poolside. We ordered drinks, had some delicious steak nachos and Steak Burrito. There's tons of different options to choose from and have indoor and outdoor seating.
•The Flower Fields- This is a very popular destination during the spring and rightfully so. It's nearly fifty acres of mother natures work or art. It has become part of the area’s local heritage and one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring. It is only an 11 minute drive from the resort and I highly recommend you visit when in Carlsbad, anywhere from early March to early May. To see dates and purchase tickets head on over to their website.
•Legoland- Just a short 11 minute drive to one of Carlsbad most popular theme parks from the resort.
Grand Pacific Vacation Club
I was so excited to learn about this and I'm even more excited to share this with you! Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is 1 of the 6 Grand Pacific Resorts in Southern California. Yes, there are 5 other resorts hugging the golden coastline with equally plush rooms and suits, local flair, friendly staff and unique amenities.
Grand Pacific Vacation Club is a new travel subscription that offers exclusive access to 21 nights at any of their SoCal Beach Resorts. This is ideal if you enjoy yearly travel like we do, it's the perfect way to save some money. There are different payment plans and on top of what you are already saving, there are also lots of other perks like additional credits and travel discounts just for being a member. To learn more about his new and exciting travel opportunity visit www.gpvacationclub.com
If you are looking for the perfect family beach getaway or vacation, this is it! Whether you are local or coming from afar, this is the perfect place to unwind and connect with loved ones. I think it's clear to see that there is so much to do and enjoy all in one place. If you want to arrive and not have to drive anywhere until it is time to head home, you've found your place. Want to explore Carlsbad, you can do that as well. We were absolutely thrilled with our stay and all the options available to us and will definitely be coming back. Hope you book and enjoy our time at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort as well!
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