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What We Love

  • You'll be a short drive from world class greens and a walk from several state beaches
  • The 5,600-square-foot spa offers full body treatments with organic products
  • Full resort services include beach gear rentals, WiFi access, free shuttle, discounted spa treatments and more

What To Know

  • A daily $15 resort fee will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
  • You can rent beach towels, chairs and umbrellas for a daily fee
  • The decor is a modern take on Cali Craftsman style


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Seaside stay complete with a freeform pool and standout spa a club's swing from Carlsbad's world class golf courses

The Lowdown

Unbeatable ocean views and family-friendly amenities abound at this beachfront stay 30 minutes north of San Diego. Camp out with your clan in the expansive suites, which feature such family-friendly comforts as pullout sofas, wet bars and dining tables for six, plus outdoor balconies with unbeatable ocean views. What guestrooms may lack in inspiring decor they make up for in mod cons, including 42-inch flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and microwave ovens. Foodies can slake their craving for New American cuisine at the award-winning Chandler’s, where specialties include the freshly caught seafood pappardelle and an air-dried ribeye steak with parmesan-truffle fries. After making your rounds at the region’s world class golf courses, you can find your center of gravity at the 25,000-square-foot spa, which offers full body treatments and rituals like the Deep Sea organic bio-scrub and sea algae massage. Sun worshipers can laze by the freeform oceanfront pool or chill out on the sand at the nearby state beach.

In the Area

An affluent enclave about 30 minutes north of San Diego, Carlsbad offers a semi-arid Mediterranean climate that lends itself to golfing year-round. Enjoy 400 acres of coastal terrain among the 18 holes at the Crossings Golf Course, or go for the deep canyons, majestic bluffs and scenic ocean views at Torrey Pines. Follow your game with a stroll along eight miles of trail at the Torrey Pines State Reserve, a 2,000-acre oasis of native pine groves, unspoiled beaches and a lagoon frequented by migrating seabirds. Rest your legs at Carlsbad Village, a one-stop destination of shops, eateries and a buzz-worthy farmers market on Wednesdays. Take a daytrip with the family to the San Diego Zoo, which features many koalas that have made their way to the Golden State for the zoo’s newest exhibit, Koalafornia Dreamin’. Or stack your stay with a side trip to Legoland, Balboa Park or the San Diego waterfront.

How to Get There

Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
1 Ponto Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States


4.5 Very Good 1734 Reviews
Carlsbad Visit
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice location to view the ocean, beach access is limited. Advertised as a resort and certainly has potential as such unfortunately the pool was closed on Saturday and poolside services during the week was minimal at best.

Great Place to Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great hotel to stay at, very nice amenities. Free bike rentals were wonderful for beach side relaxation.
If more Hilton properties were like this one I'd actually consider leaving Marriott. The only downside is the cost of food for breakfast.

Beware of the food a d low water pressure on the 3rd floor for the shower
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no water pressure on the 3rd floor shower and we ate breakfast the last day there we had 4 coupons had said continental breakfast and/or $10 food credit they charged me $17 for the continental breakfast after pointing out that they charge me $24 for the full breakfast which we did eat we all end up sick that day after eating there.

Animal house
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d stay here before and thought it was great!this time not so much we had a bunch of college students doing god knows what in the room next door until morning we got now sleep in the middle of the night when we called front desk to help to settle the ruckus down we got no help it made fir the worst stay ever!

Our stay at the hilton.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to us because of location, but not our personal preference for a vacation. Great for corporate gatherings. Most of the space is used for corporate parties and meetings. The bar was nice, but the food was a little pricey for the food itself.