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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 1582 Reviews
Cape Rey Getaway
Reviewed 3 days ago

What started as lodging to accommodate another resort’s overflow will become our future #1 choice destination when visiting Carlsbad for World Team Tennis event! Staff was helpful and upbeat, service and food at Chandler’s were XLNT, room w/ocean view was clean and comfortable.

Another wonderful trip to this hidden gem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our daughter's wedding here a year ago. Their wedding anniversary is very close to ours, so we decided to spend a 3 day get away at Cape Rey. We had planned to have brunch at Chandlers and then kill a little time awaiting our check in time. We were pleasantly surprised that our room was actually ready while we were still eating, so we got a few hours head start on our stay. But we certainly enjoyed the bottomless Mimosas for brunch before we went to the room. Our balcony view of the pool and ocean was spectacular, and just sitting there was totally relaxing. We booked a Cabana for our first full day and the pool staff was so attentive, making sure our food and beverage needs were met. Sunset dinner at Chandlers was great, but it was the food that was the star, not the sun. One of the entrees at the wedding was crab encrusted sea bass and it was a special that night. Chef Teri needs to make it a permanent fixture on the menu as it is delicious. Of course, one of our all time favorites is still there, the braised short rib with port wine reduction. Throw in the crispy calamari for appetizer and a nice glass of wine and the evening was complete. This is our third stay at Cape Rey and we only live 45 miles away. GM Thomas and Perrin, Business Development & Outlet Manager do a great job with this property and we will continue to visit.

nice hotel, horrible restaurant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was nice and clean, but the restaurant (recommended to us!) was a disaster, so much so that I had to talk to the manager, and go over a list of fiascos: Cleanliness, ripped seats where we were seated even though the other seats were empty??, completely incompetent service: waiters and hostesses were ignoring us, unwilling to help, chewing gum while talking, bringing you the wrong things, both in terms of food and cutlery (soup spoon for tea, which didn't even fit in the narrow tea cup), etc. The food itself was ok.

Excellent hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice hotel with all the amenities. They are great at checking you in & checking you out. They are super at upgrades & taking care of your needs. It’s a great location & very nice & relaxing. The breakfast is wonderful

Ocean view from the Restaurant and Bar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to wind down from a hot day and or traveling. The bar is very airy and open with excellent views of the ocean both inside and outside. Fire pits and pool close by. Great appetizers and great drinks. Good wine list by the glass too. Easy parking close by