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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 1648 Reviews
Solid choice and a fair price
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice hotel in a great location and at a fair price. We would stay here again and recommend it to family and friends. Pool area was nice for both families and couples. The staff is attentive and well trained.

In desperate need of upkeeping, updating, and face lift.
Reviewed 4 days ago

I bet that this was a great hotel a while back. Unfortunate that it has been neglected. Reserved a more expensive king room overlooking the ocean only to be disappointed by the terrible condition of the carpet and furniture. Stains everywhere made you unsure it was safe to take off your shoes, and the furniture looked like it was salvaged from a flood with water marks in the lower portion of the cabinet. To top it all off the internet connection did not work and when referred to the provider I was told that providers had switched and the number given to me was no longer the correct support team. Front desk was gracious to comp the room and explain that updates are scheduled in the near future (she knew right away the carpets were in really bad shape). Although the pictures would indicate otherwise, the hotel is not on the beach but rather across the highway. Would not return until AFTER the renovations are finished.

Excellent views and warm welcoming staff!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a very spiritual and healing energy when you first walk in. The staff is warm and welcoming and the views of the ocean are breathtaking . The location is perfectly placed within walking distance of the beach. The restaurant has a variety of fresh and unique entrees and a great selection of wines. The pool is a great place to hang out with the family with cabanas and 2 beautiful fire pits . Definitely one of the better if not best resorts in the Carlsbad area. I will definitely be coming back here and making this my preferred hotel when traveling to California. Very impressed

Incredible Experience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My organization recently spent a weekend at Cape Rey and everyone absolutely loved it. I was involved in planning the event and was in direct contact with both Amanda Blake (National Sales Manager) and Merlot Thor (Event Planning Manager). They were both extremely accommodating from the beginning and offered suggestions throughout the planning process to meet our needs. The amenities they provided during our weekend event were above and beyond and we all took notice.

The end result was a memorable weekend that everyone who was in attendance continues to talk about. Our group will likely return year after year to Cape Rey for our annual event.

Thank you everyone at Cape Rey for making it a wonderful weekend - especially Amanda and Merlot.

San Diego getaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose the Cape Rey Hilton in Carlsbad in the Northern San Diego area. This hotel was very nice, great large pool, across from the beach, nice happy hour at adjoining restaurant, good workout area, attractive grounds, comfortable room and lobby. I would definitely stay here again.