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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 1667 Reviews
Beautiful location, very nice staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is right across from the beach. Rooms with a view, or partial view, have a higher fee. I probably wouldn't pay the extra for the partial view, as it can be a very limited view, but if I felt I would be spending time in my room I would probably pay for a full view. Every employee we interacted with was overly friendly, helpful and pleasant. Hilton has done a good job packing a lot of resort into a relatively small property. We would definitely stay here again.

It is nice Hilton’s cross the street from the beach but away from the City
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this Hilton but I do not like the parking fee and the resort fee, they get you any way they can. The pool is great but the hot tub is too small for this large resort. The lobby is nice and inviting. It is a nice resort to spend relaxing time. It would be nice to have more resturant choices not just one. The happy hour in the restaurant is not good value, it is a joke

Family Visit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a place close to my daughter’s apartment. The rooms were clean, the pool and hot tub great, had a nice walk on beach. Check in was easy. The valet/doorman/shuttle service was exceptional. Wished they had more bikes as we wanted to use them but they never seemed available.

Nice place to visit!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cape Rey is located across the street from the beach with a great view of the ocean. The resort was under a bit of a renovation but it was still a nice stay. A few things were not up to par because of work being done on the facility but the staff were very accommodating and willing to adjust our rates because of the inconvenience.

Nice hotel with clean room
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Cape Rey for 4 nights in a partial ocean view King room during the Christmas week for vacation. Pro's - The room is clean and spacey, hotel service is generally attentive and tried to help. Con's - The hotel charges $25 resort fee and $24 self-parking fee per night, these fees add $200 to my room bill (almost the same charge as one additional night stay..). make sure you spend some time in the hotel to use the resort facility. The 2nd floor room I stayed was very noisy as kids running around in the room above me. I had to turn on TV to cover the noise.. If you are traveling with kids to Carlsbad, this hotel may not be a bad option, but if you are looking for a quieter place to stay and plan to be outside of the hotel for activities most of the time, this may not be the best place