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Very Good 1623 Reviews
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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 1623 Reviews
Awful Customer Service - Do Not Stay Here!
Reviewed 2 days ago

STAY AWAY!! This place is a joke and i wouldn't let me worst enemy stay here. After having a long days work, i get to my hotel room at around 1:30AM which i had reserved months in advance all to find out they decided to give my room away because i didnt check-in online. Check in online? Really? Is this a flight that requires me to check in?! I have never checked-in online in all my years travelling for my hotel room. What this piece garbage hotel and management wanted to do was make money off of hoping i didnt show up and the new guest they booked (that's right, double-dipping!). Being absolutely exhausted, all rooms were now booked out and i had to go find another hotel. I am a Hilton Honors member, been with Hilton for 15 years now and NEVER have i EVER been treated this disrespectfully. They didn't offered to comp me a night, or give me HHonors points, nothing! In fact, i had to work to get them to refund me for the night they stole from me! Complete lack of regard for their loyal customers. I will never stay at this place, and besides, the rooms aren't even that nice. All smoke and mirros..do yourself a favor, stay somewhere else. Plenty of other good, respectable options.

Anniversary Stay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Celebrated a Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed a wonderful experience. Facilities and staff were excellent plus a great location to enjoy the beach. Exceptional customer service by Lily at the Front Desk. Overall an unqualified recommendation for this property. Will be back ! JB

Great for little kids too
Reviewed 3 days ago

Coming to this hotel is like going to a beach resort (similar to Grand Wailea in Hawaii) with all the amenities; but closer to home (and much much cheaper)...

The amenities:
- Bike rentals (they got kids bike too -- although I didn't see bike seats/tot-bikes)
- Boogie Board & other beach equipment rentals
- Awesome zero-depth entry pool that lights up at night-time with color-changing LEDs
- Top rated poolside service
- Restaurant with delicious food (that even the most pickiest kids will eat) and accommodating service
- Live Music at the patio (and bar) with outdoor firepits

Unfortunately, the beach that is closest to the resort is filled by trailers in the hard-to-get-reservation campsite. But no fret -- the hotel provides FREE shuttle to the beach that is 1 mile away with beachside service.

It's interesting that with such great amenities (and close proximity to Legoland), not many folks are staying here -- or maybe they're just quiet.

We will definitely come back!

Chandlers Restaurant Awful Service
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was excellent, but the restaurant service was virtually non existent. For most of the time the waiter was not around.

My wife and I had dinner at the restaurant. I asked for water on two occasions and a coke on two other occasions. Nothing came. The soup and the entree came together, I sent the soup back.

Finally I ordered coffee, it came without cream. After several minutes with no waiter in sight, I stood by the cash register until I was able to ask another waiter for cream. By the time the cream came the coffee was cold.

At breakfast I was hoping for a better experience. The breakfast took over twenty five minutes to appear. The waiter apologized saying the kitchen was backed up, and gave me the meal for free. Note the restaurant was mostly empty at the time

This restaurant has serious management issues, and spoils what would otherwise be a good hotel

Not worth the money
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hotel was just, ok. Way over priced for what you get. By the time you pay all the ridicules fees i.e. resort fees, parking fees, internet fees, taxes, it doubles the cost of the room. Older TV's that barely work and have a horrible picture, typical "hotel" water pressure where hardly any water comes out of the shower head. I would not stay there again.