Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort

1 Ponto Road | Carlsbad, CA 92011  [SEE MAP]Carlsbad, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Property has a pool, a spa and spacious accommodations
Some say room decor could use an upgrade

Overlooking the Pacific from its seat about 5 miles south of Carlsbad, the Cape Rey Carlsbad provides a great home base for beach-going families. Recent travelers say that the Hilton's pool area was large enough to keep the kids occupied for hours, and the free shuttle service to LEGOLAND saves visitors the hassle of finding (and paying for) theme park parking. After a long day at the park, refuel at Chandler's Restaurant, which offers coastal cuisine that suits taste buds of all ages. As for accommodations, visitors will find guest rooms here are spacious and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, cozy beds and complimentary wireless internet access, though several recent guests thought the rooms should be updated. Guests who leave the kids at home can take advantage of the spa and a number of nearby world-class golf courses. Because of its Hilton connection, this resort takes part in the Hilton Honors loyalty program.

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Location
Carlsbad, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 215 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Oyster.com

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The hotel has a posh, modern vibe and...clean, comfortable rooms, some with ocean-facing balconies. There isn’t much within walking distance, but there’s a restaurant on-site and live musical entertainment on the weekends.

Fodor's

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Sea and sand loom large at this Hilton property, where the fitness center has an ocean view and guest rooms have sitting areas so you can easily enjoy the sea views and breezes when you're not exploring South Carlsbad State Park nearby. Colors schemes are sand and blue, and surfing photos adorn the walls.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1667 have reviewed the Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1667 reviews 4.5 (based on 1667 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms feature neutral tones and balconies. Amenities include minifridges, microwaves and coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.
  • The $25 daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, and coupons on beach packs, cocktails and spa services
  • Hilton Serenity beds and 300-thread-count sheets

Standard room size380 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This property stands just across Carlsbad Boulevard from South Carlsbad State Beach, a family-friendly destination along the California coast popular for surfing, fishing, camping and swimming. The hotel is a few miles southwest of attractions such as LEGOLAND California Resort, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and The Flower Fields.
  • About 31 miles north of downtown San Diego and its attractions, airport and beaches
  • Daily resort fee of $25 includes complimentary shuttle service to anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel, including Amtrak’s Carlsbad Poinsettia Station
  • 24-hour valet parking ($29)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($24)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Chandler's Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves farm-to-table American cuisine.
  • Daily Happy Hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Popular Sunday brunch menu
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The 4,000-square-foot heated outdoor pool and adjacent hot tub overlook South Carlsbad State Beach and are prime spots for watching the sunset. Deck chairs and cabanas are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for use on the beach are available for rent
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Ocean Crest Spa focuses on coastal-inspired treatments using custom-blended products. Thematic treatments range from the seaweed wrap to the Sea of Life facial. The seven private treatment rooms include a couples suite with a tub and private outdoor area.
  • Couples treatment options include vino therapy and sound therapy massage
  • Services include complimentary access to the indoor and outdoor relaxation lounge
  • Salon services available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The hotel provides cribs upon request. Chandler's Restaurant and Lounge offers a childrens menu and high chairs.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The 24-hour fitness center offers cardio equipment and weight-training machines as well as free weights.
    • Yoga mats provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The hotel’s 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space can accommodate a variety of events, from board meetings to receptions for up to 650 guests. Several venues have panoramic Pacific Ocean views.
    • The 24-hour business center provides complimentary printing and computer access

    Number of meeting rooms10

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The hotel accepts dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less for a one-time fee of $75.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      The Shearwater Ballroom and outdoor terraces provide Pacific Ocean backdrops for wedding ceremonies. The Ocean Crest Spa can arrange a bridal party spa day or salon services before the ceremony. Wedding packages for 50 guests or more include a complimentary night’s stay for the bride and groom.
      • Catering can be provided by the hotel
      • Shearwater Ballroom can accommodate receptions with up to 650 guests or banquets with up to 480 guests
      • The Pool Terrace can accommodate receptions with up to 650 guests or banquets with up to 500 guests

      Maximum wedding guest capacity650

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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