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2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 18/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Updated 18/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 42 hotels in Carlsbad
Travellers' Choice
For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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RobAubRachJan wrote a review 6 Oct
Corte Madera, California20 contributions8 helpful votes
Josh and Jose are awesome innkeepers. They call you prior to arriving to make sure you are safe and everything is ok. . The place is an hawaiian oasis with palms and beautiful flowers in Carlsbad. Steps from the ocean . They provide chairs, umbrellas, towels and a free breakfast daily. And a wonderful outdoor ambiance with fire pits, pool and hot tub .. Location cant be beat. Restaurant, bars and ice cream so close but far enough not to be disturbed. . A family run resort which is why they take pride in everything they do. Wonderful Time. See you next year
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Date of stay: October 2021
Evan A wrote a review 5 Oct
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This is our second time staying at Ocean Palms and we will be back for many many more. There are so many great things about this place I don’t know where to start. Ok first off, when you book a stay here, they call you the moment your room is available in case you want to check in. This is the ONLY place I’ve ever stayed in my life that does this. The facilities aren’t brand new but boy are they clean! From dawn til dusk Ocean Palms staff works tirelessly to make sure everything is up to snuff for their guests. The location is perfect, a 30 second walk from your room puts you right on the pristine Pacific Ocean as well as miles of clean public beach. Included in your room rates are access to surfboards, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, and all the towels you’ll need. When you’re done playing in the waves, check out any one of a dozen amazing restaurants or local shops within two or three blocks of the resort. Or if you can’t find what you like (I doubt it), just drive out of your free resort parking down the Coastal Highway til you do. And now we get to the best part…the staff. It is a pleasure to interact with all the staff, but especially Beau and Jose. Stop in for a free cup of Starbucks coffee in the lobby and chat with them about anything the area has to offer. We even got a crash course in surfing and boogie boarding from Beau. When they’re not there, just talk to Samantha, Ruger, Ashley or Barry and they will take care of you too! So if you’re looking for the best relaxing SoCal vacation, take our word for it…this is the best bang for your buck. You can grill with the family, chill by the campfire, soak in the hot tub, and there’s no extra resort fees for anything! It’s no wonder half the guests that come here are repeat customers 10+ years in a row. There’s just no place like it. See you all next year!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Natalie T wrote a review 3 Oct
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The Ocean Palms Beach Resort is a beautiful quaint hotel in Carlsbad CA. The hotel staff is super friendly and Jose was very welcoming and accommodating to my needs and requests. I highly recommend this hotel to any travelers looking for a perfect spot in Carlsbad and the beach is SO CLOSE!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
carrieb2013 wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington, Michigan24 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful resort. Well maintained. Flowers everywhere. Grounds spotless. Hawaiian tiki themed. Night time tiki torches and fire pots in common areas. Rooms updated and decorated in beach decor. Access to beach across street. Short walk to town for restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking lot holds about 8 cars. Street parking for everyone else.
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Hayli C wrote a review Sep 2021
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Search along the entire Carlsbad/Oceanside/Tamarack Coast and you won’t find a better resort experience. The complimentary ‘beach basics’ make packing and traveling from home SO much easier. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern. Easy for big families. It’s incredibly clean and well kept. The entire staff is so kind, especially Jose and Maddy. They were super helpful and were really knowledgeable. BEST PART is the location. You’re across the street from the beach and neighbors to the best food in Carlsbad. You’re missing out if you don’t go here!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$159 - US$393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market (0.1 km), Coyote Bar & Grill (0.3 km), and New Village Arts Theatre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include GelatoLove, The Naked Cafe, and Vigilucci's Cucina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Palms Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Graves House (4.8 km) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.3 km).
Does Ocean Palms Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.