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Beach Terrace Inn
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend. We had a double king room. Giant room at beach level. The bathroom was very big as well. The beach just in front of the hotel is raked every morning. There is a very wide beach from there to the ocean. We had a do not disturb sign on the front door and were surprised to find a large basket with new towels, toiletries, coffee and tea for the coffee maker Saturday evening. I’m happy to see that the breakfast issue is being resolved. The staff was awesome. The only negative thing is that there is no elevator from the street to beach level, 3 floors. Obviously a hotel right on the beach isn’t going to be cheap. Beach Terrace Inn is worth the splurge.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ed K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

In response to the "disappointed" post, we were there in October 2017 and they served only processed breakfast. Super disappointed they are still serving it. Can't eat those nasty Jimmy deans sandwiches for 5 days straight. hey told us it was because of a kitchen remodel also.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank akw514
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BeachsideHotel, Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for sharing this with us. Our much celebrated complimentary breakfast service has always been a source of pride for us. However, as food service regulations continue evolve, so must we. It is for this reason that our team decided to embark upon a complete kitchen renovation. Sadly, kitchen renovations require a lot of time and patience, especially considering the scope of our particular project. At this time, though our renovation is complete, we remain on standby until all appropriate inspections have been completed. I apologize that this was a source of inconvenience for you during your vacation but appreciate your ongoing support and patience. Should you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to reach us at 760-729-5951.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I’m writing this review with the hopes that the new general manager will read it & reconsider some of the changes that have been implemented for the sake of increasing profits & convenience. First, let me start by saying we’ve been coming to Carlsbad & staying at The Beach Terrace Inn every year for the past five years. It has been our families favorite vacation memories. The first time we stayed there, we were just so amazed at the charm & personalized hospitality On two separate occasions the hotel has actually mailed items to us that we had left in our hotel room. Amazing customer service!! The breakfast that they used to offer was always such a pleasant atmosphere & lovely assortment of FRESH foods. We also looked forward to seeing the older woman who ran the little breakfast. She would arrive at 5am to start setting up for hotel guests. That brings me
to my reason for writing this review & only giving it 2 stars. They have completely done away with the breakfast they used to have & are now serving half of what they used to & everything & I do mean EVERYTHING is packaged. It’s beyond disgusting! That spunky little lady is no longer there. I noticed that they still show pictures of the old breakfast on their current website as an advertisement of the breakfast that they serve. NOT COOL!!! False advertisement! Let me just say that the type of guest that will pay over $350 a night, is NOT the type of guest that is ok with eating packaged food that is full of preservatives like a packaged Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich that has been sitting in a warmer. That’s the quality of food you expect at a Best Western, but certainly not what you expect at a place like the Beach Terrace Inn. As you can tell by my review, I was beyond disappointed with our experience this time at the Beach Terrace Inn. It certainly feels like it has lost a lot of its boutique quaintness that makes you want to come back time & time again. Please reconsider the changes that you have made regarding the breakfast & bring back the charm of the “old”
Beach Terrace Inn!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
6  Thank nordilover
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BeachsideHotel, Manager at Beach Terrace Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your ongoing loyalty to our little hotel and for taking a moment to share your feedback with us. I sincerely apologize that our complimentary breakfast did not fulfill your expectations. At this time, we are limited by surprising recent changes to regulations that oversee food service. As a response, we just completed a major upgrade to our kitchen facilities that, once we receive the final inspection, will allow us to expand our ability to provide a remarkable breakfast experience once again. During these past few months, we also launched a brand new website. As a team, we made the decision not to feature images from our beloved breakfast service since our current service options are so limited by these new regulations. As for the "spunky little lady" that you look forward to seeing each year, please know that she is still a cherished member of our staff and very much an active and popular staple during breakfast service. I am sorry that you did not have the chance to connect with her during your stay. I am certain she would have loved to see you. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to impress you with our ongoing updates and commitment to excellence. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please do not hesitate to reach us at 760-729-5951.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a double queen with views of ocean and pool. Having the beach right there is so nice and convenient. Breakfast room and an open terrace overlooks beach/ocean. Room is very large and nicely appointed (as you would expect at that price point). We saw dolphins one morning while eating breakfast and again in the evening, my only disappointment was that I didn't have binoculars with me!

Stayed: March 2018
Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We booked oceanfront 2 kings
Pros
- large room
- oceanfront - great sunsets
- nice staff
- heated pool
- Apple computer in office to print airline tickets
- complimentary breakfast to your room
- free parking
-lots of stores within walkable distance such as Starbucks

Cons
- expensive
- breakfast included but everything is prepackaged - not very environmentally friendly - lots of plastic wastage - only warmed items were prepackaged sandwiches
- floors above us was creaky and noisy
- lots of stairs - not accessible and not for elderly with limited mobility - no elevators
- steep drop from beach to ocean floor - could be difficult for elderly people
- no room service

It was a nice place to stay . You come for the ocean front access.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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