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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 21/05/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Updated 21/05/18 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
Mini golf
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Snack bar
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ryan R wrote a review Yesterday
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We stayed here for three nights and absolutely loved it. The villas are nice and have a good beach feel. I thought the grounds are very well taken care of. Great for adults and children. The front desk was amazing, always had a smile and very engaging. I work in the Tavel business as well and thought Beau and Ruger are just outstanding at the jobs and make you feel welcome. Great suggestions on food and places to go. Very peaceful and night time and felt very SAFE. Thank you for the wonderful vacation
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
JOE Z wrote a review 20 Jul
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can't beat this location for the beach...literally right across the street! one block from town...a very walkable community. Cute resort that offers beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards as well as beach towels. Morning offerings of coffee, bagels, yogurt, juices and fruit bars! Very friendly and accommodating staff. We would definitely recommend Ocean Palms and we will certainly stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Iamsomeone wrote a review 16 Jul
California7 contributions6 helpful votes
i probably won’t come back to this place. for the price we paid, i’d rather stay in a nicer looking hotel. this resort is really more like an apartment complex turned into a boutique resort. good effort on making it feel tropical though . if it werent priced so high it would be ok. but to pay that much and quality of the resort is not even close to hilton or sheraton and other named hotels, i wouldnt recommend it .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
ZC wrote a review 16 Jul
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Our family has stayed here for many many years! We've had such a great experience EVERY TIME! The staff is amazing, the amenities for the beach are awesome! VERY Clean, safe and well ran! Feels like home away from home.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: LOTS OF OPTIONS-Read the room details there are SO MANY choices no room is bad!
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Allissa S wrote a review 15 Jul
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The staff is so super friendly and helpful from the front dest to the cleaning ladies everyone there is super amazing!!! The property is luke a tropical paradise. Right across the street is the beach and right behind you is Carlsbad Village you never need to drive while you are there everything is walking distance. They also have everything you need for the beach umbrellas, chair, towels, boogie boards, bags, etc. They are so accommodating I had book somewhere eles and got a call at 9pm the night I was supposed to check in I was one block away from the hotel I was supposed to stay at saying I wouldn't be able to stay there because of a Maintenance issue and that I would have to figure out something eles. It was a Saturday night and the town was booked up I called Ocean Palm Beach Resort and they were book too for that night but they could accommodate the the rest of my stay which was 3 more day and he even got me in first thing in the morning so I didn't have to wait all day with no room. Oh and did I mention they are super pet friendly!!! And they have so many different kinds of rooms they have something for everyone and every kind of stay. And they have fire pits. If you are going to Carlsbad this is the best place to stay!!!
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Date of stay: July 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.