Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Carlsbad, California, United States

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Pros

  • Large condos with full kitchens
  • Across the street from the beach
  • Two pools -- one for adults, one for kids
  • Tennis, volleyball and basketball courts
  • Free nightly wine and cheese tastings
  • Free indoor and outdoor parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Daily resort fee
  • Far from downtown Carlsbad
  • Rocky beach
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Some rooms get noise from the train
  • No restaurants or shops within walking distance

Bottom Line

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort's large (if bland) condos are convenient for families, with full kitchens and (in most) ocean views. It's across the street from the beach and has lots of kid-friendly activities, including kids' pool, a playground, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, and miniature golf. But it's a 10-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in downtown Carlsbad, and the beach could be nicer.

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 Location

Outside Carlsbad, across the street from the beach

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort is located outside Carlsbad, across the street from the beach and within walking distance of the San Diego Coast Express Rail. However, you will need a car to get to restaurants, shops and to the rest of the attractions in the area.

The seaside community of Carlsbad came into the spotlight when Legoland California amusement park opened, but it is still a fairly quiet place close to several great beaches, golf courses and lagoons.

  • 39-minute drive to San Diego International Airport
  • 100-minute drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • 8-minute drive to The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Club
  • 8-minute drive to Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course
  • 9-minute drive to downtown Carlsbad
  • 10-minute drive to Legoland
  • 12-minute drive to Oceanside
  • 12-minute drive to indoor go kart racing
  • 12-minute drive to Encinitas
  • 19-minute drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Park
  • 25-minute drive to Torrey Pines State Park
  • 29-minute drive to Escondido
  • 33-minute drive to SeaWorld San Diego
  • 35-minute drive to downtown San Diego
  • 38-minute drive to San Juan Capistrano

 Rooms

Big one- and two-bedroom condos with full kitchens and (in most cases) ocean views

One Bedroom Ocean View Condo
One Bedroom Ocean View Condo

The resort has big one- and two-bedroom condos (the average size is 800 square feet) with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi -- but the decor is bland, and housekeeping only comes weekly. Some of the apartments have a fireplace and/or a balcony, and all have kitchens with microwaves, dishwashers and stoves. Most of the condos (80 percent) have ocean views.

 Features

Two pools and lots of activities, including miniature golf, movie nights, and (for the grown-ups) wine and cheese tastings

The tennis court
The tennis court
  • Two swimming pools: One family pool with a water play area (colorful pipes with nozzles spouting streams of water), and an adult pool and Jacuzzi. Both have ocean views, but the adult pool's are better, and the children's pool is next to the road.
  • Barbecue and picnic areas, as well as fire pits where kids can roast marshmallows
  • Basketball, volleyball and tennis courts
  • Ping-Pong, pool and foosball tables
  • Miniature golf course
  • Several playgrounds, including one shaped like a pirate ship and one with fake dolphins
  • Nightly wine and cheese tastings
  • Movie nights
  • DVD and video rental, as well as VCR and DVD machine rental
  • Free coffee in the lobby
  • Children up to 20 years old stay free when sharing room with parents
  • 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, and a dry sauna
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Meeting facilities for up to 100 guests

 Bottom Line

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort's large (if bland) condos are convenient for families, with full kitchens and (in most) ocean views. It's across the street from the beach and has lots of kid-friendly activities, including kids' pool, a playground, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, and miniature golf. But it's a 10-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in downtown Carlsbad, and the beach could be nicer.

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Address

  • 6400 Surfside Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Room Types

  • One Bedroom Condo
  • Two Bedroom Condo

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 300
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Carlsbad, California
Address: 6400 Surfside Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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