We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Ocean Palms Beach Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

957 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 946: English reviews
Start your review of Ocean Palms Beach Resort
 Click to rate
Santa Monica, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best place in Carlsbad to stay. Helpful staff, close to downtown and beach. They offer towels and chairs and have a great store on the premises. Great dining nearby. I loved it and will return ASAP

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank pamela m
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place. Everything about it is great. Perfect location walk to beach and town near coffee shops. Beautiful landscaping. Friendly staff. Rooms are quiet and comfortable. It feels like home away from home.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ellen F
Escondido, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful little hotel in the heart of downtown Carlsbad! Plenty of restaurants nearby, and the beach is literally steps away. Rooms are very clean and comfy. We had one with a Jacuzzi on the front porch. So much fun!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank mnixed
Carlsbad, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. Across the street from the beach, and completely remodeled. We live in Carlsbad, and love to get away to this great hotel. Any it's only a block away from the famous "Carlsbad Crawl"..

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank flyingschu
Beaumont, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I love staying here. It is the best location in Carlsbad between the beach and the best restaurants. The staff is amazing! We love sitting in the courtyard at night by the fireplace very relaxing environment.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susanna C
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed at the Ocean Palms three years in a row now while visiting my parents in Carlsbad, and previously I have left glowing reviews. But this year the hotel was so noisy day and night that we found it very difficult to enjoy our room. When we mentioned the problem to the front desk, it was shrugged off...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tessa B
Seattle
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for 4 days in June (2016) and had a wonderful time. Right across from the beach and they had chairs and surfboards available for use. The room was spacious and clean, the pool area was nice, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bt2002
San Marcos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and gave us everything we needed. Room was very spacious and accommodated 4 girls well. The view was beautiful and really made the stay relaxing. Definitely would come back to this hotel for another trip!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ashleynsanders97
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great room, walk to beach and super friendly staff. Beautiful pool, spa and putting green. Lush green plants, felt like paradise. Accommodations were clean and pretty- would definitely stay there again. Perfect for family fun!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank erinhunter27
Charles City
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ocean Palms is a peaceful get away with beautiful landscaping, fire pits, warm jacuzzi / pool and updated rooms. I could live in these rooms! Elicia was a friendly face and generous host. Everyone went above and beyond. Chairs and towels available to take to the beach! Carlsbad is a quiet community and the resort is within walking distance from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Heather F

1,078 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (157)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (22)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/Suite (33)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
5:12
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (48)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (838)
Viewed
Amenities (20)
Viewed
Deluxe Studio (43)
Viewed
Hot Tub (2)
Viewed
Lanai Suite (102)
Viewed
Luxury Mini Suite (67)
Viewed
Luxury Ocean View Suite (52)
Viewed
Luxury One Bedroom Suite (60)
Viewed
Luxury Two Bedroom Suite (68)
Viewed
Molokai Suite (163)
Viewed
Pool (15)
Viewed
Tahitian Suite (126)
Viewed
The Hotel (78)
Viewed
Traveller Suite (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (83)
Viewed
Room/Suite (32)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Carlsbad hotels
0.2 km away
Beach Terrace Inn
Beach Terrace Inn
#2 of 36 in Carlsbad
1,280 reviews
3.2 km away
West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
7.4 km away
Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.8 km away
Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
#5 of 36 in Carlsbad
898 reviews
4.7 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
0.1 km away
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Address: 2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $311 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com and Travelocity so you can book your Ocean Palms Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Palms Beach Hotel Carlsbad
Ocean Palms Beach Carlsbad
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Ocean Palms Beach Resort staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Palms Beach Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great room”
 of 5 bubbles Y7438DXpamelam, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Use paper plates and cups and you never have to wash a dish ”
 of 5 bubbles ellenf121, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great view from the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles bt2002, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the East side of hotel are closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles ashleynsanders97, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a AAA discount”
 of 5 bubbles katiejomcpherson, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5