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Hotel overview

Discover the best that Southern California has to offer at the new Cape Rey Carlsbad Hilton Resort, which has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award within one year of opening.  Our seaside resort is perfectly situated across from the Pacific Ocean with gorgeous sweeping ocean views, taking advantage of its western exposure and breathtaking vistas, while also providing all the boutique amenities of a fine resort.


Carlsbad Poinsettia Coaster Station : 1 mile
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) : 95 miles
McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) : 3 miles
Oceanside Amtrak Station : 8 miles
Orange County Airport (SNA) : 55 miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN) : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2012
Total rooms: 207


Hotel details


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Hotel advisories

Advisory Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $25 (plus tax) per room, per day is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. For details of what is included in the resort fee, please see hotel policies. Please note the resort fee is subject to change without prior notice.
Advisory Parking Fee: A self-parking fee of $19 (plus tax) per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. A valet-parking fee of $24 plus tax per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected at check-in or check out. Please note the parking fee is subject to change without prior notice.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy: Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy: Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information: Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee: A mandatory hotel-imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Mandatory hotel-imposed resort fee inclusions:
• Local shuttle service within a 5-mile radius (subject to availability)
• 15% off select spa treatments at Ocean Crest Spa (restrictions apply)
• Beach packs - beach chairs, umbrellas, towels
• Coffee & assorted teas in the lobby (6:30am-9:30am)
• Newspapers
• 1-800 & local calls
• Wi-Fi
• 90-minute bike rental
• Access to 24-hour fitness center
• Beach Butler Service at Ponto Beach (seasonal)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 2232 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful hotel with amazing staff!

    Our family had such a great time. Front desk were so accommodating when we requested for a room with a bath tub. They let us stay in one of the best rooms of the hotel for a very reasonable price. Everyone was so helpful and treated us very well, including our server at Chandler’s. Well done Cape Rey staff! We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back.

    Aug 29, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Could have been better

    One day housekeeping didn’t show up until we called them twice and told the manager, it was 6 pm before someone made the room. Also we weren’t told that we get $15 credit per night per person, we were told it was $15 once.

    Aug 29, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location for a brief getaway!

    We traveled to Cape Rey in Carlsbad for a short getaway from Orange County. The location near the beach was perfect for us. We will do this again as Carlsbad is close to home yet it made us feel like we were in Hawaii enjoying the sunsets from our room facing the beach.

    Aug 29, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overpriced for the overall stay we had

    Carpet very dirty Shower water flow slow Phone and items in room dirty Strange odor in the room View great Dining great Front desk great just understaffed long lines In room coffee not great Grounds nice!

    Aug 29, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    48 hours of Bliss

    We love Cape Ray. We have in the past been able to choose our room by the Hilton App but this time we were not given a choice. Being outside by the pool was wonderful and the staff by the pool were fantastic and very accommodating. The resturant staff was incredible . The only thing I wish they would do is to get some (different) things for your dinner menu . It's very limited I will say our room was right above the jaccuzi and there was a lud party going on until 11;30 our fist night which was quite annoying. Mangment did address it and took off our resort fee which was very nice. We always greet the housekeeping staff and they are so kind.

    Aug 28, 2023