Best Rooms: For the best ocean views, book an Ocean View room and request to stay in the North Wing, in rooms 201 - 206 or 301 - 306.
Best Rooms: You'll find partial views of Agua Hedionda from rooms facing San Diego Fwy. on floor 3.
3 star hotel
2.29 mi from Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms at Residence Inn offer a view of the courtyard and the pool. Rooms facing outward have a view of the parking lot.
Best Rooms: Most of the ocean views are blocked by the surrounding buildings, so your best option is to request a room facing the pool.
Best Rooms: Rooms on floor 2 facing east offer a beautiful view of the ocean.
2.5 star hotel
2.79 mi from Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Best Rooms: With rooms facing other buildings on both the sides, there are no real views around the hotel. You'd either be looking at the parking lot or other buildings.
Best Rooms: The hotel doesn't offer ocean views, but it does offer views of the pool, golf course or garden. If you like a golf course view, you'll need to book a Presidential, Family or La Costa Suite, or a Fairway Room. La Costa rooms offer pool views.