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California-Carlsbad Hotel / Carlsbad-by-the-Sea
Mineral Springs Hotel

Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Blvd.

The original hotel was designed and built by the Eastman Hotel Company in 1929.

Opening the California-Carlsbad Hotel in 1930 heralded the start of Carlsbad’s tourist industry. This project was billed as a great health resort, taking advantage of the mineral water nearby. During the 1940s, the hotel was frequented by the wealthy and Hollywood celebrities. After World War II, the hotel was converted into a retirement home by the Lutheran Services of San Diego and then rebuilt and upgraded in the late 1990s. The original exterior look of the facility was replicated in this process.