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10 Best Hotels in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Suites
3.5 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
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AU$155
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,894 reviews)

"it was nice but its under construction so the hallways are not that nice"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Carlsbad Suites
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3 out of 5
3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"The property is lovely with beautiful views. Would definitely advise to get upgraded room with a view instead of the street rooms. We did have a terrible problem which left us with no sleep for the night though. A constant running LOUD toilet. Should have changed rooms early on but just didn’t realize ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
2.5 out of 5
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$169
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,800 reviews)

"Pool and gym were not open during my stay. Nor was there breakfast. The hotel had to adjust for the Corona Virus stuff - so more about timing. Ok location. Close to beach but not a beach hotel. Rooms are standard but my shower had puddied cracks in floor and felt unstable. Overall, for the price ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$298
per night
4 May - 5 May
4.3/5Excellent! (1,489 reviews)

"The restaurant forgot to place our breakfast order"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$313
per night
4 May - 5 May
4.2/5Excellent! (280 reviews)

"Our LA family loves Westin and this Carlsbad resort was right up there; in fact, staff was over accommodating and made every effort to make a wonderful family staycation! Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,632 reviews)

"The staff friendliness was very welcoming thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
5 out of 5
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$567
per night
1 May - 2 May
4.7/5Exceptional! (860 reviews)

"I like the property but it was under construction - no pool and a lot of noise"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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AU$266
per night
12 Apr. - 13 Apr.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,765 reviews)

"Location is fantastic for beach. Restuarant is convenient and very good, awesome views... Saw a green flash at sunset!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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AU$151
per night
12 Apr. - 13 Apr.
3.9/5Very Good! (2,150 reviews)

"Just everything overall. Quality of everything, the style, size of the room, EVERYTHING! only thing I don't like is the price...because I would love to stay here for an extended period of time. However , I cannot afford it. Regardless, still is a great value. Nicest hotel that I have stayed at in ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Grand Pacific Palisades
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$288
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,133 reviews)

"Great property for family, but workmanship on recent renovations was pretty shoddy; i.e. missing grout on shower tiles, paint on bathroom door so thick that door doesn’t slide easily, and door jams uneven allowing outside light to enter rooms."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

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Visiting Carlsbad

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Carlsbad, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, theme park, and shopping. This city's welcoming locals also attracts tourists. Top sights in the city include Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

  • There are 140 hotels and other accommodations in Carlsbad
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) 1.2 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 37.6 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Carlsbad

Favorite family attractions include Legoland California and Sealife Aquarium. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad Skatepark, and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a favorite for retail therapy.

In Carlsbad, you'll find 140 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and breakfast at this resort. This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a golf course.
  • Staybridge Suites Carlsbad - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Expedia customers like its convenient parking and clean, quiet rooms.

Popular places to see in the area include La Jolla Cove, located 19 mi (30.6 from the city center, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which is 16.7 mi (26.9 away.

Getting Around Carlsbad

If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Carlsbad Village Coaster Station. Carlsbad might not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Carlsbad

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 66°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 40°F
  • From April to June, the average is 75°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Carlsbad is 11.77 inches
  • September and August are usually the hottest months averaging 77°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 40°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Carlsbad?
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Other top choices based on reviews include West Inn & Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Carlsbad, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Carlsbad.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Carlsbad?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area and Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel.
What's the best hotel for families in Carlsbad?
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other options for your family trip include Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach. Also, attractions such as Legoland California and Sealife Aquarium are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Carlsbad?
MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features private patios and an ocean-view restaurant. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Carlsbad?
Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea and Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Carlsbad?
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort and Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Carlsbad State Beach or South Carlsbad State Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in Carlsbad?
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club is a 5-star resort with 3 restaurants and 2 poolside bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your holiday is Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
What's the best boutique hotel in Carlsbad?
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is a favourite 3-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Beach Terrace Inn and West Inn & Suites are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Carlsbad?
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is a top 4-star hotel that has a golf driving range and features free WiFi. You can tee off at The Crossings at Carlsbad during your trip.
How is it staying in Carlsbad?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Carlsbad, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, theme park and shopping. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its welcoming locals. Top sights in the city include Legoland California, Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. In Carlsbad, there are 318 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What is there to see in Carlsbad?
Favorite family attractions include Legoland California and Sealife Aquarium. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Flower Fields of Carlsbad, Carlsbad State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. Shopping is a popular activity, so consider a trip to Carlsbad Premium Outlets and The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall.

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