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Carlsbad Suites
3.5 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$115 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
3.96 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (2,050 reviews)

"Love the fact that it was a suite, full kitchen and great space for everything inside the room. Just a little disappointed on the stained towels in our restroom (not all of them), they smelled clean just looked dirty. Other than that everything was good. The hotel is a bit of an older property than ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Carlsbad Suites
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3 out of 5
3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
The price is AU$248 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
6.91 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (952 reviews)

"It’s walking distance to everything!! Limited parking in front lot but underground parking was convenient."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$237 per night from 13 Oct. to 14 Oct.
3.63 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"The property was beautiful. The landscape had lots of healthy plants and the buildings were very clean and well maintained. We had parking right at our building, which is always a plus. The restaurant on grounds is very nice! Will definitely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 13 Oct. to 14 Oct.
3.63 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (945 reviews)

"Nice hotel, close to beach. Room smelled of smoke."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$239 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
2.08 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)

"The Pool is perfect for kids. We loved our stay. Rooms were clean and nice. Staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2020

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
2.5 out of 5
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellation
The price is AU$153 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
3.28 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (969 reviews)

"Upon arrival the staff was friendly. They were able to accommodate a room even though we arrived early. The place did look a little worn down. The pool was dirty. Definitely needs to be updated. Even some of the lounge chairs were broken."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night from 4 Oct. to 5 Oct.
2.89 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,335 reviews)

"I stay here when on business in Carlsbad. Can't beat the price. The hotel, while a bit dated, is well maintained and clean. The staff is always very helpful and just nice people in general:) I'd say, overall, a great value and will stay there again when in town."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Dr Building B, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$174 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
2.51 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)

"We had a great time here! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our time at the kids pool and the fire with our family and friends. We will stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
3 out of 5
2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellation
The price is AU$148 per night from 24 Sep. to 25 Sep.
2.28 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)

"It was clean, rooms we ok Nothing special, showed some wear and tear. There was a kids putting green and games. However not sure how COVID clean they were. A small airport near by which was cool to see the small jets and plane fly almost directly over the hotel courtyard and best part the planes ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2020

Holiday Inn Carlsbad
West Inn & Suites
3.5 out of 5
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$142 per night from 7 Oct. to 8 Oct.
4.16 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (816 reviews)

"Consistently immaculate! Impressive quality and service every time."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2020

West Inn & Suites
Grand Pacific Palisades
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$247 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.
2.46 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Great place and great professionals. Experience would have been far better if Covid were not a factor."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug. 2020

Grand Pacific Palisades
Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad
3 out of 5
2000 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$190 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
1.05 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (503 reviews)

"Hotel exceeded expectations. Clean quiet part of town but just a short drive to get to some nice beaches. All staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean and spacious. Great place!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad
Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA
2.5 out of 5
1901 WRIGHT PLACE, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.
0.51 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)

"Great place to splurge. Clean, plenty room space, useful utilities included. Highly recommend this place"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA
Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
751 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$151 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
3.21 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (1,070 reviews)

"I frequent this location once a month and sometimes twice for writing essays. The staff is amazing and the surrounding is quiet so I’m able to concentrate on my thoughts better. I’m a huge fan of this place."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2020

Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
The price is AU$198 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.
6.69 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (840 reviews)

"Great location, close to the beach and the Village."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2020

Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
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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?
Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA is a favourite with Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Other top choices based on reviews include Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club and The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
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, CA 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 Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area.
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 Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa and Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea. 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?
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a favourite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Carlsbad?
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach and Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Carlsbad?
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel is a top 3-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free WiFi, and it’s located close to South Carlsbad State Beach . Other good options for your beach trip include Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa and Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel.
What's the best high-end hotel in Carlsbad?
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort with a poolside restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club are other upscale choices for your stay.
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?
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a top 4.5-star resort that has a golf course and features 7 outdoor pools. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club and Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. You can tee off at The Crossings at Carlsbad during your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Carlsbad?
Grand Pacific Palisades is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and 2 hot tubs. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel and Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

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