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10 Best Hotels in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Suites
3 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$131
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
4.2/5Excellent! (1,813 reviews)

"Having two separate rooms the living room and separate bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Carlsbad Suites
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3 out of 5
3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$249
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
4.3/5Excellent! (913 reviews)

"It was really great. Loved the beach access, location in town and activities. We were prepared for the construction that was going on so that didn’t bother us. Had a wonderful time!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
5 out of 5
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$341
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
4.7/5Exceptional! (841 reviews)

"Every single staff person when encountered was very friendly and professional. Despite the current construction it was still a very relaxing stay. There was no noise from the improvements."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$116
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25
3.9/5Very Good! (2,080 reviews)

"Good breakfast ...... good location close to the freeway"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$199
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18
4.1/5Very Good! (1,559 reviews)

"Liked the location where i stayed. Nice views of the area"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
2.5 out of 5
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
AU$135
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
4.2/5Very Good! (1,745 reviews)

"Good hotel for, live that they have minimal one use toiletries."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
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
AU$219
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
4.3/5Excellent! (1,736 reviews)

"Beautiful resort across from the ocean. Short Uber ride to the village. Would absolutely stay again. Clean, updated, great service."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
West Inn & Suites
3.5 out of 5
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$191
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
4.7/5Exceptional! (683 reviews)

"The hotel is close to legoland, outlets, and downtown carlsbad. My kids loved swimming in the pool & it was heated nicely for the winter."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

West Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
2 out of 5
750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
AU$74
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
3.5/5Good! (1,597 reviews)

"Small toilet. Only soap if compare to price its fine"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
AU$140
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24
3.9/5Good! (4,378 reviews)

"There was no more breakfast offered. Sad. That was my main grip about my stay this time. Aside from this, everything else was excellent. The beds were comfortable. The room was quiet. Did not use the pool but it looked clean. The staff were polite and helpful. Will come back for another stay."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 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

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