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Top 10 Hotels in Carlsbad

Image for Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
2 out of 5
750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
$43
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
3.5/5Good! (1,527 reviews)

"The property was fine. Price is great. Bed is a little lacking but it's fine for the price."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
Image for Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$187
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
4.2/5Excellent! (1,341 reviews)

"The room had a horrible smell, had to move us it waa so bad. Second room was great. The food at the pool was pathetic at best. Staff seems to unhappy. Most pleasant experience was with Dave the shuttle guy who has been there for 25 years."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
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3 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,684 reviews)

"Over all good. Need to do some remodeling. Breckfast need inproovment too."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Carlsbad Suites
Image for 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
$85
per night
Oct 14 - Oct 15
3.9/5Very Good! (2,058 reviews)

"Property was located in a good area not far from freeways, had a small problem with the tv when I first arrived . Made a call to the front desk, someone was sent to my room and it was fixed great response time as well. Room was clean supply of bath towels was enough for myself and family. The continental ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Image for Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$89
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.9/5Good! (4,220 reviews)

"We liked the location and the service. The facility is nice and the grounds are kept up well. The pool area is great! The breakfast was ok. Nothing special, and could use a bit more variety on the hot items for persons staying multiple days. Overall, we were extremely satisfied and the staff were ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$100
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (590 reviews)

"I absolutely love and adore this little hotel. I’ve stayed several times and they are just as perfect as when they first opened in 2006. Everything is clean and inviting; the staff are so friendly. If I could live there I would!!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

West Inn & Suites
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3 out of 5
3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$150
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.3/5Excellent! (851 reviews)

"Proximity to beach & ameneties. Would have appreciated if staff would have explained all amenities & activites at check-in time instead of us figuring it out (a little later) ourselves."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
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3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Very Good! (1,443 reviews)

"Clean rooms, parking good , costs 16.00 Close to beach. Very friendly front desk staff especially Danielle and all restaurant staff were great"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
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5 out of 5
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$269
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (813 reviews)

"Very nice views and setting. Room was a little noisy as we had a neighbor that was quite noisy and we could hear shower running and doors opening and closing. Was disruptive as it was at 4am. Not sure what the property could do except maybe isolate or noise proof some."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
Image for Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
3 out of 5
2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$125
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,683 reviews)

"Loved staying here. We were pleasantly surprised that the evening social was such great food and lots of it. The breakfasts where so much more then expected. The staff were great and the pool was open great hours and just right for our kids."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
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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. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its welcoming locals. Top sights in the city include Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

  • There are 165 hotels and other accommodations in Carlsbad
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 23.4 mi (37.6 km) 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 Flower Fields of Carlsbad, Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center, and Carlsbad Lagoon. 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 165 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • West Inn & Suites - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its clean rooms.
  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and dining options at this resort. This 5-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a golf course.
  • Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include La Jolla Cove, located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the heart of the city, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which is 16.7 mi/26.9 km away.

Getting Around Carlsbad

If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Carlsbad Village Station. Carlsbad might not have many public transit options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Carlsbad

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 75°F, while the average at night is 47°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 77°F with nighttime averages of 56°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 75°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Carlsbad is 12.72 inches
  • Usually September and August are the hottest months with an average of 77°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 40°F

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