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The Cassara Carlsbad Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Carlsbad - Lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad - Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
West Inn & Suites
8.7 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Beach Terrace
8.9 Very good
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Carlsbad hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Carlsbad, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Carlsbad in January and December.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Carlsbad if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Carlsbad hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Carlsbad found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $98, while the most expensive was $515.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Carlsbad for 3 days.
  • The Cassara Carlsbad Tapestry Collection by Hilton is located in the entertainment district. As a result, if you want to see a live show or go to the movies, this is the hotel for you. You will have access to facilities such as daily housekeeping, supermarket deliveries, and an onsite restaurant while staying here. You may also visit the SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium, about 15 minutes away.
  • If you're in Carlsbad for business, you should consider staying at The West Inn Suite. This is due to its proximity to Carlsbad's major business district. This hotel includes a business center with working desks, faxing, and photocopying facilities.
  • The Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach rooms are moderately priced. As a result, if you're on a budget, this is the place to stay. You will have access to a complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool, and healthcare personnel as a guest at this hotel. Staying at this hotel is a good investment.
  • Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel is an excellent choice for a hotel near Carlsbad State Beach. In addition to being close to the beach, the hotel has a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry facilities.
  • If you're visiting Carlsbad on your own, consider staying at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Apart from the spa, other amenities include a pool, a restaurant with terrace dining, spacious guest rooms, and views of the shore and the property. While staying here, you can explore the Carlsbad Lagoon or LEGOLAND, California.
  • If you’re hoping to spend most of your Carlsbad vacation near the ocean, choose a hotel next to South Carlsbad State Beach, which is known for being a great spot for picnics, swimming, fishing, and surfing. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is only a 10-minute walk away, with an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
  • If you enjoy flowers and gardening, book a hotel near The Flower Fields, which is a large garden where visitors can see many vibrant plants and purchase flowers to take home. The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel is one option close by, offering a swimming pool, fitness center and restaurant onsite.
  • Because it’s easy to explore Carlsbad by car, try to book a hotel that offers free parking. Your options include Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County and the Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea, with a swimming pool for guests.
  • Hoping to do some scenic hiking while in Carlsbad? Book a hotel near the Batiquitos Lagoon, such as the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort within 10 minutes’ drive from the lagoon. The Batiquitos Lagoon is a protected wetland that has a visitor’s center and a variety of walking and hiking trails.
  • For travelers who would like to see the historical side of Carlsbad, consider booking a hotel near the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, a historical house on a scenic property. The Holiday Inn at the Carlsbad and San Diego location is only a five-minute drive to the park, and just two miles from the local airport.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Carlsbad

  • Where may I stay if I'm accompanying someone who is disabled?

    If you are accompanying someone with limited mobility, you should consider staying in the Ultimate Beach Bungalow, which is located one block from the beach and has a large backyard. This is because the Ramp is accessible for the front stairs at this hotel, as well as a spacious second bath, a 36" door, a large walk-in shower, a pedestal sink, and grab bars in the shower and next to the toilet.

  • Where should I stay if I want to participate in outdoor activities?

    Visitors who want to participate in outdoor activities are invited to stay at the Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. This is due to the hotel's proximity to spectacular outdoor activities, including the Del Mar Racetrack, Seagrove Park, and Powerhouse Park. You will have access to multilingual personnel, luggage storage, free toiletries, and daily housekeeping as a guest here.

  • Where can I have an event in Carlsbad?

    Look no further than The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa for a social or corporate event in Carlsbad. You can use the inside and outdoor event areas for a small or large gatherings. The hotel also provides excellent catering services to assist guests focus. The amenities include a spa and wellness center, room service, and a bar/lounge. You may also enjoy the ocean view atrium and rooftop terrace for socializing.

  • Which hotels welcome pets?

    Travelers who want to bring their pets might consider staying at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA. However, before bringing pets, ensure they are vaccinated and weigh no more than 100 pounds. You should additionally confirm the fee via phone. A fitness center, complimentary breakfast, a gift shop, and a private toilet are among the amenities available to you.

  • What hotels in Carlsbad are near Carlsbad Ranch?

    The Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is only a three-minute walk from Carlsbad Ranch and is less than two miles from the Legoland amusement park. The Motel 6 is a budget choice that is a five-minute walk from Carlsbad Ranch, located just off the San Diego Freeway.

  • Which hotels in Carlsbad are near the Alga Norte Community Park?

    The Staybridge Suites at the Carlsbad and San Diego location is only a four-minute drive to the Alga Norte Community Park and is six miles from Carlsbad Beach. The Hampton Inn at the North San Diego location is a five-minute drive to the park and only a two-minute drive to the local airport.

  • What are some good spa-hotels in Carlsbad?

    The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a Spanish-themed resort that is six miles from Moonlight Beach, with a standard on-site spa. The Cape Rey Resort is located directly on Carlsbad Beach and also has a spa for guests. The Sheraton Resort & Spa is only a mile away from Legoland and has an outdoor pool and spa.

  • What hotels in Carlsbad have a good view?

    The Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel is a short four-minute walk from the beach and offers rooms that provide views of the ocean. The Beach Terrace Inn is a casual choice that is located right next door and also has rooms with views of the ocean.

  • What are the best hotels near Legoland?

    Legoland being one of the most popular landmarks in Carlsbad, many travelers enjoy staying close by. LEGOLAND California Resort And Castle Hotel, Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel and The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Carlsbad?

    In the last 3 days, double rooms in Carlsbad have been found on KAYAK for as cheap as $54. On average, the price for a double room is $269.

  • How much is a hotel in Carlsbad for tonight?

    KAYAK users found rooms for tonight for a cheap as $54 in the last 3 hours. 3-star hotel rooms have been found from $94, and 4-star hotels from $129.

  • How much is a hotel in Carlsbad for this weekend?

    The cheapest hotel room in Carlsbad for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for $71 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as $76 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from $175 per night.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Carlsbad?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Carlsbad with free breakfast or free parking. Top-rated options with free free breakfast in Carlsbad include Beach Terrace and Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA, while popular hotels with free parking in Carlsbad include Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Carlsbad?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Carlsbad districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Carlsbad city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Carlsbad hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Carlsbad that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Home2 Suites by Hilton Carlsbad, CA, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area.

Where to stay in Carlsbad?

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