Carlsbad Hotels

Carlsbad Hotels

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Low Season January
High Season July
  Average price (weeknight): $169
  Average price (weekend night): $209

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Top tips for finding the perfect Carlsbad hotel

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

How much is a cheap hotel in Carlsbad?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Carlsbad for as cheap as $36 in the last 3 days. The average price is $214.
How much is a hotel in Carlsbad for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Carlsbad hotels for tonight for as low as $54. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $94 and 4-star hotels from $129.
How much is a hotel in Carlsbad for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Carlsbad hotels for this weekend for as low as $82 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $154 and 4-star hotels from $179.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near 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.

Where to stay in Carlsbad?

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Best Carlsbad Hotels

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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort And Spa - Carlsbad - Building
9.4 Excellent (1,095 reviews)
West Inn And Suites - Carlsbad - Building
9.3 Excellent (347 reviews)
Beach Terrace Inn - Carlsbad - Building
9.2 Excellent (477 reviews)
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort - Carlsbad - Building
8.9 Excellent (1,540 reviews)
Legoland Hotel - Carlsbad - Building
8.9 Excellent (1,308 reviews)
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - Carlsbad - Building
8.8 Excellent (1,921 reviews)
Lakehouse Hotel and Resort - Carlsbad - Building
8.8 Excellent (1,163 reviews)
Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel - Carlsbad - Building
8.8 Excellent (896 reviews)
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge - Carlsbad - Building
8.8 Excellent (486 reviews)
Holiday Inn Carlsbad - San Diego - Carlsbad - Building
8.8 Excellent (177 reviews)
Ocean Palms Beach Resort - Carlsbad - Building
8.7 Excellent (344 reviews)
Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel - Carlsbad - Building
8.5 Excellent (2,424 reviews)
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa - Carlsbad - Building
8.5 Excellent (629 reviews)