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Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego - Carlsbad - Living room
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area - Carlsbad - Building
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
West Inn & Suites
8.7 Very Good
$526+
$526+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Beach Terrace
8.9 Very Good
$944+
$944+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
$239+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Low season

January

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

$426

Average price (weekend night)

$478
Cheapest month to stay with an average 20% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 39% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Carlsbad

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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 accommodations in Carlsbad in January and October.
  • 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, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 44 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Carlsbad accommodation.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Carlsbad for 7 days.
  • 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

  • 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.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Carlsbad?

    Although the average price for a double room in Carlsbad is $437, $132 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Carlsbad?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, 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 centre

  • 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 Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area and West Inn & Suites.

Where to stay in Carlsbad?

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