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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5
1929 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $107 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (849 reviews)

"They were so great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean. Overall great stay and will return."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
3 out of 5
2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $129 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)

"Great hotel... Clean and friendly service. Kitchen facilities are fabulous"…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
3 out of 5
2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $96 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"Clean room and centrally located to places to grab take out. Great experience."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
2.5 out of 5
2229 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $88 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Very few people, because of the virus situation. It was like we owned the whole place. Very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $143 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (824 reviews)

"Nice hotel very close to the beach and all shops downtown Carlsbad. Its not fancy and we paid for a partial ocean view with balcony and it is VERY partial, you have to lean out to see the water. My only complaint is that they force you out prior to check out and turned off our keys at 1030 when checkout ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $140 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"The property condition, service, location, and view."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $97 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,376 reviews)

"Our family has stayed at CBTS before during our LEGOland stay, so we knew what to expect. Upon check in, front desk Peggy was very overwhelmed and gave off an irritated vibe (there was only one couple ahead of me checking in). We seemed to turn things around when it was my turn and was elated by ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $101 per night
4/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Everything was great had fun and everyone was nice"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Grand Pacific Palisades
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $161 per night
4/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Our room was immaculate, thank you housekeeping! I loved the sticker closures on the dishwasher to know everything inside was freshly washed and untouched. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms we great size for our family. We travelled with a toddler and he loved the pool area. Most guests ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Grand Pacific Palisades
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carlsbad near Legoland
2 out of 5
3666 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $69 per night
4/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"It was very nice in general . My room did smell a little funky lol but otherwise my room was massive! The customer service was ok..... but the location makes it worth it ! So close to the beach and Carlsbad village 😍"…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carlsbad near Legoland
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $64 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,050 reviews)

"Clean, great staff, excellent housekeeping, nice breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5
3700 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $79 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Great location good parking. Next to restaurant and shopping area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - Village
2 out of 5
1006 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $60 per night
3.7/5Good! (853 reviews)

"At the price per night (~$90) you really can’t complain about the quality of this hotel. It is nice, clean, and affordable! The staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - Village
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach
2 out of 5
750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $60 per night
3.6/5Good! (993 reviews)

"Good Location with access to a short walk to the public beach. Benihana Restaurant is across the street for a very delicious meal. The chefs there do a great presentation while grilling your food. You gotta love a MOTEL 6 because it is exactly like the last one you visited. NO SURPRISES. Nice staff!! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach
Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
751 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $89 per night
3.6/5Good! (1,136 reviews)

"Great location and affordable prices. The Kitchen was all right but there was nothing to make it work. All have been removed. That was a disappointment."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - East
2 out of 5
6117 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $55 per night
3.6/5Good! (993 reviews)

"loved it! nice and friendly and they explained policies great!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - East
Scandia Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2550 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $53 per night
3.5/5Good! (630 reviews)

"Its tucked away but Close to the beach and eating establishments."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Scandia Hotel
Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
1050 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $90 per night
3.3/5 (856 reviews)

"Staff was nice, masks enforced for your safety. Room was clean. Vending machine is non operational at the moment."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea
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Cheap Hotels in Carlsbad

Carlsbad offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets, this destination is home to Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Carlsbad that won't break the bank, you can book your choice of the 24 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall value.

Ramada by Wyndham Carlsbad - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to shops and comfortable rooms. It offers free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad - At this 2.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the spacious rooms and convenient parking.

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel - 3.5-star family-friendly hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms and proximity to shops.

Scandia Motel - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its proximity to shops and overall value. It offers free WiFi and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Carlsbad

Still deciding on your trip dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: September, August, July, and October, with an average temperature of 77°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, November, and February, with an average temperature of 40°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.52 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.20 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Carlsbad

Carlsbad attracts visitors with its fun-filled theme parks and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Legoland California and La Jolla Cove, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Cedros Avenue, or get outdoors at Flower Fields of Carlsbad.

Carlsbad is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Flowers
  • Surfing
  • Jogging trails

Getting Around Carlsbad

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), situated 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 23.4 mi (37.6 km) away. If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Carlsbad Village Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Carlsbad like for travelers on a budget?
Carlsbad offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Legoland California and Flower Fields of Carlsbad, this destination is home to Carlsbad Lagoon and Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Carlsbad?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area.
How many cheap hotels should I expect to find in Carlsbad?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 24 budget hotels in Carlsbad.
What's the seasonal weather like in Carlsbad?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 67°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F. Average annual rainfall for Carlsbad is 13 inches.
What is there to see and do in Carlsbad?
Carlsbad attracts visitors with its fun-filled theme parks and sunsets, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Legoland California and Oceanside Pier, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the local culture at Del Mar Fairgrounds and Belly Up, or visit other spots like Mission San Luis Rey Church.
What's the best way to get around Carlsbad?
The closest airport is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), situated 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away. If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Carlsbad Poinsettia Station or Carlsbad Village Station.

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