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Best Carlsbad Family Hotels

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
Great for families
5 out of 5
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $595 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
4.7/5 Exceptional! (884 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, game room, close to beach
Travelers say...
"Great property and very friendly staff! Its very beautiful and pools are awesome for kids!"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
Staybridge Suites Carlsbad, an IHG Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
2735 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $125 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
4.5/5 Wonderful! (893 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, miniature golf, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"The rooms do need a little more repairs"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Staybridge Suites Carlsbad, an IHG Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
1929 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $118 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
4.5/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
Families like: pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Overall nice experience"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Great for families
3 out of 5
2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $178 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Nice kitchen"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
2229 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $115 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.4/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...
"Recently updated. Easy check in and check out. Close to Legoland. Perfect stay."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad
Great for families
3 out of 5
2000 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $159 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.4/5 Excellent! (613 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travelers say...
"I had a great experience the staff was really nice, and the amenities were great. The suite was wonderful, very clean, and comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad, an IHG Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $107 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
4.4/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"Excellent location to shops and restaurants"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Holiday Inn Carlsbad, an IHG Hotel
Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Great for families
3 out of 5
6400 Surfside Lane, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $194 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.3/5 Excellent! (515 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, kitchen, miniature golf, close to beach
Travelers say...
"All of the staff were extremely friendly and polite."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
Great for families
3 out of 5
5835 Owens Avenue, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $127 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.2/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...
"fairly isolated. Courteous staff and guests"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Great for families
4 out of 5
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $202 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.2/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, waterslide, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"It was quiet, family friendly hotel."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Great for families
4.5 out of 5
2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $286 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
4.2/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, free waterpark access, kids club, game room
Travelers say...
"It was the most beautiful resort we have ever stayed in. The staff was wonderful and gave us rides in the golf cart whenever we needed it. The food was wonderful and the amenities are top notch! We highly recommend this wonderful place."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Grand Pacific Palisades
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
The price is $184 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4.1/5 Very Good! (992 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Great resort. Lovely views near pool area and several pool and spa locations on property. Coffee bar and friendly staff."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Grand Pacific Palisades
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
Great for families
4.5 out of 5
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $195 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
4.1/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"This is a very nice property. The hotel itself is great the only thing that we were disappointed in is that the beach within walking distance is not that great. It’s what I call a Pebble Beach or it was mostly rocks and very little sand. You really had to go either north or south of the hotel area ..."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - North
Great for families
2 out of 5
3666 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
4/5 Very Good! (958 reviews)
Families like: close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...
"Nice stay. A glitch on adjusting our reservation but they ended up making it “almost” right. Cleaning staff seems to work well and do good job."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2021

Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA - North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $85 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
4/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Very convenient for the things we wanted to do."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $96 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
4/5 Very Good! (968 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"I have been to this hotel multiples times in the past and the service has gotten worse since the last time I visited. I loved this hotel for the convenience. In the room, there is leaky faucets, no shampoo or conditioners in the bottles. I had to struggle to get some out of those. The Ice machines ..."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $109 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
4/5 Very Good! (1,315 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travelers say...
"It’s an ok stay , bathrooms need to be updated and walls to thin."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $149 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
4/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"Carpet was dirty in room. Our room was missed for cleaning x 1."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad Suites
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $121 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,496 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, close to beach, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...
"really nice spacious room , staff very helpful in finding us extra nights we had not planned on."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Carlsbad Suites
Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
751 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is $91 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
3.6/5 Good! (972 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...
"Na"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
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Where Should We Stay in Carlsbad?

The welcoming destination of Carlsbad is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The exciting theme parks, beaches, and surfing spots are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is the closest airport, or San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is located 23.4 mi (37.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Carlsbad, you might want to consider one of the 48 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort: Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests like the helpful staff at this 4.5-star resort.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland - Features an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. This 2-star hotel is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

HYATT house San Diego/Carlsbad - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens. Guests like the overall comfort at this 3-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Carlsbad - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The clean rooms and quiet location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort at this 4-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Carlsbad?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Carlsbad.

  • 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
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.20 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.52 inches

What Should We See and Do in Carlsbad?

Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are interesting attractions you and your family might enjoy exploring while you are staying in Carlsbad. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Carlsbad is also well-known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Flowers
  • Theme parks
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Jogging trails

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.

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