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Featured Carlsbad Family Hotels

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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel
Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (2035 reviews)
$157/ night for 2 guests

Property is being remodeled. There’s scaffolding and closed areas everywhere. Otherwise room is nice and clean

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (4178 reviews)
$89/ night for 2 guests

So very charming. The place is very old but has a lot of charm. There is a lot of renovation and construction going on. The breakfast needs a lot of work. We loved the feel of the courtyard and pool area. Very convenient for shopping, beach and LEGOLAND. They do offer free shuttles. Tons of places ...

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
Carlsbad Inn & Suites
Carlsbad Inn & Suites
3.0 out of 5.0 5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (1647 reviews)
$139/ night for 2 guests

Simple breakfast was nice. They served a bowl of chicken soup and an assortment of bread at dinner time. Thought that was nice.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
Staybridge Suites Carlsbad
Staybridge Suites Carlsbad
3.0 out of 5.0 2735 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (674 reviews)
$122/ night for 2 guests

Friendly staff, clean rooms with good quality toiletries. I did find ants in the bathroom and one crawling in the bed and informed the front desk receptionist during check out. She was very apologetic and stated it is due to warm weather and construction next door, which I can u understand.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
3.0 out of 5.0 2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (1671 reviews)
$125/ night for 2 guests

Quiet, clean, budget friendly, pet friendly, what else can you ask for when in transit. Not a place one would use for an extended vacation, but short term for local activities, this is fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5.0 760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (2044 reviews)
$99/ night for 2 guests

Decent value for a family going to Legoland but the property just seems run down. Our room was constantly moist - there’s no better way to describe it. The carpet always had a sheen on it and the air quality was bad. The wallpaper was peeling etc,... you could just tell our room needed some TLC. ...

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
3.0 out of 5.0 2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (1233 reviews)
$101/ night for 2 guests

Really enjoyed the heated pool... but wish the hot tub was hotter and the jets were on... We located a button but it didn't seem to do anything? Staff was really friendly and checking in and out was a breeze. Was a bit noisy at night with some banging near our wall and the upstairs guests stomping ...

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5.0 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (1323 reviews)
$188/ night for 2 guests

Beautiful resort with plenty of pools on site that really give it that true vacation feel. Shopping/dining options on site. Excellent gym with full equipment available for a great workout! Room (Standard 2 Queen Bed in the La Costa seciton of the resort) was very spacious and had an amazing restroom ...

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Ramada by Wyndham Carlsbad
Ramada by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5.0 751 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
3.2/5 (2173 reviews)
$67/ night for 2 guests

This was a quiet area and nice place for a quick one night stay.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019
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Recently Booked Family Hotels in Carlsbad

Motel 6 Carlsbad East
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 minutes ago
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
Ramada by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown
2.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago

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.