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Carlsbad Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Carlsbad hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Carlsbad trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Carlsbad Flight + Hotel Deals

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Escondido Downtown
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Capri by the Sea by All Seasons Resort Lodging

2021 Carlsbad vacation deals

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Escondido Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Hotel Circle
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
Capri by the Sea by All Seasons Resort Lodging
Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Top Hotels in Carlsbad

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.1/5Very Good! (1,324 reviews)

"We liked how clean it was. The lady at the front desk was extremely nice! Gave us as many coffees as we wanted. Beds were comfortable! Very quiet so my daughter could do her school work."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $125 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.3/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Beautiful, spralling resort. Gorgeous lobby. Perfect irregular shaped pool with water slide. Great service and food. We will definitely be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Dr Building B, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26
4.3/5Excellent! (105 reviews)

"it was beautiful..pool was beautiful clean resort!..the only thing wrong was my phone( hotel phone )did not work!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Carlsbad

Carlsbad Beach Vacation

Escape the stresses of everyday life and let your mind, body and soul completely relax on your Carlsbad vacation. There's nothing more rejuvenating than the smell of fresh salt air and the sound of waves crashing onto the shore. Organize your trip to Carlsbad the quick and easy way by locking in one of our Carlsbad packages. Many tourists opt to spend their nights near Carlsbad State Beach, a local highlight just 4 miles (7 km) from the city center.

Things You Should Know About Carlsbad

  • Listening to the hypnotic sounds of waves is one of life's little pleasures. See what you can find among our Carlsbad beach hotels and get ready to switch into vacation mode.
  • Lots of travelers also choose to spend their getaway in private vacation homes here. North Shore 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms Home and 1045 Laguna Drive Home 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Home are a few options that'll make your stay comfortable.
  • Otherwise, let one of our All-Inclusive hotels in Carlsbad look after all the little details. That means more time for you to concentrate on the important task of kicking back and chilling out.
  • Carlsbad, population 113,500, is popular for loads of reasons. Get a few sightseeing tips on our Carlsbad things to do page.
  • Legoland California is one major sight you can't miss here. For plenty of other popular travel plan ideas, check out our Carlsbad vacation deals.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Carlsbad?

There’s nothing quite like a Carlsbad road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Carlsbad or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Carlsbad packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Carlsbad?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Carlsbad and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Carlsbad?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Carlsbad. You can book all the road trip activities on your Carlsbad wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Carlsbad. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Carlsbad vacation package cost?
Discover the best of Carlsbad from just $338. We offer a wonderful selection of flights, hotels and rental cars to suit your travel style. Score even more discounts when you add some tours or experiences to your package.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Carlsbad vacation package?
If you’ve chosen a Carlsbad vacation package, you can cancel or change it, but you may incur a fee depending on the circumstances. It may be possible to cancel and rebook for free if you’ve locked in your package in the last 24 hours. If it’s been longer than that, you may be charged a fee by your airline, hotel or car rental company. If your plans suddenly change, make our Customer Service Portal your first stop for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Carlsbad?
Lock in flights that fit in with your schedule, add a hotel to your booking and watch the savings pile up. It’s that easy! With a Carlsbad vacation package, you can save up to $583 on your next awesome escape. From hotels and flights to rental cars and activities, Expedia makes traveling on a budget easy. And with more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties across the globe to pick from, you’ll never be short of choice.
What are the top hotels in Carlsbad?
Travelers visiting Carlsbad often stay in Carlsbad Village. Motel 6 Carlsbad - Village and Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort are popular options in this neighborhood. But it’s not the only happening place in town! Aviara is another terrific area and where you’ll find Motel 6 Carlsbad East and Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County.
When is the best time of year to visit Carlsbad?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll land the best deals, pack your suitcase and head for Carlsbad in . By contrast, is the most expensive month to plan a getaway. Peak season falls in and is a thrilling time to visit — if you don’t mind rubbing elbows with the crowds. is generally a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Carlsbad vacation?
Savvy travelers will likely want to reserve their seats as early as possible. You can normally start comparing international airfares on Expedia up to a year before your flight. If you’re late to book, don’t despair. Bargain prices sometimes appear in the last weeks before departure dates.
What does an Expedia Carlsbad travel package include?
It all depends on what kind of trip you’re planning. Carlsbad travel deals can include hotels, car rentals and flights. You can mix and match to create the travel package that suits you. You can also add on experiences and activities after you’ve booked to pick up even bigger discounts.
What should I know before booking a Carlsbad travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Carlsbad vacation package is the most convenient way to organize your trip. Not only that, you’ll save when you combine your flights, hotels and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on a day tour or an activity?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Carlsbad vacation packages?
Having joined forces with online lender Affirm, Expedia offers financial flexibility with a Book Now, Pay Later option for vacation packages. Get the financial side of things out of the way with one upfront payment or split the price of your trip over a few installments. It’s totally up to you.
Can I choose my airline with a Carlsbad Expedia vacation package?
Yes — that’s one of the best things about an Expedia vacation package. You get to decide. We have access to more than 550 partner airlines around the world, so you have lots of choice when creating your Carlsbad trip.

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