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Top Carlsbad Beach Hotel

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
3 out of 5
850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
CA $183
per night
May 3 - May 4
3.9/5Very Good! (4,535 reviews)

"It was great amidst the scare with the corona virus."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $206
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14
4.3/5Excellent! (1,765 reviews)

"Location is fantastic for beach. Restuarant is convenient and very good, awesome views... Saw a green flash at sunset!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa
Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
3200 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
CA $222
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
4.3/5Excellent! (790 reviews)

"The front desk staff were super sweet, and upgraded me to a better room with two beds (traveling with my mom) when I arrived. The room was clean and simple, and the walk to the beach was directly across the street."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel
Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
CA $149
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (790 reviews)

"Amazing location right on the ocean with a nice deck overlooking the beach. Very convenient location with lots of restaurant choices. The breakfast could be a little fancier, but wasn't bad."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Beach Terrace Inn
3.5 out of 5
2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA
CA $254
per night
Apr 20 - Apr 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (724 reviews)

"lovely place to stay in Carlsbad. Rooms with beautiful view of the ocean. With nice pool. Located steps to the beach, short walk to town for food, shopping, etc."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Beach Terrace Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
2.5 out of 5
760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $113
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
3.9/5Very Good! (2,150 reviews)

"Just everything overall. Quality of everything, the style, size of the room, EVERYTHING! only thing I don't like is the price...because I would love to stay here for an extended period of time. However , I cannot afford it. Regardless, still is a great value. Nicest hotel that I have stayed at in ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
2.5 out of 5
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $127
per night
May 1 - May 2
4.2/5Very Good! (1,804 reviews)

"Nice hotel and friendly stuff. I would go there again."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach
Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
2 out of 5
750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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3.5/5Good! (1,633 reviews)

"It was a clean and pleasant place to stay. I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad Suites
3.5 out of 5
5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $120
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.2/5Very Good! (1,895 reviews)

"it was nice but its under construction so the hallways are not that nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Carlsbad Suites
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3 out of 5
3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"The property is lovely with beautiful views. Would definitely advise to get upgraded room with a view instead of the street rooms. We did have a terrible problem which left us with no sleep for the night though. A constant running LOUD toilet. Should have changed rooms early on but just didn’t realize ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3 out of 5
6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,632 reviews)

"The staff friendliness was very welcoming thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
751 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $126
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
3.2/5 (2,282 reviews)

"Loved the layout of our room, the staff was friendly, and the amenities were great (pool, hot tub, breakfast every morning)."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Best Western Carlsbad by the Sea
Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
3 out of 5
6400 Surfside Lane, Carlsbad, CA
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4.2/5Excellent! (403 reviews)

"The condo was spacious and comfortable. Nice ocean view. Good fitness room, enjoyed the wine and cheese happy hour and the patio movie. Easy parking, very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Ocean Palms Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
2950 Ocean Street, Carlsbad, CA
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CA $178
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
4.4/5Excellent! (311 reviews)

"The property was unique and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect in the center of Carlsbad - walking distance to shopping and many restaurants as well as the beach."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Grand Pacific Palisades
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $190
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
4.1/5Very Good! (2,133 reviews)

"Great property for family, but workmanship on recent renovations was pretty shoddy; i.e. missing grout on shower tiles, paint on bathroom door so thick that door doesn’t slide easily, and door jams uneven allowing outside light to enter rooms."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Grand Pacific Palisades
Motel 6 Carlsbad - Village
2 out of 5
1006 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $91
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
3.7/5Good! (829 reviews)

"So comfy. My kids slept like rocks. And it was right by the beach"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad - Village
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carlsbad near Legoland
2 out of 5
3666 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $92
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
4/5Very Good! (1,126 reviews)

"Clean room, great value. Great location, clean pool."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Carlsbad near Legoland
Luxury Beachfront Rental, Sandy Beach, New Fresh Decor,bbq, View
No reviews
Great location

"Would definitely rent again. Great location, well equipped with very comfortable beds. The view from the balcony is spectacular!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Luxury Beachfront Rental, Sandy Beach, New Fresh Decor,bbq, View
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Beach Hotels in Carlsbad

Known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, Carlsbad offers a lot for the traveler looking to book a beach vacation. With 45 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this seaside destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

Planning Your Trip to Carlsbad

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • 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

Sightseeing in and Around Carlsbad

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Carlsbad Lagoon or Carlsbad State Beach. Experience the area's surfing and theme parks, and make time for local attractions like Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. You can also pay a visit to The Crossings at Carlsbad or Sealife Aquarium for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy Carlsbad for its:
  • Flowers
  • Shopping
  • Jogging trails

Getting Around Carlsbad

To get to Carlsbad, book a flight to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest major airport, which is located 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from the city center. 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 who love the beach?
Known for its stunning beaches and surfing, Carlsbad has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. This seaside destination has 45 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that works for you.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Carlsbad?
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort and Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Carlsbad State Beach or South Carlsbad State Beach.
What's the weather like in Carlsbad?
Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 77°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 40°F. Average annual rainfall for Carlsbad is 11.81 inches.
What is there to see and do around Carlsbad?
After checking into your accommodation of choice, you’ll probably want to venture out and explore. If you’re excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Carlsbad State Beach or South Carlsbad State Beach. Experience the area’s surfing and theme parks, and make time for local attractions like Legoland California and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Carlsbad Premium Outlets or Sealife Aquarium.
What's the best way to get around Carlsbad?
To get to Carlsbad, you can fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city center. To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Carlsbad Village Station.

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