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Most Popular Booked Carlsbad Hotels

Holiday Inn Carlsbad $76
Holiday Inn Carlsbad

Holiday Inn Carlsbad

2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA
     
    4.8
    of 5, from 10 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and perks like free self parking.

    Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa $135
    Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

    Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa

    1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 17 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      A full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this luxury resort. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi and a free beach shuttle.

      Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel $99
      Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

      Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel

      850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 21 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. There's a bar/lounge on site, and a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities are also provided.

        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area $66
        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area

        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad - Legoland Area

        760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA
           
          3.9
          of 5, from 19 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This hotel features an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like self-serve breakfast and free self parking.

          MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort $118
          MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

          MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

          1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA
             
            3.8
            of 5, from 4 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            3 outdoor pools, a spa tub, and a fitness center are all featured at this Mediterranean hotel. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, arcade/game room, and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free WiFi.

            Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach $55
            Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach

            Motel 6 Carlsbad, CA Beach

            750 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA
               
              3.5
              of 5, from 16 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

              Hyland Inn Near Legoland $63
              Hyland Inn Near Legoland

              Hyland Inn Near Legoland

              3570 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA
                 
                3.4
                of 5, from 8 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

                SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad $109
                SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad

                SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad

                3136 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hotel features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in are also offered.

                  Carlsbad Activities

                  Places To Go In Carlsbad

                  Welcome, traveler, to Carlsbad. Your journey has landed you here, and new adventures are calling your name. Now that you’ve arrived, you can stay in the safety and comfort of your hotel and watch the world spin past…or you can embrace this new place you’ve come to. Learn its streets. Meet its people. Learn its history. Your hand is already on the doorknob, isn’t it?

                  Things to Do in Carlsbad

                  You’ll not be wanting for things to do in Carlsbad. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. What tickles your fancy? A delectable five-course supper at the restaurant you’ve been hearing about? Or perhaps you’d rather read the paper while sipping hot coffee at one of the cafes scattered throughout town. Take in a show at the theatre, or just walk along down the main thoroughfare, watching people wander past.

                  Why spend hours ruminating over what to do in Carlsbad? Let the possibilities wash over you as you explore this new region. Move out on foot and get to know the area on a more personal level. Find that perfect souvenir at one of the smaller shops, or reinvent your entire artistic aesthetic at your new favorite gallery.

                  Is the wind whispering suggestions in your mind? Rent a car and take it out beyond city limits and into the wild blue yonder. Explore the smaller cities and towns past the border, and get to know the stories behind them. Visit a county fair and let childhood memories wash over you as cotton candy melts in your mouth. Sample hand-made jam at a stop on a forgotten highway, or let the hustle and bustle of modern life sweep you away as you lose yourself in the organized chaos of a modern metropolis. Your choices are endless—and so are the adventures to come.

                  When you book your journey with Travelocity, you’re never far from Carlsbad attractions. After all, the money you save when you plan a trip with us is best spent along the way. Whether it’s the roar of the city you crave, or the quiet solitude that comes with a simpler getaway, everything you need to get started is right here.