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Top tips for finding Carlsbad hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Carlsbad, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Carlsbad in February and December.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Carlsbad if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Carlsbad accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Carlsbad for 3 days.
If you’re hoping to spend most of your Carlsbad vacation near the ocean, choose a hotel next to South Carlsbad State Beach, which is known for being a great spot for picnics, swimming, fishing, and surfing. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is only a 10-minute walk away, with an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
If you enjoy flowers and gardening, book a hotel near The Flower Fields, which is a large garden where visitors can see many vibrant plants and purchase flowers to take home. The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel is one option close by, offering a swimming pool, fitness center and restaurant onsite.
Because it’s easy to explore Carlsbad by car, try to book a hotel that offers free parking. Your options include Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County and the Extended Stay America-San Diego-Carlsbad Village by the Sea, with a swimming pool for guests.
Hoping to do some scenic hiking while in Carlsbad? Book a hotel near the Batiquitos Lagoon, such as the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort within 10 minutes’ drive from the lagoon. The Batiquitos Lagoon is a protected wetland that has a visitor’s center and a variety of walking and hiking trails.
For travelers who would like to see the historical side of Carlsbad, consider booking a hotel near the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, a historical house on a scenic property. The Holiday Inn at the Carlsbad and San Diego location is only a five-minute drive to the park, and just two miles from the local airport.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Carlsbad
The Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel is only a three-minute walk from Carlsbad Ranch and is less than two miles from the Legoland amusement park. The Motel 6 is a budget choice that is a five-minute walk from Carlsbad Ranch, located just off the San Diego Freeway.
The Staybridge Suites at the Carlsbad and San Diego location is only a four-minute drive to the Alga Norte Community Park and is six miles from Carlsbad Beach. The Hampton Inn at the North San Diego location is a five-minute drive to the park and only a two-minute drive to the local airport.
The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a Spanish-themed resort that is six miles from Moonlight Beach, with a standard on-site spa. The Cape Rey Resort is located directly on Carlsbad Beach and also has a spa for guests. The Sheraton Resort & Spa is only a mile away from Legoland and has an outdoor pool and spa.
The Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel is a short four-minute walk from the beach and offers rooms that provide views of the ocean. The Beach Terrace Inn is a casual choice that is located right next door and also has rooms with views of the ocean.
The average price of a double room in Carlsbad is ₪1,399, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as ₪248.
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Carlsbad. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
In the last 3 hours, users have found Carlsbad hotels for tonight for as low as ₪286. Users have also found 3-star hotels from ₪523 and 4-star hotels from ₪858.
In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Carlsbad for the upcoming weekend was ₪625 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from ₪532 and 4-star hotel rooms from ₪1,081.
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