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What travelers to Carlsbad are saying

We went to Carlsbad because I had never been to carlsbad caverns. The town has all the amenities you need and we did visit the Pecos river which has boat tours and water activities...but it was too windy the day we went to partake. My husband and I really enjoyed going to the Fiesta drive in movie theatre in Carlsbad... If you go I suggest you get there a few minutes early it seemed pretty popular. The highlight of the trip was the caverns! Absolutely breathtaking, I think it should be on everyone's bucket list!
Chy08 May 18, 2015
Fabulous! What a great trip! Went on a guided tour in the a.m. The Kings Palace and Queens Palace deserve their names. All six of us enjoyed our lunch at the visitors center. Took the self guided thru the Natural Entrance in the afternoon, which was quite a hike but sooooo worth it. Went back for the bat flight which was extremely cool! A ringtail cat traversed the rock above the cave opening as we waited for the bats to exit. All under a full moon! A very excellent adventure!
American Gma Jun 4, 2015
Carlsbad is a nice quite town. We went for the lights on the pecos and enjoyed it very much.
dissatisfied Dec 7, 2015

  

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Take it easy in Carlsbad, California

A relaxing beach atmosphere in the town of Carlsbad makes for the perfect getaway from the bustling cities of nearby Los Angeles and San Diego. This community has all the qualities of an old beach town, reminding visitors of seaside life in the 1950s. Beyond the picturesque beaches, Carlsbad also contains has LEGOLAND California and Carlsbad Village.

Places to visit

LEGOLAND California

Children, as well as those who are young-at-heart, will enjoy a trip to LEGOLAND California. It is home to several very accurately constructed miniature communities, all built with LEGO bricks, and guests can also cause a splash in the water park or seek a thrill on the trio of rollercoasters.

Carlsbad Village

This is Carlsbad's downtown area, which is home to several of the area's restaurants, shops and nightlife spots brimming with quaintness and sense of community. Carlsbad Village is conveniently situated near the beach and the train station that shares its name.

Beaches and Lagoons

Surfers, swimmers, scuba divers, campers, runners and walkers are amongst those who enjoy the 44-acre Carlsbad State Beach, located south of Carlsbad Village. The city is home to seven miles of beaches in total, while other popular natural attractions here include Agua Hedionda, Batiquitos and Buena Vista Lagoons.

Museum of Making Music

Entertaining visitors of all ages, musical instruments that date back to the 1890s are on display here, along with a variety of hands-on instruments that enthrall their first-time players.

Annual events

Carlsbad Village Faire

This art fair is held twice a year, in May and November. Nearly 1,000 vendors offer a variety of antiques, arts, crafts, clothes and food.

Carlsbad Road Races

The Carlsbad 5000 attracts about 10,000 runners every April, including world-class athletes who often set world records on-site. The course provides runners with some spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Carlsbad Marathon is another race that includes many seaside views. A half marathon that shares much of the marathon course and a one-mile kids run at LEGOLAND also take place on race weekend, taking place in January.

Transportation

Carlsbad is relaxingly separated from large cities such as San Diego while still being very accessible, whether over land or by air.

San Diego International Airport

Lindbergh Field (LUV) lies 35 miles to the south of Carlsbad. It welcomes people from as far away as London and Tokyo. Travelers can catch bus 992 from here to Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego, a 10-minute trip.

Coaster

The Coaster provides convenient rail transport from Santa Fe Depot into Carlsbad, which is home to two stops on the route between San Diego and Oceanside to the north: Carlsbad Poinsettia and Carlsbad Village. This scenic trip takes about 30 minutes, with much of its route hugging the ocean.

Amtrak

Those traveling by rail from outside Southern California may need to take Amtrak to the Oceanside Transit Center, and then transfer to a Coaster train for a brief five-minute trip into Carlsbad. However, Amtrak does operate a few trains every day that stop at both Carlsbad's stations.

Where to stay

Carlsbad Boulevard

On this long stretch of road adjacent to the sea lies the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa. With instant access to the beach, the hotel is also just minutes from McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) and Carlsbad Business Park.

Palomar Airport Road

Perfect for those on business, Carlsbad by the Sea offers a complimentary shuttle bus to several local companies, and 5,000-square-feet of meeting space. When business is over, guests can take advantage of the soothing Jacuzzi.

Climate

High temperatures reach the mid-70s in the summer and the mid-60s in the winter. Carlsbad also enjoys about 265 sunny days a year. The June Gloom seasonal weather phenomenon creates a foggy and drizzly climate many mornings in and around June.

Travelers with some flexibility in their dates should consider visiting in the winter, as prices for Carlsbad hotels are generally cheaper during this time.

Recently booked Carlsbad hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad 7 hours ago 2 stars $123
Comfort Suites Carlsbad 10 hours ago 3 stars $156
BEST WESTERN Stevens Inn 16 hours ago 3 stars $133
Super 8 Carlsbad 6 days ago 2 stars $71
Econo Lodge Carlsbad 21 days ago 2 stars $80
Motel 6 Carlsbad NM 23 days ago 1 star $65
Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad 28 days ago 3 stars $161

Recently Rated Carlsbad Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Comfort Suites Carlsbad
2.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $156
Super 8 Carlsbad
2.8 / 5
48 reviews
2 stars $71
Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
2 stars $123
Days Inn Carlsbad
3.1 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $119
Motel 6 Carlsbad NM
2.7 / 5
75 reviews
1 star $65
Econo Lodge Carlsbad
2.1 / 5
24 reviews
2 stars $80
BEST WESTERN Stevens Inn
3.2 / 5
37 reviews
3 stars $133
Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad
3.9 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $161
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CARLSBAD
4.1 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $163
Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad
4.3 / 5
3 reviews
2 stars $202

Top Flights to Carlsbad

Featured Carlsbad Hotels

From $80

1 Econo Lodge Carlsbad

2 stars
2.1 / 5 24 reviews

3706 National Parks Hwy.

The Econo Lodge is just a few miles from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Located in the Guadalupe Mountains of southern New Mexico, this national treasure boasts acres of expansive wildlife areas,...

Busines trip
The hotel rooms are horrible, broken drawers, stains on the chairs and carpet, sheet rock and paint completely missing in the bathroom next to the shower, light fixture in shower area yellow water...
Jan 17, 2015
From $123

2 Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad

2 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

3825 National Parks Hwy

Conveniently located off of U.S. Route 180, the Carlsbad Sleep Inn & Suites is a short drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Carlsbad Museum and Art...

Great hotel for Carlsbad Cavern trip
Very close to national park. Clean and comfortable room with good price near the park. Strongly recommend!
Nov 30, 2015
From $161

3 Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad

3 stars
3.9 / 5 14 reviews

2525 South Canal Street

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Carlsbad New Mexico is just minutes away from the famous Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park and the Pecos River....

From $119

4 Days Inn Carlsbad

2 stars
3.1 / 5 44 reviews

3910 National Park Hwy

The Days Inn Carlsbad, New Mexico is located off National Parks Highway in Southeastern New Mexico. Our hotel is conveniently located to the Natural Bridge Caverns of Carlsbad, downtown historical...

Family trip
We had a great stay. Both, service and rooms were exelent.
Nov 27, 2015
From $133

5 BEST WESTERN Stevens Inn

3 stars
3.2 / 5 37 reviews

1829 S Canal Street

The Best Western Stevens Inn offers travelers wanting to explore Carlsbad Caverns a nearby option that won't break the bank. The hotel boasts free breakfast daily and free high-speed Wi-Fi in the...

Church Visit in area
The friendliest reception ever! This is the best hotel in Carlsbad.
Nov 24, 2014
From $71

6 Super 8 Carlsbad

2 stars
2.8 / 5 48 reviews

3817 National Parks Hwy

The Super 8 Carlsbad hotel offers travelers a convenient and affordable lodging option near the Carlsbad Caverns. The hotel also sits near other natural attractions like the Guadalupe Mountains...

dirty and smelly
The whole building smelled like smoke even though we were in a non smoking hall. There was facial hair in the bathroom and bathtub had rust all over. Continental breakfast consisted of waffles and...
Dec 8, 2015
From $202

7 Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad

2 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

120 Esperanza Circle

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Carlsbad, where mountains meet the desert...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites -Carlsbad, NM. Sitting on the banks of the Pecos River, Carlsbad offers a variety of adventures. The area surrounding...

From $162

8 TownePlace Suites Carlsbad

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

311 Pompa St.

Welcome to the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Carlsbad, NM. We are conveniently located for you to get around town, whether for business or pleasure. Just minutes away from large oil, gas, and...

From $65

9 Motel 6 Carlsbad NM

1 star
2.7 / 5 75 reviews

3824 National Parks Hwy

The Motel 6 Carlsbad NM boasts an outdoor pool near the very beautiful Carlsbad Caverns, Whites Animal Kingdom and Living Desert State Park. The property also sits near many restaurants and...

Scary guests
I did not feel safe at this motel. I would have paid a bit more in order to feel safe in my surroundings. In fact, I paid a similar rate in Flagstaff, Williams and Santa Fe and got more for my...
Sep 30, 2015
From $163

10 Holiday Inn Express & Suites CARLSBAD

3 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

2210 I. West Pierce

Lying in the eastern desert of New Mexico, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Carlsbad is an oasis for weary travelers. Once you re here, you won t have to worry about jumping back into your...

From $178

11 La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

4020 National Parks Highway

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad hotel is conveniently located on the National Parks Highway US-180/US-62, just minutes from downtown as well as shopping, dining and Carlsbad Caverns National...

From $156

12 Comfort Suites Carlsbad

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

2600 West Pierce St

The Carlsbad Caverns are a up close and personal look at one of nature's most beautiful works of art. Spend a day on a self-guided tour or schedule one of many guided tours of varying levels of...

Security
The stay was average. We went to breakfast which was a disaster as the people ate everything before we got there. Went back to room where we had left everything and there was a cleaning lady in our...
Dec 18, 2015
From $219

13 Candlewood Suites CARLSBAD SOUTH

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

3711 San Jose Boulevard

Welcome to your new home away from home at the brand new Candlewood Suites Carlsbad South. From the spacious king and queen studio suites to the one bedroom king suite, you are sure to find your...

From $106

14 Rodeway Inn Whites City

1 star
3.3 / 5 27 reviews

6 Carlsbad Cavern Highway

The Rodeway Inn in Whites City is the closest hotel to the Carlsbad Caverns and surrounding parks. All shopping centers and restaurants are nearby. Guests will enjoy our comfortable rooms, the...

Good place to stay for visit to Carlsbad Caverns
Despite some bad reviews, we decided to stay here because the last time we came to the caverns we stayed in town and the extra driving time to and from the caverns was a drag. My main concern is...
Dec 18, 2015