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Whites City Cavern Inn
Whites City Cavern Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 17 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, NM
Free Cancellation
$180
4.4/5 (5 reviews)

the staff was very friendly and knowlegable on the area and helpful

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
At Whites City Cavern Inn, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and barbecue grills. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5.0 4020 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM
Free Cancellation
$189
3.3/5 (6 reviews)

Extremely friendly staff, very clean, & great breakfast!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
At La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carlsbad, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free ...
Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5.0 3910 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM
Free Cancellation
$144
3.2/5 (10 reviews)

The room was not clean, there was some dirty substance on mattress and base of bed. Rate was high for an unclean room.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019
Guests staying at Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad enjoy an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual ...
Hampton Inn & Suites Artesia
Hampton Inn & Suites Artesia
2.5 out of 5.0 2501 South Permian Pavilion Loop, Artesia, NM
$134
4.8/5 (13 reviews)

Minor complaints : Low water pressure in shower, no jacuzzi, slow internet -- didn't want to pay extra for "fast" internet. We had the 2 queen bed suite -- nice big room, nice bedding, and nice tv! Great stay overall!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
Built in 2016, the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Artesia offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free ...
Heritage Inn
Heritage Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 209 W Main St., Artesia, NM
Free Cancellation
$109
4.7/5 (7 reviews)

Very cute and charming. It looks brand new considering the building is over 100 years old. The stay was great, room clean, bed very comfortable and management very friendly and helpful. I would stay again anytime that I pass that way.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019
Heritage Inn offers a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking if you drive. Additional amenities include ...
Comfort Suites Carlsbad
Comfort Suites Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5.0 2600 West Pierce St, Carlsbad, NM
Free Cancellation
$170
4.4/5 (16 reviews)

Very nice, clean, friendly staff. Enjoyed our stay

Reviewed on May 27, 2019
At Comfort Suites Carlsbad, guests have access to a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. ...
Budget Inn
Budget Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 922 South 1st Street, Artesia, NM
Free Cancellation
$69
2.8/5 (6 reviews)

The included breakfast is a joke. Honeybuns in package and cereals without milk is not a breakfast. Room was full of insects and walls were full of dead insects. Charging a cleaning fee of 18 Dollars for one night at check in and therefore being cheaper on orbitz is almost a fraud. And last but not ...

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
At Budget Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Artesia
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Artesia
2.5 out of 5.0 2207 W Main St, Artesia, NM
Free Cancellation
$124
4.4/5 (14 reviews)

The first room given was not inspected thoroughly, however staff provided another room for us.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019
At La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Artesia, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free ...
Carlsbad Inn New Mexico
Carlsbad Inn New Mexico
2.0 out of 5.0 2019 S Canal St., Carlsbad, NM
Free Cancellation
$119
3.0/5 (5 reviews)

Good if all you want is to sleep. Not the best smelling rooms. Rooms smell humid and like cigarette. Other than that ok

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
Guests staying at Carlsbad Inn New Mexico enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and barbecue grills. You can take advantage of free parking if you ...

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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.

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