Holiday Inn Express Carlsbad2210 W Pierce Street, Carlsbad 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Eddy House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park and Lamont Street Park. ...
The location was good because close to my mom's nursing home and my family home. The staff was all very good, friendly and professional. Everything was very clean.
Econo Lodge3706 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad 1.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pat's Fun City and Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Living Desert State Park ...
The room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast was passable. The condition of the restrooms by the bar area was absolutely disgusting, bringing our final feelings about this motel down overall.
Comfort Suites Carlsbad2600 West Pierce St, Carlsbad 2.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Carlsbad, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Eddy House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park and Lamont Street ...
Pleasently surprised. Building just turned 2 and is STILL in great condition. If you can swing a price deal...staying is a must.
US Travelers Inn & Suites2429 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Eddy House and within 3 mi (5 km) of Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park and Lamont Street Park. ...
I needed somewhere clean, convenient and safe (woman travelling alone) and this hotel provides all of that. The staff are friendly, it's easy to find, the room was clean and comfortable (except for the pillows). It was everything that I needed at a reasonable price.
Rodeway Inn Whites City6 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Whites City 2.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Whites City, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Carlsbard Community Theatre and within 9 mi (15 km) of Green Lake and Bottomless Pit. ...
We've been staying at this hotel for many years whenever we visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park as it's the closet place to stay. It had been quite rundown for some time but this visit we found a completely remodeled, clean, attractive hotel with excellent service and amenities. The staff were ...
Super 8 Carlsbad3817 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Carlsbad, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Pat's Fun City and Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Living Desert State Park ...
The staff was accommodating. Bed was clean and comfortable, shower hot, AC and wifi worked well. The hallway and room rugs were dirty, the bathroom tile in traffic area was FILTHY, the towels were discolored and mismatched. An attempt had been made to update the room (and to some degree was successful, ...
Best Western Stevens Inn1829 S Canal St, Carlsbad 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Carlsbad, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Living Desert State Park, Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park, and Old Pecos Gallery. ...
Wonderful hospitality! Had answers and assistance quickly not only for their services, but services in the community as well (oil change to updates on the caverns elevator replacement). Rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Loved the 24/7 coffee in the lobby and the mid morning-afternoon ...
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlsbad2525 S Canal Street, Carlsbad 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park, Pat's Fun City, and Living Desert State Park. ...
Very attractive, large room, well-furnished and equipped, quiet, very clean.
Sleep Inn & Suites3825 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad 2.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Carlsbad, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pat's Fun City and Bat Flight Program im Carlsbad Cavern National Park. Living Desert ...
Very close to national park. Clean and comfortable room with good price near the park. Strongly recommend!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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