Golfers already love Carlsbad because of the great weather and pristine courses, and so will families for the selection of great hotels and beaches. This affluent seaside city is home to the LEGOLAND® California Resort, seven miles of stunning beaches, and about an hour away from Disneyland, making it a perfect getaway for families. Looking for some sunshine and relaxation? Plan a trip to visit Carlsbad, and consider one of these four resorts for your stay.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is an excellent choice for your trip to southern California. The expansive grounds are surrounded by world class golf courses, beautifully landscaped nature, and spanish colonial architecture that all comes together in a perfect setting. Responsive and helpful staff will welcome you and make sure you have anything you need, always with a welcoming smile and eager to help attitude. Whether you want to stay busy or relax, every family member should find an activity to enjoy with shopping, golf, swimming, delicious food, gorgeous walking paths, a top ranked spa, world class wellness center, tennis, and even a waterslide available at the resort. As the resort states, “However you prefer to spend your time, you will enjoy every moment at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.”
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
With a private park entrance into LEGOLAND, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is a fabulous option for families that want to visit the theme park, but also enjoy a luxurious, contemporary resort. Families will enjoy the beautiful spacious pool that is open 24 hours a day, a world class spa, open spaces to relax and play, and special packages designed just for kids like their upcoming kids great outdoors offer. If you’re planning to travel with your furry family member, the Sheraton Carlsbad welcomes your four-legged friends with no additional pet fee. Hungry? Get a taste for the fresh Californian cuisine at the delicious TWENTY/20 restaurant, where you can choose to dine outdoors with a breathtaking expansive view. The perfect Carlsbad hotel to relax at after a busy day at the theme parks or beach.
LEGOLAND® California Hotel
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Do you have a LEGO® fan in your family and enjoy immersive, themed vacations? If yes, the LEGOLAND Hotel is the perfect resort to call home during your trip to Carlsbad. Upon arrival you’ll notice that the hotel and it’s acitivities are designed to appeal to kids. Check-in is tailored for kids, focusing on them as the guests. They’ll be greeted at a low-height front desk and given special check-in activities to kick off their fun-filled vacation from the beginning.
You’ll be staying on a themed floor (Adventure, Kingdom, or Pirate) and all the rooms match that theme, with premium rooms having even greater visual tie-ins and decor. Kids are placed number one even when you dine, as their restaurants are built for kids including a special kids’ height buffet bar. This attention to kids makes the LEGOLAND hotel an excellent choice for families looking for a kid-focused family fun vacation.
The LEGOLAND Hotel was named one of best hotels for families by my friend, Colleen!
West Inn & Suites
Want a family friendly hotel while also getting a great value for your money at a boutique hotel? The West Inn & Suites has repeatedly been voted a top family hotel (recently it was named #12 best family hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor) because of it’s clean and modern design, no resort fees, and complimentary services (shuttle service within five miles of hotel, patio dining, in room treats and aromatherapy, full buffet hot breakfast, wi-fi, parking, seasonal wine pour, cookies and milk at bedtime, coffee and tea in breakfast room 24 hours a day, pet-friendly amenities including on site dog park). All rooms feature king sized beds, so even if your little ones decide to come snuggle, there’s lots of room for everyone. They have two premier on-site restaurants, Bistro West, and West Steak and Seafood, sure to spoil your tastebuds and encourage your kids to explore local dishes and specialties. They also have their own farm property and often feature produce they’ve grown themselves in their dishes. Families will also enjoy the complimentary buffet hot breakfast to help ease your mornings and start your day off right.
Don’t these properties make you want to plan a trip to Carlsbad right away? Rain, rain, go away, bring some southern California sun my way!
Which of these Carlsbad hotels would you pick to stay at for your family vacation? Comment below and share your favorite!