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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa This comfortable hotel is actually located right next door to LEGOLAND (adjacent to the Crossings Carlsbad golf course) and has its own private entrance to LEGOLAND California Resort. It also has beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the world-class Ocean Pearl Spa, and the 7 Mile Kitchen restaurant.
Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa is adjacent to the Sheraton Carlsbad. It caters more toward couples and business travelers as there are less family amenities. It’s a new hotel though with freshly decorated contemporary rooms so if you prefer to stay here with the kids then go for it. There are pristine beaches not far away and the drive up the coast to reach them is a gorgeous one.
The LEGOLAND Resort Hotels Visitors planning to spend multiple days at the park may want to stay at the ultra kid-friendly LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Castle Hotel for the convenience and the fun. LEGO fans will love how immersive these hotels are (there’s LEGO decor in every room) and the fact that guests can enter the park and go on certain rides 30 minutes before the park opens to the public.
Grand Pacific Palisades This is one of the best hotels in Carlsbad for families because it has a pedestrian entrance to LEGOLAND (across the street) and vacation rental condos with full kitchens. When we stayed here, many guests were stocking up at the nearby Costco to prepare meals in their suites to enjoy the facilities.