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Hotels in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County

From luxury resorts to small design hotels and cozy inns, there are an infinite number of great places to stay in the world, including hotels in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County. Browse our travel guide and get Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County hotels—all-inclusive resorts, design hotels, remote lodges, vacation rentals, and more. Our international team of editors and writers handpicks the top Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County hotels, helping travelers discover the most popular places to stay in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County, and the most memorable.

Whether a boutique hotel with luxury amenities, a wilderness lodge, a cool rental home, or a country inn fit for your budget, Travel + Leisure highlights the best of the best. From affordable beach resorts and cozy inns to high-tech hotels and kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts, these Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County hotel listings will help you find just the right place to spend the night during your visit. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in Carlsbad + Northern San Diego County.

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    Cal-a-Vie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A grande dame among destination spas, this Provençal-style retreat 40 miles north of San Diego has just emerged from a head- to-toe renovation. Amo... More
  • Carlsbad Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This hotel, just a block from the Pacific, has a rustic California design with stonewalls, numerous gables, and a front terrace planted with palm t... More
  • Golden Door

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Founded by Deborah Szekely over 50 years ago, the Golden Door is inspired by the Honjin inns in Japan and is designed to provide guests with an imm... More
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    L’Auberge Del Mar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The sunny seaside town of Del Mar, between L.A. and San Diego, offers an increasingly hard-to-find slice of old-school SoCal relaxation. Clark Gabl... More
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    Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Immensely appealing for both kids (playroom, water park, and Guitar Hero-equipped teen center) and parents (43,000-square-foot spa and holistic cen... More
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    Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Formerly Four Seasons Resort, Aviara This seaside Spanish colonial has rooms with terraces and an Arnold Palmer–designed golf course.  More
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    Rancho Valencia Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The all-suite Rancho Valencia Resort opened in 1989 in a bougainvillea-and-hibiscus-filled canyon 25 miles north of San Diego and remains southern ... More
  • Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With its private entrance to Legoland, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa couldn’t be more convenient. After a day of kid stuff, grown-ups can indu... More

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