Hotels in Carlsbad
This hotel, just a block from the Pacific, has a rustic California design with stonewalls, numerous gables, and a front terrace planted with palm trees. The grounds also include two large fire pits, as well as a heated pool and adults-only Jacuzzi.
Immensely appealing for both kids (playroom, water park, and Guitar Hero-equipped teen center) and parents (43,000-square-foot spa and holistic center founded by Deepak Chopra).
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 indulge with a massage at the Ocean Pearl Spa.
Formerly Four Seasons Resort, Aviara
This seaside Spanish colonial has rooms with terraces and an Arnold Palmer–designed golf course.