From its missionary roots at the founding of Mission San Luis Rey (1769), to the discovery of alkaline-rich waters that lead to the Carlsbad Mineral Spa (founded in 1886), to the kick-back beach culture that rules it now, Carlsbad has been a place for gathering, relaxing and healing for many years. Today, a vibrant Carlsbad is one of the largest cities in San Diego County.
Our corner of Carlsbad is on quiet Ocean Street, a residential road with the ocean at its west. Private houses and condominiums line the sidewalk-optional street where locals run, bike and stroll in full view of the crashing surf. We are located at the west end of Carlsbad Village, a quaint, historic downtown core dating to the 1920s. Encompassing over 200 acres, the Village is full of antique shops, restaurants, live theater and art galleries; the Carlsbad Village area also boasts the home to the original Carlsbad Mineral Spa and over 30 restaurants and entertainment venues.
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LegoLand is less than 10 minutes away. Located about 1.5 miles inland from our location, the internationally renowned theme park has over 60 rides, the World’s First LegoLand Water Park and the Sea Life Aquarium. Tickets for admission are available at the hotel Front Desk. North County San Diego also boasts Safari Park (formerly the Wild Animal Park), an 1800 acre preserve that allows the animals to roam free while you ride safari trucks into their midst.
The Flower Fields, Carlsbad Premium Shopping Outlets and Camp Pendleton Marine Base are 10 minutes away. The Leo Carillo Ranch, The Levyland Estates, Tamarack State Beach and the Army/Navy Academy are all a short distance.
Carlsbad is nestled between Oceanside on the north, Encinitas on the south and La Costa on the east. From here, one may venture down coastal routes for a short seaside drive to La Jolla, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World Park or the famous San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, where Wyatt Earp once owned saloons, each about 30 minutes away. Balboa Park and it’s 13 museums are also 30 minutes away, while The Oceanside Museum of Art and the Museum of Making Music are only 10 minutes from our hotel.