What are the best hotels to stay in while visiting Legoland in Carlsbad, CA, for 4 adults + 3 kids. The family is from Long Beach and will be staying for one day in the third week of April. Very interested in the Legoland Resort that is within the park itself. Looking for a deal that's better than $400/night per standard room.
If you want to stay close to Legoland, there's Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel and West Inn & Suites. All are reasonably priced and good properties. If you prefer being closer to the beach, Tamarack Beach Resort, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge and Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort are my favorites. One thing to consider, parking at Legoland is $15 (or $25 for a closer spot) so it may be cheaper (and faster) to use a taxi to get to and from the park. You can also take the train from Anaheim and be dropped off at either Carlsbad Village Station or Pointsettia Station which are a short ride to Legoland and most Carlsbad area hotels. Tri City Cab and West Coast cab are recommended once you're down here.
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