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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

5420 Grand Pacific Dr | Carlsbad, CA 92008  [SEE MAP]Carlsbad, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Family-friendly hotel with tasty dining and on-site spa and pool complex
It's pricey to stay here
With private access to LEGOLAND, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa (located about 35 miles north of San Diego) is geared toward family travelers. Recent guests praise the family-oriented packages and the accommodating staff who make traveling in numbers hassle free (the hotel is even pet-friendly). Previous visitors said that they felt like they never had (or wanted) to leave the premises, except to head to nearby theme parks. The on-site restaurant, TWENTY/20, earns praise for its tasty Californian cuisine and the Ocean Pearl pool/spa combo keeps both kids and adults satisfied. However, some do warn that room prices at this Sheraton resort can be quite high. Book as far in advance as possible and take advantage of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program to earn points and perks.
Carlsbad, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 250 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



If location is everything, you have it two ways here: you can walk right into LEGOLAND's Castle Hill through a private back entrance directly from the hotel, or you can walk to the Crossings at Carlsbad golf course.

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After a day of kid stuff, grown-ups can indulge with a massage at the Ocean Pearl Spa.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1457 have reviewed the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1457 reviews 4.0 (based on 1457 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The traditional guest rooms at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa are decorated in simplistic style. The decor and color palette includes neutral colors and the bed features the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bedding.
  • Daily $16 resort fee includes pool and fitness center access, internet, beach trolley and shuttle service
  • In-room microwave and DVD player available for an additional $10 per night
Nightly resort fee$25

Standard room size488 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is located in Carlsbad, California, just north of San Diego, with direct private access to the LEGOLAND theme park. It sits near the Pacific Ocean with partial views of the water.
  • About 35 miles north of San Diego International Airport; 3 miles west of McClellan-Palomar Airport
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius
  • Complimentary airport shuttle to/from McClellan-Palomar Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($18)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($12)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


TWENTY/20 is the sole dining option at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Menu boasts farm-to-coast-style cuisine, emphasizing local California ingredients. It also has an extensive wine menu. The Marketplace Cafe offers grab-and-go snacks.
  • Expansive wine selection
  • Indoor-outdoor combination seating

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The 24-hour heated outdoor pool at Sheraton Carlsbad is oversized and provides ample space and chairs for lounging. The pool area is located behind the property and offers sunlight exposure.
  • Towels provided
  • Lawn area for outdoor activities
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Ocean Pearl Spa at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa infuses organic and natural products to create signature spa treatments. The spa also houses locker rooms, a relaxation lounge and a Eucalyptus steam room.
  • Spa is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Although the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort does not have a kids club, there is direct access to LEGOLAND amusement park from the hotel. Additionally, the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort participates in the SPG Kids Pass program that allows parents to purchase an all-inclusive package for kids to enjoy food and snacks independently.
  • Games provided by the hotel
  • Poolside movies on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The 24-hour fitness center at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is stocked with cardio equipment. It looks out onto the Agua Hedionda Bay and includes a 42-inch flat-screen-TV and individualized TVs installed into cardio equipment.
  • In-room fitness resources including video fitness instruction
  • Spa offers 90-minute yoga classes on Saturdays at 9 a.m. for $10
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The meeting and event space at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa sprawls across nearly 40,000 square feet. The largest venue, the 8,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom, can accommodate up to 900 attendees for receptions or theater-style events. In addition to the meeting spaces, TWENTY/20 offers space to host up to 235 people. The 24-hour business center offers computer access and copy/printing services.
  • Environmentally friendly meeting services
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms15

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets are welcome at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort for no additional fee. The pet welcome kit includes a Sheraton signature dog bed, local amenity list and pet door hanger. Pet owners are required to sign a waiver assuming responsibility for any damage by the pet during their stay.
  • Dogs must weigh less than 80 pounds
  • Pets are not allowed in hotel suites
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Weddings at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa can be hosted in any of the indoor event spaces. The outdoor lawn that overlooks the bay is also an option for wedding couples and their guests. The Grand Pacific Ballroom can accommodate up to 900 people in reception-style seating or 600 for banquet-style seating.
  • On-site wedding manager

Maximum wedding guest capacity900

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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