The West Inn and Suites is a great place to stay when visiting LEGOLAND California. We’ve stayed a variety of different hotels in Carlsbad but this one has the most room for families.
It’s less pricey than the official LEGOLAND hotels and offers some unique features like complimentary milk and cookies before bed and king beds in all the rooms! Check out the 5 reasons we love the West Inn and Suites Carlsbad.
West Inn and Suites Carlsbad
The West Inn in Carlsbad is the perfect little hotel to stay on your next visit to San Diego. It offers great family friendly accommodations near top attractions.
Where is West Inn and Suites Located?
The West Inn and Suites in Carlsbad is only a few minutes away from both LEGOLAND and the beach. While it’s definitely within walking distance to the beach but keep in mind it’s not a beach front property. It’s actually right off the freeway, making it convenient for any fun Southern California adventures you want to take nearby like Sea World and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
2. It Offers A Complimentary Shuttle
The hotel offers a free shuttle service within a 5 miles radius which includes rides to LEGOLAND California and the beach. We scheduled our ride to LEGOLAND with the front desk and the driver was ready to go with any car seats/boosters installed.
The hotel offers free parking and it was nice to avoid parking charges at LEGOLAND too. Plus we didn’t have to worry about snagging a parking space close to the front. The shuttle drop off/pick up location is a short walk to the front entrance to LEGOLAND California. Later in the day we called to schedule the shuttle for our return to the hotel.
3. Spacious Rooms
We stayed in a Double King Suite which is their biggest room option, it was a crazy amount of space for our family of 4. There is no door separating the living and sleeping space but the room is so spacious it doesn’t matter. Having double king beds in the bedroom area was really nice.
We ran into friends staying at the same time (Fall break is a very popular time to visit LEGOLAND). They were staying in a regular king suite with their 3 kids and had plenty of space too. All rooms have king sized beds, microwaves and mini fridges. Some rooms include living rooms and sofa beds.
4. Heated Outdoor Pool and Spa
If you want to skip the beach, then stop by the headed outdoor swimming pool and spa. If you’d rather hang out at the beach, stop by the front desk to borrow beach chairs and sand toys before you go!
5. Cookies & Milk
Each evening at 8pm, head down stairs to the lobby for yummy cookies and cold milk. Our snack was extra special because we were able to share it with our friends.
Reasons to Stay at the West Inn and Suites Carlsbad
- No resort or parking fees
- Free wifi
- Complimentary Shuttle Service
- Pet Friendly Hotel
- All rooms include mini-fridge and microwave
The West Inn and Suites sells snacks out of their pantry near the front desk 24/7. I recommend grabbing some easy breakfast items to eat before you head to LEGOLAND each morning.
Disclosure: We were guests of the West and Inn Suites during this trip. All opinions are my own. This post was originally published December 14, 2014.