by Amanda Geronikos
Ocean Palms Beach Resort is the ultimate hotel for families who vacation in Carlsbad, Calif. In addition to a decent location, just over 5 miles from LEGOLAND California and about 40 minutes from San Diego, it sits just across from the beach, with free towels, boogie boards, surf boards and chairs, to boot. It also has an outdoor fireplace, barbecues and fire pits; a heated outdoor pool and hot tub; a putting green; and a free iPad in the lobby.
In many of the hotel’s rooms and suites, amenities include fully equipped kitchens (most, but not all have microwaves) and dog-friendly accommodations. Kona Suites are best for families, as they sleep up to four guests and provide kitchens and shower and tub combinations. Luxury Mini Suites are a viable option for groups of four, too, though they don’t provide kitchens. If you’re traveling with a group of six, consider a Tahitian (which has a private patio), Maui or Luxury Two-Bedroom Suite. If you’ve got 10 in tow, you’ll fit in the Molokai Suite, which also has a private patio.
Our Editor Loves
- Oceanfront hotel with free beach gear
- Suites with fully equipped kitchens
- Fire pits, outdoor pool and hot tub
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
This is our first time here and we are so happy we discovered this beautiful place! We come here often from Orange County and just love how you can walk to town and to the beach! Everyone here is wonderful! Love the fire pits at night .You feel so at home here. Rooms are really nice and so beautifully decorated and extremely clean!We already booked our next stay here!
We enjoyed our Ocean Palms vacation from start to finish. The service was very friendly and diligent. Resort ground were clean and everything worked well. The Molokai suite was great for everyone - both seniors and kids. We will be back!