We are a family of 5 travelling from Sydney, Australia and are looking to spend 4 nights in or around Oceanside or Carlsbad in mid September. We want to spend a day at Legoland as well as San Diego zoo. Can anyone advise on accommodation? We would prefer a 1 or 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen, within a hotel or resort complex that has a pool. The kids are 1, 6 and 8 and our budget will stretch to $180 a night. I've looked at the Grand Pacific Palisades, Homewood Suites, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa and the Hilton Mabrisa and they all have pros/cons so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any advice!