Encinitas hotels

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What travelers to Encinitas are saying

We wanted a beach experience and to be able to spend some time at Balboa Park and Mission Bay in San Diego which was about 25 minutes away.
bburch Nov 2, 2015
Great beach town. Go to Bull Taco in Cardiff it's a hidden taco place with amazing food. Downtown Encinitas is great, too.
JOHN R. Sep 9, 2015
Very nice place to stay
Eric S. Jul 30, 2015


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Travel to Encinitas, California

Encinitas is a small coastal city located at the north end of San Diego County in Southern California. It is best known for its beautiful beaches, popular surf spots and laid-back atmosphere. Orbitz.com can help you locate the best Encinitas hotels and help find the best deals on travel packages and airline reservations.


Olivenhain is a rural community that lies in the eastern-most district of Encinitas. Much of the action lies in the middle of town where the meeting hall plays host to cultural events like the annual Oktoberfest, Haunted House, craft fairs and summer movie series. The area is also known for its many recreational trails used by runners, hikers and horseback riders. Astronomy buffs enjoy Olivenhain's “Dark Sky Policy,” which limits light pollution to allow easier viewing of the night sky. The Ocean Inn Hotel offers rooms for visitors staying near Olivenhain starting at $59 per night. Amenities include a tea room, complimentary breakfasts, guest laundry facilities, jacuzzis and rooms for non-smokers. Contact the hotel with any questions concerning availability and events by calling 760-436-1988.


Leucadia is a small community within Encinitas. It has a strong arts community with year-round events for tourists and locals alike. Every August, the community hosts the Leucadia Art Walk to bring attention to local artists. This street festival also features live music and street food. In October, Leucidia hosts an annual Howl-O-Ween festival featuring a pet parade and pet costume contest with entrance fees donated to the Humane Society. Children and adults alike will enjoy a visit to Legoland, a park dedicated to Lego building toys that contains a water park, aquarium and various rides and educational attractions. Travelers wishing to sample all that Leucadia has to offer can stay at the Howard Johnson Encinitas near the Legoland area. This hotel offers rooms starting at $69 per night. These accommodations feature in-room coffee makers, complimentary breakfasts, high-speed Internet access, satellite television and rooms for travelers with pets. Contact the hotel at 760-944-3800 for more information.


Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a beach community in Encintas that is famous for its surf spots like Swami's and Cardiff Reef. Beach lovers will enjoy a visit to Cardiff State Park. This park offers oceanfront camping and beaches for surfing and swimming. Children will enjoy the Lux Art Institute, which features a Kids-in-Residence program that allows them to watch artists create on-site. Visitors wishing to stay near Cardiff-by-the-Sea can find rooms at the Best Western Encinitas Inn and Suites at Moonlight Beach starting at $105 per night. Amenities include in-room coffee makers, continental breakfasts, high-speed Internet access, cable television and rooms for non-smokers. If you have questions about availability and amenities, contact the hotel at 760-942-7455.

Enjoying Encinitas

Visitors traveling to Encinitas have a wide range of activities from which to choose. The city offers a variety of beautiful beaches and attractions that are fun for the entire family. Use Orbitz.com to locate the best Encinitas hotels and for assistance with airline tickets and travel arrangements.

Recently booked Encinitas hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Rodeway Inn Encinitas North 6 hours ago 1 star $60
BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach 1 day ago 3 stars $132
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland 3 days ago 2 stars $61
Leucadia Beach Inn 13 days ago 2 stars $86
Days Inn Encinitas- Legoland Moonlight Beach 17 days ago 2 stars $64

Recently Rated Encinitas Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Days Inn Encinitas- Legoland Moonlight Beach
3.6 / 5
143 reviews
2 stars $64
Leucadia Beach Inn
3.9 / 5
17 reviews
2 stars $86
Rodeway Inn Encinitas North
3.2 / 5
42 reviews
1 star $60
BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
4.0 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $132
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland
4.0 / 5
3 reviews
2 stars $61
Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
3.6 / 5
28 reviews
2 stars $76

Activities in Encinitas

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Featured Encinitas Hotels

From $112

1 Bahia Resort Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 275 reviews

998 W. Mission Bay Dr.

Save 35% on your stay

The Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego is positioned along a private beach on a peninsula in Mission Bay. This unique location offers visitors a spectacular vantage point of the both the bay and the...

Very Good Business Trip
The hotel was easy to get to off of I-5. Room was clean and very good size. Lots of places to eat and drink within a mile. Some within a block. Beautiful ocean beach was a short two block walk!...
Jan 18, 2016
From $99

2 Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 193 reviews

850 Palomar Airport Road

Stay 1 night, Save 10% on your stay

Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is the perfect place to plan your next family vacation to Southern California. This 150-room resort has affordable rooms with amenities that will make you feel at home....

Everything was excellent from the breakfast to the rooms, the service at the front desk and location. Would recommend to others. It was an older hotel yet clean and well cared for. Handy to...
Jan 25, 2016
From $109


3 stars
3.9 / 5 48 reviews

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express® Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area near LEGOLAND California and just five minutes from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. If you are looking for hotels near San Diego, make sure...

Weekday getaway
Easy access to 5 freeway and the beach is less than 5 minutes away. Modern interiors and staff was friendly. The room was clean but the bathroom area was a bit too small. Free wifi, parking and...
Sep 13, 2015
From $132

4 BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

3 stars
4.0 / 5 14 reviews

85 Encinitas Boulevard

People come for the "Encinitas experience" at this Encinitas hotel, where a fantastic location, unbeatable price, and plenty of luxury is king. No other hotel near LEGOLAND® and the beach offers...

Fun trip to Del Mar
We really liked the hotel. Large sized rooms. Good breakfast. Near town, beach etc.. Our room was right next to the gymn-5:45am guess what! Yes. No sofa or easy chair like the other rooms had! They...
Aug 2, 2015
From $64

5 Days Inn Encinitas- Legoland Moonlight Beach

2 stars
3.6 / 5 143 reviews

133 Encinitas Blvd

Welcome to the Days Inn Encinitas. We are conveniently located off the I-5 on Encinitas Blvd. between Los Angeles and San Diego. Our property is in close proximity to Legoland and all major San...

One night only
The room heater and refrigerator were noisy, as we're the neighbors. Great location and good value, but not very comfortable.
Dec 17, 2015
From $234

6 Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego

5 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

7210 Blue Heron Place

Book 3 Nights, Get Last Night Free

In Shimmering Southern California, just North of San Diego, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara offers you a comfortable resort residence in the heart of a unique Pacific coastal community - graced...

Great weekend getaway
This place is a little too peaceful and quiet. Not much is going on inside the resort so we ended up ordering room service. No restaurant was available yet. check in time is WAY too late, 4:30...
Apr 14, 2015
From $101

7 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SOLANA BEACH-DEL MAR

3 stars
3.8 / 5 53 reviews

621 S. Highway 101

Solana Beach / Del Mar Hotel's Guests Love the Sun and Surf Resting along the Pacific coastline of Southern California, the Holiday Inn Express® Solana Beach - Del Mar hotel's location provides...

Bus trip
Nice stay and location for the buck Great neighborhood with lots of restaurants
Sep 18, 2015
From $102

8 Morgan Run Club and Resort - a Golf and Spa Resort

3 stars
3.6 / 5 106 reviews

5690 Cancha de Golf

The Morgan Run Club and Resort – a Golf and Spa Resort is situated against the rolling hills of upscale Rancho Santa Fe, where the sun shines nearly every day. Three miles from the Pacific Ocean...

Always a pleasant experience
The staff is both friendly and helpful. The restaurant is good as well.
Aug 11, 2015
From $102

9 Holiday Inn Express & Suites CARLSBAD BEACH

3 stars
3.5 / 5 45 reviews

751 Raintree Drive

An 8 minute walk to the beach and located just a short distance from LegoLand and Carlsbad's business centers, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Carlsbad Beach is your best choice when visiting...

Awesome family trip
I really holiday inn express with free breakfast and nice service. Very clean and comfortable beds
Nov 28, 2015
From $69

10 Quality Inn & Suites Oceanside

3 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

3170 Vista Way

Located in North County San Diego. Adjacent to El Camino Country Club. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping mall and movie theaters. Minutes from Camp Pendleton, Oceanside Beach and Pier,...

Filthy room
Unbelievably filthy room! Ick! Will NEVER stay here again :(
Oct 27, 2015
From $108

11 Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

2 stars
3.8 / 5 8 reviews

142 Chesterfield Dr

Steps away from the blue Pacific Ocean, and just minutes from all San Diego, California, has to offer, there is a place where lush gardens bloom year round. Cardiff by the Sea is a quaint, seaside...

Wonderful stay!
Older rooms but who cares when you have a beautiful community right outside your door. Planning to remodel and when they do this will be a tough reservation to get. Loved the stay with the beach view!
Nov 13, 2015
From $143

12 Hilton San Diego/Del Mar

3 stars
4.1 / 5 40 reviews

15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd

Leisure Escapes!

The Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, CA hotel is situated in a resort-style setting 25 minutes from San Diego International Lindbergh Airport. Located in the seaside village of Del Mar, this San Diego...

Del Mar Vacation
Superb location/right next to the race track. Room was very quiet and grounds were immaculate. Shower leaked and overall housekeeping was subpar, but overall a very good value. Lots of dogs on the...
Nov 10, 2015
From $86

13 Leucadia Beach Inn

2 stars
3.9 / 5 17 reviews

1322 N. Coast Hwy 101

Originally constructed in the 1920's in the classic California"Horseshoe" design, this hotel has been completely renovated. Rooms face a friendly courtyard that is flower and sun filled....

You get what you pay for
The hotel is a nice location within walking distance to two public beaches. The rooms are a bit musty though. We stayed four nights and requested maid service on the third day. The maid folded the...
Nov 17, 2015
From $155

14 Grand Pacific Palisades Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 87 reviews

5805 Armada Drive

The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort in Carlsbad occupies a dozen lush acres dotted by tall palm trees. Serpentine trails will lead you to the lagoon-shaped pool that's visible from most of the guest...

Great for families
We had a great time at the hotel . I will definitely stay again.
Oct 6, 2015
From $129

15 Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

3 stars
4.5 / 5 27 reviews

1025 La Bonita Drive

Find peace and relaxation at the recently renovated LakeHouse Resort. Located in a quiet community with 119 guestrooms and 22 suites, LakeHouse Resort is designed with all types of guests in mind....

Absolutely LOVED it!
We were in town for a wedding and booked a lakeview room. The rooms were just beautiful and to wake up every morning and sit on the porch directly over the lake and enjoy a nice cup of coffee... it...
Jan 7, 2016
From $143

16 West Inn And Suites

3 stars
4.6 / 5 47 reviews

4970 Avenida Encinas

Rated-1 for Carlsbad on Trip Advisor West Inn and Suites in Carlsbad California is a boutique hotel offering the ultimate in luxurious detail and an ideal location for both the business and leisure...

Nice family hotel/close to Legoland
We were 100 satisfied with our stay at this hotel. It was close to Legoland. Our kids loved the room and pool. We booked a suite with 2 king beds and it was perfect for us (family of 4).
Feb 3, 2016
From $201

17 Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

4 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

1 Ponto Road

Leisure Escapes!

Enjoy the stunning location of the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, set across from a spectacular stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean. Our Carlsbad hotel is situated just minutes from...

couples get away
hotel was nice. beach access was closed for renovation. that was reason we booked here to begin with. didn't even come with continental breakfast. staff was great.
Feb 28, 2015
From $94

18 PB Surf Beachside Inn

2 stars
3.2 / 5 46 reviews

4760 Mission Blvd.

Book in advance and save 10%

In between the steady energy of Mission Beach, and the traditional elegance of La Jolla, lies Pacific Beaches Seacoast Palms Inn, the perfect mix of casual and convenient. Just steps from the sandy...

You'll be paying for location
PB Surf Beachside Inn is just a few hundred yards or so from the ocean, which will be why you'd want to pay the listed price. Alongside that, the staff is professional and for the most part,...
Nov 9, 2015
From $130

19 Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

3 stars
4.4 / 5 41 reviews

3939 Ocean Bluff Ave

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Located in the tranquil setting of Torrey Hills, California, the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar hotel offers comfortable accommodations providing complete relaxation for those traveling on...

Great stay!
We stayed in the hotel for it's ease of access to La Jolla and surrounding areas and still have an affordable price. We came home late one night and ate a wonderful 9:00 meal in restaurant. The...
Aug 24, 2015
From $219

20 Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 20 reviews

7100 Aviara Resort Drive

Save 20% on your stay

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort consists of 5 floors with 329 guest rooms including 44 suites. This hotel features a top-ranked 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, 6 tennis courts,...

Great Place for a Vacation
Beautiful hotel with great amenities. Tennis courts, lawn games, beautiful pool, spa, fantastic entertainment at the bar, stunning lobby and outdoor patios overlooking the golf course and the...
Aug 22, 2015