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10 Best Hotels in Encinitas

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
3 out of 5
85 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$174 per night
3.18 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (736 reviews)

"Great location near Moonlight Beach. Encinitas is a great laid back beach community. Was bummed the pool area was closed (thanks COVID ), but understood when. Hotel staff was great, room was cleaned and made up everyday. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great inexpensive beach get ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach
2 out of 5
133 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$111 per night
3.1 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"I loved being at this location, room was cleaned and sanitized. Person at front desk very polite, my kids loved that they were able to use there pool"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland
2.5 out of 5
607 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$116 per night
3.06 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (948 reviews)

"Staff was great. King size bed was comfortable. Great location"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2020

Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland
Rodeway Inn Encinitas North
2 out of 5
1444 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$91 per night
4.61 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (986 reviews)

"The management was extremely helpful for the family problems I had to deal with...they took the time to listen to my problems and act accordingly with respect and grace. We came to a resolution quickly and fairly....thank you!!!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2020

Rodeway Inn Encinitas North
Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
2 out of 5
410 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$104 per night
3.73 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (551 reviews)

"Location is good. You can walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. Room was perfectly adequate, everything worked. Bed was comfy. Room air conditioner was noisy."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
Leucadia Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
1322 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$121 per night
4.5 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (756 reviews)

"Great location, friendly owner, very clean and everything we needed close by. 10 minute walk to beach, 2 minutes to restaurants. Nice sized room and appreciated the stocked kitchen. We will be back!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Leucadia Beach Inn
Inn at Moonlight Beach
3.5 out of 5
105 North Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, Encinitas, CA
The price is AU$397 per night
3.36 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"Inn at Moonlight Beach is a really special spot. Beautifully appointed rooms/suites, eco conscience with a wonderfully welcoming staff. A"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2020

Inn at Moonlight Beach
Upscale Luxury Beach Unit Walking Distance to the Beaches
The price is AU$422 per night
4.62 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great place

"Great location! Walkable you’re many restaurants, coffee, shops and of course the beach is right there! Will return!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

Upscale Luxury Beach Unit Walking Distance to the Beaches
Beautiful Encinitas Granny Flat
1280 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA
The price is AU$347 per night
2.56 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
great place

"perfect place and location"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020

Beautiful Encinitas Granny Flat
Sunset Beach 2 Bedroom Home
4 out of 5
592 Neptune Ave, Encinitas, CA
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4.08 km from city centre
Sunset Beach 2 Bedroom Home
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Visiting Encinitas

Travelers to Encinitas give high marks for the beaches, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés. Legoland California, La Jolla Cove, and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 67 hotels and other accommodations in Encinitas
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) 7.6 from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) 29.7 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Encinitas

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: San Diego Botanic Garden, Moonlight State Beach, and Swamis Beach. Additionally, you might want to add Encinitas Ranch Golf Course to your agenda.

In Encinitas, you'll find 67 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Leucadia Beach Inn - This 2.5-star hotel in Leucadia features free WiFi and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms.
  • Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach - Our customers like the breakfast and convenient parking at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 2-star hotel in Leucadia can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Top places to see outside the city include Legoland California, located 5.5 mi (8.9 from the heart of the city, and La Jolla Cove, which is 14.4 mi (23.2 away.

Dressing for Encinitas

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 66°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 48°F
  • From April to June, the average is 74°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Encinitas is 0.31 inches
  • September and August are usually the hottest months averaging 75°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 49°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Encinitas?
Inn at Moonlight Beach is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star inn offers free breakfast and free parking. It is located a short 14-minute walk from Moonlight State Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Leucadia Beach Inn and Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Encinitas, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Encinitas.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Encinitas?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Rodeway Inn Encinitas North and Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Encinitas?
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your stay with the children include Leucadia Beach Inn and Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach. Also, attractions in the area such as Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday to Encinitas?
Kate Stanton Inn is a favourite 4-star B&B for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and wedding services.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Encinitas?
Leucadia Beach Inn is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets and offers in-room kitchenettes for its human guests. Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach is another good choice for a stay with your pet.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Encinitas?
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a top beach property with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Leucadia Beach Inn and Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach. Head to Moonlight State Beach or Swamis Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Encinitas?
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a favourite property with Expedia travellers looking for a stylish stay, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, also consider Leucadia Beach Inn.
What are some accommodations with pools in Encinitas?
Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, free breakfast and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland and Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach.

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