Get an overview of this hotelSan Diego-area boutique hotel in Encinitas

2.5 blocks to beach

This Encinitas boutique hotel is set right off historic coastal Highway 101, 2.5 blocks from Moonlight Beach, 10 miles from shopping at La Jolla, and 21 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.

Free WiFi and parking

Guests at Portofino Beach Inn enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access, free parking, and express check-in/check-out.

Mediterranean theme

Guestrooms at Portofino Beach Inn feature Mediterranean-influenced color schemes and decor, access to a garden courtyard, and windows that open for ocean air.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 40-room Portofino Beach Inn is 2 blocks from Moonlight Beach and within a mile of downtown Encinitas's boutique shops and multi-cuisine restaurants. The hotel is 6 miles from Legoland, 21 miles from SeaWorld, 24 miles from San Diego Zoo, and 26 miles from downtown San Diego.

Flower-lined courtyards dot the property. Laundry facilities are available. De-stress in the luxurious spa tub. Parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Free self parking 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1986 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

This San Diego-area hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Big Jim's Old South BBQ

Leucadia Pizzeria

Meritage Restaurant & Bar

CapNKeno Bar and Restauant

Happy Fish Sushi Restaurant

Nearby Things to Do

Encinitas is one of several beach communities along the North San Diego County coast. Long sandy beaches, including Moonlight Beach, four blocks from the hotel, are well-suited for surfing, volleyball, running, and sunbathing. A bike and running path stretches along the beach and highway between these cities.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Alcohol is not served at this property.