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Sunset Beach 2 Bedroom Home
4 out of 5
592 Neptune Ave, Encinitas, CA
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2.53 mi from city center
Sunset Beach 2 Bedroom Home
Stunning Ocean View Deck, Walk to Swami's & 101, Great Family Home!
The price is $197 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
2.25 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)
Great surf trip to Encinitas

"The property was well taken care of, a very nice manager who met us for check in. The location is exellent and the two level layout had an 'adult' area upstairs with a kids area downstairs complete with air hockey! We had a blast."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Stunning Ocean View Deck, Walk to Swami's & 101, Great Family Home!
Huge Encinitas Compound, Spacious Oceanview Deck
The price is $400 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
1.59 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Really great property

"The property is really well taken care of and can fit a lot of people. We had some extended family with 12 kids and really enjoyed our stay. There is a separate bunk house where the kids were able to stay and enjoy time together and three other bedrooms for adults. It has almost all excessories that ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Huge Encinitas Compound, Spacious Oceanview Deck
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Resort Quality Coastal Tropical Palm Oasis - Encinitas Walking District
4.9/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
An absolute paradise

"What an incredible place! Cozy, private, beautiful. Amazing location with spacious outdoor areas to relax in and enjoy. We hope to be back and would highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Resort Quality Coastal Tropical Palm Oasis - Encinitas Walking District
Charming, Elegant, Luxury, Walk to Moonlight Beach & Downtown
The price is $140 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
2.32 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
Perfect location!

"This is our 3rd time staying here and it’s always wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Charming, Elegant, Luxury, Walk to Moonlight Beach & Downtown
Charming Casita in Sleepy Beach Community
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1.88 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Encinitas is a great Beach Town

"I would live there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Charming Casita in Sleepy Beach Community
15% Off Your Booking! Encinitas Rental- Pool Table, Private Backyard, BBQ and More!
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Perfect get away

"It was a very nice and enjoyable experience the pool table was fun and very comfortable and homey feel would love to stay again"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

15% Off Your Booking! Encinitas Rental- Pool Table, Private Backyard, BBQ and More!
Alluring 7 Bedroom Vacation Rental on the Ocean
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2.82 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Leucadia beachfront gem!

"Our family selected this location for early holiday celebration and were not disappointed! Clean, well organized, and generally very well stocked for basic cooking needs. Covid friendly main entertaining space as doors open entirely to the patio space. Would consider renting again for sure! Walking ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Alluring 7 Bedroom Vacation Rental on the Ocean
Leucadia Railroad Inn - Professionally Cleaned According to CDC Cleaning Guidelines
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Perfect for us!

"Our flight home to Hawaii was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This rental was available while we made arrangements to return home. The home was very clear and sanitized. Mahalo!"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Leucadia Railroad Inn - Professionally Cleaned According to CDC Cleaning Guidelines
New Family Friendly Beachy House
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1.87 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Loved it!

"Wonderful place to stay, close to the dog-friendly beaches and Encinitas shops. Crystal was a great host, a basket of snacks and coffee was provided for us when we got there. The yard is huge and so peaceful, a lovely place to relax and read and entertain. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again next ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

New Family Friendly Beachy House
Gorgeous Eight Bedroom Oceanfront Home
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2.47 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (14 reviews)
Friends' Groovy 50th Birthday

"Awesome house! Awesome weather! Awesome time!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Gorgeous Eight Bedroom Oceanfront Home
Beach Condo Steps From Moonlight Beach!
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2.39 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Oceanside retreat

"Pictures are exactly what they seem. Seconds from the ocean. Loved the fire pit in the evenings, listening to the waves. Would love to return next summer."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Beach Condo Steps From Moonlight Beach!
Impeccable Cape Cod Oceanfront Home Overlooking Swami's Beach
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2.57 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Excellent Family Vacation

"Great location and stay for a family of seven. Plenty of room for family and close to many things to do. Beautiful view. Definitely stay there again. Property manager was friendly and very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

Impeccable Cape Cod Oceanfront Home Overlooking Swami's Beach
Very Quiet and Peaceful Room With Private Entrance and Private Bath
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1.52 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Perfect for a weekend getaway!

"Easy check in! Very clean! Perfect size if you’re going to spend your days at the beach"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Very Quiet and Peaceful Room With Private Entrance and Private Bath
Beautiful Beach Cottage Fully Remodeled in Coastal Encinitas - Sleeps 4
The price is $120 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
2.7 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Simple effective

"This was well located for our needs. Clean and simple, not super quiet but a great deal. Easy in and out. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Beautiful Beach Cottage Fully Remodeled in Coastal Encinitas - Sleeps 4
1569lorr Studio Bedroom Home
2 out of 5
1569 Lorraine Drive, Encinitas, CA
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3.04 mi from city center
1569lorr Studio Bedroom Home
Cottonwood Creek Tiny House
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1.91 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Perfection

"Have you ever had a short-term stay where it seemed the property had no personal touches and was filled with second-hand cast-offs? THIS IS NOT THAT TYPE OF PLACE. Everything (and I mean everything) had been thought of in this wonderfully charming tiny home. From a well-stocked kitchen to the softest ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Cottonwood Creek Tiny House
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 $104 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
1.97 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (781 reviews)

"Great view. Wish there were pre screening questions re COVID. The guest next door was coughing extensively, which made us a little uneasy. I think they need to spread guests out a bit more, instead of having adjoining rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
Kate Stanton Inn
4 out of 5
1904 Leucadia Scenic Court, Encinitas, CA
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2.86 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Wonderful B&B - will definitely stay here again

"Carol and Liz were wonderful. They were extremely welcoming and accommodating throughout our stay. We would not hesitate to recommend Kate Stanton Inn and we look forward to a future visit."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

Kate Stanton Inn
Moonlight Beach Motel
233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
2.22 mi from city center
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Visiting Encinitas

Visitors give high marks for the beaches in Encinitas, which is also known for its seafood restaurants and cafés. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its gardens. Around the area, top sights include Legoland California, La Jolla Cove, and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

  • There are 94 hotels and other accommodations in Encinitas
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 18.5 mi (29.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Encinitas

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including San Diego Botanic Garden, Moonlight State Beach, and Swamis Beach. Additionally, in the area you'll find Legoland California and La Jolla Cove.

In Encinitas, you'll be able to select from 94 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Kate Stanton Inn - Guests who stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast in Leucadia can enjoy access to free parking and a free manager's reception, along with an in-room fireplace. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
  • Leucadia Beach Inn - Our customers like the helpful staff and overall condition at this hotel. This 2.5-star hotel in Leucadia features free WiFi and free parking.
  • Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach - Guests who stay at this 2-star hotel in Leucadia can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and beach locale.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Carlsbad Premium Outlets, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the heart of the city, and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which is 15 mi/24.2 km away.

Dressing for Encinitas

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 66°F and the nighttime average to be 48°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 72°F during the day and 54°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 74°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • Encinitas gets about 0.35 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually September and August with an average temperature of 75°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average 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 trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Encinitas, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Encinitas.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Encinitas?
To find more details about updating your trip to Encinitas or cancelling it, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Encinitas?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Rodeway Inn Encinitas North and Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Leucadia?
With 52 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Leucadia Beach Inn is the highest ranked property in Leucadia. This hotel offers free WiFi and free parking. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach 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 kids include Leucadia Beach Inn and Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach. Attractions in the area like Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Encinitas?
Kate Stanton Inn is a favorite 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 traveling with their pets, and offers in-room kitchenettes for its human guests. Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach is another option if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Moonlight State Beach?
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Moonlight State Beach. Other good options close by include Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach and Inn at Moonlight Beach.
What about the best place to stay close to San Diego Botanic Garden?
One of the top choices for your stay is Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach, located a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from San Diego Botanic Garden, and this property offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach and Inn at Moonlight Beach are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Encinitas?
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a top beach property offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi, located within a short 10-minute walk of Moonlight State Beach. Other good options to stay near the beach include Leucadia Beach Inn and Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach.
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 WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland and Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach.

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