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Featured Motels in Encinitas

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 $62 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in the heart of Encinitas, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Moonlight State Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Del Mar Racetrack and Flower Fields of ...

3.6/5Good! (959 reviews)

"Cost effective stay at Encinitas. The room and bathroom is clean with essential amenities. I like the location across a health food grocery store and some fast-food restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach
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Other property types in Encinitas

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

3 out of 5
85 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas, CA
The price is $104 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
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
Rodeway Inn Encinitas North

Rodeway Inn Encinitas North

2 out of 5
1444 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
The price is $55 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.6/5Good! (987 reviews)

"The property is right next to the ocean and an easy walk. The town and amenities are all within walking distance. The entire community is a bit older but we loved the location and access to all that was around us."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Rodeway Inn Encinitas North
Leucadia Beach Inn

Leucadia Beach Inn

2.5 out of 5
1322 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
The price is $74 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (807 reviews)

"Good location and comfortable clean room; loved having the kitchenette with stove and roomy refrigerator. Only negative was a very noisy bathroom ceiling fan that came on when the light was on."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Leucadia Beach Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Encinitas Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from more than 126 hotels and other lodging choices in Encinitas, though there are only 2 economical motels. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash to use on your vacation.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Encinitas. Not-to-be-missed sights include Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, as well as Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets in the area.

Fun fact: Beginning in the early 1950s, eye-catching neon signs enticed road-weary travelers, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool.

Below are some of our customers' best-rated Encinitas motels to choose from:

Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach

  • Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Moonlight State Beach.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland

  • Free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a quick 3-minute drive of Moonlight State Beach.

Things to Do in Encinitas

Enjoy the seafood restaurants and cafés in this walkable area while you're sightseeing. Those who've visited Encinitas love the beaches.

Here are favorite places in and around Encinitas:

  • Moonlight State Beach
  • Legoland California
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Swamis Beach
  • San Elijo State Beach

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Birch Aquarium
  • Sealife Aquarium

Encinitas is also popular for its:

  • Surfing
  • Gardens
  • Excursions

Best Time to Visit Encinitas

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Encinitas by checking these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically September and August, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 66° F and nighttime temperatures average 48° F
  • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 54° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 75° F and nighttime averages are around 62° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 47° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 0.35 inches in a year

How to Get to Encinitas and Around the Area

Encinitas Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) Airport 4.7 mi (7.6 km)
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) Airport 18.5 mi (29.7 km)
San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) Airport 22.9 mi (36.8 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Encinitas?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Encinitas has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, as well as Legoland California and Del Mar Fairgrounds in the area.
What is a motel?
At most motels, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Encinitas?
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Moonlight State Beach. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Moonlight Beach Motel: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Moonlight State Beach.
What things can I to do in Encinitas?
Enjoy the seafood restaurants and cafés in this walkable area while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Encinitas love the beaches. Favorite places in and around Encinitas include Moonlight State Beach, Legoland California, and Del Mar Fairgrounds. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: San Diego Botanic Garden, Swamis Beach, and Beacon Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Birch Aquarium, and Sealife Aquarium.
What's the seasonal weather like in Encinitas?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Encinitas to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 69°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 58°F. Average annual precipitation for Encinitas is 10 inches.
What are my options for getting around Encinitas when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Encinitas to help you navigate your stay: Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), which is located 22.9 mi (36.8 km) from the city center. Otherwise, look for flights into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.