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Motel Mediteran Escondido
2.5 out of 5
2336 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
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The price is $55 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"I have stayed here seversk times Last year before Covid. Always gave 5 Star Review But recent stay was not the Best. I understand the stress with Covid but the Staff was just not Friendly at all. I hopr tjey make some changes"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Motel Mediteran Escondido
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
2.5 out of 5
1290 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA
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The price is $89 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"The room was clean and the service was great. My kids and I enjoyed the full complimentary breakfast and the swimming pool."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
Welk Resorts San Diego
3.5 out of 5
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA
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The price is $127 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"Love this place clean and always love golfing plenty activities"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Welk Resorts San Diego
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido
2.5 out of 5
1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA
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The price is $89 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (831 reviews)

"Nice hotel nice rooms, good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown
2 out of 5
515 W Washington, Escondido, CA
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The price is $64 per night
3.9/5Good! (647 reviews)

"Staff was excellent. We were able to stay for three weeks with no rush."…"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown
Escondido Lodge
2 out of 5
2650 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
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The price is $70 per night
3.7/5Good! (984 reviews)

"The pictures okay as usual there were ants in the room they can take a little bit more care and maintenance keeping up with maintenance maybe hiring new on-site maintenance person to keep their rooms up to par the cleaning staff it took a little bit more time to clean the rooms properly I would suggest ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Escondido Lodge
Motel 6 Escondido, CA
2 out of 5
900 North Quince Street, SR 78 at North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA
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The price is $60 per night
3.3/5 (942 reviews)

"Uprgaded, flat screen tv, clean and no smells. Would be nice if it had a blow dryer, refrigerator and shampoo."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Motel 6 Escondido, CA
Escondido Inn
2.5 out of 5
420 West Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA
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The price is $69 per night
3.2/5 (68 reviews)
Stay was fine.

"Everything about the Inn was great. Upstairs neighbors were energetic."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

Escondido Inn
Rodeway Inn Escondido Downtown
2 out of 5
250 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA
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The price is $53 per night
3.1/5 (361 reviews)

"I really enjoyed how simple and clean the rooms were. The bed was also extremely comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Rodeway Inn Escondido Downtown
Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido
2 out of 5
528 W Washington Ave, Escondido, CA
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3.1/5 (999 reviews)
Best stay

"The staff were excellent one of the best stays ever"…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido
2.5 out of 5
555 N Centre City Pkwy, Escondido, CA
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The price is $71 per night
3/5 (966 reviews)

"Clean room and friendly staff. Close to stores and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido
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Cheap Hotels in Escondido

Escondido offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California Center For The Arts, and Ferrara Winery.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Escondido that won't break the bank, you can book your choice of the 12 budget accommodations in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Motel Mediteran Safari Park - 2-star hotel. You'll find free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall condition.

Escondido Inn - Customers like this 2.5-star motel for its comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.

Rodeway Inn Escondido Downtown - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the good location and helpful staff.

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location and proximity to shops.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its good location and helpful staff. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Escondido

Haven't settled on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 88°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average temperature of 43°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.81 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.29 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Escondido

Escondido attracts visitors with its popular zoo and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Hunt for bargains with some shopping at Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Carmel Mountain Plaza, or check out the area's cultural spots like San Diego Archaeological Center.

Escondido is also notable for its:
  • Excursions
  • Hockey
  • Safari tours
  • Breweries
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Wineries

Getting Around Escondido

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), situated 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away. Escondido may not have many public transit options so renting a car could be an economical alternative to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Escondido like for travelers on a budget?
Escondido has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like San Diego Zoo Safari Park, this destination is home to Queen Califa’s Magical Circle and San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Escondido?
Based on reviews, Motel Mediteran Escondido is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Escondido Lodge and Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido.
How many cheap hotels are there in Escondido?
Expedia has 11 hotels in Escondido that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
What's the weather like in Escondido?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 74°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 57°F. Average annual rainfall for Escondido is 14 inches.
What is there to see and do in Escondido?
Escondido attracts visitors with its popular zoo and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Legoland California, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area’s cultural spots like Queen Califa’s Magical Circle and San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, or get outdoors at Flower Fields of Carlsbad.
What's the best way to get around Escondido?
The most convenient airport is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), 28.2 mi (45.4 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away: Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar). Escondido might not have very many public transit options so a rental car could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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