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Featured Motels in Escondido

Motel Mediteran Escondido
2.5 out of 5
2336 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $54 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kit Carson, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rady Children Hospital, Ferrara Winery, and Queen Califa's Magical Circle. California Center For The ...

4.2/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Super clean, lots of towels, comfy beds, convenient smoking areas."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

Motel Mediteran Escondido
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido
2.5 out of 5
1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $90 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in Escondido, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of California Center For The Arts, Palomar Medical Center, and Stone Brewing. California State University ...

3.9/5Very Good! (851 reviews)

"Very accommodating.. my flight has been arriving early and I’ve been checking in early. So happy that they are able to check me in early.. thank you will surely recommend this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido
Motel 6 Escondido, CA
2 out of 5
900 North Quince Street, SR 78 at North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $57 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Central Escondido, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from California Center For The Arts and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palomar Medical Center Downtown and ...

3.3/5 (963 reviews)

"I liked the cleanliness and bare bones simplicity. No microwave, no refrigerator, no shampoo or blow dryer, but clean towels, decent tv, and very quiet."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Motel 6 Escondido, CA
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Escondido Lodge
2 out of 5
2650 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kit Carson, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from California Center For The Arts and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Orfila Vineyard and Winery. Palomar Medical ...

3.7/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable and close to where I was working in Rancho Bernardo"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Escondido Lodge
Hacienda Motel
2 out of 5
735 N Broadway, Escondido, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Central Escondido, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Center For The Arts and Palomar Medical Center Downtown. Ferrara Winery and Palomar ...

3.1/5 (39 reviews)

"All members of the staff were extremely polite and accommodating. During the virus they respected personal space more so than any other hotel we’ve visited during the pandemic due to home repairs. They have had some bad reviews but all-in-all, given the circumstances, imagine the drama they have ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Hacienda Motel
Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido
2 out of 5
528 W Washington Ave, Escondido, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Central Escondido, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Center For The Arts and Palomar Medical Center Downtown. Ferrara Winery and Palomar ...

3.1/5 (995 reviews)

"I had a great stay here. Staff was very welcoming upon arrival. No issues with the room. Location was close to highway for easy transportation. No issues at all with the building."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido
Escondido Inn
2.5 out of 5
420 West Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $69 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Central Escondido, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Center For The Arts and Palomar Medical Center Downtown. Ferrara Winery and Palomar ...

3.2/5 (68 reviews)
Stay was fine.

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

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2019

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Welk Resorts San Diego

Welk Resorts San Diego

3.5 out of 5
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA
The price is $87 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
4.1/5Very Good! (1,048 reviews)

"We had a great time at the Welk Resort. Will definitely come again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Welk Resorts San Diego
Best Western Escondido Hotel

Best Western Escondido Hotel

2.5 out of 5
1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA
The price is $83 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.2/5Very Good! (916 reviews)

"We like the location and the cleanliness of the property. Was disappointed with the bag breakfast but we understand."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Best Western Escondido Hotel
Quality Inn Escondido Downtown

Quality Inn Escondido Downtown

2.5 out of 5
501 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA
The price is $71 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.6/5Good! (192 reviews)

"Nice clean place to stay after a long day at the zoo"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Quality Inn Escondido Downtown
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Escondido Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 7 inexpensive motels in Escondido among more than 52 hotels and other lodging choices. 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 money for your trip.

When you save on your room price, you can make the most of what Escondido has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, as well as Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets in the area.

Fun fact: 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. When you stay at a motel property, you'll usually access your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of Expedia customers' best-rated Escondido motels to select from:

Escondido Lodge

  • If driving, you'll be within 11 minutes of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Motel Mediteran Escondido

  • 6 outdoor pools along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a short 8-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido

  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a short 9-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Motel 6 Escondido

  • You'll be located within 16 minutes of San Diego Zoo Safari Park by car.
  • An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

  • If driving, you'll be within 11 minutes of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Things to Do in Escondido

Check out the well-known zoo and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area while you're sightseeing. People who've visited Escondido like its shops, beaches, and breweries.

Here are favorite places in and around Escondido:

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Legoland California
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets

These are some outdoorsy places nearby:

  • San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad
  • Moonlight State Beach

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

  • Queen Califa's Magical Circle
  • Sealife Aquarium
  • The Wave Waterpark

Escondido is also popular for its:

  • Excursions
  • Hockey
  • Safari tours
  • Art

Best Time to Visit Escondido

Decide when you'd like to visit Escondido by looking over these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 73° F and nighttime temperatures average 42° F
  • April-June: 85° F is the daytime average and 49° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 59° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 83° F during the day and 41° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 14.25 inches in a year

How to Get to Escondido and Around the Area

Escondido Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) Airport 10.6 mi (17.1 km)
San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) Airport 22.2 mi (35.7 km)
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) Airport 22.3 mi (35.9 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Escondido?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Escondido has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, as well as Legoland California and Del Mar Fairgrounds in the area.
What are motels like?
At many motels, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll often have access to your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was conceived in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Escondido?
Super 8 by Wyndham Escondido: Stay within a 20-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park and California State University San Marcos. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Motel Mediteran Escondido: An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like pillowtop beds. It’s located within a short 8-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 20-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park and California State University San Marcos. Motel 6 Escondido, CA: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park and California State University San Marcos. An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. Escondido Lodge: Stay within a short 9-minute drive of San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
How many motels will I find in Escondido?
Expedia has 7 low-priced motels in Escondido.
What things can I to do in Escondido?
Check out the well-known zoo and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area while you’re sightseeing. People who’ve visited Escondido like its shops, beaches, and breweries. Favorite places in and around Escondido include San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Legoland California, and Del Mar Fairgrounds. Enjoy nature with a stop at Queen Califa’s Magical Circle and San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Sealife Aquarium, The Wave Waterpark, and Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.
What's the seasonal weather like in Escondido?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Escondido to help you plan yours. 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 precipitation for Escondido is 14 inches.
What are my options for getting around Escondido when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Escondido to help you navigate your stay: Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), which is located 28.2 mi (45.4 km) from the city center. Otherwise, look for flights into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.