One of the best things about the Encinitas hotels is the fact that they are all found within easy reach of the beach. Stretching along the coast, these beach hotels in Encinitas are pretty affordable, so if value-priced California hotels are what you want, you can find some here. Unfortunately, those looking for Encinitas resorts or luxury hotels won’t find any lodging choices that match their preferences. As such, they might look to nearby Carlsbad, which has more to choose from when it comes to such accommodations. While Encinitas resorts are lacking, there are a handful of good beach hotels here that should be able to meet most of your wants and needs. You can also consider booking a stay at one of the Encinitas vacation rentals. Proximity to the beach, a full kitchen, and an ample list of amenities are what the vacation rentals in Encinitas promise, and if it’s added space and privacy that you want, they are arguably your best bet.
Most of the Encinitas hotels are value-priced chain establishments that offer the same kind of lodging experience. Among them is the Howard Johnson San Diego Encinitas, which offers clean and comfortable rooms at low prices. While not exactly qualifying as one of the beach hotels in Encinitas, the Howard Johnson is just a few minutes from the coast, so its location is pretty good. Helping to make the attractive rates here even more attractive are free internet access and a complimentary breakfast. In fact, you’ll enjoy quite a few amenities here, including a fridge, a microwave, air conditioning, a coffee maker, cable TV, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, and a complimentary daily newspaper. Rooms that can accommodate pets are available, and if you need more space, you can book a larger suite with a full kitchen. A heated outdoor pool, an attractive breakfast area, and a meeting room figure among the hotel’s overall facilities. While there are no restaurants at the Howard Johnson San Diego Encinitas, there are many within walking distance.
For those who are more interested in the beach hotels in Encinitas, the Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites (pictured above) is among the better choices. Arguably the most luxurious lodging in Encinitas, the Best Western enjoys a great location that is within easy walking distance of Moonlight Beach. In addition to being close to the beach, those who stay here, or at any other hotel in Encinitas for that matter, will also be relatively close to area attractions like LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World San Diego, so it’s hard to get bored. As for the rooms and suites at the Best Western Encinitas, they are quite comfortable and keen on amenities. Guests can choose between a king-size bed or two queens, and other amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, a clock radio, telephones, dataports, free high-speed internet access, a safe, and a mini-fridge. Each room boasts a private balcony, and if you book one of the pricier suites, you’ll also enjoy your own Jacuzzi tub. Some of the suites have kitchenettes as well if you want to prepare some of your own meals or snacks. Outside the attractive rooms, facilities include an onsite sushi bar and sports lounge, a headed outdoor pool and hot tub, baggage storage, and elevators.
While the chain motor inns and hotels in Encinitas are just fine by most people’s standards, those seeking beach hotels in Encinitas with a little more character might consider a stay at the Moonlight Beach Motel. Whether you want to stroll on the sand, soak up some sun, do some surfing, or play a little sand volleyball, the Moonlight Beach Motel has you within walking distance of the beach, so you won’t waste much time getting from your room to the ocean. You can also do some scuba diving or fishing at the beach during your visit, and since the rates at the Moonlight Beach Motel are so affordable, you’ll have money left over for such side pursuits. While the rooms at this motel are relatively simple, they are clean and provide a good list of amenities. You’ll have a kitchenette in your unit, and other amenities that you can expect include a refrigerator, a microwave, air conditioning, cable TV, a private balcony, a ceiling fan, an alarm clock, and ample furnishings in the room and on the balcony. Once outside your room, you can relax in the hotel’s barbecue or picnic area, or make the short walk to the beach.
Located in the old part of town, the Inn at Moonlight Beach is another fine choice for those seeking Encinitas hotels close to the sand. This is especially true if you book the Penthouse Suite, which boasts its own hot tub. You’re just two blocks away from the beach when you stay at this bed and breakfast, and since there are only four rooms here, you’ll want to book in advance when possible. A delicious breakfast is included in your rates at this small, boutique inn, and the rooms are really quite elegant, which helps to make the already-friendly rates more agreeable. A comfy queen-size bed can be found in each guest room, as can luxury linens, a sparkling private bathroom, a refrigerator, a coffee maker with brand name coffee, complimentary internet access, and cable TV. Couples and adults seeking more relaxed lodging in Encinitas will likely appreciate a stay at the Inn at Moonlight Beach, while families will likely prefer the aforementioned hotels. Don’t forget that the choices for lodging in Encinitas also include vacation rentals. Offering more space and privacy than the Encinitas hotels, the vacation rentals are always an excellent way to go.