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Where to stay in Encinitas

If you're a first time visitor to Encinitas, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Encinitas.

What's the best area of Encinitas to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Encinitas are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"It will probably will be a little pricey this time of year because hotels along the coast generally are this time of year, but it is walkable to Moonlight Beach and the Encinitas Station, where you can pick up the Coaster and Amtrak trains, which will take you to the North County beach towns of Oceanside, Carlsbad (California), and Del Mar, as well as San Diego."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Encinitas?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Encinitas, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Park Hyatt Aviara Resort: In Carlsbad, 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego."  See More

"As for a place to stay, there is a Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites that sits only about 1 block east of the 101 I've been referring to - so its a great location if you plan on spending time in the downtown Encinitas neighborhood or the beach."  See More

"There are hardly any hotels or motels there, but after looking it up Motel Villa Mar looks like it might be okay if you want to be within walking distance of everything as well as the beach."  See More

"If you have a car or don't mind walking a mile or so to get to downtown Encinitas, a less expensive choice would be the Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach."  See More

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What if I want to explore Encinitas further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here is a question that we used to find this information.

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Encinitas for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Encinitas.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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Where can I find out more about Encinitas?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Encinitas locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Encinitas.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Encinitas? There are 3 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Encinitas.

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