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Escondido California Hotels & Motels

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The Escondido center point is about 4 miles west of San Diego Wild Animal Safari Park and 4 miles east of Old Adobe Fine Art.

Welcome to Escondido, once known as “the devil's corner.” Escondido was discovered in 1776 by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. It was bestowed to Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1843 and later purchased by the Escondido Land and Town Company in 1886. In 1888, Escondido became incorporated, and the voters elected its first city officials. It is considered one of San Diego County's oldest cities.

In the Escondido Historic District, you can step back in time by walking or driving through the district to see the original architecture of 900 homes. Constructed in the 1880s, these are beautiful examples of cozy bungalows and impressive Victorian homes listed on the historic register. Each Mother's Day, the homes are opened for any visitors wanting a tour.

In a 2005 national study, Escondido was listed as one of America's most conservative cities.

Each year, the annual Cruisin' Grand Escondido car show features the coolest hot rods and classic cars. In 2016, the show will be celebrating its 17th year. More from this guide...

Escondido Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Quality Inn & Suites Escondido : 555 North Centre City Pkwy.
+1-888-690-5281
555 North Centre City Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
Howard Johnson Escondido : 515 West Washington Ave.
+1-800-230-4134
515 West Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Two-star Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Super 8 Wild Animal Park Escondido
+1-800-997-5148
528 West Washington St., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Escondido 1250 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 25 suites
Comfort Inn - Escondido 1290 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029
  • Cheap Highway hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
Roadway Inn 250 West El Norte Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 25 rooms in property
Best Western Escondido Hotel
+1-800-997-5149
1700 Seven Oaks Rd., Escondido, CA 92026
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • 100 rooms in hotel
Motel Mediteran - Escondido
+1-888-690-5281
2336 South Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
  • Economical hotel
  • Check-in time: 1:00
Hampton Inn San Marcos Ca - San Marcos 123 East Carmel St., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~4.80 miles west of Escondido
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
Rancho Bernardo Inn San Diego a Golf & Spa Resort in San Diego
+1-800-997-5148
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 ~6.36 miles south of Escondido
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 22 meeting rooms in hotel
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Residence Inn by Marriott San Marcos 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~6.49 miles west of Escondido
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego 17240 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 ~6.60 miles south of Escondido
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$99
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Rancho Bernardo
+1-800-881-1523
17065 West Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 ~6.69 miles south of Escondido
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
Radisson Rancho Bernardo in San Diego 11520 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, CA 92127 ~6.95 miles south of Escondido
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 175 rooms in property
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Rancho Bernardo 11611 Bernardo Plaza Court, San Diego, CA 92128 ~7.11 miles south of Escondido
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 4 floors in property
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort - San Marcos 1025 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~7.30 miles west of Escondido
  • 4-star Lake hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
La Quinta San Diego Vista 630 Sycamore St., Vista, CA 92083 ~8.42 miles west of Escondido
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Hotel has 106 rooms
Welk Resort San Diego : 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, CA 92026
  • High-end Resort hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
From$129
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo in San Diego 11855 Ave. of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128 ~9.09 miles south of Escondido
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$110
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Vista 2201 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 ~9.46 miles west of Escondido
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
Hyatt Place Vista / Carlsbad
+1-800-997-5149
2645 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 ~9.47 miles west of Escondido
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 4 floors in property
From$95
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Doubletree by Hilton Golf Resort San Diego in San Diego 14455 Penasquitos Dr., San Diego, CA 92129 ~9.87 miles south of Escondido
  • 3-star Golf Course hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Residence Inn by Marriott
+1-800-230-4134
11002 Rancho Carmel Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 ~9.96 miles south of Escondido
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 124 suites
From$119
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Tuscany Hills Retreat - Escondido 29850 Circle Rway, Escondido, CA 92026
  • Mid-scale Golf Course hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$69
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe - Rancho Santa Fe 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ~10.08 miles southwest of Escondido
  • High end Resort hotel
  • 12 suites in hotel
From$235
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When to Visit Escondido, CA

You're in Escondido where the climate is as diverse as the many activities available to visitors. The city is a sunny destination with over 260 days of sunshine each year, minimal significant rainfall, no snow, and an above average comfort index for humidity.

When planning a visit to Escondido, there are certain times of the year with fewer crowds. During the off-season, more deals and discounts are available to guests at area hotels.

During the summer, the weather in California is beautiful with many sunny days. This time draws many tourists from around the world as well as families on summer vacation when kids are on their summer break. However, if you're making plans to visit during the summer, expect higher prices, and make sure to book your reservations in advance.

Although temperatures are relatively mild from January to May and there may be more chance of rain, this is the time for hotel deals. April and May as well as the fall months of September and October offer few crowds and lower prices.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Escondido, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Escondido

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Escondido, CA. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective time period to book in Escondido for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Escondido, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $196.94

Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego–Escondido puts guests in the heart of all the area's vacation activities. Enjoy the many attractions, shopping, restaurants, and cultural venues located just minutes from the hotel. Guest rooms are designed for comfort and convenience with a minifridge, coffee maker, work desk, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. A delectable Express Start continental breakfast is included in your stay. Business travelers have access to 700 square feet of meeting space, Wi-Fi access, and the 24-hour business center. Relax at the outdoor pool after a day of being out and about, and take advantage of guest services such as dry cleaning and laundry pickup.

The Best Western Escondido Hotel promises the best in customer services, guest satisfaction, and accommodations and delivers every time. The recently renovated hotel features beautifully detailed guest rooms and suites at affordable prices. Guest rooms, as well as two-room and family suites, are designed with guest comfort in mind. Each is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a spacious meeting room for business travelers, a heated outdoor and hot tub for relaxing, a sumptuous deluxe breakfast, and a pet-friendly environment. For added convenience, Blink car fast chargers are at your disposal.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Escondido

Affordable Hotel Options in Escondido, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $141.11

At Motel Mediteran Escondido — located just 35 minutes from San Diego — guests enjoy all the surrounding attractions and points of interest before returning to a beautifully decorated room. Enjoy the comforts of home with a microwave and refrigerator to take care of snacks and beverages. Each non-smoking room is equipped with free high-speed internet to stay in touch with online business or social connections and a flat-screen TV for your favorite programming. Enjoy a deluxe breakfast on the patio, and refresh yourself in the cool outdoor pool. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, free parking, and a fax and copying service.

Quality Inn & Suites takes your stay to another level of excellence in guest satisfaction. The pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located near major attractions, and if you want to expand your travels to Mexico, Tijuana is only minutes away. Guest rooms are a comfort to return to each day with premium bedding and linens, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a weekday newspaper. You also have the option of choosing a guest room featuring a microwave and refrigerator. Each morning begins with a complimentary hot breakfast. Grab a free cup of coffee before heading to the business center, or check out the outdoor pool and guest laundry facilities available.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Escondido

2 Star Average Prices: $112.79

2 Star Hotel Prices in Escondido

Escondido: Real Discounts

For travelers planning a trip to Escondido for a special event, Tuscany Hills Retreat is the perfect destination for groups with its quiet and cozy atmosphere. Enjoy the serene beauty of the landscape from the balcony or patio of your standard queen, double queen, or deluxe king suite. Each is tastefully decorated with a view of the golf course, canyon, or garden. An outdoor pool, sauna room, and four soaking tubs will keep you relaxed. The retreat has two banquet rooms capable of hosting up to 450 guests. Tuscany Hills Retreat has an average group discount of 15.8 percent and a 7.9/10 group friendly rating.

The Super 8 Wild Animal Park hotel is ideally located just minutes away from area attractions such as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Valley View Casino Center, golf courses, and the Westfield North County shopping mall. Select guest rooms feature two queen or one king bed, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Included in your stay is a free hot breakfast served each morning. Guest laundry facilities are also available for extended stays. Unwind and relax year-round at the heated outdoor pool, or enjoy a soothing respite in the whirlpool spa. The hotel has a group friendly rating of 10.0/10.

Best Value Options in Escondido, CA

Whether you're traveling for business, pleasure, or with the family pet, Rodeway Inn features standard, deluxe rooms, and one-bedroom suites to accommodate your specific needs. All rooms include TV and free Wi-Fi. Deluxe rooms are also equipped with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave to take care of meals, snacks, and beverages. For those who need more room, the one-bedroom suite includes a separate living room. The hotel offers more amenities, which include a business center, guest laundry services, and free coffee. A complimentary continental breakfast is available each morning to get you going on business or pleasure activities.

The Comfort Inn Escondido I-15 hotel provides an excellent location for guests who want to be minutes away from area attractions as well as enjoy smoke-free rooms, be within walking distance of restaurants, and interact with the friendly hotel staff. The pet-friendly hotel accommodates business travelers with a business center, meeting room, and multilingual staff. Business and leisure guests enjoy comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. A complimentary weekday newspaper and hot breakfast will fuel your day for any kind of activity. When it is time to relax, slip into the soothing water of the outdoor heated pool. For your convenience, the hotel is equipped with elevators for easier access. A guest laundry facility is also available.

Things to Do in Escondido, CA

For a complete vacation experience, there are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy when visiting Escondido. From theme parks for the entire family to wine tasting at area wineries, Escondido and the surrounding area will keep you entertained morning, noon, and night.

Escondido's California Center for the Arts features an array of music, theater, dance, and special events throughout the year. For a look at San Diego's past, visit the San Diego Archaeological Center.

For the adults, the Stone Brewing Company offers tasteful creations. Take the tour of the brewery, then sample both the craft beer and food menus at the restaurant. Enjoy more good taste at the Orfila Vineyards & Winery, Hungry Hawk Vineyards & Winery, Cordiano Winery, Domaine Artefact Vineyard & Winery, and Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum.

All ages will enjoy the excitement and the diverse wildlife at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and kids will have a lot to see and do at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum. Don't miss spending some time at the Ice-plex Escondido ice skating rink while showing off your skating techniques, enjoying the interactive activities at LEGOLAND, and watching denizens of the deep at Sea World.

Outdoor areas not to be missed for hiking, biking, mountain biking trails, boating, and picnicking are the Daley Ranch, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, Kit Carson Park, Lake Wohlford, and Palomar Mountain State Park.

When visiting Escondido, you'll have many exciting area attractions and activities in the city as well as the excitement of exploring San Diego. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, Escondido is an exciting destination offering a complete business or leisure experience from start to finish.

Verified reviews of the city of Escondido

Below are reviews of the city of Escondido, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Quiet and Small"
Score 4.0 / 5

Quiet and small So Cal hideaway.

Robyette H., from 24-Jun-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Escondido, CA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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