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Solana Beach California Hotels & Motels

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The Solana Beach center point is about 1 mile north of Del Mar Race Track and 1 mile west of San Diego Polo Club.

Do you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation by enjoying the temperate weather in the city of Solana Beach, California? Whether you decide to check out the many sites and attractions of the area, enjoy some of the local water activities, or spend a lazy day on the beach, you can find the best accommodations to complete your vacation plans in the picturesque city of Solana Beach. More from this guide...

Solana Beach Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Winners Circle Resort - Solana Beach
+1-888-690-5247
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 94 rooms in hotel
  • Located near shopping areas and the beach
  • Office staff was welcoming
From$160
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Solana Beach Del Mar - Solana Beach
+1-888-305-3366
621 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Cheap Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Courtyard Solana Beach Del Mar
+1-800-881-1523
717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Website
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 4 suites in hotel
From$149
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Hilton San Diego Del Mar
+1-888-283-3404
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~1.22 miles south of Solana Beach
  • High end Beach hotel
  • 257 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests said the view was so-so
  • Good accessibility by car
From$125
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Cardiff by The Sea Lodge : 142 Chesterfield Dr.
+1-866-221-8581
142 Chesterfield Dr., San Diego, CA 92007 ~2.14 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area : 1661 Villa Cardiff Dr.
+1-866-429-5787
1661 Villa Cardiff Dr., Encinitas, CA 92007 ~2.38 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Del Mar Motel on the Beach in Del Mar
+1-888-690-5281
1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~2.39 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Low priced Beach hotel
  • 44 rooms in property
  • Almost all guests thought it was too noisy
  • No wifi in the room
L'auberge Del Mar Destination Hotels & Resorts : 1540 Camino Del Mar
+1-888-690-5247
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~2.46 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Luxurious 5 Star Beach property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Almost all guests said rooms were small
  • Almost all guests considered the lobby entrance to be so-so
From$269
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Morgan Run Resort : 5690 Cancha De Golf
+1-888-305-3366
5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 ~2.73 miles east of Solana Beach
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • AC was very loud
  • One of the two rooms was not ready
BW Premier Hotel Del Mar : 720 Camino Del Mar
+1-800-881-1523
720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-3008 ~3.10 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Affordable Resort property
  • Check-in: 4 pm
  • Good kitchenette
  • For 64%, maintenance was acceptable
Hotel Indigo Del Mar
+1-888-283-3404
710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~3.17 miles south of Solana Beach
  • 4 star Beach property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Great location to the beach
  • Comfortable beds
From$199
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Twelve Senses Retreat : 1004 Nardo Rd.
+1-866-221-8581
1004 Nardo Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~3.26 miles north of Solana Beach
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe
+1-866-429-5787
5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ~3.38 miles east of Solana Beach
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 80 rooms
  • Almost all guests found the grounds to be nice
  • High comfort
From$156
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Days Inn Encinitas Moonlight Beach
+1-888-690-5281
133 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.05 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Economy Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Free Wifi
  • Mattress was old
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
+1-888-690-5247
5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ~4.11 miles east of Solana Beach
  • Luxury 5-star property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$250
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Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach : 85 Encinitas Blvd.
+1-888-305-3366
85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024-3625 ~4.17 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 94 rooms
From$105
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San Diego Marriott Del Mar - San Diego
+1-800-881-1523
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.28 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Expensive Highway property
  • Check in: 4:00PM
  • Restaurant could offer better service
  • Restaurant for dinner was excellent
Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar - San Diego
+1-888-283-3404
3525 Valley Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.31 miles south of Solana Beach
  • 3 star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Del Mar
+1-866-221-8581
11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 Website ~4.33 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$129
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Hampton Inn San Diego Del Mar : 11920 El Camino Real
+1-866-429-5787
11920 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.35 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
From$126
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Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas
+1-888-690-5281
186 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.51 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Two star Beach hotel
  • 45 rooms in property
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 55%
  • Office closed
From$59
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach - Encinitas
+1-888-690-5247
410 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.86 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Check in: 11:00
From$50
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Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland
+1-888-305-3366
607 Leucadia Blv, Encinitas, CA 92024 Website ~5.15 miles north of Solana Beach
  • Two-star Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
From$58
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar
+1-800-881-1523
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.17 miles southeast of Solana Beach
  • Luxury 5 star Resort hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$275
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Hilton Garden Inn San Diego / Del Mar
+1-888-283-3404
3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.68 miles south of Solana Beach
  • 4 star Beach property
  • 80 rooms in property
  • Amenities are good
  • Noise level is acceptable
From$149
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The San Dieguitos originally settled in the area before the Spanish colonials found a trail to avoid the marshes on their journeys. Settlers eventually arrived in the late 1800s, and the area was named Lockwood Mesa until the early 1920s. After the construction of the Lake Hodges Dam, the area began to see rapid growth. The development of the Santa Fe Irrigation District ensured that the area would continue to expand.

The community used a high-pressure water system to erode away the earth and create Fletcher Cove to allow access to the area's amazing beaches. The beach was officially opened on the Fourth of July in 1925, and the area became a bustling tourist town. The city officially received its incorporation in 1986 and received the spotlight when it became the city to host funeral services for Desi Arnaz.

The area is now known as a charming seaside community located only 30 minutes from the city of San Diego. Solana Beach is a popular stop for tourists who want to enjoy the beach. The beach has more than 1 1/2 miles of sand and makes a great destination for surfing and sailing. The city is also known for its amazing year-round weather with temperatures averaging around 62 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and 77 degrees in the summer. Solana Beach is known for its bustling nightlife, distinctive shopping, palate-pleasing dining, and photo-worthy hiking trails.

When is the best time to visit Solana Beach?

Due to its temperate climate conditions, you won't find a bad time to visit Solana Beach. You can enjoy all outdoor activities, including hiking, during the winter months. Temperatures only drop to around 50 degrees with average temperatures ranging in the 60s.

If you plan to enjoy your vacation on the water, the best time of year to visit is during the summer and early fall, with the months of June through October being the peak tourist season. Unfortunately, this time of year can also bring large crowds and more expensive accommodations. If you are traveling on a budget, you may want to consider the off-season months of the year.

If you want the best rates on accommodations, or you want to travel when tourist crowds are low, spring can be the ideal time. Temperatures still average in the 70s. While the water temperatures may be slightly cooler than in the summer, the temperatures themselves are still tolerable. Try to book later in the spring but before Memorial Day weekend to ensure that you get the best rates.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Solana Beach

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Solana Beach, CA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the most cost effective time period to book in Solana Beach for your upcoming travels.

What are the luxury hotels in Solana, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $205.40

If your tastes trend to more upscale accommodations and higher-end luxuries, you can find what you are looking for at one of the luxury hotels located in the Solana Beach area.

The L'Auberge Del Mar Destination Hotel and Resort, located on Camino Del Mar, can provide you with the amenities and comfort you are looking for to upgrade your stay during your trip to Solana Beach. The hotel is close to Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Children's Cove, and Pacific Beach.

At this five-star hotel, you can enjoy rooms with LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms also feature private balconies, video game consoles, digital programming, and complimentary designer toiletries. Visitors can take advantage of two on-site restaurants, tennis courts, an outdoor pool with spa tub, a sauna, a full-service spa, fitness facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a free area shuttle.

Located on Valencia Circle in Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is another hotel that offers luxury amenities. The hotel rooms offer everything to keep you comfortable during your stay including fireplaces, DVD players, sofa beds, premium bedding, complimentary internet service, and soaking tubs. During your stay, you can take advantage of hotel amenities such as a full-service spa, gardens, spa tub, steam room, sauna, on-site tennis courts, multiple restaurants, fitness facilities, and child care services.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Solana Beach

What are the affordable hotels in Solana Beach, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $146.68

Even if you are traveling with a tight budget, you can still find affordable hotels in Solana Beach that provide you with the amenities you need, comfortable rooms, and desirable locations. The Holiday Inn Express on Villa Cardiff Drive is one affordable option. This hotel is close to many of the popular attractions in the area, including the San Diego Polo Club, Downtown Del Mar, and Torrey Pines State Beach.

Rooms are equipped with refrigerators and flat-screen televisions with satellite programming. You also can enjoy complimentary daily newspapers, Wi-Fi access, and an iPod docking station. Other amenities that guests can enjoy during their stay include a 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, free breakfast each morning of one's stay, express checkout services, and an outdoor pool.

Located only 4 miles from the city on Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas, the Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach features rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and televisions with cable programming. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast newspaper and Wi-Fi. You can also take advantage of the hotel's outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, and available laundry services. The hotel is only a short drive from San Dieguito Heritage Museum, LEGOLAND, and the Del Mar Racetrack.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Solana Beach

2 Star Average Prices: $104.74

What are the best discounts in Solana Beach, CA?

For both government and military workers, both active and retired, the Courtyard by Marriott, located on S Highway 101, offers discounts off the nightly rates. Rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming.

Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, fitness facilities, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool with spa tub, a business center, newsstand, and express check-in and checkout services. The hotel is conveniently located close to many attractions including Black Mountain Open Space Park, Arbolitos Sports Fields, and Old Adobe Fine Art.

Located on Camino Del Mar, the Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is another hotel that offers government and military discounts. The hotel is only a short drive from many of the popular stops in the area including Torrey Highlands, Scripps Beach, and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum.

During your stay, you can enjoy rooms with microwaves, LCD televisions, and complimentary Wi-Fi and cable programming. The hotel also features many amenities to make your stay more enjoyable such as on-site spa services, two outdoor pools with spa tubs, a 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, and an on-site restaurant.

What are the best hotels in Solana Beach, CA?

If you want to find the ideal combination of sought-after amenities, comfortable rooms, a great location, and a reasonable price, many of the best hotels in Solana Beach can accommodate your stay.

Also located on Camino Del Mar, the Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar offers rooms with iPod docking stations, 42-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Rooms also include hair dryers, ironing boards, and coffee and tea makers. You will enjoy the convenient location only a short drive from Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla Cove, and Del Mar Beach.

Guests can take advantage of the outdoor pool with spa tub, picnic areas with gardens, an on-site restaurant to grab breakfast or enjoy a sit-down dinner, express check-in and checkout services, laundry facilities, and a computer station.

Located close to popular sites such as the Del Mar Race track, Children's Cove, and La Jolla Shores, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Del Mar on El Camino Real is another great hotel. The hotel offers an outdoor pool with a spa tub and children's pool, free area shuttle, complimentary Wi-Fi service, an on-site restaurant, and a 24-hour fitness center. Rooms are equipped with LCD televisions with digital programming, pillowtop beds with premium bedding, and complimentary morning newspapers.

What are the best things to see and do in Solana Beach, CA?

You won't experience a shortage of things to see and do in the Solana Beach area. The area is known for its many boutique shops and a range of dining options. Those who want a more relaxing vacation can spend their time at one of the many beaches or parks in the area including Fletcher Cove Park, La Jolla Cove, and Del Mar Beach. Travelers who want a little adventure and excitement can stop by the Del Mar Racetrack or go for a hike along Annie's Canyon Trail. If you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, you can enjoy some California wines at Carruth Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Room.

Whether you want to enjoy the temperate conditions during a day at the beach, or you want to catch a race at the racetrack, you can find something to enjoy in the city of Solana Beach, California. No matter what your budget options or accommodation types may be, you can find the best places to stay for your trip to the Solana Beach area.

FAQs about hotels in Solana Beach

What are the most favored hotels in Solana Beach?

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Fairmont Grand Del Mar and Cardiff by The Sea Lodge are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Solana Beach?

L'auberge Del Mar Destination Hotels & Resorts, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and Fairmont Grand Del Mar are the top 3 luxury hotels near Solana Beach city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Solana Beach?

Winners Circle Resort, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Solana Beach Del Mar, and Courtyard Solana Beach Del Mar are the properties closest to Solana Beach city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Solana Beach cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Solana Beach can be as cheap as $104.74 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Solana Beach cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Solana Beach has been $146.68 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Solana Beach cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Solana Beach has been $205.40 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Solana Beach?

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Cardiff by The Sea Lodge and The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Solana Beach?

Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar, Residence Inn by Marriott Sorrento Mesa and Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Solana Beach?

Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland and Rodeway Inn Encinitas North are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Solana Beach?

BW Premier Hotel Del Mar, Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach and Best Western Carlsbad by The Sea are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Solana Beach?

Holiday Inn Express Sorrento Valley, Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area and Hotel Indigo Del Mar are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Solana Beach

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

"Great Food!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of local restaurants..Such a variety!

Denise K., from 05-Jun-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Solana Beach, CA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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