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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.

"Why Are People Traveling to Solana Beach, CA?"

Solana Beach, California, is a coastal city just outside of San Diego that has been named Southern California's friendliest beach town. Golden beaches, towering bluffs, beautiful parks, and some of the most renowned arts and music venues in the region welcome visitors from all walks of life. People travel here in search of both mellow, relaxing weekends and exciting, outdoor recreation opportunities. Those who live here appreciate the slower lifestyle that rules the 4 square miles that make up Solana Beach. More from this guide...

Solana Beach Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Winners Circle Resort in Solana Beach
+1-888-389-4121
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
From$160
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Solana Beach Del Mar
+1-888-675-2083
621 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Two-star Beach property
  • 3 floors in property
Courtyard Solana Beach Del Mar in Solana Beach
+1-800-716-8490
717 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$149
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Hilton San Diego Del Mar : 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
+1-800-805-5223
15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~1.22 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Four star Beach property
  • Hotel has a green policy Read more
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Easily accessible by car and close to the beach
From$125
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Cardiff by The Sea Lodge
+1-888-965-1860
142 Chesterfield Dr., San Diego, CA 92007 ~2.14 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$90
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Del Mar Motel on the Beach
+1-888-788-5576
1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014 ~2.39 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Cheap Beach property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Inexpensive meals
  • AC needs updating
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas Cardiff Beach
+1-888-897-9207
1661 Villa Cardiff Dr., Encinitas, CA 92007 ~2.40 miles north of Solana Beach
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
L'auberge Del Mar Destination Hotels & Resorts
+1-888-311-4278
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~2.46 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Luxurious Five Star Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Beach contemporary
  • Friendly service
From$269
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Morgan Run Resort in Rancho Santa Fe
+1-888-469-4795
5690 Cancha De Golf, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 ~2.73 miles east of Solana Beach
  • 3 star Resort hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • About half of guests thought the building was acceptable
  • Friendly atmosphere
BW Premier Hotel Del Mar in Del Mar
+1-888-734-9421
720 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~3.10 miles south of Solana Beach
  • 3-star Resort property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
  • Average sized rooms
  • Conventional furniture
From$99
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Hotel Indigo Del Mar
+1-888-841-5292
710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 ~3.16 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • 94 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$116
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Twelve Senses Retreat
+1-888-455-5160
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
+1-888-965-8297
5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ~3.38 miles east of Solana Beach
  • Expensive Resort hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Rather comfortable
  • Excellent amenities
From$156
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Days Inn Encinitas Moonlight Beach
+1-888-906-6358
133 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.05 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Cheap Beach property
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • Friendly service
  • Great location
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Rancho Santa Fe
+1-888-749-6785
5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ~4.11 miles east of Solana Beach
  • Luxurious 5 Star hotel
  • Gym is available on property
From$250
Excellent 5.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
+1-888-878-9982
85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.17 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 30 suites in property
From$105
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
San Diego Marriott Del Mar - San Diego
+1-888-389-4485
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.28 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Four-star Highway property
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
  • Restaurant food was outstanding, very unique
  • Every guests reviewed thought it was clean
Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar
+1-888-389-4121
3525 Valley Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.31 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Affordable property
  • 118 suites in property
From$90
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Doubletree by Hilton San Diego Del Mar in San Diego
+1-888-675-2083
11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.33 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 10 meeting rooms
From$129
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Hampton Inn San Diego Del Mar
+1-800-716-8490
11920 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 ~4.35 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$126
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach : 410 North Coast Highway 101
+1-800-805-5223
410 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 ~4.86 miles northwest of Solana Beach
  • Inexpensive property
  • Free breakfast
Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland - Encinitas
+1-888-965-1860
607 Leucadia Blv, Encinitas, CA 92024 Website ~5.15 miles north of Solana Beach
  • 2 star Beach hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Good location
  • Furniture needs more attention
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
+1-888-788-5576
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.17 miles southeast of Solana Beach
  • Luxury 5 star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
From$275
Excellent 5.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego / Del Mar in San Diego
+1-888-897-9207
3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.68 miles south of Solana Beach
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Breakfast prices were ok, according to 60%
  • Accessible parking
From$149
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Del Mar - San Diego
+1-888-311-4278
11025 Vista Sorrento Pkwy., San Diego, CA 92130 ~5.71 miles south of Solana Beach
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 120 rooms in hotel
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Complimentary evening meal
From$80
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Whether you're looking to hit the beach and enjoy the ocean or spend some time in town, there's a little something for everyone in Solana. The Cedros Design District has 85 one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. If you get hungry while you're shopping, you will find a variety of small, personalized wineries, breweries, and craft food establishments on Cedros Avenue, as well. You're always only a short walk away from the Pacific Ocean where you can jump in to escape the heat of the day, or sit cliffside to watch the setting sun, a beautiful backdrop for surfers catching their last rides of the day.

What Season Is Best in Solana Beach, CA?

Based on the tourism reports, the best time to visit Solana Beach, California, for warm-weather activities is from early June to mid-October. The area is more temperate than most, making the year-long temperature quite enjoyable, but its warmest months are August and September. With low chances of precipitation all year round, but especially in the summer months, this is your best opportunity to enjoy warm weather and outdoor activities.

Late fall through winter is easily the best time to find great deals. From October through February, fewer tourists visit Solana Beach due to the weather. With the exception of the holidays, this would be your best time for bargains. Due to the moderate temperature, most outdoor activities are still an option for visits during colder weather. Local hiking trails, farmers markets, and beaches don't close in the winter months. With the proper gear and determination, you can still enjoy water sports among the waves, or you can choose to enjoy the beauty of the ocean from the sandy shoreline.

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 Some Top Hotels in Solana Beach, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $192.41

Located in the heart of Del Mar, one of Southern California's most picturesque coastal villages, is the luxurious L'Auberge Del Mar. Stay in an estate-style guest room or suite with pillowtop beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, and a private balcony or patio overlooking a village, garden, or coastal view. During your stay, pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Don't forget to appreciate the recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, seasonal beach valet, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 1 mile, or you can choose to borrow an Electra Beach Cruiser to ride along the Coast to Crest trail.

The Winner's Circle Resort's convenient location allows you to relax and rejuvenate before you begin exploring the Solana Beach area. Vacation in comfort in your choice of a large one- or two-bedroom suite with a fully stocked kitchenette including a refrigerator, range top, cooking equipment, and a microwave. At the Winner's Circle, there are plenty of activities and amenities for you to enjoy during your stay. Spend time outside on the lighted tennis courts, in the heated outdoor pool, and soaking in the hot tub. Meanwhile, the clubhouse offers you plenty of indoor fun, as well. Play a game on the pool table, ping-pong table, or watch the big game or a movie on the large-screen TV. If you're looking to spend the night in, you can prepare dinner in your kitchen, or feel free to cook up some hamburgers and hot dogs on the barbecue grilles or stop by one of the two on-site restaurants.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Solana Beach

What Are the Best Budget Hotels in Solana Beach, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $145.76

The Rodeway in Encinitas is a solid deal and a simple stay. This property is located just north of Solana Beach, and is within a 15-minute drive of Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Moonlight State Beach, Legoland California, and the Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Ride the Coaster, a commuter rail system, from Encinitas Station down the coast to Solana Beach Station to head into town, or you can call a quick Uber to drop you off exactly where you're looking to go.

If 15 minutes south of Solana Beach, and closer to San Diego, is more up your alley, then Residence Inn San Diego Del Mar might be the budget hotel for you. Make yourself at home in an air-conditioned room featuring a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, freezer, and stovetop. Your bed comes with premium bedding, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds so you can squeeze that extra traveler in there with you. Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free grocery shopping service, and complimentary evening socials offering food and drinks for guests are just some of the amenities the Residence Inn has to offer.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Solana Beach

2 Star Average Prices: $98.84

Which Hotels Offer the Best Discounts in Solana Beach, CA?

If you're a AAA member, you can expect up to 5% off at Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Del Mar/Solana Beach. Located right off the Historic Pacific Coast Highway, this Courtyard Marriott boasts a central location near a variety of attractions including the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Belly Up Tavern in the Cedros Avenue Design District, the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack, and Fletcher Cove Beach & Family Park. While at the hotel, you can enjoy amenities including an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. In the mornings, breakfast and Starbucks coffee are served at The Bistro, and in the evening, you can relax by the outdoor fireplace over handcrafted cocktails, local craft brews, and seasonal dinner options.

At the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla, active and retired military personnel and their families can experience exclusive savings. From the time you check in at 4 p.m. until you check out, you will enjoy great amenities. All rooms are spacious suites featuring a private bedroom and bathroom as well as a separate living area with a sleeper sofa, a refrigerator, a microwave, a wet bar, and a large dining area. The suites are equipped with two televisions, wireless high-speed internet access, and a coffee maker with the appropriate supplies. Furthermore, all rates include a complimentary buffet and cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour evening reception for all guests featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. During your stay, you will earn the use of the newly renovated fitness room featuring Precor equipment with individual TV screens, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor sundeck, and a whirlpool spa. One of the best aspects of this hotel is that it has won multiple awards for its green initiatives.

Where Can You Find the Best Value Hotels in Solana Beach, CA?

Due to its location, The Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach - Del Mar hotel provides convenient access to the laid back town of Solana Beach, as well as the bustle of San Diego's attractions. For a great price, you're sandwiched between the well-known Cedros Avenue and the coast. Make yourself at home in an air-conditioned room featuring a private balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen television with cable programming. Utilize the free breakfast, fitness facilities, and outdoor pool while on-site, but be sure to venture out to North Seascape Surf Park, Del Mar Racetrack, SeaWorld San Diego, or the San Diego Zoo.

What Are Some of the Best Coastal Spots in Solana Beach, CA?

If you're looking to explore the ocean during your stay, head over to Tide Beach Park for an unforgettable experience. The park is known for its large reef, or “Table Tops,” and the beautiful tide pools located at the park's northern border. It is a wonderful location for a curious child or for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.

Fletcher Cove is conveniently located near the train station and has ample public parking opportunities, yet it ironically lacks the crowd that some of the more southern beaches attract. The dramatic bluffs that flank the sandy beach area make for an idyllic location to take a stroll. Climb the stairs that line the coast to explore the caves carved into the cliffs by the pounding surf.

If you're looking to do some surfing, head to the northern tip of Solana Beach. Seaside is an excellent surf spot located at Cardiff State Beach. If you need to rent some gear, or if you need some surf lessons to get started, look no further than Progressive Surf Academy.

Come be a local in the charming seaside community of Solana Beach, California. With the town's 1.7 miles of gorgeous coastline for swimming and surfing, you are sure to spend a majority of your days here either in the ocean or adoring it. This city is truly a favorite destination for those looking to enjoy the beach, eclectic shops, great dining, golfing, nightlife, and nearby hiking. Don't miss out on your opportunity to visit this vibrant community.

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 $98.84 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 $145.76 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 $192.41 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, Hotel Indigo Del Mar and Staybridge Suites Sorrento Mesa 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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