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Valley Center California Hotels & Motels

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The Valley Center center point is about 8 miles southeast of Pala Casino and 9 miles west of Palomar Observatory.

Some might call Valley Center a hellhole. This most certainly sounds harsh, but it would just be the locals' funny nod to one of this Southern California city's most notable attractions: Hellhole Canyon Preserve. In truth, and all joking aside, Valley Center is a sunny, family-friendly town in San Diego County that over 9,000 residents call home, and Hellhole Canyon Preserve is a great escape for those who love to hike. More from this guide...

Valley Center Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Harrah's Resort Southern California
+1-888-389-4121
777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 21 floors
  • Average dining experience
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
From$129
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Welk Resort San Diego in Escondido
+1-888-675-2083
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, CA 92026 ~7.66 miles west of Valley Center
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • 714 suites in property
From$131
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Tuscany Hills Retreat : 29850 Circle Rway
+1-800-716-8490
29850 Circle Rway, Escondido, CA 92026 ~7.79 miles west of Valley Center
  • 3 star Golf Course hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$69
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Golden Door : 777 Deer Springs Rd.
+1-800-805-5223
777 Deer Springs Rd., San Diego, CA 92069 ~8.44 miles west of Valley Center
  • Midscale property
  • 41 rooms in property
From$80
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Best Western Escondido Hotel - Escondido
+1-888-965-1860
1700 Seven Oakes Rd., Escondido, CA 92026 ~8.76 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00
  • Spacious rooms
  • Standard TV
From$92
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Roadway Inn in Escondido
+1-888-788-5576
250 West El Norte Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026 ~8.87 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
From$60
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Pala Casino Spa & Resort in Pala
+1-888-897-9207
11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 ~8.91 miles northwest of Valley Center
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • 10 floors in property
  • Rooms are outstanding
  • They have a Jacuzzi
From$109
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Motel 6 Escondido Ca #1047
+1-888-311-4278
900 North Quince St., ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA 92025 ~9.53 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low priced hotel
From$60
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Quality Inn Escondido Downtown : 501 West Mission Ave.
+1-888-469-4795
501 West Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.59 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3-star hotel
  • 82 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
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Super 8 Escondido
+1-888-734-9421
528 West Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.70 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
From$60
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido in Escondido
+1-888-841-5292
555 North Centre City Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.74 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown : 515 West Washington Ave.
+1-888-455-5160
515 West Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.76 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low priced Highway property
  • Free breakfast
From$51
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Quality Inn Fallbrook I 15 : 3135 Old Highway 395
+1-888-965-8297
3135 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028 ~10.40 miles northwest of Valley Center
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See policy
From$53
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Springhill Stes Escon Marriott - Escondido
+1-888-906-6358
200 La Terraza Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~10.45 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in time: 16:00
From$90
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Escondido
+1-888-749-6785
1250 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029 ~10.50 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 84 rooms in property
From$81
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Comfort Inn - Escondido
+1-888-878-9982
1290 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029 ~10.65 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 P.M.
From$80
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Motel Mediteran
+1-888-389-4485
2336 South Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~11.31 miles south of Valley Center
  • Economical hotel
  • 37 rooms in property
  • Hotel staff was wonderful
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
From$50
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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North / san Marcos : 227 West San Marcos Blvd.
+1-888-389-4121
227 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~11.62 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 31 suites in hotel
From$80
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Escondido Lodge : 2650 Escondido Blvd.
+1-888-675-2083
2650 Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~11.62 miles south of Valley Center
  • Midscale hotel
  • 44 rooms in hotel
From$90
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Hampton Inn San Marcos : 123 East Carmel St.
+1-800-716-8490
123 East Carmel St., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~11.69 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$89
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos in San Marcos
+1-800-805-5223
517 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~12.09 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Cheap Highway property
  • Hotel has 8 suites
From$70
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Residence Inn by Marriott - San Marcos
+1-888-965-1860
1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~12.55 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Mid-scale property
  • 112 rooms in hotel
From$109
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La Quinta San Diego Vista by Wyndham
+1-888-788-5576
630 Sycamore St., Vista, CA 92083 ~13.09 miles west of Valley Center
  • Low-priced Highway property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • All guests complained about the elevator
  • Almost all guests thought it was rather dirty
From$62
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Motel 6 Vista Ca #4821
+1-888-897-9207
330 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CALIFORNIA 92083 ~13.37 miles west of Valley Center
  • Economy property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
From$60
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Ayres Hotel Vista Carlsbad in Vista
+1-888-311-4278
2100 Radiance Way, Vista, CA 92081 ~13.58 miles west of Valley Center
  • 3 star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$90
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This nature preserve spans over 1,900 acres and offers 13.5 miles of hiking, from moderate to more advanced trails. It's just one of the natural wonders and striking landscapes that have drawn residents and visitors to Valley Center for years. Start your visit by discovering relics from the area's frontier past at the Valley Center History Museum at the Valley Center Library, including a historic stagecoach that dates to 1848. The museum also has celebrity memorabilia from the likes of John Wayne and Fred Astaire, each of whom visited the area over the years.

The Valley Center History Museum also features a stuffed California Grizzly Bear. The largest bear ever killed in recorded history, weighing in at 2,200 pounds, was reportedly captured in the area. Thanks to this notorious event, the community initially took the name Bear Valley before undergoing a few name changes and finally settling on Valley Center in 1887.

Valley Center has managed to retain its welcoming rural character over the years, and it's economy remains largely centered around farming crops like avocados, citrus fruit, nuts, and lavender. It's no wonder you'll find some of the freshest produce around in Valley Center. For example, at the Bar 2 Ranch, you can stop into the fruit stand to pick up a bucket and then head off into the orchards to pluck your own persimmons. It doesn't get fresher than that!

In recent decades two major casinos have sprung up in and around Valley Center. Harrah's Rincon and Valley View have introduced exciting new nightlife, entertainment, and dining options to the area. Valley View Casino and Hotel is a destination that offers 2,000 slot machines, numerous table games, and 6 distinct restaurants, while Harrah's Resort Southern California brings a bit of Vegas to Southern California with a sleek outdoor pool area and Vegas-style gaming and dining.

Other attractions have sprung up around the casinos as businesses in Valley Center and the surrounding communities have made strides to publicize the area's natural beauty, agricultural tourism programs, and family friendly experiences.

Stone Brewing is a booming world-class brewery located in Escondido which hosts many popular beer-centric events in its one-acre outdoor garden. The brewery offers 32 rotating taps and over 100 bottled craft beers to enjoy. For wine lovers, numerous local vineyards serve up excellent wines under spreading oak trees, such as Triple B Ranches, or Hill Top Winery in Valley Center which also serves brunch and lunch.

Whether you want to hit the tables at the casino, relax at a winery, visit an orchard, or just reconnect with nature, you can do it all in and around Valley Center, California.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Valley Center, California?

Valley Center, California, is famous for being the place where the largest California grizzly bear was captured. This happened in 1866 when a bear weighing 2,200 pounds was killed in Lovette House — a site that has now been demolished.

You will find a warm-summer Mediterranean climate when visiting Valley Center, making it a great place to explore during the warmer months. The town and its surrounding area are brimming with agriculture. Here, farmers grow oranges, lemon, and avocados, as well as the sweet-smelling lavender flower.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Valley Center

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Valley Center, CA. Analyze these charts to calculate the cheapest dates to make a reservation in Valley Center for any future trips.

Which Are the Luxury Hotels in Valley Center, California?

4 Star Average Prices: $218.94

Located 29.74 miles southwest of Valley Center, California, Luxury Beachfront Estate & Private Beach is one of the upscale accommodations you should consider when next you're visiting. This luxury hotel is one minute from Windansea Beach and a seven-minute drive from La Jolla Cove. Mission Beach is 3.9 miles away, and Mission Bay is 4.1 miles away from this posh property.

Indulge yourself while staying here, as rooms come with all modern amenities such as premium bedding; some of the guestrooms even come with private pools.

Another luxury option is Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton. Situated 37.68 miles south of Valley Center, this deluxe hotel is a 4-minute walk from Coronado Beach and a 3-minute drive from San Diego Coronado Bridge. Petco Park is 5 miles away, and San Diego City College is 5.2 miles away. The rooms here come with LCD televisions and premium bedding, as well as sofa beds. On-site, there is a full-service spa where you can get massages, facials, and body treatments. There are also three outdoor swimming pools, three spa tubs, and a 24-hour fitness center.

From its elegant design and inspired essentials, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel that merits its inclusion in this list. Located 17.8 miles southwest of Valley Center, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from San Diego Polo Fields and Del Mar Horse Park. It is also 6.2 miles from Del Mar Racetrack and 6.5 miles from Del Mar Fairgrounds. At Rancho Valencia, you can take advantage of their full-service spa, two swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a sauna. There are two restaurants on-site, and 24-hour room service is available.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

Which Are the Affordable Hotel Options Near Valley Center, California?

3 Star Average Prices: $127.53

Found Hotel San Diego is an affordable accommodation you should check out when you visit Valley Center, California. This hotel is 34.56 miles south of the town, in Little Italy. Balboa Park and Waterfront Park are a 10-minute walk from this hotel. What's more, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is 0.6 miles away, while Port San Diego is one mile away. The rooms at this property all have air conditioning and flat-screen televisions. You will also find a terrace and a garden on-site.

Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos is another affordable option, and it is located 34.56 south of Valley Center. All the rooms at this hotel have air conditioning, and they come with refrigerators and microwaves. There is an outdoor pool on-site, too.

Staying at this hotel will put you near some landmarks. Twin Oaks Golf Club and Palomar College are a 10-minute drive from Days Inn. From this hotel, you will be within 9.5 miles of Carlsbad Premium Outlets and 10.6 miles of Legoland California.
Motel 6 Carlsbad East also offers friendly rates. Located around Oceanside Lake, this lodge is a 15-minute drive from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Legoland California is 9.5 miles away, and the Flower Fields of Carlsbad is 5.9 miles away. There's an outdoor pool on-site for guests who want to make a splash.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

2 Star Average Prices: $96.85

2 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

Which Hotels Offer Some of the Best Discounts in Valley Center, California?

For the best discounts, try Paradise Point Resort & Spa, which sits 32.53 miles south of Valley Center. This hotel is a few hundred meters from Mission Bay and a 4-minute drive from Belmont Park. Also, the resort is1.3 miles from SeaWorld and 2.4 miles from Ocean Beach Park. The rooms here are equipped with refrigerators, LCD televisions, and private patios. There is a spa on-site for unwinding, or you can relax in one of the five outdoor swimming pools available.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Elsinore offers excellent price reductions, too. The hotel is located 34.17 miles northwest of Valley Center, and it is a 15-minute drive from Lake Elsinore City Hall and Menifee Lakes Golf Course. From this hotel, Old Town Temecula Community Theater is 15.3 miles away, and Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course is 18 miles away. The rooms at Holiday Inn all come with air conditioning and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and even iPod docking stations are available. You'll also have access to an indoor pool on-site and a fitness center to work out in.

The discounts Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside offers are some of the best in the city. Sited 35.42 miles south of Valley Center, the hotel is a 3-minute drive from Shelter Island and 9 minutes from the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The distances from this hotel to Ocean Beach Park and Old Town San Diego State Park are 2.8 and 3 miles, respectively. Amenities at Holiday Inn include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There is a hotel restaurant on-site, and room service is available during certain hours.

It's always gratifying to find hotels that offer military discounts as a way of recognizing the contributions of our service members. And you will find a number of these in Valley Center. Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach is a typical example. Located 18.69 miles southwest of Valley Center, California, this affordable hotel is a 3-minute drive away from Moonlight State Beach and nine minutes away from Del Mar Racetrack. From Days Inn, the Flower Fields of Carlsbad is 6.1 miles away, and Carlsbad Premium Outlets is 6.2 miles away.

The rooms at this hotel all come with air conditioning, refrigerators, and microwaves. There is an outdoor pool on the property as well as a terrace for you to enjoy the view.

Monarch Beach Resort is a luxury accommodation that also offers military discounts. Found 42.87 miles from Valley Center, this hotel is a 15-minute drive from Mission San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor. The resort is also 6.9 miles from Main Beach Park and 3.3 miles from Doheny State Beach. All the rooms at this hotel come with smart televisions and private balconies or patios. You will also find a full-service spa, a golf course, and a private beach here. In addition, there are six restaurants on-site in case you're hungry.

Which Hotels Are Most Popular in Valley Center, California?

Guests have said good things about Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Spa & Golf Club. Located 16.41 miles west of Valley Center, California, this hotel has been described as an "awesome place" with "beautiful architecture" and "nice for romantic trips." Park Hyatt is a 10-minute drive from the Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Carlsbad State Beach. Staying at this hotel will place you 4.4 miles from Legoland California and 6.5 miles from Moonlight State Beach. You will find a spa, two outdoor swimming pools, and a golf course on-site. There are also three restaurants and a cafeteria on the property.

Pendry San Diego is another hotel that has earned rave reviews from guests. Sited 35.55 miles south of Valley Center, this hotel is a 3-minute walk from Petco Park and 7 minutes from the San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village is 1 mile, and the USS Midway Museum is 1.4 miles from this hotel. While on the premises of this lovely hotel, take advantage of their spa, outdoor pool, and 24-hour fitness center. Their rooms all come with minibars and flat-screen televisions. The pillowtop beds here come with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets.

Pala Casino Spa and Resort is an affordable accommodation that has also been praised a lot by past guests. Guests have described it as "stylish" with a "friendly atmosphere" and "awesome for families." This hotel is located 10.41 miles north of Valley Center.

Pala Casino is a 15-minute drive from Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course and Redhawk Golf Course. Old Town Temecula Community Theater is 11.6 miles away, and Ponte Winery is 15.6 miles away. The rooms here all come with air conditioning, separate showers, and bathtubs in the private bathrooms. There are five outdoor swimming pools, two spa tubs, and a spa on-site.

What to Do in Valley Center, California?

There are many exciting things you can do during your trip to Valley Center, California. You can head to the Nurtured by Nature spot where you can see otters and sloths. Go for a walk at the Deer Park Monastery or roam around the Wilderness Gardens Preserve. There is Stanley Peak for the view and Belle Marie Winery for a day of wine tasting.

FAQs about hotels in Valley Center

What are the most favored hotels in Valley Center?

Harrah's Resort Southern California, Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North and Residence Inn by Marriott are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Valley Center?

Welk Resort San Diego, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort and Pala Mesa Resort are the top 3 luxury hotels near Valley Center city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Valley Center?

Harrah's Resort Southern California, Welk Resort San Diego, and Tuscany Hills Retreat are the properties closest to Valley Center city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Valley Center cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Valley Center can be as cheap as $96.85 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Valley Center cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Valley Center has been $127.53 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Valley Center cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Valley Center has been $218.94 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Valley Center?

Harrah's Resort Southern California, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort and Rancho Bernardo Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Valley Center?

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

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Valley Center?

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fallbrook and Quality Inn Fallbrook I 15 are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Valley Center?

Staybridge Suites Carlsbad, Holiday Inn Carlsbad and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Escondido are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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