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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 & Accommodations

Harrah's Resort Southern California in Valley Center
+1-888-690-5247
777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA 92082
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • 11 conference rooms in property
  • Most guests didn't like the smoking area
  • Most guests found the grounds to be nice
From$129
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Welk Resort San Diego - Escondido
+1-888-305-3366
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, CA 92026 ~7.66 miles west of Valley Center
  • 4 star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
From$131
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Tuscany Hills Retreat
+1-800-881-1523
29850 Circle Rway, Escondido, CA 92026 ~7.79 miles west of Valley Center
  • 3-star Golf Course property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Golden Door : 777 Deer Springs Rd.
+1-888-283-3404
777 Deer Springs Rd., San Diego, CA 92069 ~8.44 miles west of Valley Center
  • Midscale hotel
  • Check in: 14:00
Best Western Escondido Hotel - Escondido
+1-866-221-8581
1700 Seven Oakes Rd., Escondido, CA 92026-3308 ~8.76 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 19 suites in property
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Pillows were small
From$92
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Roadway Inn : 250 West El Norte Pkwy.
+1-866-429-5787
250 West El Norte Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026 ~8.87 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 pm
Pala Casino Spa & Resort - Pala
+1-888-690-5281
11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059 ~8.91 miles northwest of Valley Center
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Amazing casino
  • Close to parking areas
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Motel 6 Escondido : 900 North Quince St.
+1-888-690-5247
900 North Quince St., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.57 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Cheap property
  • Check in time: 15:00
Quality Inn Escondido Downtown
+1-888-305-3366
501 West Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.61 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3 star hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Super 8 Escondido
+1-800-881-1523
528 West Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.70 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido : 555 North Centre City Pkwy.
+1-888-283-3404
555 North Centre City Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.74 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown
+1-866-221-8581
515 West Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 ~9.76 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 69 sleeping rooms in hotel
Quality Inn Fallbrook I 15 in Fallbrook
+1-866-429-5787
3135 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028 ~10.40 miles northwest of Valley Center
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Fitness center on property
Springhill Stes Escon Marriott in Escondido
+1-888-690-5281
200 La Terraza Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~10.45 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Escondido
+1-888-690-5247
1250 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029 ~10.50 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
+1-888-305-3366
1290 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92029 ~10.62 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Check-in: 3:00 P.M.
  • Nice TV
  • The majority of guests criticized the small bathroom
From$99
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Motel Mediteran : 2336 South Escondido Blvd.
+1-800-881-1523
2336 South Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~11.31 miles south of Valley Center
  • Economy property
  • Check in time: 1:00
  • The majority of guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Staff very personable and professional
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North / san Marcos - San Marcos
+1-888-283-3404
227 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~11.62 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Midscale property
  • Gym is available on property
Escondido Lodge in Escondido
+1-866-221-8581
2650 Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 ~11.62 miles south of Valley Center
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 44 rooms
Hampton Inn San Marcos Ca
+1-866-429-5787
123 East Carmel St., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~11.69 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Room was clean and comfortable
  • Breakfast is good
From$109
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Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos : 517 San Marcos Blvd.
+1-888-690-5281
517 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~12.09 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Two-star property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Residence Inn by Marriott
+1-888-690-5247
1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~12.55 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Affordable property
  • 112 suites in property
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
La Quinta San Diego Vista by Wyndham in Vista
+1-888-305-3366
630 Sycamore St., Vista, CA 92083 ~13.09 miles west of Valley Center
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Most guests criticized the small bathroom
From$62
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Motel 6 Vista : 330 Mar Vista Dr.
+1-800-881-1523
330 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92083 ~13.36 miles west of Valley Center
  • Low-priced property
  • Check-in: 15:00
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos
+1-888-283-3404
1025 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~14.20 miles southwest of Valley Center
  • Expensive Lake property
  • 22 suites in property
  • Great room
  • Staff was amazing
From$109
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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 should you visit Valley Center, CA?

Valley Center is a perfect place to visit if you need some Vitamin D. The area basks in a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate nearly year-round. The city's climate is downright idyllic. The rainiest months are typically January through March, when it rains five to six days out of the month. Throughout the year, the daytime temperature rarely dips below the upper 60s, though summers can be hot and reach the low 90s in July and August. Plan your trip around these high temperatures if you intend to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Visit Keys Creek Lavender Farm in May and June to see the lavender in full bloom. While you're there, you can also enjoy some yoga in the facility's Zen garden or wander the labyrinth. You can also shop for locally made lavender products in the shop including essential oils, soap, lotion, and crafts made with lavender blossoms.

Check out Bates Nut Farm if you're looking for nuts, homemade fudge, candies, and other gift items. Kids will enjoy interacting with the animals at the petting zoo, while the huge shade trees and open fields make a perfect picnic spot. Fall is prime time to visit, especially for the annual Bates Pumpkin Patch.

Don't miss a chance to visit Valley Center during Memorial Day to experience the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo, Festival, and parade. All proceeds from the weekend-long festivities contribute to scholarships and club donations for Valley Center youth.

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.

What are the best hotels in Valley Center, CA for luxury lovers?

4 Star Average Prices: $217.75

For a luxury guest room or luxury cottage rental on Lake San Marcos, head to Lakehouse Hotel and Resort. Here, you'll also be close to California State University San Marcos, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and the California Center for the Arts.

The Lakehouse Hotel and Resort pampers guests with plush pillowtop beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access, as well as access to the hotel's two outdoor pools, two on-site restaurants, and poolside bar. If you'd prefer to dine in, indulge in the hotel's 24-hour room service at your convenience. If you're traveling with a large party or a family, the pull-out couch in select rooms also allows you to comfortably accommodate everyone for the entire weekend.

Just 15 miles from Valley Center, you can stay in the ultimate luxurious escape at Rancho Bernardo Inn San Diego Golf and Spa Resort. This 4-star luxury resort looks like it belongs on a hillside in Tuscany, perched in a landscape of rolling hills, open terraces, tinkling fountains, and immaculately manicured golf greens. Guests enjoy exceptional views from private patios or balconies in each of the 287 guestrooms.

During your stay at Rancho Bernardo Inn, visit the spa for a massage, put in some time on the golf course, and visit the two outdoor pools. Should you need anything during your stay, contact the concierge at any time, whether you need to confirm the next complimentary shuttle departure or to schedule a meal at one of the resort's two restaurants.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

What are the low-cost hotels near Valley Center, CA?

3 Star Average Prices: $137.20

If you'd like to save money but are also looking for a hotel with character, consider Lazy H Ranch Resort in Valley Center. However, this charming and affordable hotel property only offers nine guest rooms, so be sure to lock in your reservation early. Its intimate size, terrace, and garden make it the perfect venue for a small country wedding reception, easily accomplished thanks to the hotel's wedding services.

Once you settle in, you'll feel like you've come home to your own ranch complete with shady porches overlooking an outdoor pool. Be sure to enjoy a meal or a drink at the Lazy H Resort's characterful bar and lounge. Wind down afterward in your guest room which comes equipped with fridges, free Wi-Fi, and satellite television programming.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

2 Star Average Prices: $99.49

2 Star Hotel Prices in Valley Center

What are the best hotel discounts in Valley Center, CA?

Discount seekers will find excellent reduced rates for AAA members, seniors, and government and military service members at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Escondido Downtown, a hotel that is also convenient to sites like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Ferrara Winery.

This tidy hotel offers lots of inclusive amenities, including an outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, free toiletries, and cable programming, to name a few. Families and business travelers alike will appreciate the free daily breakfast and the convenient on-site restaurant.

What are the best value hotels in Valley Center, CA?

You can count on Best Western Escondido Hotel to deliver a top-notch experience at an excellent value rate. This hotel is an excellent choice for families who are visiting Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park or for those who need a pet-friendly hotel close to Valley Center.

Guests enjoy their own mini fridge, flat-screen television, and free Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as access to an outdoor pool and spa tub. Before you head out to explore Escondido, Valley Center, and San Diego, be sure to fill up your plate and your cup at the complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast served daily.

How can you have family friendly fun in Valley Center, CA?

Valley Center is full of natural wonders, wholesome fun, and outdoor experiences that the whole family will remember for years to come.

Start your Valley Center area vacation at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. This world-class safari experience brings guests face to face with rhinos, antelope, giraffes, and zebras. The park offers guided tours and tram rides that take you up close with big game as you progress through a wild and wonderful natural habitat. For those who dare, the park offers the chance to see rare Sumatran tigers up close at the new Tiger Trail.

Kids and adults alike will also enjoy cuddling or swimming with an otter, feeding a kangaroo, petting a porcupine, or holding an armadillo at Nurtured by Nature, right in Valley Center. If you plan to visit, be sure to book reservations well in advance, as this is an in-demand destination experience can be sold out for months to a year in advance.

Affordable, memorable, convenient, and fun, Valley Center is surely Southern California's best-kept secret. For those who love the beauty of nature, fresh food, and fun experiences, Valley Center should be on your radar.

FAQs about hotels in Valley Center

What are the top reviewed hotels in Valley Center?

Quality Inn Escondido Downtown, Harrah's Resort Southern California and Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County 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 $99.49 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 $137.20 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 $217.75 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?

Quality Inn Escondido Downtown, Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown 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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