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Vista California Hotels & Motels

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The Vista center is around 5 miles north of Carlsbad McClellan Palomar Airport and 5 miles northwest of Old Adobe Fine Art.

Vista Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

La Quinta San Diego Vista 630 Sycamore St., Vista, CA 92083
  • Cheap Highway property
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Amenities are not the best
  • All guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
Towneplace Suites by Marriott : 2201 South Melrose Dr. 2201 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
From$110
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Courtyard San Diego Oceanside 3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 ~3.81 miles west of Vista
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$99
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Oceanside Residence Inn by Marriott in Oceanside
+1-888-283-3404
3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056 ~4.07 miles west of Vista
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Great bathroom
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
From$139
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Hyatt Place - Vista 2645 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 Website
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
Residence Inn by Marriott San Marcos 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~4.83 miles southeast of Vista
  • Affordable hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Excellent amenities
  • Relatively modern hotel
From$107
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Extended Stay America San Diego Oceanside 3190 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 ~4.84 miles west of Vista
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
  • TV needs to be updated
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanside Near Camp Pendleton in Oceanside 3170 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 ~4.88 miles west of Vista
  • 3 star Downtown property
Staybridge Suites Carlsbad - Carlsbad 2735 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009 ~4.92 miles south of Vista
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$105
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Holiday Inn Carlsbad 2725 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009 ~5.01 miles south of Vista
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Overall facility seems somewhat dated
  • Most guests thought the view was good
From$105
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Residence Inn Carlsbad in Carlsbad 2000 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~5.12 miles southwest of Vista
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Airport shuttle available
From$129
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Hampton Inn Carlsbad - Carlsbad 2229 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~5.44 miles south of Vista
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • About half of guests said the bathroom was dirty
  • Very quiet
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad - Carlsbad
+1-866-429-5787
2223 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~5.46 miles south of Vista
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Suite was nice for the family
  • Incredible bar
From$115
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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in San Marcos 1025 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~5.56 miles south of Vista
  • Four star Lake hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • AC needs updating
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
From$109
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Golden Door : 777 Deer Springs Rd. 777 Deer Springs Rd., San Diego, CA 92069 ~5.77 miles east of Vista
  • 3 star hotel
  • 41 rooms in hotel
Days Inn San Marcos 517 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92078 ~5.78 miles southeast of Vista
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Hotel has 85 rooms
Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad in Carlsbad 5835 Owens Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~5.82 miles south of Vista
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 9 suites
  • Lack of continental breakfast
  • Very good business hotel
From$209
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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North / san Marcos - San Marcos 227 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92069 ~6.06 miles southeast of Vista
  • Midscale property
  • 116 rooms in hotel
From$80
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Welk Resort San Diego : 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido, CA 92026 ~6.11 miles east of Vista
  • Expensive Resort hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
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Super 8 Oceanside Marty`s Valley Inn 3240 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058 ~6.14 miles west of Vista
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.19 miles southwest of Vista
  • 4 star Beach property
  • 15 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
  • Top-notch gym
From$189
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Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Carlsbad in Carlsbad 1929 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad, CA 92011 ~6.22 miles southwest of Vista
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Access to gym on-site
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Rodeway Inn Legoland 3570 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.33 miles west of Vista
  • Low-priced Beach property
  • Check in: 2:00PM
From$53
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites : 3666 Pio Pico Dr. 3666 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.33 miles west of Vista
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in: 11:00
Days Inn Carlsbad : 3700 Pio Pico Dr. 3700 Pio Pico Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 ~6.34 miles west of Vista
  • Mid-scale hotel
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'There comes a time when you've gotta make choices, choice that will change the course of your life forever. It doesn't matter how small a town you live in, that time will always come!'

Dave Roberts, former manager of LA Dodgers, said this in one of his newspaper columns while elaborating on the difficulties that one faces in professional life. Born and schooled in Vista, CA, Roberts' thought process that defined his career and the success of his team seems to have been, in part at least, shaped by the time he spent in humble surroundings of Vista. 

But Vista of today is not so humble in its outlook. Matching other neighboring cities in Southern California, Vista has shed its old skin of being a city that took no pleasures in flaunting, while donning the new and confident avatar of being a city that embraces newer things and people quite heartily. 

The history of Vista goes back over 120 years, when the first USPS office was set up here in order to expedite the delivery of letters from the East Coast to the West Coast of America. That one little development somehow escalated into frenzied activity, finally resulting into the founding of Vista as we know it today. 

Apart from being a city of laidback life, Vista is also famous for its relatively cheaper real estate prices and a host of attractions that abound in and around the city. So, our only urge to the readers who see themselves visiting Vista sooner rather than later would be give it a good thought and finalize some plans. 

Living Cheap in Vista

It is indeed possible to find and avail cheap accommodation in Vista. On account of not being a huge metropolis (population of Vista is just in excess of 100,000), there are few hotels in Vista that tourists can get their hands on, meaning that even fewer choices of cheap hotels can be looked at.

The reason to emphasize the importance of staying at one of many cheap hotels here is quite simple. If you are going to stay for a week or more, you would obviously stand to save a lot of cash due to lower tariffs offered by these options, cash that come in handy while exploring the city, or even for consolidating the future touring budget of your plans! 

Vista B&B is the first name that pops up in this context. It is a fairly standard budget hotel that bears no pretences while coming across more as a semi-luxury resort than as a budget hotel. All in all it can be a very safe and dependable choice. 

Casa Blanca Resort, famous for the panoramic views of the region observable from its rooms, is also an option worth probing. 

Extravagant Luxury Resorts in Vista 

California is typically well-known for its extravagance. It's no wonder then that the hospitality industry bigwigs do not let even one chance pass by where they can put their best facilities on display for everyone to see. 

That's why, in many Californian cities of reasonable repute as either a business center or a tourism hub, it is quite customary to be able to find luxury resorts run by these global corporations. Vista, to that rule, is no exception at all. 

Hyatt Place Vista is an unavoidable mention in this category, simply because it fuses the best that Hyatt has to offer with the best Vista as a city has to offer. Comfortable and lavish suites coupled with warm, heartfelt reception means that no guest checking out of this hotel is ever dissatisfied with the services extended to them! 

TownePlace SD Vista can stake a tough challenge for Hyatt Place. The only problem is that this particular property is closer to San Diego than it is to Vista. But apart from that one chink in its armour, things look quite rosy from one of the tall windows of a presidential suite here! That should wrap things up for luxury Vista hotels. 

Must See Places and Must Do Things in Vista

Vista has a varied set of attractions that all tourists of numerous interests and ideas of sightseeing will find something to pick from. 

The biggest of them all, however, is a rather unassuming place. Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is an archetypal ranch in Vista where tourists can get to live the life on ranch at nominal per person fees. From learning more about cattle and tough life that one usually encounters on ranches to riding ponies and horses around the limitless expanses of land, everything that you can find at this ranch is thrilling. The ranch is owned and operated by the City of Vista. 

 Culture vultures can check out what's playing at the famous Avo Playhouse, a prominent indoor theater where the best of acts from around the United States are hosted every once in a while. 

Finally, on a more fun note for kids, there is a small-sized water park situated just outside the city limits of Vista. It opens in May and closes in August/September, more through poor availability of water than anything. 

Hotels Near Vista Airport 

The nearest international airport that tourists coming in from overseas usually choose while visiting Vista is the San Diego Int. Airport. Its distance from Vista, at about 35 miles, is fairly long, forcing tourists to abandon the idea of looking for Vista hotels that are easily accessible from the airport itself. 

While this isn't exactly impossible, it would still mean that you would be staying at a San Diego hotel, instead of a Vista hotel. 

Best Time to Visit Vista 

While Vista has a fairly stable weather pattern around the year, the best time to visit Vista is during the months of May and June. 

During these months, insanely high prices put up by hotels in Vista notwithstanding,a combination of excellent weather and various art, food and cultural festivals being organized around the city comes to the fore, allowing tourists to make the most of their visit to Vista. 

Verified reviews of the city of Vista

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

"Leo Carrillo ranch"
Score 5.0 / 5

We enjoyed visiting the Leo Carrillo ranch. And we enjoyed its location nearother fun places including the ocean and the San Diego Botanical Gardens.

Marilyn W., from 07-Nov-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Vista, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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