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Rodeway Inn - Encinitas
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Alaska
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74 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Quaint older hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

The Ocean Inn is an older motor lodge near the Carlsbad state beach. The people are friendly, the rooms clean, and everything well maintained. The beds and pillows are hard and the units somewhat noisy due to the cars parking outside your window-bottom floor problem only. I had to give the place an average rating because the place is average. However, it is also somewhat charming and reminded me of travels with my parents as a kid.
I would recommend this little spot to a friend-because of its value, cleanliness and staff friendliness

Room Tip: second floor will be quieter
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

I stayed two weeks in the hotel and had a great time. I enjoyed most that everybody was really frienldy. They had always time for a chat and you could also ask everything and get tips for the surrounding area.
The rooms were clean, had free wifi, refrigerator and a microwave. If you don't look for something luxory you will be happy.
I had a room at the back and so it was very quite. I didn't hear the trains and the street in the night - I'm als not sure if the trains really run during the night.
If you have a car, you have plenty of restaurants within a 2 minutes drive in Encinitas. There are also many shops around and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets are only 15 minutes away. San Diego is a 30 minutes drive away. You can walk to a beach - but be aware that you can't use the beach at high tide and that you have to walk down a few steps. There are many other beaches around at the whole coast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Very easy to locate, quiet, easy to get around. We looked around the area abit but in the end decided on Ocean Inn. Rates offered was the best, my family of 4 stayed there for 5 days. The office person Victor is really a very nice guy. He told us places of interest to go, deals, always greeting with a friendly smile and gesture, ready to help. The room was great, everything was working as it should. There was air conditioning as well as a ceiling fan. Overall, highly recommended.

Room Tip: We like the upstair unit.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Aspen, Colorado
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

The Ocean Inn was perfect for our quick stay in Encinitas. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, was walking distance to great restaurants, and we could walk to the beach and the local farmers market. Victor and his wife run a great hotel. They are very hospitable, friendly and very knowledgeable of the local area, not to mention great to have a laugh with. We would definitely stop by again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

There is nothing special about this place. Its your basic hotel room. Shower is smal, ifyour planning on staying here bring your own soap and whatever you use to shower. Tv did not work in my room. Lights next to bed didnt work, no ceiling fan like they said, ac in room was very very dirty on the inside! Breakfast is the danish packages you would get at a bulk store (sams club, costco) toast orange juice and coffee not such a great breakfast. Beach is awesome to see from above but not fun to walk down tge long path with surfers and there boards in the way. Beach is really rocky in some areas. But hotel is about 11miles from ocean side. Ive never stayed in a hotel like this before and i personally hope i never do again. If your used to staying in 5 star hotels you will hate this.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Portland, OR
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is a great place to stay if you are OK with simple accommodations. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and the room was very clean. But the towels and pillows were not luxury. And the breakfast I would skip. But if you bring your own pillow, and are OK with simple, then this is your place.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Pinon Hills, California
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

I like good deals. So this hotel was in the right place and the price was right too.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank Rebecca K
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Property: Rodeway Inn - Encinitas
Address: 1444 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Formerly Ocean Inn Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn - Encinitas 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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