Kate Stanton Inn

1904 Leucadia Scenic Court , Encinitas, CA 92024 USA (Show map)


A rare combination of Baja-style relaxed living and the graciousness and charm of New England, The Kate Stanton Inn opens its doors to guests who seek casual elegance in their travels. Situated between the Interstate 5 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway (old 101), the Inn sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Batiquitos Lagoon in North San Diego County, within walking distance from Carlsbad State beach. Our Inn offers bright, beautifully appointed guest rooms and an open floor plan. Relax, with the morning paper or evening brandy, in our family room, furnished in rich leather, warm woods, and a fire burning brightly on chilly evenings. Or enjoy afternoon tea or wine and cheese in our sunny living room, furnished in soothing pastels. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room, or, for a more intimate gathering, around the kitchen counter, chatting with the innkeeper. In spring and summer, meals and refreshments can be enjoyed on your private patio or balcony.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

I love staying here

5 on March 12, 2016

I often come down to visit my daughter in Encinitas, and am so happy to have found such a wonderful place to stay in that area, It's practically a destination in itself. I love the intimacy, comforts, and beauty of the home. The innkeepers also happen to be very warm and accomodating. I will stay here often! K. McCorkle, Alamo, CA

Made Our Trip!

5 on March 09, 2016

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at this wonderful Inn. We have both stayed at other Inns in the past, but this one was by far the best! We loved getting to know Carol and Liz and they made us feel right at home. Staying here really made our trip so much for enjoyable. The breakfasts are amazing; better than a restaurant! There were so many thoughtful things that they offered us, such as a glass of wine upon our arrival, beach chairs and towels, and even a snack for our long plane ride home. We will definitely be staying here the next time we visit the area!

Just outstanding!

5 on August 13, 2015

We found our stay to be relaxing, comfortable, and delicious. Our hosts had excellent suggestions of things to do, and they were well equipped for whatever outing the guests wanted. Meal conversations were interesting and lively. All effort was made for a welcoming visit, and we were so happy with our selection to celebrate our anniversary.

A wonderful getaway

5 on August 10, 2015

My husband and I had a really wonderful weekend being pampered at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol were gracious hosts and anticipated, and took care of, our every need without us even having to ask. The breakfasts both morning were delicious and Liz made sure to cater them to our tastes. She offered us wine and appetizers in the afternoon, and we had a great time sitting at the kitchen counter talking with her and the other guests. Liz's house is just beautiful and the garden, with its view of the water, is a tranquil place to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee. I really can't say enough about what a gem the Kate Stanton Inn is. We will definitely be back. Thank you Liz and Carol!


3.6 on April 04, 2015

Service exceeded expectations. Inkeeper was fantastic and food was delicious!

Wonderful stay, great people

5 on March 06, 2015

Had a marvellous visit to the Kate Stanton. while the rooms and food was spot on, it was the innkeepers that made it such a highlight of our trip. Would definitely and completely recommend for all.

Home away from home

5 on February 21, 2015

Looking through TripAdvisor for a hotel in Encinitas, I decided to do something I never do, consider a B&B. I have nothing against B&B`s, but somehow never got into the habit of using them. This time I had a motive, I wanted to feel a little bit "taken care of", as I was on a house hunting trip for our family, soon to move to this beautiful but unfamiliar area. The Kate Stanton Inn and Liz and Carol and their whole extended family provided me all the warmth I was hoping for. Such kind people! You can tell that they love doing what they do. The room itsefl was marvelous. So fresh, clean, comfortable and well decorated! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. If you are looking for a warm and friendly place quite different from your typical hotel, by all means consider this Inn where Liz and Carol will provide you a warm welcome.

Homey and comfortable B&B

5 on February 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed at this wonderful Inn for Valentine's Day weekend and so enjoyed our stay. The Innkeeper Liz is very nice and aims to please. Our room was well designed, clean and comfortable. Breakfast both days was beyond our expectations, homemade, fresh and delicious. Liz and Carol are truly a delight to visit with. We would recommend you stay at Kate Stanton Inn for a lovely time.


5 on December 22, 2014

We had an amazing weekend at this beautiful B&B and we are already missing everything about this place; our room the Chatham suite is spectacular and those views are so relaxing along with a bathroom the size of a suite itself. The breakfasts and the conversations with Liz and Carol were the best of this trip. We stay in beautiful places and I have to say that this is the room that we have found to be the most relaxing of all. We will be returning as soon as we can take another trip to this amazing place since we got spoiled for other places., Thank you Liz and Carol for a blissful weekend!

Absolutely the BEST !!!

5 on September 10, 2014

Room was perfect. The inn was so wonderful. The breakfast, coffee, snacks, wine... just perfect. We felt spoiled there! I could just hang out an chat with the owners all day. It is just like visiting family back in Vermont, only this was MORE comfortable :) Can't wait to visit again, truly this is a home away from home. My wife and I sincerely thank everyone at the inn for just the most lovely stay !!

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Rooms & Rates


A bright and airy 300 square foot bedroom/spa bathroom en suite.This first floor room offers the charm and ambience of a Nantucket beach cottage with the elegance of an upscale hotel. Queen bed Plush Robes Flat screen television Fireplace Reading Chaise Writing Desk Wireless internet access Private patio and entrance

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

Martha's Vineyard

A casually elegant island paradise, furnished in a relaxing tropical decor. Perfect for families travelling together. Queen bed Shared Bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


Spacious second story 600 square foot suite with panoramic ocean and lagoon views. King bed with Daybed (for optional 2 twins or king accommodation) Space for children's mattress and/or Portable crib Plush Robes Fireplace Writing Desk Wireless internet access Double bath Walk-in closet Private balconies

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $379 - $479

Kate's Cottage

A light and bright guestroom decorated in shades of pale blue and yellow, with touches of a grandma's love. Queen bed, Plush robes, Antique writing desk, TV Unattached bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

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Location Type

North San Diego County, Oceanview


San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 5, north or south to La Costa Avenue. Exit west. First left on Sheridan Road. Left at stop sign on Andrew Avenue. Left at top of hill on Leucadia Scenic Court. Corner house on the left.

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Ocean, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Quail Botanical Gardens, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Outlet Stores, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, iPhone docking station

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Families welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on Friday/Saturday
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night for daily/weekly One week for monthly/seasonal
  • Cancellations: 10 days for daily/weekly 30 days for monthly/seasonal



Liz, Carol

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Guests preference

  • Time Served: Guests preference
  • Serving Location: Private patio or balcony, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Lizzie's Bran Muffins
Wholewheat buttermilk bran muffins baked fresh daily, served warm with butter, jams and jellies and homemade lemon curd. Optional raisins and nuts or blueberries in season.