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Kate Stanton Inn

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

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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

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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 !!

Outstanding Inn!

5 on August 21, 2014

The innkeeper, Liz, was a gracious hostess who made us feel at home. The room was beautiful and so comfortable---the decor was lovely. Breakfast was great. I would love to go back.

Home away from home

5 on July 23, 2014

Forget 5 star hotels and motels. You have to give this one a go. I stayed there for 7 days and it was faultless. Hosts were two mature ladies who were the perfect hosts. Tell your family and friends, you won't regret it. Watch out for the breakfast, never the same twice and Michelin award standard.

Our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn

5 on June 02, 2014

My wife and I loved staying here for our anniversary, we are so glad we came across it online! Wine and cheese in the afternoon, wonderful breakfasts each morning...we were definitely taken care of. The property is peaceful and immaculate, with great views up the coastline from the backyard patio. All the details, big and small, were covered. Top-notch all the way, we highly recommend!

Weekend with my very pregnant daughter!

4.6 on June 02, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Perfect Weekend Away

5 on May 30, 2014

This is the best B&B we have stayed at. The innkeeper, Liz, was absolutely the nicest, friendliest innkeeper we have met in our 25 years of B&B getaway weekends. We felt like we were visiting dear friends and were pampered as such. The Nantucket room is lovely, very comfortable with thick soft towels and cozy throws. The electric fireplace makes it romantic. The breakfasts were outstanding and generous. I am definitely looking forward to a return visit.

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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 Flat screen television Fireplace Wireless internet access Private patio and entrance

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

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 adult 2 twins or king accommodations Space for children's mattress and/or Portable crib Home Office Double bath Walk-in closet Private balconies Refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $379 - $479

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

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Location Type

North San Diego County, Oceanfront


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

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable 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.


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

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