5 su settembre 09, 2014
We stayed at Black Orchid B & B for two nights, August 3rd and 4th. We had not been there before. Our room, the River Boat Suite, was very nice and large, with a tiled balcony on two sides and four sets of French doors opening onto the balcony. The bathroom has a very fancy looking tub and a separate large shower with very nice tile work. The toilet is in its own little room. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. I mention this because there were more decorative items and pieces of furniture in the room than you can imagine, but there was no dust. There were nice chairs to sit in out on the balcony and it is a nice place to sit and read. We could even see a bit of the ocean from our room and the balcony. The breakfasts were very good and the presentation was lovely. Plus, Linda gives you dessert, so no need to eat again until dinner time. Linda and Earl are very friendly and talkative. Some people may find them a bit too talkative, but they are charming and we enjoyed visiting with them. We would stay there again if we were in the area. They are located a few blocks from the botanical gardens. We called only a week before we wanted to stay, and I was a bit concerned because they do not take credit cards, only cash or checks. Linda asked me to make out our deposit check to her rather than the business, which also concerned me as to whether there was some kind of problem. When we got there, everything was fine and normal, and once you get acquainted with Linda and Earl it won’t seem so odd that they run their business differently than you might expect. You will get their lowest rate if you call and book directly rather than using an on-line booking service.
5 su agosto 21, 2012
Earl and Linda FLores are the BEST,,, great family,, great home they share with guests, great food,, and their hospitality and concern for you cannot be found anywhere else. loved every minute of our vacation , access to San Diego, coastal towns of 101..we wish them continued success!!!!. John and Brenda
5 su luglio 08, 2011
I spent hours searching for the perfect romantic place to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and I found it here!! I knew we wanted to come to the San Diego area, so began my search of B&B's. I had a feeling that Black Orchid would be a great place for us, so I called Linda and she was very responsive and happy to answer my questions. Now that we've stayed there and come home, I can tell you I picked the best place in Encinitas. Prices are very reasonable for all that you get. Though not the closest place to the beach, it's not far at all, and so worth the mile drive. The grounds are lush with flowers and trees. The interior decorating is beautiful. The whole property is white glove clean. The Garden room is so quiet & private. You have 2 balconies and we left both doors open, as the weather was perfect. We awoke to the sunshine peeking in, the sounds of birds chirping and water falling. Everything was exceptionally clean. The plush bed & pillows felt just like home, actually better than home! The shower & jacuzzi tub for 2 was very relaxing. Linda's breakfasts - well, there could be no better. New table settings each morning, different 3 course selections each day - fresh fruit, yogurt, french toast, bacon, sausage, hot coffee, juice. Every morning, we couldn't believe all the trouble she had gone to for us! We didn't get hungry again until the evening. We drove into San Diego each day and rode the trolley, but you could just stay in Encinitas if you didn't want to make the 30 minute drive into town. Linda & Earl are both very warm and friendly, not pushy, but there to help with anything you might need. We are so glad we stayed with them. If you are trying to decide where to stay, look no further. You'll be glad you chose Black Orchid. Thanks Earl & Linda - we'll be back!
4,8 su giugno 21, 2010
Spent two fabulous nights at this hidden jewel. Freeway handy, but private and peaceful. Within minutes of all the offerings of San Diego. The house reminded me of the the French Quarter in New Orleans, with the beautiful wrought iron work and lush private garden. No expense was spared in creating this antique laden treasure. Sumptious bed linens and towels, jacuzzi tub and waterfall shower were both spacious and inviting. Hosts welcoming, breakfasts wonderful... french toast croissants - souffles, home made oatmeal... Relaxing in the garden and gazebo were peaceful - you can see the ocean from the private balcony. A must on your list ! Shari, HB CA
4,2 su giugno 08, 2009
We had an enjoyable stay this past weekend with Earl and Linda. I wasn't feeling well and Linda was very considerate and allowed us to check in a little early to rest. This was indicative of the helpful attitude the entire weekend. We were particularly happy with the access to the beaches in Encindas and Cardiff-by-the-Sea. We had a great lunch at Las Olas on Sunday. Comfortable beds. Great shower. Very nice room finishes (hey, I'm a guy!!!). Linda and Earl have spent a lot of time working to make your stay comfortable. Great place for a "staycation" for the locals. Jeff & Betty B
5 su gennaio 09, 2009
My husband and I stay at the black orchid in the summer of 2008 it is by far one our most memorable experiences we have had as husband and wife and will be returning to our favorite vacation spot again and again..... Thank you for your hospitality.....
5 su gennaio 06, 2009
I was amazed on the beautiful décor and details of the Black Orchid. Linda and Earl made sure my wedding anniversary was as romantic as possible. I loved all the food Linda prepared for us. We plan to be back on our next anniversary.
4,4 su febbraio 17, 2008
My boyfriend and I booked the Garden room for our one night stay and immediately fell in love with the place! The beautiful canopy bed and fireplace were so romantic and the spacious two person jacuzzi tub was wonderful! There are two balconys attached to this room (one faces toward the front of the house and the other overlooks the beautiful back yard with love seat, chair and ottoman!). Linda and Earl were so kind and gracious and our breakfast was so yummy! The entire experiance was outstanding.. we didnt't want to leave!