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

Outstanding all around

5 on March 28, 2017

I just spend 5 wonderful days at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol's home is beautiful, extremely clean, tidy, charming and very lovely. I woke up to a wonderful breakfast, great coffee and watching Hummingbirds from my bedroom terrace. I will never stay in a Hotel again when I come to visit San Diego. Just beautiful, loved it!!

An Anniversary to Remember!

5 on March 09, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderfully peaceful and memorable stay at this beautiful B&B. We felt like we made two new friends. Liz and Carol are so welcoming and generous and wanted to make sure we had a great time. We will most definitely return again. We stayed in the Chatham Suite and the room, along with the view, was absolutely beautiful. We will happily be recommending it to our friends and family!

Like my 9 and 12 year olds would say:"BEST TIME EVER!!!"

5 on February 27, 2017

No words can express the wonderful time my family and I had at the Kate Stanton Inn! The home is impeccable, and the service is out of this world. Incredibly comfortable rooms and beds. The decor in the rooms is both comforting and relaxing. The pictures don't do it justice. The food was home cooked and made with so much love and care. It was delicious!!! Liz and Carol are warm and welcoming. You leave knowing you have new friends forever, and for us, we have new members for our family. They are the perfect guide for your relaxed or active vacation. We have visited San Diego many times before, and this was our first time at a B&B. I don't think we will ever stay anywhere else while in San Diego. This was the first time we all felt rested while on vacation... No need for a vacation after your vacation after you stay at Kate Stanton Inn. We can't wait to go back!!

Great B&B experience

5 on November 17, 2016

A charming location (Leucadia). Our spotless and beautifully appointed room, the Nantucket Suite, had a fabulous bed and wonderful linens. Very pleasant, friendly and helpful hosts were available and knowledgeable. The lovely breakfasts and especially the home made bran muffins were so appreciated! Highly recommend Kate Stanton Inn anyone wanting a for superior B&B experience.

Great stay

4.8 on November 14, 2016

This place definitely exceeded expectations. It's in a quiet neighborhood near both the freeway and the beach, so very convenient. Liz and Carol do a fantastic job as innkeepers; their hospitality is warm but not intrusive. They do a great job of making you feel at home. As an example, after a long, cross-country flight, I arrived at the inn around 10:00 PM and a hot dinner was awaiting me. The Nantucket room is comfortable, large and well maintained. The breakfasts were wonderful, with fresh fruit, juice and eggs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a luxurious small inn with a great innkeeper's touch.

A Great Stay in Encinitas

4.8 on August 20, 2016

Liz and Carol did a great job of tending to all of our needs during our stay at the Inn. We had 4 delicious breakfasts at the Inn, plus coffee or wine in the late afternoon after we had returned from our daytime adventures. For our nights out, the Inn is 5 minutes away from Mr. Peabody's, which has different types of live music every night, and 3 minutes away from Fish 101, which serves the best fish in Encinitas. The Kate Stanton Inn is named after and dedicated to the grandmother of Liz. We enjoyed our stay very much, and plan to return next summer

Best B&B experience ever!

5 on July 02, 2016

From the moment we stepped foot in the Kate Stanton Inn, Liz and Carol made us feel at home. Their meticulous attention to the details of truly providing their guests with gracious hospitality pours out in abundance. You can't go wrong with a stay at the Kate Stanton Inn!

Beyond extraordinary!

5 on June 26, 2016

Liz and Carol hosted me and two friends for a long weekend. From booking the room to our farewell, Liz and Carol did not skip a beat in terms of service, warmth and overall quality. They made us feel so welcomed and pampered. It all started with a beautiful cheese platter and wine when we arrived. It would require too much space to adequately describe the delicious and gourmet breakfasts. They had no problem catering to our vegetarian diets and working around our schedules. When we decided the second night that we wanted to catch the sunset, they even packed us wine and cheese to go! The room was also spectacular. The huge windows and breezy air made it a delightful place to wake up. All amenities were covered. I have never experienced such great towels! Bottom line, we had a wonderful getaway and we are grateful to our gracious hosts. We will be back!

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Chatham Suite

Spacious second story 600 square foot suite with gorgeous ocean and lagoon views. Amenities include plush robes, custom bath products, hair dryer, turn-down service, a full breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese in the late afternoon.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nantucket Suite

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.

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

Martha's Vineyard Room

A casually elegant island paradise, furnished in a relaxing tropical decor. Perfect for families travelling together. 175 square feet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Kate's Cottage Room

A light and bright guestroom decorated in shades of pale blue and yellow, with touches of a grandma's love.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


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
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Liz, Carol

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • 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.

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