Kate Stanton Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

Thee Best. Period.

5 on November 28, 2017

Liz and Carol are the best innkeepers, owners, hosts, we have ever met. They truly welcome guests and treat them as family. With love and grace, they have created a piece of paradise along the beautiful Pacific Coast. Accommodations are beautiful, comfortable and spotless. The food is amazing! Breakfast, snacks, wine, freshly squeezed juice, amazing coffee, mouth-watering buttery croissants, french crepes, and beautiful fruit and berries. They do the B and B part with 5 stars! But the hospitality, and kindness, and love for their neighbor and their world, is something that doesn't come up in a review format. This separates them from all the other places we have stayed. Every guest felt special! It's no wonder they have repeat guests, a waiting list and friends across the globe.


Great Stay

5 on November 27, 2017

The Bed & Breakfast is a lovely sample of a California dwelling on a quiet hill with great air and great views. Cool and calm - very tastefully decorated. Innkeepers that make you feel as if you have known them for a long time. Plants that greet you with their old charm. Linens that hug you with love and kindness. Breakfasts touched with a few rays of the morning sun. We would stay there again and again. We liked it very much.


Unforgettable Stay at the Kate Stanton Inn

5 on October 30, 2017

My husband and I spent two nights in the Chatham Suite at the Kate Stanton Inn for our Wedding in San Diego. We could not have enjoyed the experience more. The Innkeepers Liz and Carol were a joy to be around. Liz kept in contact before our trip. She obtained several details from us, including what we liked to eat, and arranged a lunch for us while we got ready on our wedding day. Liz and Carol prepared breakfast for us both days and the spread was delicious! We spent the evening of our wedding sharing some cake with them. The suite was beautiful as was the rest of the home. We have never experienced a stay like this one and we cannot wait to come back. Highly recommend Kate Stanton Inn!


A Very Special Place!

5 on October 24, 2017

The Kate Stanton Inn is a very beautiful and special bed and breakfast, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the San Diego area. Liz and Carol put so much attention to detail so that you feel as if you're in Martha Stewart's home (Liz and Carol are the best hostesses ever!). They took note of my dietary preferences, coordinated meal times, served delicious local and organic food, and provided all of the necessary toiletries. I stayed at the Inn in October 2017 for my wedding, and recommend the Chatham suite as a bridal suite or honeymoon suite - It has a breathtaking view of Batiquitos Lagoon and the ocean, plenty of light, a large master bathroom with two separate commodes and a giant walk in closet.. Liz and Carol made my stay extra special by providing champagne and organizing a luncheon for me and my bridesmaids the day of the wedding. The Inn was the perfect place for pictures as well, and we ended up taking beautiful "getting ready" and "first look" photos. The Inn has other rooms as well, and I would recommend it to anyone traveling through San Diego, either for a short or extended stay. It is great for people traveling alone, couples, and families. I plan on returning to the Kate Stanton with my family for many years to come! Thank you Liz and Carol, for creating such a special place.


Wonderful Stay!

5 on October 10, 2017

My husband and I stayed with Liz and Carol when we went out to CA to visit my daughter for her birthday! Lovely home and breakfast was delightful! Will be coming back when we go and visit the area again. Thanks Liz and Carol for everything!


Encinitas getaway

5 on June 29, 2017

My wife and I spent 2 wonderful days at the inn. Liz and Carol are perfect hosts and were gracious enough to allow us to stay in their beautiful home. Everything was perfect from the food to the furnishings. We will definitely return when we need another break from the Az.heat. Highly recommended! Thank you Liz and Carol!


Charming Romantic Getaway

5 on June 21, 2017

Beautiful property and charming room fully remodeled to Nantucket style theme. Private bath and patio on ground floor made this a wonderful weekend for my wife and I. We were there for a Sunday wedding and Liz allowed us a late check to accommodate the afternoon start time. She also had coffee set up for us each morning by 5:30 am as we are both early risers. Delicious food and great conversations with Inn keepers and other guests made for a perfect weekend.


Paradise

5 on April 27, 2017

We very much enjoyed our two night stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. The Inn is a lovely home situated in paradise, otherwise known as Encinitas. The beach is an easy 1/4 mile walk from the Inn, and the location provides easy access to all of the North County beach towns. The proprietor, Liz and the innkeeper, Carol are two of the most gracious and interesting women you are ever likely to meet. They provided good wine and even better conversation in the early evening. Carol's breakfasts were scrumptious and satisfying. Our room was beautifully appointed and comfortable. We hope to find time for another stay at the Kate Stanton Inn soon!


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Chatham Suite

The premium in SoCal luxury. A sprawling 600 sq/ft suite with breathtaking spacious Pacific Ocean and lagoon views. Located on the second floor and featuring private balconies, a double bath, king bed and day bed. Whether you are looking for the ultimate creative escape to sit by the fireplace or a romantic getaway, a stay in The Chatham Room is an unforgettable experience. Amenities include turn-down service, plush robes, custom bath products, hair dryer, a full breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese or tea.

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

Nantucket Suite

A guest favorite! This bright and airy first floor room is like your own private Nantucket Beach cottage, with the elegance and luxury of an upscale hotel. Spacious 300sq/ft corner room with queen bed, ensuite bathroom, working fireplace, and sitting area. Beautiful walk out garden patio with outdoor dining and seating area. Romantic. Tranquil. Social Paradise. Amenities include turn-down service, plush robes, custom bath products, hair dryer, a full breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese or tea.

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

Martha's Vineyard Room

Situated on the first floor, Martha’s Vineyard is a bright corner guestroom furnished in a relaxing tropical decor. This room shares a hall bath with Kate’s Cottage. Amenities include turn-down service, plush robes, custom bath products, hair dryer, a full breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese or tea.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Kate's Cottage Room

Situated on the first floor, Kate's Cottage is a light and bright guestroom decorated in shades of pale blue and yellow. This room has a queen bed and shares a hall bath with Martha’s Vineyard. Amenities include turn-down service, plush robes, custom bath products, hair dryer, a full breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese or tea.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

North San Diego County, Oceanview

Airport

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, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Quail Botanical Gardens, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Villa

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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Policies

  • 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
  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Liz, Carol

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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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