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.
4.8 on August 28, 2018
We had initially booked a place on Airbnb and our host canceled on us last minute. They did us a favor as we found the Kate Stanton Inn and immediately booked a 4 night stay. The home and location were outstanding (blocks from a beautiful south Carlsbad state beach) and minutes from a ton of must go to restaurants in Encinitas (Fish 101 (referred to us by Liz and Caroi), The Taco Stand...etc). The service was outstanding as Liz and Carol go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. From customized breakfasts (Carol makes something world famous) and beverages, to wine and snacks in the afternoon where you can sit on their back patio and enjoy the ocean view. Part of me does not want anymore people to know about this place because it will continue to get tougher to book, but it truly is a relaxing and perfect experience.
5 on August 25, 2018
From breakfast to Happy hour and overall comfort/peace, we're so fortunate to have landed at the Kate Stanton Inn...it was meant to be!! Our Innkeepers couldn't be more welcoming, gracious, generous and considerate...they made a birthday weekend really memorable...lucky us!
5 on July 23, 2018
Usually I hate doing reviews, but in this case I am more than happy to offer my opinions. My experience at the Kate Stanton Inn made my overall trip an enjoyable one. I was at a conference with many other people. My time at the Inn with two wonderful people (and the other guests) made my trip more personal and genuine. I felt at home with the staff (and this is not a word I would really care to use for them, but I know it is a technicality). I felt like they invited me into their lives and I was really in their home. I would recommend this lodging to anyone. They showed both flexibility and structure when necessary. I never felt pressured to do anything, but be myself and the ladies were super accommodating. I definitely plan on returning (with my wife and kids). I hadn't given a return trip to San Diego much thought before going there, but now it is in my mind for the future. I wish there were more places and people like this. My faith in the goodness of people was greatly restored.
5 on May 05, 2018
If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax, be at peace, wake up to delicious breakfasts, and feel pampered, then stay at the Kate Stanton Inn! The hosts, Liz and Carol, are incredibly warm and gracious. Whether you want to socialize or be on your own, they will accommodate you. We chose to socialize and are so glad we got to know these lovely women. We felt very special and look forward to maintaining our friendship with a future stay! Thank you both!!
5 on February 02, 2018
My first stay in a B and B was fantastic. The ladies have a beautiful place and everything was perfect. I felt welcome as soon as I rang the doorbell and it just got better and better. Neat, clean, everything was right and tight, then I went home to three kids. I will definitely be staying here again. Wayne
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
North San Diego County, Oceanview
San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 30 miles
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.
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
Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, iPhone docking station
Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.