Rodeway Inn Encinitas North (California, USA)

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Rodeway Inn Encinitas North (California, USA)

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The hotel is located in the town of Encinitas which is around 25 miles to San Diego and 100 to LAX airport. The beach is around 15 minutes walk away and on the immediate vicinity is some restaurants, bar and many surf shops- along a main road. The beach, at least moonlight is about 5 Minutes drive away and is very scenic and clean beach with cliffs etc suited more for surfers and families. US1 is about 2 miles away.


Room was presented with door open in which concerned me as it was 5pm when I arrived but when returning back to reception told by staff they leave the doors open to air them, which seemed a bit odd since the place is a open motel so anyone could of just gone in and damaged or removed something. First place to stay which leave their doors open.
The motel room is quite spacious with a soft double bed. Only one side has a bed side table, which has a lamp with a convenient plug socket. However to actually power the light initially you have to use a wall switch by the door. There is also a phone. In front of bed is a large set of drawers with a medium sized fridge and microwave on top. A smart TV faces the bed and includes a full cable.
There is a open wardrobe and ironing board in corner of room plus a table with two chairs, say for eating.
Above the bed is a large fan and also seperate AC / heater unit.
The bathroom has a combined bath shower and separate area for the sink. Amenities include x2 small bottles of shampoo and soap. Tiny towels are offered as well. The pull switch to run the main bath tap requires quite a pull, the hotel need to oil it.
Overall the room was ok & the bed was comfy, the carpet & bathroom taps just gives it this dated feel.


The main facility is car parking though it does get full. They have placed a smoking area in the car park away from everything with no chairs.
There is free wifi for multiple devices that is secure.
In reception is some hot drink machines are offered which I believe are complimentary.


Staff were friendly but odd, when asked at reception, if an in & out burger place is nearby (a friend told me to try it) was kind of told your in the wrong town “people here are into mediation & cycling not fast food”. Confirming that I probably have to drive to nearby city. However there are two in & out burger places in Encinitas & funnily enough the one I went to was so full all seats were taken – so I guess he is a in & out hater, though my short time in Encinitas did appear it’s a holistic type city. I guess they have had prior problems but you have to sign a form for the plastic key card, agreeing to a fee incase you loose it and signing a $150 fee if you smoke in room.

Overall and I stayed here over a weekend on a trip to LA as everywhere was so expensive & full. This was only reason I ended up here so unlikely I would come back – it doesn’t offer great value for money.

1444 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-1443

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Basic motel near US1 not far from San Diego. Nice beaches nearby.

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