Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas

186 North Highway 101, Encinitas, United States, 92024  show map
 2 stars
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Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Overview

The 2-star Portofino Beach Inn offers non-smoking rooms in proximity to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Legoland California and Museum of Making Music.

The hotel is nestled in the heart of Encinitas, steps away from Coaster Encinitas train station. There are a zoo and an oceanarium in the area.

Portofino Beach Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Mc Clellan-Palomar airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Portofino Beach Inn feature modern touches such as complimentary wireless internet, a laptop-compatible safe, satellite television, heating and a writing desk. They come with a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Portofino Beach Inn can sit down to a hot breakfast. Guests can dine at Captain Keno's Restaurant and Hapifish, about 50 meters away from the property.

Services

Offering bicycle rental services, Portofino Beach Inn induces guests to explore the area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Meeting facilities

  • Business services

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dressing area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas Encinitas location
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Hotel Address:

186 North Highway 101, Encinitas, United States, 92024

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City Center
  • Encinitas
    1.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Encinitas Station
    700 m
  • Coaster Carlsbad Poinsettia Station
    6.8 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Hapifish
    40 m
  • Captain Keno's Restaurant
    70 m
Beaches
  • Moonlight Beach
    880 m
  • Swami's Beach
    1.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed
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Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas Encinitas location
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    Hotel Address:

    186 North Highway 101, Encinitas, United States, 92024

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Encinitas
      1.8 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Coaster Encinitas Station
      700 m
    • Coaster Carlsbad Poinsettia Station
      6.8 km
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Hapifish
      40 m
    • Captain Keno's Restaurant
      70 m
    Beaches
    • Moonlight Beach
      880 m
    • Swami's Beach
      1.1 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      45

    Portofino Beach Inn Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.7 km

    Museums

    • San Dieguito Heritage Museum - 800 m

    Parks

    • Leucadia State Beach - 2.2 km
    • San Elijo State Beach - 4.2 km

    Universities, Institutes

    • Holmes Institute San Diego - 1.4 km
    • California Institute For Human - 3.3 km

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Aurora Botanicals - 3.4 km

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Scripps Mem Hospital-Encinitas - 2.0 km

    Beaches

    Local attractions

    • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens - 1.8 km
      215 West K Street, Encinitas
    • Batiquitos Lagoon - 4.7 km
      Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad Skatepark - 6.4 km
      2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad
    • Weidner's Gardens - 1.9 km
      695 Normandy St, Encinitas
    • Stagecoach Park - 6.4 km
      3450 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad

    Near the hotel

    • Moonlight Beach - 880 m
      Encinitas, CA 92024
    • San Diego Botanic Garden - 1.4 km
      230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas
    • Swami's Beach - 1.1 km
      South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas

    Restaurants nearby

    • Hapifish - 40 m

      Address: 190 N Coast Hwy 101
      Phone: (760) 452-7245

      71% likes this, based on 13 reviews

    • Bird House Grill - 170 m

      Address: 250 N Coast Highway 101 Ste A
      Phone: (760) 944-2882

      62% likes this, based on 49 reviews
      Cuisine: Greek, Turkish
      Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 12

    • Jamroc 101 Caribbean Grill - 290 m

      Address: 101 N Coast Highway 101
      Phone: 760-436-3162

      63% likes this, based on 33 reviews
      Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
      Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 28

    • Captain Keno's Restaurant - 70 m

      Address: 158 N Coast Highway 101
      Phone: 760-753-4555

    • Juanitas Taco Shop - 250 m

      Address: 290 N Coast Highway 101
      Phone: 760-943-9612

      70% likes this, based on 70 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      45
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    Portofino Beach Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Portofino Beach Inn

    Average guest rating

    7.0out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 18 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      The beds were nice and comfortable. Good sheets. Shoddy furniture

      The toilet overflowed and the shower didn't work.

    • Family with children
      5.8

      courtesy call, close to beach

      dirty room, had a cockroach, door was stuck couldnt exit room without tugging really hard on door, juccuzzi was too cold (maybe 80 deg),and they wouldnt increase heat. wont go back there.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      Location is good, near the beach and only a few miles down the freeway from Legoland. Shopping areas nearby. Ha ving a fridge and microwave in the room was nice and gave us the option to bring cereal and milk and not have to pay for the breakfast as we eat light anyway.

      Hotel is older and not as "neat" as it could be, although the room was clean. Hotel is near the train line, which wasn't mentioned in other reviews, and I did hear the train's whistle even later at night.

    • Single
      7.8

      cost, hair dyer,

      folding of the wash cloths and towels

    • Single
      9.6

      Nice Hotel. Friendly Staff. Room Request Accomodated.

      I had neglected to give the front desk my Choice Hotel points card. when i asked if they could add it in after i checked out they said no.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      Near the beach and much cooler than in the desert. Good location, breakfast was just ok, could have had more variety.

      Not real clean

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      1/2 mile from beach, rooms clean.

      Rooms a bit cramped. Quite a few stairs. Parking underneath was hard to negotiate due to support posts.

    • Single
      8.8

      We liked walking to the beach - good location. Breakfast was good and it is convenient to have a fridge and microwave in the room.

    • Single
      7.4

      Quiet. Bedding was great (mattress, pillows and comforter). Staff was great, but did not know about public transportation. i.e. buses

      Dirty carpet. Bathtub looked dirty. Hotel directory advertised breakfast was free, but I charged $5 per day. Why???? Locks on iside door did not appear to be secure--only tacked to the door on a thin pick of wood.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      the jacuzzi and location

      quoted one price and it was higher

    • Family with children
      5.0

      If you want a cheap hotel, this is it! I cannot believe we paid $5.00 per day for a buffet breakfast. You choices were greasy sausage patties and microwave cooked eggs; pretty gross. There was a mention of muffins, however we were in the lobby at 9:00a.m. and there were no muffins. Needless to say we did not eat there and wasted $15.00. Our room was basic. Found socks under our bed; they did not belong too us. Would not stay there again. As for walking distance to the beach, if you have kids with toys you would not want to walk it.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      5 minute walk from beach in Encinitas. Also within a minute of lots of good restaurants. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was modest but enough to get started for the day. Combination pool / spa (read as a single hot small pool) was clean and nice after swimming in the cool ocean.

      Parking is extremely tight so do not park onsite if you have anything larger than a compact car or you will damage your vehicle bumping into concrete columns.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Very close to beach and stores. Inexpensive price for the location.The refrigerators were large. The sheets were clean and smelled fresh.

      The room smelled and decor was old, dated, and gave the impression of dingy. The wireless internet never worked properly.The parking was impossible and limited. If you have a larger car you had better be one of the first 12 guest to grab a parking space.

    • Family with children
      4.2

      I could not get my car in parking lot- Parking spaces and driveway are to narrow. Should have told me this when making resavations. Put me on third floor and I have a bad heart. Took a while to get up the stairs. I guess I should ask about all of these before making resavations.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas Encinitas location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    186 North Highway 101, Encinitas, United States, 92024

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Encinitas
      1.8 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Coaster Encinitas Station
      700 m
    • Coaster Carlsbad Poinsettia Station
      6.8 km
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Hapifish
      40 m
    • Captain Keno's Restaurant
      70 m
    Beaches
    • Moonlight Beach
      880 m
    • Swami's Beach
      1.1 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      45