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Hillside Villa - 2 bed/2bath Home1st floor with kitchen, private pool and views!
Best Western Plus Temecula Wine Country Hotel &Suites
2.5 out of 5
41841 Moreno Rd, Temecula, CA
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The price is £70 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
24.56 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (646 reviews)

"Property is new and nice accommodations. It was great because it is so close to Oldtown!! You could take a 15 minute stroll if you do not want to drive."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Best Western Plus Temecula Wine Country Hotel &Suites
Luxury 2-bedroom Suite in the Heart of San Marcos
1005 Armorlite Drive, 129, San Marcos, CA
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1.29 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice and New

"Pros: Nice newer apartment that is conveniently located. Close, secure parking is an added bonus. Management was responsive to any questions or needs. The pool and common areas were not open due to COVID, but they looked really nice and were also very conviently located to the apartment. Con: There ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Luxury 2-bedroom Suite in the Heart of San Marcos
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Remarkable Value. Unbeatable Location
183 Aurora Ave, San Marcos, CA
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1.34 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great condo in San Marcos, CA!

"Very nice 2BR/2BA condo in San Marcos. Fully equipped kitchen allowed for cooking at home. Unit includes fireplace, full laundry, garage and lots of beach goodies! Conveniently located with easy access to 78 and 15. Plenty of great walking trails in neighborhood."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

Remarkable Value. Unbeatable Location
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
4 out of 5
3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA
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The price is £113 per night from 26 Mar to 27 Mar
19.1 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,053 reviews)

"Such a great hotel!! I love the amenities and its overall location in the area. My partner and i went down for valentines day weekend. Their pool and jacuzzi area were open and they were showing movies out there. The fire pit areas were great as well. Parking was easy (paid) but there also seemed ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
Surf & Turf Condo to yourself
842 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, APT C, San Marcos, CA
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2.98 mi from city centre
Surf & Turf Condo to yourself
Relax in Private Resort on Hill Top
21861 Crestwind Dr, San Marcos, CA
The price is £125 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
2.43 mi from city centre
3/5 (8 reviews)
Terrible experience

"The booking was accepted by the owner, upon arrival to check in we were told they could not let us stay there because they had family coming to town and the website should not have allowed the booking. Terrible experience, the description is also very misleading, it is a shared space with the current ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Relax in Private Resort on Hill Top
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
5805 Armada Dr Building B, Carlsbad, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
8.89 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (155 reviews)

"too much money for parking $45 per day I think that is a lot to pay"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
La Valencia Hotel
4 out of 5
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £259 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar
21.33 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with gorgeous ocean view!! We enjoyed our stay very much and will be definitely back in a near future"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2021

La Valencia Hotel
HYATT house San Diego/Sorrento Mesa
3 out of 5
10044 Pacific Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
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The price is £68 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar
16.88 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)

"I love everything! Beautiful set up in the room, staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

HYATT house San Diego/Sorrento Mesa
Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos
2 out of 5
517 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA
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The price is £44 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
0.69 mi from city centre
3.4/5 (991 reviews)

"Hard to Beat this Hotel, Price was Right, Staff excelent Clean & Great Room Service & Quiet!!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos
Quiet, Tranquil 15 Minutes from the Ocean and Lego land single family house
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2.83 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Disappointed.

"The property needs many repairs. Some appliances are not entirely operational. There is only one AC unit, which is portable and is only in one room. It was impossible to keep the house cool. The majority of the furniture is broken, the futon is even supported by bricks. One of the bedrooms and bathroom ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Quiet, Tranquil 15 Minutes from the Ocean and Lego land single family house
Pala Casino Spa And Resort
4 out of 5
11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA
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The price is £78 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
15.93 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,806 reviews)

"Great view unfortunately weren’t able to use Poolside. Staff could be more friendly"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Pala Casino Spa And Resort
Beach Terrace Inn
3.5 out of 5
2775 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA
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The price is £207 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
11.11 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (790 reviews)

"This place was amazing met all my needs! On the beach, close to stores, excellent service, check in was quick, room looks just like the pictures online, bed was comfy. Will definitely come back again!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Beach Terrace Inn
Welk Resorts San Diego
3.5 out of 5
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £116 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
6.28 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,112 reviews)

"Villa had everything needed for cooking and was clean and well stocked."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Welk Resorts San Diego
Sunshine Mountain Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
2278 Sunshine Mountain Rd, San Marcos, CA
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3 mi from city centre
3/5 (26 reviews)
A must in San Marcos

"Best place to stay the weekend for a staycation. Vineyard is very close and the host at the property is amazing. Looking forears to staying a third night soon."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Sunshine Mountain Bed and Breakfast
Lakehouse Hotel and Resort
4 out of 5
1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA
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The price is £113 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
2.9 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Ask for extra floor towels. The ADA room shower was narrow and the water leaked from under the curtain creating a big puddle in the restroom and out the hallway every time we use it. Room service is limited during COVID and you have to be out of the room while they clean so we ended up cleaning ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
3.5 out of 5
7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar
21.55 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,257 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and great location of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Inn By The Sea La Jolla
Temecula Creek Inn
4 out of 5
44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £108 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar
22.59 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Lovely view of the golf course and very quiet even though so close to the freeway"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2021

Temecula Creek Inn
Signature Temecula
3 out of 5
28980 Old Town Front St., Temecula, CA
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The price is £51 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
23.61 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (420 reviews)

"The bed was uncomfortable but the room was nice ..clean"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2021

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Visiting San Marcos

Families will find kid-friendly activities in San Marcos, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, top-notch restaurants and shopping. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its breweries and sporting events. Legoland California, Carlsbad Premium Outlets and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 15 hotels and other accommodation options in San Marcos
  • The closest major airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), 23 mi (37 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in San Marcos

Favourite places to visit in the city include Twin Oaks Golf Club, Double Peak Park and St. Mark Golf Club. Additionally, in the area you'll find Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 15 hotels and other accommodation options to select from in San Marcos. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and dining options.
  • Lakehouse Hotel and Resort - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and beach locale at this resort. With a stay at this 4-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Top places to visit in the area include San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the heart of the city, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

Dressing for San Marcos

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 23°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 6°C
  • From April to June, the average is 30°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 32°C during the day and 15°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 28°C as the daytime average and 5°C as the night-time average
  • San Marcos gets about 362 millimetres of rain per year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 31°C, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 6°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in San Marcos?
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Other top choices based on reviews include Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North San Marcos and Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in San Marcos, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best options available in San Marcos.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in San Marcos?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Lakehouse Hotel and Resort and Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North San Marcos.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to San Marcos?
Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA is a hotel with free parking and free breakfast, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your family trip include Lakehouse Hotel and Resort and Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos. Also, attractions in the area such as Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to San Marcos?
Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is a favourite 4-star resort for couples, and features an al fresco restaurant and a poolside bar. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North San Marcos and Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in San Marcos?
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North San Marcos is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos and Lakehouse Hotel and Resort.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in San Marcos?
Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is a top 4-star resort for a beach holiday, and features an outdoor pool and a poolside bar. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Hampton Inn San Marcos, CA and Days Inn by Wyndham San Marcos. Head to Moonlight State Beach or Carlsbad State Beach for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodation options with pools in San Marcos?
Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is a popular 4-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a poolside bar. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos and Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North San Marcos.
What is the best spa hotel in San Marcos?
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego North/San Marcos is a top spa hotel featuring an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Why not spend some time relaxing in the hot tub? Other popular spa hotels in San Marcos include Relax in Private Resort on Hill Top and Sunshine Mountain Bed and Breakfast.
What is staying in San Marcos like?
Families will find child-friendly activities in San Marcos, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting, top-notch restaurants and shopping. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its breweries and sporting events. Top sights around the area include Legoland California, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Del Mar Fairgrounds. In San Marcos, there are 31 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting San Marcos?
Favourite places to visit include Twin Oaks Golf Club, St. Mark Golf Club and Double Peak Park. You’ll also find Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the area.
What's the weather like in San Marcos?
The hottest months are usually August and September, with an average temperature of 23°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for San Marcos is 365 inches.

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