Surf-inspired boutique hotel in Encinitas within walking distance to consistent surf and local restaurants.

Located in North San Diego’s laidback surf community of Leucadia, Surfhouse is a chic and cozy boutique hotel that reflects the charm and beach lifestyle of its hometown.

With a 3-minute walk to the closest surf break (Beacons), and plentiful neighboring coffee shops, restaurants, craft brew, and surf shops, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to experience the quintessential California surf life.

Surfhouse has eight rooms named after nearby surf breaks and designed with unique furnishings and artwork by local artists like Andy Davis, Daniella Manini, and Billy Watts. Rooms exude modern beach house vibes – neutral color palettes with pops of blues and greens, rustic wood accents, and surf-inspired art.

The hotel has a small outdoor lounge area, and stays include complimentary beach cruisers, a hot outdoor shower, keyless entry, and access to local discounts.

The Lowdown

VIBE: SoCal beach house

LOCALE: Classic California surf town

ROOMS: 8 unique rooms / 6 queens, 1 double twin, 1 twin bunk bed set up


CLOSEST AIRPORT: San Diego International Airport (SAN)

PRICING: $165 – $365 per night

 Lush Palm Perk


One complimentary day of surfboard rentals



Rooms are cozy and modern, with plenty of natural light and personal touches. All rooms come with a mini fridge, A/C, 43″ smart TV with AppleTV, Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, and fast wireless internet. There are four upstairs rooms and four downstairs rooms with different setups.


The hotel is located right off historic Highway 101 and a few minutes walk to the closest beach/surf break Beacons. There’s a small outdoor lounge area, free parking is available right in front of the hotel, and their hot outdoor shower is the perfect spot for a post-surf rinse.

Eat & Drink

There isn’t a restaurant on-site, but with multiple dining options within a block or two, your only dilemma will be deciding where to go. Grab a morning cup at neighboring Coffee Coffee, craft beer at Saint Archer Brewing or The Regal Seagull, giant burritos at Kotija Jr. Taco Shop, and tapas and wine at Solterra.

The Surf

North County San Diego offers a variety of good surf breaks and you can typically find waves any time of year. In most cases, onshore winds are the enemy so your best bets are the mornings or evenings. In the summer, the water is a bit warmer, southwest swells are quite frequent and run in the knee to a few feet overhead range. In the winter, water temps get colder, and northwest swells are dominant with a bit more size and energy. Seasonal transitions bring peaky combo swells and when the winds are light or offshore you can score some really fun sessions.

WATER TEMP: 50 – 73 °F (10 – 22 °C) 



SURF EXPERIENCE: Beginner to advanced




All rooms include a 43″ smart TV with AppleTV, Netflix, Pandora, and Spotify, air-conditioning, mini fridge, in-room safe, wifi, free parking, and use of cruiser bikes. Cribs are available upon request and you can rent surfboards onsite.

CHECK IN: 3 pm

CHECK OUT: 11 am


$165 – $365 per night depending on the room and time of year

Good to Know

The team at Surfhouse is all about sharing great local recommendations for your stay, and they can also help arrange yoga classes, surf lessons, surf guiding, and surf photography at an additional charge. There are surfboard rentals available at the hotel. 


Encinitas is the quintessential southern California surf town. There are plenty of fun surf breaks, mellow vibes, and sun-kissed active beach life prevails. Despite the development and growth over the past twenty years, the area has managed to maintain a charming small town feel.

When you’re not enjoying the consistent surf and beautiful local beaches, visit some of the fine purveyors of local craft beer, great food, and surf shops along the historic Highway 101.

Getting There

The closest airport is San Diego International Airport (SAN). When visiting California, we highly recommend renting a car, as there isn’t much easy public transportation available and cities are relatively spread out. Without traffic, the drive from San Diego Airport to Surfhouse is about 30 minutes.

The second closest airport is the John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, which is about an hour drive to Surfhouse.

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