After comparing the Best Western and the Marriott (Solano Beach), we decided to stay here because it had ocean views. My only major complaint about this hotel (despite what I read in previous reviews) are the train tracks close by. It was loud. The train passed by numerous (at least 6-8 times) times a day and every time the whistle blew. We heard it as early as 7:30am and as late as 12:00am. We were traveling with a 9 month old, who is a light sleeper at home, but thankfully he never woke up. But, don't be mislead, it was very loud. Anyone who has trouble sleeping may want to consider a different hotel.
That said, this hotel surprised me. It was clean. The king bed was very comforatable. The continental breakfast was average. (I suggest St. Tropez for breakfast. Its a few blocks from the hotel.) The location was great. Easy access to downtown Encinitas and close to the highway. The ocean view was nice. The hotel balconies were set up so every room has a view. Sunsets were great.More