Because it is located right next to interstate 5 (exit 40), Holiday Inn Express Encitas is within easy reach of all the varied attractions of the San Diego area. The hotel is about half way (2.5 miles) between the neighboring towns of Encinitas and Solana Beach. The nearby district is mostly residential, though the beach is a mile to the west and there are a few restaurants within walking distance. Rooms (equipped with microwave/refrigerator) are on two floors, some overlooking the parking area and outdoor pool & hot tub. Above average free breakfast is provided; also available are a fitness center and guest laundry. The property will convert to a Hampton Inn at the start of 2020.