Great fun we had!
April 15, 2023
Liz & Carol
Thank you both for allowing us to share your beautiful home. You are both now family to us! We loved your breakfast and your hospitality, but I think we enjoyed getting to know you both more than anything.
Sad to be leaving you and not seeing our plates at the breakfast table but we will be back!
Steve & Beth DeVries
Jefferson City, MO
I can’t express just how much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn!
March 11, 2023
Dear Liz & Carol,
We are so grateful to have discovered the Kate Stanton Inn! You are the kindest & most genuine women, that we have met in the way that you warmly opened up your home to us. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you. You make a wonderful team & your breakfasts were outstanding!
The Kate Stanton Inn is by far the best B&B that we have stayed in. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
KA & Mark Hamond
Dennis Cape Cod
I can’t express just how much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn!
February 19, 2023
Dear Liz & Carol
Thank you for bringing us the “Zen” we so desperately needed on this trip. Your hospitality was just out of this world and we are so appreciative. You for out rival any of the resorts and truly are a gem! We enjoyed talking to both of you and getting to know a little bit about you, as well as visiting the other guests. You attract very kind and interesting people. May all the passion and kindness that you import on all of us come right back to you in blessings. We wish you continued success, good health, and much happiness!
Gillian Lobo & S. Tang
We have enjoyed our time in Southern California and especially the Kate Stanton Inn!
Cheers Liz & Carol
Such a comfortable, peaceful and elegant place which we could call home for a few days… A heartfelt thank you to both of you for your generous hospitality and attention.
Lorraine & Sailesh
Carleton PI, ON, Canada
We wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for the wonderful experience we had at the Kate Stanton Inn.
January 22, 2023
Your warm hospitality and kindness made us feel like we were part of your family, and your delicious breakfast were a highlight of our trip.
Your attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond to make our stay comfortable was greatly appreciated. We truly enjoyed getting to know both of you and your beautiful city of Encinitas.
Thank you for making our mini trip an unforgettable one. We will be back.
Maria Jose from Peru & Manihiti from Tahiti
It was special staying with you both.
March 13, 2023
Carol & Liz,
It felt like we were visiting family. Good luck with all the coming season.
Cindy & Albert
Thank you so much for all of your kindness and grace.
February 20, 2023
Dear Liz & Carol,
I have always treasured Encinitas & Leucadia. But my visit with you both those past few days has bejeweled this special place I feel not a visitor but belonging, at long last!
Until we meet again, and with much love.
The crowning glory on our wonderful tour of the So CAL.
April 7, 2022
Dear Liz & Carol
The room was fantastic, the hospitality first class, and your time to listen and provide help and assistance is just so lovely. Thanks so much, we loved our stay in California, Leucadia and all the beaches are wonderful coupled with you as the best hosts!
Be Safe, Healthy & Happy!
Andy & Louise
We were expecting to find a clean bed and decent food – the food was quite delicious, but we weren’t expecting to enjoy your company as much as we did.
March 7, 2022
Dear Liz & Carol,
We feel like we are leaving California with 2 new friends. Thank you for opening your home to us, cooking and cleaning for us, making a list of your life with us. It was so restful, relaxing, and beautiful; exactly what we needed. It is hard to imagine a better experience. While we are excited to see our boys, we are sad to leave! We will miss your beautiful Bed and Breakfast by the sea.
Jake & Tricia V.
San Marcos, TX
Thank you for welcoming us into your home with such heartfelt hospitality.
February 21, 2022
Dear Liz & Carol,
We felt like we were in a home luxury spa. We enjoyed your engaging conversations, delicious breakfasts, comfortable room with spa amenities – all in such a warm, calming environment. A special thank you to Liz for accommodating my dietary restrictions. We shall definitely “spread the word” about your amazing, inviting B&B.
Thank you, Thank you Judi & Scott N.
Thanks again Liz & Carol!
February 8, 2022
Lizzie & Carol,
What a gift this time has been with two of you and I honestly believe God sent me here to be nourished and refreshed by this place, my alone time and my sweet visits with you two. You both are so gifted in hospitality. Liz, I just read your tribute to your grandma! Wow… how that touched me. My grandma was also a very important person in my life. My role model mentor, friend…! It encouraged me, as I go to spend the next 3 days with 2 of my grandsons. I do want to be a good grandma for my grandkids. I loved sharing with you about your grandkids too. Everything about my time here has been perfect. God bless you both as you continue to share your gifts with this world.
Love, Sue Washington State
Thanks again Liz & Carol!
December 10, 2022
Another wonderful stay. We enjoy coming here. You are great hosts.
See you again soon.
Ken & Sharon
Thank you so much for the hospitality and for sharing your wonderful home with us.
October 29, 2022
Liz & Carol,
Everything was perfect! I will be dreaming about this gorgeous room & the delicious breakfast for weeks to come. We cannot wait to visit again.
Your friends from Seattle,
Claudia & Porchia
Your hospitality, warmth and generosity were amazing.
October 23, 2022
Dear Liz & Carol,
Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. We will never forget your hospitality, kindness, and everything else that makes this Inn so special. We loved all of the breakfasts you served, especially the avocado toast.
You made our engagement weekend incredibly special, and we will never forget our time here. Thank you for making us feel at home the entire time.
We hope the rest of 2022 is bountiful, and that 2023 brings you many blessings.
Bianca & Andrew
Your hospitality, warmth and generosity were amazing.
Dear Carol & Liz,
Thank you for allowing me to stay in your lovely B&B. You made me feel so welcome, it felt like home. May God bless you for the love you show everyone.
Keep well & happy, more of love,
Cape Town, South Africa
Kate Stanton Inn and the both of you are what we will remember most about our trip to San Diego, we have gained two dear friends we will never forget!
September 5, 2022
Dear Liz and Carol,
Thank you so much for your hospitality, delicious breakfasts and lovely home. I hope we can return, if you ever come to the Washington area, we would gladly love for you to stay with us.
Monte and Lori
Thank you so much Liz & Carol for a peaceful stay.
August 28, 2022
We came to relax during what has been a stressful year for us, and we couldn’t have asked for a better stay. We really appreciate the accommodating hospitality, thoughtful & beautiful touches, and overall warmth of the inn. Not to mention the delicious breakfast. We already look forward to returning.
Meghan & Andrew
You have the most beautiful house I’ve ever seen!
August 3, 2022
Dearest Liz & Carol,
What a memorable birthday this has been! Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality! Your attention to detail is totally amazing. Everything is exquisite! This room/suite is absolutely the most beautiful I have ever had the pleasure to stay in! And Linda & I have travelled quite a lot!
Again, thank you for sharing your home and your stories! I can’t wait to come back and visit again. We will come by to make this on annual trip on bi-annual!!
Blessings and love, until we meet again,
Thank you so much! Out will everything Carla wrote.
How lucky we are of discovering Kate Stanton Inn.
July 28, 2022
Liz and Carol
Not only because we had a comfortable stay but specially because we got to know these extraordinary ladies and their stories.
We are sure our days at Kate Stanton will be always in our memories.
Thank you so much for opening the door to our family. We hope to return.
Your friends from Argentina,
Alfredo, Does, Manuel & Simon
We are so grateful for giving us a little slice of paradise.
To our beautiful hostesses Liz & Carol,
The serenity we experienced here was wonderful. What a gorgeous setting. The view from our room gave me such peace. You both have kind and generous spirits. You radiate with light. Thanks again for all you did for us, and the welcome to our malia as well.
Blessings to you both.
Michael & Joey
“True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests’ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Thank you so much for opening the doors to your beautiful and enchanting home.
July 17, 2022
It took our breath away, we are beyond grateful for your kindness and hospitality Kate Stanton will be in our hearts forever. We couldn’t have found the more perfect place to stay during our first days as husband and wife.
We are forever thankful to you both.
We cannot wait to visit again.
Blessings and may God bless you both and care your home.
With much love & appreciation.
Mr. & Mrs. Brandon & Elmarose Lraheta
Where does one begin to tell the most amazing girls how quickly you touched my heart?
July 13, 2022
You are both such welcoming lovely spirits. I feel so lucky to have stumbled onto your beautiful and tranquil home.
The room is beautiful, the view stupendous, the food delicious, the warmth comforting.
Thank you for opening not only your beautiful home away from home… But the joy that you both give to others.
Now when I return every year… Whether staying here or not, my wish is to visit for longer and get more of your delicious company!
Thank you both.
Kathryn Curry, Atlanta Ga.
Thank you for sharing yourselves and your lovely inn with us.
June 24, 2022
Though strangers when we arrived, we leave as friends. If it is the essence of an inn to tend to the traveler, it is only the unique abilities of the innkeepers which allow the traveler the journey into friendship.
Thank you so much,
Mark & Terri
“There’s no place like home…: except at Kate Stanton Inn with the amazing team of Liz & Carol!!!
June 4, 2022
Thanks again for an awesome visit.
Thank you so much for making our “sister trip” so special.
June 4, 2022
Liz & Carol –
Everything was perfect from the wonderful breakfasts, our room, all the special extra touches. We made wonderful memories here that I will treasure always.
Thanks for sharing your home & yourselves with us. Until next time…
Thank you for the wonderful stay in your beautiful home.
May 21, 2022
Liz and Carol,
Our breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed our stay and already look forward to our next one.
Best wishes to you both.
Lucas, Giovanna & Daniel.
What a lovely stay in the palace suite this visit – so comfortable, and the views were fantastic!
April 20 – 26, 2022
Thanks again for a lovely homey, welcoming stay – your hospitality and warmth and caring made our 2nd stay here so memorable. We enjoyed our dinners out the Union, Station Sushi, Cucina Italiano; walk on the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail, the beach etc. Thanks too for the lovely breakfast, especially Tom & Pearl – a great memory for all of us! Have a wonderful summer and we’ll stay in touch!!
Patsy & Tom Cecil
We had a fabulous stay in the upstairs suite.
April 27 – May 3, 2022
Breakfast was a beautifully set table, delicious food and a wonderful conversation with Liz and Carol. It was so entertaining watching them work their magic at the Inn during our stay!
Don & Maureen Baker
To quote Tina Turner, “You’re simply the best, better than all the rest” nuff said.
Dear Carol & Liz,
Many thanks for the wonderful birthday dinner and another fabulous stay.
The two of you could not be more gracious, welcoming, and just plain fun to get to know.
Dear Carol and Liz,
Your home is beautiful, and every detail is so thoughtfully executed. It reflects your kindness and genuine interest in the well being of your guests.
On the pane of glass above the front door of our natural foods store was our wish, “May all who enter this space be nourished body, mind, and spirit.”
You and your home and our exquisite accommodations embody our wish for our customers. Truly, we are kindred spirits! Thank you so much.
With gratitude and love,
Anne & David
The Kate Stanton Inn is so much more than a place where I comfortably rest my head at night; or where I enjoy a delicious morning breakfast.
February 11-13, 2022
Dear Liz & Carol
Liz & Carol, you make the stay feel like home! Your kindness, care, and sharing of your time is beyond measure! Thank you both for carrying forward the Kate Stanton life values to your guests.
Till the next visit – stay safe, stay happy.
No words I can think of can truly express the gratitude I have for the two of you and this amazing experience.
February 11-13, 2022
Dear Liz and Carol
. Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home for our Valentine’s weekend getaway and making this the most memorable Valentines we have shared. Your home is absolutely beautiful ,and if it were an option to stay, we definitely would! Breakfast was delicious, the views were amazing, and the hospitality was like no other. We cannot wait to return in the future!
Jessica & Jeff
To first time visitors, Beware!
February 1, 2022
To first time visitors, Beware!
Francine & Carol
what a joy
September 27, 2022
Liz & Carol
So pleased to have found the Kate Stanton Inn. We look forward to returning in the near future. Blessed to you both and all who travel to & from. May your kindness & your friendship enrich many for years to come.
Tom & Claire Woodburn
Thank you for hosting us with kindness, with you we felt like home.
Dear Liz and Carole,
You truly have a gift for taking care of people and we enjoyed your company so very much. We’re so glad that we found you and will definitely be back!! Your home is precious and we can’t wait to see you soon!
Take care good care of yourselves.
Salvatore & Aupela
Telupe, AZ (and Italy)
What a warm welcome to your beautiful house!
June 29, 2022
Dear Carol & Liz,
We felt at home right away, with all your attention to detail and sweet touches. We loved our talks, so we strive to come back. But first, we will send our newlyweds!
Willem and Petra
Enschede, The Netherlands
Thank you for making your home be so comforting & inviting.
November 1, 2022
Dear Carol & Liz,
I had never stayed @ a BnB before I am so glad I did! Course now I will find it hard to stay at a cold hotel or motel room. I was blessed to have found the Kate Stanton Inn & the 2 lovely ladies who run it
Thank you so much for your hospitality.
I will see you next time.
We do travel a lot and this was without doubt one of the most special experiences by far!
November 1, 2022
Dear Liz and Carol,
You both put heart and soul into being a true Hosts! A memorable stay that we will surely share with others. Thank you!
Phil and Sylvia
We had such a wonderful time staying in your home.
Dear Liz and Carol,
This experience exceeded our expectation in so many ways. We can’t wait to come and visit once we are permanent residents.
All the best,
Patrick and Emily
Thank you so much for a warm and welcoming stay at KSI!
Dear Liz and Carol,
Everything was beyond my expectation and I knew even before I arrived it would be a beautiful place to be in. The energy and ambience you have created here is just sublime! I wish you both all the very best and I am already looking forward to when I might next be able to visit and stay here again!
Much love and all good wishes,
You have made us so comfortable here in every way from the crepes, etc
December 14, 2021
Carol & Liz,
To the bed & bath amenities – to the delightful company especially. Thanks so much for all of it! We shall return. Enjoy the quiet now & the holidays to come.
Jill & Ned
Thanks so much for your warm and generous hospitality during our past week here @ Kate Stanton…
November 17, 2021
from the moment we walked in the door, welcomed with a much needed (and enjoyed) glass of wine and snacks, to our final breakfasts, we felt comfortable and relaxed, and cared for!
It was great getting to know our son’s new city and area, (the zoo, Liberty Station, Del Mar Beach, etc) & look forward to our next visit and the Botanical Garden, among other things.
We wish you and your families many blessings and reasons for gratitude this Thanksgiving. This trip is one of them for us!!
Thank you so much for your great hospitality.
We’re looking forward to seeing you again next time we visit Encinitas.
Soooo great to be back at the Inn.
October 3, 2021
Liz & Carol,
. Thank you for sharing it with us. We felt so comfortable from the moments we walked in the door. Both of you are so kind and gracious. This weekend is just what we needed to rejuvenate. We will be back soon.
Jill & Rob
Soooo great to be back at the Inn.
October 26, 2021
Just like home (away from home) only better, Loved the breakfasts, loved the other guests (new friends from AZ) but most of all, loved our hosts Carol & Liz. We will be back!!
XO – Peter & Kathy
Home away from home!
August 19, 2021
Dear Liz & Carol
! From the moment we saw your beautiful inn we knew we made the right choice. As we entered your front door, you were there to greet us with warm smiles and handshakes. After a hectic two weeks, your home was exactly what we needed – calm, comfort & beauty. The attention to detail is amazing and everything is SO clean – you can eat off the floors! Breakfast was so delicious – just perfect. More than anything, our conversations with both of you is what we truly cherish! We feel we’ve gained two friends! We will come back for sure! Maybe we’ll see you around town. Thank you again for making our stay so wonderful.
Monica & John Hughes
Thank you so much for your thoughtful attention to every detail.
July 22, 2021
Dear Liz & Carol,
Your B&B is lovely, your breakfasts were absolutely delicious, and our conversations were precious. What a delightful stay this has been.
Best wishes to you both,
Bonnie & David Miller
Liz and Carol, What a beautiful home.
July 5, 2021
Thank you for inviting us in and being such wonderful hosts. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts and ohhh that bed. We had a fabulous time.
All the Best,
Sylvie and Don
We had a lovely time at your B&B.
June 23, 2021
Liz & Carol,
We’ve stayed at many, many different places, but we are so impressed by your Nantucket room. It is so beautiful, cozy and comfortable. Your attention to every important detail did not go unnoticed. Thank you for your warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts. We will think of you next time we visit San Diego.
Rachelle & Devan
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and being such gracious and welcoming hosts.
July 15, 2021
Liz and Carol,
You helped make our visit to the Encinitas area wonderful. It was well worth the one year wait to stay at your inn!
Tom & Connie
We are so grateful for your wonderful hospitality, wonderful food, your delightful conversation.
June 3, 2021
Dear Liz & Carol,
We will be back and we will brag of you to our friends and family. Lori and I have fallen in love with you and we already miss you.
Just want you to know… You are now special and cherished new friends! We hope to return soon!
See you soon,
Sean & Lori
We had never been to a Bed & Breakfast before this experience and had no idea what to expect.
May 31, 2021
Liz & Carol,
We came for our Baby Moon and DJ’s birthday, both were wonderful and that was in large part to you both. Your home is so relaxing and your very natures give off a warmth that made us feel at ease. In month 8 of this pregnancy, anything being easy or relaxing I welcome, and you gave us that. The home itself inspired us and give us ideas of the little comforts we will want one day for ourselves and our son Elio. We hope to come back again when we need a break from the city to reflect and be surrounded by the peace and tranquility your B&B has brought us this weekend.
Clarke & DJ
Have you ever been to a place and instantly felt warm, safe, and relaxed! That’s what it’s like here in your home. “A home away from home”
May 15, 2021
Dear Liz & Carol,
Your hospitality and graciousness is delightful… And your home a lovely mixture of casualness and elegance… every detail will thought through. So much so, it is hard as guests to actually depart!
We look forward to coming back as “returning guests” in the future. Mike and I truly are grateful to have found you two and the “Kate Stanton Inn”.
So sincerely & Always yours,
Linda Roe & Mike Bigger
You should be so proud of the heartwarming space you have created here, and even more proud of the eminent light that shines through you both.
March 12, 2021
To the lovely Carol and Lizzie,
It has been the most unique pleasure and joy to rest and dine in your company. It is you who truly gives this inn its fabled charm. I am so grateful to have not only made new and cherished memories with the man I love, but with you two as well. I know our paths will cross again but not nearly soon enough.
So sincerely & Always yours,
Tia Carr & Andy Brame
Thank you so much for helping make our trip special!
September 19, 2021
Carol & Liz
! I can’t believe we were able to stay in such a gorgeous home with such wonderful people.
See you again soon
Sydney & Chris Plane
P.S. Chris & I probably could have eaten the entire breakfast casserole by ourselves, if we had no shame. Delicious.
We’ve stayed in quite a few Bed and Breakfasts in many countries and this is one of the best.
September 20-23, 2021
To Liz & Carol,
Great location, comfortable room and wonderful breakfasts. Definitely first rate innkeepers. Made us feel welcome and comfortable. Interesting learning about the name. What a tribute to a grandmother.
Thank you, Liz & Carol
Ellen & Randy
San Juan Capistrano CA
Thank you for welcoming us “home” to the Inn one more time.
September 18, 2021
Carol & Liz,
May your blessings continue for all the gifts you share with your guests.
Francine & Carol
Once again you have made me feel welcome, comfortable and at home.
August 18, 2021
Carol & Liz,
Your inn & both of you have a special place in my heart..
Thank you for your kindness and your hospitality.
May 30, 2021
Dear Carol & Liz
You have made our stay very comfortable and wonderful we are looking forward to our next visit at your inn. We wish you the best.
Tuan & Claire
Many years ago, as a girl of 20, I visited Ireland for the first time.
May 18, 2021
It was my first bed and breakfast experience a kind and warm motherly woman greeted us and welcomed us into her home… her name was Mrs. Stanton. You have recreated that experience of total hospitality in the Kate Stanton Inn with your warmth, good humor, elegant surroundings and delicious food. In addition, this was the perfect spot for the Koch family reunion. Wishing you continued success and let us know when you open the winery.
Kathy Mathews & Michael Koch
What a lovely stay we had here.
We look forward to seeing you again
June 13, 2021
You have the most beautiful home & are fabulous hostesses! Thank you so much for your hospitality & for sharing your home. It is absolutely exquisite!
Barbara Harter, Mary Zar
Palm Springs, CA
After a long and tiresome flight
We look forward to seeing you again
July 16, 2021
Dear Liz and Carol,
What a wonderful blessing it was to stay at your beautiful Kate Stanton Inn. You are such lovely women and hostesses, and you have made our stay as comfortable just as if we were visiting our dear aunties. We look forward to seeing you again.
We praise the Lord Jesus that you are using your gifts of service to welcome people into this wonderful home. You are showing true hospitality by serving strangers as they travel on their way. May you continue to have joy in serving others and blessing them, and may you have peace and rest as well.
To Liz & Carol,
I was so happy to arrive in a place that truly felt like home. From breakfast (which by the way is the best avocado toast I have ever had!) to our chats and laughs as we got to know each others; the sense of joy and peace was contagious. I’m very appreciative of your kindness and warmth and entertaining Princess Devi ♥. Plus the cookies! After reading about her life, the inn does feel like a love letter to your beloved grandmother. Thank you both so much, I can’t wait to come back ♥♥♥
Such a beautiful home, delicious breakfast, warm hospitality and cool ocean breezes!
Dear Liz & Carol,
Thank you for a delightful repast, a respite, a nostalgic walk through a coastal town that once was home. I wish you the best of you continue to live your dream as innkeepers. Thank you and God Bless!
The reviews of your home and hospitality could not have been overstate in their positivity!
Dear Liz and Carol,
We so enjoyed our time with you and appreciated your attention to every detail. You are so delightful!
– Jan Downey
October 24, 2021
Liz & Carole,
What a treasure we found everything was perfect, we enjoyed the other guests, your hospitality was unbelievable. Thank you. Thank you!
– Jean Anderson
We have never stayed in a place like this before.
December 31, 2021
Carol and Liz,
Every need you might have as a guest seems to have been anticipated before you ever know about it. There is love in every detail in this house. Grandma Stanton would have been proud.
Thank you for this beautiful experience!
All the best, Eva & Martin
Thank you for sharing your home with us and creating a really home away from home experience.
April 18, 2021
Dear Liz and Carole,
We would have not imagined anything more perfect for our weekend getaway! Your warmth and love that goes into everything you do, makes this place into so much more than just a B&B. We might need to return just for the pancakes. This is how good they were 😊
Lots of love,
Lis & Sander
Thank you for the most wonderful few days in your amazing home!
July 21, 2021
Dear Liz & Carol,
Thank you for making us feel so special in every way. The delicious and imaginative breakfasts were such a treat. Thank you for going out of your way to accommodate our diet and caffeine preferences! We love your beautifully decorated house with bright beachy colors. But most of all we treasured our chats and getting to know you. You let us into your home and you are now forever in our hearts.
Bob & Andrea
Alex, Erika & Nick
Warm, fuzzy, happy & super impressed were the feelings I experienced on arrival!
Liz and Carol
Sad, moody, despondent & annoyed are how I am feeling now as we have to leave!
See you soon, love & hugs
Simon & Glenda/Sophia & Max
When we set out to getaway to our favorite area by the coast
August 13, 2021
Liz & Carol,
I only had expectations to once more take in the magnificent beauty that local has to offer. Finding your Inn was an unexpected delight and has truly made our last visit, before our departure East, a wonderful & memorable gift! From the moment we stepped into your beautiful abode, I knew it was going to be special! I cannot thank you & praise you both enough for your soft, gentle warmth & hospitality.
Loved every minute.
Wish I could stay…
Hope to return soon
Best to you both again. Always
Chris & Gary
Thank you for lovely stay we felt very spoiled by your amazing breakfasts.
August 28, 2021
Liz & Carol
It was a delightful room and stay. We appreciated all the added touches to make our stay comfortable.
All the best.
SS & Ana.
Seldom do you arrive somewhere for the first time and feel as if you’re coming home.
Dear Carol & Liz,
But you do at the Kate Stanton Inn. Thank you for all the suggestions and special touches to help me fete Carol on her special day.
God bless you and your home,
Thank you so much for opening your home to us.
July 7, 2020
Liz & Carol
The weekend blew by, and both of us are B&B converts. The conversations, the vibe, the beautiful room… it was all second to none. Thank you both so much. We’ll never forget it, and we hope to see you both again soon.
Georgette & Teresa
Thank you so much for everything!
Dear Liz & Carol,
It felt like home when I arrived and this is a magical place. Thank you for the warm welcomes, hospitality & beautiful energy. Looking forward to coming back and letting my family & friends know about this!
Kelly Hyun & Adams
~ Life in the time of Covid~
July 7, 2020
We walked through the front door and felt like we were home… What a wonderfully odd sensation considering we had never met. Today we pack our things reluctantly-sad to say “good-by” to what now feels like family. Only very special people can create that. We take a bit of each of you with us in our hearts –
Until we meet again!
Victoria & Richard xxx
What a year this has been –
August 25, 2020
Liz & Carol
It was such a pleasure to stay at your Inn… and feel your wonderful hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and I wish you both all the best in your life’s journey.
Danette & Stephen
What a year this has been –
November 6, 2020
We will never be the same. I’ve been suffering from “Covid fatigue” for some time and my husband sweetly suggested I take a few days off by pure luck I found your Inn on Booking.com you are both amazing and warm hosts, and I felt at home and comfortable immediately.
Thank you so much for following your dreams. It was a God-send for me.
Thank you for your servant heart!
July 11-13, 2019
Liz & Carol,
Your spiritual gifts of service & hospitality shine through. You ladies are so sweet, kind and such a joy. We enjoyed our time at the Inn. What a great memory to have as part of our engagement. Thank you for making the world a better place by all that you do.
Biggest hugs & God Bless,
Ryan & Jennifer
Thank you for making our daughter Kirsten’s wedding weekend a wonderful event for our family.
June 16, 2019
Dear Liz & Carol,
Thank you for making our daughter Kirsten’s wedding weekend a wonderful event for our family. We absolutely loved the accommodations, and your hospitality went above and beyond. Whether it was providing first aid and a band-aid for Will, making that special tea for Ted, placing flowers in Kirsten’s hair, or just making us all feel special, you did an outstanding job. The wine and cheese made for a fun and relaxing afternoon and the breakfasts were fabulous (particularly on the Anthropologie plates)!
We look forward to our next stay.
Beth, Bill, Ted, Ellen, Emily, Paul & Will
Ok. We get it now. We’re officially under the “Magical Spell” of the Kate Stanton Inn!
April 17, 2019
Dear L & C ~,
Still not sure how you accomplished this in just 3 days, but in that short time, you’ve enhanced all of our senses, surpassed our every need – comfort, gourmet sustenance, humor and talk therapy! I can’t imagine a more perfect setting and hosts for my 65th birthday celebration. So glad we found you!
Leslie & Jeff
Another “over the top” stay.
April 1-3, 2019
You ladies go above and beyond to ensure the best experience ever! We enjoyed some great hikes with breath taking scenery, excellent cuisine and many memory making experiences. One of the numerous highlights was sitting on the balcony listening to the melodious sound of a variety of birds while watching the sunset. And it doesn’t get any better than lying in bed sipping the most delicious coffee (thanks for having it ready at 6am) and watching the sunrise. May the Lord richly bless you for your generous hospitality.
Joy in Jesus,
Richard & Karen
We have never been at such a service oriented place.
Dear Liz & Carol,
You gave us a home, your home, to commune as a family. Though we missed one child of a group of five, joining in your warm welcoming spirit was so wonderful. I cannot think of a more beautiful room to wake up in with the water, the sky, the birds, the day inviting us to explore. Your kindness and limitless generosity, always seeking to make our stay more comfortable was amazing. The goodies in the room (without huge price tags!)! The incredible breakfasts, the extraordinary dinner, the dance floor, the guests’ total comfort and appreciation to be here. This is the crème de la crème of B&B’s, because of you two beautiful people!
Thank you so much.
Franny, Charlie, Chas & Julia
We have never been at such a service oriented place.
August 4, 2019
Absolutely loved it here and had a wonderful time. The breakfast was amazing and you all are so thoughtful! Thank you so much Liz & Carol for the stellar job. We are so happy we stayed at your lovely Inn & we’ll be back.
Sue & Jeff
Thank you for welcoming us into your home for the third year!
July 20, 2019
Dear Liz & Carol,
Thank you for welcoming us into your home for the third year! Both of you are AWESOME!!! Your home is beautiful. Your breakfast are delicious! We always enjoy your warm hospitality. You treat us like we matter and not just like a “customer”. This year we miss seeing your dog, Kai. She was part of the warmness of this B&B ☹.
Luanne & Frank
Liz and Carol, you’re two of a kind.
November 16, 2018
Thanks for welcoming us into your home and your lives. We love your home and our room, so spacious, full of windows and beautiful furnishings and such a comfy bed. And then there are the sumptuous breakfasts and the basketful of snacks… all the best to you.
Laurie & Jeff Goldbarg
We got lucky!
August 28, 2018
We had initially booked a place on Airbnb and our host canceled on us last minute. They did us a favor as we found the Kate Stanton Inn and immediately booked a 4 night stay. The home and location were outstanding (blocks from a beautiful south Carlsbad state beach) and minutes from a ton of must go to restaurants in Encinitas (Fish 101 (referred to us by Liz and Caroi), The Taco Stand…etc). The service was outstanding as Liz and Carol go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. From customized breakfasts (Carol makes something world famous) and beverages, to wine and snacks in the afternoon where you can sit on their back patio and enjoy the ocean view. Part of me does not want anymore people to know about this place because it will continue to get tougher to book, but it truly is a relaxing and perfect experience.
Seriously The BEST!!!!
August 25, 2018
From breakfast to Happy hour and overall comfort/peace, we’re so fortunate to have landed at the Kate Stanton Inn…it was meant to be!! Our Innkeepers couldn’t be more welcoming, gracious, generous and considerate…they made a birthday weekend really memorable…lucky us!
A most wonderful stay
July 23, 2018
Usually I hate doing reviews, but in this case I am more than happy to offer my opinions. My experience at the Kate Stanton Inn made my overall trip an enjoyable one. I was at a conference with many other people. My time at the Inn with two wonderful people (and the other guests) made my trip more personal and genuine. I felt at home with the staff (and this is not a word I would really care to use for them, but I know it is a technicality). I felt like they invited me into their lives and I was really in their home. I would recommend this lodging to anyone. They showed both flexibility and structure when necessary. I never felt pressured to do anything, but be myself and the ladies were super accommodating. I definitely plan on returning (with my wife and kids). I hadn’t given a return trip to San Diego much thought before going there, but now it is in my mind for the future. I wish there were more places and people like this. My faith in the goodness of people was greatly restored.
Our Home Away From Home
May 05, 2018
If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax, be at peace, wake up to delicious breakfasts, and feel pampered, then stay at the Kate Stanton Inn! The hosts, Liz and Carol, are incredibly warm and gracious. Whether you want to socialize or be on your own, they will accommodate you. We chose to socialize and are so glad we got to know these lovely women. We felt very special and look forward to maintaining our friendship with a future stay! Thank you both!!
Like visiting your favorite aunt! X’s 2
February 02, 2018
My first stay in a B and B was fantastic. The ladies have a beautiful place and everything was perfect. I felt welcome as soon as I rang the doorbell and it just got better and better. Neat, clean, everything was right and tight, then I went home to three kids. I will definitely be staying here again.
Thee Best. Period.
November 28, 2017
Liz and Carol are the best innkeepers, owners, hosts, we have ever met. They truly welcome guests and treat them as family. With love and grace, they have created a piece of paradise along the beautiful Pacific Coast. Accommodations are beautiful, comfortable and spotless. The food is amazing! Breakfast, snacks, wine, freshly squeezed juice, amazing coffee, mouth-watering buttery croissants, french crepes, and beautiful fruit and berries. They do the B and B part with 5 stars! But the hospitality, and kindness, and love for their neighbor and their world, is something that doesn’t come up in a review format. This separates them from all the other places we have stayed. Every guest felt special! It’s no wonder they have repeat guests, a waiting list and friends across the globe.
November 27, 2017
The Bed & Breakfast is a lovely sample of a California dwelling on a quiet hill with great air and great views. Cool and calm – very tastefully decorated. Innkeepers that make you feel as if you have known them for a long time. Plants that greet you with their old charm. Linens that hug you with love and kindness. Breakfasts touched with a few rays of the morning sun. We would stay there again and again. We liked it very much.
Unforgettable Stay at the Kate Stanton Inn
October 30, 2017
My husband and I spent two nights in the Chatham Suite at the Kate Stanton Inn for our Wedding in San Diego. We could not have enjoyed the experience more.
The Innkeepers Liz and Carol were a joy to be around. Liz kept in contact before our trip. She obtained several details from us, including what we liked to eat, and arranged a lunch for us while we got ready on our wedding day. Liz and Carol prepared breakfast for us both days and the spread was delicious! We spent the evening of our wedding sharing some cake with them.
The suite was beautiful as was the rest of the home. We have never experienced a stay like this one and we cannot wait to come back.
Highly recommend Kate Stanton Inn!
A Very Special Place!
October 24, 2017
The Kate Stanton Inn is a very beautiful and special bed and breakfast, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the San Diego area. Liz and Carol put so much attention to detail so that you feel as if you’re in Martha Stewart’s home (Liz and Carol are the best hostesses ever!). They took note of my dietary preferences, coordinated meal times, served delicious local and organic food, and provided all of the necessary toiletries. I stayed at the Inn in October 2017 for my wedding, and recommend the Chatham suite as a bridal suite or honeymoon suite – It has a breathtaking view of Batiquitos Lagoon and the ocean, plenty of light, a large master bathroom with two separate commodes and a giant walk in closet.. Liz and Carol made my stay extra special by providing champagne and organizing a luncheon for me and my bridesmaids the day of the wedding. The Inn was the perfect place for pictures as well, and we ended up taking beautiful “getting ready” and “first look” photos. The Inn has other rooms as well, and I would recommend it to anyone traveling through San Diego, either for a short or extended stay. It is great for people traveling alone, couples, and families. I plan on returning to the Kate Stanton with my family for many years to come! Thank you Liz and Carol, for creating such a special place.
October 10, 2017
My husband and I stayed with Liz and Carol when we went out to CA to visit my daughter for her birthday! Lovely home and breakfast was delightful! Will be coming back when we go and visit the area again. Thanks Liz and Carol for everything!
Lovely B&B in Encinitas
September 28, 2017
This is a wonderful B&B! My husband and I couldn’t say enough about the excellent stay we had at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Car could not have been more accommodating. Will definitely return!
What an absolute gem!
August 02, 2017
What an absolute treat it was to stay here!!! My husband and I celebrated our two year anniversary with a getaway weekend to California (were from Arizona) Liz and carol are SUCH incredible hostesses who have obviously mastered the art of hospitality. It was absolutely delightful and not awkward in the least bit (as some b and bs can be) I feel like we became part of a family as the other guests were so kind and fun to talk to as well! If you find yourself in Encinitas, do not pass this place up!
Very nice place to stay!
July 25, 2017
Delightful place to stay. The innkeeper is very personable and goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and at home.
June 29, 2017
My wife and I spent 2 wonderful days at the inn. Liz and Carol are perfect hosts and were gracious enough to allow us to stay in their beautiful home. Everything was perfect from the food to the furnishings. We will definitely return when we need another break from the Az.heat. Highly recommended! Thank you Liz and Carol!
Charming Romantic Getaway
June 21, 2017
Beautiful property and charming room fully remodeled to Nantucket style theme. Private bath and patio on ground floor made this a wonderful weekend for my wife and I. We were there for a Sunday wedding and Liz allowed us a late check to accommodate the afternoon start time. She also had coffee set up for us each morning by 5:30 am as we are both early risers. Delicious food and great conversations with Inn keepers and other guests made for a perfect weekend.
Best Bed and Breakfast Experience
May 21, 2017
A beautiful, clean bed and breakfast. The innkeepers treated you like you were family. The breakfast provided was a delicious treat.
April 27, 2017
We very much enjoyed our two night stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. The Inn is a lovely home situated in paradise, otherwise known as Encinitas. The beach is an easy 1/4 mile walk from the Inn, and the location provides easy access to all of the North County beach towns. The proprietor, Liz and the innkeeper, Carol are two of the most gracious and interesting women you are ever likely to meet. They provided good wine and even better conversation in the early evening. Carol’s breakfasts were scrumptious and satisfying. Our room was beautifully appointed and comfortable. We hope to find time for another stay at the Kate Stanton Inn soon!
A Great Escape
April 26, 2017
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a too-brief, two day stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. Innkeepers Liz and Carol were wonderful and welcoming. The property was great…so comfortable and tastefully appointed. The bed sheets were maybe the best I’ve ever experienced in any hotel or inn. Sunday breakfast featuring smoked salmon (among anything else desired) was especially scrumptious! We also enjoyed the interesting history of Kate Stanton. We recommend!
Outstanding all around
March 28, 2017
I just spend 5 wonderful days at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol’s home is beautiful, extremely clean, tidy, charming and very lovely. I woke up to a wonderful breakfast, great coffee and watching Hummingbirds from my bedroom terrace. I will never stay in a Hotel again when I come to visit San Diego. Just beautiful, loved it!!
An Anniversary to Remember!
March 09, 2017
My husband and I had a wonderfully peaceful and memorable stay at this beautiful B&B. We felt like we made two new friends. Liz and Carol are so welcoming and generous and wanted to make sure we had a great time. We will most definitely return again.
We stayed in the Chatham Suite and the room, along with the view, was absolutely beautiful.
We will happily be recommending it to our friends and family!
Like my 9 and 12 year olds would say:”BEST TIME EVER!!!”
February 27, 2017
No words can express the wonderful time my family and I had at the Kate Stanton Inn! The home is impeccable, and the service is out of this world. Incredibly comfortable rooms and beds. The decor in the rooms is both comforting and relaxing. The pictures don’t do it justice. The food was home cooked and made with so much love and care. It was delicious!!! Liz and Carol are warm and welcoming. You leave knowing you have new friends forever, and for us, we have new members for our family. They are the perfect guide for your relaxed or active vacation. We have visited San Diego many times before, and this was our first time at a B&B. I don’t think we will ever stay anywhere else while in San Diego. This was the first time we all felt rested while on vacation… No need for a vacation after your vacation after you stay at Kate Stanton Inn. We can’t wait to go back!!
Great B&B experience
November 17, 2016
A charming location (Leucadia). Our spotless and beautifully appointed room, the Nantucket Suite, had a fabulous bed and wonderful linens. Very pleasant, friendly and helpful hosts were available and knowledgeable. The lovely breakfasts and especially the home made bran muffins were so appreciated!
Highly recommend Kate Stanton Inn anyone wanting a for superior B&B experience.
November 14, 2016
This place definitely exceeded expectations. It’s in a quiet neighborhood near both the freeway and the beach, so very convenient. Liz and Carol do a fantastic job as innkeepers; their hospitality is warm but not intrusive. They do a great job of making you feel at home. As an example, after a long, cross-country flight, I arrived at the inn around 10:00 PM and a hot dinner was awaiting me. The Nantucket room is comfortable, large and well maintained. The breakfasts were wonderful, with fresh fruit, juice and eggs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a luxurious small inn with a great innkeeper’s touch.
A Great Stay in Encinitas
August 20, 2016
Liz and Carol did a great job of tending to all of our needs during our stay at the Inn. We had 4 delicious breakfasts at the Inn, plus coffee or wine in the late afternoon after we had returned from our daytime adventures. For our nights out, the Inn is 5 minutes away from Mr. Peabody’s, which has different types of live music every night, and 3 minutes away from Fish 101, which serves the best fish in Encinitas.
The Kate Stanton Inn is named after and dedicated to the grandmother of Liz. We enjoyed our stay very much, and plan to return next summer
Best B&B experience ever!
July 02, 2016
From the moment we stepped foot in the Kate Stanton Inn, Liz and Carol made us feel at home. Their meticulous attention to the details of truly providing their guests with gracious hospitality pours out in abundance. You can’t go wrong with a stay at the Kate Stanton Inn!
June 26, 2016
Liz and Carol hosted me and two friends for a long weekend. From booking the room to our farewell, Liz and Carol did not skip a beat in terms of service, warmth and overall quality. They made us feel so welcomed and pampered. It all started with a beautiful cheese platter and wine when we arrived. It would require too much space to adequately describe the delicious and gourmet breakfasts. They had no problem catering to our vegetarian diets and working around our schedules. When we decided the second night that we wanted to catch the sunset, they even packed us wine and cheese to go! The room was also spectacular. The huge windows and breezy air made it a delightful place to wake up. All amenities were covered. I have never experienced such great towels! Bottom line, we had a wonderful getaway and we are grateful to our gracious hosts. We will be back!
I love staying here
March 12, 2016
I often come down to visit my daughter in Encinitas, and am so happy to have found such a wonderful place to stay in that area, It’s practically a destination in itself. I love the intimacy, comforts, and beauty of the home. The innkeepers also happen to be very warm and accomodating. I will stay here often!
K. McCorkle, Alamo, CA
Made Our Trip!
March 09, 2016
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at this wonderful Inn. We have both stayed at other Inns in the past, but this one was by far the best! We loved getting to know Carol and Liz and they made us feel right at home. Staying here really made our trip so much for enjoyable. The breakfasts are amazing; better than a restaurant! There were so many thoughtful things that they offered us, such as a glass of wine upon our arrival, beach chairs and towels, and even a snack for our long plane ride home. We will definitely be staying here the next time we visit the area!
August 13, 2015
We found our stay to be relaxing, comfortable, and delicious. Our hosts had excellent suggestions of things to do, and they were well equipped for whatever outing the guests wanted. Meal conversations were interesting and lively. All effort was made for a welcoming visit, and we were so happy with our selection to celebrate our anniversary.
A wonderful getaway
August 10, 2015
My husband and I had a really wonderful weekend being pampered at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol were gracious hosts and anticipated, and took care of, our every need without us even having to ask. The breakfasts both morning were delicious and Liz made sure to cater them to our tastes. She offered us wine and appetizers in the afternoon, and we had a great time sitting at the kitchen counter talking with her and the other guests. Liz’s house is just beautiful and the garden, with its view of the water, is a tranquil place to sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee. I really can’t say enough about what a gem the Kate Stanton Inn is. We will definitely be back. Thank you Liz and Carol!
April 04, 2015
Service exceeded expectations. Innkeeper was fantastic and food was delicious!
Wonderful stay, great people
March 06, 2015
Had a marvelous visit to the Kate Stanton. while the rooms and food was spot on, it was the innkeepers that made it such a highlight of our trip. Would definitely and completely recommend for all.
Home away from home
February 21, 2015
Looking through TripAdvisor for a hotel in Encinitas, I decided to do something I never do, consider a B&B. I have nothing against B&B`s, but somehow never got into the habit of using them. This time I had a motive, I wanted to feel a little bit “taken care of”, as I was on a house hunting trip for our family, soon to move to this beautiful but unfamiliar area.
The Kate Stanton Inn and Liz and Carol and their whole extended family provided me all the warmth I was hoping for. Such kind people! You can tell that they love doing what they do. The room itsefl was marvelous. So fresh, clean, comfortable and well decorated! The breakfasts were absolutely delicious.
If you are looking for a warm and friendly place quite different from your typical hotel, by all means consider this Inn where Liz and Carol will provide you a warm welcome.
Homey and comfortable B&B
February 17, 2015
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful Inn for Valentine’s Day weekend and so enjoyed our stay. The Innkeeper Liz is very nice and aims to please. Our room was well designed, clean and comfortable. Breakfast both days was beyond our expectations, homemade, fresh and delicious. Liz and Carol are truly a delight to visit with. We would recommend you stay at Kate Stanton Inn for a lovely time.
December 22, 2014
We had an amazing weekend at this beautiful B&B and we are already missing everything about this place; our room the Chatham suite is spectacular and those views are so relaxing along with a bathroom the size of a suite itself. The breakfasts and the conversations with Liz and Carol were the best of this trip. We stay in beautiful places and I have to say that this is the room that we have found to be the most relaxing of all. We will be returning as soon as we can take another trip to this amazing place since we got spoiled for other places., Thank you Liz and Carol for a blissful weekend!
Absolutely the BEST !!!
September 10, 2014
Room was perfect.
The inn was so wonderful.
The breakfast, coffee, snacks, wine… just perfect. We felt spoiled there!
I could just hang out an chat with the owners all day.
It is just like visiting family back in Vermont, only this was MORE comfortable 🙂
Can’t wait to visit again, truly this is a home away from home.
My wife and I sincerely thank everyone at the inn for just the most lovely stay !!
August 21, 2014
The innkeeper, Liz, was a gracious hostess who made us feel at home. The room was beautiful and so comfortable—the decor was lovely. Breakfast was great. I would love to go back.
Home away from home
July 23, 2014
Forget 5 star hotels and motels. You have to give this one a go. I stayed there for 7 days and it was faultless. Hosts were two mature ladies who were the perfect hosts. Tell your family and friends, you won’t regret it. Watch out for the breakfast, never the same twice and Michelin award standard.
Our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn
June 02, 2014
My wife and I loved staying here for our anniversary, we are so glad we came across it online! Wine and cheese in the afternoon, wonderful breakfasts each morning…we were definitely taken care of. The property is peaceful and immaculate, with great views up the coastline from the backyard patio. All the details, big and small, were covered. Top-notch all the way, we highly recommend!
Weekend with my very pregnant daughter!
June 02, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Perfect Weekend Away
May 30, 2014
This is the best B&B we have stayed at. The innkeeper, Liz, was absolutely the nicest, friendliest innkeeper we have met in our 25 years of B&B getaway weekends. We felt like we were visiting dear friends and were pampered as such. The Nantucket room is lovely, very comfortable with thick soft towels and cozy throws. The electric fireplace makes it romantic. The breakfasts were outstanding and generous. I am definitely looking forward to a return visit.
A peaceful, lovely B&B
February 25, 2014
Two nights at the Kate Stanton Inn was relaxing and truly refreshed my spirit! The Nantucket Suite is spacious with a light airy decor and a comfortable bed. The hosts create a good balance of hospitality and conversation with an awareness of your privacy. Breakfast is served to you at the table with delicious results! The sweet dog and cats create a homelike atmosphere that’s welcome for animal lovers. A must stay
for anyone who enjoys the comforts of a B&B.
February 25, 2014
It was so different to enjoy a welcome committee upon arrival! Liz & Carol have every base covered from personalized toiletries to a book and DVD collection at your disposal. Having wine in the evening by their fireplace was especially relaxing. Staying here was 100% better than staying at the much larger hotel where my Company seminar was held.
Thank you ladies for your hospitality, french toast and enjoyable conversations!
Best experience at a B&B ever!
November 16, 2013
Beautiful home in perfect location to access San Diego area, meticulously clean, exceptionally gracious hosts who warmly welcome you to share their home. Nantucket Room is decorated in crisp blue and white, bed and linens are plush and inviting. There is an in-room electric fireplace to warm you as well as a ceiling fan and french doors that open to private patio to cool you. We loved the full sized bathroom with window seat and large glass enclosed shower. We cherished our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn – so very comfortable! Returning each night after touring San Diego area all day truly felt like stepping into a peaceful and nurturing oasis. Liz and Carol are “one-of-a-kind” on the scale of B&B innkeepers. They greet you warmly and sincerely, prepare and provide a plentiful and tasty breakfast with careful and thoughtful attention to any dietary needs, offer yummy and healthy snacks accompanied with wine in the afternoon (to which they welcomed our daughter whom we were visiting), and even sent us off to the airport with a wonderful bagged meal to eat at departure!!
Liz and Carol trumped all previous experiences we have had at a B&B, and coming from the New England area where B&B’s are plentiful, this is saying a lot. We would return to the Kate Stanton Inn without question – it’s perfect!
-Denise and Steve, Boston area
It just can’t be any better!
November 12, 2013
As a repeat visitor, the Kate Stanton Inn is the finest Bed and Breakfast I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. If I am anywhere near (even if it’s not so close) this location, I won’t stay anywhere else. Liz and Carol are the very best hosts. Exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated, wonderful food. I will certainly be back.
Warren and Malia
September 16, 2013
Though we were gone more than we were there, I would absolutely recommend the Kate Stanton Inn to visitors to Encinitas. I would also stay there again. Everything was absolutely wonderful. Didn’t think I’d like sharing a bathroom, but even that was seamless.
The perfect place for the perfect weekend
August 26, 2013
Liz and Carol…..outstanding
Charming great room……outstanding
Are you picking up a pattern here?
Wonderful Encinitas B&B
August 25, 2013
As a native of San Diego, I was looking for a quaint and cozy weekend near the beach and away from the big hotels. We got that and much, much more! Liz made my husband and I feel at home with incredible breakfasts every morning and a glass of wine at sunset on the deck. Terrific accommodations and we will definitely be back!!!
July 26, 2013
What a gem. So clean and lovely. We have also made two new friends.
Perfect spot to explore San Diego area
July 23, 2013
Wonderful spot for East Coasters exploring San Diego. You can walk to the beach or enjoy quick drive into Encinitas/Leucadia for shopping/cinema/restaurants. Take the Coaster train into San Diego (skip the traffic) and discover the great Balboa Park and Old Town areas. Hostesses Liz and Carol are warm and hospitable–they have created an oasis for travellers. The rooms are immaculate and so comfy–the bed was a dream. Our private deck in the Nantucket suite was perfect for early coffee or stargazing. Breakfast was tasty and filling–and Liz truly wants to know what your preferences are. We frequent B&Bs and put this in one of the top spots.
The Kate Stanton Inn: A Review
July 20, 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful three-day experience at the Kate Stanton Inn. From the moment we arrived we felt very much at home in this beautiful southern California home. Liz and Carol are warm and gracious hostesses who made our 50th. Wedding anniversary an extra-special occasion. We will always be grateful for the kindness we experienced during our visit. Over the years we have stayed at many B&Bs throughout western and northern Europe but non can compare with the Encinitas inn. The comfort, cleanliness, hospitality, and food are exceptional so much so that no detail is overlooked–for example, dietary considerations are made for those with special needs. We are pleased to give The Kate Stanton Inn our highest endorsement and we can’t wait for a return visit to this southern California gem!
Jean and Bryan Thompson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI.
Amazing and Restful Sanctuary
July 14, 2013
I came here after a fertility cycle to rest. Liz and Carol provided the perfect nourishing atmosphere at the Inn to help me decompress after a stressful time and to regain my energy for the next phase in my life. Their positive attitudes, engaging conversation, magnificent breakfasts, meditative patio, and impeccable rooms contributed to an amazingly healing three days. I will definitely return and (hopefully) with my little one(s).
What a lucky find!
July 07, 2013
Highly recommended! Flying into the McLellan-Palomar Airport, we were looking for lodging in Encinitas. It was a stroke of luck to find the Kate Stanton Inn. We felt welcome and comfortable… and pampered.
Having done my share of travel, I hope to find clean accommodations. This is my top priority, and this was met and exceeded. All other aspects, the friendly atmosphere, the adorable ambience, the delicious food…all were more than I could have hoped for or imagined.
Feels like home
June 30, 2013
Short and simple: Liz and Carol open up their beautiful home with kind, open arms. Perfect attention to detail, great conversations, all under a clean, homey atmosphere.
Time out of mind in this coastal retreat…
June 23, 2013
Easy to believe you’re in the upscale lap of understated Eastern Seaboard luxury while rolling in crisp white sheets, gazing at the periwinkle walls and white wains-coated details of the Nantucket Room… until you enter the casual elegance of the adobe style spiral staircase and saltillo tiles that grace the expansive great room in truest California Mission style. Breakfast, service and hospitality were equally impressive. This place is a winner.
An Idyllic Stay
June 04, 2013
Liz and Carol have created an idyllic spot for travellers, giving them the gift of home. We were so comfortable and so well taken care of, complete with water and snacks to take with us for the day, and well-stocked goody bags for the plane. Liz’s breakfasts are glorious, ample, delicious, served with great aplomb, witty remarks, and beautifully designed place settings. We looked forward to coming home after our days out, and relaxing around the kitchen counter with wine, beer, tea, and talking about anything and everything. I am so glad that we found this inn!
June 02, 2013
Our stay, actually my in-laws stayed at the Inn, us at another, and I was jealous. Liz and Carol are top shelf. Professional, personable, warm, fun, intelligent, the list goes on. My father-in-law needed extra help and it was as if Liz and Carol were family. I can’t say enough about the character of these two women. They are a Blessing.
A Little Cape Cod (hacienda style) in Encinitas
May 29, 2013
Dear B&B Travelers,
The Kate Stanton Inn is a great price/performance find. It on a cul-de-sac a rise overlooking the Encinitas pamet. The grounds are pleasant without door seating for reading or picnicking. The interior of the hacienda is familial and the rooms are comfortable, pleasant, and clean.
The best-for-last the inn-keepers are great, pleasant, smart, and caring. If that is not enough, their breakfasts are great.
Wonderful Encinitas Retreat
May 09, 2013
We stayed for 4 nights in the Nantucket room and enjoyed every minute. When we arrived Liz had cookies and lemonade for us. Our room was immaculate, spacious and quiet. Each night when we came “home” the fireplace was going, and we had water and mints by our bed. Breakfast was delicious and different each day. I actually went two of the days without lunch because I wasn’t hungry! It was a pleasure to spend time visiting with Liz and Carol. We figured out this was the sixteenth Bed and Breakfast we’ve stayed in during our 18+ years of marriage and the Kate Stanton Inn definitely ranks at the top! We would recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a cozy place to stay in the San Diego area.
March 13,14, 2013
March 20, 2013
The hosts, Liz and Carol are wonderful people and made my wife and I feel very much at home and welcome. The bedroom was very nice and the bed comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding and the hosts let us select the time that we wanted to eat.
Also, located in a nice quiet neighborhood, close to access to Interstate 5 and other arteries for ease of travel during the day.
Would stay there again and certainly will recommend the Kate Stanton Inn to our friends.
Lovely, calm, relaxing
March 09, 2013
We stayed two nights. The decor of the entire house is beautiful, pleasant, and reminds me of an elegant beach cottage style. Very light and airy. The bed was very comfortable, the shower excellent, everything very clean and tidy. Our hosts Liz and Carol took very good care of us and were personable. They pay attention to detail: little things like a bathroom amenities basket, water at bedside, bed turned down, mint on nightstand, and bathrobes in the closets, all made us feel pampered. The breakfast both days was delicious and varied. If I am traveling to that area again, I will definitely book a room at the Kate Stanton Inn.
Fantastic bed & breakfast
February 21, 2013
I traveled with my wife and 1yr old and we had a very enjoyable time. Liz was very accommodating with our needs and went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Everything was really top notch. The rooms are excellent, the breakfast was great, and it was a very friendly environment.
Kate Stanton Inn in Encinitas, CA
January 25, 2013
We stayed for two nights in the Nantucket Room, which was located on the main floor of a lovely home in Encinitas, CA. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and very clean. We were provided with toothpast, toothbrushes, cream and body wash toiletries. Liz and Carol were very gracious hosts, offering us tips on where to eat (they had menus of local restaurants), providing turndown service, delicious snacks and a gourmet breakfast.
January 18, 2013
My wife and I stay with Liz and Carol back in October. We were there on an exploration of the area as we had decided to relocate to Carlsbad. When we were heading over we were running a little behind and called Liz to let here know. She was extremely understanding and reminded us to take our time and enjoy the trip. We did.
When we arrived it was one of the nicest experiences I have ever had at a Bed and Breakfast, or anywhere. We were greeted with and nice glass of wine, cheese and conversation. Our housemates from Switzerland arrived soon after us and joined in on the fun. We had such a great time we completely blew off heading into town and hung out with Liz, Carol and the other guests.
The next morning was another day of the same wonderful hospitality. Breakfast was an absolute joy. We followed that by running all over town and beyond. We were scheduled to head back home that afternoon, but decided we wanted one more night of The Kate Stanton Inn. It was worth it!
Thanks Liz and Carol.
We loved it!
5 on December 05, 2012
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. When we returned at night lit candles and a fire in the fireplace welcomed us. Our daughters, five and almost three, especially enjoyed the talks with Carol in the mornings plus the fresh blueberries and raspberries. It was a delight.
Nothing short of fabulous!
on November 21, 2012
We LOVED our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn! Actually, you can’t say anything that has not already been said. It’s just wonderful! Liz and Carol were so welcoming and truly cared about us. This little Inn is more than the combination of a 5 Star+ Hotel and a loving home.
A Home Away from Home
4.6 on November 03, 2012
Carol and Liz greeted me with warmth and good cheer as if I were a long-lost friend. I have never been given such personal attention in a B& B; I felt a member of an extended family. The views of the ocean and lagoon from the patio are beautiful; the decor throughout the house is tasteful and comfortable. Everything is spotlessly clean. Robes are even provided.
Private home away from home!
5 on November 01, 2012
This was our first experience with a B&B, when we drove up and saw it was a house in a residential area we wondered what we had gotten in for!
After walking in and being greeted by Liz with a batch of fresh from the oven cookies and homemade lemonade we were pleasantly surprised. The house was cozy and comfortable; the backyard was secluded and very relaxing. In the afternoons we would sit outside with a plate of cheese, yummy crackers and fresh fruit with a crisp glass of wine!
The best way to sum up our experience was it resembled the wonderfully warm, safe nurturing feeling of coming home from college for a weekend.
PERSONAL RETREAT HAVEN
5 on September 28, 2012
I went for a Personal Retreat weekend and it was just amazing. Liz & Carol are so kind, professional and fun. I was so pampered, I loved it!!
My room was spotless, sunny, spacious and the common areas where very nice.
The breakfast (mostly organic) is delicious and Liz will make you just what you crave and need for your stay! Casual gatherings in the afternoon are accompanied by home made snacks a glass (or two) of wine.
They have a great terrace with ocean view and the beach amenities are there for your use while you are at the Inn.
I will be back!
4.2 on September 25, 2012
We recently stayed at the Kate Stanton Inn while we were in on business so that we could be close to all of our favorite places! Ponto Beach, La Costa Farms Farmers Market, Studio Barre, Batiquitos Lagoon, and Encinitas and the 101. Liz and Carol were incredibly gracious hosts and accommodated our every need. The food they served us was super fresh, beautifully presented and they always had a glass of chilled wine ready for us with cheese and crackers when we came home from our many adventures!
We cannot wait to return to visit our new friends, Liz and Carol!
5 on September 17, 2012
Stayed with Liz and Carol on a business trip recently. Typically I go the standard “hotel” route, but their home was recommended to me by my parents who had recently visited. Carol and Liz were amazing innkeepers. Their home was charming and clean. They welcomed me withopen arms and went way above and beyond a typical B&B. The bed was very comfortable, the home was immaculate and most importantly, they were delightful. Food was delicious and they were very flexible. Highly recommended.
The best B&B experience ever!!
4.8 on September 12, 2012
This was our 1st visit to Kate Stanton Inn. I called Liz, the innkeeper directly when I was looking for availability for our trip. Starting with this call, it was clear that Liz was a highly engaging person, ready to accommodate almost any need related to our trip to the san diego area. The trip coincided with our wedding anniversary, without any prompting, Liz was immediately planning to buy some special bottles of wine to celebrate the event. Remarkably, she was doing this at her own expense. Prior to our arrival, we had a number of contacts dedicated to providing us with the best possible vacation stay with her. We traveled with a couple who are long-time friends and we decided to take the 2 bedrooms with shared bath for the 4 of us. Each room was wonderfully appointed, had a great bed, and closet and drawer space beyond our need. This was the 1st B&B that I’ve been to where the breakfast is totally scheduled around the needs of the guests. The quality of breakfast was extraordinary with each day providing a new creation of the most fresh and tasty ingredients possible. Each afternoon wine and cheese was made available to us in the most gracious manner on the outside patio with a view of the ocean. Liz and her partner, Carol, attended to all the details that make for a luxurious vacation. As direct evidence of our high regard, we have already referred our son to this inn who is traveling on business. The experience at this B&B was memorable and we look forward to returning in the near future.
The Best B&B Ever!
5 on September 05, 2012
We have stayed at bed and breakfasts across North America and nothing holds a candle to the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carroll are incredible, generous, warm-hearted and welcoming innkeepers – and the accommodations, food and ambience are just fantastic. We can’t recommend this inn enough. It is by far the best B&B we have found to date. Lynne & Dan
Like a Home away from Home
5 on August 27, 2012
My experience with Liz Clarke and the Kate Stanton Inn in Leucadia, outside San Diego was 1st class all the way. From making arrangements, to the house itself down to the smallest details like a fresh toothbrush & toothpaste to a glass of wine with the innkeeper before bed. I would give Kate Stanton Inn my highest recommendation for anyone coming to the area. It’s luxurious accommodations with the friendliest service at value prices. 5 Stars all the way.
Doug F., Chicago, IL
A Memorable Stay
5 on August 14, 2012
In the late afternoon on a sunny day in Encinitas (aren’t the days all sunny in the San Diego area?) we found ourselves relaxing on the patio at the Kate Stanton Inn enjoying the view of the Pacific Ocean stretching before us to the horizon and, by casting our gaze a bit to the right, the deep blue waters of Batiquitos Lagoon below, all the while sipping wine (or another beverage if you prefer) and tasting the fruit, cheeses and other snacks the innkeeper, Liz Clarke, had spread before us. It was quite a wonderful start to our three-day stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. In fact, our total experience of the Kate Stanton Inn made it one of the most pleasantly memorable of the many B&Bs we’ve visited. Liz Clarke’s connection to the inn goes back over thirty years as she now lives her dream of being an innkeeper. When you meet Liz you understand why she is perfect for this calling and loves it so much. She truly enjoys meeting her guests and serving their needs while allowing them all the space and privacy they desire. In our case, our conversations with her became a special part of our stay that we looked forward to each day. When we stay at a B&B we consider breakfast to be the first item on our agenda for that day, as significant as the other things we have planned for the day. We look forward both to the breakfast the innkeeper serves and the conversations that occur among the guests. On both counts we were more than fulfilled. The guests were interesting and the conversations lively, and the breakfasts Liz, who is a wonderful cook, served were varied, generous and delicious. The inn itself is spotless and the rooms reflect Liz’ homage to both her beloved grandmother (Kate Stanton) and her New England roots. We feel we have made a friend in Liz and found the place where we will stay whenever our travels take us to the San Diego area. Judy and Don
Cozy stop over
4.8 on August 07, 2012
My wife and I stayed at the Kate Stanton just 1 night. We were very happy with our accommodations and were blown away by warm, welcoming atmosphere we experienced. Our hostess, Liz welcomed us like family and treated us as such during our entire stay. We enjoyed the company of the other couple staying there had had a wonderful evening of wine and conversation. The breakfast the next morning was amazing as well! We were only upset by the fact that we were passing through and could not stay longer! We hope to visit again! Jay and Olivia
Fantastic Inn and Wonderful Hosts
5 on August 05, 2012
We have just spent three wonderful nights at The Kate Stanton Inn, from the moment of our arrival to our departure we have never felt more welcome and well looked after by anyone. Liz and Carol know how to welcome you into their home and make you feel like you are a friend not just another guest. Liz makes wonderful breakfasts every morning and can tailor the menu to your inliidual requirement, Carol looks after your room and ensures that you have everything you could possibly require whilst you stay with them. The rooms are as good as any four star hotel, but better still you get the lovely personal touches like the flame-less candles lit in your room at turn down and the fire on. Our son was delighted when we arrived home one evening to find a basket of books for him, by his bed.
We look forward to returning to their beautiful home soon.
A wonderful place to stay
5 on August 02, 2012
My wife and I have stayed at B&B’s all over the world and must say that our visit to the Kate Stanton Inn made it one of our favorites and most memorable. The “Outstanding” ratings we have given for all the categories are not an exaggeration but reflect the very real emphasis that the owners place on the comfort of their guests. The room we stayed in was cozy, clean, and comfortable. The breakfasts served by our host, Liz, were top notch as was the company of the other guests we met and conversed with as we dined. Liz is a gracious and charming host. I’ll sum it up by saying “we’ll be back”.
5 on August 01, 2012
We stayed 3 nights at the Kate Stanton Inn (Camp Liz) and had a delightful time. Very nice B&B with charming ambiance and awesomebreakfasts. Liz was very helpful and accomodating and we plan to return and stay here when we visit San Diego again.
5 on July 31, 2012
The weekend at the Kate Stanton Inn was absolutely wonderful. Liz, the Innkeeper is delightful and was a joy to share time and conversation with. The home itself is airy, comfortable, very clean, nicely decorated, and gives you a very relaxed feeling. The breakfasts were amazing and Liz is a wonderful cook. It is a place that really caters to their guests in so many ways. The wine, the fruit, the patio, and being close to the beach was wonderful. We will definately be back to visit and stay at the the Kate Stanton Inn and share our time with Liz and who is now a part of our lives. Thank you for sharing your home with the rest of the world to enjoy…
Kari and Keith Figgins
Great bed and breakfast with even better company!
5 on July 25, 2012
This was our families first time at a bed and breakfast and all I can tell you is that it won’t be our last. I want to thank Liz and Carol for all of thier hospitality. I enjoyed waking up to a five star breakfast every morning. We did not have the same kind of breakfast once while there. They really invited our one year old into thier home putting moms mind at ease that he was not distrubing other guests. He even got a separate bedroom from us making our stay that much more enjoyable. Liz and Carol accomodated our every need. I just can’t say enough positive things!!! If you in the San Diego area give this place a try. You will not be disappointed.
5 on July 21, 2012
Cannot say enough good things about the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol are lovely and are genuinely interested in their guests well-being. This place is a gem. Can’t wait to return. It was so relaxing. I especially enjoyed running by the beach and the wonderful breakfasts.
Please don’t forget us.
Warren and Paige
Ah – a wonderful respite to fill up your soul!
5 on July 16, 2012
My husband and I are locals – we live in East County San Diego where it is extremely hot in the summertime. My husband found this lovely gem for a quick get-a-away near the ocean. We were greeted by two wonderful innkeepers, Liz and Carol. They instantly make you feel welcome and at home. I felt like I was back home in New England. The rooms were all New England but the house had touches of San Diego. We stayed in “Kate’s Cottage” and didn’t want to leave the comfy bed and cool breezes. After visiting the beach, we took a short nap, had a glass of wine and chocolates and went out for pizza. We couldn’t wait to relax in the bed and read. The following morning, we walked for four miles and returned to a gourmet, home-cooked breakfast.
It was difficult to leave as you felt like you were leaving some of your family behind! We thank Liz and Carol for the warm hospitality!
A great vacation!
5 on July 15, 2012
My husband and I stayed one week while visiting our daughter who resides in Encinitas. The accommodations were perfect: delicious breakfasts and wonderful endearing hosts. The inn is ideally located to all the great places we visited. I arrived exhausted and left renewed. The inn will certainly be our home on the west coast.
Teresa and Collin’s Great Graduation Adventure
5 on June 18, 2012
I had a wonderful time at the Kate Stanton Inn. I was a first timer as a Bed & Breakfast guest, and all my fears were put to rest. We relaxed, talked, ate some wonderful pastries, drank coffee and I even got to take the household dog for a walk! It was a relaxing way to spend an otherwise busy weekend. A+ to the Kate Stanton Inn!
The Only Place to Stay in Encinitas!
5 on June 17, 2012
We have never had a better stay away from home in all our travels. Lizzie and Carol became like family – so warm, welcoming, and fun! The house itself was immaculate but relaxed, a combination of a California beach house and a Cape Cod cottage. The room we had (the Nantucket) was open, airy, and with its own backyard terrace. The in-suite bathroom was beautiful and clean. And the breakfasts!!! No words. Fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, french toast, uncured bacon, real oatmeal, croissants…. I could go on and on. Finally, the location was ideal – tucked into a quiet neighborhood but right off Highway 101 with all the restaurants and shops, close to Interstate 5 for fast travel, and 5 min away from the beach. We just left and are going back in 4 weeks!
The best B & B experience I’ve ever had!
5 on June 10, 2012
From the first contact by phone making my reservation, to the time I left, I felt completely welcomed. Liz and Carol have a beautiful space, and they went above an beyond to make sure that I felt at home, had what I needed. The room was beautifully appointed, very clean, and quiet. Liz makes awesome breakfasts — and caters to every dietary need. I am so glad that I found them and I will definitely go back. Wonderful experience. M.S., Columbus, OH
A Wonderful Escape from the Daily Grind
5 on May 28, 2012
My husband and I celebrated his 50th birthday this past weekend by retreating to the lovely and peaceful Kate Stanton Inn. The hostesses, Liz and Carol, are kind, gracious ladies who’ve created a retreat that is simple, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. It was close to the action in Encinitas as well as to the beach, yet removed enough for us to relax in the evenings. We can’t wait for our next visit and hope we can help persuade others to give this deserving B&B a try.
The inn was much more than a B&B
5 on May 13, 2012
Bobby and I went for my birthday and Liz and Carol could not have made us feel more like family. We loved our room and just the comfort of nice people and great conversation. We are planning a new trip soon. Thanks again Cappy Sanders
Five Star Kate Stanton Inn
5 on April 30, 2012
If I won $1000 to review a bed and breakfast inn, I would spend every last dollar and more at the Kate Stanton Inn! We arrived at 10 PM, hours late, to be met by Liz and Carol in their bathrobes. We sat up talking for well over and hour. Our room was cozy and elegant with exquisite attention to detail (turkish towels embroidered, lovely soaps and bottles of water, chocolates on our pillow, etc.) A beach chair and coffee-to-go were waiting for me in the morning and breakfast was ready on the patio when we returned. Breakfast! I haven’t had breakfast like this in years. Berry Crip. hot blueberry muffins laden with berries, creme fraiche, scrambled eggs with cheese, crisp bacon, organic cream for the hot coffee, freshly squeezed juice, croissants and brioche, delicious. The best part of all – our hosts, lovely and charming! We’re already talking about our next visit!
Superb hosts, incredible cuisine, pristine accommodations
5 on April 27, 2012
Kate Stanton Inn was one of the loveliest, freshest B&B’s ever. Can’t imagine any hotel or other B&B offering such superb service, pristine cleanliness, and thoroughly hospitable accommodations. Not one detail was spared. From knock-out breakfast to providing gift wrap…no, wrapping the gift FOR us, Liz and Carol were outstanding. If our impeccable Pottery Barn styled guest room had a tub along with its spacious shower, I would have never left!!! The quiet location was EXACTLY what we needed.
“Escape from the rat race”
5 on April 21, 2012
We were looking for a place close to home to celebrate 22 years of marital bliss, and to get away. We found the inn on the Internet, and decided to go for it. Our weekend was fantastic. We spent alot of time just relaxing in the living room and in our own room. The weather was rainy, so we stayed at the inn, warm and cozy near our personal fireplace. The food was fantastic, and our inn keepers are two of the kindest people on the planet. We recommend you stay here.
5 on March 19, 2012
Carol and Liz treated us like VIP relatives.
Our Nantucket room was a cosy, calming oasis.
The Inn has views of water on 2 sides, fruit trees and plantings compliment the yard. The breakfasts were feasts of abundant treasured family recipes . We were offered wine and nibbles when we arrived home. We were given maps and recommendations for local attractions and restaurants that were
exactly what we were looking for. We regretted having to relocate downtown for the business part of our trip. The Inn is convenient to the highway.
We found the perfect place!
5 on January 20, 2012
If, like us, you want a warm, personal experience when you travel, the Kate Stanton Inn is the ideal destination in the San Diego area. Located in Encinitas, with its beaches and the Botanical Garden nearby, the inn is an island of tranquility where your every need has been anticipated by Liz and Carol, the charming innkeepers. Their attention to the big picture is reflected in an artistic renovation of the house, with its great room and fireplace, opening arches, saltillo tile floors, and beautiful furnishings.
Liz’s breakfasts will fuel a day’s sightseeing (no need for lunch), and a late afternoon glass of wine by the fire makes for cosy conversation with the hostesses and other guests.
We were very comfortable in our lovely bedroom and appreciated the thoughtful extras: a basket of toiletries should we have forgotten anything, a treat on our pillows at bedtime, and fresh water on the nighttables.
Kai was a special treat. She is the gentlest of dogs and makes friends immediately. When you want her attention, she’s right there. When you don’t, she finds a sunny spot to lie down and won’t hold it against you.
In the end, it is Carol and Liz who made our stay truly exceptional. We entered their home as strangers and left as friends.
Anne and Jan, Tucson, AZ
Great holiday getaway
4.0 on January 11, 2012
Liz and Carol are wonderful hosts! The inn has a very relaxing feel, and the area is full of fun things to do in addition to the beach. The bed in the Nantucket room is the most comfortable in the world! We really enjoyed our stay!
What a wonderful world.
5 on November 14, 2011
Liz and Carol made our one year anniversary celebration very special. We enjoyed our great room, wonderful breakfast but especially enjoyed sitting by the fireplace and just chatting over a glass of vino. All of the extra TLC like the turn down service, the chocolate and cookie treats and the view of the ocean was spectacular. We will return sometime next year as our visit to San Diego was a treat!! Gracias Lizzy and Carol.
PS: We miss Kai!!
5 on October 05, 2011
Liz and Carol treated us like good friends. Liz picked us up and returned us to the train station. We look forward to seeing them again.
Grandmother would be proud.
5 on September 25, 2011
This inn, named after one of the innkeeper’s grandmother, is exquisite in every regard. The breakfasts are gourmet quallity, the accomodations and location are above and beyond as well as the attention to the most minute detail. But what makes this inn so special is the warmth and genuineness of the two innkeepers, Liz and Carol. From the moment we were greeted at the door by their dog Kai, we felt we had become part of a family. We highly recommend this inn and are looking for an excuse to go back as soon as possible.
An incredible anniversary get-away
5 on September 24, 2011
My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay with innkeepers Liz and Carol for our anniversary. The room/house was immaculate, the food was delicious and the hospitality was overwhelmingly welcoming. I can’t give enough compliments to them both and am grateful we had the opportunity to visit their inn. They treated us like loved family, yet gave us complete privacy and comfort.–Thank you both for everything!
Like coming home.
5 on September 22, 2011
I can not begin to describe how wonderful my experience was here. The Kate Stanton Inn was the first place I arrived upon a rough move from the East Coast to California by myself. Liz and Carol instantly adopted me putting in the extra effort to make me feel welcome to California. With in a few hours I felt like I was home. There is no better place to stay in California!
5 on September 13, 2011
BEST B&B I have ever stayed at, in 30 years!!! LOVED the TLC and all the attention to detail. Stayed in the Nantucket Room and I never wanted to leave it! I felt more than “right at home.” The breakfasts and the wine and cheese each evening was just an example of the attention! Love Liz and Carol and I will most certainly be back!!!!
Made Our Trip!
5 on September 10, 2011
My husband and I were so thrilled to find a B&B open to families. We love the intimacy of B&B’s but unfortunately not many are willing to accept children, let alone a 9 month old! We could not have imagined a better place to stay than the Kate Stanton Inn. One word to sum up our experience is perfect! We stayed here 5 days and by the end of the trip we felt as those we were leaving family. Liz and Carol went OUT of their way to make us feel special and at home. The extra special attention to our son and his needs was incredible. Would visit Encinitas again just to stay here and visit with new friends! The Kate Stanton Inn definitely made our trip!!!
Kate Stanton’s spirit lives on at the Inn
5 on September 02, 2011
This is my second visit to the area and am so glad I turned my back on the commercial residences and tried a B & B instead, urged by my son in the interests of safety and care. Well, I found all that and more here. The accommodations are elegant, thoughtful, practical, quiet, and aesthetically pleasing in every way. Innkeepers Liz and Carol couldn’t be more responsive, expert, caring, and kind, providing tips of all sorts to area activities and sights. The breakfasts were hot, plentiful, varied, healthful, and gourmet; coffee was ready when I opened my eyes. Had I gotten back before 10 pm each day I would have shared tea, but I was always welcomed “home,” spending a few minutes to share my wins and my day with anyone who was still lingering in the comfortable common rooms. I had keys to come and go as I pleased. Fellow residents were interesting to talk to. The spirit of the grand tradition of Inns pervaded. When Hurricane Irene forced cancellation of my flight, Liz said of course you’ll be our guest and catch your early flight the next day; Carol got me up at 4:30 am, had coffee ready for me , and handed me a breakfast bag as I left. I hesitate to celebrate this wonderful place as it deserves because I want to be sure my room is available when I go back next time, which I will — soon!
A tremendous visit
5 on August 28, 2011
We stayed 8/24-8/27 and could not have made a better choice. Liz even notified us in advance that there would be annoying road work and we could cancel. No way, that would have been a dreadful decision. Tremendous food, spotless, close to the ocean, and companionable visits over a wee dram. I would recommend this Inn to anyone heading to the SAN area. Have never been in a better B & B & hope to stay many times in the future. Absolutely ZERO defects.
Love, Love Love the Kate Stanton Inn!!
5 on August 24, 2011
Innkeepers Liz and Carol pull out the stops when it comes to hospitality, comfort and friendly service! Our room was meticulously clean, the bed comfy and the bathroom equipped with amenities galore. We were greeted on our arrival with yummy cookies fresh from the oven and a cold drink to soothe throats parched from a long drive through the desert. Liz is an amazing cook and breakfast was delicious and different each day. We even got to choose what time breakfast was served! Carol kept our room beautifully and turn down service with candles, fresh water and treats greeted us each night. We were made to feel like we were part of the family and were sad to have to leave. The experience at the Kate Stanton Inn is one you don’t want to miss if you are visiting San Diego!
A few words about the Kate Stanton Inn
4.0 on August 17, 2011
Liz Clarke and her staff are amazing people. Although we arrived late, we were greeted warmly and made to feel special. The following morning, we were treated to a scrumptious breakfast of fresh fruit, French Toast with bacon, and fresh juice and coffee. We ate outside on the patio and noticed how beautiful the gardens were, and we had a nice view of the ocean, also. The room was spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and there was plenty of hot water and soft, fluffy towels for us to use.
They have a friendly dog and two cats, so be advised if you are not animal lovers. I had asked for pink roses to be placed in our room, and Liz came through in a big way, as they were beautiful and fragrant. I would recommend the Kate Stanton Inn to anyone who is looking for a great b&b experience.
feel like you are a local
5 on August 16, 2011
Spent a weekend at the Inn and have nothing but great things to say. The room was quiet, clean and luxuriously appointed. The daily breakfast was better than can you find in town. And the warmth and help of Liz the innkeeper was among the best I’ve experienced at a B&B. The inn is nestled in a residential hill and is super convenient to the local attractions. Recommend having a evening cocktail on the back porch with a calming view of the ocean.
4.4 on August 09, 2011
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol are extraordinary hosts – kind, friendly, interesting – and they greatly spoiled us. The inn is in a quiet neighborhood, and has a lovely view of the ocean from the outdoor table. Breakfast was delicious, the bed was very comfortable, and getting to the beach/restaurants/shops was very easy.
We had to leave very, very early Monday morning to catch our flight…Liz made us breakfast to go the night before, and Carol woke up to send us off (at 4am no less!)
We look forward to returning to the inn, and seeing Liz, Carol and Kai again. Thank you both so much!!
A B&B that’s better than home.
4.6 on August 07, 2011
We had a great time. I’m hoping for another occasion to visit!
Extraordinary in Encinitas
4.6 on August 01, 2011
The Inn was memorable in every way. Hospitable, neat, and stylish. We were greeted with warmth and interest. Breakfast was other-worldly. The lemon curd — good on anything and everything — was fantastic. This will be our only base when we return to Encinitas later this year.
5 on July 31, 2011
My son and I had a brief but wonderful time here and in this sweet little town!
5 on July 20, 2011
My wife and 1.5yr old daughter stayed at the Kate Stanton Inn last weekend. We were very please with the cleanliness of our room and the coziness of the house. Inn keepers Liz and Carol made us feel right at home and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was delicious (thank Liz) and what another reviewer said about everything being so clean it sparkles (thanks Carol) is true. Highly recommend!
I would recommend staying here to anyone!
5 on July 18, 2011
Upon arriving at The Kate Stanton Inn, I immediately felt at home. The beautiful house is a fusion between a spanish and beach style cottage that is bright and welcoming. My fiancee and I took a vacation to California and had the pleasure of staying in the Nantucket room, which was wonderfully appointed.
Liz and Carol, the inn keepers, are what makes a stay at the Kate Stanton Inn truly special. They go out of their way to make guests feel welcomed and no little detail is missed from providing a wonderful morning breakfast to having a relaxing evening glass of wine in the back garden while sharing stories and laughs!
We have stayed at many B&B’s across the country and this one is top of my list. I would recommend staying at the Kate Stanton Inn to anyone!
Feel Pampered at Kate Stanton Inn
5 on July 15, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the bedroom with bath for 6 days and 5 nights. The room was so spacious and had its own private patio. Liz and Carol were so thoughtful and took into consideration we were early birds and even had coffee ready at 6am! We loved their special attention to detail and fresh flowers at the table. We looked foward to coming “home” after long days taking in the sights and beach so we could sit and relax with a glass of wine and discuss what we had seen. Liz even printed out a more scenic route to one of our destinations which was awesome. I can’t say enough good things about this in home bed and breakfast. It is very close to everything and Liz has the best tips on places to eat. We already want to go back and see our new friends!
Now This is What Every B&B Should Aspire to
5 on July 12, 2011
From the moment my mom and I arrived at the Kate Staton Inn, we knew we were going to have a wonderful time. Liz and Carol are such warm and welcoming people that I felt like I was staying at a good friend’s house. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy. In fact, before I even arrived we emailed back and forth to discuss food preferences, etc., so she knew what to cook for us.
The inn itself is incredibly beautiful, with a mixture of Spanish and Beach Cottage style elements, and an airy, comfortable atmosphere. Liz is a great cook and for breakfast we had yummy chocolate croissants (I told her my mom liked chocolate), eggs florentine, mango chicken sausage, and yogurt with granola and berries.
We had a great time. I’m already looking forward to returning, but this time with my husband.
5 on July 08, 2011
Beautiful inn and rooms. Clean and bright, like you’re staying at a relative’s house. That’s how it felt, especially since the staff are so passionate about their work. Great location by the beach, close to restaurants. Stay at the Kate Stanton Inn, you will be glad you did!
Oustanding stay at Kate Stanton Inn
4.8 on July 03, 2011
Our stay at Kate Stanton Inn was exceptional. Acknowledging that we were staying to attend a local wedding, the innkeepers Liz and Carol went out of their way to work the daily schedule around our socialising.
We were made to feel welcome enough to request coffee at 6 am before heading to the beach, a late brunch after a pre-wedding party, and entertained our guests for a light breakfast with little prior arrangement.
Wonderful Place to Get Away!!
4.8 on July 01, 2011
The Kate Stanton Inn is a wonderful place to stay! Liz and Carol are gracious hosts – very warm and welcoming – we felt right at home!! We stayed in the Nantucket room – the bed was one of the most comfortable anywhere, and the room has everything you might need, but still feels airy and uncluttered. Liz’s breakfasts were delicious, and she was happy to accomodate my gluten-free needs. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back, and would heartily recommend this gem to friends!
Debbie & John Escondido, CA
The Best Bed and Breakfast!
5 on June 29, 2011
We have stayed in quite a few b and b’s, so I feel qualified to say that the Kate Stanton Inn is definitely one of the best we’ve ever visited. Liz and Carol are wonderful hosts. Their attention to detail is amazing–we even had chocolate on our pillows at night and carafes of water on our bedside tables. This inn just sparkled. We will defnitely be going back.
THE VERY BEST EVER
5 on June 23, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Kate Stanton Inn from June 8th to the 11th. We have stayed at many B & B’s over the last few years and enjoyed most of them. We will never find another one that compares to The Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol went far beyond any expectations we had. Their home was so welcoming, they were so much fun. We shared many stories and laughs. Our room was beautiful and we wanted for nothing. The breakfasts were over the top. If we could we would rate this a 10 star. The Best
4.6 on June 21, 2011
Such a quaint little place to stay near the beach. The set-up wasn’t quite as we expected in being part of the home of the innkeepers, but once we sat down to wine & cheese the 1st evening, we were sold. Service was excellent, food was delicious and great location. Liz & Carol are extremely welcoming – we hope to return again
The One and Only
5 on May 23, 2011
I’m from Russia, and I traveled a lot. If I can choose, I always stay at the small family-owned hotels, inns or B&Bs. My friend and I spent a day at Kate Stanton Inn and had a GREAT experience! Liz totally accommodated our schedule (we arrived in the morning), and the most delightful breakfast was already waiting for us. I’m a vegetarian, so there was no meat. Poached eggs with vegetables, organic vanilla yogurt with sliced fresh Granny Smith apples, and cranberry pomegranate juice were out-of-this-world! When making a reservation, I mentioned to Liz that I was a chocoholic. Well, the most delicious chocolate croissants were waiting for me for breakfast. It’s very impressive that Liz is so attentive to details, and she listens to what her guests are saying. We had breakfast in the lovely backyard which is very peaceful and quiet. Everything is impeccable about the Inn and the Innkeepers. We stayed in the Martha’s Vineyard Room on the first floor. Very cozy, comfy, neat, and sparkling clean. We planned on visiting the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, and Liz printed out information and directions for us. That was really helpful! THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH LIZ AND CAROL! SPASIBO! (it means “Thank You!” in Russian). I’ll definitely be back! Olga 🙂
This is THE place to stay – A FIVE DIAMANDS CLASSIFICATION
5 on April 09, 2011
We are living in Montreal (Canada) and we’re travelling a lot around the world and it is our second stay at Kate Stanton Inn.
Even on our first stay, we felt we were part of their family. Everything is PERFECT at Kate Stanton Inn. Not only the rooms but all the house is immaculate inside and outside. The decoration is done with good taste, it is calm, fresh, relaxing everything is so perfect. For our 2nd visit we reserved months and months in advance to make sure we would be able to stay with them. The breakfast is so delicious and prepared with love with the best ingredients. You wont regret it beleive me. C’est encore avec regret que nous les avons laissé mais ce n’est qu’un au revoir car nous y retournerons s’est certain ! C’est vraiment un gite 5 Diamands. Merci et encore Merci vous êtes formidables !
Ginette et Marcel !
Home away from Home
5 on March 29, 2011
My daughter and I had the pleasure of staying at the Kate Stanton Inn for 10 days.
The house is beautiful, our room was immaculate, small details everywhere showed the warmth and care of the Innkeepers, and breakfast was a daily feast.
From the minute we walked in, we felt at home. It was as if we were going back to visit family. Liz and Carol are so warm, kind and thoughtful that everyday we looked forward to going “home” to see them.
After being there for 10 days, they became part of our lives and we talk about our days at Kate Stanton all the time. We hope to be back there soon.
A home away from home…but better!
5 on March 27, 2011
Kate Stanton Inn was amazing. Liz and Carol were exceptional hosts who made sure I felt cared for and comfortable my entire stay. I enjoyed it so much I am returning for a weekend with my husband for our anniversary.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back!
5 on March 21, 2011
My husband and I have stayed at many B&Bs all over the world and we think the Kate Stanton Inn is by far the best. The B&B is very clean, charming, and wonderfully located for beaches and tourist attractions in San Diego. Moreover, the innkeepers, Liz and Carol, truly and genuinely care for their guests. It is shown through their personal touches (chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day), enlightening conversations, gourmet breakfasts (they accommodated our special diets) and thoughtful hospitality (we love peppermint patties and were give two big ones on our pillows at night). We stayed at Kate Stanton Inn for four nights and we felt like we were part of an extended family, along with the other two guests. It takes special people to leave that impression on others during a short period of time. It was hard to leave, but we will be back!
40th Anniversary Gift
4.6 on February 23, 2011
Liz and Carol are two jewels. We have stayed at several B&B’s, but never felt that we were apart of a family when there. They shared and listened making us feel comfortable during our stay. We had special dietary needs and they went beyond the norm to accommodate us! The house is beautiful, but the hostesses are what makes your stay special! if you want to feel that you are a welcome guest that is also a member of their extended family, this will more than foot your bill. We loved every minute of our stay. Thank you Liz and Carol. You made our 40th anniversary gift truly special!
4.8 on January 01, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the Martha’s Vinyard room on 12/29-12/30, and we couldn’t have been more pleased. The genuine hospitality of Liz and Carol combined with immaculate and charming decor made us hurry back to the inn each evening.
Since the larger rooms were already booked, I was a little nervous when I read that we would have to ‘share’ a bathroom, but it was non-issue. Within an hour of arriving, we felt like we were welcome guests in a delightful little family, complete with well-mannered pets.
Cheese and wine and conversation in the evenings, a delicious breakfast waiting in the morning. Recommendations and driving instructions to places of interest, by proprietors who have lived in the area for years. This is what you come to a B&B for, and the Kate Stanton Inn delivers.
Did I mention that it was immaculate? I wish I could give it 6 stars for cleanliness.
My weekend at Kate Stanton Inn
5 on December 15, 2010
A weekend at the Kate Stanton Inn was a great way to start the holiday season. It was so tastefully decorated inside and out. The fireplace in my room made it so cozy. Add to that, a book to read, a throw for added comfort and chocolate on my pillow. I enjoyed the blueberry bran muffin with lemon curd and coffee early in the morning in a Kate Stanton robe (just my size). I look forward to returning as Liz and Carol (the innkeepers) were delightful.
Outstanding Four Day Stay for a Friend’s Wedding
5 on October 13, 2010
Our four day stay at the Kate Stanton Inn was wonderful in every single way. No attention to detail was left undone. Liz and Carol are gracious hostesses in addition to being fabulous cooks. Our room was restful, the patio a great spot to attack must do work on vacation, and the hospitality so very genuine and pleasing. My husband not necessarily big on the B&B idea kept thinking the next day, “I wonder what Carol and Lizzie are doing now.” Ann and Bill
Wie daheim – für unterwegs
5 on October 06, 2010
Unsere vierköpfige Familie aus der Schweiz verlebte drei unvergessliche Tage im Kate Stanton Inn. Liz und Carol sind liebenswürdige und aufmerksame Gastgeberinnen – wir fühlten uns in jeder Beziehung willkommen und sehr aufmerksam betreut. Wir können dieses B&B allen, die Wert auf ein gepflegtes, persönliches und gastfreundliches Haus legen, die ein persönliches Daheim für unterwegs suchen, wärmstens empfehlen. Wir haben im Kate Stanton Inn neue Freunde gefunden. We will come again, Liz and Carol. Thank you for your hospitality
Susann, Jürg, Annina und Catherina Bosshard-Kälin
THE Best place to stay
5 on September 10, 2010
I was in the San Diego area for work staying at the W in downtown. My boyfriend was meeting me in CA. We like to stay and little B & B’s. I found the Kate Stanton Inn on-line and it by far exceeded our expectations!! It was better than the W! I travel for work quite a bit and I am not found of hotels and would prefer to be home. We did not want to leave…. The hospitality is the best and the breakfast…….soooo yummy:) Wine and cheese, water and chocolate on the nightstand. Liz and Carol cant be beat! We will be back. Thanks ladies you are running a 5 star B & b:)
A truly memorable and wonderful stay!
5 on August 29, 2010
A truly memorable stay! Liz and Carol, you are such wonderful hostesses! We are deeply touched by your hospitality and your genuine kindness! Everything was just so perfect and taken care of down to the smallest detail. This whole house including our room and the lovely bathroom are so tastefully decorated, with such a loving care. The same loving care both of you give to your guests. Cozy, clean and comfortable, but more important, this house is such a welcoming place. We have spent less than four days here and we feel as we have always known you, and your house felt just like home away from home. We’ll be remembering those delicious breakfasts of yours, Liz! We’re looking forward to our next visit and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Olgica and Hans
Hospitality at it’s best!
4.8 on August 24, 2010
We stayed at the Kate Stanton for our anniversary and were impressed with the innkeepers- Liz and Carol, the friendliness of all staying there, the cleanliness of the rooms/inn and the gourmet breakfast! The Inn exudes a relaxing atmosphere, given it’s views of the ocean and afternoon wine and cheese! We will be returning next year and encourage those who want a lovely, comfortable Inn with gracious hostesses to also spend a night or two at the Kate Stanton Inn
A Wonderful Sanctuary!!
5 on August 23, 2010
My stay at the Kate Stanton Inn was nothing short of perfect! Liz and Carol (the innkeepers) go so far out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable and have everything that you need. They are generous, kind souls who quickly become like friends. The house itself is so beautiful, and Liz and Carol immediately made me feel that the house was my own for the 3 days I was there.
The food that they provide you is nothing short of amazing – wine with cheese and crackers, or fresh baked berry cobbler in the morning with all the fixings.
The Inn had everything that I could have needed – beach chairs, boogie boards, a bike, etc. And the room I stayed in (Martha’s Vineyard was lovely, with an extremely comfy bed to watch DVD’s in from their movie library).
The Inn is located in a serene spot over looking the ocean. In the mornings I would take a walk down to the beach after breakfast.
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this place, and I hope to be able to make it back to the Kate Stanton Inn soon!
4.6 on August 21, 2010
The ladies who run the inn are lovely and fun to chat with. The rooms and commons areas are impeccably decorated, the evening wine and breakfast delicious, and the location convenient. A great value! I would definitely return.
5 on August 10, 2010
Liz and Carol are gracious, kind, and generous. My stay there felt like a visit with friends.
The best B&B ever
5 on July 13, 2010
I can’t pass up the chance to rave about The Kate Stanton Inn and more importantly, Liz and Carol. This was our first foray into B&B lodging and we were very nervous about the whole thing. Liz and Carol could not have made us feel more comfortable or more welcome. We were traveling with two small children (3 & 1 1/2) and they went out of their way to make sure the kids had a comfy place to sleep, toys, books and even their favorite food and snacks. The home is exquisite and the location cannot be beat. More than anything though, Liz and Carol are just the nicest, most generous and thoughtful people. They not only made us feel welcome, they made us feel like family.
Aside from the lodging, I also hosted my sister’s bridal shower there and it was top notch. Liz and Carol (and Liz’s daughter KC) took care of all the details – from the delicious food and specialty mimosas, to the floral arrangements, decorations and even provided live music, which was such a nice surprise. Guests raved about the food for days afterwards. The home is perfect for entertaining – there are plenty of places to sit inside and out and the setting is ideal for catching up, mingling and even opening gifts. They literally left no stone unturned – having gardeners come in just prior to the shower to make sure the landscaping was perfect. Because I live out of town, I was looking for a place that was like a home for a shower, rather than a generic restaurant or bar. The location and the event exceeded all of my expectations, which is difficult to do because I am very particular when it comes to hosting an event. I would not have changed a thing. Liz said I could be involved as little or as much as I wanted, and it was so nice to actually be able to enjoy my sister’s shower and leave mostly everything into the extraordinarily capable hands of Liz, Carol and KC.
Overall, if you are looking for a place to stay or a place to host a party or gathering, I could not recommend The Kate Stanton Inn more.
Graciousness and personalized attention
5 on June 05, 2010
Graciousness and personalized attention by the innkeepers distinguish Liz and Carol and put them in a category above what we have experienced in other excellent B and B’s. From a personal call prior to our visit inquiring about special requests, kind provision of delicious vegetarian foods for breakfast and snacks, lending us great bikes to explore the coast, fresh oranges from the citrus trees, portable beach chairs, and much more. Not pretentious or cutesy, but comfortable, beautifully decorated and a very sweet place to stay.
Peggy and Marty. Charlottesville VA
4.8 on April 22, 2010
We had a wonderful stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz and Carol were very gracious and generous hosts and the food was fantastic. If you are homesick and need a motherly touch Liz and Carol will take the best care of you. My only wish is that the price allowed us to go more frequently.
loved our stay
4.8 on March 15, 2010
wow…we had a great time…liz and carol are great…our room was adorable,spotless,perfect~!!! We felt so welcomed and cared for…go,go,go..
A Wonderful Place To Stay!
4.8 on February 14, 2010
We cannot give enough compliments about our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. The home is clean, beautiful, charming and Liz & Carol (the Inn Keepers) were such a pleasure to visit with (along with Robert and Kai!). The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and we even received cute heartshaped cupcakes for Valentine’s Day! We went for a relaxing birthday/valentine’s weekend and that is exactly what we got. For a friendly, relaxing, beautiful getaway the Kate Stanton Inn is definately the place. The fact that the beach is just a couple blocks away is just a bonus. Thanks again Liz & Carol, your hospitality was very much appreciated.
Aesthetically comfortable, lovingly hosted
5 on January 17, 2010
The experience of the Kate Stanton Inn starts with the first phone call. I needed a real vacation of solitude and lollygagging and Lizzy assured me that this was the place. Upon arrival, I was greeted by 2 women who welcomed me to their sanctuary with a warmth unmatched. Gourmet pizza was generously offered and my bags wisked to my room. Lizzy and Carol have created a unique experience and dearly love to offer an aesthetically comfortable experience, lovingly prepared food, and a community experience if guests choose to partake. Quiet and the need for spaciousness are honored too. I felt pampered and was indulged in an exchange of friendship that I shall always treasure. I needed to laugh and we laughed. I needed solitude, and had all that I wanted. I needed sleep, directions, beach equipment, and refrigerator space – it was all there. The Inn is impeccably clean (that would be Carol’s attention to detail), the beds are like big fluffy clouds, and every night fresh water and chocolate was on my nightstand. I would return from my day of lollygagging and be invited for a meal, dessert, or offered their unliided attention to share my day. I returned to the KSI a month later for my daughter’s 13th birthday with her best friend. Carol and Lizzy love kids and created a dream-like experience for the girls. A pasta birthday dinner complete with balloons, expertly decorated cupcakes, all layed out with the china and crystal. The two girls were absolutely mesmerized and Mom (me) was feeling eternal gratefulness for such a gesture of the heart. New guests arrived just as we were preparing to eat and we heartily welcomed them to join us. That is just how it is at the Kate Stanton Inn. A few weeks later, we opened a package containing beautiful photos taken by Carol. Guests will not be disappointed and will appreciate the genuineness of this experience. I could write more, but why don’t you see for yourself what surprises await you.
Better than Home
5 on January 08, 2010
I stayed at the Kate Stanton Inn while attending some classes at the near by GIA school.
There are many reasons why I will most likely be going back to stay at the Kate Stanton Inn. Liz was a wonderful host along with Carol, and made me feel like I belonged in their home. The rooms I stayed in were beautiful and cozy. It was great to sit at the kitchen island and watch Liz cook up a storm. Which always tasted as good as it smelled! I also enjoyed having a glass of wine and warming up to the lit fireplace after a long day at school. It was so nice to sit and visit with both Liz and Carol. I feel as though I’ve made lifelong friends. They were both eager to help me out in any way and since I was traveling alone, the advice on where to go, helped a lot. There are many different shopping areas around their house and it overlooks the ocean. Staying at the Kate Stanton Inn was a blessing and I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone that would like a comfortable stay in southern California.
Being at home
5 on November 30, 2009
We really enjoyed our stay at the Kate Stanton Inn, it felt like we right at home and it was very nicely decorated. The breakfasts were the best and plentiful. The Inn Keeper very helpfull paying attention to every detail. An outstanding Inn and worth the drive down, quiet and secluded but San Diego is not far away.
Best Place Ever!
4.4 on November 11, 2009
I went to the kate Stanton Inn for my 13th birthday with my friend. We had so much fun and we had the best food! Not only do Lizzy and Carol cook fabullouse food and do their best to make your stay memorable, but they are great company. They immediatly become your friend and once you arrive they show you to your room and bring you water, they talk for a while and then leave you to unpack. In the morning they make you a fantastic breakfast where they keep you company along with their cats and dog, Kie. After breakfast, either inside the warmth of the house or outside with the view of the ocean, they send you on your way to have fun around California. After having a fun filled day you are welcomed back into their home where you can lay your head down on puffy pillows and dream under soft blankets. -Hannah Gardner 🙂
5 on November 09, 2009
Kate Stanton Inn was a wonderful place to stay while visiting our daughter in San Diego. We stayed in the Nantucket Room which is large and comfortable and has a private patio. From the bedside water carafes to the fresh flowers, every detail is lovely – and no detail is forgotten. The breakfasts were delicious and Liz was gracious in letting our daughter enjoy breakfast with us each morning. She was very flexible on the time as well. We also enjoyed wine and cheese in the evenings and were invited to sit by the fire, use the large patio (with a view of the ocean), or take our wine to our room to relax. Liz and Carol could not have been more hospitable and helpful. They had information on things to do in the area, offered beach chairs, and supplied flash lights for our evening walks. It was great!
Charming, Romantic, Perfect Stay!
5 on October 25, 2009
Kate Stanton Inn is a charming and wonderfully romantic place to stay! My husband and I stayed there in July for his surprise birthday weekend. We were greeted by Liz and Carol and offered a cool, refreshing beverage. It was like we had known them forever and wished they were part of our family! We stayed in the Nantucket room, which I coveted. It was like we were transported to Martha’s Vineyard! Gorgeously decorated down to every detail!
Liz was so accommodating and helpful, she made arrangements for us to do a VIP tour at Stone Brewery (my husband’s favorite!). She and Carol also served us a wonderful breakfast out on the patio the next day. The weather was cool and brisk, the sun shining, and the food was fantastic! Carol made a stunning strata for our breakfast which we loved!
Our overall experience was simply wonderful! These ladies know what travelers want in a bed & breakfast, and we were extremely satisfied! If you’re looking for a place that is special and will hold lasting memories for you, look no further than Kate Stanton! A gem!
What a WONDERFUL time!
4.6 on September 24, 2009
My family and I had such a wonderful time at the Kate Stanton Inn. We were traveling with our 5Mo old son and felt like we were staying with family. We were welcomed with open arms and felt very at ease. The inn is close to the coast and several surfing hot spots. We’ll definitely be returning for our quick weekend surfing/relaxation trips!
Home Away from Home
5 on August 03, 2009
We stayed at the Kate Statnon Inn while visiting our family in SD.
By the time we checked out we felt like we were leaving anthor piece of our family behind.
Liz and Carol mad eus feel welcome and comfortable.
Breakfast time was flexable and our menu prefrences were respected. Liz is a fantasic cook.
The room was clean and comfortable.
The stay made me want to move back home.
A great home-base in North County
5 on August 02, 2009
This is a truly special place. Liz and Carol tend to every detail to make to make you feel both pampered and at home. They offer sightseeing or logistical tips, if you want them, but never intrude their ideas on what you “should” see or do. The rooms are beautifully appointed in peaceful sea-greens and blues, with huge fluffy towels, comfy duvets, and soft robes to wrap up in. Even better, they supply boogie-board and beach chair for making the most of the beautiful local beaches. I arrived a stranger, just passing through, but I’ll come back to a home base, with friends to share stories with.
Been there more than once!
4.6 on July 01, 2009
I am a Inn Keeper up North in Point Roberts but when I am in the San Diego area, Kate Stanton Inn is where I always stay. Close to the best & most beautiful beaches. The fun, lay-back town of Encinitas, and close to everything. Inn Keepers Liz & Carol are outstanding. They are truly there to make sure your stay is just what you need–be it alone time, or ‘join the family’ time. You can make sure all your desires are taken care of. When I come into town, I truly feel at home. “Make our home yours” they tell you when you arrive, and they mean it! Ann Christi
Amazing stay at Kate Stanton Inn
4.8 on June 25, 2009
My husband and I came to San Diego on a vacation and wanted something a bit more intimate than a typcial hotel room. Staying with Liz and Carol was like staying with friends! It was a gorgeous property and we loved the Nantucket room! Liz and Carol gave us tips on places to visit, shop and eat. This was the best vacation we have had in a long time and we are coming back next year to stay at Kate Stanton!