Franciscan Inn

955 South Santa Fe AvenueVista92083USA
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About Franciscan Inn

Situated in quaint Vista, California, the Franciscan Inn Motel is the perfect place for enjoying nearby Vista Water Park, playing on the beach or exploring Lego Land.

Lodgings include cable TV, air condoning, heating, free Wi-Fi, and phone.

The motel provides free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, 24 hour reception, and vending machines.

The Franciscan Inn offers on-site vending machines, and the local area has scores of restaurants and taverns.

From the hotel, dozens of fun activities are close at hand, including the Moonlight Amphitheatre (nine minutes), Carlsbad State Beach (13 minutes), and the Oceanside Pier (17 minutes).


955 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA, 92083, USA
Telephone: +1(760)7249333 |

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Pleasant coastal areav

Close to the beach in charming little Vista, California, you'll find lots of great activities for tourists of every stripe. Whether venturing into town or wandering further afield, there are loads of activities like the Wave Waterpark, Mother Earth Brewery, and Mission San Luis Rey.

Reasonable prices

For a room that's only a few miles from the water, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find the Franciscan Inn Motel inexpensive yet comfortable. It's a great way to stay near the beach and save some extra cash for beachside dining, watersports, or shopping.

Sizeable, comfortable rooms

When you stay at the motel, not only will you save a few dollars, but you'll find that each room, though Spartan, is comfortable and relaxed. Some rooms are downright spacious, and the housekeeping staff makes sure they're neat and clean every day as well.

Negative Reviews

Mediocre Wi-Fi away from the office

As you leave the area near reception, you'll find that the wireless signal begins to diminish, meaning you may have a sluggish or nonexistent connection in your room. If you require a more consistent signal, you may wish to book a room closer to the office or bring a mobile hot spot.

Cash deposit before check-inv

Although not unheard of, guests felt it was important to mention that the Franciscan Inn requires an in-cash damage deposit before handing you a room key. Although inconvenient, the motel will return it in full once you depart.

Could use some renovations

Some guests felt that the motel—with worn out furniture, tired décor, uncomfortable mattresses, and dingy bathrooms—could use an update. However, for the price and its convenience to the beach, they also thought the rates were very competitive.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 449 reviews across the web
6.9 /10
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6.9 out of 10 based on 449 reviews