Maps & Directions

Maps and Directions - West Inn & Suites

West Inn & Suites is located in Carlsbad, California, part of beautiful coastal north San Diego County situated between downtown San Diego to the south, and Orange County and Los Angeles to the north.

Just four blocks from pristine beaches and minutes from area business parks, we are an ideal location for both the business and leisure traveler.

Take advantage of our locality:

A five-minute shuttle ride takes you to LEGOLAND, the LEGOLAND Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium, Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Museum of Making Music, fabulous premium outlet and boutique shopping and golf.

Take a short bike ride, walk or drive to a local park and pick up seashells on the beautiful Carlsbad beaches or get wet at the lagoons with a paddle board lesson. Choose the sand, we supply the buckets and shovels, you build the castles. Located just ten minutes south of the hotel, the San Diego Botanical Gardens make for a relaxing afternoon, or you can enjoy a soothing 2.5-mile walk around the Batiquitos Lagoon.

All around, there is so much to do, with plenty of sunshine to do it in!

West Inn & Suites

4970 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008

West Inn & Suites
4970 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008

From McClellan Palomar Airport

  • Head toward Camino Vida Roble on Palomar Airport Rd (CR-S12 W). 2.9 mi/4.6 km
  • Turn right and take ramp onto San Diego Fwy (I-5 N). 0.8 mi/1.2 km
  • Take exit #48/Cannon Rd. 0.2 mi/365 m
  • Turn left onto Cannon Rd. 0.2 mi/250 m
  • Turn right onto Avenida Encinas. 492 ft/150 m

From San Diego Airport/Lindbergh Field

  • Turn left at N Harbor Dr
  • Turn left at W Laurel St
  • Turn Left at Pacific Hwy
  • Turn right at Sassafras St towards Long Beach
  • Turn left at India St
  • Take ramp on the left to I-5 North
  • Exit left (west) on Cannon Rd
  • Turn right on Avenida Encinas

Travel time from San Diego Airport is approximately 35 minutes (32.7 Miles).

From Orange County / John Wayne Airport

  • Head southwest on Airport Way
  • Take Airport Way toward Terminal/I-405 N/ CA-55 N
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on Airport Way
  • Take the first left onto MacArthur Blvd
  • Merge onto I-405 S/San Diego Freeway S toward San Diego
  • Merge onto I-5 South via the exit on the left
  • Exit right (west) Cannon Road
  • Turn right heading west on Cannon for a couple of blocks
  • Turn right onto Avenida Encinas, and right into the hotel

Travel time from Orange County airport is approximately 53 minutes (56 miles).

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) North

  • From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) North
  • Take I-405 South to I-5 south, approximately 90 miles
  • Exit right (west) Cannon Road 
  • To Avenida Encinas and turn right

Travel time from Los Angeles Airport is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (93.1 Miles).

From Los Angeles

  • Head west on W Century Blvd
  • Turn left on S Sepulveda Blvd
  • Take the ramp onto I-105 E
  • Take the exit onto I-405 S
  • Take the I-5 towards San Diego
  • Exit right (west) Cannon Rd
  • Turn right at Avenida Encinas

Travel time from Los Angeles is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (93.1 Miles).

From Palm Springs

  • Turn right at N Sunrise Way
  • Turn left at E Vista Chino
  • Turn Right at N Palm Canyon Dr and Continue on CA-111 N
  • Take the ramp onto I-10 W
  • Exit on the left onto CA-60 w towards Riverside
  • Merge onto I-215 S towards San Diego
  • Merge onto CA-78 W towards Oceanside
  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-5 S and merge onto I-5 S
  • Exit right (west) on Cannon Rd 
  • Turn right at Avenida Encinas

Travel Time from Palm Springs is approximately 2 hours and 11 minutes (110 Miles).

From Arizona

  • Take I-8 toward San Diego
  • Exit I-805 N towards Los Angeles
  • Merge onto I-5N Exit Canon Rd
  • Exit left (west) on Cannon Rd
  • Turn right Avenida Encinas

Travel time from Arizona is approximately 5 hours and 44 minutes.

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