Franciscan Inn

Star Rating
2 out of 5
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222 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The Wave Waterpark
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    SoCal Sports Complex
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar)
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Crossings at Carlsbad
    20 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area


Franciscan Inn is located in Vista. Oceanside Pier and Oceanside Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carlsbad State Beach and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Legoland California and The Wave Waterpark are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Wave Waterpark - 3 min drive
  • California State University San Marcos - 9 min drive
  • SoCal Sports Complex - 11 min drive
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad - 20 min drive
  • Legoland California - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad Village Station - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 46 min drive

About this property

Franciscan Inn

Motel in Vista with outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk
Along with an outdoor pool, this motel has a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 45 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Room service and desks are among the other amenities available to guests.
Franciscan Inn offers 45 accommodations with air conditioning. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Room service available

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Outdoor pool

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping



Room amenities


Air conditioning


Shower/tub combination


Cable channels

Food and drink






Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Franciscan Inn Vista
  • Franciscan Vista
  • Franciscan Inn Motel
  • Franciscan Inn Vista
  • Franciscan Inn Motel Vista

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice, clean, friendly hotel.

Always a pleasure to stay at this hotel. The family that manages it is friendly and accommodating, the staff is helpful and flexible when we occasionally have a special request.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Amenities

    Good things: Location in central Vista. Close to restaurants and grocery store. Clean and quiet property. Good value for the money. Will return. Needs improvement: Photo shows no carpet, our room had carpet. Closet area had 3 thin wire hangers and a broken suitcase holder. In one corner was a rickety side table, broken lamp, 1980s phone, and mess of wires. Direct TV feed was 3 hours off local time. There was no printed list of channels, or a guide channel.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    It’s alright for a discount place. Bed linens weren’t fully cleaned, and had hairs and other... things on them. Bathrooms are small and cramped. Beware of the tweakers that come over from the laundromat and pawn shop in the same parking lot. I’m pretty sure the owners of the motel own everything in the plaza. I’ve stayed here a couple of years now, but I won’t be returning. There are better places for slightly more per night.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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