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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   142 Chesterfield, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canyon Lake, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This BnB is in a great location for shopping in Solano Beach, Encinitas and Leucadia. You can see the beach from the balcony which has a jucuzzi and fire pit and sitting area where you can bring your own libations and snacks. The continental breakfast is nice with fresh pastries from a local bakery. The property is a bit tired... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a senior couple from Southern California and stayed one night. Staff very friendly, but not helpful. The room although spacious had a marginal view of the ocean while overlooking the roof of an adjacent building. The trains, one block away ran all night and blew their horn as we were near a crossing. The hotel is rather run... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The selling point of this hotel is its location and "indy" feel. My room, 105, was very large, clean and quiet, and because several in my price point were available, they showed them to me and let me chose. The continental breakfast was very good and well served. The people very friendly. All this said it was still rather expensive... More

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is not a corporate cookie cutter hotel. Rooms are huge, bathroom spacious, very dated, but almost vintage. We got a deal on Hotels tonight for $106 including tax. The roof top is great for views, location exquisite. We walked to beachside restaurants, a very local we'll stocked market and a wonderful thrift store. Chris at the front desk was... More

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Fallbrook, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Needs work moldy needs paint dirty foliage needs triming. In all way over priced. View is suspect. 72 leven is about all you see. Payed for two days only stayed 1 due to the mold. Did not stay for breakfast as it was late.

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Fallbrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Took my husband here as a surprise for his birthday. We stayed in the Southwest room. We were both dismayed at how filthy the rug was. The couch had sand on it, and the room did not look like the pictures. This lodge has so much potential, I wish I could buy it and fix it up. The rooftop is... More

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Burbank, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Just spent two nights at this small and quaint lodge, close to the ocean, shops and restaurants. Has much charm and cozy atmosphere. The room was spacious but a bit outdated with the Laura Ashley look but, it was clean and roomy. They open the roof top area at night which will give you an amazing view of the ocean.... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had just one night at this lovely hotel. Its a slightly hidden gem! The rooms are very nicely finished and I had a great nights sleep in a wonderful big comfy bed. There is a roof terrace to watch the sunset and a bar next door, the breakfast is small buffet style in the reception area but all good. Its... More

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Arcadia, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I did my research before Booking our room. Some of the rooms have been updated, other rooms are older and not as modern. Depending on your taste that so you want to choose your room. We stayed in the Paradise room which sleeps up to four. The beds are very comfortable. It has all the amenities you needs. There is... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was the most unique hotel we experienced in two weeks of traveling the San Diego area. The rooftop terrace has a great view, a small hot tub and fragrant flowers. The location is just east of the ocean and there is good surf at that beach. Each room is unique. Our room was very clean, but it smelled kind... More

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Cardiff By The Sea Hotel
Address: 142 Chesterfield, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
Location: United States > California > Cardiff by the Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Cardiff by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardiff by the Sea Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A block from the beach in a laid back beach community, fire pit & Jacuzzi in roof garden lounge, breakfast included, all rooms unique decor, many restaurants nearby ... more   less 
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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A block from the beach in a laid back beach community, fire pit & Jacuzzi in roof garden lounge, breakfast included, all rooms unique decor, many restaurants nearby ... more   less 
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