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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

142 Chesterfield, Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Spokane, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Spotlessly clean room, at super high quality bed that was extremely comfortable, and very nice staff. Highly recommended. Adjacent to great beaches and restaurants. Beautiful rooftop lounging area with a hot tub and beautiful views of the coast. I WILL stay here again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The only reason I gave this property a 3 is because it really is outdated but they are working on that as we speak. I loved being there with lattice on my room's ceiling, flowers on my bedspread and shutters for my bathroom door. I am a nostalgic girl so I enjoyed the old fashioned allure of everything on the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The staff was outstanding & so was the location. A block from the beach, cute themed rooms & a roof top fire pit. Rooms need a bit of work. Close to a great market & some pretty good restaurants. Under new ownership that wants to do renovations. Hopefully it doesn't change too much.

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Indian Wells, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed at the Cardiff by the Sea Lodge in early February for our 59th Anniversary. The Lodge is unique, the rooms are spacious and clean, the view of the ocean is great, especially the sunsets. The staff is very friendly and helpful.. On the downside, there are numerous steps to negotiate...from the rear parking lot to the rooms on... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well, first I would like to say the night staff member was very nice. She was conversational and personable. She offered tea, coffee and lemon cake. I had tea. The rate for the room was reasonable for a boutique hotel. We stayed in the mediterranean room. All the rooms have different themes, it was explained to us. There was parking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I had the good fortune of staying here for a couple of nights at the end of a long trip across the USA. When you can walk in looking like a tired bum and the Staff are still happy to see you, you have hit the jackpot. I have nothing but good things to say about this place, with its... More 

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Windsor colo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice B and B. Got the upgraded room with fireplace. Shower was spacious, room was comfy and clean. Some of the room furniture was falling apart. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was mediocre Be aware there is a train within 200 yards of this property that goes by about every 30-45 minutes blasting its whistle as it goes by. I... More 

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Newport Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The front desk staff was wonderful--so accommodating and helpful! The hotel is quirky and cute and was very close to the beach and our meeting location. Worked very well for us. Cardiff is a little treasure of a town.

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Krishna D, Front Office Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan Thank you for your review! We here at the front desk strive to be as accommodating and personalized as possible with each of our guests, to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay by the seaside. We too also enjoy the atmosphere of Cardiff, as our manager wonderfully worded it as a "diamond on the cliffs". Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I can only say this is one of the most amazing places I have every stayed. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! It is located walking distance to the ocean, has a rooftop firepit, next to a great coffee shop and walking distance to 4 great places to eat!

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Krishna D, Front Office Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Don We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We pride ourselves in being part of our community and the local boutiques, restaurants, and other various services around our area to create the best possible environment for our guests. Creating a "magical" experience is what we strive for here, and thank you for reviewing us so we can... More 

Santa Clara, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Came for the weekend for a seminar and stayed at The Cardiff by the Sea Lodge because it was within walking distance of where we had to be. Our group reserved four rooms. All the rooms need updating (and we were told there is a new owner and everything will be updated soon) but rooms were clean and the hotel... More 

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Krishna D, Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kimtuck1997, Thank-you so much for your kind review and for staying with us! You heard correctly, we are excited to be renovating to a boutique hotel in the late spring of 2015. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves on our passion to go above and beyond for our guest.... More 

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