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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

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142 Chesterfield, Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was perfect. The staff was friendly and parking convenient. The room itself needed work. The faucet broke and when a request to have it fixed we were told the maintenance man would be here next week. The bed was saggy and the breakfast continental was meager. The outside was very pleasant to look at.

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ray, Thank you for taking the time to review us and appreciate your business! We certainly remember you staying with us, and enjoyed servicing you during your stay. We are in the process of obtaining permits, and are aware of the TLC our interior could use which shall be part of the remodel. We have no kitchen to provide... More 

Hammond, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I first arrived at the Hotel, I was very pleased with the kind people at the desk. Everyone that I met at the Hotel was kind and courteous, and very, very helpful. The rooms were an absolute delight, very comfortable and the beds were simply amazing. I hadn't slept that well in weeks! The girl at the front desk,... More 

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

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind review and for staying with us! 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. We absolutely agree with your review of our staff, thank you for taking the time to give us... More 

Vantaa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Cardiff during a business trip and booked a room in Sea Lodge because of location and decent ratings. Sea Lodge is located in commercial center of Cardiff. The nearby oceanfron center of Encinitas is much more lively and Cardiff does not offer near as many restaurants and shops as its neighbor. It has a free-of-charge underground carage. The architecture... More 

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Markus, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Reviews like yours help us improve our service for future guests and we appreciate your feedback. Our Hotel has been in the transition of ownership for the past year, adapting to the style and image of our new owners and finding our identity as a welcoming boutique service.... More 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was partying with some friends one partied a little to hard and could not ride her motorcycle back down to San Diego. This was the first place we came across to pour her into a bed, no pun intended. The room was clean but really needs to be updated. I wanted to write a note for her to see when... More 

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Latnldy1, We appreciate taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, and your comments have been taken into consideration. Our property is currently undergoing permits for a rennovation that should be taking part soon we expect. We remember you and your friend visiting, and hope our service in assisting you as well as your friend was exemplary, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great stay, breakfest was yummy and front desk friendly. Helped me find my jacket didn't remember her name but was a redhead will be coming again. Room is vintage and charming though I was told they will be doing renvoations soon. Perfect for a little getaway!!!

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

Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us! We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. The team at Cardiff Hotel strives to add personalized touches throughout our guests stay, and as such were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Chris... More 

Spokane, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gregh98136, Knowing that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay is music to our ears! We are extremely happy you were pleased with our service and would be happy to do so for you again in the future. We appreciate your review and thank you for the time it took to review us. Our Front Desk Staff are very... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 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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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear DesertRhayne, We appreciate the time you spent reviewing us and are planning to update the Hotel. We are currently in a permit stage to grant us the ability to provide a wider spanned breakfast, updated rooms and elevators. However in the mean time, our Front Desk staff attempt to provide the absolute best customer service possible, and we are... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LikRLady, We are glad you enjoyed our vintage styled rooms and are even more pleased with your review of our staff. We take particular time in taking extra steps for our guest's comfort and enjoyment, and hope you will join us again. As it currently stands, the Hotel will have a similar boutique style, each room will be individual... More 

Indian Wells, California
1 review
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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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pattisface, We are extremely overjoyed that you spent your 59th Anniversary with us! Our Front Desk staff particularly enjoys being a part of special occasions such as yours. Our lack of an elevator has been addressed by upper management and in fact is going to be remedied with our upcoming renovations. As you know, we are in the process... More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 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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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CMuffy, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Reviews like yours help us improve our service for future guests and we appreciate your feedback. Our Hotel has been in the transition of ownership for the past year, adapting to the style and image of our new owners and finding our identity as a welcoming boutique service.... More 

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