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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for the night after a long day at Legoland. It is very convenient to all locations. The room was clean, and it was quiet during the night. This is my 2nd time here, and would still come back again.

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Palm Desert, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at this hotel on at least four separate occasions during March \ April of 2014 and will definitely be returning here again when I need to stay in the area. The rooms are modern and have more than ample space both to relax and work in, as there is a desk and office chair available for working as... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so pleased we came through, both in March and in April. We take great pride in providing a full, delicious breakfast, and I am happy you were able to have a chance to see our new breakfast items. Thank you for your compliments about the room! Our housekeeping and maintenance... More

Glendale, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 different weekends in March 2014. Hotel is very clean, everything was in working condition. Beds/pillows are very comfortable. Rooms are spacious and furnishing and décor are very modern. Their Breakfast items are all fresh and delicious..........eggs, bacon, coffee, cereals, pastries.............etc...etc...The Warm Cinnamon Rolls are Yummy :) Staff are is very professional and friendly welcoming all the guest, check... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

So glad we could make your business trip successful this March. It's always important to find comfort when traveling on the road, and we are pleased our breakfast met your expectations. We have recently added in several new items to our breakfast, and it is wonderful that you had a chance to partake. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This hotel was everything I look for and appreciate in a place away from home. First, it was very clean and very well maintained. The pool was sparkling, the bathroom was spotless, and the beds were pristine. Second, there were wonderful little extra “touches”—options for soft or firm pillows, for example. Third, the free breakfast was actually breakfast! Not the... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Amazing! What a way to provide your feedback about our hotel! Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience this past February. We take great pride in being able to provide outstanding service and accommodations. It sounds like from the time you checked in, visited the area, and even indulged in our breakfast, everything was perfect.... More

Davis, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed here in February 2014 and had an excellent experience. The property is well managed, operated and maintained. The rooms are very comfortable with all necessary accommodations. The staff is highly professional and helpful. The included breakfast is as good as I have experienced with minor daily changes that make it interesting. Location is excellent, being only about a 25... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Dr-Zach, It's so great to hear you had a great time with us this February! Thanks again for your wonderful comments about the breakfast and guest rooms. Also, it was really great to see that you mentioned our location, in regard to the I-5 freeway and the accessibility about getting around greater San Diego County. Really looking forward to... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My family often uses this hotel for extra people around the holidays. My husband and I stayed at this property during Thanksgiving 2012 when my sister's house was overflowing and we volunteered to stay again this past Christmas (2013) along with a few other family members. Once again, for the price and location, the stay was perfect. The rooms are... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi Jewels1698, It is so great to know that our hotel has become your family's first choice when deciding on lodging. Thank you for taking the time to write a second review about our hotel, as it is always wonderful to hear that we are continuing to meet your needs. We have added several items to our breakfast to help... More

Sebastopol, California
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Clean well maintained, excellent breakfast, friendly staff, convienent location, all around, great experience. This hotel will be my first choiice when I return to San Diego. Great value, coffee and tea available in the breakfast room 24 hours a day.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

We are so glad we could make your time in San Diego memorable this November! Thank you for pointing out our cleanliness, as our staff will be very pleased to hear this. The coffee and tea do make for a nice amenity, especially when you may need a blast of caffeine in the afternoon or early evening. We look forward... More

Tucson AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Holiday Inn Express in Cardiff by the Sea (North of San Diego) is the best choice for lodging in Southern California. We are repeat customers because the greatest asset at this hotel is the staff which excels in every facet of customer service. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. The breakfast are good. The location of the hotel... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

It's always such a pleasure to take of you and your wife when you come to visit your family in San Diego! However, this year's trip was quite eventful and disheartening, due to your wife's injury. We are so pleased as a staff that we could do everything in our power to make sure you got through a tough medical... More

Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here because it appeared to be in a convenient location. It was right off the highway and was definitely a good central location for our needs. The lobby area of the hotel was very nice, staff super friendly. The breakfast room is just off the lobby. Plenty of spots to eat and the breakfast was excellent. Cinnamon rolls and... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us. I am happy the breakfast met your needs, and that you enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi. However, I am very sorry about the condition of the guest room. We take issues, such as mold, very seriously. After reading your feedback, we will be conducting a full... More

Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

One does not expect exceptional service in this price range, but this place has it, and I was pleasantly surprised. The place is spacious, clean, comfortable, well located, the premises carefully tended, it has a great little pool and hot tub, a well cared for free breakfast that is noticeably above the usual breakfast I was used to in a... More

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderfully written review of our hotel! Being comfortable while traveling is so important, and finding the right hotel near so many attractions is also a challenging task. With that said, we are so thankful for your business. Our staff will love hearing how impressed you were. Yes, saving water is very important, and we are pleased you... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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Location: United States > California > Cardiff by the Sea
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Cardiff by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for hotels near San Diego, make sure you check out our property located right off I-5 at exit 40. We are located less than a half-mile from the beach, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice. ... more   less 
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