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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After dealing with an awful situation where our condo rental fell apart, we found ourselves needing a nice, safe hotel. Our kids were already asleep in the car and we were about to fall asleep - desperately needed a place to crash. By some miracle, the very kind and friendly folks at Travelocity were able to find us a hotel... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Myself, my daughter, and my mom stay at this hotel at least once every few months for my little one's appointments at Rady Children's Hospital. The hotel is always clean, the staff is extremely helpful (Hollie is great!), and the breakfast is decent. This little Holiday Inn provides the best value in North County San Diego and I recommend this... More

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Las Vegas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place in unbelievable. great staff- GM Andrew, Hollie,Jason, Edilie,Milik. Best hotel breakfast-clean and good. also a great staff: friendly, helpful and always cleaning. Stayed 8 days and could not find one thing to complain about.WOW! can't wait to go back next year.

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

Doesn't get much better than that! We are so glad we could make your vacation a success, Ron S. I am looking forward to passing on your feedback to my staff. Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM More

Ooltewah, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay, staff was responsive to our needs, room was big and very clean. The best part is breakfast which has a huge selection including eggs with cheese stuffed in the middle which is absolutely delicious, also the quality of flat screen is absolutely wonderful, overall a great stay.

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

Hi dg463, Nothing better than starting off the day with a full, delicious breakfast, and I am very pleased you enjoyed all the items we have to offer. We are very pleased you were able to enjoy the flat screen TV in your room. On behalf of the staff, thank you for staying with us this summer and we look... More

Fishers, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 3 teenage children and I stayed here for the past 8 days. The hotel was excellent! Staff was very friendly , especially Jason on the night shift- he spent an hour helping me print out my boarding passes. Our room was large and very clean. Breakfast was good- sit down or take to the room. Easy drive to many... More

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

Jason does a fantastic job on our front desk and I look forward to sharing your feedback with him! Even though it was quite an arduous task, I am pleased you were able to get the boarding passes printed out. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel, GM More

El Paso, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving for twelve hours from Texas we arrived and I walked in to the lobby to check in at about nine o'clock at night. The night clerk was a little startled by me since i am a bald Mexican he probably thought I was going to jack him for some money or something. But when he saw I had... More

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

Hi Richard G, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay this summer. I am sorry about the noise from the other guestrooms around yours. It is our goal to make sure noise does not disrupt your vacation, and I am sorry this did not happen during your visit. We are very pleased to hear about... More

Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel for a one night's stay just before midnight after driving several hours. Stayed up for a couple hours unwinding from the drive. At 8:30 in the morning we're awakened by a tapping at the door, pause, more tapping, pause, more tapping. Even though the nice complementary newspaper was still outside our door, the maid felt... More

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

I do sincerely apologize for our housekeeping staff disturbing you during your stay with us this summer. There was no reason to disturb your sleep, especially after a long road trip, and we will certainly use this as chance to conduct some re-training about when it is appropriate to address rooms that are staying over additional nights. Great to hear... More

Riverside, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even though this hotel is in a popular area for family recreation - the actual location is not very pleasant for the price ($300 for one night for 2 people - special rate!). The hotel is set right next to the busy #5 freeway. The beach is at least a 1/2 mile away. Our room overlooked the parking lot and... More

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

I am really sorry for the experience you had with us this summer. There is no excuse for being bothered with noise issues during your stay. We will immediately look into why the A/C was so loud. Our breakfast area does get very busy during certain hours. I apologize for the noise and inconvenience during your breakfast. We do hope... More

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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed there recently for one night to attend a local concert. Friendly nice helpful staff! Was originally placed in a quiet Queen sized room in the back of the hotel -- very clean and comfortable. Wanted a little more space so the manager moved me to a King sized room. Very accommodating. Again, room was very clean and comfortable.... More

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

Very cool review! Yes, our hotel is located close to some really fantastic destinations, including some the finest beaches in Southern California. I do recall moving you from the Queen bed room to the King sized room, and I am so pleased it worked out! Really look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Encinitas! Best,... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here after a visit to Disney and everything was so good,The check-in was smooth with very friendly staff, the rooms were clean and large with a clean feeling and renovated. The breakfast was good internet was not good

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

Thank you for thinking of us after your Disneyland trip! Also, thank you for the feedback about the room. I do apologize for the internet issues you experienced during your stay. Given your feedback, I will contact our internet support team to make sure the network is working properly. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM More

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Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
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Location: United States > California > Cardiff by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 2.5*
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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
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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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