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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. The room was clean and spacious. There's a big flat screen TV with lots of good channels. The free breakfast was very good. The lobby is nice and clean. It's only about 1 mile from the beach. We never had a problem during our stay. Will definitely return to this hotel when... More

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

Dear htc001, What a fantastic review about our hotel! Thank you! I am really happy you enjoyed your time in Encinitas this Fall! I do want to apologize for the noisy A/C unit. We are in the process of upgrading the older air conditioners. Please do not hesitate to contact me further, so that I can know the room number... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not often I write reviews- However, I must say that my stay here was by far the best at any IHG property EVER. This one is an older building, BUT don't let that fool you.......... CHECK-IN.. Edilie at the front desk was FABULOUS! She was very courteous, friendly, helpful and VERY knowledgeable about the area. Also, I arrived earlier... More

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

Dear Cori S, Thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your stay at our hotel this October. Edilie does a fantastic job on our front desk! Your review did a great job summing up not only what we have to offer, but how we deliver; so for that, thank you! We very much look forward to seeing you again on... More

Encinitas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value for a staycation. Clean rooms, quiet hotel, comp wifi, and a hot breakfast with proteins and something for everyone. This is perfect for families since the rooms have a refrigerator and close proximity to San Diego attractions and beaches. Easy access from on and off the 5 freeway but we did not hear the freeway. Staff was friendly... More

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

Hi 2012Hotelsnob, Love the title of your review! That's exactly what we strive for: a "home away from home," by providing comfort and quality. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. Very much looking forward to your next staycation! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel and Staff. More

El Paso, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel last night, and I keep being reminded it is well located for access to Encinitas, Del Mar, La Costa, and Del Mar, at an affordable price. It is 20 -30 minutes from downtown, and 10 minutes to Legolans to the north. The complimentary breakfast buffet is well above average. The personnel are courteous and helpful.... More

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

Hi RonInt2014, Thanks for taking the time to write such an awesome review! You're completely right! The location of our hotel is perfect for getting to LEGOLAND, Del Mar, and even getting down to South San Diego. We are very much looking forward to making our hotel your home away from home! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel and Staff. More

Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a good stay at this holiday inn express. It was about 60$ a night through hotwire. Breakfast was simple but good except for the apples. My kids enjoyed the exterior pool. The room was quiet and clean. My only complaint is from Friday night. Every time I walked the back hallway by a back office door it smelled... More

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

The review written by this individual is completely fabricated and perhaps an attempt to sabotage the hotel's reputation. It's a shame that somebody would go out of their way to deliberately commit fraud and made reprehensible accusations against the hotel's staff and its management. Our staff takes great pride in delivering superior customer service, and, once again, this fraudulent review... More

Hilton Head Island
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little hotel with friendly staff and a good breakfast. Nothing fancy, but they have everything needed. We had a room in the front but it was very quiet. The shower was good, the sink area a little crowded, but no problem. I would stay here again.

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

Hi almostretired42, Thank you for staying with us this August. When traveling across the country, it's always important to make sure you find a hotel that provides comfort and quality. So pleased you were able to find both with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to North San Diego! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel and Staff. More

Palm Desert, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The staff were polite, the room was clean and we had a very good nights rest! We found it family friendly and my hubby loved his breakfast. We will be back.

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

Hi rrobin2014, The title of your review says it all, when it comes to being comfortable in a hotel, and we are really pleased we could come through! Our staff will will really enjoy hearing your feedback. Already looking forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel and Staff More

Orange, Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at the property because if it's convenient location in between Oceanside and San Diego. The complimentary breakfast offered something for everyone. There was plenty of room in our room for our family of four. We did not visit the pool because we spent the day at the beach, so I could not say what it looked like.

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

Hi Wimerhouse, We know when traveling with family value is everything. Based on your feedback, hopefully you've found your new "go-to" when staying in North San Diego! So glad you enjoyed our pool and maybe next time you'll have time to head down to the beach. We are very much looking forward to welcoming your family back soon! Best, Andrew... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I stayed here a few days for a surfing trip, and although I got the hotel randomly through Hotwire I liked it enough that I immediately booked it again for my next stay. The staff is friendly, the manager is friendly, the hotel is attractive and my room was comfortable. The breakfast is wonderful (includes eggs) and next door, there's... More

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

mountain820, As a fellow surfer, it's great to know you were able to hit the summer swell during your trip here in Encinitas! We make sure we are providing a full, enjoyable breakfast, and I am very pleased you had a chance to partake! There are a lot of the hotels in the area, but it's great to know you... More

San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

MamaEncantada, First of all, I am so happy we could help you out, especially in a time of crisis. However, I am sorry we were not able to come through completely, especially when it came to the condition of the guestroom. Given your feedback, we have begun a carpet cleaning program, as well as a full replacement of the sofa... 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*
Number of rooms: 101
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