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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
branskim Kansas City, Missouri
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I asked for a room near the fitness center and they did accommodate me on this request. However the fitness center consisted of 1 broken treadmill and a bike that had great difficulty figuring out (tho I admit I am not good at figuring out machines). I had 3 devices that I wanted to plug in, but the only plug... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long drive from Phoenix to San Diego, and a day of goofing off around San Diego we stopped at the Holiday Inn Encinitas. A lot of hotels were booked and we are glad we found a place to stay. Hotel is right next to the highway for quick access. Bed was comfy, room was clean, bathroom was fine.... More 

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

Hi branskim, It's always important to find a comfortable hotel, where you can rest your head after a long day of traveling through the desert. So glad you found that comfort with us this April! Glad you enjoyed the freshly baked cookies! We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel, GM More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was clean. Bed was comfortable. Shower head worked. Breakfast was perfect for our group each morning. We were up early (6:15) each morning but food was fresh and coffee hot. Cinnamon rolls were delicious like always. Front desk staff was helpful on local places to eat. Now my view from first floor room.....there wasn't one! See attached picture. And... More 

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

Hi Tom W, We appreciate your feedback, regarding your stay this April. While our hotel is not beachfront, we do feel fortunate that we are within a mile from the Cardiff State Beach. I do apologize if our website made it feel like we were on the ocean. I will certainly look into this. I am pleased your room was... More 

Southlake, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my go to hotel in the San Diego area. Always clean and quiet. Front desk so friendly and helpful. She gave great restaurant recimmendations too! Will book again! Breakfast fresh and filling. Surprisingly good coffee.

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

Hi GinnyEE, It's so awesome to know that we are the hotel you choose when you travel to North County SD! Our staff will very much enjoy reading your feedback and I thank you for taking the time to write a review, via Tripadvisor. We are already looking forward to your next visit! Best, AWN and Staff. More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My hubby and I needed to stay close by the hospital as our daughter had surgery, she had to stay overnight. We enjoyed our stay in the roomy king size room on 2nd floor. It was very clean and quite. The breakfast included was good. I did not c a micro wave as to warm the muffins. Also did not... More 

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

Hi Vicky Sue A, Sounds like you had a nice "break from it all" this March! Thank you for your compliments regarding your guestroom and our complimentary breakfast. My staff and I are very pleased we could meet your needs and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, AWN More 

Encinitas, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We live just up the road & have stayed here a few times for various reasons, & have had visiting family stay here as well. This is a very nice property that is well taken care of. The rooms are modern & always spotless with nice fixtures, comfortable beds, fridge, micro etc etc.. VG breakfast room with plenty to choose... More 

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

Hi Geronimo248, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! It's always so great to hear when we are meeting the needs of our local community here in Cardiff! Edilie does a great job at our front desk and I look forward to passing on your comments. We look forward to seeing you and your family back soon! Sincerely, Andrew Nintzel and... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

W went down to San Diego to visit friends and hang out for the night. After being out at brewery's all day, we came back to the hotel. It is easy to find, right off the freeway, right next to a gas station, and a 24 hour mexican food spot. I did not try it. :) This place was not... More 

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

Hi James S, Being comfortable, especially after a long day of traversing San Diego, is very important --- so glad we could provide stellar accommodations! Our breakfast staff takes great pride in being able to provide helpful, attentive service, so they will very much enjoy hearing your feedback! Already looking forward to your next trip to Cardiff! Best, AWN and... More 

San Diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

right on the freeway so ask for room in back and then super quiet. Old property that has been all redone with some items still needing updated but bed super comfortable, overall appearance good. because older rooms are large. Lobby nice and front desk friendly and helpful and plenty of free parking. I think its a nice alternative if you... More 

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

Hi Baxterp, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay! Given our proximity to the I-5 freeway, there are instances where noise can be bothersome, but I am very pleased you did not experience any issues during your visit. We very much look forward to seeing you again the next time you are up in North... More 

Simi Valley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express. It is very close to Lego Land and the state Beach down the road is great! The hotel staff was super friendly and super efficient. Any request we had was fulfilled promptly. The breakfast was good food and a great variety. They also had fresh cookies at the front desk.... More 

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

Hi TravelingJana, Thanks for the great feedback! And, thank you for pointing out how great the Cardiff State Beach is, as sometimes it can be a bit of a secret. Sounds like you had a busy time here in Encinitas this February, but I am so pleased we could make your time at the hotel easy and relaxing. We are... More 

California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We rent a hotel room so we can sleep -- hopefully peacefully and comfortably. This room (Rm 262) had a rattle which woke me up 4 times during the night; I also heard it once while awake. I guess it was wind against the window which rattled the whole thing (although it was not a windy or stormy night). Quite... More 

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

Dear HistoryNutCalifornia, You deserve a comfortable, restful night of sleep and I am deeply sorry we were not able to provide this. I want to apologize for the bathroom door hanger that broke during your stay, as that is totally unacceptable. I have not had any other reports of foul smelling water or low water pressure for that guestroom, so... More 

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