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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Langenbach, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was located conveniently just north of San Diego, right off the highway, can't miss it. I spent 2 nights there. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was fine. My expectations weren't that high. The jacuzzi was allegedly broken, but steaming along ... I was disappointed. But these things happen. Typical Holiday Inn Express breakfast, everything I wanted or needed.... More 

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Boulder Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband was disappointed that the only hotel (not Inn, not vacay rental) near Cardiff was a Holiday Inn Express. He thought that meant cold stale cereal for breakfast and a sparse room. WRONG!!! What a pretty and well-staffed hotel with what I consider a luxurious continental breakfast! There were two choices of hot entrees, which pleases him, plus warm... More 

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

Hi Houssie, Your review reveals how important the first impression is... we take great pride in providing a delicious, full breakfast, and I am so pleased we were able to exceed your expectations. And yes, thank you for pointing out how close the Botanical Gardens and beaches are in proximity to the hotel. We are very excited to know we... More 

Southlake, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time staying here. Consistency is their high mark. Clean quite rooms, excellent breakfast and excellent staff. Room was ready early. Will stay here again. Good value! Easy to get to from San Diego airport - about a 25 minute drive.

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

Hi GinnyEE, It's always great to hear about how a second visit to our hotel was just as comfortable as the first! Our staff takes pride in being able to provide solid, consistent service, and we very much thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay on Tripadvisor. Also, thank you for pointing out that while... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hotel is a gem near the sea. The staff is great- from the front desk to breakfast servers, housekeeping and maintenance. I really appreciate the care and service they provide. The quality and value are obvious, but I would like to point out that the manager, Andrew has accomplished something amazing- he has taken a run of the mill... More 

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

Hi Cynthia H, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! I really appreciate your comments, as we very much enjoy hearing about how welcoming our hotel is. Our location in the Cardiff neighborhood is ideal for families visiting during Holidays, medical procedures, or even when there is a need to tent for termites. Thank you for again for pointing... More 

San Rafael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This motel was extremely well run. Roomy and comfortable and at a very reasonable price of about $100 per day. The complimentary breakfast was over-the-top including warm just-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls and a wide variety of other foods, beverages etc. Andrew Nintzel, the manager couldn't be nicer! Highly recommend this place as a great value!

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

Hi John J, So glad we could make your trip to Cardiff memorable! We strive to make sure we are providing a full, delicious breakfast each morning, and I am so glad you could partake! Thank you for the personal praise! My staff and I take great pride in delivering superior service and I really appreciate you providing your feedback,... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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 October 4, 2014

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 

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Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Location: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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