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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We needed a quick, easy, affordable stay in San Diego's North County. This hotel turned out to be a gem! Rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was wonderful--make sure to try the pancake machine. (Although I recommend the short drive to VG's donuts!) Hotel is very close to the freeway and... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The hotel is very clean and well maintained. Our room was very large and pleasantly furnished and clean. we had a refrigerator and microwave in our room. The help was very friendly and responsive. We had a few light bulbs out which they replaced immediately upon calling them. While the hotel is at a freeway off ramp, our room was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

San Diego area can be expensive so I enjoyed the good value found here. The location is great if you have a car to travel to the nearby attractions. Very quiet area. The rooms are nice and the lobby is spacious. Free wifi although I wish they had a refrigerator in the room. Breakfast is free and ok. Parking is... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My home in Encinitas Ca. had major water damage! We stayed at this hotel for 7 weeks. There is no place like home, but they made us feel right at home. I and my family highly reccomend you staying there. You are very close to beach and easy access to Highway 5 which runs all the way up the west... More 

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed with your stay here... Clean, spacious rooms (I had a king bed with computer desk and side chair/ottoman)... The hallway carpet was being replaced during our stay (Sep 2012)... Minor inconvenience... Bountiful hot breakfast... Scrambled eggs or omelets (depending on the day), sausage patties or bacon (again depending on the day), waffles, pancakes,... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our Labor Day weekend trip at the Holiday Inn! From the moment we walked into the hotel, we were just pleased with the service and accomodating welcoming of the two gentleman at the front desk, one of which asked us why we came in for the weekend, and other making our keys... More 

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Santa Clarita
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Would rather have slept in car on the side of the road. Hotel and room were extremely musty. Carpet was damp to to the bare foot, tub/shower was not wiped down (which i found out after leaving by my girlfriend who got ready for an event earlier in the day of check in),and mold was found at bottom of shower... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear David C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. I'm deeply sorry for the overall issues you had with your room accommodations. I want to assure you that our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. For that reason, the comments are troubling and will... More 

Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I was recently in town on business and stayed at this hotel on two different occasions. I was immediately greeted by the desk clerk who was having a conversation with another gentleman. She vary politely started some small talk about the nature of my visit to Encinitas. Once I told her I was in town for business, the gentleman entered... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I left behind an important item in my room, and the staff went over and above the call of duty to get it back to me. The location is convenient to the beach and to all the goings on in Encinitas/Cardiff. Lovely place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Being in the hotel management industry and from Las Vegas let's just say its challenging to meet my expectations, but the customer service at this Holiday Inn Express at Cardiff by the Sea does just that, time and time again. I found myself traveling to San Diego often recently and the location (less than a 10 minute slow walk to... More 

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