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“Great Staff, Great Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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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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Upland, ca
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Staff, Great Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This Holiday Inn Express has a really great staff, Andrew the manager was very helpful and accommodating. I asked about another night and he compromised on the price for me. He greeted me as a gold member, not all of them do but are supposed to. The room was clean and nice and quiet. I traveled with 2 dogs and asked to be placed on the end so it made it easier coming and going, plus a little quieter. This was a good location from the Dog beach at Del Mar, just a few minutes away. I was thinking about La Jolla over this one but glad I made this choice much better for traveling with dogs. If you take dogs walk up the street to the second right turn and up the hill you will find some grass for the pooches. The breakfast was ready earlier than stated which is nice if you are an early riser like me.

Room Tip: Take an end room it is quieter. If you want less sun ask for a room in the back.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I just want to say that we had excellent customer service! Andrew Nintzel did everything he could to make sure our group had a wonderful experience while staying in this hotel. I really appreciate how Andrew secured all of our luggage while we attended a meeting as we could not keep in the room because it was after our check out time. I wish more hotels would have such friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The staff at this Holiday Inn Express are amazing. We stayed during a very busy week in the SD area and when we had a request it was filled immediately. The refrigerator we had in our room was an older one and they are in the process of changing to new ones, when I asked if we could have a new one they did not hesistate and brought us one. The location was great and was easy to get to where we needed to go.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

It was further from the beach than I was ecpecting, but that's about the only negative I have! All of the staff was so helpful and kind, the rooms were very clean and nice and the free breakfast was great. You can get a great deal through Hotwire and for the price, it can't be beat!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great location if you want to be close to beaches, activities and the freeway. The room was clean and comfortable and overall a good bargain.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poway, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Thanks so very much to all the folks at this facility. They are so very helpful and always willing to accomodate us when we visit. We own a home in the SD area and this is where we always stay. Less than a mile from the beach, quiet and clean.
The taco stand next door is second to none!!!
I truly appreciate the kind care this hidden hotel has to offer.

Room Tip: try to get a room facing the back, no view, but extremely quiet and comfy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Visited with family in early June. Hotel is only 1 mile from the beach in Cardiff by the sea and about half the price you would pay for a beach front hotel.. Excellent breakfans included in the price of the hotel. Right next door to a mini mart with the best tacos in the area. This is a great reasonable place to stay and would recommend it for anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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