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142 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1922
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Masks required for guests not fully vaccinated
Updated 02/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
A block from the beach in a laid back beach community, fire pit & Jacuzzi in roof garden lounge, breakfast included, all rooms unique decor, many restaurants nearby
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot tub
Beach
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
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worldtourists wrote a review Aug 5
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions6 helpful votes
The room was large, clean and comfortable but the decor throughout the lodge is very tired. There is a lovely outdoor area on the roof with sea views. Coffee and tea is available all day in the lobby. The complimentary continental breakfast was very good and a microwave was also available for those who want to make porridge. The staff we met were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Carly L wrote a review Jul 2022
Charming hotel in a beautiful area. Restaurants and market in walking distance. Nice walk to beach and rails to trails bike path. I hope to visit again! I’m excited to see how the renovations turn out.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jcee310 wrote a review Jul 2022
Tucson, Arizona
Older property but clean and the highlight is the location to the beach. The rooftop garden is a nice place to relax but the hot tub is off limits currently. Breakfast is simple but nice before walking around town/to the beach.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reevemama wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
Like sleeping in a coffin! This hotel is a disaster…stay away! Our windows didn’t open and the room smelled. The lack of air was torture and when we asked the front desk to be moved for our second night they said no even though there was an open room! Also, there were no blackout curtains and bright safety lights would go on and off waking us up in the night. If that’s not bad enough, when our neighbors got home at midnight they showered and the noise in our room was deafening. Literally torture.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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JodyPap wrote a review Apr 2022
Davidson, North Carolina
This is a wonderful place in a wonderful location. But it needs updating and renovations. Our room was a bit outdated. Good news! A major overhaul is about to occur and I suspect this place will be fabulous upon completion.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Richard V wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Barriles, Mexico22 contributions31 helpful votes
Oh my what a gem. This property captures the essence of S. California with style and grace in a way that the big chains will never will. Beautiful room, lovely and unique (and well maintained) property. Staff were excellent and Anthony guided me into their garage. My advice, ditch your “elite” status at the big chains and treat yourself to a stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Will G wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Wanted so much to like this place (great location, lots of character), but had to cut our stay short because our room was next to an outdoor bar that blasted music until 1:30 AM and we couldn’t sleep at all. We had two phones pumping out white noise and that still didn’t help. Manager wasn’t helpful at all when we talked about it the next day and claimed that no one had complained about the noise before. No way is that true. Offered us a tiny discount that paled next to what we paid for an upgraded room. Really disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kyle C wrote a review Mar 2022
A great find for a small boutique hotel in the Encinitas area. They're about to undergo a renovation, but don't let that stop you as this was still a great setting for a one night stay. We got two rooms and enjoyed a light breakfast in the morning on the patio and enjoyed the rooftop after. There are a couple of small shops in the area walking distance and just a short drive away to Carlsbad, Oceanside or Del Mar areas. Free secure parking on-site was nice to not hassle with. Staff was great and accommodating, can't wait to come back soon and see the improvements to an already great place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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R G wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our family vacation at Cardiff by the sea. Everyone that we met was very helpful and nice. Especially Bob and Andy. We had 2 rooms that each had character and great views. The rooms were clean and the bed's comfortable. The terrace view was also amazing
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lexibelle wrote a review Jan 2022
Phoenix, Arizona1045 contributions175 helpful votes
We usually rent an AirBNB but this was a great little place that we thoroughly enjoyed. Each room has a name and is totally different. The room was very large, had a fireplace as well as a jacuzzi tub. There was a breakfast with coffee, danish as well as yogurt and hardboiled eggs available in the lobby each morning. The management was pleasant and helpful. The top floor of the hotel is an expansive patio that is beautifully landscaped with lots of seating as well as a hot tub. It was one of our favorite places to sit and enjoy the negative ions. We will definetly return to this little paradise.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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$208 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Magic Carpet Ride sculpture (0.05 miles), San Elijo State Beach (0.1 miles), and The Confessional by The Lost Abbey (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include V.G. Donut & Bakery, Seaside Market, and Pipes Cafe.
Is Cardiff by the Sea Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Cardiff by the Sea Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (7.3 miles) and Heritage County Park (6.8 miles).
Does Cardiff by the Sea Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.