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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a few nights with the family. It's really a 3 star hotel in my opinion. The 4th star was for the great people that work here. Check in and check out were great. Free parking was also great. Breakfast is what it is. It's included in your room price so it's a nice feature. Our room 163...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Holiday Inn is great in many ways. It has comfortable beds, and a great breakfast buffet. However, coffee was not replenished in our room (we were there 4 nights) and we had to go to the front desk to get more. Also had to ask for more than 3 hangers. Staff was very nice.

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

Dear Susan B, I'm sorry the coffee was not replenished. We will use this as a coaching opportunity for our staff and will do everything we can to meet your requests in the future. Thank you for your comments regarding the staff. Best, AWN

Las Vegad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently remodeled and done well. Nice large clean rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Continental breakfast,pool and close to beach and freeway. Quit area. Great value for the money. I would have zero problem recommending this place to anyone.

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

Dear Barry G, We take great pride in being a pet friendly hotel, and I am so happy we could take care of you this November. We very much appreciate the recommendation and look forward seeing you again soon! Best, AWN

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice Hotel. Very clean and quiet. I stay here every time I come in town for work. The have a big complementary breakfast in the morning. It is close to beach and restaurants. Do t don't forget they give out fresh warm cookies at night

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

Dear Danny B, So great to know we are your "go-to" hotel. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the warm cookies in the evening. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, AWN

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was wonderful the people who work there are very helpful and very nice. The girls in the breakfast room were extremely nice they really catered to the guest. The food was better than the hotels i have stayed at a nice choice of food. The location is great easy on easy off freeway and close to San Diego and...

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

Dear christina c, Thank you for the great review, and thank you for your outstanding comments regarding the front desk staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas! Best, AWN

Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very clean. The room was clean with comfortable beds. The staff friendly and helpful. There is a Mexican food restaurant within walking distance that has excellent food. Easy to get on and off the freeway. I would definitely stay here again and plan to on my next trip down to that area

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

Hi Jason C, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review! Our staff strives very hard to meet expectations and it's so great to hear you had a nice stay with us this October. We are already looking forward to your next trip! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Nevada City, United States
Reviewed October 14, 2016

This property is not by beach! When I booked with Central Reservations I was told this property was oceanfront. This property is in a run down neighborhood off hwy. 5. Another traveler checking in at the same time had been led to believe the same thing (ocean front property, room facing water). Central booking is a liar, liar pants on...

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

Kathleen B, I'm sorry we cannot change the location of the hotel. We are located where we are and do the best job possible to provide clean, comfortable, and restful accommodations. Sounds like things were not going to improve from the moment you drove into the parking lot. I'm very proud of Brooke and pleased she handled things well. Sincerely,...

Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I have very low expectations for hotels. All I want is a clean place to sleep at the end of a long day. I am awake at 1:00am because this room is so hot I can't sleep. I'd try to request a room change but I have three kids that can apparently sleep in a furnace with no problem and...

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Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I am staying at this holiday in express working in the area. Walked in one Sunday need a room for 3 to 4 weeks the nice girl at the front desk and explain to her what I needed. And what my budget was she contacted her manager and they set me up on a fantastic price for four weeks day....

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

Hi sbaran45, Thank you for such an awesome review! Our staff works tremendously hard to provide superior service and it is really great to know you had a pleasant four weeks here at the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

On September 10th while I was cleaning out and loading my car, a man approached and started shouting and threatening me. When I moved away to avoid him he turned on the ignition and tried driving off. Out of shock I got on the passenger side and tried to stop him but he pulled out a knife and started swinging...

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

Dear Joonny, I am sorry you experienced this awful situation in the parking lot. We have never had this happen before in our parking lot, and feel extremely sorry it had to happen to you and your family. I can assure you we have contacted the local authorities and they will be checking in with us on a routine basis....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1153
Location: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Price Range: $96 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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 of 5 bubbles MureenB, Jun 13, 2016 | Read review
“I liked my room on first floor,facing the back wall.”
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“The rooms facing the front of the hotel get more breeze.”
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