My family often uses this hotel for extra people around the holidays. My husband and I stayed at this property during Thanksgiving 2012 when my sister's house was overflowing and we volunteered to stay again this past Christmas (2013) along with a few other family members. Once again, for the price and location, the stay was perfect. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast is more than you would expect. There is a very small gym with a few treadmills and a recumbent bicycle. We used the gym, and while there are no weights, at least you can get your cardio in :)
The breakfast is really over the top for a basic hotel in this category. The hot breakfast changes each day, so one day would be scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage patties, and the next would be cheese omelets and biscuits and gravy. For the more healthy options, they always had bananas, yoghurt, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, and toast/english muffins. Juice and tea/coffee are available with real milk or cream. It's a really nice touch!
My only complaint is the bathroom door. It opens out (towards the room) which means it needs to be closed for someone to use the sink. A pocket door would be more practical in that small space.
The property is right off the 5, making it convenient to get anywhere in the SD area. We will continue to use the property for extra bedrooms each holiday season!
- 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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- Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel Cardiff By The Sea