Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area - Cardiff-by-the-Sea

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff By The Sea, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area - Cardiff-by-the-Sea

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area is a 3-star business property, set near to the beach front. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

It lies within 30 minutes' walk of Legoland California, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Moonlight Beach. The property is set within 1 km distance from Cardiff-by-the-Sea city center.

The vicinity of parks as well as quick access to a zoo and an aquarium set the hotel apart.

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area is within a 15-minute drive to Mc Clellan-Palomar airport.

Rooms

All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with individual climate control, pay TV, a microwave, cable TV and an iron with ironing board. The property offers views of Balboa Park from the rooms. All bathrooms come with a bathtub, a roll in shower and a hairdryer.

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

Such activities as surfing and fishing are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

The hotel staff speaks English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff By The Sea, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007

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City Center
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Encinitas Station
    2.9km
  • Coaster Solana Beach Station
    3.9km
  • Bus stop
    1.0km
Restaurants
  • El Pueblo (cuisine: Mexican)
    140 m
  • Beach House Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood)
    950 m
Beaches
  • Swami's Beach
    2.5km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    101

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds or Queen Size bed
Size: 28m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 28m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area - Cardiff-by-the-Sea Cardiff-by-the-Sea location
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      Hotel Address:

      1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff By The Sea, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
        900 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Coaster Encinitas Station
        2.9km
      • Coaster Solana Beach Station
        3.9km
      • Bus stop
        1.0km
      Restaurants
      • El Pueblo (cuisine: Mexican)
        140 m
      • Beach House Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood)
        950 m
      Beaches
      • Swami's Beach
        2.5km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        101

      Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 800 m

      Parks

      • Cardiff State Beach - 1.6km

      Beaches

      Local Attractions

      • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens - 2.1km
        215 West K Street, Encinitas
      • Moonlight Beach - 2.6km
        Encinitas, CA 92024
      • A Balloon or Biplane Adventure by California Dreamin' - 4.0km
        931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach
      • Swami's Beach - 2.5km
        South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
      • San Diego Botanic Garden - 2.9km
        230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas

      Restaurants Nearby

      • El Pueblo - 140 m

        Address: 820 Birmingham Dr

        91% likes this, based on 5 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      • Sushi Lounge - 970 m

        Address: Santa Fe Drive

        86% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese

      • Beach House Restaurant - 950 m

        Address: 2530 South Coast Highway 101
        Phone: 760-753-1321

        67% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        101
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      Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area

      Average guest rating

      8.4out of 10
      Exceptional
      Based on 13 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      6.0
      Rooms
      6.0
      Service
      2.0
      Value
      2.0
      Dining
      2.0

      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        I chose this hotel, with a little hesitation due to the bad reviews I saw on the site, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt because the pictures looked just like what we wanted, and I am happy to report it was better than we thought, the room looks exactly like the picture and is even more comfortable, and the continental breakfast was delicious! The bacon no so good but the sausage was great! Lol We were able to relax and the spa was very nice! Great service, clean and comfortable, what else can you asks for! I think the people who left the other not so good reviews must be a little uptight, because I had none of those bad experiences! Our friends stayed at the Hilton down the street and they even wish they would have stayed at our hotel!

        Nothing bad to say, had a great time, and there were no hidden charges!

      • Older travelers
        3.2

        very little

        The room smelled. The tub was full of hair. They were vacuuming the lobby when we arrived and it was very loud and the filter must have been full cause it smelled musty and dusty. The food was inedible.

      • Single
        6.6

        Convenient to the freeway and local attractions (Legoland, etc.), within 1 mile of the beach.

        Furnishings and appointments are lovely but worn and need replacing, a deep cleaning would also help. The duvets are comfortable, but worn thin and sagging in areas where guests have sat. The sheets also bear signs of overuse. Carpets were filthy with permanent stains from previous guests. There were hairs on the nightstand, scrapes on the walls, dirt in the cracks of the floors and baseboards. The elevator smelled like spoiled milk. The hotel has undergone changes in corporate affiliations 2-3 times in the last 10 years, that I am aware of. Whether the owners or management has changed, I don't know; but the signs of neglect are clear.

      • Family with children
        3.8

        The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was enjoyable.

        The first room assigned to my family and I was dirty and the refrigerator had mold in it.

      • Older travelers
        2.4

        Good tv, w/ remote. Internet access, WIFI, A/C worked but really old. Lots of hot water, but slippery tub as it had been cleaned, but not rinsed.. . Room looks nice when you enter. but the quality is not there, Felt like a refurbished motel from the 60's.

        Worst bed we've ever slept on, and the most lumpy little foam pillows ever. Avoid this one. Not up to 3-star quality in my book. Even the coffee pot dissapointed as it was dirty and full of grinds from the last guest. This is the first review I've ever stopped to write, because I was so let down by this one.

      • Single
        8.2

        This hotel was very good - parking access was excellent - and the room was quiet - overall - windows double pane shut out most of the road traffic nearby - only one thing - the heavier drapes only were side decorative and there was a large gas station sign that lit up the window - i would add another sheer that cuts the ligjt from that sign

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        It was close to the San Elijo beach / camp area. They stored our paddle boards and had a nice light breakfast.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        Good location clean and good rates

        No safes in rooms.

      • Family with children
        4.2

        I didn't like that the room wasn't clean as well as it should have been. There were hairs in the bed, mold in the bathtub and I called and asked for the bathtub drain as ours was missing and the front desk told me to stuff a towel in it..Not good costumer service..It

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        It was close to the San Elijo beach / camp area. They stored our paddle boards and had a nice light breakfast.

      • Marilyn Carne-Smith
        November  2010
        3.6

        1.) Iron didn't work. Told front desk. No change in p.m. 2.) TV came on by it self at 3:30 a.m. - both nights. Told front desk. Did not believe me. 3.) Lots of screaming kids...walls too thin. You wake up at 6:00a.m. if you want to or not. AWFUL!!! You need to change "Than" to "Then" in statement above next to the 'bad' or 'good' line. Please learn to use English correctly!

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area - Cardiff-by-the-Sea Cardiff-by-the-Sea location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff By The Sea, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
        900 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Coaster Encinitas Station
        2.9km
      • Coaster Solana Beach Station
        3.9km
      • Bus stop
        1.0km
      Restaurants
      • El Pueblo (cuisine: Mexican)
        140 m
      • Beach House Restaurant (cuisine: Seafood)
        950 m
      Beaches
      • Swami's Beach
        2.5km
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        101