Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea overview

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a budget-friendly place distinct for its beaches and oceanfront. You'll appreciate the coffee and dining choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Make plans to visit the popular University of California-San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the place to go. There are 458 hotels in the Cardiff-by-the-Sea area and you can shop as many as 288 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 121 2-star hotels with an average price of $49 per night
  • • 189 3-star hotels with an average price of $77 per night
  • • 101 4-star hotels with an average price of $119 per night
  • • 13 5-star hotels with an average price of $161 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 179114 user reviews of Cardiff-by-the-Sea hotels:
  • • Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
  • • Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

How to get to Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fly in to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea. San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20.3 mi (32.6 km) away.

What to see around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Sealife Aquarium
  • • Legoland California
  • • Birch Aquarium
  • • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Swamis Beach
  • • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • • Moonlight State Beach
  • • Del Mar Horse Park
  • • Del Mar Beach
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Del Mar Plaza
  • • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • • Carmel Mountain Plaza
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of California-San Diego
  • • La Jolla Cove