Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea overview

Visitors to Cardiff-by-the-Sea have positive things to say about this family-friendly city and its beaches. There's a nice selection of restaurants to enjoy during your stay. Cardiff-by-the-Sea might not have well-known attractions within the city, but you won't need to venture far to find top places to visit like Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. In the surrounding area, you won't want to miss out on seeing Swamis Beach and San Diego Botanic Garden.

Where to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Cardiff-by-the-Sea has the right hotel for you. There are 8 hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and you can shop as many as 2251 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 55%. We have room prices starting at 24 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Cardiff-by-the-Sea as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 14 5-star hotels from 149 USD per night
  • • 355 4-star hotels from 111 USD per night
  • • 267 3-star hotels from 70 USD per night
  • • 109 2-star hotels from 41 USD per night

How to get to Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from central 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

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Hosp Grove Trails
  • • Iron Mountain
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Sealife Aquarium
  • • Legoland California
  • • Birch Aquarium
  • • The Wave Waterpark
  • • 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 City 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
  • • Clairemont Village Shopping Center
Here are some top sights in the surrounding area:
  • • Legoland California (7.7 mi/12.5 km from the city center)
  • • Carlsbad Premium Outlets (8 mi/12.8 km from the city center)