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

3-star3 stars
1661 Villa Cardiff DriveCardiff-by-the-SeaCA92007United States of America

3-star hotel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.2
Service
Fantastic service
Location
Great location
Food
Delicious food
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

from $85
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (HEARING)

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

Location.
Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, near San Diego, this Holiday Inn Express is a short distance from the beach. Nearby attractions include Legoland, 7 miles (11.2 kilometers) from the hotel, and Seaworld, 16 miles (25.7 kilometers) away.

Hotel Features.
Recreational amenities at the Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk with a multilingual staff, and a 24-hour business center and small group meeting room are located on site. WiFi is free in common areas. Additionally, parking is complimentary, and the hotel provides laundry facilities, buffet breakfast, and newspapers.

Guestrooms.
101 guestrooms have complimentary wireless Internet access. Room amenities include refrigerators, flat-screen satellite televisions with HBO and ESPN, direct-dial phones with voice mail and free local calls, and irons/ironing boards. All guestrooms are non-smoking. Bathrooms come with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Newspapers are delivered Monday through Friday.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 101 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • Up to 50 lb

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • Extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 525
  • Conference space size (meters) - 47
  • One meeting room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea’s small print

Also known as

  • Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area Hotel

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Landmarks

  • San Diego Botanic Garden - 40 min walk
  • Swamis Beach - 42 min walk
  • Moonlight State Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Legoland California - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Cedros Avenue - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Del Mar Horse Park - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 14 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 25 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 30 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 13 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Coaster Station - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 422 reviews

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Exceptional10.0
The jacuzzi was nice.rooms were clean and plenty room.
Stephen, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Exceptional10.0
Great value, nice big room, wonderful hot breakfast, very friendly staff... can't ask for more. Thank you.
Kathy, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Exceptional10.0
Excellent customer service
We booked two nights close to the beach an 8 minute drive to Legoland customer service was awesome and the breakfast was excellent and the room was nice and clean.
Omar, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Good6.0
ok
The bathroom was very small with the tub/shower and toilet. Shower curtain did not stay closed. WiFi/internet was slow.
Richard, us3 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Fair4.0
This hotel is very run down. The rooms are small and dark. The carpets in the hallways are very dirty. When we arrived we were given a room on the first floor. The room was clean but it had an overwhelming smell of disinfectant. It was so terrible that we had to move. They allow animals there so I think they are compensating for that. They moved us to the second floor and the room was clean and tidy, not smell, but very dark and dingy. Low ceilings and very bad lighting. The check in desk help was wonderful and made sure we had what we needed. The breakfast was plentiful, but if you are careful with what you eat, you are not going to find much there. It was mostly carbs, some eggs and bacon. The doors swing shut very loudly and many slam shut. The place shook each time a door slammed. Parking was okay. I was able to find a spot each night. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Maurreen, us3 night trip

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

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