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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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1661 Villa Cardiff Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1153 See on map
Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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3 Star accommodation
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All reviews front desk san diego taco shop free breakfast pool and hot tub both mornings would stay here again biscuits and gravy yogurt price range ice machine hi express beds were comfortable king bed close proximity the location is perfect decent hotel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Since Holiday Inn is a chain, you're not going to find much differentiation between hotels no matter where you go. Same decor, same comfy beds, same breakfast. The STAFF is gonna make the difference. The staff here was great. Funny, joking around, helping me with...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Corey E
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

From the moment we checked the staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took the time to give us great information on the area. Everyone in the hotel on every shift was always cordial and professional. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The breakfast...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank jesse v
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you, Jesse v, and what an awesome review. I am just thrilled to hear the staff took care of your lost and found item. Just fantastic! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Reviewed 6 November 2018

There was a bad, musty smell in the room. I used the gym. You can refill your water bottles here. 1 out of the 3 machines was broken and the treadmill was filthy. I cleaned it myself. The good thing is there is a fridge...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Hotelholidayer, I want to apologize for the experience you had. We are preparing for a renovation, and while that does not excuse the issues in your guestroom, we do promise to refresh our rooms and public areas. I do hope you can give us...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I understand this is a 3-star Holiday inn express and not a 5-Star hotel, but I have to say that I’m not a fan of this place. The rooms smell musty (at least both that I stayed in), which I’m sure is a result of...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank WanderingThatWay
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 31 October 2018

Dear WanderingThatWay, I do want to apolgize for the hot water situation. We did resolve a plumbing issue during the weekend and I am sorry you had to experience it during your stay. We do hope you can give us another chance in the future...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We stayed here for two nights on our way from San Diego north. Nice motel close to the freeway and Cardiff/Encinitas. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable – we had a room at the back away from the freeway. Service was good when we...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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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 More quality amenities, making us the smart choice. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Heated pool
Hot Tub
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Multilingual Staff
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Outdoor pool
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US$84 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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Response from SoCalSydney1362 | Reviewed this property |
Not in room , but they do offer a safety deposit box via front desk. Hope this helps
Sarah E
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Response from DebbieY58 | Reviewed this property |
We did not use one - as we rented a cat
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