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Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have stayed here on and off for over the past 25 years and it has never let me down. ( it was the Country Inn or something before Holiday inn bought it out) The location is perfect as it is just 30 minutes from Sea World ( see my review on this disappointing place) and 12 minutes from LEGOLAND ( great for kids).
Although older, it is well maintained and very clean. The rooms are very nice for the price, but not luxury. The rooms are well insulated to dampen the noise from your neighbor. There is a pool and Jacuzzi, although we were too tired and too late to enjoy it. The breakfast in the morning is very good for a freebee. It has everything to get you going and has a great selection for the kids.
Check-in was a breeze as we reserved online. The desk personnel were just the friendliest folks ever!!! It was great to see such smiling faces and helpful attitudes after a long day with grandkids.
The freeway access is just a turn out the driveway, but you never hear traffic noise.
There was some event in San Diego and all he hotels were either sold out or charging an arm and a leg for a room. This hotel was absolutely perfect for us!!!!

Room Tip: Book online
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Edilie D, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear Mauisron,
Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you choosing us and we are very delighted to know your stay was pleasant. It's always very important to find a comfortable, reliable hotel and I am pleased we could serve as that option for you for over 25 years! We appreciate your review and look forward to your return.

Kind Regards,
Edilie D.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

For its name n fame its is by far the best for someone looking at $130-$150 a night spend for travellers to Legoland, Carlsbad, San Diego, and by Road to Mexico. Whereas others around would charge much higher. Comfortable bed complimented with a wow hot breakfast. Off I5 it's a cozy paradise.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Edilie D, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear crdebata,
Wow! We are so appreciative of your kind review. It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed our amenities, including our complimentary breakfast! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we are excited to welcome you back in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Edilie D.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

This hotel is located very close to Legoland which was very convenient. They have a good breakfast. The rooms were clean. The beach is a short drive away. The jacuzzi in the pool area was under maintenance so we we were not able to use it

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Kashmira K
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Edilie D, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear Kashmira K,
We are very happy to hear from you and glad to know your stay was clean and convenient. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and hope you visit us again soon!

Kind Regards,
Edilie D.

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Nice place to book a room if traveling to Legoland. The Hotel is located in a nice area only two stories high, nice clean room for business or just a place to rest after a long day at Legoland. The Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, “grab a fruit before going to Legoland.”

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank N G
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I had first booked our stay at the Ramada which was closer to Legoland (family of 5 with 3 kids). The kids eagerly wait for this time of the year because they love staying at a hotel n taking advantage of the pool amenity. However, we were not aware that the Ramada was under construction and their swimming pool was closed? We arrived 2 hours before check-in time and the manager told me to come back at 3pm, never did she mention the pool was under construction? When we went back to check-in @4pm, that's when their staff told me that the pool was closed and they couldn't promise me a re-opening date or time so I started looking elsewhere to stay. The manager was so blunt and just offered us a discount however like I told her that wasn't the point! Right away we started looking on booking.com which was the website I used to book previously n we found Holiday Inn Express in Encincitas for $20 more. I strongly believe that things happen for a good reason, after telling the Holiday Inn Express staff what had just happen to us at the Ramada, they made our check-in easy n fast and they made sure they gave us a room close to the lobby so the kids could get to the swimming pool faster! The staff were very accommodating and very friendly! The staff go above n beyond their line of duty! The pillows, bed and breakfast were a plus! We won't hesitate to stay there again on our next little family getaway... We were there 2 nights wish we could have stayed longer!!!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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