Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

2 stars
142 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Great place to stay

Cardiff by the Sea is a short walk to the beach, 5 miles from Del Mar racetrack and close to lots... See full review

  • Lamo
  • Aug 4, 2010
Excellent hotel in every way

Two blocks from the beach, very close to very nice restaurants, very nice service staff, great... See full review

  • Joe and his wonderful wife
  • Aug 10, 2009
Steps away from the blue Pacific Ocean, and just minutes from all San Diego, California, has to offer, there is a place where lush gardens bloom year round. Cardiff by the Sea is a quaint, seaside village where people are friendly and the pace is relaxed.Enjoy luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations and guestrooms richly appointed with custom decor. Linger over breakfast on an ocean-view terrace and savor sunsets around an open pit fire ring high on our rooftop.

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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Rooms

1-Queen Bed
Our standard rooms are all unique in design and full of charm, with modern amenities.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
None

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1100
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cardiff in March
Business
Cardiff-by-the Sea
Mar 11, 2013

Great location.

Great location! Cardiff-by-the sea is a wonderful community with lots of mom and pop restaurants and shops! The beach is right across the street, a very easy walk. The Inn is very quaint and the staff was friendly! Wish the breakfast had more choices. We have stayed here twice and will go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great beach access.

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doc Rock
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jul 24, 2011

Location! Location! Location!

Located just a few minutes walk from the beach, this little gem is a great find for folks wanting to stay in North San Diego County. Wonderful view, great rooftop with fire pit for sunset watching, and comfortable rooms. The staff (with the exception of the owner's son Trevor) were friendly and exceptionally helpful. Hayley even carried my suitcase upstairs for me. Free parking underneath the hotel a real plus in a parking starved area. Comfortable bed and helpful cleaning staff. Down sides: The train comes through at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast starts at 8:30 and the towels need to be about twice the size they are. All things considered, a comfortable place at a good price with a spectacular location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Since breakfast starts so late, try Beach Grass, Ki's or Honey's for a truly spectacular start to your day.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
los angeles, ca
Aug 19, 2010

WORST hotel in last 200,000 miles travel

nothing like the website showed- rooms hadn't been updated with linens in years - sink holes in the bed, there was a fountain gushing outside the room window that went off late at night and back on by 8am on a weekend morning - I travel 200,000 miles a year for work and this was the worst experience I had this year. Staff was very unsympathetic and still charged us for day 2 even though we checked out a day early to go home which was the best option. I wouldn't ever go back and feel sorry for anyone who pays their hard earned cash to stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lamo
Business
saco, me
Aug 4, 2010

Great place to stay

Cardiff by the Sea is a short walk to the beach, 5 miles from Del Mar racetrack and close to lots of sightseeing and restaurants. They have a wonderful complimentary breakfast, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. This hotel is at the top of any other places we've ever stayed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Best of Wan pizza was the worst pizza ever.

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mother of Tad
Business
Escondido, CA
Aug 23, 2009

Unique

We booked the hotel for our son and his wife. Just a little get-away for them to have a very restful and relaxed few days. We all enjoyed a visit up to Swami's Meditation Garden, just minutes north.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joe and his wonderful wife
Business
Fort Worth, Texas
Aug 10, 2009

Excellent hotel in every way

Two blocks from the beach, very close to very nice restaurants, very nice service staff, great roof-top garden area for watching sunsets

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cicciottis Italian Restaurant had the best fish we have ever eaten!

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Riverside County, Ca.
Aug 7, 2009

Cardiff by the sea Lodge

friendly management, anxious to please. Located on a hill side. You must be able to negotiate a lot of stairs. We were very pleased. there is a spa but no pool for kids. The beach is across a busy highway about a 1 1/2 block walk. I would definitely go back as long as I could get the Orbitz room rate. We saved 50% on our room through Orbitz.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

We went to Del Mar Races. (only 6 miles away) Our room rate during th racing season was fantastic. It was during the week wed/thur. The rate was higher for the weekend.

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Review of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hotel Guest #1
Business
Maricopa, AZ
Jul 31, 2009

A Relaxing Getaway

A very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. We loved the rooftop garden. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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