$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

3 stars
1661 VILLA CARDIFF DRIVE, CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA 92007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
75 reviews
Convenient and good value.

For a single night, for a place to stay while visiting friends, this hotel did the trick. Clean and... See full review

  • ProfBen
  • Mar 24, 2014
Friendly and familiar

We enjoied our staying for the kindness of the staff and the quality of service See full review

  • Eneasilvio
  • Aug 27, 2013
Stay at the Holiday Inn Express® Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area near LEGOLAND California and just five minutes from the Del Mar Fairgrounds 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 Cardiff State beach, and the Pacific Coast Grill, a fantastic dining experience, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice. Our San Diego North hotel is just minutes from California's most exciting and relaxing attractions, including Birch Aquarium, Balboa Park, SD Wild Animal Park, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Self Realization Meditation Gardens, the San Elijo Campground, Swamis, Downtown Encinitas, Cedros Shopping District in Solana Beach, Carlsbad Village, Oceanside Pier, Tamarack Beach, and the Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. In town for the horse show? Our hotel has special discounts with Blenheim Equisports and the Del Mar Horsepark . For our work-oriented guests searching for San Diego hotel deals we offer many business services, including newly upgraded high-speed wireless internet access throughout the entire hotel. We also offer close proximity to popular area companies, such as Calloway, ISIS, Camp Pendleton, UC of San Diego, the Scripps Hospital in Encinitas and La Jolla, and we are close to many outpatient plastic surgery centers! Stay Smart with us!

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Turndown service
Temperature control
Ironing board

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Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5

Hotel Map

33.0276 -117.2739
Nearby airports
McClellan-Palomar Airport, (CLD), 10.00, MI; Montgomery Field Airport, (MYF), 18.00, MI; San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field, (SAN), 30.00, MI;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

Dining

Chart House
Fresh seafood with beautiful ocean views
Yogi's Beach Bar
Casual restaurant located on the beach

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (75)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ProfBen
Los Angeles
Mar 24, 2014

Convenient and good value.

For a single night, for a place to stay while visiting friends, this hotel did the trick. Clean and comfortable. Ask for a room away form the freeway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eneasilvio
Palermo, Italia
Aug 27, 2013

Friendly and familiar

We enjoied our staying for the kindness of the staff and the quality of service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dalroid
Business
yorba linda ca,
Jul 29, 2013

Clean spot

I am working out of town in La Costa and have stayed in several locations. For summertime at the beach this hotel has the best bang for my buck.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The mexican food at thegas station next door is great

Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lalo123
Business
California
Jul 5, 2013

Nice

It was godd in General, breakfast could be better but very clean and great location

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

to the beach and besides the highway

Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tan Family of Three
Walnut, California
Jul 5, 2013

A family friendly place to stay.

Breakfast was adequate and filled right away when food ran out. Facility is just basic. Front desk staff was very attentive and professional. Location was great, close to the highway and eating places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Only 8 miles away from Carlsbad premium outlet.

Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Moxigrl
Lincoln Ne
Mar 18, 2013

Wonderful time!

My daughter and I were here for spring break and there is nothing more the staff could have done! The room was so clean! The front desk people were so helpful and the location was awesome! I would take this trip again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
upsetcustomer
san diego, ca
Aug 5, 2012

Items stolen BEWARE!

My iPad was taken and we found out where it was located with an app. The front desk clerk confirmed that the maid who cleaned our room lived at the location shown. He even said her name. The shocking thing is, the manager didn't even bother to call us until the next day. And then did NOTHING. Didn't even ask the maid about it. Do not support such unprofessional management. We had to go to the cops and the whole time without even a "I'm sorry that this happened to you" from anyone at the hotel. Crazy. The people who said they got a phone call asking how the stay was must have gotten it from the corporate office. There is NO way the staff here would care that much. Sad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Meza's
Brawley, Ca.
Jul 24, 2012

Great Accomadations & Customer Service +++

Our stay was perfect, moments after checking in i received a call asking if the room was to our liking. I don't remember if i ever received such a call at other hotels. Clean room, comfortable beds, courteous and helpful staff and an excellent breakfast bar. Great location to head in any direction. At check out i was helped quickly and wished a safe trip back home. This is our hotel for any future stays in the North County area and San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For the best pizza visit Besta-Wan in Cardif, try the vegetarian with artichoke hearts and more.MMMM

Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Delfina
Huntington Beach, CA.
Jun 7, 2012

No complaints!

Booked one day but unexpectedly stayed 2 and both day/nights were great. Clean however, I always bring anti-bacterial wipes to hotels to wipe down phone, remote, light switches, etc. but never noticed anything out of the ordinary dirty. Comp breakfast was great, used the gym treadmill, staff was great, room had very relaxing vibe. Nice sized TV's. Although it was close to the freeway I never heard any noise. Next door is great liquor store to buy reasonably priced wine. Local restaurant recommended by hotel delivered food, it was healthy and delicious. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express ENCINITAS - CARDIFF BEACH AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ruthsav1
utah
May 29, 2012

family vacation

Our stay was very nice, the staff at the hotel was very friendly and reliable, the breakfast had a lot of variety, all an all we had a great stay.

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