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Property was run down, front desk morning staff was not friendly at all and made you feel like it was putting him out to ask a question. Property needs a face lift - towels were paper thin, beds were soft and uncomfortable

Located near the beach, the price was not bad. However, the hotel is very old and needs some serious TLC inside and outside of the property.

The reason to stay here is it is surrounded by the beach and great restaurants and stores. Great location.

Wonderful hotel!!! Really pet friendly!!! So Wonderful to stay here!!!😊😊😊

Location in town was great. Roof top hang out was great.

Each room is uniquely designed, although extremely outdated. The air conditioning did not work in the Mediterranean Room. The ceiling walls are extremely thin I could hear every footstep of those above me.

Not a standard box. Unique place in a great location. Breakfast could use improvement beyond pre-packaged pastries and cereals, but at least there was bagels.

Room and Inn were charming. Nice staff. Close to everything we needed

Staff was very friendly and helpful. LOCATION!!!!!!

Sweet place, great price, 10 min walk to the water and great pizza nearby.

Wonderful staff. The property is dated, but the overall experience more than makes up for it. Great location - short walk to surf, good eats, etc. I'll be back.

Room large, comfortable and well appointed with. small refrigerator. Clean but lots of deferred maintenance in bath. No elevators and lots of stairs. Hot tub had been shut down. Welcome lobby with full coffee, tea service during open hours. Was a nice stay but would not return. Close to beach, about 2-3 blocks. Train whistle not a problem for us but amtrak near. several eateries near.

Hotel needs a renovation. Yes the hotel is close to beach but our room had no view at all and the window could not even be opened. Not the cute and cozy space we thought we'd be getting. Very disappointing.

Location great; hotel has seen better days. Very near trains which we're sometimes loud at night.

We have often imagined, when visiting the beach, what it is like to live in one of the houses there with the rooftop patios to relax in the evening and look out over the town and ocean. Cardiff Lodge was a taste of that and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay there! The staff, Anthony, Chris and Johnson were helpful and made us feel like we were visiting friends rather than an establishment. It is an older hotel and the need for some maintenance and upgrades is apparent, so if that would sour your experience, this may not be for you. However, if you are willing to overlook some imperfections and roll with the quirkiness of the individualized room themes, you won't forget your stay here!

Older rooms but who cares when you have a beautiful community right outside your door. Planning to remodel and when they do this will be a tough reservation to get. Loved the stay with the beach view!

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.

Chesterfield Drive Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Concierge services

Located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Moonlight State Beach, Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Del Mar Racetrack. This 17-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include refrigerators, free local calls, and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

At Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and concierge services. Additional amenities include wedding services and a garden.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (11) Family (2)
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Partner Couples

Property was run down, front desk morning staff was not friendly at all and made you feel like it was putting him out to ask a question. Property needs a face lift - towels were paper thin, beds were soft and uncomfortable

By , from Lucas on Jul 11, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 16, 2022

While I am on the Evening Staff, I can say we try to make everyone feel welcome and be helpful. While rustic, we do work to keep things clean and comfortable for people. We do cycle out older towels. Sorry to hear your experience was so negative.

4
Partner Couples

Located near the beach, the price was not bad. However, the hotel is very old and needs some serious TLC inside and outside of the property.

By on Jun 15, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2022

Thank you for the review. We are looking forward to our Renovations to enhance our guests' stay.

3
Everyone

The reason to stay here is it is surrounded by the beach and great restaurants and stores. Great location.

By on Mar 22, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2022

Thank you for your review of our quaint little town. Cheers!

5
Everyone

Wonderful hotel!!! Really pet friendly!!! So Wonderful to stay here!!!😊😊😊

By on Jul 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2021

We are happy to heard you had a great time with us. Thank you and hope to see you in the future.

2
Partner Couples

Location in town was great. Roof top hang out was great.

By on Oct 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2020

Thank you.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2020

Glad to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2019

Good afternoon Thanks for staying at Cardiff lodge. We are appreciated your comment and glade about you had good time. Thanks

3
Business Business

Each room is uniquely designed, although extremely outdated. The air conditioning did not work in the Mediterranean Room. The ceiling walls are extremely thin I could hear every footstep of those above me.

By on Oct 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2019

Good evening Thanks for your comments and we will make sure you are getting room on 2nd floor and away from stairway. Thanks for your visit.

4
Family

Not a standard box. Unique place in a great location. Breakfast could use improvement beyond pre-packaged pastries and cereals, but at least there was bagels.

By on Sep 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2019

Thanks for your suggestion about breakfast. We will do our best. Thanks for staying with us.

5
Partner Couples

Room and Inn were charming. Nice staff. Close to everything we needed

By on Sep 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2019

Good afternoon Sir/Mam Thanks for staying at Cardiff By The Sea Lodge. We are glade for you had great time. Thanks

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