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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Each room is uniquely designed, although extremely outdated.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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The 17 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, free local calls, and ironing boards. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


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 (9) Couples (9) Family (2)
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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

5
Everyone

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

By on May 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2019

Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the near future!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2019

Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the near future!

5
Everyone

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

By on Apr 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2018

Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the near future!

4
Everyone

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.

By on Mar 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2018

Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback!

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