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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Bed was very comfortable. WiFi was fast and trouble free The couch looked like it belonged in a college dorm. Arms were thread-bare and plastic tubing was sticking out.

This hotel was a great price, and had all the menities you would expect. Even have a contenental breakfast that is great. Pool was a tad small, and they need to turn up the heat on the jaquzzi. Next door is a very popular fast food Mexican restaurant. Great fish tacos for a dollar. You can even walk to the beach, all downhill. Of course the walk back up hill took a while! Great place to stay for the price.

The staff was very friendly and responsive. Our room was disappointing. The sheets were clean but still stained. The bathtub had a towel in it and they toilet had been used before we arrived. The breakfast selection is vast but everything tastes bland, like fake food.

The room was filthy stains everywhere, carpets ripped and hair in beds. This place hasnt been cleaned or received any maintenance in decades

Staff was wonderful. Room was comfortable but could have been cleaner. Pool &spa were great.

Room felt much darker. Lighting is not adequate inside the room. Our only reason to stay at a holiday inn is the breakfast variety as we have young picky eaters. Property is older and the furniture and bathrooms show it. Very easy access to the I-5 and beach so can't complaint about the location. There is a Mexican restaurant right next door which I cannot review as we did it. Also a gas station and convenience store next to it.

Staff was very accommodating and pleasant. Clean and comfortable room, reasonable rate!

Hate the pillows. Could not get a decent night sleep my entire stay............

Good deal from Orbitz on thus last minute stay. I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the hotel rooms and facilities. The breakfast was pretty good with a lot of options. Would like to see non dairy milk and stevia sweetener for us health nuts!

Nice hotel, clean and comfortable, great breakfast.

It's an old room. Breakfast is alright. Did not really enjoyed my staying. I think a motel 6 room would be better choice for you than this one.

Easy access to 5 freeway and the beach is less than 5 minutes away. Modern interiors and staff was friendly. The room was clean but the bathroom area was a bit too small. Free wifi, parking and breakfast were nice to have.

We spent our day at SD Zoo Safari Park, and rather than have to contend with evening traffic, decided to stay here for the night. That meant we could enjoy walks on the beach in the evening, and breakfast on the coast the next morning. The hotel is ideally situated for this, since it's right next to the 5, but also a few minutes from PCH and the beach at Cardiff-by-the-Sea. It's also a short drive to Solana Beach, which features one of our all-time favorite breakfast places (Naked Cafe). The staff were friendly and helpful, the hotel was busy but still refreshingly quiet. The pool was a bit small and overcrowded to be of interest to us, but would probably be good for kids. We didn't have the free, if basic, breakfast, but I'm sure it would have been fine had we been needing to hit the road. Nice to have free HBO!

Stayed at this hotel due to it's location to festivities we were in town to attend. Encinitas street fair and granddaughters basketball game.

It was a very nice experience. Very pleasant stay.

This hotel met my needs and was a perfect location for mu business needs.

i have stayed in this location on 2 seperate trips both times the room was very clean but sheets were not

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.

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

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.

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is located within a few miles (5 km) of Swamis Beach and San Diego Botanic Garden. This 3-star hotel has 101 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Also close to this Cardiff-by-the-Sea hotel are Moonlight State Beach and Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 101 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, sofa beds, and refrigerators. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area

Everyone (10) Couples (16) Business (9) Family (17) Other (5)
3

nice for the area

Business Travelers

Bed was very comfortable. WiFi was fast and trouble free The couch looked like it belonged in a college dorm. Arms were thread-bare and plastic tubing was sticking out.

By on Jan 12, 2018

5

freeway close, next to great mexian food at el pue

Everyone

This hotel was a great price, and had all the menities you would expect. Even have a contenental breakfast that is great. Pool was a tad small, and they need to turn up the heat on the jaquzzi. Next door is a very popular fast food Mexican restaurant. Great fish tacos for a dollar. You can even walk to the beach, all downhill. Of course the walk back up hill took a while! Great place to stay for the price.

By on Dec 6, 2017

3

nice staff, dirty room

Everyone

The staff was very friendly and responsive. Our room was disappointing. The sheets were clean but still stained. The bathtub had a towel in it and they toilet had been used before we arrived. The breakfast selection is vast but everything tastes bland, like fake food.

By on Nov 28, 2017

2

dirty rundown zero upkeep

Everyone

The room was filthy stains everywhere, carpets ripped and hair in beds. This place hasnt been cleaned or received any maintenance in decades

By on Sep 19, 2017

4

nice hotel. great pool.

Everyone

Staff was wonderful. Room was comfortable but could have been cleaner. Pool &spa were great.

By on May 25, 2017

4

low room lighting. older property.

Everyone

Room felt much darker. Lighting is not adequate inside the room. Our only reason to stay at a holiday inn is the breakfast variety as we have young picky eaters. Property is older and the furniture and bathrooms show it. Very easy access to the I-5 and beach so can't complaint about the location. There is a Mexican restaurant right next door which I cannot review as we did it. Also a gas station and convenience store next to it.

By on May 18, 2017

4

nice hotel, clean and comfortable.

Everyone

Staff was very accommodating and pleasant. Clean and comfortable room, reasonable rate!

By , from Lewiston, ID on Feb 21, 2017

4

hate the pillows

Everyone

Hate the pillows. Could not get a decent night sleep my entire stay............

By on Dec 27, 2016

5
Everyone

Good deal from Orbitz on thus last minute stay. I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the hotel rooms and facilities. The breakfast was pretty good with a lot of options. Would like to see non dairy milk and stevia sweetener for us health nuts!

By , from Costa Mesa on Sep 3, 2016

5
Everyone

Nice hotel, clean and comfortable, great breakfast.

By , from ssf on Jul 14, 2016