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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a quick place to stop on the way to our destination up the road. Practically on the freeway but I did not notice any freeway noise like I have at other places. Yummy chocolate chip cookies offered upon very quick check in which the kids love after being on those long car rides. Front desk staff was...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi pammmy311, Thank you for your feedback! We do love serving the chocolate chip cookies in the evening. You're right, it's become quite the routine now for our guests who have just gotten off the freeway with the youngsters! We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you back to Encinitas! Best, AWN, GM

Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Our stay for 3 nights was pleasant! Rooms were clean, except for outside window..needed to be cleaned. Hotel is older, and needs some updates. Location is nice! Nothing very close by for eating. Had to go about 3 miles north, but easy access to freeway.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi Terri H, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay this March. We are located in a tremendous beach town and I really appreciate you pointing this out to other travelers! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, AWN, GM

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed here for five nights. The room was well kept and very comfortable. The location was extremely close to the freeway, ocean front, shopping, good restaurants and other attractions. The breakfast was above the average. We highly recommend this motel.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Jim P, Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you back to Encinitas! Best, AWN, GM

San Diego, California
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Came for 2 nights and this was the cheapest hotel around. I was neither disappointed not impressed - I got my money's worth and everyone was nice. One piece of advice - make sure to get a room away from the highway which can get noisy.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi SuitNflipflops, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay this January. We do want to make sure we can meet your needs the next time you stay with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 760-944-0427 to discuss your stay further. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

los angeles ca
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night before heading downtown San Diego to celebrate the New Year. Checking in at the front desk was quick and easy and we were provided with excellent customer service even housekeeping did a great job definitely will be staying here again in the future

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi Camie41, Thank you for the awesome review! We are already looking forward to your next stay! Best, AWN, GM

Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We came for Christmas to visit our son for a week. Great little breakfast and clean rooms. Only complaint was an odd layout of the bathrooms, which made it awkward for more than one person to get ready at a time. Extremely helpful staff. It was walking distance to beach and the charming little shops and restaurants in Cardiff. The...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi DebbieY58, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased we could make your Christmas visit memorable. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best, AWN, GM

Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed at the HIE Cardiff By the Sea location nearly four years ago, rated the experience as excellent, and were most comfortable in the room and the hotel. This time we stayed three nights, were also most comfortable, but rated it very good. Why the change in rating? Read on. Our room was spacious, quiet, and spotless; we appreciated...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear VeganChela, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry our breakfast items are not meeting your needs. Our brand does require us to follow a program and we will certainly pass along your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for a few nights with the family. It's really a 3 star hotel in my opinion. The 4th star was for the great people that work here. Check in and check out were great. Free parking was also great. Breakfast is what it is. It's included in your room price so it's a nice feature. Our room 163...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear DanteGiuliano, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! Our staff really appreciates your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas! Best, AWN, GM

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This Holiday Inn is great in many ways. It has comfortable beds, and a great breakfast buffet. However, coffee was not replenished in our room (we were there 4 nights) and we had to go to the front desk to get more. Also had to ask for more than 3 hangers. Staff was very nice.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Susan B, I'm sorry the coffee was not replenished. We will use this as a coaching opportunity for our staff and will do everything we can to meet your requests in the future. Thank you for your comments regarding the staff. Best, AWN

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Recently remodeled and done well. Nice large clean rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Continental breakfast,pool and close to beach and freeway. Quit area. Great value for the money. I would have zero problem recommending this place to anyone.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Barry G, We take great pride in being a pet friendly hotel, and I am so happy we could take care of you this November. We very much appreciate the recommendation and look forward seeing you again soon! Best, AWN

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 beach, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Region: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Price Range: $167 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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