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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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All reviewsfront desksan diegofree breakfastpool and hot tubtaco shopbusiness centerking bedwould stay here againrooms were cleanbreakfast roomprice rangeyogurtthe location is perfectdecent hotelhotel roomfreeway noisecardiff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not recommend this hotel for any reason other than needing a place to sleep for a night. Very dated with lots of cracks, stains, and smells. (Our room smelled very strongly of bleach/cleaner, with an occasional smell of pot-not sure if it was...More

Thank kdub_lewis
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 5 days ago

Dear kdub_lewis, I am sorry you had this experience with us. We will be undergoing a renovation at the end of this year and the aforementioned items will be corrected. We do hope you can give us another chance in the future to meet your...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I first stayed here 3 years ago (from a Hotwire booking) and I keep coming back. The hotel staff is great, the room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast is excellent, and the location is perfect for enjoying the coast. The small Mexican restaurant next...More

Thank mountain820
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 28 September 2017

Dear mountain820, Thanks for showing all your invaluable loyality! We love taking care of you and can't wait to see you again! Best, AWN, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night on Christmas Eve, the room was clean, nice size, and comfortable for our family of four (2 adults, 2 teens) The large breakfast with freshly made pancake, sausage biscuits (turkey or pork) coffee, juice, yogurt, bagels, cereal, and more, was...More

Thank Michael S
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael S, So glad we could make your Christmas trip special! I am pleased you enjoyed the breakfast items. Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check in was easy, even though they were pretty busy. We booked the King bed with the pull out couch. Let's just say that we were very grateful to have brought our blow up mattresses because the couch was disgusting. Stained, worn, and just gross,...More

Thank S5146TXadamm
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear S5146TXadamm, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about the wait at arrival, as we do tend to run full during the Holiday season. Also, I want to apolgize about the sofa sleeper. We do try to maintain cleanliness even when it comes...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Quite clean comfortable decent breakfast easy on and off the 5 carwash next door and great little Mexican restaurant. What more could you ask for? Encinitas has a cute little downtown for walking and good restaurants.

Thank spencer k
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Spencer K, Thank you for the kind words regarding your stay this December. The Mexican resturant next door is tasty and a great convience for our guests. Thank you for pointing this out. Best, AWN, GM

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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US$97 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$97 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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2 September 2017|
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Response from SoCalSydney1362 | Reviewed this property |
Not in room , but they do offer a safety deposit box via front desk. Hope this helps
Sarah E
24 April 2017|
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Response from DebbieY58 | Reviewed this property |
We did not use one - as we rented a cat
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