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los angeles ca
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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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Paducah, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Vegad
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

Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a nice Hotel. Very clean and quiet. I stay here every time I come in town for work. The have a big complementary breakfast in the morning. It is close to beach and restaurants. Do t don't forget they give out fresh warm cookies at night

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

Dear Danny B, So great to know we are your "go-to" hotel. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the warm cookies in the evening. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, AWN

Reviewed 5 November 2016

Hotel was wonderful the people who work there are very helpful and very nice. The girls in the breakfast room were extremely nice they really catered to the guest. The food was better than the hotels i have stayed at a nice choice of food. The location is great easy on easy off freeway and close to San Diego and...

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

Dear christina c, Thank you for the great review, and thank you for your outstanding comments regarding the front desk staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas! Best, AWN

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very clean. The room was clean with comfortable beds. The staff friendly and helpful. There is a Mexican food restaurant within walking distance that has excellent food. Easy to get on and off the freeway. I would definitely stay here again and plan to on my next trip down to that area

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

Hi Jason C, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review! Our staff strives very hard to meet expectations and it's so great to hear you had a nice stay with us this October. We are already looking forward to your next trip! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Nevada City, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This property is not by beach! When I booked with Central Reservations I was told this property was oceanfront. This property is in a run down neighborhood off hwy. 5. Another traveler checking in at the same time had been led to believe the same thing (ocean front property, room facing water). Central booking is a liar, liar pants on...

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

Kathleen B, I'm sorry we cannot change the location of the hotel. We are located where we are and do the best job possible to provide clean, comfortable, and restful accommodations. Sounds like things were not going to improve from the moment you drove into the parking lot. I'm very proud of Brooke and pleased she handled things well. Sincerely,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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: $129 - $299 (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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