Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 240
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonnieTrumpet16 Great location and excellent service, value
The Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach is conveniently located right off I-5 at the Birmingham exit in Encinitas. The facility looks like it is kept in good shape, the lobby is open and inviting - with a big screen TV. The Great Room where breakfast is provided is large enough to serve a number of customers at once - plus there's room in the lobby if necessary. Our room was clean and quiet - no freeway noise could be heard. I would say "cue the crickets" - but they couldn't be heard either. It was great to stay in a place that is located so close to the Torrey Pines State Preserve and beach. Plus the historic Del Mar Race Track is nearby. There are nice restaurants just minutes away along the Pacific Coast Highway in Encinitas. This place gets a recommendation from me.
October 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kdubya Southern Cal Business Trip
This was a satisfactory hotel for one night on my way from Long Beach to Tijuana. The location is easy to find but nothing spectacular to look at just off the I-5. It was convenient and affordable for my purposes.
October 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SD Biz Guy So so. Not worth the price I paid
Average typical Holiday Inn Express. Easy access to freeway since it is right on I5. Short commute to amenities. Room is dated. Staff very friendly and helpful. Time to renovate in my opinion otherwise a typcial expectation of what to receive. Had much nicer hotels for the same price in Cardiff, Del Mar area.
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tazzy1234 Great Breakfast
Just have to say my kids loved the pancake machine. We loved the pancakes till midnight and for breakfast. Nice clean hotel and wonderful staff. A next to a great taco place!!! We all had a great time and most definitely enjoyed our stay. Really close to the major attractions (legoland and Seaworld).
*however was not recognized as a IHG member.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky Mountain Horse Lady Dog friendly for 2 big dogs
Check-in was fast and efficient. The room was nice and big enough to accommodate the 2 large dogs comfortably. A dog exercising area would have been nice but we were close to the beach so it worked out. Staff was very helpful and nearby restaurants were good.
September 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RRY526 Warm Choclate chip cookies - nice touch
The staff was wonderful. The building and elevator need to get a major remodel. The room furniture was worn out. The décor was dated. Everything was clean and comfortable and the breakfast as good. I just didn't think the value was there for the money paid.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave3226 Very nice stay
Hotel was very comfortable and welcoming. The staff is absolutely superb. The WiFi is OK, but then again, it is free. The room was clean and not as dated as other hotels. The bed was uncomfortable for me, but I am a very picky sleeper. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a pleasant stay for work or leisure. The superb staff and service make up for any imperfections you may be nitpicking about
September 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mia10 Great place to stay
Perfect place for the business traveler in the San Diego area. Close to freeway but not noisy at all. Clean rooms - well appointed. Great free breakfast in the morning and free parking. I will stay again.
September 20, 2015