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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 25.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-08:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. Arabic
  2. English
  3. Spanish
  4. Korean

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Pets allowed with nonrefundable fee of 25 USD per day, 100 USD Maximum per stay. Maximum weight is 50 lbs. Larger dogs available with management permission.
Pet fee amount  25.00  USD  per night

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Moonlight State Beach
Distance From Hotel:1.0MI
Attraction:
Quail Botanical Gardens
Distance From Hotel:3.0MI
Attraction:
La Jolla Shores Beach
Distance From Hotel:4.0MI
Attraction:
Del Mar Fairgrounds and Horse Race Track
Distance From Hotel:4.5MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:115
  • Car Parking Available
  • Car Parking Available

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2008
  • Total number of rooms:101
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:54
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:47
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:101
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:2

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express® Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area near LEGOLAND California and just five minutes from the Del Mar Fairgrounds

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 Cardiff State beach, and the Pacific Coast Grill, a fantastic dining experience, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice.

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Stay at the Holiday Inn Express® Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area near LEGOLAND California and just five minutes from the Del Mar Fairgrounds

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 Cardiff State beach, and the Pacific Coast Grill, a fantastic dining experience, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice.

Our San Diego North hotel is just minutes from California's most exciting and relaxing attractions, including Birch Aquarium, Balboa Park, SD Wild Animal Park, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Torrey Pines Golf Course, the Self Realization Meditation Gardens, the San Elijo Campground, Swamis, Downtown Encinitas, Cedros Shopping District in Solana Beach, Carlsbad Village, Oceanside Pier, Tamarack Beach, and the Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

In town for the horse show? Our hotel has special discounts with Blenheim Equisports and the Del Mar Horsepark. For our work-oriented guests searching for San Diego hotel deals we offer many business services, including newly upgraded high-speed wireless internet access throughout the entire hotel. We also offer close proximity to popular area companies, such as Calloway, ISIS, Camp Pendleton, UC of San Diego, the Scripps Hospital in Encinitas and La Jolla, and we are close to many outpatient plastic surgery centers!

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When you're searching for hotels near San Diego, make sure that you check out the Holiday Inn Express® Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area. Enjoy close proximity to area beaches and local attractions.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 202 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful weekend getaway This was the perfect hotel for our weekend getaway. I chose this hotel because of location. I wanted something by the beach close to San Diego and near the 5K we were running. The hotel was very clean and well manicured. The rooms were small but very nice with laminate wood flooring and tiled bathrooms. The property had a heated pool and a hot tub. The layout of the rooms can be a little confusing but if you stay more than a night at this location you should be able to find your way around with ease. This hotel is a leisurely 1 mile stroll from the beach and a short walk from the main street shops of Del Mar. A lot of the stores and restaurants close early so we had to eat at the restaurant one night and we were pleasantly surprised. Breakfast is also very good here, I would recommend the crab cakes Benedict or the banana's foster oatmeal, both very delicious.The only complaint that I can think of is that the shower doors were poorly designed. They don't stay completely closed and leak out quite a bit of water. This is one hotel we will definitely be staying at again. December 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fine Choice for Del Mar This hotel has an unusual design that results in nearly every room being a corner room. The interiors have been fully updated and imaginatively decorated. You can walk two blocks west to the ocean, but there is a cliff so in order to reach the actual beach you need to walk down the street toward Del Mar village, about 15 minutes. December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service, Great Food, From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The customer service was above our expectations. The room was always clean and the food at the restaurant was well prepared and very tasty. We tried room service for the first time and found the service to be very timely and the food nice and hot upon arrival. This is a great location to stay at and commute into San Diego. We drove to the San Diego Zoo in under 30 minutes. December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay I stayed at the hotel for two nights. The hotel staff was fantastic especailly Barbara at the front desk and Jordon in the bar. The room was comfortable and clean, very comfy bed, ample parking and easy of getting around. My salmon salad in the bar/restaurant was great as well. I would recommend the Indigo. December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Beach Suite I paid extra for the Ocean view and should have saved my money. Our suite looked over the parking lot and some ugly apartments. Next time, I would select a different view and save some money. Otherwise, it was a great location. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Del Mar. December 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not so Good This hotel needs to really be pet friendly and make something special in the rooms for the guest who loves a pet on their trip. There were not even pet bowls on the property. If you want to find your way around this property, good luck. The front desk map is ridiculous and who carries around a map as a guest? They need some signs and directions because I ended up half the time in dead ends and in the rear of the property is a small lot of dead grass; it looks terrible. For the price, it is not worth it. Poor tv options, shower stall was dirty and under chair cushion was pieces of old cereal. December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Lodging Very comfortable bed, quality bedding. Room 202 spacious, airy, but had shutters to make it dark for day napping. Excellent style December 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Room! We stayed at Hotel Indigo for my husbands birthday, as I was looking for something close to the beach and near other activities in Del Mar. The hotel was easy to get to and the lay out was unique, it made our room feel more private. The design of our room was beautiful, and the hard wood floors were a very pleasant surprise. The shower was great, some of the best water pressure I've ever seen in a hotel! Really, everything inside the room was ideal. The only thing that was a little surprising was how little of the ocean we could see from our "ocean view" room. We had a nice little patio, and you could definitely *see* the ocean, but if you're looking for expansive or close up views, you won't get them here. Not a big deal for us, but I might have opted for one of the cheaper rooms had I known. It really was a great experience, and we will for sure be back! November 30, 2014
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