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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 25.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-07:00

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

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  • American Express
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  • Diners Club
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  • 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 4.8 out of 5 by 155 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet room and comfortable bed The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable; it was also quiet (my room did not face I-5). Loved that the room came equipped with a real coffee pot - and good coffee. That was the icing on the cake for me. The only downside was the restaurant. I called my second night for room service. I was told it would be 45 minutes (because of a table for 20), but if I would like to order and pick it up myself I could have it sooner. So I ordered the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, and requested some lemon to go with it. The shrimp was great ( I was given 5) - the salad was pretty good. It would have been nice if they had included some sourdough rolls or bread to complete the meal. I was given plastic ware. The third night of my stay, I again requested room service as I was heading in for the evening. The woman suggested I do take out instead. I ordered the Caesar salad with shrimp (3 shrimp this time) again, and a glass of wine. So if you'd like to eat off a plate and use silverware, tell them you'd like room service. I will definitely stay here again since I visit my elderly mother at least once a quarter. Thank you Geoffrey for your terrific service and changing me to a great room! Also, please thank the lady who cleaned the room I was in; it was immaculate! August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Getaway My boyfriend and I have very busy, complicated lives. We needed a weekend away from it all. THANKFULLY, we chose this hotel. We had the most PERFECT, relaxing weekend! This hotel and its staff is second to none! We cannot wait to come back. THANK YOU Holiday Inn, Oceanside. if you want a nice, big comfortable room with excellent service...close to ALL....stay here!!!!! August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loved the spacious room and comfortable bed I was very impressed with the spaciousness of my room, nice décor and comfortable bed. Great location and rates. I would definitely stay again. August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great stay Our stay at The Holiday Inn, Oceanside was thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the bed comfortable; we ate in the hotel and the food was excellent, well presented and tasty. The staff were able to supply great information/directions etc for local attractions and nothing was too much trouble. This was our first holiday Stateside without the kids and the hotel made for a great peaceful, getaway location to relax. I will be recommending this excellent hotel to friends and family. August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyable stay The staff went out of their way to always be helpful and friendly. Always there to answer questions about the area or to help with any needs that appeared. Outstanding service and enjoyable stay. August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience overall, nothing bad to say with our stay! We love Holiday Inn! we had breakfast all 3 mornings that we're there. . food is good and price is reasonable no need to wait in line for outside restaurants. .. staffs are nice. . check in attendant is friendly, restaurant staffs are very nice.. will definitely stay here again..Oh and location is excellent close to legoland, seaworld and the beach. . Thanks for an awesome experience holiday Inn! August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Breakfast Buffet Flavored creamers would be a nice addition tot he coffee bar. They are offred at most Holiday Inn Express locations. The selection on the breakfast bar was very limited. Recommend expanding the selection. August 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable and spacious we stayed 2 nights for part of a family vacation. staff was friendly and helpful, loved the onsite laundry facility. rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were comfortable. August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Service The Hotel Staff was excellent in the services they provided. Terrific breakfast. Good Location. Jr. King Suite was very spacious. DJK August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room and staff We had a great time and was very comfortable with our room. The bed was comfortable. The hotel staff was excellent. Will definitely stay there again when we are in the area! Thank you August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Vacation Spot. Everything was just as described from the location to the price. The short walk to the beach was nice. The proximity to local attractions was also a plus. The person I made the reservation with was at the front desk to welcome us when we arrived. My family enjoyed dinning in the hotel restaurant not to mention the kids ate free. The only negative was no view of the ocean from the room, that however is easy to overcome with the price. Thank You HI Oceanside Marina, August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overnight stay Fully enjoyed our overnight stay at Holiday Inn oceanside. It cost a little more to stay here than the Days Inn next door, but well worth it. We had a junior suite, with sofa. its nice to have somewhere to read and relax, other that the bed. The flat screen tv was awsome. We didn't eat at hotel, so can't comment on food and bev. Location is great for the beach and marina food and activities. We will definatly stay again !!! August 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 The staff saved the day! We had a lovely stay in a clean and tidy room with excellent pillows and bed. Breakfast was delivered on time and was delicious. Where the Holiday Inn at the Marina excelled came after our stay. The next day after our stay, my wife tells me she thinks she left her ring in the hotel room! She is distraught. I call front desk and they tell me they didn't find anything, but will contact the guest in the room now to see if they can search the room. I get a call later saying they found it! They went the extra mile for us and I feel like this is what they do all the time. Truly amazing service! July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A MUST STAY PROPERTY! We visited Oceanside for the first time a couple of weekends ago to ride our stand up jet ski's in the surf. Site unseen, we booked this hotel and we were so pleased with the end result! The location was perfect, as it was near the launch ramp, had parking near by for large vehicles hauling trailers, the beach, restaurants and cool shops! We ended up staying an extra night and immediately booked suites for our next trip there in a few weeks. As business owners ourselves, we certainly appreciate the value of our customers feedback and I can with confidence say that we will recommend this property to all of our friends and family. Thank you for making us so comfortable......see you soon! July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great place with children We had two rooms at the Holiday Inn Wednesday July 10th-Friday July 12th for myself, my two daughters and their three preschoolers, 6, 5, and 2. The rooms were roomy and clean and the staff was wonderful. We ate 4 meals because the staff was so accommodating, friendly and helpful. The desk clerks were equally helpful. Both Francois and the young woman on on Wednesday night were equally helpful and friendly, as were the wait persons on both for breakfast and for dinner. It was altogether a great experience. July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice room and service One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. My family was there for four days and we never had a problem. Clean rooms, great service, affordable for area, close to beach, and very kid friendly! We will defiantly recommend this hotel and come here again. July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service rooms were very clean I stay a week with the family and the service I received was excellent. July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RELAXING VERY FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF, PROMPT ATTENTION TO CORRECT ANY PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING MY STAY AT THIS HOTEL. VERY QUIET AND COMFORTABLE, ABLE TO SIT BACK AND RELAX AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK. July 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location Overall just a great hotel, good location. Rooms are clean and staff is very helpful. July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AWESOME!!! Great Great Great Stay! Would Stay Again and Again! July 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Breakfast wait staff My youngest daughter & I stayed here while visiting my other daughter stationed at Camp Pendleton. What a great place to stay! We were able to walk to the beach every day & swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub in the evening. I do want to specifically point out the wonderful waiter we had most mornings we stayed. His name, I believe, was Andrew, & he was by far the friendliest & most helpful staff member we encountered. Every day we were there, he would always greet us with a smile & a welcoming presence. We would look forward to starting our day with wonderful food & great service. He definitely goes above & beyond getting to know his customers as repeat visitors! For a young man just starting out, I am sure he has a great future as his personality is so humble & compassionate he is sure to make an impact in whatever field he ends up in. I did not have the same 'feel good' experience with the front desk staff. I immediately bristled at the attitude of the woman who checked us in, but other than that, the other staff members were doing their job without going out of their way to make eye contact, ask if we needed anything, or some days we wouldn't even get a hello..even tho we stayed for 8 nights. It is a beautiful hotel however, with many amenities, & of all places in Oceanside, this is by far the most superior of all that I saw during our stay. We would certainly stay there again if my daughter remains stationed at Camp Pendleton after her deployment. July 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Passable but not a great getaway experience This hotel is located somewhat convenient to the town and beaches. It seems to be designed for people on business trips who don't care much about their room, but as non-business travelers my wife and I found it not to be very welcoming. The server at breakfast was really nice, but he was the only one working all tables, so breakfast was a highly disorganized and protracted affair. We did not consider this to be the server's fault but rather the management's. In any event it did not start our morning off very well. Overall, this hotel is somewhere I might recommend but only with many cautions. I would expect that there are much nicer places to stay in the same area. July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT STAY 100% SATISFIED WITH MY STAY AND STAFF WAS GREAT, LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER STAY WHEN I'M IN OCEANSIDE AGAIN. June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Facilities and excellent staff Freindly and accomodating staff. Good value and allowed late checkout to allow additional time to relax prior to returning military members to base. Would definately stay again. June 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic room and clean establishment Room and entire hotel was spotless. The front desk staff were extremely adept and courteous. The restaurant staff can use a bit more work, as far as timely and attentive service, albeit the food was delicious. My annual visit to this hotel is always great and I will keep returning as I have not been disappointed yet! June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Impressive Been staying in Holiday Express up and down coast. This was the best one! June 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oceanside HIE Can't say enough about how friendly and knowledgeable of the area this staff is. Made it an extremely pleasant stay. Will definitely stay here again May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent! Very spacious and clean rooms. Staff was friendly and courteous. A big shout out to John at the front desk and Anthony in the restaurant. Very friendly and attentive. One of the best Holiday Inns I have seen. May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Accommodations and Service One of my best stays with Holiday Inn. The rooms were very spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and courteous. Props to John at the front desk and Anthony in the restaurant. Very friendly and personable. Outstanding guys...! Keep up the great work. May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Service My stay at the Oceanside Marina was fantastic! I had a wonderful room and the staff was extremely knowledgeable about the local community. May 20, 2013
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