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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

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • MasterCard
  • 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

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. Our Express Start Breakfast is open from 6am-10am daily! We are located less than a half-mile from the Cardiff State beach and most notably Moonlight State Beach 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. Our Express Start Breakfast is open from 6am-10am daily! We are located less than a half-mile from the Cardiff State beach and most notably Moonlight State Beach 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. Are you in town for the horse show? Our hotel has special discounts with Blenheim Equisports and the Del Mar Horsepark. “Stay Smart” with us! 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.
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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 4.5 out of 5 by 224 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay! This hotel exceeded my expectations. The breakfast was not the typical nasty breakfast offered at other places. They had lots of options and I was pleasantly surprised. Very clean and well kept. Quiet. Very close to beach. Affordable. September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by room kinda by the sea good value. a drive to the beach but better than paying "ocean front "rates. great taco stand next door-open 24 hours too. pancake machine on until 10pm for evening snack. my husband really liked the folded egg omelettes with red and green bell peppers.as we left I asked front desk for water fountain location. but instead clerk handed me bottled water which was even better September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cardiff-by-the-Sea Holiday Inn I stayed just one night at this Holiday Inn. I booked it because the price was competitive with other hotels in the class within the area, and because I'd once stayed, pleasurably, at another Holiday Express elsewhere. The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside and its location is convenient only to the freeway... But that aside I found the room to be very nice and clean, the amenities more than I could have wished for in this price range. I was pleasantly surprised at the breakfast, which has a wide variety of foods (automatic pancake maker! Chobani yogurt! Omelettes!) and I found the staff to be very nice and accommodating, as when I had to check in very late at night. The only thing I didn't like was the rather soft, cushy mattress...but some prefer these. August 31, 2015
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