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.