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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

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1661 Villa Cardiff Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1153 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fitness centre
3 Star accommodation
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All reviewssan diegofront desktaco shopfree breakfastpool and hot tubwould stay here againyogurtbiscuits and gravyprice rangeice machinehi expressbeds were comfortableclose proximitythe location is perfectdecent hotelhotel roomparking lot
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

My house suffered a flood so my insurance put us up here for a week. Very conveniently located right off the freeway. Get off the freeway, make a turn and there you are. Likewise, when leaving the hotel, make a turn and there's the entrance...More

Thank James92014
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear James92014, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us. We hope you can give us another chance in the future. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

From the moment we checked the staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took the time to give us great information on the area. Everyone in the hotel on every shift was always cordial and professional. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The breakfast...More

Thank jesse v
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you, Jesse v, and what an awesome review. I am just thrilled to hear the staff took care of your lost and found item. Just fantastic! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I have stayed here numerous times as I transitioned from LA to this area. Always clean, always comfortable. The staff is amazing. Very convenient location. The staff has always been kind and accommodating. This is my go to place for sure.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing like helpful friendly staff when you check in with kids late at night. The rooms were clean and parking was easy with very convenient access to drive over to the 101 Diner and Moonlight Beach.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

My conclusion is clear: PLEASE DO NOT STAY THERE. Had a short stay at this hotel late May for a flight in the following morning. When I checked in at nearly midnight, I was thinking a Holiday Inn Express property should be good enough for...More

2  Thank Tony G
Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Tony G, first of all, I am sorry to hear this. I am very sorry the bathtub diverter was not working, as that is totally unacceptable. However, I can assure you the staff was willing to make every effort to rectify this problem. When...More

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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 beach, and we provide our guests with the best in ...More quality amenities, making us the smart choice. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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USD 96 - USD 249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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Response from SoCalSydney1362 | Reviewed this property |
Not in room , but they do offer a safety deposit box via front desk. Hope this helps
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25 April 2017|
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Response from DebbieY58 | Reviewed this property |
We did not use one - as we rented a cat
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