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    Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

    142 Chesterfield Dr, Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1922
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    Traveller (33)
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    Pool & Beach (4)
    • Excellent52%
    • Very good30%
    • Average8%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    “fire pit” (45 reviews)
    “hot tub” (13 reviews)
    “ocean view” (9 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Rooftop Terrace
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My mother and I had a great stay at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. Cardiff is a great little beach town, and the hotel is maybe a 5 minute walk from the beach. The hotel is definitely a little funky - we stayed in the...More

    Thank MAtraveler01
    Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

    The staff here is amazing They are very welcoming, super friendly and extremely accommodating! The location is simply superb - the beach is a 3 min walk away, with several good breaks within stone’s throw. The sunsets from the rooftop patio are to die for....More

    Thank Nowakom
    Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

    Quaint, Quiet, Walkable to Cardiff attractions. That said with upcoming renovation in near future some areas are outdated, however awesome staff makes up for it. We would stay again! Best A Wan Pizza (take out), Great Pizza Place, Pipes, Seaside Market, Starbucks, Beach 3-4 blocks...More

    Thank Molj
    Reviewed 24 October 2017

    Spent 5 days at this fun property. If you want unique, close to the beach, tasty breakfast, and fabulous customer service, this is your place! I've been to SD many times and have never been to Cardiff. Hidden gem, away from the big city madness....More

    Thank Tina W
    Reviewed 21 October 2017

    I stayed at the lodge for two nights in the Lattice Room...I asked for the darkest room as I really wanted to sleep in...this room was perfect! Very quiet, comfortable foam top mattress, plenty of pillows to choose from...absolutely no complaints! The roof top was...More

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    Response from Su R | Reviewed this property |
    minutes. its a wonderful place to stay
    Danielle Y
    22 December 2016|
    Response from vegas-vetran | Reviewed this property |
    They have the normal 3 o'clock check in time but remember there is nobody there over night I think they close the office around 7-8 and do not return till 7 ish the next morning. So if there's a problem at night there is a... More
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