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    Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

    1661 Villa Cardiff Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1153
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    Overview
    • Excellent41%
    • Very good38%
    • Average13%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible2%
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    “front desk” (41 reviews)
    “san diego” (24 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Family Rooms
    Fitness centre
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
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    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Have stayed here a number of times over the years & each time has been a wonderful experience. Stayed for 2 nights this past week & had the pleasure of having LIZ check me in / assist me. Liz is sweet, professional & accommodating. Thank...More

    Thank geronimo248
    Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear geronimo248, Thank you for the kind words and for your comments regarding Liz. She does an outstanding job. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, AWN, GM

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    We've stayed here on a number of occasions in the past. It's a former Country Inn location. Never disappointed, and wasn't on this occasion either. Comfortable room, good wifi, fridge, cable and more.

    Thank Laurie T
    Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 5 June 2017

    Hi Laurie T, Thank you for writing such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas! Best, AWN, GM

    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    The location is good, right off the freeway but not a lot of noise. Right next door to an authentic taco shop that is open 24 hours. I hotwired this and got a great deal. The beds were super comfy, the room is a nice...More

    Thank michael m
    Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 30 May 2017

    Hi michael m, Your business is much appreciated and thank you for leaving feedback. We are happy to know that you find our property close to your destination and that you were able to take advantage of the taco shop nearby and you find our...More

    Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

    The hotel location was odd, it felt like we were in the middle of a residential community...it was definitely not by the sea. The lobby was okay but the entirety of the hotel feels and smells old. Phone cable falling off when you try and...More

    Thank _yyc_trvlr_
    Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 2 May 2017

    Dear _yyc_trvlr_, Unforuntenly we cannot change the location of the hotel, and I am sorry you felt like we were in poor location. I do apolgize about the phone in the guestroom, as it should be working at all times. As far as the dog...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

    Sorry for no pictures, but let me tell you that this hotel for the price is the best value out there! Very friendly front desk staff clean and very spacious room. We were on the first floor in a king handicap accessible room with a...More

    Thank SoCalSydney1362
    Response from Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach AreaResponded 2 May 2017

    Hi SoCalSydney1362, Thank you for pointing out our location to Legoland and the Carlsbad Outlet mall. I also want to thank you for taking time to provide feedback about your stay and how comfortable your room was.

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 165 - US$ 353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 101
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    • Encinitas >
    • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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    Response from Camie41 | Reviewed this property |
    No there's no shuttle to sea world restaurants or anything you going to have to get a rental car the si if you stay at this hotel is pretty far away if you plan on going to some of the attractions like several downtown San... More
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