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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Hotel was wonderful the people who work there are very helpful and very nice. The girls in the breakfast room were extremely nice they really catered to the guest. The food was better than the hotels i have stayed at a nice choice of food. The location is great easy on easy off freeway and close to San Diego and...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear christina c, Thank you for the great review, and thank you for your outstanding comments regarding the front desk staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas! Best, AWN

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very clean. The room was clean with comfortable beds. The staff friendly and helpful. There is a Mexican food restaurant within walking distance that has excellent food. Easy to get on and off the freeway. I would definitely stay here again and plan to on my next trip down to that area

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi Jason C, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review! Our staff strives very hard to meet expectations and it's so great to hear you had a nice stay with us this October. We are already looking forward to your next trip! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Nevada City, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This property is not by beach! When I booked with Central Reservations I was told this property was oceanfront. This property is in a run down neighborhood off hwy. 5. Another traveler checking in at the same time had been led to believe the same thing (ocean front property, room facing water). Central booking is a liar, liar pants on...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Kathleen B, I'm sorry we cannot change the location of the hotel. We are located where we are and do the best job possible to provide clean, comfortable, and restful accommodations. Sounds like things were not going to improve from the moment you drove into the parking lot. I'm very proud of Brooke and pleased she handled things well. Sincerely,...

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I have very low expectations for hotels. All I want is a clean place to sleep at the end of a long day. I am awake at 1:00am because this room is so hot I can't sleep. I'd try to request a room change but I have three kids that can apparently sleep in a furnace with no problem and...

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Buckeye, Arizona
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I am staying at this holiday in express working in the area. Walked in one Sunday need a room for 3 to 4 weeks the nice girl at the front desk and explain to her what I needed. And what my budget was she contacted her manager and they set me up on a fantastic price for four weeks day....

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi sbaran45, Thank you for such an awesome review! Our staff works tremendously hard to provide superior service and it is really great to know you had a pleasant four weeks here at the hotel. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Encinitas. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

On September 10th while I was cleaning out and loading my car, a man approached and started shouting and threatening me. When I moved away to avoid him he turned on the ignition and tried driving off. Out of shock I got on the passenger side and tried to stop him but he pulled out a knife and started swinging...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Joonny, I am sorry you experienced this awful situation in the parking lot. We have never had this happen before in our parking lot, and feel extremely sorry it had to happen to you and your family. I can assure you we have contacted the local authorities and they will be checking in with us on a routine basis....

Livermore, California
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Last minute reservation, wasn't 100% sure based on other photos but was pleasantly surprised with accommodations. Bath soup was great, towels were comfortable, refrigerator was ice cold, room was modern. Friendly greeting at front desk, was given a choice on 1st or 2nd floor, enjoyed cookies available at front desk, breakfast looks to be amazing have not had it yet....

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi love2snorkel17, To know that we came through 100 percent during your vacation is just sensational. It's always important, when on vacation, to find a hotel that will meet your needs and the staff will be so excited to read your review! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we look forward to seeing you again in...

Vista, California
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Good price, and good service. Jason, the overnight front desk agent was very nice and accommodating to change our last minute request of changing to a king instead of 2 queen room. Booked on hoteltonight an hour before arrival. Hot complimentary breakfast is a nice addition! Only down side was there was an odd smell which is why I gave...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Charlene-james M, Thanks for such a wonderful review! Jason does a fantastic job in our front office and I will certainly pas along your feedback. I am sorry that you experienced an odd smell... it's likely that due to the warmer weather and high humidity there were some unappealing smells during July. I'm sorry about this. We do hope...

Reviewed 16 July 2016

I frequently would need to go to San Diego for work, and this hotel is on top of the list for me. Some of my positives are: *Friendly staff - Everyone there is very nice and helpful! *Included breakfast - I leave for work up to an hour before their posted breakfast time, so its great that we can grab...

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Edilie D, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear 376drewv, We are very appreciative of your kind review. It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed our friendly staff and sufficient amenities, including our breakfast. Your remarks serve as encouragement to our team who strive to provide a pleasant stay. We look forward to your next stay with us! Kind Regards, Edilie D.

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I have stayed here on and off for over the past 25 years and it has never let me down. ( it was the Country Inn or something before Holiday inn bought it out) The location is perfect as it is just 30 minutes from Sea World ( see my review on this disappointing place) and 12 minutes from LEGOLAND...

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Edilie D, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Mauisron, Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you choosing us and we are very delighted to know your stay was pleasant. It's always very important to find a comfortable, reliable hotel and I am pleased we could serve as that option for you for over 25 years! We appreciate your review and look forward to your return....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 quality amenities, making us the smart choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Region: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Price Range: ₹ 8,301 - ₹ 19,412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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“Room nearest elevator is larger than the average.”
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“Right off the freeway, close to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“don't stay on the highway side of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles MureenB, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I liked my room on first floor,facing the back wall.”
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