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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve stayed at this property 3 consecutive years & am getting ready to book my 4th trip. I love this place! Between the super friendly staff, amazing location and views, and unique property, Cardiff by the Sea lodge has it all.

The people that work here (especially Anthony!) are genuinely friendly and accommodating. They are professional & helpful, and go the extra distance to make your stay more enjoyable.

You can’t beat the location— close to the beach but elevated enough to have a view. The rooftop
deck with fire pit showcases sweeping ocean views. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset and have a glass of wine!

The lodge is very unique and each room is different. I usually stay in the ‘Tropical’ themed room. It’s clean, quiet, and roomy with a comfortable bed. I look forward to my next stay!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
Thank PilgrimGirlTravel
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is the place to stay whether solo, couples or family! Loved my room! Loved the rooftop! And the beach is 2 blocks away! Nearby foodies and the best coffee just across the street at Zumbar. Wonderful staff!

Room Tip: The Country Room had the most comfortable bed!!
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank KATE R
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Cardiff by the Sea is the perfect little beach town with small shops and just steps from restaurants and the beach. The hotel was perfectly suited in the beach environment. It was super charming and the staff were super pleasant. Tina was amazing! She gave us tips each day on places to see and eat and was just friendly to talk to while we got coffee and bagels in the morning. The rooftop patio was the perfect place to spend an afternoon/evening unwinding and watching the sun go down - there was a lot of separate seating areas so people had some privacy. We stayed in the Southwestern room - the room had great views of the ocean and was equipped nicely with amenities - just beware that there is not a bathroom door! So, if that's important to you... select a different room. I read a lot of reviews about Oceanside and Cardiff prior to booking with lots of complaints about the train. Yes, there is a train - but it's the Amtrak Surfliner - it goes by a lot and very fast. We found that the train whistle added charm to this beach town. Don't let it scare you away.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank TMBOOTH
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I normally don’t write reviews but this stay has compelled me otherwise. My room was super clean and oversized. Great hot water and great water pressure. Now for the unadvertised bonuses - free beach chair and beach towel loaner for beach visit (which is less than five minute walk to sea weedy but warm and chock full of surfer Pacific). The complementary smore package for the roof top fire pit (with expansive ocean view) was a welcomed plus as the roof top balcony had several separate sitting areas and worked out great. Cartiff by the Sea is a great value when factoring in price, amenities, location and friendliness. Dawn, the morning host was outstanding with giving local information and naturally but not overbearingly friendly. Bottom line - top notch travel experience.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

For a change from your run-of-the-mill hotels, a stay at the Cardiff-By-the-Sea Lodge is a must. Located a little North of San Diego, Cardiff is a seaside town. The Lodge is located just a short walking distance from the public beach. Each large room has a different theme and is unique. A cute outside patio is surrounded by a lovely garden and also boasts a water feature. The rooftop patio offers a great view of the ocean and is wonderful for viewing the sunset and the night sky. A nice continental breakfast is available in the morning, and in the office, Dawn can recommend sightseeing opportunities and the best restaurants, etc.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Elizabeth G
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