Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff-by-the-Sea

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas is rated 3 stars and is placed about 16.6 km from Carlsbad Village. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. 15 minutes' drive from Carlsbad.

The hotel is easy access to the local beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Mc Clellan-Palomar airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 101 non-smoking guestrooms featuring free wireless internet, heating, a personal safe, a private balcony and ironing facilities. Some rooms overlook the beach. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a roll in shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

El Pueblo and Beach House Restaurant are situated in a shopping area, about 150 meters from the venue.

Services

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas provides a business centre, a meeting room and a copier along with 24-hour front desk, laundry and dry cleaning.

Relax

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas pampers guests with an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a golf course. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness centre are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

The hotel staff speaks English, Spanish, Arabic, Korean.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   101.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Wet bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Armchair
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Multi-line phone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff-by-the-Sea Cardiff-by-the-Sea location
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Hotel Address:

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007

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City Center
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Encinitas Station
    1.8 mi
  • Coaster Solana Beach Station
    2.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • El Pueblo (cuisine: Mexican)
    400 ft
  • Beach House Restaurant
    3100 ft
Beaches
  • Swami's Beach
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    101

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas photos Room
Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas photos Room
King Room
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Parks

  • Cardiff State Beach5000 ft

Beaches

Local attractions

  • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens1.3 mi
    215 West K Street, Encinitas
  • Moonlight Beach1.7 mi
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • A Balloon or Biplane Adventure by California Dreamin'2.5 mi
    931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach
  • Swami's Beach1.5 mi
    South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
  • San Diego Botanic Garden1.8 mi
    230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas

Restaurants nearby

  • El Pueblo400 ft

    Address: 820 Birmingham Dr

    91% likes this, based on 5 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Besta Wan Pizza House3300 ft

    Address: 148 Aberdeen Dr
    Phone: 760-753-6707

    76% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Beach House Restaurant3100 ft

    Address: 2530 South Coast Highway 101
    Phone: 760-753-1321

    67% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • Sushi Lounge3300 ft

    Address: Santa Fe Drive

    73% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    101
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Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 13 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
6.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
2.0
Value
2.0
Dining
2.0

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    I chose this hotel, with a little hesitation due to the bad reviews I saw on the site, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt because the pictures looked just like what we wanted, and I am happy to report it was better than we thought, the room looks exactly like the picture and is even more comfortable, and the continental breakfast was delicious! The bacon no so good but the sausage was great! Lol We were able to relax and the spa was very nice! Great service, clean and comfortable, what else can you asks for! I think the people who left the other not so good reviews must be a little uptight, because I had none of those bad experiences! Our friends stayed at the Hilton down the street and they even wish they would have stayed at our hotel!

    Nothing bad to say, had a great time, and there were no hidden charges!

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    very little

    The room smelled. The tub was full of hair. They were vacuuming the lobby when we arrived and it was very loud and the filter must have been full cause it smelled musty and dusty. The food was inedible.

  • Single
    6.6

    Convenient to the freeway and local attractions (Legoland, etc.), within 1 mile of the beach.

    Furnishings and appointments are lovely but worn and need replacing, a deep cleaning would also help. The duvets are comfortable, but worn thin and sagging in areas where guests have sat. The sheets also bear signs of overuse. Carpets were filthy with permanent stains from previous guests. There were hairs on the nightstand, scrapes on the walls, dirt in the cracks of the floors and baseboards. The elevator smelled like spoiled milk. The hotel has undergone changes in corporate affiliations 2-3 times in the last 10 years, that I am aware of. Whether the owners or management has changed, I don't know; but the signs of neglect are clear.

  • Family with children
    3.8

    The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was enjoyable.

    The first room assigned to my family and I was dirty and the refrigerator had mold in it.

  • Older travelers
    2.4

    Good tv, w/ remote. Internet access, WIFI, A/C worked but really old. Lots of hot water, but slippery tub as it had been cleaned, but not rinsed.. . Room looks nice when you enter. but the quality is not there, Felt like a refurbished motel from the 60's.

    Worst bed we've ever slept on, and the most lumpy little foam pillows ever. Avoid this one. Not up to 3-star quality in my book. Even the coffee pot dissapointed as it was dirty and full of grinds from the last guest. This is the first review I've ever stopped to write, because I was so let down by this one.

  • Single
    8.2

    This hotel was very good - parking access was excellent - and the room was quiet - overall - windows double pane shut out most of the road traffic nearby - only one thing - the heavier drapes only were side decorative and there was a large gas station sign that lit up the window - i would add another sheer that cuts the ligjt from that sign

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It was close to the San Elijo beach / camp area. They stored our paddle boards and had a nice light breakfast.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Good location clean and good rates

    No safes in rooms.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    I didn't like that the room wasn't clean as well as it should have been. There were hairs in the bed, mold in the bathtub and I called and asked for the bathtub drain as ours was missing and the front desk told me to stuff a towel in it..Not good costumer service..It

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It was close to the San Elijo beach / camp area. They stored our paddle boards and had a nice light breakfast.

  • Marilyn Carne-Smith
    November  2010
    3.6

    1.) Iron didn't work. Told front desk. No change in p.m. 2.) TV came on by it self at 3:30 a.m. - both nights. Told front desk. Did not believe me. 3.) Lots of screaming kids...walls too thin. You wake up at 6:00a.m. if you want to or not. AWFUL!!! You need to change "Than" to "Then" in statement above next to the 'bad' or 'good' line. Please learn to use English correctly!

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff-by-the-Sea Cardiff-by-the-Sea location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, United States, 92007

Get directions
City Center
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Coaster Encinitas Station
    1.8 mi
  • Coaster Solana Beach Station
    2.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • El Pueblo (cuisine: Mexican)
    400 ft
  • Beach House Restaurant
    3100 ft
Beaches
  • Swami's Beach
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    101