Holiday Inn Express Encinitas

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area is a 3-star venue set just 2.6 km from Legoland California and Moonlight Beach. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. 10 minutes' drive from Encinitas.

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area is within a 15-minute drive to Mc Clellan-Palomar airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 101 non-smoking rooms appointed with individual climate control, pay TV, a microwave, ironing facilities and Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature views over Balboa Park. Room facilities also include a small fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

El Pueblo serves mexican and japanese dishes and lies just 5 minutes walk from the property.

Services

Guests can benefit from car rentals available at the hotel.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Encinitas location
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Hotel Address:

1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Encinitas, United States, 92007

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City Center
  • Encinitas
    1.2 mi
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)
    500 ft
  • Beach House Restaurant
    3200 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 Cardiff Beach Area photos Room
Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Cardiff Beach Area photos Room
    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Encinitas location
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      Hotel Address:

      1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Encinitas, United States, 92007

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Encinitas
        1.2 mi
      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)
        500 ft
      • Beach House Restaurant
        3200 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

      Holiday Inn Express Encinitas Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.2 mi

      Museums

      • San Dieguito Heritage Museum - 1.6 mi

      Parks

      • San Elijo State Beach - 4600 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Miracosta College - 1.2 mi
      • Holmes Institute San Diego - 1.3 mi
      • California Institute For Human - 2.2 mi

      Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

      • Aurora Botanicals - 1.2 mi

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Scripps Mem Hospital-Encinitas - 4300 ft

      Beaches

      Local attractions

      • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens - 1.3 mi
        215 West K Street, Encinitas
      • Moonlight Beach - 1.6 mi
        Encinitas, CA 92024
      • A Balloon or Biplane Adventure by California Dreamin' - 2.5 mi
        931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach
      • Swami's Beach - 1.5 mi
        South Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas
      • San Diego Botanic Garden - 1.8 mi
        230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas

      Restaurants nearby

      • El Pueblo - 500 ft

        Address: 820 Birmingham Dr

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

      • Sushi Lounge - 3200 ft

        Address: Santa Fe Drive

        86% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese

      • Beach House Restaurant - 3200 ft

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

        67% likes this, based on 38 reviews

      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 Encinitas location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Encinitas, United States, 92007

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Encinitas
        1.2 mi
      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)
        500 ft
      • Beach House Restaurant
        3200 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