We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 99: English reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't want a cookie cutter box of a hotel room, this is where you need to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Every room has its own personality, and they are all great places to stay. The staff I met, Dawn, Bob, Anthony, and Tracy, all were gracious and generous with their time when I needed information about the area. In...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Sean D
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great little lodge in a quiet neighborhood with friendly, helpful staff. Unique rooms, free breakfast, free parking in a covered garage, but the greatest part is the rooftop garden/patio that has a hot tub and a fire pit. They'll even provide everything you need to make smores!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank navyvet57
San Diego
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great getaway for my wife and I. Very close to the beach and had a view from our room. Room was large and nice. Great seating area on top to watch the beach and sunset. In the AM got up and had a fun jog along the beach. Would do it again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VLR55
Murrieta, California
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The ambiance of the Inn at Cardiff by the Sea is so refreshing that it has become one of those "visuals" recommended for stress release that I use when I am in-between visits. I was widowed just one year ago and felt the call of the ocean for a respite.While looking for a dog beach for my little Shitzhu, I...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank shortlewislady
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I loved the uniqueness of the rooms all being a different motif. I got a choice of rooms by the front desk clerk, Dawn. I had a partial view of the ocean and the room was very large and comfortable. I too am SAD about the planned renovations. The bathrooms need up-grading as well as electricity as some of the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jjb883
Woodland Hills, California, United States
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was the third time I stayed in this place. it is the BEST location if you are going to Del Mar or Solana Beach surfing or whatever. The hotel is SUPER charming and I LOVE the shingle look which REALLY goes with the name Cardiff, it reminds you of a cottage in England. BUT I understand they are going...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ThemisZG
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great location by the beach, restaurants and bars. Clean, bright rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Roof top patio with firepit. However, the rooms were old. And yes, I knew that going there, but I just wanted to mention it for others. Even though the rooms were old, it was still a nice stay. It will be much better after renovations!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Linda F
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We've came here to spend a night, but decided to stay for two. It's amazing place, very cozy and comfy. The beach is so close, we even get an ocean view number. On the top of the building there is a nice. Fire place to spend cold evenings. Decently check this place out.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alexey A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Clean hotel with friendly,helpful staff,close to all amenities and 200 yards to the beach via the camper park and the railway crossing, Free parking and wi-fi. Great view from the upper deck which has a spa pool and fire pit lit in the evening.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scott a
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ill make this short and sweet as this place is not worth my time. Heard this place was cool with its themed rooms and location by the ocean. this is a small inn with maybe 15 rooms that are all themed in some fashion. i was in the Mediterranean room # 105 in the back that looked out over the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vegas-vetran

28 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cardiff-by-the-Sea
3.3 km away
BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
1.1 km away
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - ...
#2 of 2 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
237 reviews
5.2 km away
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.4 km away
Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
7.8 km away
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar
3.2 km away
Days Inn Encinitas- Legoland Moonlight Beach
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A block from the beach in a laid back beach community, fire pit & Jacuzzi in roof garden lounge, breakfast included, all rooms unique decor, many restaurants nearby ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Address: 142 Chesterfield, Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Region: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Price Range: $156 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardiff by the Sea Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Cardiff by the Sea Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cardiff By The Sea Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Cardiff by the Sea Lodge staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Akumal
2 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cardiff by the Sea Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Victorian Room is cozy and quaint for a single or a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles shortlewislady, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you can't walk up stairs, get a room on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles jjb883, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My ALWAYS favorite is the Paradise Room”
 of 5 bubbles ThemisZG, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for the second floor with ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles KarenP831, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“View decor and choices of each room online.”
 of 5 bubbles BJWendy, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay