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La Quinta, California
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We've stayed at the lodge multiple times over the past 25 years, but not for the last 10 or so since we bought a home in Encinitas. We recently moved out of town and came back for a visit and were able to get a room very easily at a reasonable price. The folks running it now are super nice...

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The room was for my mom and aunt (both over 80 years old). They accommodated our need of 2 beds and the room was very spacious and comfortable: nice air conditioning, great bathroom area (separated from the bedroom area), plenty of room including a sleeper couch (that we didn't need to use for sleeping), complimentary continental breakfast, and most of...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review Susan S. We are thrilled that your mom and aunt enjoyed their stay with us and we hope to see them soon. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

My husband & I just stayed here for 2 nights. The manager Johnson was so friendly we talked to him for 30 minutes when we checked in. He is probably the best hotel manager I have ever met, and I've taken a lot of mini vacations along the Southern & Central Coast. The rooms are really large and comfortable. We...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

LikeItLoveIt - It is always good to hear that we met a guest’s expectations and delivered great service! Thank you for recognizing Chris and your positive review. We welcome you back anytime! Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Okay, so the rooms are super kitschy, but I kind of loved it. And I think the rooms are priced very reasonably considering you are literally steps from the beach. The hotel manager, Johnson, was a complete delight and was very helpful and accommodating. My friend got married in Cardiff and most of the wedding party stayed here. The day...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review evita_bee. Yes, the views of the ocean are incredible! Our Sweetheart room is our most popular room with amazing ocean view, fire place and heart shaped whirlpool tub. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

colorado springs
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is the worst hotel my wife and I have ever stayed at. In fact my wife couldn't believe I booked it. This was the tail end of our Anniversary trip. I was impressed by the website and the rooms. However, one room did not have pictures. The Captains Room. So I called the owner and he said it was...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review John H. I sincerely apologize that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations. Please feel free to contact me at johnsonm@dknhotels.com so that perhaps we can make it up to you and your wife the next time you are in town. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

El Segundo, California
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We have been searching for a place like this for 25 years! It blends into this beautiful beach town with its low profile, wood shingles, and garden setting. Its walking distance to perfect beach combing, surfing, and swimming. It is very affordable, ridiculous ocean and sunset views, rooftop deck, rooftop fire pit, rooftop jacuzzi, only 17 rooms, free secure parking,...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review gregjillsam. It was truly an honor to meet you both and I look forward to your return. See you soon! Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Westminster, CA
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Looking for somewhere to stay that was just a little different with a ocean view. We stayed in the Sweetheart Room, which was nice since we were celebrating our anniversary. There are steps, but not a real problem. Only had two small suitcases so the steps did not present a big problem. We did have trouble with the door key...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Missybethers. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our hotel. I also appreciate the great comments about our friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Meet great people at the fire pit too! So fun. And the view is incredible. It's going to be completely remodeled this winter...But don't wait...See it now. Walk across 101 to one of the best beaches and nice trails you'll find in SoCal. This is so much better than being in all the traffic elsewhere.

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks janiceduhame, I am really happy we were the perfect location for you. We are so happy you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Fullerton, California
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at this lodge this past weekend. Lots of restaurants within walking distance and and is a very dog friendly town. Best-Awan is delicious with generous servings and Pipes Café was equally delicious for breakfast. The lodge does provide a contentinal breakfast but this is where I think the lack of detail for this lodge...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Andrea A. I sincerely apologize that our breakfast offerings did not live up to your expectations. Please feel free to contact me at johnsonm@dknhotels.com so that perhaps we can make it up to you and your family the next time you are in town. Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

Sun City, Arizona
Reviewed 7 August 2015

My wife loves going to different ocean towns for vacations (so do I), and although we are originally from CA we had never spent time in Cardiff other than driving through on the way to somewhere else. As we browsed our way through so many name brand and "done that before" motels and hotels we ran across Cardiff by the...

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CardiffLodge, General Manager at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Roy S for such a great review. I really appreciate you choosing Cardiff by the Sea Lodge for your sweetheart's birthday. The comments about the hotel, our location and our great team are very much appreciated. We welcome you back anytime! Sincerely, Johnson Menezes

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $192 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cardiff by the Sea Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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