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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed here after a visit to Legoland and were pleasantly surprised by every aspect of the stay. The check-in was smooth with very friendly staff, the rooms were clean and large with a clean feeling. The breakfast was slightly better than your run of the mill breakfast buffet. We haven't stayed at an HI Express in a while but...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

With LEGOLAND being so close by, we are so pleased you were able to stay with us this summer. We are very proud of our breakfast, especially the pancake machine, and it is so great your daughter had a fun time making pancakes. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Port orange
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stayed as a family for 2 nights in the beginning of June as a stopover on summer vacation. The bed was very comfortable, the room seemed clean, breakfast was great both mornings, and the front desk employees were very courteous. The location was great, close to the beach and a fairly short drive to The major tourist attractions in...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us this summer! I am sorry about the mustiness in the room, especially related to the shower steam. We will look into ways to make sure our guestrooms smell fresh, and we hope you will give us another chance in the future. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The location is really good. It is close to Carlsbad, to San Diego, Encinitas,... The hotel is nice, the bedrooms are ok, well equipped and the staff is really helpful. The only aspect I think deserves improvement is the cleaningness of the windows in the breakfast area. The breakfast is good, but during the week I was there, the window...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Hi Jairo_Scherrer, We will start right away on working on the cleanliness of the breakfast area. There is no excuse to have dirty windows in the breakfast area. We created a cleaning routine and have added more staff to help in our breakfast. I'm very pleased our staff took good care of you, and I look forward to welcoming you...

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 12 May 2014

While we were on business in northern San Diego we needed a place to stay for the night and found the Holiday Inn Express with a great rate. The staff at the hotel was exceptional and very accommodating. We needed a late check out and they helped us out with this without question. The breakfast was great and the rooms...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

You never know when business matters may hold you over the check-out time, and I am so pleased we could help you out this May with a late-check-out. There is nothing worse than rushing around, not knowing where to leave your luggage. We are always here to offer a helping hand the next time you are in San Diego! Best,...

Marlow
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stopped off here just as a night-stop on our way to San Diego. We arrived after dark and left after breakfast so we saw nothing of the area but it was certainly convenient for the Highway. The room was spacious and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was the typical 'chain' fare and was fine...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Being right off the I-5 freeway, our hotel does make for an easy option, if maybe you forgot to reserve a room. Thank you for such a great review! We are glad we met your expectations and hope you will keep us in mind the next time you are stopping off for the night. Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the night after a long day at Legoland. It is very convenient to all locations. The room was clean, and it was quiet during the night. This is my 2nd time here, and would still come back again.

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

LEGOLAND is always fun, yet it can lead to one tiresome day! It's great to know our hotel provided comfort. Thank you for your comments regarding the guest room. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best, Andrew Nintzel, GM

Palm Desert, California
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I've stayed at this hotel on at least four separate occasions during March \ April of 2014 and will definitely be returning here again when I need to stay in the area. The rooms are modern and have more than ample space both to relax and work in, as there is a desk and office chair available for working as...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so pleased we came through, both in March and in April. We take great pride in providing a full, delicious breakfast, and I am happy you were able to have a chance to see our new breakfast items. Thank you for your compliments about the room! Our housekeeping and maintenance...

Glendale, California
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Stayed 2 different weekends in March 2014. Hotel is very clean, everything was in working condition. Beds/pillows are very comfortable. Rooms are spacious and furnishing and décor are very modern. Their Breakfast items are all fresh and delicious..........eggs, bacon, coffee, cereals, pastries.............etc...etc...The Warm Cinnamon Rolls are Yummy :) Staff are is very professional and friendly welcoming all the guest, check...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

So glad we could make your business trip successful this March. It's always important to find comfort when traveling on the road, and we are pleased our breakfast met your expectations. We have recently added in several new items to our breakfast, and it is wonderful that you had a chance to partake. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This hotel was everything I look for and appreciate in a place away from home. First, it was very clean and very well maintained. The pool was sparkling, the bathroom was spotless, and the beds were pristine. Second, there were wonderful little extra “touches”—options for soft or firm pillows, for example. Third, the free breakfast was actually breakfast! Not the...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Amazing! What a way to provide your feedback about our hotel! Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your experience this past February. We take great pride in being able to provide outstanding service and accommodations. It sounds like from the time you checked in, visited the area, and even indulged in our breakfast, everything was perfect....

Davis, California
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Stayed here in February 2014 and had an excellent experience. The property is well managed, operated and maintained. The rooms are very comfortable with all necessary accommodations. The staff is highly professional and helpful. The included breakfast is as good as I have experienced with minor daily changes that make it interesting. Location is excellent, being only about a 25...

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Andrew N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Dr-Zach, It's so great to hear you had a great time with us this February! Thanks again for your wonderful comments about the breakfast and guest rooms. Also, it was really great to see that you mentioned our location, in regard to the I-5 freeway and the accessibility about getting around greater San Diego County. Really looking forward to...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for hotels near San Diego, make sure you check out our property located right off I-5 at exit 40. We are located less than a half-mile from the beach, and we provide our guests with the best in quality amenities, making us the smart choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area

Address: 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Region: United States > California > Encinitas > Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Price Range: $173 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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