Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Seattle

We left after one night

Posted Apr 24, 2015
Pros: Interesting architecture.
Cons: Everything. Expedia should not represent this property. It reflects poorly on them.
Location: Don't know...did not stay.
We were offered two rooms. First room had no door on the toilet and the carpet was dirty. Changed rooms. 4 light bulbs were mssing or out. TV remote was missing. Desk clerk could not solve the issue. The manager was surly when we tried to solve the issue of leaving early. Garage was dirty. exterior was in bad need of paint. DO NOT STAY HERE.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Rancho Cucamonga

Very nice and great view of beach.

Posted Apr 24, 2015
It was our 8th annervercy. Found this place on expedia.com great price stayed 3 night it has a great rooftop view with fire pit and fountain great for romantic evening. Room 205 has a pine dacor with a awesome bed and breakfast style look even though the chairs were warn thin and a light switch didn't work for the floor lamp i would definitely stay there again. just loved the place.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom San Diego

Nice place good location needs up date nice locat

Posted Apr 14, 2015
Enjoy our stay love Cardiff by the and Encinitas would recommend it to anyone such a quaint place and an awesome beach
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 14, 2015
Neat place to stay, within walking distance to beach and many food establishments.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Columbus, OH

Nice hotel close to the beach!

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Pros: Closeness to the beach and rooftop deck!
Cons: Decor and sound from other rooms.
Location: Location is perfect! 2 blocks from the beach. Can walk to several local restaurants. Many other choices within a couple of miles drive.
Hotel is older, but has a fantastic rooftop deck! Great for watching sunsets! Close to lots of local fair. We did a great deal of walking to various places. Short drive to other beach towns. Room decor is a little strange, but really only slept and showered in the room so not an issue. Can hear other room noise some. Also not an issue. Train runs between the beach and the hotel, apprx every hour. It runs less frequently at night, but you can hear it. They are planning a remodel, so the previous issues listed may be fixed. Stayed here to be away from the noisiness of spring break and young children. Nice light continental breakfast every morning. We will stay here again!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Funky cool beach pad.

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Looks like some rooms have been upgraded, but ours had ancient carpeting and weird stuff like the leg of the hide-a-bed sticking out. But the roof garden with hot tub are awesome and the location right across the street from San Elijo State Park in the heart of funky Cardiff can't be beat.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Liverpool, UK

excellent location

Posted Mar 4, 2015
Pros: see above
Cons: Rooms a little tired perhaps but quite adequate for our purposes and in price range
Location: Cardiff is quiet and laidback but all facilities nearby. Excellent nature reserve very close.
Competent and friendly staff. Room comfortable and fairly spacious. Quiet stay in our off-road room. Room well cleaned. Nice roof-top area for relaxing. Breakfast adequate. Choice of local eateries and excellent food store. Stayed 6 nights and overll well-pleased pleased with the choice.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London Ont Canada

Beautiful location....Exceptional, Friendly Staff

Posted Feb 28, 2015
Pros: Excellent location...friendly, informative, enjoyable staff!
Location: The inn is just steps to the beautiful beach...you can view beautiful sunsets from the rooftop...excellent local restaurant just down the street.
Had a wonderful two week stay in Cardiff by the Sea....Beautiful beach just across the street...Friendly, accommodating staff who were helpful and engaging. The inn was quaint and comfortable, with nice rooms and a relaxed, home-like atmosphere. All of the staff were efficient, helpful and went out of their way to make the stay enjoyable. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom long beach, ca

great location, loved how the beach was so close.

Posted Feb 23, 2015
Loved it! My gf and I had a great valentines here. Cool rooms!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location to beach and some shops.

Posted Feb 19, 2015
Pros: Close to beach. Beautiful sunset over the ocean, nice roof top patio. Staff people are very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast offering.
Cons: Hotel needs a bit of a face lift. Rooms are nice but out dated.
Location: One block from the beach. Nice Italian restaurant a half a block away.
This was a work related stay for just 1 night so it was very brief. Nice and quiet at night!