Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brea, CA

Diamond in the Rough

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Plenty to see and do such as the La Jolla Caves and San Diego, but relaxing on the hotel's rooftop patio next to the fire pit was perfect!
Cons: Breakfast could be improved, but then again, I didn't choose this hotel for it's breakfast.
We loved the hotel, the beautiful ocean view, and the staff was friendly and helpful! The beach and a wide variety of eateries are within walking distance of the hotel. Please keep in mind that the hotel furnishings are old and well used, but don't let that detract from your stay. The hotel is under new management (since May 2014) and they have already begun fixing up the place. We had a wonderful stay and we look forward to going back next summer.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sherman Oaks, CA

Comfortable lodging near the ocean

Posted Aug 15, 2014
This was my 3rd stay at Cardiff by the Sea and I was quite pleased to learn that there has been a change in ownership and the plans for this small site of 17 rooms is exciting. I use the Lodge when on business in the area and it quiet, staff friendly, free parking and near lots of eateries that are all good! the internet is a problem but it is not the problem of the hotel but of AT&T that struggles with good service in the Cardiff and Encinitas area constantly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful find.

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: The rooms comfort, and the friendly staff
Cons: The parking garage is a little dark.
We were down for the races at Del Mar, and needed an overnight retreat, this was our find. Very comfortable partial ocean view room decorated in Southwestern style with quirky lighting fixtures, a 4 poster bed and fire place. The roof deck was wonderful, and next time we will stay an little longer.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from colorado

Meh

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: The location is great, the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Everything else that's not mentioned above.
Location: 2 blocks from the beach. What more can you say.
The location is great, the rooms are just run down and feel dirty. I wore my flip flops at all times because the carpet felt so yucky. Found someone else's dirty clothes in the closet.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Vacation

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Cons: The rooms could use some updating.
Location: The beach is close, as is a good restaurant (Besta Won Pizza).
This B&B is in a great location, within walking distance to the beach. The staff was very friendly, even providing my kids with a smores kit for the rooftop fire. Although the rooms could use some refreshing (they are dated), I would stay again due to the location!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sacramento, CA

Nice hotel, near the beach. Beautiful sunset views

Posted Jul 25, 2014
I'm a frequent traveller. This is a cool and small B&B. Centrally located near lots of amenities. Beautiful sunset view from the rooftop deck and hot tub. Slightly dated room, but it kind of added to the ambiance and coolness factor. Front desk staff was very accommodating allowing me to check in early and then get on with my day. Thank you!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 21, 2014
We stayed 15 years ago on our first date and finally came back. Very happy we did.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Very nice lodge.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
My husband and I were thrilled to stay here. The front desk is so professional and friendly. The bed was super comfortable. Well worth the price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: personalized and warm , so close to the beach .
Location: extraordinary
Wonderful week-end , great restaurants and beautiful beaches.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jodye from Woodland Hills

Nice hotel, very close to beach.

Posted Jun 15, 2014
Pros: Very helpful staff, location to beach.
Cons: Rooms, needs renovations, linens, towels.
Location: Beach, shopping, great coffee house.
Great staff, old hotel. Recently purchased, new owners said they will be renovating, and asked us if we had any suggestions. If renovated, would rate it excellent. Nice rooftop jacuzzi and fire pit. The staff made us a goody bag filled with s'more ingredients. Very private, only 16 rooms, more like a bed and breakfast inn. Would stay there again.