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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Elijo State Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationCardiff State Beach8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEncinitas Community Park3 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)28 min drive

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About this area


Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is in the city center and near the beach. Del Mar Fairgrounds and Torrey Pines Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Moonlight State Beach and Del Mar Beach. Check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack, and consider making time for Legoland California, a top attraction not to be missed. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • San Elijo State Beach - 5 min walk
  • Cardiff State Beach - 8 min walk
  • Swamis Beach - 17 min walk
  • Tide Beach Park - 3 min drive
  • Encinitas Community Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 28 min drive


  • Pipes — 3 min walk
  • Cicciotti's — 7 min walk
  • Pacific Coast Grill — 11 min walk
  • Chart House — 12 min walk
  • Ki's — 13 min walk

About this property

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

3-star bed & breakfast in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with free parking
A rooftop terrace, concierge services, and multilingual staff are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include wedding services and a garden. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find refrigerators and hair dryers.
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • Street parking available

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive after hours must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per day, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 20 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge
Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge B&B
Cardiff Sea Lodge Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Cardiff Sea Lodge
Cardiff By The Sea Hotel Cardiff By The Sea
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Bed & breakfast
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Bed & breakfast Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 212 out of 486 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 170 out of 486 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 64 out of 486 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 486 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 486 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

The room we got assigned had a musty, moldy smell, window didn’t open and looked out into a busy courtyard. The ac didn’t work and if you used the bathtub, the room would flood. We wanted to leave immediately but we stayed for one night of the three because they still were charging for the room. The whole place needs an update. Did not have a friendly vibe.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really liked the location and convenience and all the rooms are unique.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had some small issue initially with the property and checking in and Richard and Anthony made sure that we were completely taken care of for the inconvenience and we really appreciated the level of customer service they provided. Other places wouldn’t have gone to the lengths that they went to make it right and that says something about their dedication to making sure you have the best stay possible.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked the view up on the hill. The rooftop picnic area was cool as well, probably its nicest feature. A huge turn-off is the state of the property. It just needs a half million dollars in renovations and upgrades. I relaize not every hotel owner can afford this....but do one room at a time. My wife fell off the loose toilet seat just as we arrived. After picking her off the floor, I went to the car and got my tools and tightened down the sest so this wouldnt happen to anyone else. (Youre welcome) the blinds didnt have pull strings to raise them and if they were the ones you just lifted, that didnt work either. We stayed in the Jr Suite which had easy access fom the street (2 sets of stairs) but again made me feel uneasy as anyone had access to our door. The hangars for the shower curtain were rusty. The jacuzzi tub has seen better days and while it may have been clean, it was stained from too much use. The mirrored door in the bathroom have rusty tracks, while all this may seem trivial, not at $250 a night. The bathroom has a wet damp odor, the carpet is old and needed to be replaced. So...while the view is priceless, It wasnt worth the price. The hotel staff did let us check-in early and if you are disabled...this isnt the place for you. Lots of stairs. No elevator that I saw. I love Cardiff, i just wish we had a pleasant experience. misrepresented a nice place. Id urge you to send out a secret shopper to confirm everything I reported. The seat spring broke.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good: Clean enough, close to campground. Bad: Online it says the front desk closes at 11, they close at 10. Luckily, I was headed that way before I got locked out of my non-refundable room. Decor is circa 1980. Room AC is broken, they had a portable AC unit instead. Remote didn't work and keypad on unit was non-responsive, but did eventually kick on. Outlet next to bed only has one functioning plug, so if you want to charge your phone, you can't use the lamp. Blinds don't close all the way and there are no blackout blinds. The courtyard lights are bright, so good luck if you're used to sleeping in a dark room. I left my room at 7:10am and accidentally left my phone inside. Keys were left in the room since the front desk doesn't open until 8am. I had a helpful person call the after hours number posted on the lobby window which no one answered. Overall: Thumbs down. Too expensive for what you get.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021