Ratings based on 139 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Orange County

Rooftop View

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Rooftop garden patio is a wonderful place to relax. It has plenty of space and beautiful views. Our room needed updating badly, but it as large and clean. It lacked a bathroom door which was an adjustment. Staff is friendly and the beach is very close. We loved the Sea Side Market to pick up lunch and dinner foods.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2016 by Front Desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are aware of the updates we need and are doing a renovation in 2017. We hope to see you again after it's completion.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

disappointed

Posted Aug 3, 2016
Pros: The location was good--near the beach.
room had no windows to open. 4 poster bed not needed since no canopy and blocked view of TV. Had to get close to TV to use remote. Bed was especially high--needed a boost to get up there. No mention of air conditioner although when we asked to change rooms, we were shown how to operate an air unit. If you don't eat the pastries, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, etc for breakfast its OK because they serve the same ones up the next day. Sign says office opens at 7AM for coffee but never was opened on time. roof top was not clean. spa broken, evidence of termites and low maintenance. For what I paid per night, expected way more. steps to climb and difficult underground parking
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 26, 2016 by Front desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry you are disappointed and have noted all of your complaints. Unfortunately our spa was down for a few days and has since been fixed. Our hotel will be going through a major remodel at the end of 2017 and we hope to see you then for our new changes.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Santa Monica, CA

Great View and Location!

Posted Jul 29, 2016
Pros: Great views from the roof, exceptional staff, and amazing location.
Cons: The facilities are in desperate need of upgrading.
Location: Right by the beach and within 15 minute walk from all the good eats...most within 5 minute walk.
Great views from the roof, exceptional staff, and amazing location. The facilities are in desperate need of upgrading however there is a certain throwback charm. Overall it was a nice place to stay in Cardiff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2016 by Front Desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. As of fall of 2017 we will be doing a complete renovation and hope you come back to see what we have done. Thank you for the great review!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Louisville, Colorado

Cardiff By The Sea

Posted Jul 23, 2016
Pros: The staff.
Cons: Some renovation.
Location: The location is great, good restaurants abound and it is so beautiful there.
The front staff of Dawn and Tracy were very pleasant and willing to assist us in anyway they could. The hotel itself is showing it's age but it has lots of charm.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2016 by Front Desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We do have a great team of caring, warm people that take pride in making you feel like your at home! As of the end of 2017 we will be doing a full renovation, hopefully we will see you the...
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Menifee, Ca.

A great location, near the beach, and restaurants

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Pros: The proximity to everything we wanted to do, we did not drive after arriving. The staff was great.
Cons: Update the rooms and repair the Inn where needed, but we know that will happen in the remodel.
Location: Restaurants, stores, services, and the beach, everything you need when staying at the beach.
We had a great time even though the Inn is a little dated and needs some work, we were quite happy with the accommodations. We were told that the Inn was going to be remodeled and with the remodel a price increase is sure to happen, we found out that we paid substantially less than our fellow travelers but we did not gloat. We parked the car and never drove, everything was close by the Inn. We met some great people not only at the Inn but shop owners and others during our walks. We had a great time but I am afraid the new prices will preclude us from staying again, but we will see what happens. The staff was very friendly, Dawn and Traci were very helpful and they made our stay even more enjoyable. Would I recommend the Inn, yes, but be forewarned, it is not without for those expecting 5 star accommodations at 3 star prices. Better hurry, prices are sure to chance before next summer. The roof top area is amazing. Have fun in the sun, we did.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by Front Desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy that you have made some friends and memories while you were here. We hope that you will still come by and stay with us when we do our renovations. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Chicago, IL

Hotel close to beach/stores.

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Pros: Clean and good location to beach/stores.
There aren't that many places to stay in Cardiff. This hotel is walking distance to beach and good eating places. I would definitely stay again if I'm in the area. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016 by Dawn, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We hope you come and visit us again in the near future!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 11, 2016
We got the premium room and that was real greate specialy with fire at the roof
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2016 by Front Desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed our property.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Auburn, CA

Wonderful atmosphere with an awesome staff.

Posted May 30, 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. Get a panoramic view of the area from the roof next to an open fire pit. Unique circular rooms with minimal noise.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 31, 2016 by Cardiff Front Desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank You for staying with us. We work hard to make our guest feel welcomed. We hope to see you again in the near future.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Wish I had more time to spend here

Posted May 27, 2016 on Hotels
This is a fun place to hang out for a few days. Quirky, non-cookie cutter rooms; interesting common spaces, especially rooftop seating,ocean viewing, firepit, hot tub.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
4 out of 5
by Stacey

Posted Apr 12, 2016 on Hotels
Very romantic. The staff was very helpful and sweet
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 18, 2016 by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We only hire the best, glad our staff made your stay memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future!