Ratings based on 200 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Riverside

Bed terrible, dated

Posted Aug 21, 2017
Mattress was very bad, pillows worse. Room dated, breakfast a joke
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

Day-cation

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Pros: Our biggest problem with hotels is always the beds, to hard, not comfortable, can't sleep. I'm not sure what kind were here but they were great.
Cons: Coffee available before 7am would be nice..
Location: Although we drive in, we were able to walk to most anything we wanted. It was nice to experience "beach livin"
Quick trip to get away with my wife for a day. Cardiff was the best location for a trip to the Botanical gardens and the Chart House for dinner with a pleasant walk back to our room in the evening. A quick cup of coffee on the roof and off to bed for a quiet night's sleep.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 17, 2017 by Cardiff Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay We hope to see you again in the near future!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Southern California

Location location location

Posted May 22, 2017
Pros: Location, size of rooms, comfort of bed, sink located outside of toilet/shower area, refrigerator in room, ROOFTOP terrace with fireplace and view.
Cons: Rooms could be updated. Our room had a floral bedspread and dated wallpaper. I like white linens.
Location: Lots of great restaurants, coffee, shopping nearby, all within walking distance. The beach was right across the street
We loved the location of this hotel and the easy and free parking. There were many great restaurants and grocery stores nearby, and the ocean was just about right across the street. Although the rooms were dated, they were large with comfortable beds and nice views. Best of all was the rooftop terrace with fire pit that had an amazing view of the ocean. We brought food and wine from the nearby market and had a wonderful time by the fire, gazing at the ocean and enjoying our friends.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 23, 2017 by Cardiff Staff, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and had a nice time. We will be renovating our hotel by the end of next year and we hope that you will be by to see all the changes.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted May 8, 2017 on Orbitz
Hotel needs a renovation. Yes the hotel is close to beach but our room had no view at all and the window could not even be opened. Not the cute and cozy space we thought we'd be getting. Very disappointing.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Cardiff Staff, Hotel Management
We are sorry that you did not have a good experience. We are targeted to do a full renovation that should be completed by the end of next year. We hope you come back after the renovations are complete to see our new and improved hotel.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Phoenix

Great location for beach fun.

Posted May 7, 2017 on Orbitz
Location great; hotel has seen better days. Very near trains which we're sometimes loud at night.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Cardiff Staff, Hotel Management
We agree with you comments. We are scheduled to do a full renovation by the end of next year. We hope to see you again in the near future!
5 out of 5
by Gary

Love it!

Posted May 5, 2017 on Hotels
This is a great place. The location is ideal and the property is very well kept. It is very much a beach style cottage in all respects. The rooms are old school but in great condition. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Highly recommend it!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again soon!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not bad, but not good

Posted May 3, 2017 on Hotels
It's just Inn. Room was humid and breakfast was so simple. I know it's inn but considering room rate, it did not reach my expectation.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We hope you will come back and give us another try after our renovations that should be completed at the end of next year!
3 out of 5
by Linda

Could have been closer to the sea

Posted Apr 23, 2017 on Hotels
Location was good but not as close to "the sea" as expected. Unique room décor was good but dated and uncomfortable. Better description of standard vs premium room should be included on website. Was told of planned renovations which should help.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
We do hope to see you again when we complete our renovations. Thank you for staying with us.
3 out of 5
by Robert

Pictures don't always tell the whole story

Posted Apr 21, 2017 on Hotels
Staff was friendly. Hotel and room need to be refurbished. Property is quent and has potential if the owner spent some money on it. No hot water for a shower. This is a deal breaker for me. Free breakfast was pathetic. I passed and went to Starbucks a block away. I would not stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by Front desk Team, Hotel Management
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We are renovating our property and the renovations should be complete by the end of next year. The hot water problem has been fixed, thank you for bringing that to our attention. Our breakfast is a simple continental breakfast and there are great eateries in walking distance that serves hot food. We hope to see you again after we complete our renovations.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from b

Quiet place

Posted Apr 14, 2017
The rooms are very dated & the bathroom lack privacy. The staff was sweet tho.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 10, 2017 by front desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We do have a great team, we are glad you enjoyed them. Yes some of our rooms are dated and we will be doing a full renovation that should be completed by the end of next year. We hope to see you again in the near future!