Ratings based on 149 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
88% 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.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Annapolis, MD

Great location!!

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Pros: Location, location, location!!
Cons: It needs renovation but we'd prefer that its unique character e retained.
Location: CENTER OF CARDIFF!!
This is a unique hotel facing a corporate renovation...will it be better? It will be more up-to-date but that may or not be better. Now it is Southern CA eclectic...what will it be in the future?? Who knows! But the location will still be great!
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2016 by front desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back again to see our renovations.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Pros: The view from the rooftop was spectacular.
Cons: Lots of stairs - which might be a problem for some. Also parking area small.
Location: Location is not too far from the ocean with a fun restaurant across the street.
Quaint hotel not far from ocean. Although it is dated somewhat it has charm.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2016 by cardiff front desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, we hope you come and see us again in 2017 after our renovations...
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from US

Great hotel!

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Pros: The guy working at the front desk that night was really friendly and even showed us our room options. We went with the Mediterranean room.
Cons: Just wish I stayed another day!
Location: Great location! We found parking right up front and could see the ocean from there. Drinks, pizza, and acai bowls are just a short walk away!
This hotel was great! Clean room, friendly staff, and right by a bunch of places to eat and drink. They also have a rooftop patio with a fire pit and jacuzzi!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2016 by cardiff front desk team, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come and see us again in 2017 after our renovations...
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Glasgow

Two hundred yards to the beach

Posted Oct 2, 2016
Clean and tidy hotel with frienly helpful staff,close to all amenities and just two roads,a railway crossing and a camper park to pass through to the beach in total about two hundred yards,which isn't far at all. Free parking in the basement and free wi-fi.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 4, 2016 by Front Desk Team, Hotel Management
Thank You for staying with us.We hope to see you again in the near future.
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.
4 out of 5
by REBECCA from Mesa, Arizona

Beautiful view, easy to find.

Posted Aug 9, 2016 on Hotels
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge was a cute place to stay with my family. It was easy to find and the view of the ocean was beautiful. Parking was free, but unless you have a small car you're going to be pretty cramped in the parking garage.
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We hope you enjoyed your stay!
5 out of 5
by Steven

Posted Aug 8, 2016 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. See you again in the future!
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!
3 out of 5
by Robert from Cincinnati

Cardiff by the Sea

Posted Jul 27, 2016 on Hotels
Facility is well located but rooms are "tired" and in need of further updating, e.g. tv was an old CRT style 26-inch or so unit, no HDTV. Bed was comfortable but only a "full" size, needs to be upgraded to a queen at least.
Comment from Hotel Management
by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. We agree that the hotel is dated so we are doing a complete remodel next fall 2017. All of our beds are either queen or king, we have no full beds on property. We appreciate that you have stayed with us and we hope to see you again in the future.