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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3 out of 5
142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, 92007
0.13 mi from city center
4.1/5 Very Good! (574 reviews)
"Great place just needs some updates. Anthony was great!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Birmingham - Camden in Encinitas
3.5 out of 5
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
0.31 mi from city center
Birmingham - Camden in Encinitas

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Pipes Ocean Front Beach Rental
0.63 mi from city center
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Amazing beach house
"We absolutely love staying here! The house is in an amazing location and is beautiful and they have all the small details covered. Definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Pipes Ocean Front Beach Rental
Best Home In The Area!!<br>And completely non toxic and classy!!
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Thankful for Thanksgiving
"We were so happy with every aspect of the property, beginning with check in. That view when you first walk in the front door made any amount of travel worth it. Though within walking distance of the beach, I had no reason to ever leave this tranquil property! I was sad to pack up the last day, and ..."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Best Home In The Area!!<br>And completely non toxic and classy!!
Walk to Beach from Ocean View Craftsman Beach Cottage in Cardiff Village.
4.9/5 Exceptional! (99 reviews)
Great views and gardens
"A great location. Amazing views from the dining table to the balcony. The garden is great to walk or sit in. Close to shops and restaurants. Walking distance to the beach. Beware of the hill!"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Walk to Beach from Ocean View Craftsman Beach Cottage in Cardiff Village.
Retro Beach Cottage, Unobstructed Ocean View, .5 Miles to Sand!
0.87 mi from city center
4.6/5 Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Comfy cottage...amazing location, view and friendly hosts
"Probably one of the best rentals ever for me. Will be back. Enjoyed playing games and taking a glass of wine and meals on the deck, making smores, watching sunsets around firepit, many easy walks to the beach on path. Occasionally noticed car traffic outside but otherwise just loved this. Hosts offered ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Retro Beach Cottage, Unobstructed Ocean View, .5 Miles to Sand!
Beautiful Charming Beach Cottage w/ Amazing Ocean Views
0.13 mi from city center
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Fantastic!
"Great place - can't wait to come back."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Beautiful Charming Beach Cottage w/ Amazing Ocean Views
Cardiff Beach Home, Ocean Views, Amazing Sunsets, Walk to beach and everywhere
4.8/5 Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Nice place in Cardiff!
"Nice short week in Cardiff escaping the rain in Portland! Well-stocked kitchen. Lots of room for everyone. Good view of the ocean from roof deck. Fully functional grill. Hosts’ communication was excellent, very responsive and kind. Thanks for the late checkout and understanding when I forgot to take ..."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Cardiff Beach Home, Ocean Views, Amazing Sunsets, Walk to beach and everywhere
SURF & SUN @ CARDIFF RETREAT
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
0.67 mi from city center
5/5 Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Great house in a cozy town
"I really liked this house. It's very spacious with lots of areas to hang out in, inside and outside. The master bed is amazingly comfortable and I really loved being able to access the backyard from there as well. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of pots/pans/devices which was a nice touch. There's ..."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

SURF & SUN @ CARDIFF RETREAT
Cardiff Reef Retreat
Encinitas, CA
0.23 mi from city center
5/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Beach ready!
"The house was roomy. Everything you need for the beach is provided. Blankets, chairs, towels, umbrella etc."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Cardiff Reef Retreat
Beachcomber by AvantStay | Elegant Modern Estate w/ Pool, Hot Tub & Outdoor Dining!
4.4/5 Wonderful! (14 reviews)
Birthday Celebration
"Our family gathered to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. This home was absolutely perfect. We have swimmers, new and old surfers, hikers, beach-combers in our family. We came in on a Monday and checked out on Friday. Weekdays are the best days for all the adventures. Everyone had a bed and easy bathroom ..."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

Beachcomber by AvantStay | Elegant Modern Estate w/ Pool, Hot Tub & Outdoor Dining!
Hot tub on balcony with impeccable views!- Lifeguards Lookout in Cardiff - New Listing
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great location and views!
"This property was awesome! We enjoyed the property and the views from both floors were amazing. I had 5 people staying together. I would not see how anymore could make it there. The third floor shower was not great due to water pressure. Overall we loved this place and would stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Hot tub on balcony with impeccable views!- Lifeguards Lookout in Cardiff - New Listing
Catch some waves! Panoramic ocean views!- Cardiff Surfer's Hideaway
0.99 mi from city center
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Gorgeous View
"This property suited our needs perfectly. The view was perfect and we enjoyed sunset every night. The proximity to beaches and downtown Encinitas made it easy to enjoy. We really loved our stay here."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Catch some waves! Panoramic ocean views!- Cardiff Surfer's Hideaway
Stunning architectural Cardiff Loft with panoramic white water views
0.23 mi from city center
4.9/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Second time better than first
"This was our second stay at this property. Cristina does the extra touches such as a Holiday tree. All Our Best To Cristina.. See you next time."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Stunning architectural Cardiff Loft with panoramic white water views
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Where is the best place for a stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is another favorite option for your trip based on traveler reviews. See all available top hotels, or vacation rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

What are some of the best vacation home rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Tropical 5BR La Jolla Retreat by NamaStay: This vacation home rental near Cardiff-by-the-Sea offers an outdoor pool, a terrace, and air-conditioning to help you feel perfectly comfortable in your new surroundings. It has 5 bedrooms as well as a kitchen with a full-sized fridge, a stovetop, and a microwave, so you can cook with friends or family. See all vacation rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

What top hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea are known for their enhanced cleaning?

If you're having a hard time finding properties with enhanced cleaning that have everything you're looking for, consider Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, which is located 4 miles from the city center. A wallet-friendly option for your stay is Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area, a 2.5-star hotel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea that offers enhanced cleaning measures. And for a luxurious stay, consider Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort & Spa, a 4.5-star resort that provides enhanced cleaning and is located within 10 miles of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. See all the options by browsing all hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with enhanced sanitizing practices.

If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, will I receive a refund?

Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation's cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Filter your search by fully refundable to find flexible hotel deals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

For more details about updating your trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.

What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Based on reviews, Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. View all budget hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

What's the best place to stay for families in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast, and it's a top choice on Expedia for families. Attractions in the area like LEGOLAND® California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are also fun for kids of all ages. Find more child-friendly accommodations in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is a favorite 3-star B&B for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and a garden-view restaurant. See all romantic hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center for its human guests. Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is another good option for you and your pet. See more pet-friendly hotel accommodations in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Where is the best place to stay near Encinitas Community Park?

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It's located just a short 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Encinitas Community Park. Another good option is Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach, located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

What about the best place to stay close to Cardiff State Beach?

One of the top choices for your stay is Luxury Cardiff By-the-sea Ocean View Parkhouse, located next to Cardiff State Beach, and this 3.5-star vacation home offers private yards and free WiFi. Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area and Cardiff by the Sea Lodge are two other good choices in the immediate area.

What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is a top 3-star beach B&B offering free WiFi and free parking, located within a short 5-minute walk of San Elijo State Beach. Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is another good choice for your beach trip. See more stays near the beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

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