Get an overview of this hotelCardiff-by-the-Sea hotel near Del Mar Fairgrounds and Legoland.

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool

Family-friendly beach nearby

The hotel is close to the Cardiff State Beach, and near the Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and Legoland. Also close by are the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall, Seaworld, and the Oceanside Pier.

Deluxe breakfast included

This hotel provides complimentary buffet breakfast daily, and complimentary parking is available. A 24-hour business center is on site and the 24-hour front desk has a multilingual staff. Guest laundry has 2 coin-operated washers and dryers.


All 101 air-conditioned guestrooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms have hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area offers complimentary amenities including a daily buffet breakfast, newspapers in the lobby, and WiFi in common areas. This pet-friendly hotel also features a heated outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Outdoor parking is free. Additionally, guests have access to a 24-hour business center as well as a meeting room.

This property is 100% non-smoking.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 47 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 525 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 101 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Desk 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pillow menu 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a hot, deluxe complimentary buffet breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon/sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, french toast, bagels, oatmeal, cereal, milk, coffee, cinnamon rolls, and much more. Breakfast is served daily from 6 AM - 10 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a heated outdoor pool.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Up to 50 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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