Ratings based on 106 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Great property in a perfect location!

Posted Feb 1, 2016
Pros: The property offers a large rooftop area with a clear view of the ocean, featuring a hot tub, a firepit, and ample space for lounging in the sun.
Location: In addition to being minutes from the ocean, the Lodge is next to a great coffee shop, Zumbar, and other restaurants are nearby (Pizza Port!).
Upon arriving at the Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, I was greeted by some of the most friendly staff I have met. Though booking a standard room, I was invited to look at other available room and upgrade to a larger room for only $25. The upgrade was a deal, thanks to the large jacuzzi tub and ample space in the "Paradise Room." I spent most of my time on the rooftop patio chatting with other guests and watching the ocean over the firepit. Generally, I loved the personal touch and amenities offered at the Lodge (e.g., brewed coffee, a s'mores kit, easy parking, etc.), which made my stay feel more personalized and extremely comfortable, thanks to the staff!
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Alaska

Funky hotel close to the beach and train tracks.

Posted Jan 27, 2016
Pros: Location, dedicated parking and staff's friendliness/helpfulness.
Cons: Paint/maintenance of the hotel, bed linen luxury, soundproofing rooms.
Location: Great walking location for grocery shopping, restaurants, bars, beach etc.
The Hotel staff's friendliness and helpfulness were outstanding. Though there's no microwave in the room, they heated up my leftovers for lunch the next day. Refrigerator in-room. Parking was super convenient. Hotel is old and not that well maintained. Could at least use a coat of paint. Walls are thin. Rooms are each different 'honeymoon theme' type. I didn't choose the room with mirrors and round bed. Bed frames are creaky....My mattress was tempurpedic, but bed linens could definitely stand an upgrade. Rooms are spacious. View from roof, which you get a physical key to, as well as to your room. My bathroom had no door on it. Continental breakfast and hard boiled eggs were 'homey' and good. Coffee only available in the lobby. Very close to train tracks, so train woke me up a couple of times, but I'm a light sleeper. I don't think it is ADA compliant, but good value for the price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Nice location. Every room is different and has unique character. Rooftop Jacuzzi and fire pit are nice additions.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

close to beach and shopping

Posted Jan 20, 2016
Pros: staff was great
Cons: micro wave in room control of lights with tv
Location: great food great shopping great beaches
we liked despite no micro wave in room no control of lights with tv staff was great hotel was close to everything
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix, AZ

Great Getaway

Posted Jan 17, 2016
ExcellentExcellent friendly staff. Great little town. Beautiful walking path. Nice vuew of the ocean and easy beach access. I eagerly recommend this Inn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North county San Diego

Cozy B&B by the beach

Posted Jan 14, 2016
I stayed at this very nice hotel by the beach. Very homey and super customer service. Clean, nice accommodations that were comfortable. I stayed in a deluxe room with jet tub , large room, WiFi, breakfast... Great roof top area for view and Jacuzzi. Walking distance to beach , shops and restaurants. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tucson

Fantastic location in the heart of Cardiff, CA

Posted Dec 30, 2015
Pros: Location, location, location
Cons: Outlet on the SW wall of room 209 not working. Heating unit/thermostat in Rm 209 defective
Perfect location, in No. County SD. The staff at this property are extraordinary; everyone went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The manager, Johnson, is the quintessential host; the epitome of hospitality. Thank you - I'll be back!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Thomas M.

Wonderful stay!

Posted Nov 13, 2015 on Orbitz
Older rooms but who cares when you have a beautiful community right outside your door. Planning to remodel and when they do this will be a tough reservation to get. Loved the stay with the beach view!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Glendale

Posted Oct 25, 2015
Enjoyed our stay, close to beach, restaurants and a nice view. Staff are accommodating .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Ashlee from Portland, OR

Business Trip with my Spouse

Posted Oct 21, 2015 on Hotels
Stay was unexpectedly wonderful. The staff there is friendly and accommodating. Room was uniquely beautiful. Great free breakfast and third wave coffee shop RIGHT across the street. Plus we got to make free smores on the rooftop and listen to the ocean. We will come back.