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Room type

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofabed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Standard Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

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

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.


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

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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Satellite TV service 

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.

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


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


Pets allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

We should mention

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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