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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Hotel Class
3 out of 5



4.1 / 5Very Good
370 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Belly Up
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Moonlight State Beach
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    East Coast Pizza
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Jack in the Box
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    28 min drive

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Book online or call:

1800 809 285
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Del Mar Fairgrounds and Torrey Pines Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Moonlight State Beach and Del Mar Beach. Check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack, and consider making time for Legoland California, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Belly Up - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Moonlight State Beach - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Del Mar Beach - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    San Diego Botanic Garden - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Del Mar Racetrack - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 4 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • East Coast Pizza — 5 min walk
  • Jack in the Box — 6 min walk
  • Ki's — 14 min walk
  • El Nopalito — 30 min walk
  • Surfdog's Java Hot — 3 min drive

About this property

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a spa tub, a rooftop terrace and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, multilingual staff and wedding services are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. Cable TV, fridges and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.



Check-in between 3 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.
Guests planning to arrive after hours must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Please contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50, per accommodation, per day, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay.
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 20 lb/9 kg)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Cardiff Sea Lodge Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Cardiff Sea Lodge
  • Cardiff By The Sea Hotel Cardiff By The Sea

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Nearby activities


  • Beach access
  • Bike hire
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Theme parks
  • Windsurfing

Where to eat

  • Garden-view restaurant. Serves breakfast.

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

We stayed in the Hawaiian theme room and it was festive and fun. The roof top firepit was nice to sit around and the view is great. It is only a half a block from the main street. The continental breakfast was small but if you are looking for a be breakfast it is fine. Great stay!!

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good


Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

It was small, quaint, unique in its design. The rooms were each different not cookie cutter like big hotels. Very much a romantic couples runaway. I would recommend this property to anyone.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Excellent location. Excellent amenities. Tina went out of her way to call to make sure we were still arriving seeing as we were getting into town late.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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