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10 Best Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
3 out of 5
1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
AU$180
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
0.94 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"It was exceptionally clean and modern. Rooms were very comfortable. Good breakfast. Good location close to the motorway but be aware there is no where to eat in walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3 out of 5
142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
AU$162
per night
3 May - 4 May
0.82 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (414 reviews)

"Overall it was a very good place to stay. The area around the hotel has a lot to offer."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Cozy, Charming, Ocean View Studio
1917 Freda Lane, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
AU$290
per night
18 Apr. - 19 Apr.
0.58 km from city centre
No reviews
Wonderful, cozy apartment! Fully equipped kitchen! Great location!

"This is a wonderfully equipped, cozy studio apartment in great location. this owner thinks of many little details like night lights and USB plugins. Delightful owners who were very responsive to any request. Will certainly stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Cozy, Charming, Ocean View Studio
Awesome Ocean Views Cardiff Walking District Fun In the Sun!--discounts!!!
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0.63 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Family vacation

"Very positive and easy process. Will use Vrbo in future. All questions / problems answered quickly. (We’re older so any problems were on our end with computer. ) plenty of space and good accommodations. Location perfect to everything: groceries, beach, museums, freeways, quiet safe neighborhood. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan. 2020

Awesome Ocean Views Cardiff Walking District Fun In the Sun!--discounts!!!
Luxury Cardiff Pent House Front of Park/walk Beach
2313 Newcastle Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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0.63 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Cardiff Gem!

"Everything as advertised and more. Exceptionally clean and outfitted with all the essentials. Very convenient location within minutes of restaurants, shopping, etc. Penthouse has a great view of the ocean and overlooks a cute little park. Would definitely stay again!!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020

Luxury Cardiff Pent House Front of Park/walk Beach
Cardiff Bliss - Panoramic Ocean Views - Walk to Beach!
1530 Summit Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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1.92 km from city centre
No reviews
Very relaxing

"The property is as described. It is the downstairs unit of the house and the owner lives in the top floor unit. The unit is very clean and well stocked. We did run out of paper towels, but that was no big deal we could have easily gotten more, we just forgot. The best part is truly the outdoor space. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Cardiff Bliss - Panoramic Ocean Views - Walk to Beach!
Sunfair by AvantStay | Modern Home w/Pacific Ocean Views | Mins to Cardiff Beach
Centrally Located Cardiff Home With Ocean View!!
2255 Oxford Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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0.52 km from city centre
Centrally Located Cardiff Home With Ocean View!!
Luxury Cardiff Park House Front of Park/walk Beach
2311 Newcastle Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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0.62 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
We loved our time

"We Liked everything on our vacation ...."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Luxury Cardiff Park House Front of Park/walk Beach
Cardiff By The Sea Retreat
1702 Legaye Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
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0.92 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Great location

"The house is minutes from the beach and downtown Cardiff and Encinitas. It’s comfortable and well appointed, and the outdoor areas are awesome!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

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Frequently asked questions

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 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is another favourite option for your trip based on traveller reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Based on reviews, Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is a favourite 3-star B&B for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and a garden-view restaurant. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre for its human guests. Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is another option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is a top 3-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free buffet breakfast. Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is another good option for your beach trip. Head to San Elijo State Beach or Cardiff State Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique hotel in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area is a favourite 3-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an outdoor pool and free breakfast. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge.
What is staying in Cardiff-by-the-Sea like?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its cafes. Legoland California, La Jolla Cove and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base are some of the top sights around the area. In Cardiff-by-the-Sea, there are 55 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What is there to see in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
The beaches and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff State Beach and Encinitas Community Park. Additionally, in the area, you’ll find Legoland California and La Jolla Cove.
What's the seasonal weather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?
The hottest months are usually September and August, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 9°C. Average annual rainfall for Cardiff-by-the-Sea is 233.10 mm.

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