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4.6 out of 5

"The hotel is incredibly charming with themed rooms, outrageous views from the roof and free Smores. Dawn was amazing and put flowers and a personaliz ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star B&B near Moonlight State Beach

Oceanside stay

At this Cardiff-by-the-Sea B&B, you'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Moonlight State Beach and 6 miles (10 km) of Del Mar Beach. Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar Fairgrounds are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Terrace

A rooftop terrace, free self parking, and concierge services are featured at this bed & breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a garden, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available on request.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$199* Per night/room May 18 - May 19

Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Everyone (6)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021

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Mar 22, 2021 by Cardiff Lodge Staff

We are glad you enjoyed your time. Hope to see you in the future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 25, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019 by Cardiff team

Thank you for staying with us we hope to see you again in the near future!

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 10, 2019

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May 10, 2019 by Cardiff team

thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the near future!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

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Mar 29, 2019 by Cardiff team

Thank you for staying with us we look forward to seeing you again in the near future

4 out of 5

Charming hotel across from the beach

The hotel is incredibly charming with themed rooms, outrageous views from the roof and free Smores. Dawn was amazing and put flowers and a personalized plaque in our room when hearing we werel there for a special occasion. The staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The whole hotel is about to be remodeled, which is needed, and we hope they keep the bed and breakfast feel. It has a unique old fashioned feel that most hotels just don't have anymore. We cantt wait to go back.

Posted by , from CALIFORNIA on Feb 18, 2018

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Mar 19, 2018 by front desk team

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that our team member Dawn made it "SPECIAL" for you. We hope that you come to visit us again after our remodel. Thank you for staying with us.

4 out of 5

Very nice hotel.

Pros: Very different and every room has its own personality which we found very appealing.
Cons: Better continental breakfasts. New carpets. They are in the midst of upgrading the hotel.
Location: Beach is very close and there are little shops and an excellent grocery store within walking distance.
Staff was exceeding pleasant and made our stay a happy one. I would recommend it to my friends.

Posted by , from Seattle on Jan 6, 2016

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Apr 14, 2016 by Cardiff front desk team

Thank you for staying with us. We hope you come back to see us after the renovations. We are hoping to start at the end of 2016 and be ready for the beginning of 2017. Very happy to hear that the staff made you feel comfortable. See you next year!

4 out of 5

Great location and view from the rooftop

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, rooftop deck
Great location in the heart of Cardiff and a short walk to the beach. Close to restaurants and shopping. Comfortable and quiet hotel. It was full and did not feel full with the way the rooms are laid out. Enjoyed the roof top deck and jacuzzi and views of the ocean. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Great romantic getaway.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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Jul 12, 2016 by Front Desk Team

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again in the near future!

5 out of 5

Absolutely Wonderful

This place is a very unique and lovely B & B. Very friendly people everywhere. Owners couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. Ideal location. Beautiful garden and Jacuzzi has nice strong jets. We will definitely be back and tell others about our fabulous find.

Posted by , from Fresno, CA on Jul 5, 2011

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Jul 12, 2016 by front desk team

Thank you for staying with us, we work hard to keep our guest satisfied.

5 out of 5

Great Place, friendly staff

Would stay again. Though not on the Ocean side of the highway, the rooftop patio provides a great view of the Ocean with beautiful flowering planters, several water features and a Spa. Room was clean, spacious, with an abundance of closet and storage space. Bed was very comfortable. Free parking and breakfast with wonderful fresh fruit and gourmet pastries. A very tranquil place to stay.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009

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Jul 12, 2016 by Front desk team

Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5

One of the best places to stay

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge rates in the top 5% of all the best places we have stayed. We have traveled the entire Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico and stayed in dozens of wonderful places, and they are at the top. They are very friendly and accommodating. Each of their theme based rooms are uniquely decorated including Jacuzzi tubs, original artwork murals and upgraded furnishings. Many rooms have ocean views, and they are conveniently located to the beach. The sunset views from the rooftop garden are the best you will find. The rooftop fire pit and Jacuzzi provide a great place to gather. The Lodge is designed to be both a beautiful place and has been carefully constructed to ensure guest room privacy and quite. We have stayed there a dozen times and will definitely return.

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009

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Jul 12, 2016 by Front Desk Team

Thank you for staying with us, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Renovations + Closures

This property will be closed from April 24 2022 to January 2 2023 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).

 

Property Features

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge offers its guests a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The bed & breakfast can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Cardiff-by-the-Sea bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1990
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Solana Beach Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests planning to arrive after hours must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per day, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 20 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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 guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge B&B
  • Cardiff Sea Lodge Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Cardiff Sea Lodge
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  • Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Bed & breakfast
  • Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Cardiff by the Sea Lodge Bed & breakfast Cardiff-by-the-Sea

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.