Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

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142 Chesterfield Dr., Cardiff, CA, 92007
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Live like a local when you visit Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. Find the best hidden beach spots and yummy local eats, or just relax in your well-appointed room.
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Prices starting at $156 / night
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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Overview
Whats Nearby
Things to Know
Property Amenities
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Rooms & Rates
Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
Neighborhood Beaches
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Rooms & Rates
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Overview

Patio Statue at Cardiff by the Sea LodgeHotel Terrace View at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Just north of San Diego in the beach community of Cardiff by the Sea is a one-of-a-kind boutique inn, Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. Created by an architect and interior designer, this hotel opened its doors in 1991 and earned a reputation with guests who appreciate its a homey feel, from the rooftop garden to the individually decorated rooms.

This non-smoking inn has a multilingual staff dedicated to quality customer service who can help you with reservations and sightseeing excursions during your stay. While a guest, take advantage of the free parking on-site and complimentary Wi-Fi in the common areas and rooms. Be sure to stop by the lobby in the morning for a continental breakfast, where you can dine inside or al fresco in the garden area. The rooftop is also where you’ll find the hot tub and the best spot to view the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. In the evening, feel free to join other guests around the fire pit and enjoy the breeze off the beach.

Local Tips
Great room ocean view
Pull back your curtains and gaze at the waves rolling in from the endless Pacific Ocean.

With seventeen rooms and suites, this lodge has created a unique style and theme for each. Guests appreciate the private entrances as well as the working fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs in some of the well-appointed rooms. The décor and accents give this inn more of a guest room feeling rather than the cookie-cutter rooms you may find at larger chains.

While a light breakfast is available on site, the inn is conveniently located to the area known as Restaurant Row in Cardiff for your other meals. This area of Encinitas has a variety of cafes, bistros, and fine dining for every taste and appetite. Once your hunger is satisfied, head to one of the nearby beaches to explore the tide pools and watch the surfers, unless you too are ready to hit the waves.

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge provides a quaint setting for small weddings, family reunions, and other special occasions. The concierge and event staff can assist you with planning for a memorable event near the beach. Of course, you are a short drive away from San Diego for more fun attractions to see. If you are looking for a more intimate hotel experience, you won’t be disappointed when you stay at this inn

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Prices starting at $156 / night

What's Nearby

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
5 min Walk
Embarcadero
Del Mar Fairgrounds
10 min Drive
Jetski
Carlsbad Lagoon
26 min Drive
Beach
La Jolla Cove
19 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
25 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
26 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
27 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
28 min Drive
USS Midway
USS Midway Museum
30 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
33 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
36 min Drive
Location Pin
Tijuana, Mexico
50 min Drive
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Prices starting at $156 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood Cardiff by the Sea
Experience one of the most laid back destinations in San Diego. Go bike riding, surfing, birdwatching or catch a sunset while camping on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea.
Check In / Check Out
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 20 lbs per pet. There's a charge of $50 per accommodation, per day, and there's also a deposit of $100 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Included
Property Size
17 Rooms

Property Amenities

Beachfront Hotel
Beachfront Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Beach
Hotel Near Beach
Laundry
Laundry
Museum Nearby
Museum Nearby
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Pool
Pool

Parking

Self Parking
Self Parking
Free Parking
Free Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Fan
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Phone in Room
Phone in Room
Pull Out Bed
Pull Out Bed
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 29 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 27 min Drive
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 29 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October
Nov
56°F / 73°F
Sunny in November
Dec
51°F / 68°F
Sunny in December
Jan
51°F / 67°F
Sunny in January

Rooms & Rates

Tropical Guestroom at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Not many hotels would make the effort to decorate each room with its own style, but then again, not many hotels are like Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. The rooms and suites offer guests plenty of amenities to make their stay more comfortable, including a flat-screen television, refrigerator, toiletries, hair dryer, iron, and daily housekeeping. Some rooms include a working fireplace or jacuzzi tub.

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Prices starting at $156 / night
Courtyard Queen
These rooms have a garden view and one queen bed. Choose from the French Garden, Cullen, Lattice, Mediterranean, Summer, Country Pine, or Reflections room
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Ocean/Garden View
In these queen bed rooms, guests can sit near the fireplace, take in the partial ocean and garden view, or soak in the roomy tub. Your choices include Garden View, Victorian, French Country, Santa Fe, Paradise, Roosevelt, or Monticello room.
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Ocean View Junior Suite
These spacious rooms have a king bed, separate sitting area with fireplace and a jacuzzi tub. Opt for the Clayton or Southwest junior suite.
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Ocean View Suite
Also known as the Sweetheart Suite, this ample room has a king bed facing the stunning ocean view, as well as a sitting area with fireplace and large bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Prices starting at $156 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Cardiff by the Sea is close to some of the best beaches in the San Diego area, and the lodge has beach chairs and umbrellas that you can use during your stay. Check out these and other attractions when you book a visit at this hotel:

San Elijo State Beach

This beloved state park is a great place to soak up the sun, stroll along the water’s edge, explore tidal pools, and watch the surfers ride the waves.

North Beach at Cardiff State Beach

Another top surfing beach, this location is also good for snorkeling and beachcombing.

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Attend a thoroughbred race at this famous racetrack or see what events are scheduled while you are in town.

Torrey Pines Natural Reserve

This state park is a prime spot for hiking, bird watching, and mountain biking among the rare sea pines.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

This 36-hole municipal course is set among the cliffs of the coastline.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Thrill seekers take to the skies to handglide solo or in tandem with an instructor.

La Jolla Sea Caves

The best way to see this natural wonder is by kayaking along the cove.

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Make time to visit this world-famous animal attraction.

Balboa Park

With fifteen museums, entertainment venues, and gardens, this historic city park is a destination of its own.

Gaslamp Quarter

With over 200 restaurants, bars, shops, and live entertainment, this historic district is a vibrant spot for nightlife.

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