Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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4.1 / 5Very Good
397 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
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Trattoria Positano
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    28 min drive

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    About this area


    Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Del Mar Fairgrounds, 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.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

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

    Getting around

    • Solana Beach Station - 7 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 28 min drive


    • Shanty - 1 min walk
    • Trattoria Positano - 2 min walk
    • Besta-wan pizza - 2 min walk
    • Best Pizza & Brew - 3 min walk
    • VG's Donuts - 3 min walk

    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. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find fridges and hairdryers.

    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



    No lifts

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken



    Beach umbrellas
    Rooftop terrace


    Beach towels
    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning


    Free toiletries


    40-inch flat-screen TV
    TV channels

    Food and drink



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

    Very Good

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

    4/5 Good

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Cardiff Lodge

      This is a unique little inn on a hill not far from the beach. The staff was very friendly and the rooftop patio has a great view. The continental breakfast had lots of choices. The rooms each have their own theme, and we enjoyed the fireplace area in our southwestern theme room. I would recommend some updates to the bathroom - a new shower head with flexibility and enclosing it better to provide more privacy.

      Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


      • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      This property was probably great 20 years ago, but hasn’t seen an update since. What I thought was going to be a quirky charming decor, was just outdated, old, and coming apart at the seems. DON’T inspect anything too close...like the 1980’s faded and stained floral wallpaper is peeling away from the walls; there’s also places where the wall sockets have gaps around them where they weren’t installed properly. The closet in the Roosevelt room (where we ended up completing our stay), was not really usable for storage, nor would I want to shut any of my belongings in it for fear of molding or smelling like damp stuffy closet! It looks like there’s been a water leak from an ac unit that’s sitting above it. Brown stains line the top and black gunk fills in most of the cracks. We were reluctantly shown to this 2nd room after asking for a new room (or offering to leave) because our first room was freezing, damp, had stains all over the carpet, a mysterious hair in the sink, and a broken heater. This new room was on the 2nd floor, had windows with a view, and a (supposedly working) ac/heating unit. We had 2 “full sized” towels, no spares. These towels were hanging neatly, but they were wet/damp! There were no extras anywhere. The size of these towels would barely wrap or dry a toddler let alone a full sized adult! It seems the towels haven’t been updated since the 80’s either. These towels were on par with the single ply toilet paper and sandpaper tissues offered by the hotel.

      Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

      Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


      • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

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