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142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 57 reviews)
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Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 1 year stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
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Conveniently located off I-5 and a short distance from beautiful beaches and major attractions, including Legoland, this hotel offers a variety of modern amenities along with friendly service.
Score from 233 reviews Good
This La Jolla hotel features an outdoor saltwater pool and panoramic views of the California coast. It serves a daily deluxe breakfast on an oceanfront rooftop. The San Diego Zoo is 15 miles away.
Score from 1087 reviews Good
Steps from the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean, this beachfront motel offers easy access to local attractions and activities and provides comfortable guestrooms furnished with...
Score from 37 reviews Good
This Carlsbad hotel features an outdoor pool and spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. A free shuttle is offered to and from McClellan-Palomar Airport, just 3.1 miles away.
Score from 525 reviews Good
Room was too dark. Quality of toilet paper and tissues was poor.
Convenient location near the beach. Helpful personnel and safe parking.
My travel partner wasnt expecting the "quirky" but enjoyed it.
Wonderful location and beautiful rooftop garden with an awesome view. Creative and fun room themes.
Wifi is extremely poor, except in locations very close to the office; zero in our room.
The Paradise room was a hoot!
Its just a little dated, that's all
the rooftop and jacuzzi area and the large room/shower. they even have fire pits and provide you with a smores kit :)
A room with no windows to open for fresh air and outdated room
Breakfast included and B and B atmosphere Helpful staff
Jacuzzi tub in our room didn't work and hot tub roof didn't work either!
Rooms are worn out. Furniture old and broken. Bath rooms out of the 70s. Roof top hot tub out of order. Breakfast is english muffins and jam.
Friendly staff, small casual inn.
wifi was poor in our room. Also, the heater took a while to figure out. Be sure to ask the staff about it cuz if there's anything amiss, they will help.
Great location! Near great restaurants (try Flat Rock next door) and beach. Our room had beautiful view of the ocean and romantic sunset. Fire pit and jacuzzi on roof. King bed was huge and room was huge. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Off-street parking. Nice decor. We'll come again.
Uncomfortable mattress (depression in middle). Heater/air conditioner did not work. Rooms need sprucing up...badly in need of paint; remove or replace wallpaper. Limited Continental breakfast choices.
Very good location, although there is a bar right bext door that can get loud. Spacious room. Courteous, obliging staff. Great coffee bar across the street.
bed was small and uncomfortable Carpet was worn and filthy Bath was very basic Room was dark and dreary Fountain outside of room was loud In general I prefer comfort and convenience to out-of-place old furniture. Lights on roof not working No access provided for disabled guests
Quiet location but near to sea, restaurants, and amenities Room was spacious HVAC worked well in room Hot tub and firebowl on roof.
friendly helpful staff
wifi only works in the lobby not in the rooms. but they are working on it to fix it.
Lovely staff. Comfy bed. quiet room. 10,15 min walk from the beach. free parking
Biggest issue for me was the WIFI spottiness, I need wifi pretty much where ever I am to o my job. The wifi cut in and out through out the stay. It was not enough to be disabling, but it was annoying. The room lights would not come on the first night, the staff tried to fix it but could not figure it out. It was OK since I was going to bed anyways. The widows did not lock other than in fully closed positions, would have been nice to let the sea breeze come in during the night. Continental breakfast was what I would expect at a decent motel not an Inn by the sea.
The staff was entirely obliging, and very friendly. The location was amazing, very very close to the beach (5) min walk. Very close to my client's office, and surrounded by eateries and things to do. The room was spacious with a huge bathroom as well. Very comfy bed!
Not one thing.
The staff was amazing, they accomodated our every request! The rooftop garden, fire place and hot tub were very romantic and 10 min walk to one of my new favorite beaches in San Diego. I'm embarrassed that we only paid what we did for this amazing location!!!!
We were a little disappointed with the continental breakfast, but this does not affect our decision to return to this wonderful lodge.
Water fountains, gardens, fire pit, cozy room, location and friendly staff.
I found 2 charges on my bank account. The hotel should warn you that the preauthorization charge will appear in your bank account but will not charge. It would save some panic if they would've told me that from the beginning... But that's it!
Location! The atmosphere was peaceful, relaxing and charming. Loved that each room had a name and theme. The rooftop view and Firepit was amazing! Breakfast spread was just right. The kids walked to the beach easily and the neighborhood was safe and active with beach goers. Can't wait to come back!
The mattress was old and so uncomfortable...the worst mattress quality we've ever had in a motel/hotel. The beadspread, window seat covering and pillows were old and visibly worn. The room smelled moldy. We asked for a Febreeze but all they had was a can of Lysol spray. Also, the ac didn't work very well and there were no screens so we could take advantage of open windows. There is no elevator for handicapped persons, so one must use the stairs. We would not stay at this facility again.
The staff was kind and friendly--very helpful...nice continental breakfast, lovely water fountain.
that I didnt stay longer
Great sized rooms, comfy bed. The rooftop with fire pit and spa bath is an awesome way to spend the evening watching the sun set over the ocean. Staff are very friendly, I recieved excellent service.
It was a pitty that the internet was not working in the rooms and at the roof top.But who cares with a romantic room and a sunset the only thing is you can not share it with other people.
The roof top was great with a wonderful view. The room was very nice.All rooms have a different theme.The staff were very friendly.It is one of the nicest hotel we have from Portland to San Diego. Highly recomondaded
We really enjoyed the room, the breakfast and the convenience of the location. We're locals and the stay made for a great getaway.
No door on the bathroom
I liked the themed rooms
Room smelled of mould, like an old motel ( a lot by the sea do). The air conditioner ddi not work, so room was hotter than outside. Also, there were only blinds on the window, outside a lit courtyard, so the bed room was light most of the night.
Very cute, boutique like facade with incredibly friendly staff
Didn't like leaving!
Clean room with exceptionally comfortable bed, nice open lobby with lots of windows, ocean views from roof, good location, great continental breakfast selection with good coffee To top things off we decided to stay an extra night because Chris, the girl in the office was very helpful, considerate, and personable. We will be coming back!
Shower, dangerous getting in & out, needs new door locks,
Roof top view nice to watch the sun set, close to the ocean, friendly people.
Views, terrace, hot tub, firm bed, good shower
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