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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 53 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 12:00 PM
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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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Moments from Torrey Pines State Beach and conveniently off I-5, this family-friendly hotel features state-of-the-art amenities and facilities as well as friendly service and spacious accommodations.
Score from 64 reviews Very 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 438 reviews Good
Situated across the street from the beach, this Carlsbad resort boasts an outdoor pool, tennis courts and spacious condos. Legoland is only a 10-minute drive from this beachfront resort.
Score from 41 reviews Excellent
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 202 reviews Good
Jacuzzi tub in our room didn't work and hot tub roof didn't work either!
Friendly staff, small casual inn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiet location but near to sea, restaurants, and amenities Room was spacious HVAC worked well in room Hot tub and firebowl on roof.
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
friendly helpful staff
Lovely staff. Comfy bed. quiet room. 10,15 min walk from the beach. free parking
wifi only works in the lobby not in the rooms. but they are working on it to fix it.
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!
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 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!!!!
Not one thing.
Water fountains, gardens, fire pit, cozy room, location and friendly staff.
We were a little disappointed with the continental breakfast, but this does not affect our decision to return to this wonderful lodge.
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!
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!
The staff was kind and friendly--very helpful...nice continental breakfast, lovely water fountain.
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.
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.
that I didnt stay longer
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
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.
We really enjoyed the room, the breakfast and the convenience of the location. We're locals and the stay made for a great getaway.
I liked the themed rooms
No door on the bathroom
Very cute, boutique like facade with incredibly friendly staff
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.
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!
Didn't like leaving!
Roof top view nice to watch the sun set, close to the ocean, friendly people.
Shower, dangerous getting in & out, needs new door locks,
Views, terrace, hot tub, firm bed, good shower
The quirkiness of the rooms. Different and fun.
There was a wine chiller in our room. A fridge would have been better. WiFi was patchy in our room.
Size of room, comfort of bed, layout of lodge, rooftop deck w/firepit. Manager was very responsive to our requests! Charming atmosphere. Private yet close to ocean and great restaurants.
Bathroom sink fixture needed cleaning. Carpets could have been a bit cleaner. Rolling security gate for parking garage needs to be fixed.
Great staff Excellent location
It was all great!!!
location is very convenient to local restaurants and grocery store. It has large rooms but they are a bit antiquate and need a remodel eventually.
It is up the hill and across a busy street and rail road track from the beach and so beach access by walking is not too simple. The place is a bit worn down but the good news is that I heard it was recently purchased by a new owner and repairs and remodeling might be in the works.
Staff were very friendly
The shower had a big crack.
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