Located in the coastal community of Cardiff by the Sea, Cardiff By The Sea Lodge features a rooftop terrace with views of the Pacific Ocean. All rooms have a private entrance and soundproofing. Cardiff State Beach is 5 minutes’ walk away.

A refrigerator, a cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer are included in each individually decorated and spacious room at Cardiff Lodge. Select rooms have ocean views.

Guests can relax in the hot tub at Cardiff By The Sea Lodge. Free guest parking is also available.

Guests can enjoy Snorkeling on the offshore reefs and surfing at the beaches nearby the property. San Elijo Lagoon wetlands is 1 mi away. San Diego International Airport is 45 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Cardiff By The Sea Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 30, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Cardiff By The Sea Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • San Elijo State Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    950 feet from property
  • Cardiff State Beach

    9.6 Exceptional beach
    2,900 feet from property
  • Swami's State Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1 miles from property
  • Tide Beach Park

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Moonlight State Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Fletcher Cove Beach Park

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1.7 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    Leaving the Front Entrance of the hotel, you can walk a quick trip past Hwy 101 to access different beach areas.
    Answered on October 15, 2019
  • Do you offer early check in?
    Based on Availability. Guests can call the day of arrival to arrange the option.
    Answered on January 14, 2020
  • is it pet friendly
    We have rooms on the ground floor designated Pet Rooms. Thank you.
    Answered on November 18, 2020
  • Is San Elijo a beach you can just walk up to from the hotel and visit or do you need to book in advance for the campground?
    You can walk to the beach from the hotel. The San Elijo Campsite is reservation only.
    Answered on May 20, 2022
  • Do you have open gym and pool? Full sized coffee pot?
    Sorry we do not have anything as question.... Thanks
    Answered on March 7, 2021
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Cardiff By The Sea Lodge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Beach
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Cardiff By The Sea Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed by request
$30 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cardiff By The Sea Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Cardiff By The Sea Lodge

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Cardiff By The Sea Lodge.

  • Room options at Cardiff By The Sea Lodge include:

    • Double
    • Single

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Cardiff By The Sea Lodge by:

    • Car 40min

  • Cardiff By The Sea Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beach

  • Cardiff By The Sea Lodge is 1.3 miles from the center of Encinitas.

  • Check-in at Cardiff By The Sea Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Cardiff By The Sea Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.