Lodging >Cardiff By The Sea Lodge
142 Chesterfield, Cardiff By The Sea, CA | Directions 9200733.019906 -117.280941
Couldn't ask for more! – The room was clean and well kept. Beautiful view, the fire pit on the roof was fun! Fresh fruit in the morning was excellent. Maid service was prompt and courteous. Couldn't ask for anything more! A great stay.
Felt like Hawaii – We celebrated our 30th anniversary. This room felt like we were in Hawaii which we love. Our daughter referred us to this place and we are so grateful. It is so nice to check out once in a while.
Romantic! – I love how each room has a different theme and the design and decor were so well thought out! We stayed in the sweetheart room that has a beautiful dome ceiling, and a sweetheart shaped jacuzzi. We loved the ocean views, great breakfast, and relaxing atmosphere. The fountain, relaxing music, and rooftop jacuzzi and terrace are wonderful! Even the hand stenciling throughout our room is so beautiful! We will definitely recommend this to others! What a great place to spend our Valentine's get-away!
Motorcycle Bar below my room – Nobody said anything about "The Shanty" - a motorcycle bar directly below the hotel that features louder-than-loud music blasting until 2.a.m. supplemented by the roar of choppers. We closed our windows but could not stop the throbbing beat. Boom! Booom! Boom! Then the cops came to break up a motorcycle gang fight at 2 a.m. Calls to the front desk said "We can't do anything about it." Add to all that the cockroach in the bathroom in the morning, we checked out a day early. At least they didn't charge us for leaving a day early, but I was REALLY angry and the guy at the front desk knew it.
Old and Dingy – they don't tell you about the noisy bar that goes til 3 a.m. and they tell you about how cute their "themed" rooms are like "mirrors" or "posted beds" make up for the insects in the bathroom or grime on the windows. This place has seen better days. the beach is just 3 blocks away, good for surfers
Best place to stay in San Diego County – Cardiff by the Sea Lodge rates in the top 5% of all the best places we have stayed. We have traveled the entire Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico and stayed in dozens of wonderful places, and they are at the top. They are very friendly and accommodating. Each of their theme based rooms are uniquely decorated including Jacuzzi tubs, original artwork murals and upgraded furnishings. Many rooms have ocean views, and they are conveniently located across Coast Highway from the beach. The sunset views from the rooftop garden are the best you will find. The rooftop fire pit and Jacuzzi provide a great place to gather. The Lodge is designed to be both a beautiful place and has been carefully constructed to ensure guest room privacy and quite. We have stayed there a dozen times and will definitely return.
More like a Motel 6 – Rooms have a lot of deferred maintenance and hairs in sink and shower. We had made reservations so we had to stay, but just the feel of the lobby tells you that things are not well attended to. More of a motel 6 than a nice Bed and Breakfast which is how they bill themselves.
Defining Romance – For an anniversary weekend last fall, I took my wife to Cardiff Lodge, and I think they define Romance. The rooftop views of the ocean, complimented with a fireplace and hot tub started our evening off. The room was spacious and romantic. One of my favorite things about the Lodge was the innumerable intimate garden nooks?each showing the gardener's passion for flowers. I felt like I was on a tropical island. Laurie graciously escorted us to our room and made sure we knew how to use the fireplace and other amenities.
Trevor suggested a wonderful restaurant. I had read others reviews about noise from a bar and train. We sleep with windows wide open, and heard some bar noise, but it was happy noise, and it died down early. As for the trains, well, we are romantics, and they evoked dreams of exotic trips like the Orient Express, Istanbul..... trains, oceans, We slept so well. The brunch the next morning was marvelous. There was lot of fresh fruit, coffee, muffins, Danish..which was enhanced by sitting outside in the gorgeous setting. We hope we can return before another anniversary
When can we get here again? – What a wonderful escape from reality!
Cardiff's wonderful rooftop fireplace sunsets were amazing. We enjoyed a glass of wine, sheltered from pedestrian cares, and watched the sun set with a panoramic view over the ocean. The staff, Laurie and Trevor, made us feel free from the working world, suggested great restaurants, and gave us great suggestions for things to do.
The breakfast was fantastic, from the fresh fruit and pastries to the intimate garden setting. So many romantic sitting areas..one could hide away, or make new friends.
we would come back in a heartbeat!
Dirty and run down – I was utterly disgusted with this lodge - overall it was a really bad experience for me and my boyfriend. I have never experienced such conditions in any hotel and do not wish to repeat it. Insects, hair on the floor in the bathroom, burned out lightbulbs and a "manager" with an attitude. Add to that a biker bar next door going until 3:00 a.m. NOT RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE!
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