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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Traveller (69)
Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (7)
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A block from the beach in a laid back beach community, fire pit & Jacuzzi in roof garden lounge, breakfast included, all rooms unique decor, many restaurants nearby
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
52Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
Cardiff lodge is great tonic compared to standard, bland, corporate hotels. Sure it could be refreshed but it's the charm that should win you over! It's a 5 minute walk to tickle your toes in the sea, less than that to the nearest eateries and pubs. Dawn on the front desk
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The people here are great and the location is excellent. We enjoyed the hot tub, the roof views, and especially the smores in the evening. A great place to go if you're looking for something other than a cookie-cutter experience. But the rooms are dated and they will be
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My husband surprised me with a beautiful arrangement for Valentine’s Day. If you are planning something like this, ask for Dawn! She made our celebration so special! We loved it! also loved the rooftop views!
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Great place, great location, warm and friendly staff. Staff was quite responsive, easy to talk to. Location close to beach, great restaurants, fine shopping. This place is a great find. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Recommend it to friends.
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Was so pleased I chose this place to stay. Just wish we’d been able to stay longer, it was an excellent experience! Clean, quaint, quiet (in the heart of Cardiff) and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. However, please don’t stay here as I want to be able to make reservations to
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You MUST stay here ! Any room is perfect 👍😘
You MUST stay here ! Any room is perfect 👍😘
Sunsets made in heaven
A short walk. No car needed.
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how far in your Lodge from PCH?
minutes. its a wonderful place to stay
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Check in hours are from 3pm to 11 pm, there is no one on property after those hours.
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"Each room is decorated individually, but we didn't see most of them."
"Take the time to enjoy the sunset from the roof. It’s worth it!!!"
"Go now before they renovate and probably raise their prices!"
"Ours was in the front where we could just walk around to the chairs overlooking the ocean."
"The Country Room had the most comfortable bed!!"
US$151 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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