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Centrally located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is convenient to Swamis Beach and Moonlight State Beach. This bed & breakfast is within the vicinity of San Diego Botanic Garden and Del Mar Racetrack. Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connect...
Overall Rating - Good - 65 reviews
It is about 3 blocks from beach. Deck has ocean views and is great place to have your own happy hour - bring your goodies as rooms have a refrigerator. While not on the beach it is in the small town and there are lots of places to eat in walking distance. The hotel is scheduled to undergo renovation later this year.
While room is large, bathroom does not have a private door. Internet is advertised as free and shows up in your room but does not work there and staff did not fix it, so you have to go to lobby. It calls itself a bed and breakfast, but don't expect much other than a continental.
Charming. The staff friendly. The view on the rooftop.
Personally, I don't mind the train. One will hear it at least once during your sleep, that is if you are a light sleeper. I slept well. Breakfast was yummy, although a little bit more variety would be ok.I travel a lot. I have been to the Grand and to the mediocre hotels. The one thing that I realized is the importance of that feeling of coming to a room that has a personal touch. You see, for a weary traveler who misses home, a room that holds something of the familiarity of comfort, does makes a big difference . The too sterile appearance really is not good for the soul of a weary traveler. But a room that is able to exude that warm feeling, crisp clean fresh sheets, clean carpet, comfortable bed, plump pillows... Clean bathroom... Readers Digest that's bookbound , about 10 of them propped... Now that I haven't seen in a while!!.. It actually made me smile... Reminded me of tho...