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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Cardiff by the Sea welcomes two dogs up to 20 lbs for an additional fee of $50 for one night, and $25 for each additional night. Dogs are only permitted in five designated rooms, and may not be left in rooms unattended. There is a grassy area for pet relief behind the hotel. Cats are not allowed.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
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Nestled in the small beachside community of Cardiff by-the-Sea in North County San Diego, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge has 17 custom decorated rooms, each with a different theme. We are 800 feet from the ocean, walking distance from great restaurants, coffee shops and shopping and just a five minute drive to famous surf breaks, the Cedros Design District, downtown Encinitas, and the Self Realization Fellowship. At the Cardiff Lodge we aim to make your stay comfortable and a true "Home Away from Home" with our complimentary continental breakfast, free wifi, rooftop deck with a full ocean view, fire pit and spa and our pet-friendly policy. We hope that we have the pleasure of having you as our guests!

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Cardiff by the Sea Lodge has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 260 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Doree
    May. 30, 2022
    ☹️ Hopefully better next time

    The person that checked us in was very friendly and knowledgeable about the neighborhood. We seemed to be the only guests in this super charming ocean view property, yet we were assigned a worn room with a view of the maids closet and cart across the hall. The room’s carpet was so stained, and the place so deserted that I had my dog stay with my daughter who lives nearby. We avoided the room as much as possible; only staying to sleep, and shower the next morning.

    In the morning the office which had the only coffee maker or employee available, did not open until almost 8:30 (about 1.5 hours late). They did refund our pet fee since the dog did not stay. I have heard wonderful things about this inn so I was surprised by the bad experience we had. I will try again, but without my dog. Maybe then I’ll get a decently clean room with a view of anything but a cleaning cart.

  • Stuart
    Nov. 14, 2020

    The Lodge is lovely, great location (short walk to beach)and our room was also lovely & comfortable. The guy I think his name was Richard was very nice & finally let us room with our small chocolate lab. She enjoyed the room too!🐶

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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge