Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is your check in and check out time? A: Check in time is between 3pm and 10pm. If you are planning to arrive later than 10pm, please call the office to make arrangements for getting your room key. Check out time is 11am.

Q: Can you request a specific room? A: Yes! Although we can't 100% guarantee it, we always try and make it happen.

Q: Since the lobby closes at 10pm can we check in later than that? A: Absolutely! Just make sure to let us know approximately when you'll be arriving and we'll make arrangements. 

Q: Do you charge for extra guests? A: No, we do not. 

Q: How many guests can be accommodated per room? A:  A majority of our rooms accommodate 2 guests. Our rooms that accommodate more than 2 guests do so with a sleeper sofa, a trundle bed, or a futon. Not all rooms can sleep more than 2 guests, so please make sure when making your reservations that you request a room that will accommodate the number in your party. Maximum occupancy is per room is 4 guests.

Q: What is served at breakfast? A: Our continental breakfast is served from 8am-10am. We offer fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, Danishes, hard boiled eggs, and select hot and cold beverages. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast in the garden, on the roof top, in your room, or in the lobby lounge area.

Q: Is this a non-smoking property? A: Yes, our property is 100% non-smoking. A deep cleaning fee of $250 will be applied to your account should a smoking policy violation occur in a guest room.

Q: Do you have any equipment for the beach? A: We have beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and beach toys for the kids!

Q: Is the Cardiff Hotel located right on the beach? A: No, we are just up from the beach, about 800 feet away. It takes about 5 minutes to walk down to the beach just across the Coast Hwy. Because we sit up on a hill, we have great ocean views from a lot of our rooms. The views from our 3rd floor Roof Top Garden are the best in Cardiff!

Q: Do you have parking? A: Yes, we have covered parking that can be accessed from the side road behind our inn.

Q: Do you have WiFi? A: Yes, we do and it is free!

Q: Do you allow pets? B: Yes, pets are welcome at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge! We allow pets up to 20lbs and charge a pet fee of $50 for the first two nights and $25 a night after. 

These are just a few of the more frequently asked questions, if you have a question/comment/concern not listed please feel free to call us at (760) 944-6474 or email at, we are always happy to help.