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Escape to Cardiff
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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Let Cardiff
Serenade Your Soul

Renew in the picturesque shores and cool-yet-collected charm of Southern California’s original surf community at Cardiff by the Sea Lodge. Treat your senses to our boutique hotel’s collection of amenities and experiences—from morning yoga on the rooftop to cocktails at sunset—all just moments from San Diego.

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17 Ways to Unwind

Revitalize the spirit with our collection of upscale rooms and suites featuring contemporary decor and furnishings—and those mesmerizing ocean views. Get cozy, and you may never want to leave.

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Featured Special

Spring by the Sea Sale
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Your spring escape by the sea awaits! Get 15% off our best available rate. Blackout dates and terms apply.

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Craft a Momentous Celebration

Moments at Cardiff are something for the spirit. While you soak in the ocean views during a wedding, celebration, or special milestone, we’ll elevate your gathering to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A Sea of Praise

Beyond Expectations!

“Wow…we had such a great time. Our only regret was not spending more time here. Beautifully decorated, clean, and new conditions. Rooftop space is amazing. Enjoyed sunset and sunrises from view. Also, a great selection of vinyl to spin during stay. Highly recommend!”

-rjohn, Tripadvisor

Best Hotel in San Diego

“The hotel is magnificent, very clean and cozy. It is right by the beach, location is the best. However, the most impressive part of the hotel is the rooftop. I was there for only two days but spent sunset up there both days. What an oasis!”

-FrequentFlier536129, Tripadvisor

Beautiful hotel in the heart of Cardiff

“Cardiff by the Sea Lodge is a hidden gem tucked right into the center of a casual beach town and is walking distance from great restaurants and shopping. Everything from the rooms to the rooftop lounge is beautiful. The staff were extremely attentive. It’s the perfect getaway for anyone who loves being near the coast.”

-Mandana A, Tripadvisor

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Let our coastal retreat be your compass rose. Enjoy the breathtaking bluffs and world-class surf breaks that draw in adventurous travelers, and savor the delightful eateries, cozy diners, and trattorias—all within walking distance.