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|"Breakfast was great comfortable beds."||(in 39 reviews)|
|"Very friendly and wonderful staff"||(in 24 reviews)|
|"The room was clean and comfortable."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"Too many bad hombres hanging around the parking lot"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"The location appeals to Sea World tourists with children"||(in 2 reviews)|
|"Pool was maybe 10’x10’."||(in 9 reviews)|
|great breakfast||in 91 reviews|
|staff was very friendly||in 58 reviews|
|good location||in 36 reviews|
|parking lot||in 30 reviews|
|small rooms||in 29 reviews|
|pool was heated||in 23 reviews|
|comfortable beds||in 17 reviews|
|cup of coffee||in 14 reviews|
|easy access||in 8 reviews|
|mission bay||in 4 reviews|
|car dealership||in 3 reviews|
|sea world||in 3 reviews|
|holiday inn express||in 2 reviews|
They had a decent breakfast selection. Definitely saved us from having to spend money and eat out for breakfast meals. Our beds and pillows didn't suck so that was nice. Location was good. Super close to the freeway which makes getting around easy. Airport was close too. The beach is about a 10-15 min drive.
TINY swimming pool. It's nothing like the photo that you see online. Not even close. Poor sound insulation. If you plan on staying there, make sure you get your room on the top floor (3). Otherwise whoever is above you will be sure to wake you up when they start moving around. We saw a cockroach in the hallway right outside of our room. That was disturbing to say the least. We made sure to shake everything out before leaving so we didn't take anything with us. We wouldn't stay there again and wished we would've booked somewhere else.
Spotless, cheerful staff, great breakfasts - and especially liked the 'breakfast lounge' room being open late at night, for coffee or tea & TV
Good night's sleep
Compared to other hotels we have stayed at, my wife said she got a good night's sleep here. She likes this hotel better then the Homewood Suites in Mission Valley. She also liked the breakfast which begins at 6:30am, ideal for the business traveler. This hotel is close to the freeway with spacious free parking. We stopped here on the way to Mexico. Although we didn't eat or shop at them, the hotel is near a 7-11, two Asian restaurants and a Mexican Restaurant, and that would also be ideal for the business traveler as well. The room also had a chair and desk, an ironing board, a steam iron, a microwave, a fridge, and many electric outlets to charge phones and computers. It's wheelchair accessible with elevator.
There isn't much of a view, but for our needs, that was fine. We just needed a place to sleep.
This is a sad representation of a Holiday Inn Expr
Take a tricycle to park because the parking is so small and cramped that you can barely get your car turned down a lane and most everyone has to have a spotter standing outside their car to get the car out of a slot. I could not turn off the bathtub facet, so it ran all four days I was there. The cabinets look like they were bought from IKIA and put together by a chimpanzee since the doors did not fit right and the drawers would not push all the way in. The room was extremely small for a Holiday Inn Express.
Friendly staff when we arrived, however checked out and mentioned the none warm water and the gunk and front desk could care less, tried to inform them for the next guest. Won't be returning.
Hard to get to property, shady area parking lot next to dealerships, no warm water in the room, black sand like gunk came out of sink when toilet flushed. Glad it was only a short stay! Very disappointed!
Had some extra time at the continental breakfast as my wife slept in. Food was very good. The staff was friendly and did a great job.
don't go by the pictures
It was a clean room and staff was pleasant and helpful. Near the bay and mission beach but not walking distance as photos suggest.
Outside having a tiny room and needing to straddle the toilet to open the bathroom door...especially when trying to get out of the shower....it was a good place to spend the night.
I like that it was clean and smelled clean. The lady at the breakfast, spoke spanish and was really friendly.
I didnt like that the restrooms were soooooo small, and the door didnt close sometimes. Overall i didnt like restrooms and the parking too small.
I was warmly greeted and every staff member smiled, said hello, and were genuinely kind. it was clean, well kept, and a great stay for my three grandchildren and I. The breakfast was good, although not my idea of healthy food. But the grandkids likedit.
My only complaint would be that the breakfast was served in styrofoam plates and bowls. It wouldn't be difficult to do more recycling and use paper goods. There was an exorbitant amount of waste.
Awesome place to stay
The room was very clean. The staff was very nice. The continental breakfast and eating area was very Nice too. I have never had such a great choice of food to choose from. And it was delicious! The location is centrally located. We will come back here again. Ana and Yadira were very accomadating and explained everything to us about our room and any other issues.
The only thing that went wrong with our stay was that someone's child pulled the fire alarm in the hotel. The hotel had to be evacuated. All of the guests had to leave their rooms. This hotel has a very good alarm system for fires, and security cameras, so at least they were able to find the culprit who pulled the alarm. The staff explained to me that the fire department did arrive, and the family of the child will face a hefty fine for the disturbance. This was of no fault of the hotel. I was pleased to know that they have everything under control. It did make you feel at ease that they take the safety of their customers very seriously. So kudos to the Holiday Inn for making sure their guests are safe!
They didn't have towels in pool area after I called before hand to check if they did and the front desk said yes. I had to walk up back to my room with my kids all dripping wet.
above and beyond
These people really want to be the best hosts they possibly can be and it shows everywhere. Down to the details like the same enthusiasm from every employee every single time they pick up the phone to answer a request/inquiry. My favorite breakfast of any hotel ever is at the Renaissance in Long Beach. The eggs are milky and not dry and the sausage patties are juicy and not stiff same with bacon. While the drinks served aren't as good the meat and potatoes of the beeakfast items are close to it in quality which is remarkable and commendable. Overall in most respects this people will do right by you and I don't think you can best their customer service. Or attempt thereof. Customer service value for money = crazy good.
Bathroom smelled of humidity/mold... A criminal offense to guests as far as I'm concerned. Doors locked everywhere... except for one that is suspiciously left half open in the back of the building next to Rubios.
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area hotel offers guests a nice place to stay near Mission Bay. Dining options on the property include a free breakfast buffet each morning and the coffee and tea service that is provided in the common area. The business center is available 24-hours per day, and there are also laundry facilities on site. The front desk staff can assist guests in English, Filipino, and Spanish. Plus, they are in attendance 24/7. The concierge service can help book tours or assist with ticket purchases.
There are plenty of fun activities nearby. Guests can find places to rent bicycles, go golfing, or go hiking. There are also facilities for kayaking, mountain biking, parasailing, scuba diving, and skydiving. Travelers can easily find spots for snorkeling and surfing near the hotel.
There are three floors that contain 113 guestrooms. Blackout drapes are on the windows, and there are pillowtop mattresses on the beds. The private bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations and free toiletries are provided. The flat-screen televisions have premium channels, and there is free WiFi access available in the rooms. There are microwaves and refrigerators provided.
Travelers will find themselves nestled along Pacific Beach while being in walking distance of Mission Bay. Less than five miles from the hotel, guests will find Pacific Beach Park, Crystal Pier, and Tourmaline Surfing Park. Also in the vicinity is the Hotel Circle and SeaWorld. San Deigo International Airport is less than 15 minutes from the hotel via car.
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All existing bookings at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area can be changed or cancelled for stays up to 30 June 2020. For more information, visit the Intercontinental Hotel Response to COVID-19 page.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area is located at 4540 Mission Bay Drive in Pacific Beach, 11.3 km from the centre of San Diego. Mission Bay Park is the closest landmark to Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area.
Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area offers free parking.
No, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area is 8.1 km from San Diego. Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area is 36.6 km from San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar.
No, pets are not allowed at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area.
Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area has a pool on-site.