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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed there for a trip to Legoland which wasn't far away. Our only complaint is that the hvac didn't have a setting to keep the fan on all the time for background noise. Great breakfast, updated room, easy access to the freeway, good staff.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We realize that there are plenty of hotels in the area but you chose to stay with us and we appreciate your business. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

THIS holiday Inn Express was very nice with clean rooms and very pleasant staff....coodoos to you and I will stay again when I am back for training. Didn't get to use the pool, but looks clean, and a decent breakfast

Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Thank you for your wonderful comment. We look forward to welcoming back in the very near future. Please make sure to take advantage of our outdoor heated pool and spa as well as our complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily which includes our famous cinnamon rolls and pancakes when you visit us next time. Once again, we appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

This hotel was located in the back of a parking lot with plenty of places to eat. No need to drive with Inn and out, del taco, and coco's across the way. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is always the same and good. The rooms are updated and all those horrible comforters gone. The hotel is has easy on and off access to the freeway. Will I stay here again,,yes I will.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

We thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at our hotel. We are pleased that you enjoy our amenities as well as our location to most of the restaurants nearby and the easy freeway access. We will share your positive comments to the entire team and we hope to welcome you back again in the very near future.

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Stayed at this place one night on business and it's what I expected. This isn't a new property and it's age shows. It's moderately clean and comfortable, but don't expect much. Still, it's not as bad as some of the reviews let on, at least my room wasn't. For the price it's reasonable.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

We appreciate your feedback. We hope that you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast daily including our famous cinnamon rolls and pancakes. We truly appreciate your business and we hope to welcome you back again.

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

I hold loyalty status with HiltonHonors (Diamond), Marriott Rewards (Gold), and Priority Club (Gold) and try to avoid Holiday Inn Properties at all cost because I've never had a good stay and considering they are in the same pricing category as Hampton Inn's it's a no-brainer to stay at the Hampton if I have a choice.

I didn't have that choice for this one night stay. The property was old, uninviting, and in
desperate need of an update. The room was dingy, musty, and to be quite honest gave me a very bad feeling being in that room like something had happened in that room or hotel before that didn't end well. First time at a hotel I've ever had a feeling like this.

Everything about the room was uncomfortable for me so I was happy to get out of their as quickly as possible the next morning.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2013

Dear CCTVTrainer,

Thanks for your review of our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. I deeply regret the inconvenience you may have experienced with the room accommodations that you received. Your comments will be forwarded to the ownership of the hotel to take into consideration for future upgrades.

Thank you again for posting your comments. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,

Pam G.
Case Manager
IHGCare

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We've stayed in some pretty bad places before, but this is about the worst. This place is dirty, noisy, and negligent in providing basic security. This is a high target crime location. The "inn" is in two sections. The satellite section have locks but they don't work or are disabled by the employees. Sliding glass door locks are insufficient and show signs of repeated break ins. The staff is dysfunctional from the manager to the maid service. The manager will listen to your concerns, smile, and tell you they will get right on it. But nothing ever happens. Receptionists are so tired of all the complaints, they are nearly catatonic. Maids will unlock all rooms and block the doors open so they can clean them at the same time. When they go on break, or in another room, your room is completely unsecured. Even corporate has given up on this property. They will take your complaint, then do nothing. If you value your life, avoid this place at all costs. Because of this one facility and disregard for your personal security, we have blocked all Holiday Inns from our bookings until corporate address the problems.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

Dear FunBirds,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. I truly apologize for the not up to par experience you had during you stay with us. We appreciate all guest feedback, and strive to provide excellent service to all of our guests. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
Case Manager
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Based on its rating and location, I didn't have high hopes for this hotel. However, it was close to the family we were visiting and we just needed a place to sleep. It was perfect for that. The main complaint I have is that as often as I can, I try to get a hotel with a 2 room suite so that I can have the kids go to sleep before the adults and I can have some quiet time before bed. However their 2 room suite does not have a door dividing the 2 rooms. There is definitely a bedroom area and a separate living area and both were spacious and comfortable, but no door to block some noise and give a physical barrier to a toddler. I might as well saved some money and had a regular room. The room and bathroom were clean. The breakfast was perfect for our family. Enough options that everyone was happy and full. They have typical continental options like cold/hot cereal, bagels, fruit, juice, milk, coffee. They also provide a few hot breakfast options, like some type of egg, bacon, biscuits and gravy is what we had. The service was friendly and efficient.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2013

Thank you for your comments. Your willingness to share your experience is appreciated. All of our suites are designed to have a living room area and a bedroom area but no door in between for privacy. We also have connecting rooms available with one king bed and two double beds in the other room and has a door in between. We are delighted that you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast daily. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

Address: 1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-1704
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Region: United States > California > Escondido
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Price Range: £70 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido is nestled in hills of north San Diego county, minutes to Wild Animal Park, Performing Art Center, Harrah's Rincon Casino, Valley View Casino, Pala Casino, Cal. State San Marcos, Award Winning Stone Brewing Co., Golf Courses, fishing, and Wineries. Easy access to downtown San Diego, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Legoland, Beaches, Parks and only a few miles from hiking, Cineplex, and Ice skating. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Centrally located to business & financial district of Escondido. Local companies include Sony, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard and many more. Includes daily deluxe hot breakfast. ... more   less 
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