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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town
Ranked #43 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Vermont
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125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Great Location for travel in Southern California”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

HIE Old Town is close to the aorport, car rentals, and the Freeway. It is a ten minute walk to the light Railway which brings you to the center of San Diego quite quickly. This is a bonus as parking is free at HIE Old Town, and not at the inner city hotels.
It is about a ten minute walk to Old Town with its arts and craft shops, a large number of restaurants, and historic sites. (HIE provides a free shuttle for guests to Old Town).
The staff is very friendly and helpful. They made us feel very much at home.

Breakfast was generous in size and options. Plenty of healthy choices.
The facilities are very nicely landscaped and maintained. There is a very nice sitting area and hot tub as well as a small pool.
The only down side is the first room were were assigned had wet carpet, The desk staff quickly moved us to another room. The decor is typical of this class hotel, and was comfortable for our brief stay. The only down side was the room had a funny odor and was on the freeway side of the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on San Diego Ave side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank PVDVermont
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
We strive for great and impressive service to all of our guests and It makes us happy to read we exceeded our expectations at Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Iam glad to hear you had great experience with our complementary shuttles that we offer. Always great to hear that our staff went above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. I am glad you enjoyed our city of San Diego n took time to do fine dinning here. We appreciate the beautiful comments about our breakfast that we offer for free at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Thank you once again for the great comments,we hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Manager Holiday Inn Express Old Town
Suzy B
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I have stayed in this Holiday Inn Express twice, when catching early flights the next day. I love it because the staff couldn't be more helpful or friendly! The shuttle is efficient and on time. The rooms are clean and well equipped, and the beds comfortable.....need more?. I have never used the other facilities or had breakfast...but this is a great overnight stay near San Diego airport!

Room Tip: If traffic noise is likely to bother you ask for a room on the street side, not freeway side.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments. We strive for great and impressive service to all of our guests and It makes us happy to read we exceeded our expectations at Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Iam glad to hear you had great experience with our complementary shuttles that we offer. Thank you once again for the great comments,we hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Manager Holiday Inn Express Old Town
Suzy B
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Jasper, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This hotel was one of the cleanest and well run that my wife and I have stayed in. The staff was obviously very well trained. They were very friendly, efficient and the price was very reasonable. The front desk clerks ( Elia and Jose stood out) were not only friendly but very helpful. They recommended sites throughout the city to visit as well as some great eating spots. The shuttle drivers (Fernando found my lost wallet and it was returned intact, Stephen and George were also outstanding) were also friendly and provided great information concerning most areas of the city. Great value for the money. ALD

Room Tip: Select a room facing San Diego Ave.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Alfred D
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We appreciate the beautiful comments about our breakfast and shuttle services that we offer for free at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your excellent feedback. We strive for great and impressive service to all of our guests and It makes us happy to read we exceeded our expectations at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Always great to hear that our staff went above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. Thank you once again for the great comments,we hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Manager Holiday Inn Express Old Town
Suzy B
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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

I was in and out of CA for a day. Shuttle took me everywhere I needed, loved Fernando and Josh, drivers. Staff was like my family, friendly and efficient. I will stay there all the time, since I will be going back and forth to pick up my grand daughter. Room was great, clean, breakfast excellent. A wonderful experience!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank Bonita M J
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
We strive for great and impressive service to all of our guests and It makes us happy to read we exceeded our expectations at Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Iam glad to hear you had great experience with our complementary shuttles that we offer. Always great to hear that our staff Fernando and Jose, went above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. I am glad you enjoyed our city of San Diego n took time to do fine dinning here. We appreciate the beautiful comments about our breakfast that we offer for free at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Thank you once again for the great comments,we hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Manager Holiday Inn Express Old Town
Suzy B
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed for three nights and besides having to stay in a room with two double beds the first night when we made a reservation for a king, this hotel was fantastic. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic, everything u could want and snacks for the day too. Pool and hot tub were also great, small but clean and relatively not busy. Rooms were clean and modern. Hotel staff were nice and as helpful as staff could be making minimum wage.

We will definitely stay here again when we return. Price can't be beat for the location and amenities.

Room Tip: Room 320 has a way nicer shower than the other rooms!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Angela H
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments. We strive for great and impressive service to all of our guests here at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town, and it makes up happy to read we exceeded our expectations. We are happy to hear that our staff provided great service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Express Old Town.
Sincerely,
Manager, Holiday Inn Express Old Town
Suzy B.
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I took the complimentary shuttle to the SD zoo on the day of Rock 'n Roll marathon - felt compelled to submit this review to thank driver Fernando for not being deterred by all the road blocks and detours. He knew the area well and tried multiple alternate routes, keeping a positive and friendly attitude through it all. I had an amazing time because of a wonderful start of the day, all thanks to FERNANDO. The best.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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3 Thank Aidan S
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
We appreciate and wish to thank you for the kind comments on the staff at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Iam glad to hear you had great experience with our complementary shuttles that we offer. We try our best to keep our guests very happy here at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Thank you once again for the great comments. We hope to see you again soon at Holiday Inn Express Old Town

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Front Desk Manager
Suzy B
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Staff, accommodations and amenities are all up to snuff. Good value and great location for any area of San Diego, not just SAN and Old Town. Staff members, Jose and Josh for check in are outstanding as are Vangie and Kylene in the morning for check out (which is not necessary but we like to say good-by in person). Each remembers us from trip to trip and that makes a difference in this day and age of hustle and bustle. Dolores is great with her care in the breakfast area. Our only complaint with the hotel is the change of breakfast eggs. From scrambled AND hard-boiled available, to now only mini-omelets with Velveeta cheese. Other than that minor detail, the hotel is the only one we consider staying at in San Diego. Enjoy...

Room Tip: To us, the main building is preferable for its closeness to breakfast area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Suzy B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback for Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Our employees are happy to hear that they could be of service to you. We try our best to keep our guests very happy here at the Holiday Inn Express Old Town. Hoping that your husband is feeling well. We hope to see you again soon at Holiday Inn Express Old Town.
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Suzy B
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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town
Address: 1955 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110-2105 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#73 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#93 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport - Old Town 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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