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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area
Ranked #141 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

What can I say? It was for all visual appearances, a clean horizon place to sleep for under $200. The room was smaller compared to many other places I have stayed. At $127 compared to other hotel prices in San Diego area it was great and inside my travel budget. The location is not scenic surrounded by dealerships. It was, however, conveniently located to downtown San Diego and beaches. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed: April 2014
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear that our hotel is a “good price” and “the staff was friendly and helpful”. We work hard in providing excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are located within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are delighted you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights to see San Diego with grandkids. Clean room, security was good. Had to have a key to enter hallways. Good breakfast. Price was right. A ways out from all attractions. Small room and pool. Front desk staff excellent. Toilet clogged and we had to use the bathroom downstairs because it took them so long to fix it. We do recommend this place.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
Thank vegasvet6
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel is a “great place”. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are pleased you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We look forward to seeing you and future travelers alike during your next trip to San Diego. Again, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The minute we stepped in the lobby, we felt like superstars. Never have I been treated with such excellent hospitality. The staff was very well informed of things for us to do. Rose (the manager) and Marcia really made our trip special. We cannot wait to come back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ramelda R
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our staff made you feel “like superstars” and that “never have I been treated with such excellent hospitality”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. We look forward to seeing you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more, thank you for reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a fairly new Holiday Inn Express. The room was a little on the small side but well equipped and clean. The breakfast buffet was normal Holiday Inn Express fair. The staff were friendly and efficient. Not in a very scenic location but what do you expect for this price. All in all a plesant place to stay while on a visit here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geoff S
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Dear Geoff S,

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We are so glad you liked the friendliness of our staff. We would like to apologize for the shortfalls you have experienced during your stay. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible. Thank you for staying and we all hope to serve you again on your next future visit.

Sincerely,

Anthony M
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IHGCare

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I Was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency and friendliness of the front desk staff. They got everything we needed immediately, were easy to talk to, gave us great directions to nearby attractions, and made us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend for a great location and excellent service for the price.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank katecoo
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel has “fantastic and efficient service and friendly staff”. We strive in providing excellent quality service and are pleased you took notice. As you mentioned, we are located within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions. We hope to see you during your next stay in San Diego. Again, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We really wanted to like this hotel. The location is great and the staff are excellent.
There are just some basic things that made for a less-than-comfortable stay:
1. Being jolted awake at 8am by housekeeping vacuuming the room above us.
It was like being inside a loud vibrating drum.
2. Toilet backed up and nearly overflowed
3. Lifted the mattress and found bloody Kleenex underneath.
On the positive side, breakfast was good.
There are enough alternatives that we probably wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank UtterDisbelief2
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

We appreciate you investing your time in reviewing our hotel. Your feedback is invaluable to us as it allows us to continuously grow and improve. Please know that your concerns are being addressed with our staff so that future travelers will not have a similar experience. We hope you would be so kind as to give us another chance and stay with us again in the future. Again, thank you for reviewing our hotel.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Hotel was booked so the cleaning service forgot to leave us towels but the smiles and hellos from them made up for having to ask for towels. The room was clean, beds were quite comfortable, vanity/wash basin is separate from shower and toilet, a/c, TV, fridge and microwave. Don't swim so a very small pool was not a problem. This was our third stay at this hotel and we have another stay already booked. Twice we've been on the third floor with very little noise. This trip we were on the second floor and must have had an army of furniture movers in the room above us. They had brought their children also. We advised the desk staff and the noise ended. The drives to SeaWorld, Midway and other local attractions are all "easy" trips. Breakfast is absolutely fantastic with biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls to die for, and all other items you would desire for breakfast. It is definitely plenty to eat. One morning they ran out of cinnamon rolls and I believe I had "withdrawal" when I didn't get my roll. Again, as stated in the beginning, the staff is really great.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Mavis A
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SD_GM92131, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are delighted to hear our “staff is really great”. We work hard in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are pleased you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again, during your upcoming stay in San Diego, as much as you are looking forward to your cinnamon roll. Again, thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

Address: 4540 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4919 (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 Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £78 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
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