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Holiday Inn Express El Centro

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Smoketree Drive, El Centro, CA 92243
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Ranked #5 of 18 hotels in El Centro
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
RodneyChin San Diego, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed staying at the Holiday Inn Express in El Centro. I had a business meeting for the week at Brawley and found the Holiday Inn in El Centro. It is about 12 miles from Brawley. Very nice hotel; appears new. The bed was very comfortable and slept well. Room was tastefully furnished and everything worked well, including the air... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear RodneyChin: Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Holiday Inn Express! Feedback such as yours is so valuable, since it lets us see our property through the eyes of our guests. I am particularly glad to hear that you slept well...that is one of the most important things for our business travelers! We hope to see... More

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the room with the expectation that every amenity would be available i.e. Guest laundry, jacuzzi, room with ice cold air etc First off, guest laundry was out of order, very disappointed since we had about 5 days of laundry from a long weekend in san diego Second, the jacuzzi was blocked off with "Caution Tape", so no go... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Art a, Thank you for writing a candid review following your recent stay. We are pleased to read that after some initial issues with your room accommodations, these were soon sorted out and addressed accordingly. Your comments regarding the friendly staff and hotel cleanliness is greatly appreciated. On the other hand, it is regrettable that the laundry facility and... More

Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

average place upscale for agricultural area. Quiet. elevators slow :-(. Faster to walk to stairs. Ice machine on 1st & 3rd floor. Only first floor worked..:-(......Jacuzzi was cold bath tub. Breakfast typical High point was auto pancake maker.. Tasty. Appetizers 5-7pm... Staff was friendly nice.

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear rholland63: We appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience at our Holiday Inn Express. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our pancakes and our friendly staff. I do sincerely apologize that our Jacuzzi was not the relaxing experience you anticipated, and it is my hope that you'll stay with us again in the future,... More

San Clemente, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you have to visit this arid burg, this HIE is a good value. The staff was very friendly, and they had a proper hot breakfast in the AM, and a modest appetizer/water/soft drinks put out from 5-7pm. The rooom had some small issues (shower valve squealed like a pig, and the faucet in the bathroom sink had to be... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear AngusPodgorny1960: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! You are absolutely right that water conservation is a top priority, especially in our desert region, and we appreciate the fact that you brought these issues to our attention so that they may be taken care of properly. Thanks again and hope to see... More

Vacaville, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were recently in El Centro for an off-road race and had a great experience at the HIE. My husband booked the room using the HIE 1-800 number (which I don't recommend, always call the hotel directly!). He spoke to someone who didn't speak english very well and there was a lot of confusion becuase he was reserving rooms for... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear JBMax: I am so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and that our staff was able to turn your experience around for the better. I am sure that our staff will be thrilled to hear your feedback, as guest service is a matter of great pride for us all. It is my sincere hope that we see... More

El Centro, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A big thank you to ALL the staff who have made this corporate event of rooming 30 + guests over a busy schedule extremely successful. Warm hearted friendly people who have a can do attitude and go out of their way to make everything right. The building is fresh clean and modern and has a touch of local feel about... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Joel D: Thank you so much for your kind words. I can't express to you how much we've enjoyed accommodating your group, and I know that our staff will be pleased to hear that their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to working with you again in the future! Warmest Regards, C Fulton Guest Relations Manager More

Downey, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very pleasantly surprised with the service... Had some small issues with the air conditioned not functioning properly and the staff switched us to another room in a jiffy... We did not want to risk in staying south of the border in a place we did not know well for a business trip, and this was a clean and very convenient... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Alex R: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our property, and I am even happier to hear that our staff was able to get your AC issue taken care of quickly. We hope that we'll see you again, if you're ever in... More

Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

After a long drive from Palm Springs, passing abandoned cafes and empty beaches, the hotel and its staff were a refreshing respite. Clean, comfortable room; good selection for breakfast. The only drawback was a strange scrapping noise as the elevator ride to the third floor passed the second floor level

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear LSJUKA: Thank you so much for sharing your stay experience with us. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. Our staff takes a great deal of pride in their work, and it sounds as though their efforts are paying off. I do apologize that there was an odd noise in the elevator; please know that we... More

Barstow, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Overall for the price and cleanliness I am rating a 5. The room and bath were updated and very clean. The breakfast featured a hot options (biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs and pancakes) fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, cereal and a variety of breads 6-10 am. The breakfast room was clean and spacious. Also not just one HBO channel in the room... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Donna R: Wow, what a great review to read first thing on a Monday morning! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sharing your comments with the staff members, and I know that they will be as happy as I am that... More

Uberlandia, MG
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The hotel is very clean and confortable, and it has a good price. However, there are some things to improve. The shower is really bad, I just couldn't get a nice temperature. Either it was too cold or too hot. And it also wet all the bathroom floor. Another problem is the air conditioner, which is very old and noisy.... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear GuilhermeJF: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our Holiday Inn Express! I am sorry that you experienced any inconveniences with your shower or air conditioner. We strive to ensure that our guests enjoy a hassle free stay, and I regret that this was not the case. You will be pleased to know that we will be... More

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Address: 350 Smoketree Drive, El Centro, CA 92243
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express El Centro 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to your best option for service, comfort, and value in the Southern California desert. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in El Centro offers 100 beautifully appointed, all non-smoking rooms and minisuites with a variety of features and amenities available to ensure that your travel needs are well taken care of. Be sure to start your day off right with our Express Start breakfast; we also have conference and banquet rooms available for your event or business needs. All rooms come equipped with free high speed Internet access, in-room fridge and microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers and in-room coffee services. Pay per view movies and games are available as well. Pamper yourself in one of our Jacuzzi or balcony suites. We are centrally located in El Centro and within minutes of many recreational activities including golfing, fishing, birdwatching, bowling, museums, shopping and fine dining. El Centro Regional Medical Center and Centinela State Prison are located nearby. The Imperial Valley is famous for seasonal activities such as the Cattle Call Rodeo, the Midwinter Fair and Fiestaand the Blue Angels Air Show, held annually at the nearby Naval Air Facility.Be sure to check out the Imperial Valley Sand Dunesor Glamis, where scenes from your favorite movies have been filmed. Also experience the unique culture south of the border in Mexicali, Mexico, which is known for its shopping and dining. ... more   less 
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