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Holiday Inn Express El Centro

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San Diego, California
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134 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel looks feels and smells new. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The bed linen was new or nearly new. All of the towels in the bath were new or nearly new. I stayed for four nights and needed work space. The front desk upgraded me to a very nice suite for a very reasonable additional price. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Stayed one night after a day of birding at the Salton Sea. It is close to Interstate 8 but does not suffer from the road noise. It looks fairly new and up-to-date to me. We had a nice room with microwave and refrigerator. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets soft. Would stay there again if in the area.

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

Dear Richard H: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express El Centro. We take a great deal of pride in our property and make efforts to ensure that our guests are as comfortable as possible. I am pleased that we met this goal for... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here whilst working in the local area for a week. The hotel is in good condition. The rooms are comfortable, especially the beds. The service on the room has been faultless so far. It's a delight to come back to a fresh bed that's welcoming and comfortable after a full days work. The staff have been nothing but welcoming... More 

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

Dear EvilSpud: Thank you so much for your kind words! The candid feedback of our guests is valuable to us, and I greatly appreciate that you took the time to let us know how we are doing! The comfort and convenience of our guests is our top priority, and I am pleased to know that our staff met your expectations... More 

ItsyM
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was not my first choice of a hotel in El Centro. I did not plan to stay at all, but inclement weather caused me to stop here before going to Phoenix in the morning. I originally looked for a Marriott property, because that is my preferred brand. Due to unpleasant circumstances at the local Marriott, I checked Tripadvisor. Holiday... More 

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

Dear ItzyM: I am so gratified to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Holiday Inn Express. We all know how frustrating it can be to have to make last minute travel arrangements, and we strive to make all of our guests as comfortable as possible. I am sure that our staff will take pride in the fact that... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

pleasant and helpful staff, the room we stay was 102 very spacious and clean and comfortable, it has a hot tub and fireplace. in morning Mabel the breakfast lady was very friendly and helpful thank you all the staff for making our stay very comfortable and pleasant

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

Dear audry k: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Holiday Inn Express in El Centro. The room you mentioned is one of our 2 room suites, and the fireplace and Jacuzzi are absolutely favorite features among our guests. It is my sincere hope that you will visit us again in the future, so... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was in vacation with my family here and let me tell you guys,this is luxury in the heart of the city and convenient even for long stays..Nice rooms and loved the breakfast.staffs are so friendly and good value for family..

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

Dear DahalT: I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your vacation in El Centro CA. You are absolutely correct in that we are conveniently located by so many of the wonderful things El Centro has to offer, including shopping and restaurants. I hope that you got to experience many of these things during your time with us. Our staff... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It was our first time in El Centro, we were just passing by and we stayed here at this holiday inn express, the staff were super warming during our check in and overall our suite was amazing. We enjoyed staying at this property, they made us feel welcomed. My husband and I enjoyed our short one night stay with this... More 

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

Dear Queen_Tammy619: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the El Centro area, and that our hotel was a contributing factor to that enjoyment. Our staff works hard to make sure our guests feel welcomed and at home, and I am glad to hear that they met their mark in your case. Should your... More 

Corona, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I had pleasant stay with my family at the Hotel. The Best Hotel in Town. I will share my overall experience at the hotel and will recommend to family friend and associates at the office too. Service at the Hotel is Great. Amenities are excellent.

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

Dear Kumar B: Your kind words are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to host your group at our hotel, and we can't wait to do business with you again in the future. I will be sharing your comments with our staff and management team, as I know that they will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed... More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We have practically stayed everywhere in El Centro and this by far the best. The hospitality is grade A. Love the free snacks time in the afternoons. The rooms are lovely. Our stay is always enjoyable here.

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

Dear Bruce K: It certainly sounds as though you are well-traveled, which makes it all the more gratifying to hear that you rate our property so highly. We strive to always meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, and to provide them with the comforts and conveniences of home while they are traveling. We hope that your business brings... More 

San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Great Experience Will definitely stay in future & recommend others too. Easy to get there, affordable rates but not cheap. Quality of Service is excellent, welcoming staff, overall comfortable stay. Free Breakfast as all holiday inn express does, General Manager Juana was there to ask about our stay.

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

Dear pare252: I am so thrilled to hear that we rate so highly for you. Feedback such as yours is so incredibly valuable, in that we can share with our staff so they may know the areas in which they are excelling, and that their efforts are noticed. Thank you for taking the time to offer us your insights. We... More 

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