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Holiday Inn Express El Centro

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350 Smoketree Drive, El Centro, CA 92243
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay at this hotel was just stopover from san diego to phoenix. However, we enjoyed our stay so much it was like vacation. Kids loved the pool, breakfast was great and their evening social, we never had in express before. Staff was very helpful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the holiday Inn express, I have stayed at several holiday Inn hotels but this hotel really went beyond my expectations. The staff was very nice and breakfast was awesome. Even though I had to do some work during my stay the Internet was very good and fast not like other hotels I've been too... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very clean, the beds are comfortable, the staff are genuinely friendly, and the location is excellent for my purposes. I will stay again on my way home from my next trip south of the border.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stayed here on my first business trip to El Centro and was quite happy with it. I think the price was a little higher than it needed to be, but the room was clean and nice. On arrival I was given a free upgrade to an enormous room and if the rest of the hotel is as clean as... More 

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

Dear ChrisKate2012: Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you consider us one of the nicer places to stay in the area. We place a high value on the thoughts and feelings of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I travel a the time (look at my other reviews), so when I found out that the best option was a Holiday Inn Express I was less than excited. I checked into my room, and begun to do my random search of cleanliness in my room. I searched all the lamps, and tops of picture frames and couldn't find any... More 

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

Dear RancidPunks: Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay. I sincerely apologize that the inconvenience with the elevator marred your stay, but I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our staff and facility. Meeting and exceeding the expectations of our guests is our top priority, and I look forward to sharing... More 

Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The employees were helpful, the room was clean, and there was a free continental breakfast. It was good for a weekend stay. It was near the city center of el centro so your close to anything around the city.

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

Dear raymond v: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! The satisfaction of our guests is our top priority, and we strive to deliver an exemplary stay experience each and every time. Your comments will be shared with our staff so that they may know that their efforts are being recognized and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Arrived late at night had no trouble getting a room we stayed in a suite. Room was large, clean and very quiet . Rates were excellent. Paid 130 a night. Close to shopping and convenience stores. Would recommend this hotel and will stay here again.

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

Dear Farmernite: Meeting and exceeding the expectations of our guests is our top priority, and I am so pleased that we were able to provide you will an excellent experience. Thank you so much for providing your feedback, as this is the most valuable tool for us to ensure that we get it right, every time. It is my sincere... More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I arrived earlier than the 3pm book in (I was passing) but a quick call from Isabel on the desk confirmed that my room was ready. The reception that I received was very polite and friendly, very quick and efficient. There were snacks available early in the evening and these certainly filled whole until I went out for food later.... More 

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

Dear stevetupper: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Holiday Inn Express El Centro. We take a great deal of pride in meeting and exceeding the needs of our guests; our complimentary breakfast, appetizers and in room coffee service are sure to hit the mark! We do hope that you visit us on future... More 

Waipahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Thanks for the awesome stay this past weekend! We were in the area for a weekend wedding. Staff was friendly and accommodating upon check in. We were able to check in a little early so we could get ready for the wedding. Rooms were nice, spacious and clean. Had one little problem- previous guest probably left food, and there were... More 

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

Dear BethUhhKnee: Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us; I am glad to hear that there were so many positives about your stay at Holiday Inn Express El Centro. I am also very grateful that you've provided us information on areas that we could improve upon. We take the comfort and satisfaction of our guests very seriously,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We where on our way to Baja for Labor day weekend but unfortunately the RV we where traveling in broke down right before crossing the border. While looking for a mechanic we came across a very good samaritan and he gave all 12 of us a ride to this Hotel. It was 2 families with 6 kids ranging from 14... More 

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

Dear Jennifer A: While I am sorry to hear that you never made it to your destination, I'm glad that we were able to assist in making your Labor Day weekend a fun one anyway. I hope that you and your family will stay with us again...although maybe under better circumstances next time! Thank you so much for taking the... More 

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