We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

Hotel website
Hotel deals
1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Special Offer
Save 10-30%
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    34
    45
    20
    9
    9
See reviews for
36
26
9
27
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (117)
  • Mar-May only
    (25)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (43)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (29)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
See the most recent reviews
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stayed a couple of nights. Hard to see from Valley Pkwy. It is located behind the Coco's. Visible from the freeway if you are southbound. The room was small but comfortable and clean. Not much noise from the adjacent freeway. Appreciated the buffet breakfast that included hot items such as eggs, bacon, and cinnamon roles. They also had yogurt and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Orion3377: Thank you for conveying your comments regarding your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido. We truly appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience. We are happy that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary hot buffet breakfast and glad to hear that you found our... More 

Philadephia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

This location is about 30 minutes north of San Diego. Great highway access, lots of suburban retail around it. Hotel is older but has been refreshed and is well maintained. My room is a 2 room suite with BR, LR kitchenette and bathroom and worth the difference. Front desk was friendly and helpful. Parking is free and easy. Has a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear raidersix2002: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent experience at our hotel. By the sound of it, you were pleased with what you have seen. We are happy that you had a chance to briefly stay with us and we hope that you will come back and see us again in the near... More 

Bradford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
21 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting San Diego and Palomar. Staff were great! Room was clean and quiet, AC worked fine. The pool and sauna were clean and well maintained. I got a suite and having the extra room to stretch out in was great. The Inland Rail Trail runs right behind the hotel and is great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear dave d: Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. We are glad to know that everything worked out in your suite. We hope that you were also able to take advantage of our other amenities such as the fitness center and our hot buffet breakfast. We have... More 

Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Arrived 4 am. Sleep very well and missed breakfast but hotel was so nice and let us grab some of their breakfast anyhow. It made my day since I have to eat in the morning so that was important. Then went for a swim. Very clean pool and spa with good temperature. I will come back to this hotel for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear BeataBallo: Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff was nice and helpful. It's a good thing you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast as well as our pool and spa. We appreciate your comment and look... More 

Cincinnati
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The service and staff are wonderful! This hotel is a great value. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is convenient to LA, San Diego and many Oceanside side town. Whenever we come to Escondido we choose to stay here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Beachbumtraveller: Thank you for taking the time to let us know that our staff and service are wonderful, rooms are clean and comfortable and our location is convenient. We value your business and we are so happy that you choose to stay with us whenever in the Escondido area. We appreciate your business and look forward to serve your... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The staff were all very nice. Our room was super tiny for 4 of us. Hard time with large suitcase and 2 adults 1 teenager and an 8 year old. Pool was nice and clean. Inn and out burger as well as a del taco were within walking distance. I thought this hotel was grossly overpriced. We paid over $400... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear grissomgang5: Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that our staff was nice although we apologize that you found our room to be small. I would appreciate you contacting me on your next visit so that I can possibly reserve a suite for your family which is much larger than... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We returned to this property for a second time as we were participating in the CA State Games. Having stayed here just the month prior, I thought I made a good choice to stay here again noting the proximity to the track. When we first arrived, Zen was working the desk alone. Three other guests arrived at the same time... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Sightseer1127: Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your dissatisfaction during your recent stay with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. We will not make any excuses but instead we will strive harder to make sure that these issues will not happen again. We will meet with the staff and develop an action plan... More 

Travelers are raving about these Escondido hotels

Camarillo, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The staff at this holiday inn express were excellent. Very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is probably in need of some updating. The rooms seemed a little small for a family of four. The location is close to almost anything you need including several choices of restaurants. Pool is nice and inviting. Free breakfast was nice with good variety.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Rick M: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be very friendly and helpful. Indeed our location has easy freeway access and conveniently located to almost everything. We now have "healthy options" available during our breakfast hours so we hope that you were able to take advantage of that... More 

Fortaleza, CE
Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
195 hotel reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Far from a new hotel but comfortable. I didn't realize that the noise I heard much of the night was from the mini-refrigerator and that the noise could be stopped by closing it with some force. The hotel's one elevator is so small that a luggage cart can be accommodate only with a fair amount of effort (when I left,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear sutter: Thank you for your comment about your brief stay with us. We are glad that we were able to accommodate your request. Our windows are double paned and therefore you can barely here the noise coming from the freeway. We will also be adding some "healthy options" to our breakfast menu as of the end of the month... More 

Woodland Hills, CA
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Well we were back in Escondido (this time for the playoff's) and we elected not to go back to Rancho Bernardo (see my previous review) and instead stayed at Holiday Inn Express. While it may not have the lush grounds that the other property has, the rooms were great (very comfy). Wifi was free as was the breakfast (that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Mikepoly: We thank you for taking the time to send in your review of our property. We are delighted that your group enjoyed our comfortable rooms, hot buffet breakfast. and our courteous and friendly staff. Indeed a lot of our guests enjoy the convenience of having In' N Out Burger next door. Needless to say, our location is close... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

36 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay