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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My sister stayed overnight on a Friday last month. Had to attend a Saturday class in Escondido the next morning and didn't want to make the early drive in from LA. Made a last minute reservation on Thursday night and was quite pleased with my choice of hotel! First, we were able to check-in and get our room at 1130am.... More

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

We are delighted to hear that you were pleased with choosing our hotel during your last minute decision of staying in the area. We are glad that you liked the clean and spacious room as well as our great location which is easily accessible to almost everything. It's a good thing that you were able to also take advantage of... More

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great Service & Freindly Staff, what else do you want. Rooms are confortable, Breakfast was the standard HI Express and close to Food, & Shopping. Stayed last week for two nights and Zen at the front desk did everything she could to try to help us out. Explanation: I booked this hotel though a points program and some how the... More

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

We are delighted that you found our rooms to be comfortable, great location and pleased with the great service and friendly staff. We will relay your comment about our front desk agent, Zen. I am also sorry to hear about the trouble you had regarding your booking. Please feel free to call us back if we can be of any... More

Altadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last weekend because we visited Safari Park. The room wasn't bad, although there was a cigarette burn in the curtain in our non-smoking room. The desk staff did help suggest a local restaurant and drew a map to help us locate it. However, the morning breakfast that we hoped to enjoy was aborted... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Unraveledgal, Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We always try our best to ensure we meet our guests needs and expectations and on this occasion we apologize for your disappointment with the room you had and your breakfast experience. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable... More

Richmond, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Good service from a friendly staff. Janice was great. This is an old hotel but being updated. There was no facial tissue in the room, but that was probably simply a housekeeping oversight. There were not enough accessible plugs for recharging batteries and using a computer, and the lighting was poor. I noticed a smelly hallway from trying to disguise... More

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

Thank you for your comment about your recent stay with us. We have replaced all of our hallway carpets including the porcelain tiles on the first floor elevator landing and now look amazing. We apologize for not having facial tissue in your room and the shortage of accessible outlets. We do however have surge protectors available at the front desk... More

Cape Coral
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This older property has had some updates - new carpet & a firm bed, however, no pillowtop beds, the pillows are lumpy & not all rooms have refrigerators. The staff - reception, cleaning & breakfast - were all very pleasant, friendly & professional. Our room faced the highway & there was some road noise during the night, but it wasn't... More

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

We appreciate your comment. We were in the process of replacing our carpet on the first floor when you were here. It is now finished and it looks beautiful. We apologize that you did not notice the refrigerator in your room but all of our rooms are equipped with refrigerators. They are located in the cabinet below the TV. We... More

Springdale, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The morning buffet was great. The room was very clean and updated. We had a King Suite and it was extremely spacious. In-and-Out Burger is very nearby (practically in the parking lot) and there is shopping right across the street. It is right off of I-15 which makes it nice and convenient. We were there for a family wedding and... More

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

We are delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your brief stay with us because of our easy access to the freeway and convenient location to restaurants and shopping. We hope that you were able to at least taste each of what we offer during our buffet breakfast daily especially our famous cinnamon rolls and pancakes. We appreciate your... More

Twentynine Palms, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in March 2013 while on business. The room was nice, the staff friendly. Nice breakfast. Will stay at again when I'm in town. Really enjoyed the pool. Great hotel at an excellent value. My only gripe is that the hotel was a little hard to find. It was tucked in back of a strip mall next to the... More

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

Thank you for sharing with us your experience during your brief stay with us. We appreciate your positive comments. Since your stay last, we have replaced all of our hallway carpets, stairwells and even the lobby. We hope to welcome you back soon and thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Hotels for your lodging needs. More

Littleton, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

When traveling to the area for a family funeral in Oceanside, we required two rooms for 6 people including a teen and 5 yr old. We were unable to get adjoining rooms at the hotel despite having worked that through HI Central Booking by phone.The price of the Standard rooms was reasonable for the area (~$170/nite each-no bereavement rate), however... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at our hotel. We apologize that your request for an adjoining room was not granted. We try to accommodate most of the requests as much as possible but unfortunately not able to fulfill it during your stay. At this time, only the suites are equipped with microwaves... More

Las Vegas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Enjoyed a very pleasant and stress-free weekend stay with grandson. This hotel was conveniently located close to the I-15 freeway, close to tourist sights in the area, and well situated to restaurants, fast food, and shopping. The staff is very cordial and service focused. The morning buffet breakfast was well serviced and tables were promptly cleaned! During the busy summer... More

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

Thank you for expressing your comments regarding your recent experience at our hotel. We truly appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido a leader in excellence. We look forward... More

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This has turned out to be our favorite place to stay in Escondido. The hotel is always clean and comfortable. Nice and quiet, it is in the corner of a shopping area and adjacent to the freeway. That may not sound inviting, but they make up for it many times over by providing a nice stay with warm and welcoming... More

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

Dear Gail M: Thank you so much 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 always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. We thank you for your thoughtful comments... More

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Address: 1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
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Location: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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