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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

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  • 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
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

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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 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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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.

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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 

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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
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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 

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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 

Camarillo, California
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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 

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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
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378 reviews 378 reviews
196 hotel reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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 

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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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

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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 

Preston, Missouri
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Location was close to the main road and there were a couple of places to eat within walking distance. Check in was fine and all interactions we had with staff were friendly. The room was clean and we had no issues during our night there.

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

Dear jnchart: Thank you for your comment about our clean room and friendly staff. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you were pleased with your stay. We hope that you were able to try our hot buffet breakfast. We do have a great location and close to almost anything you can think of. Thank for... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed here to visit the Safari Park nearby. It was convenient to everything we needed. Lots of restaurants nearby. The staff was very pleasant and cheerful. Everything was clean. You might say the rooms need a little updating, but for the price it was great. Breakfast was more than I expected for a continental breakfast. There were cold bottles... More 

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

Dear LAHLH: We are delighted to hear that you found our staff to be pleasant, cheerful and helpful. We are the closest Holiday Inn Hotel Express to the San Diego Safari Park and located in close proximity to shops, restaurants, grocery stores and etc. We are also glad that you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast... More 

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