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Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area)

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night prior to a workshop. Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood. To reach hotel, one would certainly need a vehicle. Wifi signals were strong and was FOC. Even though my room faced the carpark, it was quiet. The only negative was the unavailability of free newspaper which I had got to enjoy in other IHG hotels. The... More

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gmhixlamesa, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear Edmund K, We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your stay. We are glad you had an overall pleasant stay while enjoying the Wi-fi and the quite of the room. Unfortunately, the newspapers are located in the lobby and we only have a certain amount. Thank you letting us know about your stay... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is situated in a residential area. It has convenient freeway entrances and exits. The windows block out the freeway noise, which you see. The exterior of the hotel is nice looking, the pool area is small and the free parking is plentiful. There are a few nice restaurants within walking distance serving a variety of good food. The... More

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gmhixlamesa, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear dakotam, On behalf of the Holiday Inn Express team we want to thank you for taking the time to write a review as it helps us know where we can improve. We are glad that you liked the easy access on and off the freeway as well as restaurants, parking, and our customer service. I do apologize about your... More

D.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had a very good stay at this hotel. It was clean and comfortable. It had good access to Highway 8, which takes you to most places you would want to go in SD. Especially good was their wifi, which I needed for work. I find many hotels advertise wifi, but for some reason it never works, or is down, or... More

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gmhixlamesa, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear DitzyDC, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the wifi access and that you were able to finish your work. We do apologize for the chair and you'll be happy to hear that we are in the process of replacing all of the furniture, including the desk chairs. Thank you for taking the time to write a review... More

California Desert, California
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I are extensive travelers and to say this was our worst experience in over 25 years of traveling would be an understatement. We prepaid our reservation through expedia for a King one night. The expedia price was $209. The holiday Inn website said $259. So we thought we were shrewd shoppers and got a deal. Then the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear Dsuchecki, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I’m very sorry to hear about your experience on your recent stay. I would love the opportunity to regain your faith in our hotel and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your stay in further details. We have sent you a private message to obtain additional detail regarding... More

West Jordan, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location of this hotel and the fact that it was a Holiday Inn Express was why we chose it. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the room was very nice, as well as clean, and that the staff were nice as well. Very happy that we stayed here and would do it again.

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gmhixlamesa, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear Timjfo, We want to thank you for staying with us! We strive in delivering great customer service and try our best to please our guests. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review. -Holiday Inn Express Assistant General Manager More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stayed here for two nights while in San Diego for the birth of my nephew. Have stayed here a few times before. It's close to my sister's home, and it's really convenient to be able to have breakfast at the hotel before heading out for the day. The room has always been nice, no problem with parking, and great staff.... More

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gmhixlamesa, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Erin M, Congratulations on the birth of your nephew! We are very glad to hear that you experienced great customer service since we strive to do just that. We also know that our guest safety in priority and we are happy to hear that the situation was handled in a very safe and rapid way without disturbing our guests during... More

Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Over a thirty year period of travelling around the U.S., this place is the worst experience for what you get, which is a nightmare. We booked in the hotel at $122 per night, but when we arrived there, we were told that the room is at $171 for that first night, and then it will decrease after that. This took... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear AnalieD, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It is regrettable that your recent stay with us did not meet your expectations. We would like to follow up on your experience so we have sent you a private message to obtain more information. I hope to hear back from you soon. Sincerely, Faith R Case Manager... More

denver colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the smaller hotels and nothing fancy but clean and quiet which was what we needed. Didn't use any amenities so can't rate that. Pool looked small but clean, but cool day, no one was there. Comfortable bed. Very convenient to I-8 and some restaurants with in walking..

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gmhixlamesa, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you had a pleasant time during your stay. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the restaurants next door and also were able to get to the freeway with no trouble. We hope to be able to house you again for your next travel needs.... More

Orlando, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed here overnight while on a quick business trip. Front desk was pleasant and helpful. Room was suite with lots of useless space and sofas. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. Very nice selection of DirecTV channels. Internet was free and strong signal. Parking was tight.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review

Dear Captain814, We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We strive to be the best in the industry and it makes us happy to read that you found the room clean and comfortable, and the staff helpful. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we most certainly welcome any opportunity to improve. Thank you for staying... More

Paducah, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After a cross country drive to relocate son- the room was very quiet, staff very friendly and accommodating. Room on first floor exceptionally clean- great black out blinds and no noise! All that you need in a hotel room! Will stay when I visit next!

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Address: 9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Location: United States > California > La Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area) 2.5*
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Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa! San Diego flows with the charisma of its Spanish settlers, with sun, sand, beaches, mountains and lakes providing a wide array of options to both business and leisure travelers. This Holiday Inn is centrally located in San Diego County, only minutes from downtown, with easy access to both important industries and the many attractions of the city. Viegas and Barona Casino, located in East County, feature world class gaming, dining and entertainment. Discover some of San Diego's history by visiting Old Town San Diego with its famous Bazaar Del Mundo, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter or one of the region's many missions. Enjoy Balboa Park, botanical gardens, museums, galleries, even wineries in North County. On the tree-lined streets of La Mesa, Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa is a newly renovated full service hotel, with modern design and highly trained staff. Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, a well-appointed heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and highly equipped business center, Holiday Inn provides the perfect place to stay for any trip to San Diego. Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa--everything you need to visit this coastal Southern Californian city. ... more   less 
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