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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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D.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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California Desert, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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West Jordan, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Fontana, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was a last minute stay in San Diego and the Holiday Inn Express offered a military discount and complimentary breakfast so it was OK. The hallways and my room had a musty smell to it. The front desk manager TRIED to help by spraying air freshener and opening the window, but it only helped for a brief amount of... More

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

Dear Travelalldtime, Thank you for staying and for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. I am glad that you liked our complimentary parking and breakfast. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the scent of the hallway and your room. Rest assured that I have shared you comments with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This hotel is clean and convenient. Carlos worked the desk and was as welcoming as could be. He baked some chocolate chip cookies and had fresh coffee to help "spoil" our dinner. The room was cooled and not stuffy. The hotel just smells clean. The beds are firm but comfortable. The furnishings are classic and fresh. Good location. We will... More

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

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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Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (Sdsu Area) Hotel La Mesa
Holiday Inn La Mesa
La Mesa Holiday Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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