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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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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in La Mesa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we entered the door Carlos welcomed us and made us feel like we were home. He had home-baked chocolate chip cookies and fresh coffee. The room is very comfortable. We came here after having a very bad experience in another hotel not too far away. This is a welcome respite after that experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property is a way from San Diego about a 15 min drive. Good value older property staff very friendly and helpful. Corridors a little dark room was very spacious liked that we had a small fridge and microwave. This hotel is right next to the highway so you do hear traffic. There were a couple of restaurants near by... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel online. The person who checked me in was quick, efficient,and very helpful. All of the staff was very nice during my stay, and they are definitely still updating. The corridors were a little dark, and the halls seemed a little older, still, but the rooms were excellent, breakfast was wonderful, and I would highly recommend it.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Older Holiday Inn Express Property. They are upgrading and doing minor remodeling of the rooms. Rooms are clean. The staff is very good and friendly. Parking is ok but spots are a little small. Good location and freeway access. Nice stay.

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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here overnight, needing a good night's sleep after a long drive and bad hotel stay the previous night (noisy neighbors surrounded us). The staff here was very friendly and helpful. They found us a room that was likely to be very quiet, which is the only thing we needed. In the morning, I sat in a comfy lobby... More

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

Dear Mark W, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I was very delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your recent stay with us. Guest comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost concern to us and our hotel is committed to making every possible effort to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. We are highly... More

Veradale, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I haven't stayed at a HIE for quite some time, but because of the location, I thought I would give this a try. Plus American Express Travel had an unbeatable deal. Check-in was smooth and very friendly. The two queen beds I booked was sold out, which left only kings. When I explained I had my daughter traveling with me,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The rooms are big, the HD Direct TV service is nice and the breakfast is well above average; along with comfortable beds make this a location I would consider going back to staying. It is a bit further away from the hub of San Diego downtown, Old Town and Sea World than many other Sa Diego hotels, yet traffic did... More

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

Dear Ump11, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay. It really is nice to see that our efforts in customer service are noticed. Have a wonderful day. Hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Hilda Falciola General Manager More

krogdog
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After an arduous trip from Groton, CT, with a two week old baby, a 22 month old toddler, their mother and myself, we met her husband and her father in La Mesa, California. In the middle of a heat wave, temps over 95 degrees, we all arrived at a rental house that had no air conditioning or fans. We used... More

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

Dear Krogdog, Thank you for your comments. As you know, we strive to exceed customer expectations and we are glad to hear we succeeded. We look forward to having you again soon. Sincerely, Hilda Falciola General Manager More

Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I was disappointed in the run-down condition of the facility. The exterior and lobby are nice but our area of the second floor needs some serious refurbishing. Definitely not up to Holiday Inn Express standards. We did have good service from the employees and the breakfast was good. Small but well maintained outdoor pool.

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

Dear JourneyPal, Thank you for taking the time to place a comment about your stay. We use comments such as yours to constantly improve our product and team. Rest assured that all your comments have been taken into consideration and appropriate changes have been made for improvement. Again, thank you for caring enough to comment. Sincerely, Hilda Falciola General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (Sdsu Area) Hotel La Mesa
Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (Sdsu Area) Hotel
Holiday Inn La Mesa
La Mesa Holiday Inn
Address: 9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Location: United States > California > La Mesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in La Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area) 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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