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Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City

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1645 East Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 20 of us traveling on business. The hotel we had booked in the area "lost" our reservations during a VERY busy time in the city. Sarah at the desk "took us in" not only worked her tail off to get us a place to stay, she helped with all of the "extras" we needed to make it not... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located just off the 805 freeway. The front desk clerk was very pleasant and she also gave us a welcome "grab bag" full of goodies. The room was clean, there was a microwave, a coffee maker and a small refrigerator. The beds look very inviting. We had a very restful night because the property is in a... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was very clean and modern. Location was ok, I didn't realize I was in little mexico when we arrived to national city. The hotel entrance parking lot was a little difficult to enter and exit. It was around a tight bend at the end of the road where there were lights. The breakfast was ok, some days good some... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear Carriong, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. We're glad to hear that you found our hotel clean and modern. I would say that we're possibly more in little Manila rather than little Mexico, as National City is well known for is Filipino community, restaurants and culture. I definitely understand about our parking entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed at this location June 13-15 with a group of about 26 people. Reserving rooms was a breeze for our group. Location is in the heart of National City in San Diego, Ca aka little Manila! If you are a fan of Filipino food, you won't go hungry around here. Hotel is very easy to find right off of... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear mstzapnay, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. We're happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed the hotel, clean rooms and our great Guest Services team. I would definitely agree with you - if you're a fan of Filipino food, you will be in heaven here in National City. With more... More 

Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It was not the Ritz Carlton but neither was it the Motel 6, it was the in between Holiday Inn Express. As such, if you have ever stayed at one you know what to expect. Staff was very pleasant even when some prankster pulled the fire alarm that went on for a couple of hours. Seemed like they had been... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay S, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Guest Services team excellent and our location convenient and easily accessible to all of San Diego's great attractions. I really apologize about the fire alarm during your stay. I know... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We arrived at this hotel where we were welcomed by the reception staff [ Sarah) who was friendly and helpful. Our room was quiet at the rear of the hotel. It was clean tidy and had all the facilities required for a comfortable stay. Sarah was able to provide maps of the local area and advise of good places to... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear Hunyani, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with us. We're very happy to hear that you found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and in a convenient location for your San Diego holiday. I know that Sarah is particularly pleased to be recognized for her outstanding guest service! Thank you again for your feedback and please... More 

Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed here as we got a deal and it was close to all the things we wanted to do in san diego.Good breakfast lot's of food.The only complaint was the pool in a crappy location facing the busy road. A little noisy as well

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear CraigJ, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our location with easy access to all of San Diego's terrific attractions and our Smart Start breakfast. I apologize that the pool location wasn't to your liking. While the elevation difference from the pool to Plaza Boulevard is enough... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I like that this property has clean rooms, nice up-to-date look on its lobby and overall building. I would love to give this property 5 stars, but there are few nuisance that I encountered that couldn't be fixed by the hotel in an instant. For example, the internet was very slow. Also, the door to the bathroom was hanging 'in... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear martabakeju, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, the public spaces and our excellent service. I appreciate your feedback in regards to the internet, bathroom door, gym and breakfast. I know that we discovered a configuration error within the gateway that our guests... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel because of the Holiday Inn Franchise and it certainly did not disappoint. Traveling with our grandkids is always a challenge but this time it was not an issue. Our room came with a microwave, fridge and a sofa with a hideabed which was perfect. The commentary breakfast had a great variety of items, even for the... More 

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear Jnjiemtz, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our well appointed rooms with refrigerators and microwaves and that the sofa sleeper was a great fit for the grandkids. We're pleased that our Smart Start breakfast managed to appease even the finicky appetites of the young ones... More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Good value and convenient to I-805 with easy access to downtown attractions. The breakfast buffet offered some different options each day. The staff was very friendly and helpful regarding travel times in the busy San Diego traffic.

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SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South-National City, responded to this review

Dear Amy W, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay with us. We're all happy to hear that you enjoyed our friendly team, convenient location and varied breakfast offerings. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit San Diego! Sincerely, Eric Loft, CHA General Manager More 

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