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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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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Somis, California
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73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have Platinum Elite status with Holiday inn so I usually will stay with them first. This place is right down the street from my family I was visiting and from the outside this place looks great! Knowing its a holiday inn express means we get free breakfast with the stay, unlike Holiday Inn Suites where you do not get... More 

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

Dear Jim K, Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. We're glad to hear that you found the hotel's appearance appealing, the rooms clean and comfortable and that you really enjoyed the service from Mireille. I definitely understand your concerns regarding the vanity areas in many of our guest rooms. Unfortunately, we just... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I been here couple weeks for work and I like that.. Ok is not close to downtown San Diego but is not so fare away ... Is close to the highway... Couple Restaurants around here ... I love the heated pool and the hot tub .... Rooms have fridge and microwave ... Staff is very friendly !!

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

Dear Jens W, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with us. We're very glad to hear that you found our team friendly and professional and that you really enjoyed the heated pool and hot tub. We definitely have a couple of restaurants in the area - there's actually more than 50 of them within a half mile... More 

Prescott Valley, Arizona
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This motel is very quiet and near many shops and restaurants. The pool and spa area is small but very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was good and well stocked. Free parking and friendly staff. Will stay again at this motel.

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

Dear Captjrk, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found the hotel clean and quiet with good amenities and friendly service. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you need to beat the Arizona heat! Sincerely, Eric Loft, CHA General Manager More 

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