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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
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    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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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been warned by our son that the entrance was tricky and parking was tight. We were in the area helping him move, so had drove a truck pulling a trailer. We left the trailer at his house as there would have been no place to park it. Room was clean, spacious, with the usual amemities. There were two... More 

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

Dear Norma T, Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent stay with us. Myself and the entire team are very pleased that you found our hotel to be clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed our Smart Start breakfast. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to San Diego! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a slightly older hotel, and is not in a great area of San Diego. However, the hotel is well maintained, the rooms are in good clean condition, and the staff is very friendly and responsive to any requests. The pool and fitness room are small and limited, but again, both areas are clean and well maintained. The complimentary... More 

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

Dear Joel R. Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stays with us. I'm happy to hear you found the staff friendly and the room clean. Mirielle was very pleased when I showed her your comments. We are all glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you... More 

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newer hotel, with large, bright, quiet and clean rooms. Very comfortable bedding, nice bath area and a large complimentary hot breakfast. Stayed here for 4 nights with our teenage boys. The staff is friendly and even though there was a mix-up with our reservations upon arrival they managed to sort everything out. The pool is small and located in the... More 

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

Dear Christina S, Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. I'm happy to hear that you found the hotel quiet and clean and that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings. We are also very happy to hear that you found the team friendly and helpful and that our location made us convenient to the attractions you wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That's really a very good place to stay for a few days. It's got a perfect location: good zone, near the centre with a lot of restaurants,pubs... Very beautiful also the chamber, it's got the free Wi-Fi (very useful), TV, minibar... The bed's are comfortable and the bathroom isn't to big but not too small.

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

Dear Tommaso Z, Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. I'm pleased to hear that you found us a pleasant place to stay. We strive in providing excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are so pleased you were able... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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

Dear Tessa J, Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear we have “very friendly staff” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you enjoyed the service from Sarah. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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141 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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

Dear Zenaida L. Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City. We are thrilled to hear “the staff was very nice”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous... More 

Derry, New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 51 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 

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