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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were allowed to check on early. Room very clean. We were on top floor and very quiet. Swimming pool heated and refreshing. Enjoyed hot breakfast. We would return again when we visit National City. Staff greeted us with smile and helpful attitude.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great customer service makes all the difference! I flew into San Diego for an early morning business meeting the next day. I was just about to enter my meeting when I realized my wedding ring was not on my finger! What to do- head back to the hotel and miss my meeting or attend the meeting and maybe find my... More 

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in the area years ago, and I'd heard things had changed. We had a lovely stay at this hotel. As close to the freeway as it is, you might expect outside noise. But we had restful nights the weekend we were there. Parking looked like it could be hard to find- we were able to get a spot... More 

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

Dear Cmpmekrmom, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that it was quiet and restful for you. We are blessed to have an outstanding team here and are always happy to hear from our guests who enjoyed both the service and amenities the hotel has... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a family trip to SeaWorld & the Zoo. It was an easy drive to and from each place. The hotel is about a half mile (if that) away from I-5 and easy access to stores nearby. It wasn't noisy, which is surprising for being on a main road. The check-in with (Sara) and check-out was done... More 

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

Dear Hmariecj, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We're very glad to hear that you found the hotel exceptionally clean, in a convenient location with easy access to San Diego's many attractions and found the service friendly and professional. I was happy to share your review with both Sarah and Angie, who... More 

California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the hotel through Expedia and the price was lowest among its kind. I was kind of worried about the quality. However, the hotel surprised me a lot in a positive way. I have never written a review on TripAdvisor but this time I cannot wait to recommend it. The staff were nice and professional. The room was neat... More 

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

Dear Zixin1994, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with us. The entire team is very pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the clean and cozy room, the friendly and professional staff and all the free amenities that we're able to offer. What's more, I'm completely thrilled that... More 

Oxnard, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a soccer tournament this past weekend and had a group of about 10 kids and 4 adults. The sorrounding area of the hotel seems a little on the ghetto side but once you go up the drive way you feel safe. Our check in was nice and easy and quick. The rooms are very clean and up to... More 

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

Dear Latinos28, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the rooms, amenities, breakfast and service from our team. I will be sure to follow up with our breakfast team about replacing frowns with smiles! In regards to your comment about future tournaments and rates, please understand that... More 

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I book the hotel through priceline bid and got a very good deal. When we got into the room and we find the room is surprisingly good, the room is big, clean, equipped with microwave and fridge. The bed is not very soft, so we really have a good sleep. The hotel is at a quite location,close to airport and... More 

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

Dear Micro-Young, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with our hotel. We are very glad to hear that the room, with its size, amenities and cleanliness exceeded your expectations. We are also happy to know that you found the hotel team friendly and helpful - we all definitely take pride in being able to keep an excellent... More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I had the chance to stay at this hotel. I have to say that it was great. Clean rooms and friendly staff. The only complaint was the towels were very rough. Easy access on and off. Felt safe at this hotel.

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

Dear mtb522, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found the hotel access easy, the rooms clean and our staff to be quite friendly. Thank you for the feedback regarding the towels. We will adjust our dryer temperatures a bit to see if we can't keep the towels softer for longer.... More 

Cortez, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The convenance of its location near the highway, the cleanliness of the rooms and friendliness of the staff made this a fine stay that I would consider again the next time I'm in San Diego. However a couple things have prevented me from giving this five stars. First, I found the parking lot extremely compact to the point where I... More 

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

Dear 1227curt, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Myself and the entire team are very pleased to hear that you found the hotel clean and convenient with friendly service. I am sorry to hear you found the parking area a bit tight. I know that our entrance can be a bit daunting to some guests,... More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My stay was another hit out of the park as before. I stayed for 3 days to get away from home for a while and I live minutes away but I felt as if I were cities away but with all the conveniences of being right close to work and home. The rooms were very clean, the complimentary breakfast was... More 

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

Dear Marquietta, Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent stay with us. Myself and the entire team are very pleased that you enjoyed the clean, spacious room, our Smart Start breakfast and our quiet location. We look forward to seeing you the next time you need a little local 'staycation'! Sincerely, Eric Loft, CHA General Manager More 

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