We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 National City hotels

Holiday Inn Express South - National City

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1645 East Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Holiday Inn Express South - National City
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express South - National City to your Saves list
82%
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in National City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
mark s Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Write a Review

125 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    64
    34
    19
    3
    5
See reviews for
43
24
8
27
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (125)
  • Mar-May only
    (37)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (46)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (26)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (16)
All months
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a great pick if you are looking for a clean comfortable place to stay near San Diego. The rooms are updated, beds comfortable and extremely clean. The included hot breakfast is good and a quick way to start your day. This is not the place if you want to be on a beach as it resides right... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Mark S, 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. I'd certainly agree with you on location - I wish we could pick up the hotel and... More

Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel location was very good, between the city of San Diego and the Mexico border and just by the Freeway. The room was perfect for our needs and expectations. Clean and well prepared. You can find a minimarket by the reception with essentials. The breakfast was good, a wide variety of food and drinks and enough seating. It is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear HpMatias, Thank you very much for your kind review of our hotel. Myself and the entire team are very pleased that our guest rooms are clean and well prepared, enjoyed our Smart Start breakfast and found our minimarket convenient. We hope you enjoyed your entire visit to the San Diego area as much as our hotel and wish you... More

calgary
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting San Diego with car, this hotel is a value pick. It is not in a upscale community. But it is very close to highway. 15 mins to San Diego downtown. The hotel itself is clean, safe. Hot breakfast. We stayed there from Mar 23 to Mar 26,2014

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Rockyviewmd, Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, found the hotel nice and clean and enjoyed the breakfast. We are also pleased that you found our location convenient with easy access to the various attractions of San Diego. If this winter gets too cold up there in... More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, value, food, people and location! Greeted by friendly staff. Rooms were nice size and clean. Enjoyed the breakfast feast (pancakes, hot food, cereals, fruit an more). Nice location as it's in a quieter area and a short drive from attractions (Pier, baseball stadium, GaslampQuarter) and restaurants. I enjoyed my stay and I will continue use holiday on my... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Candice_Y84, Thank you very much for your review of your stay with us. Myself and the entire team are really pleased that you enjoyed your room, our Express Start breakfast and location. 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... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large spacious bedroom. Clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and breakfast was great. Only a 15 min drive from the Bay Area. We stayed here using reward points but would be happy to pay the rates. If we're ever in San Diego again we would definitely stay here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear ACElectronics, Thank you very much for your kind review of our hotel. Myself and the entire team are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad to hear that you found the rooms clean, spacious and comfortable, the breakfast good and that the staff was friendly and helpful. I'm pleased that our location was also... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I originally made my reservation online. Upon arrival, the customer service rep (Brenda) greeted me and had my room ready. She was amazing and provided the most excellent service i have ever received from an establishment in this category. She also let me wait for my boyfriend to arrive cause I didn't have enough cash to cover the room and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear JO, Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. I'm very happy to pass on to Brenda that you really enjoyed the service and friendliness she provided. I know she's going to be very happy to get such an awesome call out! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to San... More

Huntington Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ok, I have to start by saying that I like staying at the Holiday Inn Express hotels because of their consistency from hotel to hotel. No, they're not all built exactly alike, but they do pretty much offer the same things: Clean rooms, comfy beds, cold AC and hot breakfast. If the pool and spa don't look too crowded, I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Jim S, Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to write your review of our hotel. I'm very sorry that we were not able to meet your expectations in some areas. I'm very pleased that you found the staff, cleanliness, beds and air conditioning very good. In regards to some of the issues you've mentioned, I certainly... More

Calabasas, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had to stay in this hotel only for its proximity to an event. I had 2 rooms, both had the same problems. Their bed frames have areas that are exposed with extreme "razor sharp" surfaces. On my 1st night as I was removing my slippers next to the bed, my foot rubbed gently next to the bed frame and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Grace2727, I would like to apologize for the issues you had during your stay with us. In regards to the issues with the bed frames, we have had this particular model of platform bed frame for a number of years, and yours is the first incident we've had reported to us of a problem with them. After the incident,... More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Quite honestly I’m a bit conflicted about this hotel. I vacillate between poor and average, but had this trip been uneventful it may have been better. I had reserved a room with two beds. On arrival I was told that the only thing available was a king with a rollaway, and that they did not know if a proper room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear Rad1955, I would like to apologize about the poor experience you had during your stay with us recently. I know that you and I spoke several times during the course of your stay in regards to the room type issue. As I recall, you had booked through Hotels.com and as the screen printout from our system showed, the reservation... More

National City, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Obviously a lot of repeat customers - for good reason. If you're looking for a long-term stay, this is a good home away from home. Breakfast attendant Angelica asked me to write a review - she always has a nice smile for everyone in the morning!

Was this review helpful? Yes
SDBolts619, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express South - National City, responded to this review

Dear 93blazer, Thank you for taking time to write your review of our hotel. Yes, we do have a good number of 'regulars' that stay with us for extended periods, weekly or several times a month. We're always happy to see them as well as our new guests! I have passed on your kind words about Angie - she's definitely... More

Do you own or manage Holiday Inn Express South - National City?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Express South - National City? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South - National City

Address: 1645 East Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > National City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South - National City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Agoda, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express South - National City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Comfort Inn South Bay Hotel National City
Comfort Inn National City
National City Comfort Inn

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (37)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Holiday Inn Express South - National City