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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for a night. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was ok just a 10 minute walk to the gaslamp district (although there is not much immediately surrounding the hotel). The hotel is very dated and the soundproofing is poor - we could easily hear our neighbors talking. However the hotel was clean and the... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I picked this hotel specifically for its location, and I wasn't disappointed. Room was big and nice. Wi-fi was good, clerks were friendly. I had a great time walking around downtown. Ask for the shutter to the airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay. Lovely beds and pillows. Free breakfast was good. Free drinks and snacks between Thursday and Sunday for one and half hours We arrived on Thursday and wine and beer good. Can't believe people complain. Excellent price and close to all tourist areas. Great Mexican downstairs for lunch and beautiful Italian across the road. Thanks to friendly... More 

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niagara
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent the last two nights at this property and was quite enjoyable except for the rare crappy rainy weather. Staff is by far one of the friendliest group I've come across. Loved the free nightly manager's happy hour reception. Free beer/wine and bar snacks. Location was good downtown and easy enough for me to walk to the gaslamp district... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because it included up to a week of paki g with an overnight stay. This is a fabulous deal for cruisers or other vacationers. The staff ever wonderful. Thank you Aaron for being so friendly, efficient and informative. The room was clean and spacious with a nice sized balcony. Breakfast was included and tasty. The airport... More 

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Steve S., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a trip advisor review on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel—we certainly appreciate your feedback! We look forward to being able to host you again in the future should you return to... More 

Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has awesome staff -- they actually MAKE this hotel a great experience - especially Budd, Ana and Aaron. My ONLY negative is the size of the bathrooms, which with the original age of this hotel, I'm sure would not be easy to change. New mattresses were being installed the day we left, so that will be a big... More 

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to IHG’s survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel—we certainly value your loyalty and patronage as an IHG Rewards Club Member too! We look forward to hosting you again when you return to beautiful... More 

Branford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late and the staff were all ready for us. Paperwork already completed, I am a rewards member, parking tag set and a small welcome bag in the room. Staff were very kind including the moving vendor they hired, as they were replacing mattresses throughout the hotel. Minimal disruption. Having the lemon or orange water and lemonade avail le... More 

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Troy P., Thank you so much for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel—we certainly appreciate your loyalty as a valued IHG Rewards Member too! We look forward to being able to host you again in... More 

Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel based upon the reasonable rates and TA reviews. This was our downtown base for 3 days, during a 10 day SoCal coast trip. Location was about a 25 minute walk to the harbour front, which was not an issue for us - and there was trolley/taxi/can options if you wanted. We also walked to/from Balboa Park... More 

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear CMD62, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint hotel and all the amenities provided. We will continue to work hard and strive to ensure your satisfaction, comfort and enjoyment during your stay.... More 

Claremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant room--no frills, but not down at the heels at all. Good breakfast; pleasant happy hour. Very helpful staff, and the van drivers are most helpful, too, not restricted to airport only runs. Ours picked us up and returned us to the train station, and took us to Balboa Park. We'll stay here again.

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear dwightwvogel, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel and your time here in beautiful San Diego. My Management Team and I will continue to work hard and strive for our... More 

Seattle WA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The property itself is on the older side, but pretty centrally located very close to the aiport. There is a lack of good restaurants within walking distance, but there are a couple of small ones. Parking is tight in the garage and of course there is a charge. The rooms are comfortable and basic, but good. The staff is pretty... More 

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HIEXPDowntown, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Stiv_Wa, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. On Behalf of the Management Team, I’d like to thank you for choosing us and for your feedback. We are very excited about our full-hotel renovation scheduled this year. This will include... More 

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