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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orange, California
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a older (1950/1960) hotel that has been remodeled to a Holiday Inn Express. The location is nice and across the street from the El Cortez that was built in the 1920s and is now been converted to condominiums. Here is my top 10. 1. Conveniently located off of the 5 freeway for easy access on and off the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location if visiting San Diego Zoo, downtown or other. Excellent friendly professional reception staff, we felt as if we came home. They recognized SPIRE Elite status which is the 1st hotel to catch on to this membership level. Easy parking under hotel. Beware, parking on street no problem after office hours but watch street cleaning overnight. Hotel is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I am grateful for a place to stay right downtown but I would pick another place next time. The good thing about this hotel is that they had a happy hour with free house beer and wine and snacks like goldfish and pretzels. The hotel in general was old and the room was ok. The bad thing... More 

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

Dear Jamie G, Thank you so much for your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Downtown! On behalf of the Management team, I'd like to thoroughly apologize for not exceeding your expectations! Your complete satisfaction, comfort and enjoyment during your stay is our primary objective. We apologize again that you did not fully receive the experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights and had a great time in San Diego. The hotel is kind of dated and the elevators are very slow and noisy. Otherwise, the balconies are a decent size, beds are comfortable, internet is decent, tv and channel selection is good, and the location is great...right in the downtown area close to restaurants and bars, the marina... More 

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

Dear Trinidad P, Thank you for taking the time to respond to a TripAdvisor survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team will work hard to resolve the concerns mentioned for future travelers’ satisfaction. We are very excited about our full-hotel renovation.... More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a last minute boom due to my previous hotel being awful. Service desk was very helpful and comes with a ton of amenities. Happy hour with free drinks each day, free Otis spunkmeyer cookies in the evening, free newspapers in the Am. Fridge in room was great, pool was nice for the kids. Only poor thing is the... More 

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

Dear Leven4, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the TripAdvisor survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team will work hard to resolve the concerns mentioned for future travelers’ satisfaction. We are very excited about our full-hotel renovation. This... More 

San Francisco area, CA
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99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Decent comfortable bed, clean all around, decent breakfast for FREE, a little dated in many ways though. We stayed here to go to baseball games at Petco Park. We were upgraded to a very large suite type room. Very much appreciated! The room was quite comfortable and completely adequate, however the bathroom was a bit on the small side for... More 

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

Dear Sjansenavon, Thank you for taking the time to respond to the TripAdvisor survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team will work hard to resolve the concerns mentioned for future travelers’ satisfaction. We are very excited about our full-hotel renovation. This... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Myself and two colleagues spent 11 nights here. Whilst the rooms and facilities have seen better days the staff were outstanding. Thanks to Jayson and the other folks who served us drinks through happy hour and provided a friendly face and welcoming smile all through our visit.

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

Dear Bazzaroo42, Thank you for taking the time to respond with a Trip Advisor survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel--we certainly value your loyalty and patronage as a valued Trip Advisor member too! We are happy to hear how Jayson and other staff... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My girlfriend and I selected this hotel based on its great location and fair price, and got so much more. The whole place was incredibly clean, especially our room with its enormous balcony. The staff at the hotel were all amazing, and went out of their way to assist us. Our flight home was not until late at night, so... More 

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

Dear mdw527, Thank you for taking the time to respond to TripAdvisor’s survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. We are happy to hear how well you were treated by our staff. My Management Team and I will continue to work hard and strive... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a disappointment; this was the last stop at the end of a fabulous holiday and we had stayed at some great hotels, this is not one of them. The building itself is shabby - it has obviously been in need of a face lift for a long time. Given that I had booked it some six months earlier I... More 

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

Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Downtown! On behalf of the Management team, I'd like to thoroughly apologize for the lack of staff surliness and the shuttle not being one time. Your complete satisfaction, comfort and enjoyment is our primary objective. We apologize again that you did not... More 

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Hotel and staff were great. They even had free happy hour for their guests. Great location to near by attractions. The only big fault was their underground parking . It was the worst!!!. We dreaded having to go in and out of it. Very tight and low. Not recommended for full size cars, vans , trucks or suv's.. Unless you... More 

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

Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to respond to Tripadvisor’s survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team will work hard to resolve the concerns mentioned for future travelers’ satisfaction. Our Complimentary Happy Hour is Sun-Thurs 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.... More 

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