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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a week here on business. The rooms were clean, the breakfast was good, overall it was a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. I will definatly come back to this hotel and stay on vacation. The complimentary happy hour is a nice touch and Buddy the bartender made it even better.

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Trenton, Canada
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75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from the San Diego Zoo and Midway, the aircraft carrier. A hot breakfast is included, and so was a manager's reception with beer and wine on our last night. That's the good stuff. The carpets in the hall, and in the room are stained and gross. Think of baby diaper yellow. We left our room for most of... More 

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California,USA
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97 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only one night in this hotel. Lobby is decent but rooms are typical "old style" Holiday Inn: tired furniture, ultra small bathroom, very noisy heating system, poor breakfast etc. The good news: it is close to the airport ( 10 min) and close to downtown and nice flat tv. All the rest ....better find another hotel.

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Thank giogio42
HIEXPDowntown, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear giogio42, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. Glad to hear that you found the location convenient for your stay. You'll be happy to hear that the hotel will be receiving a complete remodel. The guest rooms as well as the common areas and the exterior will be... More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful 6 days. Ana and the entire front desk group were very friendly and helpful in giving tips on where to go and what to see. The shuttle drivers, Alex and Dale were great at getting us to our destination and picking up. Breakfast was very good and the Happy Hour was a nice perk.

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Thank Arlene R
El Lago, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is older but will soon undergo renovations. I liked the smaller size of the hotel, the friendliness of the staff, free shuttle service, discount tickets to nearby venues, and free breakfast. We stayed here before our cruise and they offered free shuttle service. The drivers were friendly and helpful taking us to the harbor.

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Thank Mimi L
Los Angeles, California
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191 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel which may become better after complete renovation...the hallway carpets are currently ugly...however, the hotel rooms facing the harbor sure not so bad..do not get the rooms on the other side...breakfast is complimentary

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Thank travel2findoneself
Budd B, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are very excited about our complete hotel renovation! All of the guest rooms as well as the common areas will be completely transformed and upgraded. Thank you for choosing us! Best Regards, Ana V. Front Desk... More 

Laguna Woods, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The friendliness and attitude of ALL the employees are outstanding. As a group, they are as good or better than any place/hotel we have ever stayed in. They are all cheerful, smiling, eager to give assistance and helpful. A most remarkable staff!

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Budd B, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear WHH3, Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely thank you for the compliments to our amazing staff. Thank you again for choosing us! Best Regards, Hotel Staff More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Decent hotel just away from the centre of San Diego (only downside is it's on the top of a hill). Hotel offers a shuttle between the airport, hotel and key attractions. Rooms spacious and clean though a little warn. Breakfast OK and standard Holiday Inn Express fare. Would stay again

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Thank Paul-H8465
Budd B, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Paul-H8465, Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are very excited about our complete hotel renovation. All the guest rooms as well as the common areas will be remodeled and updated. We hope... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This christmas, my soon-college-graduate daughter and her boyfriend have decided to treat us to a vacation to San Diego. We arrived on the 25th and checked out around 11am on the 26th. Everything was fine and dandy, with the exceptions of the loud toilet flushes and clearly quickly put together constructions. Those are just minor things we could really care... More 

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Thank Amy L
Budd B, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Amy L. Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. I'd like to thoroughly apologize for not exceeding your expectations. The security, comfort, and satisfaction of our guests is our top priority. Our Management Team is working hard to ensure that these scam calls... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This hotel is in a very good location and good value for the price. It is within walking distance to the Gaslight district and to Balboa Park. We did walk one day down to the harbor, but shuttle service is available. Good wifi. Average breakfast daily, but extremely crowded and often no seating available. Not fancy, but clean. I would... More 

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1 Thank captcathy
Budd B, Front Desk Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear captcathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to take part in so many of the complimentary hotel amenities. We sincerely apologize for the lack of seating at breakfast,... More 

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