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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn) (Pacific Beach)
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Ranked #82 of 268 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
PatrickD251 Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff were overly friendly and constantly went out of their way to be helpful. Especially Juan and Marcia they couldn't do enough for us. Also the free breakfeast was really good. They gave you free coffee and tea for the in room coffee pot and two bottles of water every day

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear PatrickD251, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that our staff “constantly went out of their way to be helpful”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are delighted to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bad reviews about parking, small room and paper thin walls is ridiculous. The parking was fine, the rooms are a bit small and the sound can be remedied by using the radio/alarm. There is white noise options or listen to some music, we listen to classical every night anyway. I really appreciate that little luxury. The staff, everyone, was... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you had an “excellent stay” at our hotel. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are delighted to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are... More

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last fall, I had the pleasure of working with Luis Borbon to book a room block for my daughter's wedding. He was an absolute delight to work with. He made sure that all of my questions were answered, and that everything was set up to my satisfaction. I was working with another "luxury" hotel at the same time, and not... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that “customer service is alive and well” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. We appreciate your kind words about Luis and Juan,... More

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we booked two rooms at this hotel, but were pleasantly surprised. We stayed here three nights and every time I left the room I saw staff mopping, vacuuming, or scrubbing some part of the hotel. It was literally spotless. There were plenty of restaurants and stores in the area if we wanted to... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are pleased to hear our hotel is “super clean and convenient”. We strive in providing a well-maintained property and are thrilled to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we are located within close proximity to several of... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the first week of June. I had called ahead several times because I was so worried. It was our first time traveling so far and so long with our special needs daughter who has a low immune system as well. The room was spotless, everything we needed and them some. The staff was amazing! So sweet, helpful... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear that our hotel allowed your family to have a “great vacation”. We strive in providing our guests with a memorable experience, as well as accommodating our all of our guests’ needs and are thrilled to... More

Ontario, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Your staff was very friendly and helpful. The parking was a bit cramped as are all areas at the beach. It has good access to Sea World and is two miles from the beach.

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear that our rooms were “clean and the bed was very comfortable”. We work hard in providing a well-maintained property and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are located within close proximity to... More

Tucson
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in SD for 4 nights and had originally booked at A different hotel and ended up leaving early because it was terrible there. I am so glad we booked the holiday inn for the next 2 nights!! The hotel was clean, the staff was over the top helpful and nice, and the complimentary breakfast was amazing! I believe... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear we have “great staff, comfy beds, and awesome breakfast”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are delighted to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are... More

California City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights with my hubby. I think there was an event in San Diego so most hotels were fully booked and this was the only Holiday Inn close to my husband's work that was available. That is probably why they could not check us in when we got there around noon. This was fine since we were... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are pleased to hear our hotel has a “good location with friendly staff”. We work hard in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast too all of... More

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed 2 nights. Although it is sited in an industrial area, it's an easy 10 min drive to restaurants, grocery outlet shops, seaworld, 10 min to airport. Hot Breakfast included automated pancakes, scrambled eggs although the restaurant was small for peak hr crowds. Beds were comfortable. Gym only had cardio machines and no weights. Swim pool was small. Would still... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are pleased to hear our hotel has a “convenient location”. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are delighted you were able to benefit from it during your stay. We look... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Decent standard for a Holiday Inn Express, although the management were not aware of our Priority Club membership, and failed to realise that we are entitled to points even if we book through a third party. My only gripe was the use of plastic cutlery for breakfast, I later realised that this was also the case in another HI Express... More

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General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. As you mentioned, we are within close proximity to several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are delighted you were able to benefit from it during your stay. Unfortunately, we were unable to provide you with membership points, because it... More

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Address: 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area Hotel San Diego
Comfort Inn San Diego
San Diego Comfort Inn
San Diego Days Inn
Days Inn Mission Bay
Days Inn San Diego
San Diego Day Inn Mission Bay

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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