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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

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4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Vancouver Wa USA
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed a total of 4 nights. Our friends stayed a whole week. Staff was excellent!! We had a very clean room and the breakfast was good with many choices. If I had one complaint it would be the coffee was weak but that is just a matter of personal taste. We asked for a quiet room and we got... More 

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

Dear Moses’ mom, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our “staff was excellent”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, our rooms do feature a microwave, as well as refrigerator, and are delighted... More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Customer service is what gets the most points in this hotel. From the moment one walks in to the last goodbye from the front desk I felt at home. The hotel is conveniently located near Sea World,the Zoo and the Gaslamp area. The breakfast was delicious, an especially big thank you to Kathy for her attention and smiles.I will return.

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

Dear April R, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear we have “amazing staff” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous... More 

Orlando Florida
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located close to SeaWorld San Diego and everything in that area. This hotel is newer, and is incredibly clean. The rooms are beautiful and spotless with nice high quality bed linens. The hot breakfast is nice. The staff was friendly. A great experience and with interior corridors (which is something that isn't standard in smaller hotels in... More 

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

Dear WEDWZEUS, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the staff was friendly”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hotel. The staff go out of their way to accommodate you. The room was always immaculate when I returned in the evenings. Yadira at the front desk was very helpful. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful especially for continental style offerings. Overall a great place to stay in San Diego if you are in town for... More 

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

Dear Hank H, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the staff go out of their way to accommodate you”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are... More 

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xlent property. Children had an experience of the Fire Alarm and got to saw a few fire personal who put out the fire. The fire was due to an over heating stuff in the microwave oven. ;) Good place to stay

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

Dear VishnuPondy, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel is an excellent property. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near famous San... More 

Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second time we stayed here. You can't beat it. Staff is great. They make sure everything is perfect. Super clean, great breakfast and a great rate. If this place is where you need to be just book it now. You're not going to find anything better. I look forward to coming back again.

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

Dear Mark H, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear the “staff is great”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy... More 

Hilton, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We chose this hotel based on the TA reviews, and we were not disappointed! The front desk folks, Marissa and K, were welcoming and informative. Our room was spotless, and the housekeeping staff were exemplary and friendly. Breakfast was plentiful, which contributed to the good value at this hotel. The manager was visible and interested in the details of our... More 

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Thank rabbit231
General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Rabbit231, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that our staff exceeded your expectations. We strive in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you... More 

North Hollywood, California, United States
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at this Holiday Inn thanks to the wonderful staff here: KUAZINE - manager Ana Kathy - housekeeping manager Dean and the rest. They really helped to make our family comfortable and feel welcome in San Diego. They all did above and beyond their capabilities to help us get a larger room with a fridge and microwave... More 

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

Dear Chana S, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our staff “all did above and beyond their capabilities to help us”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. Please know your suggestion has been addressed... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Place is clean, good location. Personal was very friendly and helpful. Special thank you for Lana and Dean for helping me out to plan what to visit during my short trip. Pros: Clean, friendly, location Cons: Small shower room, heather was a little noise. I would stay there again and would recommend this place.

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

Dear Dmitry S, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel is a “nice place to stay”. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near... More 

New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice hotel if one wants to stay near sea world and missions beach. The staff was cordial and the break fast was good. But, I called the front desk twice and both times it was unanswered. Otherwise, it's a good hotel to stay with family.

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Thank veris_15
General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Dear Veris_15, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the staff was cordial”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy... More 

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