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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here 4 days while visiting San Diego in March 2015. It was very clean and well positioned hotel. The pool was very small, but my 8 yr old grandson said that it was just right for him. It is located in the middle of a commercial zone (lots of car lots, etc), however there was a great little... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is very convenient to Sea World and the tourist areas of San Diego. The property is conveniently located near all major highways and boasts a nice little breakfast spread to start your day. We found that to be a really nice amenity before starting the day with the little people. This is not a very large property so... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good staff and service. Rooms are a bit small but the parking is good. Breakfast is great with very attentive staff. Fairly convenient location for our needs. Pool is very small. Just trying to fill the page so the website will take my review.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small room at a small price. The staff was really nice. It was an adequate room for a short stay. My door rattled every time another door on the corridor opened and closed. The hotel had obviously been renovated recently and the paint and linens were fresh and new.

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

Dear K56, 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 really nice”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to San Diego. Once more,... More 

Indio, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not stayed in a better Holiday Inn Express. This was a Comfort Inn and was bought out about a year ago and was remodeled. They did a GREAT job. Everything is very clean and well done. The staff was Excellent in being helpful, friendly and all around being nice. I was very impressed and will stay here again... More 

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

Dear Jim K, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you “have not stayed in a better Holiday Inn Express”. 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... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel last night, the front desk agent Naomi was super sweet, good customer service. The room was very small, older room just renovated. The air conditioning was awful! My husband and I both had a horrible night sleep due to the stuffiness of the room. The air shut off at a certain temperature and wouldn't stay... More 

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

Dear Ladykincade, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. We always aim to wow our guests and are disappointed to have missed such an opportunity with you. Please accept our sincerest apologies regarding the challenges you faced, while at our property. Your concerns have been addressed with our staff so that improvements can be made. We hope... More 

Oklahoma
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is your average holiday inn express. Location is good, noise level from adjacent rooms was higher than average. Good breakfast, but often crowded. Higher price than I would expect with this chain. Rooms are in good shape and have the usual amenities.

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

Dear Shawn W, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. We always aim to wow our guests and are disappointed to have missed such an opportunity with you. Our breakfast is a favorite among the majority of our guests and at times can become crowded. We encourage those who seek a slower pace experience to dine between... More 

Omaha, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The rooms are small, but it was good enough to sleep, we didn't plan on spending a lot of time at the hotel anyway. The breakfast was good and had s nice selection. All of the staff were very nice and accommodating. We had one issue, I had called the morning of our trip to make sure I could get... More 

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

Dear Erica S, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “all of the staff were very nice and accommodating”. 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights had surgery across the street free breakfast was good in the moring the staff was very helpful nd always happy a lot of family's was staying there for sea room heard a few kids running around and in the pool because my window was close I have children so it didn't bother me a few stores across... More 

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

Dear Baddi3tee, 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 very helpful and always happy”. 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... More 

La Selva Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

First off, the staff is great and the rooms are neat and clean. The bed was comfortable and the linens and bath towels were just fine. The complimentary breakfast has name brand cereals and a variety of warm food. If you are headed to SeaWorld or the beaches the location is fine. it is not a destination hotel, but a... More 

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

Dear SusanneCA, 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 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 

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