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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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Henderson, Texas
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews and comparing prices, we felt this hotel would be a perfect for our budget. I was attracted to the beach location. After further research I found out that you will need to drive or take the bus to the beach as it isn't walking distance. That was fine with us as Pacific Beach is a wonderful... More 

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

Dear Shelly S, 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 a “comfortable stay” at our hotel. 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... More 

Dakota City, Nebraska
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The front desk staff was wonderful. We received extra towels when we requested them. they were very clear on directions to local attractions. It's a little hard to get to since it is located on a street with a median. They have a parking area in back that is under part of the building that cannot be seen from the... More 

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

Dear Jeffrey C, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the front desk staff was wonderful”. 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... More 

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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel under the impression that I would have a spacious room, as the description of the room read. I stayed at this hotel because it was close to the area I was in and they had king executive rooms, I had some work to do. I needed space to spread out the edits to a document... More 

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

Dear Edgar S, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. Please accept our sincerest apologies regarding the miscommunication that happened during your stay. The square footage of our rooms is advertised online and are so sorry to hear you missed it. We are thrilled to hear “the hotel was renovated and fresh”. We work hard in providing... More 

Torrance, California
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in San Diego for our daughters wedding at Scripps Forum. We booked a block of rooms at this hotel based on their previous reviews and prices. When I checked in I was disappointed as our king bed room was extremely small. However the hotel was very clean. The staff was incredible. My friend was lost on her way... More 

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

Dear Sophronia1, 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 incredible”. 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 

Cupertino, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had actually booked a few nights a different hotel, but they didn't have our reservation. We were frustrated but Naomi was so great and helped us find a place to stay for 4 nights. She was so cheerful, and she was so kind in making sure everything worked out for us! She should get a promotion, because she single... More 

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

Dear Divya S, 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 “a great stay” at our hotel. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. Please know your kind words will be... More 

Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we stay in this hotel. We like all about this hotel: Good location, nice hotel, great deal, and best breakfast with a lot food to choose from! Great for a family visit. Also. It's very close to SeaWorld as well as San Diego Zoo. We sure will be back next time.

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

Dear WLSH, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear we are a “nice hotel”. We work hard 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 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to the hotel on Sunday 7 coming back Monday 8, the services overall was super!!! the front desk staff was amezing and they go an extra mile to make feel at home. We had an incident with the AC. and as soon we reported, they came and fixed the issue. On our return we stopped by the lounge... More 

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

Dear Dquintana70, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the services overall was super”. 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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147 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will begin positive, the staff is fantastic. Anna was in the dining area one morning making sure everyone was having a nice stay. Lizbeth, a eating room staff member, always had a warm smile and greeted everyone each morning. She made sure everything was stocked well and she sure kept the eating area clean. We made sure to compliment her... More 

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

Dear Jweith, 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 fantastic”. 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 

Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Dear NormalGirl36455, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “it was very clean”. We strive in providing our guests with a well-maintained property and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

Dear Neill N, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the room décor. We strive in providing our guests with a well-maintained property and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous attractions... More 

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