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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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Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights here in Feb 2015 while on a mini vacation to Southern California. Our kids gifted us a trip and booked this place for us, because, as they said, it would be close to everything, and they were right. It's very convenient. We arrived way late and our room was waiting for us, the night clerk, Darrien... More 

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

Dear Tommytwotone2015, 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 very good 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 do offer complimentary breakfast and... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister flew in from the UK to visit, but she was on a budget and couldn't afford to book her own room. We decided to try and find a room that would accommodate 3 Adults & 2 Kids and this Holiday Inn Express came up on Hotels.com for $129/night. Which when taking into account the free breakfast, which would... More 

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

Dear RogerHolgate, 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 “very good” 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... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives: Clean room in good shape. Reception very helpful and positive in attitude. Breakfast basic but better than many hotels and some basic but hot options. Close enough to everything. Good back up option if you can get a good $ deal. Improvements: WiFi is shocking in some areas - either improve its speed and reach or don't advertise it.... More 

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

Dear Sockpickler, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. We are thrilled to hear our staff were “very helpful and positive in attitude”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. Please know your concerns have been addressed with our staff in hopes of improving our hotel. We hope... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a few miles from the beach, but a great value for the money. The rooms were clean with a refrigerator in the room which was needed for my sons medicine. They also had a great breakfast included in the price! I felt safe, which was important as I was traveling alone with my kid. The only negative... More 

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

Dear Sarah P, 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 “were very nice and helpful”. 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... More 

Franklin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every staff member we met deserves an A+, they were all very welcoming & helpful; it was our first stay at this property but would certainly go back... Rooms are older (rugs especially need updating) but very clean & bed was comfortable. We were on first floor facing the parking lot and a few doors from the breakfast area -... More 

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

Dear Travelsapassion, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our staff “deserves an A+”. 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 

Anaheim
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in San Diego for a conference and used 20,000 IHG points to stay here on a Saturday night. Starting when you arrive, IHG members are treated special. There are designated parking spaces for IHG members, although it's clearly on the honor system. When checking in, I was told I was upgraded to the 3rd floor (top floor) due... More 

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

Dear Lee H, 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 your stay at our 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... More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The professional photos on this site are extremely misleading! The rooms with the double bed are so small I feel like I can barely walk through...I'm 112 lbs. The beds are so uncomfortable and cheap. They are not the firm comfy beds that you are used to when staying in hotels...I looked under the sheets & they are like 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 Princess F, Thank your 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 know your concerns have been addressed with our staff in hopes of improving our hotel. We hope that you would be so kind as to give us another... More 

Utica, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed here, 22FEB-2MAR. Yes there was street construction, but this was way out of the Hotels control. Check in late on the 22nd was handled by Damin, he was happy, and cheerful. He answered all of our questions, and provided advice on where to eat, sight see etc... Rose was another of the front desk managers that we... More 

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

Dear Charles W, 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” at our hotel. 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... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got this place via Hotwire. The location was nice and central to most everything that we wanted to do and see. As others have mentioned - the staff is very good. The breakfast is very good. The hotel is a little older but clean. Our room had the sink detached from the washroom - which isn't ideal. Our biggest... More 

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

Dear rickbalz, 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 very good”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to... More 

Stratford, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and had a double room. Upon arrival we were met with the most pleasant front desk staff and after a long day of travel she was very welcoming! Thanks for the yummy warm cookie and all the info regarding the area. The room was clean and ample enough. I will say however, that the bathroom... More 

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

Dear CTLisaJo, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear we have “awesome 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 

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