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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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Oklahoma
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Omaha, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying at this hotel. Staff (including cleaning staff) was especially friendly, especially front desk staff Kuasine and Marcia. Beds/pillows were extremely comfortable, shower was spotlessly clean, room was a little on the small side but not too small. Breakfast at the hotel was exceptional, loved the cinnamon rolls!

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

Dear Elainexie 16, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you “loved staying at this hotel”. We work hard 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 

North Ogden, Utah, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was updated and clean. Very nice! Beds were comfortable! But the room with the shower and toilet were older and need updating. The bathroom door wouldn't lock but that wasn't a problem. One day the maid left her dirty cleaning rag on our bathroom counter. That was a little gross to me, but the room itself was clean... More 

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

Dear Melanie C, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear your “room was updated and clean”. We work hard in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer discounts on local attractions tickets and... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant experience. Front desk staff Elisa & Kuasine were very friendly, professional, and attentive to our needs. Our room was very comfortable with two queen beds, nice decor, and impeccably clean! The cleaning staff, Jazmin, was also friendly and helpful. Location was easy to find and they have plenty of nearby parking.

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

Dear YR03, 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 very pleasant experience” at our hotel. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. We hope to see you again, during... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would stay here again. All the staff so friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet above average for a midrange hotel. Rooms very clean and updated. Parking was safe and free. Convient to everything. Pool very small, but who needs it with 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 Marcy M, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you received “great customer service” while 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... More 

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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