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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

2.5 of 5 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hemet, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for a weekend and found the room comfortable, quiet, and well suited for our visit. We were especially impressed with the breakfast in the Great Room. Susy, one of the breakfast room attendants was very efficient and made sure that every guest had what they needed. This location had several breakfast menu choices that... More 

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

Dear Sjsrdh, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you “loved it”. 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 a complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were... More 

White Plains
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel exceeded all my expectations. It is conveniently located and a short drive to everything San Diego has to offer. Marcia and Elisa at the front desk were incredibly helpful and friendly making my stay all the better. They went out of their way to answer any questions and make recommendations as to what to see. Thanks again!

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

Dear 216Cheezer, 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 an “excellent stay at our hotel. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are delighted to have accomplished said task. We hope to see you again, during your next... More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every employee I had contact with was very polite, cheerful, and helpful. All were keen on making sure the stay was enjoyable and worry free. Room and common areas were clean and well maintained. Full breakfast is a nice plus, and was kept well stocked and spotless by the attentive staff. The exceptional customer service provided by each and every... 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 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 received “excellent customer service” while at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and... More 

California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was very good. The staff was friendly and helpful. As a gold reward member the person gave me a room on the 3rd floor to avoid noise which I thought was a nice recommendation. The hotel is located on a busy street and traffic noise is quite evident throughout the night. I was shocked when I entered 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 Travel447, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that our “staff was friendly and helpful”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. Please accept our sincerest apologies regarding the challenges you faced while at our hotel. We hope that you would be... More 

Bloomington, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express while attending our son's graduation from Boot Camp with the Marines...Semper Fi!! It was extremely easy to find from the airport as it has a nice shot on/off the freeway making it easily accessible to major attractions. What truly stood out for us, being an "airline employee family" (and we travel 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 llcrow, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that you had a "perfect stay". 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 shops and eateries and are delighted... More 

Laguna Hills, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On January 14, 2015 Cecily a hotel employee was incredibly helpful to me. After a terrible experience dealing with a third party hotel booking company; Cecily spent at least fifteen minutes on the phone with me. I booked 3 rooms for 2 nights for my daughter’s wedding. Even though the 3rd party booking agency did not offer me a refund,... More 

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

Dear Diana R, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing our staff at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Airport. We are thrilled to hear that our employee “was incredibly helpful”. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. We look forward to your arrival and appreciate your feedback regarding the... More 

Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the facility itself is good, well maintained and clean. But the drawbacks were just too much for me to give it a higher rating. First the good. As I said the facility is in good condition, clean and well cared for. The service was great and the proximity to area attractions was good. Now the bad. The parking situation... More 

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

Dear Steve V, 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 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 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Very good value, good location,excellent staff. Elisamarie was the best! She was very friendly, professional and helpful. The housekeeping staff (Ceci, Patricia,and Santa)were excellent.We enjoyed the continental breakfast every morning - food was excellent and a very good variety. I would recommend this hotel very highly!

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

Dear calanwisniewski Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that you had a “very good overall experience”. We work strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched that you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and... More 

Hyderabad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We chose this place because of its location which is pretty close to the sea world. Plus points are: Clean room, free WiFi, free breakfast, good breakfast Minus points are: Cramped parking, extremely small pool, dinning area too small to accommodate the guests, no bell boy to help with luggage, no mini bar, these negatives would be forgotten if they... More 

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

Dear Dheerman, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a “clean room, free WiFi, free breakfast, good breakfast” during your stay. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy it during your stay. Please... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We reserved a room via Hotwire.com. We stayed 5 nights. The hotel and rooms are very clean. Very friendly, helpful staff, started every morning with eggs pancakes, just a large variety of breakfast foods, included in the room rate. I will definitely come back the next time we visit San Diego. Close to the Embarcadero, SeaWorld, centrally located and close... More 

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

Dear Nutmeg306, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that you “would highly recommend” 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 are centrally located near several of... More 

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Address: 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area Hotel San Diego
Comfort Inn San Diego
San Diego Comfort Inn
San Diego Days Inn
Days Inn Mission Bay
Days Inn San Diego
San Diego Day Inn Mission Bay

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