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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn) (Pacific Beach)
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Ranked #72 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Chicago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't reiterate enough how much I agree with everyone about the staff here. The manager (whose name I sadly forget) checked me in, and was incredibly friendly and welcoming as was the other front desk employee. I even got a call a few days later asking how my stay was! As for the hotel itself....it was clean, room's were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed at this Hotel twice in the last month. We were in San Diego for some medical appointments, and the hotel staff made the stay as good as could be expected. I don't know what the other reviews are complaining about, but here are all the good points: - The rooms were very clean. -... More

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried checking in early but to no avail, staff was always prompt and friendly, room was great but small, flat screen was of great quality. Breakfast was outstanding and the area clean and tidy, I would definitely stay again in the future, there is a nice park about 2 blocks from hotel which is nice to exercise in.

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

Dear dg463, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear we have “great staff” at our hotel. We strive in providing excellent quality service to our guests and are pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are... More

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were very satisfied with our stay at this hotel. Rose and Ceci went out of their way to assist us in getting something to eat after hours. They were very pleasant and made sure that our stay met our expectations. They were friendly and courteous no matter how many times we called down or came to... More

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

Dear MDFoster2014, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel should be “highly recommended”. We work hard in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near everything San Diego and are delighted to... More

New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had to travel to this area unexpectedly due to a family emergency. As this was during the Comic Con convention, most hotels were either booked or extremely expensive. Our room rate was expensive, but when I arrived and explained our circumstances to the registration desk, they were able to accommodate us with a better rate for Fri/Sat of... More

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

Dear Schoonz, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear you experienced “exceptional customer service & very clean hotel”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast to our guests and are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They hotel staff are happy about their job and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The breakfast was great and service even better. Marcia and the rest of the staff went out of their way to welcome us each day and honestly made this the best hotel I have experienced and I travel a lot... More

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

Dear Trudy 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 the “best customer service ever” at our hotel. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are... More

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

My wife of 14yrs and I wanted a quick little get away before I headed back to work. The staff here were very friendly and the location was not too far from the beach. We rode the MTS everywhere and came back to the hotel after a busy day to a great relaxing environment. Marcia and Maria Elena were very... More

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

Dear Pmespino, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are delighted to hear our staffs “were very friendly”. We work hard in providing excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Holiday Inn Express was wonderful. My 16 year old nephew and I had a great time. We didn't rent a car, but it was a perfect place to get everywhere with public transportation. The #30 was a ten minute bus right to the most lovely part of Pacific Beach. Catch the #30 in the other direction and connect with... More

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

Dear lovinglife0729, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our hotel is “wonderful”. We strive in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were... More

Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were overly friendly and constantly went out of their way to be helpful. Especially Juan and Marcia they couldn't do enough for us. Also the free breakfeast was really good. They gave you free coffee and tea for the in room coffee pot and two bottles of water every day

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

Dear PatrickD251, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that our staff “constantly went out of their way to be helpful”. We strive in providing outstanding quality service and are delighted to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bad reviews about parking, small room and paper thin walls is ridiculous. The parking was fine, the rooms are a bit small and the sound can be remedied by using the radio/alarm. There is white noise options or listen to some music, we listen to classical every night anyway. I really appreciate that little luxury. The staff, everyone, was... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, 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 strive in providing outstanding quality service and are delighted to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast and are... 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 > Pacific Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area 2.5*
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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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