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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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  • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good location, near to Seaworld, Zoo, La Jolla Cove .. Good breakfast, pancake machine is amazing. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Not sure if the room tiles flooring or carpet is dirty, our socks turned black. Room is small for 4 pax and Wifi is weak in the room. However overall stay is fine.

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

Dear 165carmel1, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are delighted to hear that we have “friendly staffs” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched that you took notice. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San... More 

Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was on a travel site and was listed as a 3 star. We found this establishment to be among the best 3 stars ever stayed in. The staff along with Elisa marie who I assume is a part of tr management team was extraordinaire! The rooms were very clean and comfortable with all amenities need for a nice... More 

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

Dear Kelly B, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are delighted to hear you had an “excellent 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 that your suggestion has been... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was good but the staff was very good. Specially Elisamarie was amazing. She was always there smiling and helpful. Anytime I had a request she went over and beyond. The other girl at front desk was great too when I checked in. Keep up the good job and the name of HIEX Thank You PK

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

Dear Storm S, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that we have “great staff” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with outstanding quality service and are touched that you took notice. We hope to see you again, during your next trip to... More 

Southern AZ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night. The front desk person was accommodating, room was clean, and the breakfast was good. Getting in and out of the parking lot and onto Interstate 5 was a little tricky, but easier once we had done it.

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

Dear AZTravelLady, 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 hotel is a “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 a... More 

Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location of the hotel is good. Close to any attraction and only like 10 minutes from the Old Town. Rooms are outdated but look clean. Breakfast area is not so clean and it need little more attention. We stayed here only for couple days and both days there was an expired milk in the fridge. I think their breakfast inventory... More 

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

Dear Tomas N, Thank you for investing your time in reviewing our hotel. We are delighted to hear that our hotel’s location was beneficial to you. Please know that your concerns have been addressed with our staff in hopes of improving our breakfast. We hope that you would be so kind as to give us another chance and stay with... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is in a great location - close to the beach, interstate and airport. Very good breakfast each morning and the staff were all great (Rose, Elisa & Yadira on the front desk were always very friendly and helpful). Rooms were okay, a little small when traveling with a family but were always clean and the beds were very comfy.

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

Dear Chris B, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are delighted to hear that “the staff were all great”. We strive in serving our guests with excellent quality service and are touched that you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer a complimentary breakfast buffet and are... More 

los angeles
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180 reviews 180 reviews
13 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a Friday night since I had a conference the next day. Check in was smooth but I was charged for taxes/fees that I wasn't aware of previously. This was annoying because my room had been paid for by my employer and I had to pay out of pocket. It's a very very small property and my... More 

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

Dear Amanda42, 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. As a San Diego hotel, we are required by the city to charge a 12.56% occupancy tax. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused you... More 

Scottsdale, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Mission Bay Dr. when my daughter had a soccer tournament in the area. Elisa at the front desk was very helpful as we checked into our room. The room itself was very small. With two adults and two kids, we found the small dresser and closet were too small for us 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 Wiscariz, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that we have “great staff, great breakfast” 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 are centrally... More 

Burk's Falls, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the degree of professionalism of the staff. It was wonderful that they could speak both Spanish and English and switch between to two so easily. We were made to feel very welcome. Thank you Elise,Lara and Rose. You are great

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

Dear Janis H, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear that we have “wonderful staff” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched that you took notice. As you mentioned, we do have a multi-lingual staff and... 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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