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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

#64 of 273 Hotels in San Diego
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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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Sterling, Virginia
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for a couple of nights this week. Anna was wonderful! She gave us suggestions for dinner which worked out beautifully, she had the heat turned on for us in the (small) pool and she helped out my mom at breakfast. Every staff member we encountered was pleasant. The room was a decent size. Toilet and shower were... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was right on Mission Bay Drive on your way to Sea World. Convenient to the highway and a nice restaurant next door. Great customer service and very helpful. I would recommend staying here. Clean hotel and free business center use was a plus especially if you need to print boarding passes.

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

Dear BJB7775, 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 “great customer service” 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... More 

El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location for beach and sea world. The front desk folks were super helpful and courteous. Rooms were comfy and very clean. Breakfast was good. Pool was small but unles you stay around the hotel and not enjoy all the things San Diego has to offer its no big deal.

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

Dear Ghost78, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear “the front desk folks were super helpful and courteous”. 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 

west coast
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this hotel are great. I gave it a 3 though, because it's an older, worn out property in a depressed area. (The was a 1 inch hole in the wall of our room. The bathroom was so small it was difficult to close the door.) That being said, if I was going to Sea World, we'd stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hard one to judge by the Star Ratings alone. Customers should really read the reviews. I'm a Gold Ambassador member so I usually get a free upgrade when I stay at any of the IHG Hotels. Unfortunately they didn't have the rooms so I was a bit disappointed. The front desk clerk was nice and courteous however.... More 

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

Dear M5859SNdavidk, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our “service, cleanliness, and good free breakfast”. We work hard in providing our guests with a well-maintained property and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy... More 

Prescott, Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually don't stay in hotels in San Diego but we stayed here last October and really enjoyed our stay. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly, room was fresh and clean, WiFi fast, and as usual breakfast was tasty. As an InterContinental Platinum member I was impressed.

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

Dear RustyPines, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear the “room was fresh and clean”. We work hard in providing our guests with a well-maintained property and are touched you took notice. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were... More 

Antelope, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with the family, late check in, almost around 12:30 am, staff friendly and talkative even at that hour. Room clean, smelled good, well equipped. Free breakfast was GREAT !! I will stay again just for the breakfast. Even at breakfast staff extremely friendly and helpful. Manager approached us, apologetically, just to ask about our breakfast, our stay, and... More 

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

Dear Bugklektr, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our staff was “extremely friendly and helpful”. 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... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for 1 week while looking for apartment in the area. The people were awesome! They gave us good advises, reduced the price on our stay, let us stay for two more hours than our check-out time, let us use their address for our mail, let us use their printer, gave us extra parking space as... More 

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

Dear SivEiksa, 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 “friendly staff and good service” at our hotel. We strive in providing our guests with excellent quality service and are touched you took notice. We hope to see you again, during your next trip... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was great. Breakfast was great. Rooms were clean. Second time in two weeks I have stay here. Stay in King size one trip and two queen the second time was happy with both room for the trip I was there for. We well be going back soon again. Just wish WIFI was better couldn't get some work done when... More 

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

Dear Alvis4, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear our “staff was 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 it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in late after we went to SeaWorld and the lady at the check in counter was so friendly. We had a lot of bags but there was a cart on the side so I can bring all my bags up. The room we were given was small with 2 queen beds and the bathroom was a bit tight... More 

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

Dear Nelson A, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear we are a “great hotel and excellent staff”. 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... More 

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