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Holiday Inn Express Sea World

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3950 Jupiter St., San Diego, CA 92110
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Ranked #100 of 268 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
itraveltheworld2013 Saint Paul, Minnesota
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pleased to be able to get a room with a pull out sofa and 2 double beds. Room was clean, breakfast was free and had a good variety. Staff is friendly. Pool is very small and parking is tight - there are limited spaces and are very narrow. It wasn't a problem for us but could have been... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros...This hotel is perfect for a family trip to SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo. Our room was very clean and the layout was typical of a Holiday Inn express room. Cons....Space is very limited in the breakfast area, so if you want a place to sit you may want to wake up early for that. The hotel parking is... More

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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned late about midnight from an event. This hotel only has limited parking under the building. There were three empty spaces, but the guest next to those spaces did not park properly, so the spaces could not be used. I asked the night auditor, (they do not have a manager at night) if he could call the guest to... More

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Barstow, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this because of it's location. Nothing wrong the the location but a bigger sign on the corner would help people find it instead of passing it. Was greeted as a rewards member right off the back. Read the reviews on how small the rooms were. I had a two king bedroom with 4 adults. Unless you pack a wall... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was like any other Holiday Inn; however, the front desk was exceptionally nice. I would highly recommend staying there. The guy at the front desk, a yound man named Robert was superb. Robert, thanks much for providing exeptional service.

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the facility for 6 days in June. I was pleasantly surprised that the hotel staff & their eagerness to assist. Rose at the front desk was pleasant, helpful and friendly. At saw her almost every morning and she was always smiling and helping someone. Elisa was there the day I checked out and was also just as... More

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Manila, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we booked this hotel as we were visiting SeaWorld for the day. the room quality and cleanliness is 5 star, there is also breakfast included. Staff are very helpful and friendly and they even give you extra bottle of water to bring with you during check-out. with its 3 star hotel rating class, i think it measures up more than... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Teddy (the General Manager) is so friendly and professional. I was impressed with his guest service and how welcome we felt at this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast is a great value and well prepared and staffed. This was a great experience. :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The toilet clogged as soon as it was used. When I called housekeeping all I got was a recording; they never called back. Fixed it myself. I wish I could have cancelled; smallest king room I've ever been in. You won't want to use the pool. at the entrance it tells people that have or have had diarrhea in the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Dear Lane O, Thank you for writing us a review. We are very sorry the bathroom condition and pool restriction did not make for a pleasurable stay. We have shared your feedback with the staff and we will take the necessary actions to ensure that similar incidents can be avoided in the future. Should your future travel plans bring you... More

Wichita, Kansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This hotel was a little challenging to find the first time, but the location really can't be beat if you are visiting SeaWorld! Wonderful little hotel with great staff. It was very clean, parking was a breeze and they even serve breakfast - though, you'd better go early, because the breakfast service was PACKED each morning and food did run... More

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Address: 3950 Jupiter St., San Diego, CA 92110
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Sea World 2.5*
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Holiday Inn Express Sea World Hotel San Diego
Holiday Inn Sea World
Holiday Inn San Diego
San Diego Holiday Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Hotel is conveniently located only minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, San Diego SeaWorld, downtown San Diego, San Diego Old Town and the San Diego Waterfront.The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld is also only a few minutes drive from the San Diego Airport, and close to many local companies like Lockheed Martin, CSC, SAIC, CACI, EDS, and SPAWAR. Hotel features include complimentary hot full breakfast buffet, free local phone calls, and free high-speed wireless Internet. Visit beautiful San Diego and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-SeaWorld Area. ... more   less 
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