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“Relaxing stay to end our vacation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa

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Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2070 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627   |  
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Radcliff, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Relaxing stay to end our vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed here because of its proximity to John Wayne Airport and the beach. It was our last night of 7 after visiting Disneyland and going skiing at Mountain High, so we were thrilled that the hotel was clean and comfortable. I was even able to get checked in before noon, which was an added bonus!

Hotel was just a short drive to Newport Beach and the airport, so the location was great! We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here because we have friends who live near by and they hosted a holiday party. This hotel is clean, staff is great, rooms are nice for a HI Express and is in a convenient location.

This review is more for room 201. 201 is right next door to the breakfast room. We are usually early morning risers (weekday alarm at 4:45am), but due to the aforementioned holiday party we are attempting to sleep a bit later. Not possible in this room as the other guests started rolling into the communal breakfast room at 6:30am.

In sum: hotel is great, would stay again, would not stay in room 201 again if not getting up early ourselves.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Excellent service and very clean, large and modern rooms. The beds were very comfortable too. Located on a very busy road, but close to all amenities. The pool around back is nice for a nighttime swim :) the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Avon, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I read the reviews before I booked and they were great. I have to say that the service was excellent. The lobby was very nice and even the rooms were nice with the exception of the small tear in the carpet between the sleeping area and the bathroom. However, I just couldn't get past the location. There is a trailer park right next to the hotel and a highway right across from it which I could hear traffic during the night and early morning. The parking lot was in the garage under the hotel and you couldn't get into the hotel lobby without walking around the hotel unless you had a room key. I checked in after dark, so I didn't care for that.
The lady at the front desk said the area was safe. When I travel, I like to be able to walk to get coffee or whatever and I just didn't feel comfortable doing that. There are very few chain hotels around the area and none within walking distance. Then of course there was the homeless guy holding a sign just a few blocks from the hotel by the freeway entrance.
I prefer the Holiday Inn on S. Grande. It is a little more expensive, but I like the area better.
There was one other issue. Since I didn't feel comfortable walking around and I was there for business, I had extra time in the morning. However, the internet access wasn't working and very slow when it was. It took me an hour to get it fixed after calling their tollfree technical support and having their system rebooted.

Room Tip: Avoid the side by the highway and the one that overlooks the trailer park
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa, responded to this review, November 21, 2014
Dear 2CKGkids,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. It is wonderful to know you appreciate the service you received. We are sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations with our amenities. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Thank you again for your review and have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,

Karen C
Case Manager
IHGCare
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California
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We've stayed at many Holiday Inn Express locations, and this one is by far the best. Great location near Newport Beach and reasonable prices - great breakfast and the whole place has been newly renovated. Everything is top notch.

The staff is the high point - Tyler and Cliff were just as nice and pleasant as could be and were very helpful in recommending restaurants, giving driving instructions, etc.

Do yourself a favor and stay here when you are in this Orange County area.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful completely updated Holiday Inn Express with super friendly staff, especially Tyler at front desk! Beautiful rooms, awesome location to the ocean, very nice pool area, exercise room, and breakfast was awesome! Definitely the best Holiday Inn Express I have ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Holiday Inn express hotels very rarely get the excellent touch, but this one deserves it. The hotel has recently been refurbished and has a small pool at the rear of the hotel.

There is ample parking including an underground parking lot, which was brilliant in the Californian heat. The reception area is ultra trendy and unlike any other Holiday Inn express hotel I know. We stayed for two days and at any hour reception staff always smiling and willing to help. We have a small problem without a conditioning unit and within minutes the man came with his bag of tools and fixed it.

The rooms are of a high standard, very comfortable beds. Rooms are spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom. Room has coffee making facilities.

Breakfast is in a medium-size room. Although the room could be slightly larger, there was a full range of breakfast food available. Staff work hard in cleaning tables and removing empty plates. I would suggest that the room needs air conditioning, but nevertheless I still think this is an excellent hotel for a HiEx. We are platinum loyalty members and travel extensively. We know a good HiEx when we see one.

Although the hotel is situated on the highway, the highway is in a cutting at that point and therefore noise is minimal. There are no restaurants within walking distance, but there is a vast range of about five minutes by car going to the beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa

Address: 2070 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Costa Mesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Costa Mesa! You are at the heart of everything: beautiful beaches, the ultimate shopping experience, fine dining, entertainment and the arts. Getting here is to be fast and convenient too. We are only 2.5 Miles from the John Wayne International Airport, so you'll spend less time in traffic and more time in doing what you came to Costa Mesa to do. And there is easy access to the 405 and 55 Freeways. Whether you are coming to Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Area for business or just for fun your room at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa is your personal retreat. You will have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as high-speed Internet access, business center, plush towels and luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night and every day starts right. Have the ultimate shopping experience at the South Coast Plaza, dine at one of the many fine dining restaurants, feel the excitement with the weekend events at the OC Fair and Event Center or enjoy an evening at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. We're here, ready with all you need to make your trip to Costa Mesa a success. We're the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa. ... more   less 
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