This hotel should be listed as a trainer. Nothing in the hotel is above average. Everything is standard. Check in staff, housekeeping, room size and design. The good: it is just off the freeway, restaurants are nearby, check in is simple, housekeeping staff are helpful. The bad: walls are thin. Hallway noise can be disturbing. Flat screen TV, but not in high def. Bathroom fan is loud. Bed is not firm, it is hard. The ugly: breakfast is subpar. Hot food is bland. You are better served with having continental style breakfast here or eat off site. Discounts aren't offered, by the staff you have to ask.
Although there is room for improvement, it isn't a bad place to stay. Because most things here are average it should be used as a training site for hospitality students. A few upgrades in what is offered would warrant a better grade. Don't expect much here because you won't get much. I would stay here again but in a suite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to your best option for service, comfort, and value in the Southern California desert. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in El Centro offers 100 beautifully appointed, all non-smoking rooms and minisuites with a variety of features and amenities available to ensure that your travel needs are well taken care of. Be sure to start your day off right with our Express Start breakfast; we also have conference and banquet rooms available for your event or business needs. All rooms come equipped with free high speed Internet access, in-room fridge and microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers and in-room coffee services. Pay per view movies and games are available as well. Pamper yourself in one of our Jacuzzi or balcony suites. We are centrally located in El Centro and within minutes of many recreational activities including golfing, fishing, birdwatching, bowling, museums, shopping and fine dining. El Centro Regional Medical Center and Centinela State Prison are located nearby. The Imperial Valley is famous for seasonal activities such as the Cattle Call Rodeo, the Midwinter Fair and Fiestaand the Blue Angels Air Show, held annually at the nearby Naval Air Facility.Be sure to check out the Imperial Valley Sand Dunesor Glamis, where scenes from your favorite movies have been filmed. Also experience the unique culture south of the border in Mexicali, Mexico, which is known for its shopping and dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express El Centro Hotel El Centro
- Holiday Inn El Centro
- El Centro Holiday Inn