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Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area)
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in La Mesa
Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

One of the smaller hotels and nothing fancy but clean and quiet which was what we needed. Didn't use any amenities so can't rate that. Pool looked small but clean, but cool day, no one was there. Comfortable bed. Very convenient to I-8 and some restaurants with in walking..

Room Tip: wouldn't do any extended stay but great for a quick layover in transit
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gmhixlamesa, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you had a pleasant time during your stay. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the restaurants next door and also were able to get to the freeway with no trouble. We hope to be able to house you again for your next travel needs. Thank you again for your feedback.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed here overnight while on a quick business trip. Front desk was pleasant and helpful. Room was suite with lots of useless space and sofas. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. Very nice selection of DirecTV channels. Internet was free and strong signal. Parking was tight.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Captain814,

We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We strive to be the best in the industry and it makes us happy to read that you found the room clean and comfortable, and the staff helpful. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we most certainly welcome any opportunity to improve. Thank you for staying and we hope you to serve you again on your next future visit.

Kind Regards,

Tracy V.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Paducah, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

After a cross country drive to relocate son- the room was very quiet, staff very friendly and accommodating.
Room on first floor exceptionally clean- great black out blinds and no noise! All that you need in a hotel room!
Will stay when I visit next!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fontana, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was a last minute stay in San Diego and the Holiday Inn Express offered a military discount and complimentary breakfast so it was OK. The hallways and my room had a musty smell to it. The front desk manager TRIED to help by spraying air freshener and opening the window, but it only helped for a brief amount of time. The hotel is right off the freeway and the noise for the traffic was too much, so the window had to be closed immediately
The hotel offered an complimentary parking and hot breakfast that was very good. Over All an OK at best stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area), responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Dear Travelalldtime,

Thank you for staying and for taking the time to post a review about our hotel. I am glad that you liked our complimentary parking and breakfast. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the scent of the hallway and your room. Rest assured that I have shared you comments with our hotel management to consider improvements needed.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and hope you visit us again.b

Sincerely,

Faith R
Case Manager
IHGCare
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This hotel is clean and convenient. Carlos worked the desk and was as welcoming as could be. He baked some chocolate chip cookies and had fresh coffee to help "spoil" our dinner. The room was cooled and not stuffy. The hotel just smells clean. The beds are firm but comfortable. The furnishings are classic and fresh. Good location. We will stay here again if given the opportunity.

Stayed April 2014
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

From the moment we entered the door Carlos welcomed us and made us feel like we were home. He had home-baked chocolate chip cookies and fresh coffee. The room is very comfortable. We came here after having a very bad experience in another hotel not too far away. This is a welcome respite after that experience.

Stayed April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This property is a way from San Diego about a 15 min drive. Good value older property staff very friendly and helpful. Corridors a little dark room was very spacious liked that we had a small fridge and microwave. This hotel is right next to the highway so you do hear traffic. There were a couple of restaurants near by as well. Breakfast was very good didn't get to check out the pool was a little cold when we were there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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Location: United States > California > La Mesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in La Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa! San Diego flows with the charisma of its Spanish settlers, with sun, sand, beaches, mountains and lakes providing a wide array of options to both business and leisure travelers. This Holiday Inn is centrally located in San Diego County, only minutes from downtown, with easy access to both important industries and the many attractions of the city. Viegas and Barona Casino, located in East County, feature world class gaming, dining and entertainment. Discover some of San Diego's history by visiting Old Town San Diego with its famous Bazaar Del Mundo, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter or one of the region's many missions. Enjoy Balboa Park, botanical gardens, museums, galleries, even wineries in North County. On the tree-lined streets of La Mesa, Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa is a newly renovated full service hotel, with modern design and highly trained staff. Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, a well-appointed heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and highly equipped business center, Holiday Inn provides the perfect place to stay for any trip to San Diego. Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa--everything you need to visit this coastal Southern Californian city. ... more   less 
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