This is a very convenient location with a excellent restaurant and bar next door (Elephant Bar). This is now a Holiday Inn Express, no longer a Holiday Inn as of January 2012, even though it is still listed as a Holiday Inn.
The property has been recently remodeled and the breakfast only restaurant, has been converted to a HIE eating area. This is a new conversion so not everything is to HIE standards, namely there were no cinnamon rolls or the new pancake machine.
The staff is good, and they made the effort to bring me a new room key when mine didn’t work. I didn’t have to slog up to the desk or wait long for the bell man arrival.
The rooms are average, and the TV has poor reception on some stations, but they have been upgraded to flat screens so it was acceptable but not ideal.
The bathroom had two lotions and shampoo instead of conditioner, shampoo, and lotion. I didn’t find this out till I was already in the shower. Just a little disappointment, but a easy oversight by the staff.
Again I have found that the bathroom central exhaust is not functioning. It leads to steamy showers, and in wet climates mold. But in this area since it’s so dry the only downside is steamy showers.
Good property and will improve after the complete transition.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo Hotel
- Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo Hotel San Diego
- Holiday Inn San Diego
- San Diego Holiday Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by majestic hills, and is recognized for its golf courses and wineries.Rooms available for local tournaments: San Diego Open, NJB Tournament, PQ Premier, Triple Crown, & Hotspurs.The hotel offers many amenities for the business and vacation traveler at affordable prices. Our exclusively designed rooms and facilities include a host of functional features: convenient location, spacious and business-friendly guest rooms, free wireless high-speed Internet, complimentary hotel shuttle to offices within 5 miles Mon-Fri, complimentary business center services, full service Elephant Bar & Restaurant and Lounge, room service, hot breakfast buffet daily, complimentary parking, complimentary fitness center, same day valet/laundry service, outdoor heated pool and spa, in room coffee makers, two-line phones, large work stations, refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms. We are the closest full service hotel to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in the area. Local companies include: Hewlett-Packard, Sony, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, NCR, BAE Systems, Pulse Engineering, Masco, Caterpillar/Hawthorne Machinery, Laserink, Cymer, Kodak, Zarlink Semiconductors, & Sumitomo Electric Inc. ... more less
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