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“Good Property, Friendly Staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17065 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 (Formerly Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo)   |  
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Ranked #169 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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Milpitas, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Good Property, Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights to take our kids to Legoland. Although the hallways could do with a freshening up, the room and lobby/breakfast areas all looked renovated. There was a pool and someone cleaning it daily. The front desk and breakfast staff were excellent and friendly. Breakfast provided daily eggs (alternated omelets and scrambled, always hardboiled eggs available), sausage or bacon and yummy warm cinammon buns. It was easy to hop on the highway to get to Legoland or Wild Animal Park. I would recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Stay away from the room next to the pool. can get noisy at night if kids are in the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here for one night for a quick visit. This location is convenient for anyone who does not want to pay the price of staying in La Jolla or San Diego. It's only 15-20 mins to La Jolla and about 35-40 mins south to San Diego or north to plenty of surrounding casinos. The hot breakfast was a nice free addition also. There is a small pool and jacuzzi outside. The front desk service was fast and friendly. If you want shopping, there is a Westfield Mall in Escondido a few exits north on the 15 fwy. This is a bedroom community so restaurants tend to close around 9pm.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here on a Name Your Own Price last minute stay, but I would book this hotel again at normal rates.

Pros
-- Quiet location despite proximity to I-15.
-- Easy access to freeways
-- Great breakfast
-- Rooms are clean, comfortable and welcoming
-- Front desk staff was friendly and efficient

Cons (only 1)
-- My shower was lukewarm, but I am sure this was an anomoly

Don't hesitate to stay here. It's not a 4 or 5 star hotel, but for a 3 star hotel it is fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This hotel has 2 buildings and an underground garage. It has a pool and a patio. They also offer a full hot breakfast. The staff is extremely friendly and make you feel welcomed. The beds are older and too hard for my liking.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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Sacramento, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Central location to everything San Diego and Escondido this is a great place with perfect staff to help you out with whatever you need. Nice pool/hot tub, clean rooms, new with great breakfast on site free! Elephant Bar within walking distance is great food. Close to freeway and gas. Say hi to James at front counter, he will take care of you. All staff was great to work with.

Room Tip: All were good you will hear the freeway when outside but rooms are good.
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Green Features: They do their part. Light bulbs, wont change towels if on rack, just make up bed if you want.
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Good location breakfast was great pool water not to warm enough. It was close to Safari park and near other attractions. We had small fridge so we kept sodas and waters cool.Their is an Elephant bar restaurant next door food not very good.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have a variety of restaurants close to us, so the next time you come to stay with us just ask the Front Desk team for a list of restaurants and they can make some good recommendations! We look forward to having you back as our guest soon!
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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We totally enjoyed our stay at this Holiday Inn Express. From the greeting at the front desk to the checkout, we enjoyed cordial, professional employees who were very helpful with local information. Our room was comfortable and clean. My only negative was that the toilet paper was inconvenient to access as it was behind the toilet and therefore out of easy reach (I am healing from a broken left arm). While we did not use the outdoor pool on premises, it looked great. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet that is included; standard fare for this type of offering. After a fun day at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (10 minutes away), we enjoyed a delivered pizza on the separate patio by the annex building. We chose to park in the underground area, which kept the car cool. We've noticed some negative comments posted about this location and were very pleased to see that the General Manager, Danielle, was quick to respond and invite past guests to contact her directly. That just made us feel better and ignore the folks who didn't have as nice of a stay as we did! We wouldn't hesitate to return to this location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
I am glad to hear you gave us a shot and enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you as our guest again soon! Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo

Address: 17065 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 (Formerly Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo 3*
Number of rooms: 178
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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