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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My experience with HIExpress is that most are pretty basic. This one was similar but appeared to be recently updated in some areas, rooms were clean and staff were helpful. If you want to spring a few extra dollars on an upgrade, the balcony rooms were large and sunny. It is always nice to have windows that open on a... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service at desk. They brought us up extra pillows and an extra luggage rack to our room which we requested. The hot breakfast was excellent and good variety each day. Fresh fruit and great coffee. The spacious room has everything we needed for leftovers-Microwave and fridge. We enjoyed the jacuzzi after riding all day in the desert. 100's of... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room at this hotel. After setting last-minute plans to visit El Centro California, with few business-class hotel options, I feared I would be staying in a less than desirable location. This is a nice, modern, and updated hotel for business travelers in a fairly remote area of... More 

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Thank Gordon E
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Gordon E: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. Thank you for giving us a chance, and I hope we have further chances in the future... More 

Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Nice breakfast area.! i loved the afternoon snacks, The rooms were nice and spacious, the pool was clean! big plus for us.our ac was nice and cold, internet allowed me to finish work.And 100 percent smoke free.!

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Thank dreyabel
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear dreyabel: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. We hope to see you again soon! Sincere Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Large clean rooms. Sleeping area with Large chair and also a desk, sitting area with dinette, microwave and refrigerator. Large clean bathroom, no mold on the tub...breakfast was as expected, cereal, sausage, eggs, pastry, coffee, tea and juice. Nice quiet area, quiet hotel, friendly staff. AC worked well. Very comfortable, pleasant stay..would have given five stars if the " happy... More 

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Thank Elizabeth N
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth N: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. We hope to see you again soon! Sincere Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed August 20, 2016

I figured I would get a 2 night stay last week since the heat and having my kids with me. I should of left the minute I got into my room with my 3 year old and 2 year old as they were going to get into the bed to watch Disney Jr and removed their shoes. I was so... More 

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Thank mgamez78
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear mgamez78: Thank you sharing your feedback with us regarding your recent stay; the issue that you have mentioned is alarming to us, as this is not something that we have had issues with in the past. We will bring this to the attention of our pest control company, as we receive regular preventative services from them. It is my... More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I had a downstairs room, twin double. Microwave and fridge in the room. The hotel was extremely clean. Breakfast was standard holiday inn express. Not a bad place too stay at all for two nights.

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Thank random252
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear random252: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us; our intention is always to provide our guests a "like home" experience while they are traveling, and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the in room microwave and refrigerator. It is my sincere hope that you will consider staying with us again, should your future travels... More 

Scotland
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78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for one night on a three week tour of South West USA and it was a very comfortable and pleasant experience. El Centro was a deliberate stopping point on the leg of our journey between Phoenix and San Diego as we lived and worked there 20 years ago to the week. The contrast from being in Scotland... More 

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Thank Chungsongyau
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Chungsongyau: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. El Centro in August is definitely an experience! I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy our pool and other amenities, and that our staff was so quick to take care of your needs. I hope that we will always be your choice when you find... More 

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73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a very comfortable hotel, but three things stand out. There are three properties in town that had rates of around $150/night on the day of my stay. They included this one and the two Marriott properties. All other hotels in town had rates in the $50-$99 range including the nice new BW across the street from the HI... More 

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Thank Harvey G
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Harvey G: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding your recent stay at our Holiday Inn Express. I sincerely apologize for any misunderstanding in billing; at the time of check in, the amount of room, tax, and a small incidental "cushion" is authorized on a credit card. This is a standard... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2016

We found this Hotel after another Wyndham Hotel in San Diego was not able to provide us the rooms we booked online. The beds were very comfortable. My wife said this was probably the best hotel Bed she has slept on. The hotel and rooms were clean and looked new. The Breakfast was great.

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Thank mabbsuns
CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear mabbsuns: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We know how important a great night's sleep is, so it is incredibly gratifying to hear that your wife enjoyed our beds so much! It is my sincere hope that we can count on seeing you again in the future! Kind Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express El Centro

Address: 350 Smoketree Dr, El Centro, CA 92243-4557
Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Price Range: $110 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express El Centro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“I pref away from the elevator. I stayed in room 238... Didn't hear a peep!”
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“Second floor was very quiet”
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“get pool facing room”
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“Best views from all corner”
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“Very helpful staff.”
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