We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

HIExpress.com$93*
View Deal
05/07/2017 05/08/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
$93*
$93*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
See the most recent reviews
Showing 139: English reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was a great value for us. Located just off the expressway and 5 minutes to Stone, it was great. We had a King Suit for what I though was a great price. The pool was a nice touch. After a full day of running around and a quick stop at In & Out Burger across the parking lot a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mickhally
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

This was a great value for us. Located just off the expressway and 5 minutes to Stone, it was great. We had a King Suit for what I though was a great price. The pool was a nice touch. After a full day of running around and a quick stop at In & Out Burger across the parking lot a...

Arroyo Grande, California
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Things have gone downhill since we last stayed here in April...way downhill. We requested a top floor and were told "the top floor is dark and has no cable"...so they put in the 1st floor. The room was $125 for a King, but the bed hardly fit, the room was obviously for a Queen or Double. The closet was a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank jonhartz
Management response:

We appreciate your taking the time to advise us of your dissatisfaction which is the first step towards improvement of our services. Indeed, the Cable company was here during that time trying to repair their system and it took awhile for them to figure it out which we don't have any control of. Please allow us to make it right...

Brockville
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Stayed here for work, the rooms were comfortable and the breakfest was good. Some up grades could be done to the pool area. The check in was quick and easy which is nice to see.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laker0213
Management response:

It was great to receive your feedback about your recent stay. We glad that you enjoyed our breakfast and hope that you were able to take advantage of the pancakes as well. We are in the process of planning the pool area renovation and hopefully by the time you visit us again it will be done by then. Once again,...

Monterey, California
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Affordable hotel while visiting family in San Marcos. Booked because of all the positive reviews. Older hotel that has been remodeled, still can use some work. Furniture & decor as pictured. We stayed in the king suite. Bed was comfortable bathroom a bit small but sufficient. Shower water pressure was great! No fridge or microwave, but didn't need. In need...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank roxietw90210
Management response:

We appreciate your feedback and want to thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at our hotel. All of our suites are equipped with both microwave and refrigerator so am a little surprise that you didn't have one in your room. Wondering if you are able to provide me with the room number so...

Ventura
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Looked for a Marriott type hotel in Escondido but no luck. We checked in and got the suite which was two separate rooms. It was on the first floor and the window locks in the room seemed not to work well. Other than that nice stay. Breakfast was nothing upper end but it is a step above a standard continental...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jedimasterkush
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

We want to thank you for checking us out and glad that you were pleased with the accommodations except for the window lock. Unfortunately, we are required by our hotel brand to limit the opening to a 4" maximum due to safety. Once again, we appreciate your business and we look forward to your next visit.

Apple Valley, California
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We (fam of 4) stayed here primarily because of location. We use holiday inn express hotels a lot but were really surprised by this one! The staff was really friendly and helpful, and we were very impressed with the cleanliness! I'm sensitive to odors, allergic to mold and had no problems at all at this hotel! We will definitely be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank grace s
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Thank you for conveying your comments regarding your recent experience at our property. We truly appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido a leader in excellence. We look forward...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We booked a room here for 5 days in order to be close to Stone Brewing, and also as a base to explore San Diego and southern California. Stone is about a $10 cab ride and the hotel staff were always happy to call a taxi for us. The hotel has free parking which was very useful as we had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank benst
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay with us. Hopefully the next time you come back you will be able to visit our Fitness Center and try our delicious pancakes as well. Thank you once again and we look forward to your next visit.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed April 27, 2012

2nd time back at this Holiday Inn. Its distance from San Diego hasn't changed, but it's pretty easy to get to and from the airport. Traffic may be a problem if you're on the highway during rush hour, but it's doable. Lots of restaurants (chains, fast food and some local places) close by. The hotel is very clean and the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank smallpond
vfarmonio, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for staying with us. We hope that you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast served daily. We appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to your next visit!

Arcadia, California
Reviewed November 18, 2011

I booked a room here so we could be close to Stone Brewery.  It being our first time to both establishments I was a little skeptical about staying at a place that was motel'ish BUT I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were really nice (especially for not being a "5 star"), modern, clean, friendly staff, great shower water pressure (because...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Mika3126
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed November 8, 2011

If you're planning to stay here and spend most of your time in San Diego proper, you may want to re-evaluate sine the city's just far enough to be annoying. For a quick overnight though, it's great. The room (king bed, nonsmoking) was huge, with a rainshower shower head. It was quiet, even when football fans decided to play an...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank smallpond
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
05/07/2017 05/08/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Escondido
2.2 mi away
BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel
0.1 mi away
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
0.8 mi away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.8 mi away
Hampton Inn San Marcos
Hampton Inn San Marcos
#2 of 5 in San Marcos
387 reviews
1.7 mi away
Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
#14 of 16 in Escondido
35 reviews
6.4 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido is nestled in hills of north San Diego county, minutes to Wild Animal Park, Performing Art Center, Harrah's Rincon Casino, Valley View Casino, Pala Casino, Cal. State San Marcos, Award Winning Stone Brewing Co., Golf Courses, fishing, and Wineries. Easy access to downtown San Diego, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Legoland, Beaches, Parks and only a few miles from hiking, Cineplex, and Ice skating. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Centrally located to business & financial district of Escondido. Local companies include Sony, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard and many more. Includes daily deluxe hot breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

Address: 1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Location: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range: $111 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, IHG, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA and getaroom.com so you can book your Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido Hotel Escondido
Holiday Inn Express Escondido
Holiday Inn Escondido
Escondido Holiday Inn
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Choose a room away from the freeway noise!”
Ambul, Jan 13, 2016 | Read review
“Look carefully, sometimes suites are cheeper than regular rooms!”
Mryellow21, May 14, 2015 | Read review
“We had a queen room with two beds which was spacious”
MaureenL67, Mar 29, 2015 | Read review
“Avoid rooms on 3rd floor near vending machine and corner stairwell, no security”
sightseer1127, Jul 15, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from Interstate 15.”
Sutter, Apr 2, 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
HIExpress.com
$93* /night
View Deal
Booking.com
TripAdvisor$93
Hotels.com$93
View all 10 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates