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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Pleasanton, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Excellent service, room, and value.”
Reviewed April 24, 2011

The hotel was quiet, clean, comfortable, a good value.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2011

I stay at this Holiday Inn Express, Escondido once or twice a year. They renovated the rooms since last year and did an excellent job. It really upgraded what was an OK, basic HIE to a really nice one. If they finish the job by replacing hallway carpeting and the room doors, it'll make it totally worthy of the new HIE branding.
The front desk is the same people every year and they are wonderful!
I liked staying here in the past and the room renovation made it that much nicer. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2011

We had a reservation here and when I was checking in, the desk clerk knew my name right away and had our reservation set aside. We were using earned points to stay here. She told me that she had updated our room to a suite. This kind of treatment had never happened to us before our stay here.

We had a great stay there in our newly renovated king suite. The breakfast was delicious and offered a nice variety of items from which to choose.

We make this trip west every January and February. We will always stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Escondido.

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay

Nancy from Pennsylvania

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review, February 24, 2011
We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you are pleased with our renovation and plan to come back to our property. We will share your comments to the staff as reinforcement to continue our great service. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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N. Cal
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

This weekend was the 2nd time I've stayed at Holiday Inn Express, Escondido. The staff is very plesent and hospitable. The room is nice, clean, quiet. Free WiFi is excellent! They have a computer in the lobby that they allow you to use for free. Breakfast is good, service is great! Easy, adequate parking. Perfect place for families and business travelers.

I plan on using this hotel over and over again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2010

Stayed here the weekend of October 1, 2010. This coincided with the grand opening of a In-n-Out Burger next door to the property. Now, I'm a big fan of In-n-Out, but the grand opening crowd made life difficult.

Traffic entering the facility was backed up onto the freeway. Two lines of cars were created for the drive thru window. These cars prevented any access to the hotel. It took 10 minutes to get to the hotel because of the burger crowd.

In the mornings I noticed many In-n-Out employees eating breakfast at the hotel. Either they were staying at the hotel, or mooching, not sure which.

Add to the hotel being renovated, there was always a strong smell of paint in the hallways. The exercise room door was surrounded by a drop cloth. The exterior appearance was nice, but once you got inside you could tell this was an older converted Holiday Inn Express.

The location was great, right by the off ramp. No noticeable freeway noise. There is also a Del Taco next door, a Target across the street, and an Albertsons down the street.

Not as nice as other HIE's I've stayed at. Was just an okay stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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vfarmonio, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review, February 2, 2011
It was unfortunate that during the time you were here, it was indeed In-N-Out Burger's grand opening. It is the first In-N-Out in the city and that's why the people were so excited and it was packed. The hype is all over and traffic is at its best. The trainers for In-N-Out (about 30 of them) were staying with us at that time until they left about a month ago. We invite you back to view what we've done and accomplished with our recent renovation. Our rooms have brand new furniture, new carpet and freshly painted. Thank you for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

So my husband and i stayed here a few weeks ago when we were down for a conference and it was neat and clean and close to where we needed to be. We decided to come to the same place this past weekend so we rebooked this hotel. But this time the experience was horrible.
The room initially looked clean, so i was ok with staying there. BUT::::::
1. There was a rip on the bed sheet that wasn't fixed.
2. There was a blood stain on my husband's pillow and all i could think of was EWWWEEE.
3. During the night, the bed sheets kept coming off the bed, so we had to keep waking up to fix it.
4. On sunday morning at 9 am, there was someone hammering on the wall of the room next door and it was so hard that the mirror in our room started shaking and almost fell to the ground. When my husband went and complained, the guy on duty said "well sir, it's not like it's 6 am".

All i can say is that there is no way on earth that i am ever going back to this place and i'm making sure no one i know will ever go here either.
a total waste of money.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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vfarmonio, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review, February 2, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your pleasant experience at our hotel. We are pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff. We invite you back to see our recently renovated rooms with brand new furniture, new carpet and freshly painted.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido
Address: 1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-1704
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Location: United States > California > Escondido
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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 
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