We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last weekend because we visited Safari Park. The room wasn't bad, although there was a cigarette burn in the curtain in our non-smoking room. The desk staff did help suggest a local restaurant and drew a map to help us locate it. However, the morning breakfast that we hoped to enjoy was aborted when we discovered at least two homeless people mounding plates in the line with us. They were smelly and unkempt, giving us cause for concern. We walked to the nearby Coco's that more than filled the bill. It was open, staffed by a friendly server and the food was excellent. Unless they are more diligent about maintaining a quality environment in the breakfast area, l would not suggest staying at this location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido Hotel Escondido
- Holiday Inn Express Escondido
- Holiday Inn Escondido
- Escondido Holiday Inn