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Review of Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa

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Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in La Mesa
Hanford, California
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Second time was just as great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Sept. 2011 we stayed at this hotel for the 1st time. They gave us a mini-suite & plenty of towels for 5 women traveling to see family. After accidentally leaving my very expensive favorite pillow, they saved it for me (secured it in a plastic pkg) and mailed it to me immediately as promised. WOW!!
Because of that great experience we stayed there again this year and were IMPRESSED again! They upgraded us upon arrival to a huge spacious room with two large beds (with plenty of pillows-LOL) and had our check-in with door keys ready for us when we arrived late. They also gave us until two pm. the next day to check out since we had arrived late. Amazing! For a 3 star hotel price we were treated like a 5-star general/VIP. I am now a rewards club member with Holiday Inn & Company and will also look to book with this chain first because of my experience with this one location. I just hope all others are just as fabulous!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sue L
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

I put people up here for my wedding. The rooms are clean and nice looking, not huge but a decent size. My guests commented on the good mattresses, how handy the little coffee shop on site was, how nice it was. I had the desk staff put gift baskets in the rooms and one didn't get there. I told the desk manager and she said she'd find out what happened but she never called me back. You'd need a car for this hotel and this part of town. There is a trolley stop in the town center but that's not walking distance. The trolley serves downtown, Petco Park, Qualcom Stadium, and many other areas. There's plenty of free parking at the Spring St trolley stop.

There are a decent upscale Chinese restaurant, an okay Italian restaurant, and a full breakfast place within walking distance. it's conveniently located close to the Baltimore Drive exit off Route 8.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FoodieSanDiego_CA
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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I were in SD visiting family for 10 days so we needed a hotel that was good value and easily accessible from the freeway. We were pleasantly surprised by this Holiday Inn. Firstly, the staff were all very friendly and helpful during our entire stay. We had a large room and the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was clean and in good working order, good coffee facilities and continuous Wi-fi access. We used the pool and although it is small, it was clean and well maintained. We had breakfast daily in the Mesa Grill and it was great and the service was friendly and efficient. We used the small bar most evenings and again, found it to be good value and the service was great. All in all, a very good experience and we will definitely go back when next visiting!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diand11
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Room was clean, staff was very friendly. Good downtown location. Italian restaurant next door delivers for free! Parking lot is a bit small, would be a serious challenge if you have a trailer. Everything worked as expected, very quiet and pool/spa is family friendly. Would recommend this establishment to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WSchwarz
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West Babylon, New York
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48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We spent a week here. Had not one problem. The room was very clean, no noise problem. a/c worked very well. The pool and hot tub was good. The stuff was very helpful. There a restaurnt that is at the hotel was good food. Great for breakfast. they had a bar so if you wanted to relax and not go far it was fine. It was very close to San diego and the price for the room was good. I travel alot. Easy to find right off the highway and the area it was in was good too. felt safe. I used the computer in the hotel and had no problems. We were on the 3rd floor the hotel seemed pretty full alot of cars and i saw alot of meetings. no noise problem. Would stay here again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kelly c
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Los Angeles
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great hotel. We were greeted by very friendly personnel. Our room was clean, nice decor, comfortable beds. You have a choice of firm or soft pillows. Had breakfast at its Mesa restaurant. Not bad at all - $20 for 2 adults and a kid. 7/11, Mexican eatery, McDonalds – everything is just around the corner. Close to San Diego Zoo

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zhenia1
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We love the holiday inn chain of hotels and we usually stay at the holiday inn express if possible. We made a last minute decision to go to San Diego for the Chargers home opener and the Express was booked so we decided on the inn. Checked in... It was great. Hotel and room was clean. Turned on the air...and on my goodness a jet was landing in the room all night. Couldn't open the windows but 2 inches or so. When you turned off the AC there was still a loud roar from the roof. Worst night sleep ever!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 4u2reed
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear 4u2reed,

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. I am delighted to know that you had a good experience at check in. I am sorry your stay was negatively affected by the noise from the air conditioning system. We will address this and I thank you for bringing this matter into our attention as this is our best means of improving guest satisfaction.

We hope to have the honor of serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Pam G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa

Property: Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa
Address: 8000 Parkway Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: United States > California > La Mesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in La Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa 3*
Number of rooms: 141
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