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“Clean and Comfy!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
Ranked #170 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Clean and Comfy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights. The location is not that pretty, but the room was great. I'm not usually comfortable in hotels, but I found the room to be very clean, comfortable and up-to-date. The hotel is in a nice neighborhood, but the hotel area itself was a little scary - I didn't like going to the car by myself at night. It's steps to a gas station where you can buy snacks, and a few more steps to the Elephant Bar where you can get great happy hour deals on cocktails and food. So, overall, it's a nice place to stay. Kind of far from San Diego attractions, though, except for the Safari Park. Oh, and the rooms have refrigerators and balconies, if you need those. And if you have the AC on (central, not window), you won't hear any outside noises at all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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113 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

My wife, granddaughter and my myself stay at this hotel. This hotel has three building which are two stories high. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is very clean and customer service is a plus. They have a great breakfast bar and also fresh fruits. Beaches are 10 to 15 minutes from this location. The pool is nice and relaxing and most important clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Danielle H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having the opportunity to have you as our guest again soon! The weather is always nice here, so don't wait for the Summer time to come back!
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I stayed here for one night. There is a little far from the downtown and the beaches but is a good place to stay. I liked the breakfast buffet and the pool to get refreshed! They have comfortable rooms and a good bath tube to rest. It could be more clean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank julio g
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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Typical Holiday Inn Express with breakfast, good for the price. My room was clean, but a bit noisy, because of the air-con, as well as facing the restaurant/gas station. I don't hear much from the nearby highway. During my stay there were a big group of teens, so it was a bit noisy along the hall way, and a bit messy in the public restrooms. Staff are nice and friendly. Easy access to the freeway.

Room Tip: I had a room facing the gas station, a bit noisy, maybe other rooms are better.
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Green Features: A lot of foam plate and plastic forks/spoons were used in the breakfast, maybe we can use some biodegradable ones, or reusable ones.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GuangY
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Milpitas, CA
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights to take our kids to Legoland. Although the hallways could do with a freshening up, the room and lobby/breakfast areas all looked renovated. There was a pool and someone cleaning it daily. The front desk and breakfast staff were excellent and friendly. Breakfast provided daily eggs (alternated omelets and scrambled, always hardboiled eggs available), sausage or bacon and yummy warm cinammon buns. It was easy to hop on the highway to get to Legoland or Wild Animal Park. I would recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Stay away from the room next to the pool. can get noisy at night if kids are in the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jockdoc
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Huntington Beach, California
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203 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here for one night for a quick visit. This location is convenient for anyone who does not want to pay the price of staying in La Jolla or San Diego. It's only 15-20 mins to La Jolla and about 35-40 mins south to San Diego or north to plenty of surrounding casinos. The hot breakfast was a nice free addition also. There is a small pool and jacuzzi outside. The front desk service was fast and friendly. If you want shopping, there is a Westfield Mall in Escondido a few exits north on the 15 fwy. This is a bedroom community so restaurants tend to close around 9pm.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Famluv2travel
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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here on a Name Your Own Price last minute stay, but I would book this hotel again at normal rates.

Pros
-- Quiet location despite proximity to I-15.
-- Easy access to freeways
-- Great breakfast
-- Rooms are clean, comfortable and welcoming
-- Front desk staff was friendly and efficient

Cons (only 1)
-- My shower was lukewarm, but I am sure this was an anomoly

Don't hesitate to stay here. It's not a 4 or 5 star hotel, but for a 3 star hotel it is fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo
Address: 17065 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127 (Formerly Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo)
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Green Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo 3*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn San Diego-Rancho Bernardo is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by majestic hills, and is recognized for its golf courses and wineries.Rooms available for local tournaments: San Diego Open, NJB Tournament, PQ Premier, Triple Crown, & Hotspurs.The hotel offers many amenities for the business and vacation traveler at affordable prices. Our exclusively designed rooms and facilities include a host of functional features: convenient location, spacious and business-friendly guest rooms, free wireless high-speed Internet, complimentary hotel shuttle to offices within 5 miles Mon-Fri, complimentary business center services, full service Elephant Bar & Restaurant and Lounge, room service, hot breakfast buffet daily, complimentary parking, complimentary fitness center, same day valet/laundry service, outdoor heated pool and spa, in room coffee makers, two-line phones, large work stations, refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms. We are the closest full service hotel to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in the area. Local companies include: Hewlett-Packard, Sony, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, NCR, BAE Systems, Pulse Engineering, Masco, Caterpillar/Hawthorne Machinery, Laserink, Cymer, Kodak, Zarlink Semiconductors, & Sumitomo Electric Inc. ... more   less 
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