"Not What We Exoected"
I read many of the reviews when I booked this hotel because it sounded great. However it turned out to be a very expensive hotel that was highly overrated. To begin with, they advertise free parking but the spaces are so small you can barely get anything other than a subcompact car into the space. Good luck getting out of your car if you are forced […] to squeeze around a pillar. Second, the location, while close to Sea World is not exactly a neighborhood you can go walking around in at night and good luck finding a fairly nice restaurant any where near the hotel. The room itself was clean but the heater had two settings despite what the thermostat said on it. Hot and off! We ended up opening a window and then the traffic noise was so bad no one can sleep. And as far as the complimentary breakfast, the lobby/buffet/dining area is so small and incredibly crowded it was impossible getting to the "hot meal" items. There was no place at all to sit and there were no trays to take the food back to your room. For the money we spent we should have gone a few miles down the road to the "Hotel Circle" and gotten a far better room, location, amenities and service for less money. Do not stay here. You will be very disappointed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Second time staying here. Location is easy to airport, close to Sea World, Mission Bay and friendly staff. Definitely would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent Service and nice hotel for stay at reasonable price !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great overnight stay!"
Great hotel! Clean and offers great service. The free breakfast was outstanding and it was only a 3 minute drive to Sea World. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location close to Sea World. Short drive there and easy access to the airport and Old Town, etc. Appears newly redecorated in rooms, lobby. Very clean and fresh. Great staff. Good selection on breakfast items. Staying again on our way back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel and Services"
Great Hotel and Services. Would stay there again. Just a little bit tricky to get to the Hotel. There is no u-turn if coming from Sea World. Needs to take several turns to get there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"recommended for families"
Difficult to find entrance, but a niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, nice staff"
This hotel isn't fancy but it does the basics well, it's clean, and all the staff were very nice and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
I like it so much.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel near family stay"
Hotel is located 3 miles away from Sea world. Hotel staff very really nice and i would rate free breakfast as really decent. Has grocery shop and pharmacy in walkable distance.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place to stay if you are going to Sea World"
Great place to stay if you are going to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo. Only 11 minutes to both places. Room was clean, breakfast was great. I would highly recommend this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved the room - big (could be because it's handicap accessible???) and very clean and the interior looked great, not your run-of-the-mill stodgy, 1980's decor at all! Not loving the location, though - even with our GPS, we still had moments where we weren't sure we were on the right track - both to and from the place. Parking stalls were a bit tight […] but hey, it's FREE. I originally looked at some of the more upmarket hotels downtown where prices were deeply discounted for the Thanksgiving night but they tacked on very expensive parking fees ($25-35/night) so decided not to. Our booking included breakfast. Selection included scrambled eggs, sausage links, yogurt, pancakes, mini cinnamon buns, milk, coffee, and tea. Am pretty sure there was some cereal there but I can't remember what since I'm on low carb and my kid is on gluten-free diet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything"
This hotel is close to all major highways and very close to Sea World. It is quite difficult to find though, especially at night. We travelled in off season, so there was no need to pay for parking. In summer it must be difficult to find a spot in the hotel's parking lot located below the hotel building. The hotel offers free breakfast, they have a […] coin operated laundry on site. The staff was quite helpful, room was nice and decent in size. There is not much to look at outside the window, so if you are looking for a room with a view, you will be very disappointed. The hotel is within walking distance of restaurants and fast food places. Overall, if you are going to spend most of your day outside at Sea World or some other attraction, this is a good place to stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay in a very well maintained and friendly hotel.The staff were all very helpful,the hotel was clean and very comfortable and the breakfast most enjoyable. We especially liked the outdoor facilities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Okay for one night layover"
It's a decent hotel for overnight layover. They have complimentary parking and breakfast. Both decent. We didnt realize tht our window was open and had some noise overnight. The hotel is close to a road and somehow gets airplane noise. But after closing the window it was less apparent .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location, wonderful staff, nice breakfast"
What more can I say, we were very happy with the friendly staff, the condition of the hotel and grounds, and we really enjoyed the breakfast which unlike other hotels, had good sources of protein like eggs, bacon, yogurt, etc. This was our first stay in a Holiday Inn and from now on, we will be giving preference to staying at other Holiday Inns because […] of how were treated and the value we got for our money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was not a 5 star hotel but it was nice, peaceful, clean, and convenient. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was good. It was great that we could get a room with a pull out couch and our family of five could stay in one room. This is a fantastic hotel for anyone traveling with children.Genuine Expedia guest review
Rooms were very clean and I thought a decent location. Staff was friendly and plenty of restaurants and stores nearby. Would definitely recommend to others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel central to many locations"
I was attending a conference at a nearby hotel and decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express. At first I found the drive to the hotel a bit unnerving as it takes you through an industrial part. However, once there the location/facility was very clean, the staff with extremely kind and I found the room to be in order and clean. I would definitely come […] back to this Holiday Inn Express when in the San Diego area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My family was pleased with the accomodations."
I did not breakfast, but other family memebers did and were impressed with the choices they had.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Deal For the Price"
We're a family of 5. Hotel is located about 8 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from Sea World or the beach, and about 15 minutes from the zoo. Walking distance from various fast food and other restaurants. Very friendly staff, clean comfortable room, and a nice breakfast included. 100% satisfied and would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I love the breakfast buffet styleGenuine Expedia guest review
"bad location..nice service"
Neighborhood looks unsafe..horrible parking lot with extremely tiny parking spots. Room was clean and staff were very courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ok if you looking for cheap place to stay"
Neighbor around the hotel is ok bit of risk if you getting out late at night. We could hear traffic noise from the highway as well as could hear neighbors talking in other rooms. A/C was set at fixed temperature and will only be on for 10-15 mins max then it will shut down and restart after 25 mins. Rooms used to get so hot. We couldn't leave the windows […] open as people can climb inside from the window even on 2nd floor. Breakfast was terrible. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to sea world"
The Staff was very friendly and very helpful. The hotel was close to sea world which we really enjoyed.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel location was close to SeaWorld- but the neighborhood was not so comfy-I now no were every Stripper club is....The pool was also very misleading-it was like a kiddy wading pool- small-4 feet- I was really looking to relax by a nice pool. ;(Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worked perfectly for us."
Great location. 30 minutes was the farthest we had to travel (Legoland). Really friendly staff. The breakfast buffet was awesome, fresh food and clean. The surrounding neighborhood wasn't anything to brag about, but we didn't fear for our safety, it just wasn't views of the beach, more downtown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I liked the location, only a short drive from all the major San Diego attractions. Sea World, the zoo, airport and the embarcadero are all within a short drive (10 miles or so). The price of the room was reasonable and the hotel was well maintained. The immediate neighborhood is nothing great, but there are many restaurants close by. The breakfast was […] average with a few hot food choices, chocolate chip cookies in the lobby in the evening was a nice touch. The front desk was helpful and directed us to a nice restaurant. For the price, I don't think you will find a better hotel so close to the major attractions. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay very much. Close to sea world and the rest of the atractions. Great breakfast, rooms are very clean and look new.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good choice, mostly"
No problems but parking required some fancy maneuvering. If you have a full size SUV consider looking elsewhere.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for the price"
This hotel was clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast was nice. It's conveniently located a short drive from pretty much any major attraction.Genuine Expedia guest review
The real and only problem with our Hotel Stay at the Holiday Inn Express was the area in which in was sitting. It is a very nicely decorated hotel and very clean and loved the complimentary breakfast. The problem was when you stepped outside, you were in a bad area/neighborhood. That was upsetting and a drive away from all of the good areas. If it were […] closer to the beach and in a better neighborhood, I would recommend it to friends and family. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect place to stay for Sea World excursion"
Great proximity to Sea World, clean rooms, nice amenities. Couldn't ask for more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place. New, clean, friendly staff, decent breakfast. Not much parking available especially if you have a large vehicle. The neighborhood is a little run down. Within walking distance to Phil's BBQ which is the best BBQ in the world!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not "Excellent" and in a Bad Neighborhood"
Our room had a view of some kind of scrap yard below and a huge billboard close to the building above. The hotel is in a neighborhood with strip joints and the pool is really, really small. They didn't have towels at the pool more than once. So, not the best place to bring kids. Our room was just ok. The door was missing from the closet. It was convenient […] and saved money to have free breakfast, parking and wifi. I would say this hotel is just ok. Not "excellent" as others on this site rated it. I would not stay here again or recommend it to other families. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was a great experience Very clean and friendly personnel We'll definitely come and recommend to friends and family My complements to the staff and management Thanks The Arana FamilyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great service, helpfull staff, great location, had a blast at seaworld. Will stay at this hotel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is great thought it is small hotel. But free parking , free breakfast and free WiFi though it is sometimes broken. Only problem is too near the high way. But it is convient. I love it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Sea World and Pacific Beach"
We went to San Diego to visit family and to go to Sea World. The hotel location was only minutes from Sea World and Pacific Beach. Very convenient for what we needed to do. Our room was very nice and clean. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The surrounding neighborhood is nothing to speak of, but that didn't matter to us as we were only there […] to sleep. Parking spaces are tight, but they have overflow parking across the street. We would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very clean and the location was convenient. We were on a short vacation with our two year old and four year old. Breakfast was great. The fridge and microwave (on request) worked out well for us. The only thing we were disappointed by was there was no pay-per-view to watch a movie in the room at night, but even that was not a big deal, […] just would have been nice. As for the other reviews about parking, it's true, parking is very tight. But it is free and a lot of other hotels in the area charge for parking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Place was great for a sea world trip will be back next time staff was on point for the price you can't go wrongGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean, great beds"
Very comfy beds and pillows. Area isn't bad, just right next to freeway. Very convenient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"guite good for stay"
location is great. very close to seaworld. room is clean but because of labor day, no parking lot, no table for breakfast .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice family stay"
We loved this hotel and would stay again if we come back to the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was very accomodating. Good choice of breakfast items and was certainly more than adequate. Hotel well maintained and room was VERY clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel staff was very helpful and kind, the location was not much of a view, unless you consider the freeway to be a view. Other than that, they were on top of things and willing to help.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean inexpensive place to stay"
Close to Seaworld. Definitely a good place to stay with family - as you will spend the majority of the day outside the room anyway. Excellent complimentary breakfast!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was great. Location not great. Parking terribly small spaces and small lot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the place is very convinient ... close to many amusement parks .. room is clean and breakfast is awesomeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Seaworld destination!"
Close to SeaWorld, room very clean and nice, pool a bit small, but nice. Nice staff, complimentary breakfast was very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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