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Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 17.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-08:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
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  • Visa



  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



  1. English
  2. Spanish

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Service dogs only. No charge fee or deposit for service animals. However, owner is responsible for any damage or added cleaning fees due to soiling.

What's nearby

What's nearby

Grossmont College Sports Football Baseball
Distance From Hotel:5.0MI
SeaWorld San Diego
Distance From Hotel:6.0MI
Old Town San Diego-State Historic Park
Distance From Hotel:11.0MI
San Diego Zoo
Distance From Hotel:11.0MI



  • Number of parking spaces176
  • Car Parking Available
  • Registered guest parking only. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owners expense. Complimentary Parking pass for one car, per room, will be issued at check-in. Oversize Vehicles not permitted without approval from General Manager ahead of time.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated in:February 01, 2009
  • Total number of rooms:141
  • Total number of suites:7
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:57
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:84
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:141
  • Total number of accessible rooms:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3

Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa! San Diego flows with the charisma of its Spanish settlers, with sun, sand, beaches, mountains, world class golf courses and lakes providing a wide array of options to both business and leisure travelers. This Holiday Inn is centrally located in San Diego County, only minutes from downtown, with easy access to both important industries and the many attractions of the city. Viejas and Barona Casino, located in East County, feature world class gaming,
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Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa! San Diego flows with the charisma of its Spanish settlers, with sun, sand, beaches, mountains, world class golf courses and lakes providing a wide array of options to both business and leisure travelers. This Holiday Inn is centrally located in San Diego County, only minutes from downtown, with easy access to both important industries and the many attractions of the city. Viejas and Barona Casino, located in East County, feature world class gaming, dining and entertainment. Discover some of San Diego's history by visiting Old Town San Diego with its famous Bazaar Del Mundo, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter or one of the region's many missions. Enjoy Balboa Park, botanical gardens, museums, galleries, even wineries in North County.

On the tree-lined streets of La Mesa, Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa is a full service hotel, with modern design and friendly staff. Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, a well-appointed heated outdoor pool, and highly equipped business center, Holiday Inn provides the perfect place to stay for any trip to San Diego.

Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa--everything you need to visit this coastal Southern Californian city.

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Well situated in a picturesque city with lots of character, Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa allows ease of access to an incredible range of businesses, attractions, and pleasant destinations...

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 180 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Thanksgiving stay The actual rooms were very nice, the hotel was well maintained. I LOVED the bed, it was very comfortable. The shower had a nice shower head and plenty of hot water. My complaints were: 1. The housekeeping staff opened the door to their " broom closet", which was located next to my room at 7:45 am and started talking LOUDLY, so that if we had wanted to sleep in we would not have been able to do so. 2. There was some sort of gathering for a bunch of high school soccer players, who ran up and down the hallways, rode the elevators a dozen at a time and made a bunch of noise. 3. Parking was difficult, the spaces were tiny and difficult to get into. 4. The room was either way too warm or too cold and the air was noisy. 5. I am used to staying at hotels where breakfast is included in the price of the room, so having to pay for breakfast was a shock. 02 December 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very pleasant and comfortable parking not the best but they try. overall very good hotel 02 December 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good stayed for bussiness Not a bad hotel for just a bussiness trip. However need to have a better TV channel gide, it also needs to update the room. Not having the ready breakfast is something I missed from other Holiday Inn's (Express). 01 December 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location for football events Overall the hotel was great for location for dining and shopping close by. Great freeway access to other locations, great neigborhood. Front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful, The only problem I had was with the maid in our room.. Not enough trash cans in room. The maid presentation on the 2nd day not good as she did not replemish the items like cups and glasses used and took my soap and did not replace with new one. Everything in sink area and table were we put coffee pot was less then impressive. Other than that the beds was very comfortable. My only other comment is that staff was vague as to how rooms were set up with microwave and refrigerators . Some had them some did not. Also rooms were of different set-ups which I though was weird . But overall would stay again. 01 December 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Service All met our needs very well. The rate was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. The waitress and the desk staff were very helpful. 30 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Accommodating friendly front desk Welcomed me as a valued guest. Very pleasant and helpful 30 November 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Short stay Our overnight stay was to be close to Rady Children's hospital for an early AM appointment. The hotel was convenient and close, easy access off the freeway and comfortable room. The only maybe negative was the noise outside and very negative was having to walk through the smoke cloud outside the main entrance to get to our car parked outside every time we needed to drive somewhere. This hotel is contracted with Rady Children's hospital and it is hardly a healthy environment to walk your youngster, especially a SICK one, through and pass by the collection of smokers outside the lobby. We were parked in the Handicapped parking which is EXACTLY where the smokers were congregating! This would be the one reason why I would not return. 28 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasantly a great room and even better staff I'll be quite honest, I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean and didn't have those funcky hotel smells. It also had a full service restaurant. Kate was real cool too. She definitely went above and beyond in providing excellence In customer service. Will be back again if I'm in San Diego! A big shout out to the rest of the staff there too, Sally and Janette! 28 November 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service The staff in the cafe is awesome. The food was great and always served fast. 25 November 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Hotel Very pleased with staff at the hotel, great attitude. Clean hotel, nice room. Good Wifi. Con, No extra outlet on nightstand for cell phone plug in. 24 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by awesome! After going to Qualcomm stadium which is just minutes from the hotel we checked in. The hotel was amazing from the time we walked in. The receptionist Sally was absolutely amazing! She gave us three choices of what floor we wanted to be on. Since my wife and i had a rough time at the stadium we werent thinking of climbing any stairs or taking an elevator up and down so we decided to stay on the 1st floor. After checking in we didnt know the area so we decided to check out the restaurant and bar they had in the hotel which was amazing! The king size suite we got had everything we needed for a good nights rest. We would definitely stay here again! 19 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place Access, food, services, freeway. Everything is great here, and staff are ready to serve and assist. 14 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT Hotel! 2nd time I've stayed at this hotel and it was excellent. Staff is very welcoming, personable, friendly, and accommodating. The hotel is VERY clean and smells fresh. 14 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service Outstanding staff, great restaurant, nice area of San Diego. Close to everything one would need. Easy access to the highways. 10 November 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I'll take another hotel next time It's sad that a Holiday Inn Express is ten times better than this, a more expensive, big brother. 1) HIE rooms are bigger and better than what I got here. 2) HIE has mini-fridges. I've come to simply expect them in a hotel, and I am shocked, even annoyed, that this one doesn't have one. Back to cooling a diet coke in the ice bucket.... ugh. 3) When I checked in, i turned on the heater to take the chill off the room. I started working on emails, and thought that someone was doing some light construction outside. Sounded like someone using a small needle gun or chipping hammer on some concrete or curb. I thought nothing of it, until an hour later, I actually looked outside to see who was working, and where they were. That's when I realized, the noise came from the heater/AC unit. Every time it kicked on, it rattled for thirty seconds, then stopped, then rattled. Pretty annoying, to listen to that kick in all night long. ugh. 4) Breakfast, like I suspected it would be, was NOT worth the extra money paid for it. Once again, the "chefs' at HIE make better biscuits and gravy. I'll give the chef here props for GREAT eggs (two, over easy, perfectly done), but two eggs, even well cooked, aren't worth the $15 extra I spent. I'll stay elsewhere in San Diego from now on. 05 November 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very noisy, but great staff members The only negative comment I need to make is the excessive noise outside my room. I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions. There are no "quiet" rooms at this property. If thermal pane glass were installed in all the windows the noise level would be reduced significantly. Although the staff can't really do much about the noise level, every member was outstanding in their response to my needs. 04 November 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by shutle I had got tickets for the Chargers game and it would hade been an exellent service if there had been a shutle service to Quallcom station (not necessarily fre of charge) 28 October 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable to Stay The location is close to my office. And also close to Warmart, Fry's and other market. Hotel room is comfortable, Staff are very friendly. 28 October 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A nice place in a great location This hotel is a low key favorite in the Murphy Canyon area of San Diego. It has free parking and plenty of it so don't get hung up squeezing into the tiny spaces near the entrance. Staff have always been helpful and accommodating with check in. Rooms are basic but comfortable. Pillows are top notch, high quality and will help provide a nice rest. Hotel is right next to a small business district with a couple of chain and local eateries that all serve good food. Hotel bar is nice and can be a fun place to watch games. Pool/Jacuzzi area is small but is well maintained. Fitness room is a few weights and treadmills but tv's are a nice touch. TV reception is spotty on some channels. Dont know if this is because of the cable company or hotel. Wireless internet is free but very spotty reception or it purposely resets itself. Not very business friendly as the dependability of the connection can be crucial at times. This could be upgraded. New computerized temperature controls in rooms seem to have a few bugs. My room in Oct. 2014 would remain freezing cold no matter how many times I tried to adjust the setting on the device. The manual knobs on the units no longer work so you are at the mercy of the computer device. I eventually figured out how to turn it off so I did that after the first night. 27 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THANKS Upon arrival we were greeted by Deandre and Chelsey who set the tone for our stay. Chelsey told us she was glad we had a safe trip to San Diego (and so was I). They welcomed and thanked us for being Priority Club members, got us checked in with smiles, friendliness, and efficiency. Whenever we saw them in passing during our stay they never failed to give us a smiling and friendly hello and ask if we everything was good or if we needed anything. On Wednesday night we participated in the Manager's Reception in the Lounge area and were further made to feel welcome with more friendliness from the hotel staff along with complimentary appetizers and drinks. Despite our stay including a home game by the Chargers, the hotel staff seemed to handle it all in stride without comprising the quality of our stay. We have been staying at this Holiday Inn since the 1990's and it has never failed to deliver quality. Whenever we visit San Diego this is and will be our choice. Kudos to all the staff for their friendliness and concern for the welfare of our stay. Extraordinary and Outstanding. I very much enjoyed my interactions with Chelsey and Kate, the Manager on duty. They were simply delightful. 25 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stay at Holiday Inn 18-Oct-2014 I have been coming to this Holiday Inn for about 10 years now. I have found it to be the BEST in the San Diego area. The meals are awesome! The beds and pillows are to die for, so comfortable! High marks to the staff! Friendly and awesome! Keep up the great work! 23 October 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor experience I stay over 50 nights a year on business. This was one of the only times I paid for a room for personal use. Did not get recognized for my platinum status or offered an upgrade in a hotel that was almost empty. My room was on the road and very loud. Won't use this location again for business or pleasure. 22 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loved the pillows Customer service was great and rooms were as expected from Holiday Inn. 21 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hotel location and food. “Very clean” This property has it all. Great food, service, amenities and room. Very clean. Free wi-fi. Staff goes out of the way to be helpful. Highly recommended for business or family. “Highly recommend” We have always had a great experience at the I Hotel. All requests (non down bedding 20 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staff Unable to fulfill my original room request, however I was quickly upgraded to a suite. Excellent! 20 October 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Hotel Close to the Hwy, good service and clean amenities. 20 October 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ok Hotel for San Diego Hotel was older, lobby was beautiful, room less than impressive 20 October 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by i would never stay here again the hallways were dirty. and you could smell people smoking pot in the rooms.the hotel cost to much. and was a big dispointment.never again would i stay here. 17 October 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly and helpful staff The hotel was conveniently located and was next to a strip mall and larger well known shopping was located across the highway including a Von's and Kohl's. The staff was extremely friendly, took their time to answer any and all questions and were very knowledgeable of the area including where to return our rent a car. They showed us the driving directions on their phone! Anything I needed I was provided with. I would recommend this hotel to my close friends and family. 15 October 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Did not meet my expectations! Here for business, unfortunately the hotel did not meet my expectations. Staff very friendly and courteous, especially the Shuttle driver! The AC needs to be updated as well as the entry devices. 15 October 2014
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