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Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego-Mission Valley

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 8.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-08:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:8
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



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  • Number of parking spaces182
  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary outdoor and covered parking.


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



  • Hotel renovated in:February 01, 2002
  • Total number of rooms:175
  • Total number of suites:19
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:60
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:175
  • Total number of accessible rooms:8
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4
  • FEMA Property Number:CA2228

Enjoy San Diego major attractions within 15 minutes of the Holiday Inn ® Mission Valley-Stadium!

Just miles from Old Town Historic Park, Gaslamp Quarter, beaches and San Diego International Airport, our hotel is an ideal choice. If you're visiting for business in San Diego, enjoy free Wi-Fi access as well as our 24-hour Business Center. Road Warriors can keep up exercise routines with our on-site Fitness Center. On weekdays, from 7am-11am and 5pm-9pm, use the complimentary five mile
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Enjoy San Diego major attractions within 15 minutes of the Holiday Inn ® Mission Valley-Stadium!

Just miles from Old Town Historic Park, Gaslamp Quarter, beaches and San Diego International Airport, our hotel is an ideal choice. If you're visiting for business in San Diego, enjoy free Wi-Fi access as well as our 24-hour Business Center. Road Warriors can keep up exercise routines with our on-site Fitness Center. On weekdays, from 7am-11am and 5pm-9pm, use the complimentary five mile radius and airport (SAN) shuttle.

Top corporations like Caterpillar Solar Turbines, SDG&E, Hamilton Sundstrand, UTC, SHARP, Northrop Grumman, Kaiser, Jack in the Box, Kyocera, Cubic, Rady Children's Hospital are minutes away. SDSU, Mesa College, and University of Phoenix are within a few miles. Viejas Arena, Hickman Field, MCAS Miramar, Admiral Baker Club, MCRD, Qualcomm Stadium and Valley View Casino are nearby.

Enjoy attractions like SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and a San Diego Chargers or Padres game while in town. Relax in the outdoor heated pool or spa. Indulge with daily happy hour, a cocktail or delectable entree on-site at Rayo Bar and Grill. The lobby marketplace sells food and snacks 24-hours a day.

As a "thank you" to our military and federal government personnel, their stay includes a complimentary breakfast and dinner entree for one person when booking the government rate.

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Central to downtown, beaches, San Diego Zoo and Sea World, the word "great" describes this hotel's location in San Diego County perfectly. Stay in the middle of everything to conveniently enjoy it all

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 155 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel and convenient location This a great little hotel in a convenient location. I would recommend this hotel if visiting the San Diego area. 10 August 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Do not recommend this property this time. I always stay at this Holiday Inn Express when visiting San Diego. Service in the past has been awesome! However, this time around the overall experience was not good. I ended up canceling my reservation and moving to another hotel. I was very disappointed in the manner in which I was treated. I understand this is a busy time of year but I was a loyal guest who deserved to be treated better irregardless of how busy the hotel was. I am sorry that I will not be staying there anymore. 07 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and convenient location The La Mesa location is just what we wanted to be close to family. The convenience to restaurants, bars, freeway, and shopping is excellent. The king bed was comfortable...and we are picky. But, coming from a semi germaphobe, the room did have that strong "hotel smell" that lingers in your clothes long after you have checked out and the "questionably clean" upholstered couch and chair. But all in all, the room was clean...bathroom was kept clean with abundant clean towels and the bed linens were clean and comfortable. 07 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great friendly service I had made a mistake when booking the room and had only booked for one night. I called to change it to four nights and they did so immediately at the same rate as my initial reservation. Then my flight was delayed a couple hours which led to us arriving at the hotel at 1 am. They said no problem when I called to notify them. When we finally arrived they had our check-in info preprinted and ready to go. One night it was completely full and so were all of the parking spots. The night manager made sure I had a place to park our rental car. Great customer service. I highly recommend this hotel. Thanks! 04 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Helpful Staff One of the housekeeping staff was extremely helpful in explaining the bus and trolley system. We wanted to go to the zoo, and she went out of her way to print out the bus schedule and provided a map of the trolley routes. 03 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel The hotel was well kept and very clean. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. 31 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Everything perfect Everything is what I expected. No complaints at all. 31 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice room and clean sheet. would defintley come back to San Diego La Mesa with friends and family. Excellent service and attentive to my daughter. 30 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another Great Stay at a Great Hotel I can always count on the staff to get it right at this properrty. Even during a very busy time the still manage to pay attention to the details. Thank you guys. 30 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by You get what you pay for Our room was large but that only meant I needed 2 bottles of febreeze and Lysol to make the room smell remotely better. It smelled like a refrigerator that was no longer working, so bad to the point that ithe smell wafted into the hall. The carpet was less than clean and I didn't want anything to touch it. Our bed had queen sized sheets on a King sized bed so the sheets fell off as soon as we sat on the bed. This is when having my own sheets really came in handy because I'm not ok with sleeping on a bare hotel mattress. One night, we were also confronted by a suspicious young "gangster" in his car in the parking lot threatening us to "watch who we look at when in Cali". This had nothing to do with the hotel itself but was unexpected since the area didn't look sketchy. 27 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lots of noise There was a lot of loud noise in the hallway, shouting and cursing between at least two people. Lots of people running back and forth down the hall. Approximately 11:00 PM I looked out to the parking lot to check on my vehicle, and noticed a group of 5-10 people standing and drinking alcohol by vehicles next to mine. They continued to bring out a cooler and play music while using my vehicle as something to lean against. This continued well after midnight. 27 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay I stay here about once a month. Im always gald to see that even with Comic Con going on last week, the rewards nights are still about the same price. 27 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clean room and great breakfast Great place to stay. Rooms very clean and shower had plenty of hot water and pressure. Excellent breakfast each day. Staff were friendly and helpful. 26 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel and friendly staff This was a clean and comfortable little hotel in La Mesa. The staff were friendly and the breakfast had great options. Will definately staff here again. Chan 24 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly staff, awesome breakfast, free laundry, sleepers could use an upgrade! We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights on our family vacation. The front desk staff was very friendly right off the bat. The breakfast room was very clean and the lady taking care of the breakfast room was nice. This is the only hotel on our trip (out of like 5), that allows you to take the food back to your room. We didn't know this until checking out. They have a nice breakfast variety, although it does not change day to day. Carlos - thank you! Your attitude and friendliness helped brighten our day! Oh - and they have free laundry machines! Just give it some time, don't throw the laundry in an hour before checkout like we did. :) Our only complaint is that rooms for 4 people are not two double beds, but a bed and a sleeper. Which is still OK, since everything was booked in San Diego for the dates, but the mattress on the sleeper was terrible. I know the hotel is going through renovations, I hope this is one of the things that will be changed. We had to ask for extra blankets just for padding so that the wires from the mattress don't cut into our backs. We recommend this hotel and hope the property itself will get an uplift soon. The service is top notch though! 23 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service. Carlos and Seyam were awesome. The two of them took such good care of Us going out of there way. We have stayed here several times and will continue to do so. 23 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful stay What I liked about the hotel is that it is entirely smoke-free. It is very clean and the staff were very helpful. I would stay here again. 22 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Best Holiday Inn Location to SDSU This is an average Holiday Inn Express with free breakfast, free wifi, and a pooli. It's about 7 minutes east from the SDSU campus and it's where I stay as a Platinum member when going to SDSU. The staff is responsive. 19 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Place The place was clean and comfortable and has easy access to highway 8, which gets you to most places you would want to go in the San Diego area. The motel is beginning to show its age, but other than that the place is great. Only complaint is the desk chairs in the rooms are dirty and look gross. Also wish the desk chairs could be elevated. For short people the chairs are almost useless. 18 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Noisy Too much noise from outside and inside the hotel. The noise interfered with sleep. 18 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I "heart" Holiday Inn Great hotel! Comfortable beds and clean rooms. They even had cribs for my little baby. Hotel staff very friendly and knowledgable. Breakfast was good but not enough tables for eating at. I would definately come back!! 16 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good hotel Comfortable room and attentive staff despite the issue that is very near to a freeway 14 July 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy Very unhappy with the lack of customer service during Thursday evening as i needed help with one of the computers in your business center the same computer i used that very morning and the gentleman that morning was very helpful with assisting me but i didn't receive the same service that evening as i asked for help i was told that if the computer is not working that any WiFi device that i own i will be able to use the WiFi in my room i find that very rude and distasteful as i wanted to use your business center not my cell phone but i did get some very good and professional help later on that night from the clerk who works overnight now i wanted to speak with management when i was checking out but clerk didn't seem to have any information on how to get a hold of management and wasn't knowledgeable as i had question about my bill during the whole check out process which took 15min the only word he was saying was i don't know thank you for some good customer service but i will not be staying at this property again 13 July 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor Customer Service & insufficient bathroom supplies My job involves travel and wherever possible Holiday Inn Express is first on my list for accommodation. I am a platinum member. I have never been disappointed by Holiday Inn Express until my recent stay at the San Diego-La Mesa Holiday Inn Express. On arrival the clerk Sayem was busy with a couple of clients. When my turn came up, he asked for my last name and credit card. He gave me a document to sign, then the room keys. He did not offer me a choice or either 500 welcome bonus points or welcome package. He did not tell me whether there was WIFI available or not. He told me about the breakfast times and location. So I left for the elevators. Next evening I passed by the front desk and he greeted me happily asking me whether my toilet was fixed by maintenance the previous evening. I said yes someone came and fixed the toilet. (On my arrival the toilet was flooded when flushing). I took the opportunity to inquire why he did not offer me a welcome package or even welcome bonus points. He replied "we stopped doing that. We only do it for platinum members" to which I informed him I was a platinum member. He grinned, looked at something on his desk and said "Oh yes, I see you are a platinum member.... I told you but you must have not heard me." Really??? I don't think so. He now offered me the choice between a water bottle and trail mix OR 500 welcome bonus points. Neither of points for my stay or the 500 welcome bonus points have been added to my account. I found myself in an embarrassing situation in the bathroom when there was hardly any toilet tissue paper. Please provide the room with a supply of at least one extra tissue paper. I am disappointed. I will be coming back to San Diego-La Mesa soon but definitely not staying at that hotel. 10 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean,Comfortable, and Outstanding Service I am allergic to dogs, so I chose this hotel based on their No Pets Policy. I have spent several sleepless nights in rooms previously occupied by someone who just had to bring little "Cuddles" along. What I experienced at this hotel exceeded my expectations. The room was very clean and fresh smelling. The breakfast room was well equipped with the basics (cereal, fruit, waffles, bagels, eggs, etc.) and was well staffed. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Seyam at the front desk who went out of his way to make our stay delightful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling without their pet. 09 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay Great hotel and good staff and I will definitely will be staying here again 06 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service, very clean and very responsive team. Excellent staff, confortable and clean rooms at a reasonable price. Breakfast had plenty of choices and well prepared. HiFi was reliable. Only concern was locaiton of pool (at one end of complex) and was not heated. 03 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Decent stay for decent price This facility isn't fancy but it was clean and the employees were unfailingly friendly. My room didn't face the interstate and the noise wasn't terrible at all. Variety of items for breakfast - yogurt to pancakes to eggs and bacon. I needed a place to sleep while working all day. This facility worked well and have already booked another visit for next week. 27 June 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Remodeling necessary Staff friendly, location good and hotel comfortable. The rooms definitely need some help. 23 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Post stay help in returning item left in room My husband left a gym bag with two items, and didn't realize it until we arrived home. When he called, they were able to identify the item and sent it to him. It arrived in good time. 18 June 2014
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