Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 392
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Helpful Staff & Great Shuttle Service
We got to San Diego late, but the shuttle driver was quick to pick us up. The front desk staff helped us pick a room that would meet our needs and the shuttle driver ran us into Old a Town for a late meal and picked us up afterwards. Room was small but clean and functional. Breakfast was great, our luggage was stored for the day, and the staff gave us great advice to help us plan our day.
January 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greg T Morning desk staff needs attitude adjustment
I have stayed here several times in the past. In fact, it's the only place I will stay in SD. I only complaint in the morning people at the front desk. We had a checkout slip put under our door when we got up. No big deal except when we went to leave, our door cards didn't work to get in the carport so we were stuck outside. After lugging our stuff to the front desk and trying to tell the lady(who seemed in charge but never made eye contact), she said "so you just need a new card?" Took my card, swiped it, handed it back to me and said "there you go". All this while never even looking up. No "sorry about that", nothing.
A simple "we are sorry" and at least looking up would have been nice. Honestly, if it wasn't for the night desk people like Jose(love that guy!). I wouldn't go back. The lady made me feel like I was an inconvenience.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pce58 Always go back
We like this motel with excellent staff and closeness to Old Town.
This was our fifth stay there and plan to go back on our next trip to SD.
Rooms could be bigger, but a quality facility, overall.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wekaro mr.
stay was great,your front desk staff was exellent,the hot
breakfest was also verry good
December 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by justmeco much to close to the freeway
The hotel sets within a few feet of I-5 freeway. Unless you have a room away from the freeway there is no way you can sleep.
December 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MoMindiana Never Again
The staff is fast talking and over charges. You don't find out till you get home! It was one of the reasons I will never return to this city!!!
December 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatJ9 Great Service
I recently stayed here for it's proximity to MCRD and the availability of shuttle service to the base. Room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast offerings were varied and quite good. Shuttle drivers were excellent as was the entire staff. For anyone attending Family Day and Graduation at MCRD or even for a holiday, I would recommend this hotel.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 The Staff is so courteous and helpful!
Jose and Ryan were great and the shuttle drivers were so helpful and friendly!
I gave sleep quality a 4 only bc it's near the highway-however that gave me no problems.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry1935 Good Location; Excellent service
Very nice place. Highway noise somewhat annoying at night.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by careegg Excellent service, great location.
Stayed before and after cruise, very good location, comfortable bed, spacious room and bath. Super nice staff and drivers that take you to old town, cruise terminal and airport to name a few. I will stay again when visiting San Diego.
Visitor from Indiana
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AmyTO Close to Old Town & great restaurants!
We stayed at the hotel for two nights and found this hotel to be in a great location to:
1. Old Town (walking distance or you can take hotel shuttle)
2. Lucha Libre (walking distance to experience delicious food as seen on Man vs. Food)
3. Transportation to downtown San Diego -- the hotel also offered us transportation to the Convention Center which allowed us to walk along the harbor (USS Midway) and to Gaslamp Quarter
Overall, it was a great value with the breakfast, hotel shuttle to various attractions and shuttle to/from the airport.
Staff was also very friendly and would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in San Diego as its central to everything especially if you are not wanting to rent a car.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MML90 Great stay! Well worth every penny!
I had seen great reviews of this hotel, and brought my boyfriend with me to stay here for a night in SD (the night before the Jay-Z concert at the Arena 10 minutes away). Everything was perfect. The receptionists were very kind and funny, the room was extremely comfortable, clean, and roomy (1 queen bed), and the hot breakfast was superb (I brought up breakfast food to our room - a chef generously provided me a tray and said it was no problem). We were lazy about going out and decided to order pizza for delivery, and the receptionist gave us a good tip about not using any brochures thrown into our room under the door - he provided us numbers that were reliable (we chose Domino's, ha). Check in was quick and smooth, and check-out was just the same. Parking was great too - you don't have to pay any additional fees for parking. Everything was efficient- thanks, Holiday Inn Exp!
December 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Robert0927 Front Desk service
Front Desk help seemed more interested in conversation amongst themselves than to welcome and acknowledge Platinum members for our stay. We were assigned a room on the side of the hotel which I-5 runs up against. I would have thought that perhaps they would have "upgraded" our room to the quieter side of the hotel. Breakfast staff was very friendly and helpful.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Squeaky1 Would return again
Rooms spacious and very clean. Mattress very comfortable, but needs new firm pillows. Great towels. The shuttle services offered far exceeded my expectations...excellent!!! Like having a fridge and microwave in the room. Would like a second chair in the room, so that one of us does not need to sit on the bed.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by auburn28 Superb service
My friend and I stayed here for one week in Nov 2013 and we both enjoyed the experience. Wonderful knowledgeable staff, excellent room, free shuttle bus, convenient location, inclusive breakfast. If we go back to SD we will stay here.
December 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wphall65 Good Staff and Clean
Our stay was nice, the staff were great. Price was good. Great location centrally located if you like to drive. They do have a shuttle service, which we did not use. Parking is very tight, but it is free. Also free internet service. Free breakfast buffet, nothing fancy, but adequate. These items have to be included for comparison purposes when looking at other hotels in San Diego.
Negatives were the freeway noise on the rooms in the back although it was not as bad as we thought it would be. The beds were tough sleeping. The walls do not block adjacent noise, you can hear everything. We did request a room on the opposite side of the freeway, but were placed on the freeway side, not a huge deal.
Good place to stay if you are on a budget, and like to drive to locations and have a small car. Walking distance to Old Town. If you are looking for a resort atmosphere, this is not your place.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Connie3333 Comfortable and clean
Rooms were clean which is most important to me. The hotel is obviously old, but has been updated. Granite in bathrooms, flat screen tvs, new bedding with nice, sheet-covered comforters. Parking is a little strange, as it is located under the building. The elevator was down, so we had quite a walk, down the vehicle ramp, to get to our vehicles.
Included breakfast was very nice with lots of options and nice hours (6-10) so we could sleep in. Jacuzzi was a nice temperature and not busy, even when the hotel was full.
The hotel is directly next to the freeway, which takes away from the ambience when walking outside, but the noise didn't bother us as we just left the air on, so didn't hear it at all. Overall good experience.
December 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Photonut Bad experience
We have used Holiday Inn Express for many years and I would have to say the one in San Diego (airport) was the worst we have ever come across. We are in our middle 70s and the placed us in a room on the third floor the furthest point from the breakfast area and gym. The elevator went out and wasn't fixed during our stay therefore we had a lot of stair walking along with lugging our luggage down the stairs to the parking garage. The room was noisy as between midnight anf 4AM we were awakened by prople sitting out on the patio below us talking and laughing. I confronted the person on duty and he gave me the appearence that he could care less.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HallaMan Very helpful Staff
Next to the freeway, but good sound proofing. Pillows seemed well used, a common IHE concern. The front desk staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to help find things in the area.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Visitor2013June Wonderful front desk staff
I stayed at this hotel for three nights in Nov 2013 and, therefore, had the opportunity to talk to several different staff members at the front desk. They were all very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. They gave great directions to the airport and helped me print an item during my stay.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ConnecticutJim San Diego - Convenient to Old Town & Airport
I hadn't been to San Diego in more than 4 years. The new location is closer to the highway (dramatically increased traffic noise) and is about 1/2 mile further away from the Old Town Section of San Diego. That said, the room was comfortable and clean enough and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. However, for ease of walking into the Old Town, their old location was better.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bearatone Wonderful Place
We were very impressed with the staff and shuttle service. They were very busy but remained friendly and helpful. The shuttle service was excellent and accommodating. The breakfast was good. Our room was small but comfortable.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excelent service
It was a pleasure to sleep there and all the people was nice during the time we were there.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawaiianbrenda Wonderful Experience
Would definitely stay here again, staff and service was second to none. I was surprised how quiet our room was when outside our window was a giant freeway. Alex was great at shuttling us around, he always had a big smile and was full of helpful information. Great experience!!!!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marymarymary Awesome shuttle service
The response time for the shuttle service to pick up from the train station and old town was excellent. Everyone was super friendly. We checked out Sunday morning, left our luggage at the front desk and went to the Charger game via the trolley. Coming back from the trolley we were trying to catch the Amtrak at the same time ~ we called the hotel and they brought us our luggage to the train station! Awesome service!!!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goshi Awesome stay !!!
Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely gem of a hotel. Staff was wonderful and rooms were clean and comfortable. My son used the outdoor pool, and although it was small it was heated and he enjoyed it very much. Hotel was close to everything and offered free shuttle services to zoo and airport which was huge for us. Breakfast room was great, lots of options even though we are somewhat picky something was found for each of us. Found this to be and exceptional value for our dollar and would highly recommend and will stay again when we return to San Diego. Laundry facilities were great and I didn't feel robbed using them. Little convenience store in lobby which was very handy. Great Hotel guys keep it up !!!!
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarineMom52 Awesome staff!
We stayed at this Holiday Inn Express property while attending graduation ceremonies at the nearby Marine Base. We couldn't have been treated nicer! The staff shuttled us back and forth to the airport and base with a smile and offered very important reminders about the ceremony and timeline. The front desk staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The rooms were very clean and updated. We would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit San Diego or attending nearby events. Pacific Beach was gorgeous and was only 15 min. away.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edloz Good
Comfortable and quiet, nice placeto relax and clos to Tourist Areas
November 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SunsetSeeker8 Great beds
This was the noisiest room we've stayed in all year. The freeway noise was so loud we were unable to sleep very well. We have stayed in this hotel before without this problem. We would stay again, just ask for room on other side or on another floor. We like this hotel when we have early airport departure as it is so close.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MCHAM Clean Room and Great Service
The rooms were clean and comfortable. The beds were great and we got a good night's sleep while we stayed there for two days. They had great service and always willing to help you and answer questions. They served a good hot compliment breakfast also. Keep it up and thank you for the great experience we had there!
November 8, 2013