Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 139
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tdubbw Pretty decent property considering the competition.
We stayed in a couple of suites here. Two beds and a sofa bed with two televisions. We thought the suite would have a separation from the sofa bed area with tv but it was very minimal. It is a great room if you have multiple kids and want to be in one room with three beds and two tvs. Came with a microwave and good size hotel refrigerator that was empty and very cold.
Beds were pretty good along with good pillows. We didn't use the aircon or heater. The blackout curtains were good. Bathroom was nothing special but functional. No fan for the bathroom though and door will not stay open to air out unless something propped against the door.
The people we encountered working there, were all very nice. Can't say enough about that. There is very little parking in the front compared to the back.
The gym was nothing but a few cardio machines. So don't go in there expecting to do any weight lifting.
The internet worked fine.
The breakfast was really a good deal to most hotels offering breakfast. It had a pretty good selection of items. The cooked foods were decent, not spectacular but not horrible.
The location is right off the freeway by about 5 blocks or so. There is a Denny's right adjacent to the hotel separated by a big parking lot for a strip mall next door. Lots of restaurants nearby walking for day or quick drive at night.
The hotel facade out front is nothing special. The place is very decent though and even though more expensive that the other motels and inns nearby I'm pretty sure it's a whole lot nicer. It was very quiet in the hallways. I was on the front part of the building and being near the window could hear some traffic go by at times, but it was minimal and did nothing against my sleep in regards.
The location is great. It's about 10-15 minute drive back to airport area or like the Gas Lamp area southern San Diego. It's about the same amount of time roughly or shorter to the U S Mexico border. The area around the hotel is nothing special. I was a little worried in regards because of reviews of other properties in the area. It was ok, didn't feel threatened during my two day stay there. It's not likely you'll be doing more than sleeping and eating in that area. The trolley stop is very close also. Can walk easily just past the Denny's back towards the freeway.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pigy Love my stay
when I have people come in town they stay at Holiday Inn Express. they Love it .thank you so much for you good service
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AVPEG Recent Stay
Overall stay was good
Beds could be a little more comfortable
January 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shortybh Comfortable Bed
The Sleeping accommodations available from Holiday Inn
January 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redsparkycar Everything 5 star except internet
Wireless required frequent re-entry of password. Slowed to nearly unusable on a Saturday evening.
Location was very convenient and easy to find. Although this is beyond the control of the hotel, there were quite a few homeless people observed as we walked to dinner, looked out the window in the mornings, etc. The area itself appears to be in transition, but the hotel is beautiful and immaculate.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RickDM CHULA VISTA HEI
This was probably the best HEI facility I have ever stayed at and I stay at Holiday Inns 40+ times a year.
I wish HEI would have changes in their breakfast offering as I get tired of the same stuff (40 times a year) But, this HEI had better looking/tasting fruit and the juices were better.
My only complaint was the clerk I called to to get directions, could not give me them. However, when we arrived, she was quite helpful in making our stay nice.
The pool was nice for swimming laps.
January 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Imastarsfan Quick to ignore
I rented two rooms for 7 nights. One of the rooms did not have working air conditioning. Despite discussing this with the front desk staff on days and nights, it was not fixed until the last night.
Breakfast was so crowded it seemed the hotel guests were bringing in friends and family to eat. We had to go out every day to get our breakfast.
I will pay more to stay somewhere else next time.
January 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mayangski Had a wonderful stay with the Family last July
Had a great stay with the Family last July 2014. The staff are friendly, courteous , and professional, from Front desk , housekeeping staff, and the staff in charge of the breakfast . We had a long drive, stuck in traffic and had to reroute, from a 5 hr drive to 10 hrs drive. When we arrived at 2am, tired especially with little kids, the front desk staff, forgot his name, made our check in so fast and easy. We had ants in our room , when brought it up to front desk , we were able to get bug spray right away. The staff, forgot her name, at the breakfast lounge, did a great job. Love the location , close to the Freeway and fast food chains.
January 4, 2015