Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 124
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Freak Traveler Quality and Value
The "double double" suite was surprisingly nice and exceeded our expectations for the one night stay. Internet access was as promised. Some hotels say they have Wi-Fi but the speed is slow to nonexistent. This one was OK. Beds were very fresh and crisply made. Better than most and almost on par with boutique hotel quality. Breakfast buffet had many choices and it was possible to feed even the health conscious person with fresh fruits. It was about as good as it gets for complimentary breakfast, which I generally do not bother with. Still over all it was not the healthiest selection of food, but the average person would find it adequate. I do not choose hotels for the free breakfast so it did not matter so much to me. More important was the cleanliness and the comfort and both were more than adequate. The price was excellent on the economy scale and probably the best in its class.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Michaelfromgermany Internet
The Internet Connection is very bad, all 3 Minutes the Connection was cuting,
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hockey Family Great stay!
Thank you very much for a great stay. Conveniently located right off the I-15, close to where we needed to be, and within walking distance to fast food places and other shopping. Friendly staff, clean, restful, exactly what we needed. The breakfast with those freshly baked cinnamon buns were great as well!
May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hopethisworks Very nice Hotel
Very nice room was a great location for us. Would recommended this to family and friends.
May 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Booboodog OVERALL, OUTSTANDING STAY!
We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express several times. It is convenient for us. The accommodations are a great value for the price. The staff is wonderful.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skip27 One week stay
This hotel is in a great location. It is close to everything. I stay there for a week at a time and the staff has gotten to know me. The service is excellent and the staff makes you feel at home. The building is a little old but it is quiet and everything in my room worked. This is a great value if you are doing business in the Escondido down town area.
May 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Troubles Hotel experience
The Front Desk service was excellent. Only had breakfast there one morning - it was horrible: the ;omelets' and sausage were cold and did not taste good ; the cinnamon rolls and coffee were good. If any HIE offers 'omelets' for breakfast we will not eat there. The hair dryer in the bathroom would only stay on if you held the button. The bathroom was VERY small.
Don't know if we'd consider this hotel a 2nd time..........
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edgeman Like I'm on a holiday
Great place, great staff. Vikki, the manager goes out her way to do everything she can to make your stay even better. Steve the houseman does the same. The entire staff does but I don't know all the names.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jstults Great service
Friendly, happy to help staff. I can't remember her name but I think it was a small name that started with a Z. She was very happy to help me, very enthusiacstic and looked like she enjoyed her job. The breakfast was good and the same quality as all the Holiday Inn Express's that I have stayed at.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by running ron excellent service and comfortable rooms
I have stayed here several time in the past year and each time the staff is not only friendlybut goes out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and at ease during your stay.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MeMe72 everything was great
Everyone was very friendly and helpful from unloading
the car to reloading the car. Never had to ask for help.
Room are very clean and we loved the stay.
We visited granddaughters and son in Escondido
April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by martd13 Exceptonal service
The front desk people are the best, friendly greeting and recognition.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AZ Hawkeye Great Location
We had a suite which was very nice. Wish there had been a door between the bedroom and the 'living' area.
The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
The beds need new pillows and sheets. Clean, but need updating.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by taciii toliet
Toilet was not working at check in. Notified front desk and someone was sent immediately but had to make 2 trips. I was gone for 2nd attempt. Upon my return the toilet still did not flush. Reported again to front desk and they indicated they would send the same person so I then repaired myself. Canceled repair request the next AM. 2nd night unable to reach the front desk to request wake up call. Let the phone ring numerous times on 3 different occasions then gave up. Alarm clock in room would only work in auto mode not alarm mode. Did not find the front desk to be service friendly nor accommodating after the first night.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DirectMan Always Wonderful
I am a regular here and love it every time I stay. Rooms are always clean and comfortable and the staff always friendly. Lots of places within walking distance to eat as well as shopping.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Animal Lover Great staff!
Our family stayed here on our trip to visit The Safari Park and the hotel was great. We were looking for something comfortable and clean, and at a good value since we didn't need a fancy, expensive hotel. The room was clean and well maintained, but what really stood out was the service. Everyone we encountered was professional and friendly, but mostly we dealt with Joel at the Front Desk. He was great! He gave us great restaurant recommendations and even printed out directions. His knowledge of the area helped us decide on the other activities to do after visiting the Safari Park.. Definitely recommend.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeMama67 Staff and hotel stay
The staff was wonderful and my room was very clean.... Breakfast was great and the food was good!
March 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jaypeewoo :-)
Relaxed... And all the crew member are so friendly...
March 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck41 Handicap Room
This room was far to small for a handicap room We could not move the Wheelchair around the bed.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great staff
Front desk staff very attentive and pleasant\ housekeeping did an excellent job while my stay at the express front desk always greets you when you come in and always smiles at you when you leave great service all around i will be staying there on my next trip
February 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Noah D very friendly staff
Front desk staff very attentive and pleasant. Uvalda from house keeping very pleasant and eager to assist with my room and toiletries needs.
February 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by robbie6769 staff did not control loud guests
The day and evening staff were pushy and lacked manners.
They did nothing to stop kids from running up and down the hallways or neighbors banging on the walls all night. Finally told the staff to transfer to another room. The following morning, received no apology from the front desk after mentioning my concerns. It is an older building and could use some update.
February 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Great Service in a not so nice facility
I have to say some of the Front Desk was the best I've seen, in particular a guy name Joel. He always went out of his way to make sure everything I asked was taken care of. With the amount of times my key didn't work or that I forgot my key, he was very patient. I believe he should be a Front Desk Manager because his leadership and people skills are awesome.
As far as the facility. We a group of people who work for ADP and unfortunately we stay at Holiday Inn Express too often all over the country. Consistantly, Holiday Inn Express are below standard. Outdated, horrible food, outdated fitness centers and in not so good neighborhood. Although I can't control whether or not I will stay there again, I would never recommend the chain.
Joel, however needs to move up. He was awesome.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeDa Friendly helpful staff
Enjoyed my stay. Room was
Clean and quite. Thanks!!!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Idahokid Great Choice
Enjoyed two night stay while visiting the area and friends. Suggest the spacious two room King Suite. A little extra room for more than a one night stay. Good shops and restaurants adjacent as well.
January 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by historybuff777 Home away from Home
My mother, father and I stayed at this hotel location for a week. They had a wonderful staff, great service, delicious and warm breakfast. We had come from another hotel that was ... not nice at all. We came to the Holiday Inn by chance and the people were very friendly especially Joel!!! The hotel meet and exceeded our expectations. The room was nice, comfortable and clean!! They had soft and firm pillows on the bed so you could take your pick. We felt completely relaxed that it was just like being at home ... but better - since you didn't have to cook or clean for yourself!!! I have family out there and I will always stay here when I come out to visit!!!!
January 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chief Fan Great Place 2 Stay
Very friendly staff, easy access to freeway, ensures guests comfort and a great breakfast. Will recommend for anyone.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by np2010 Good Value!
We recently stayed at this location for 4 nights. The big plus is the location which is very close to all kinds of amenities - fast food, restaurant, shopping etc. They also offer complimentary breakfast with good variety ( muffins, toast, bagel, omelet, coffee, juice, fruits, cereal, milk, yoghurt and fresh pancake)
We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and were in a King Suite. The overall unit was very spacious, however the sofa bed was old and creaky. However, the kids were ok with it as they would be so tired by the end of the day they would fall asleep anywhere.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by marandjohn Very comfortable and Great Service
We spent the night in the one bedroom king room. Very roomy and comfortable. We have stayed here before and will again in the future. Joel at the front desk recognized us immediately.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David12345654321 great place to stay near safari park
stayed here because it was close to safari park. desk clerk gave a great price. room was nice and clean customer service was great byevening and morning employees. nice big breakfast for free also. would definitely stay again next time in town
December 23, 2013