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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 121 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Generally clean and comfortable Only criticism is the desk chairs in the rooms are stained and look very dirty. Also, the chairs sit very low so that you need to be a VERY tall person to sit and work at the desk comfortably. Lighting is good. Like the free parking, although some of the parking spaces are VERY tight. Free breakfast staff are very pleasant. June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly Staff I feel that service must be rewarded. This hotel has a great staff, their atitude towards the guest must be commended. I enjoyed the breakfast it was complete and to my taste. The location of the hotel is great for quick in and out of freeway. Restaurants were close by one can have a drink and not worry about driving. I will always come back. May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect place to stay in La Mesa area This hotel is close to downtown and the beaches, without being in all the congestion of those areas. The staff is fantastic, the rooms are comfortable and very well decorated, and there is plenty of parking. Recognition of IHG Rewards Members? Not so much anymore; they seem to have stopped handing out the little treats that were so welcome. May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Improvements The hotel is great in service providing. On top it keeps on improving . They have done new wall paper in the rooms , new tiles etc. Now they are saying that new furniture is coming. We will be back Well done holiday inn May 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bad oder in hallways I must say this is the worst Holiday Inn Express I have stayed ever! The staff is great, but the condition of this hotel is bad. I understand that this a older building, but I think you can do better in renovation cleanliness. The carpet on the second floor is buckled in spots it smalls bad, my shower curtain was filthy, carpet in elevator is filthy. May 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfactory Overall, stay was satisfactory. Interior needs to be updated (e.g. new carpets, drapes, paint). Not the usual quality of Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express that we are used to. April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Service Excellence I travel for my business and am in sales. Upon arriving and staying first time at this hotel. I got service starting from the enterance of the hotel. I must say the staff is great and deserve recognition. The location is great. Quick in and out of freeway. Restaurants walking distances. Down town San Diego is close by. I was very happy. April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Staff This Hotel was perfect for our needs. We have stayed in the area in other hotels. The service provided by this hotel and the staff deserves praise. We will any day stay here again and will recomend this hotel to others. April 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Room and Bed Comfotable ..a Little noisey The Interstate 8 freeway is within a stones throw , so the vehicle noise can be a bit annoying if you a light sleeper noteworthy are the 3 restaurants you can walk to from the front door March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great service! Great staff! When i first came into this hotel i saw there was renovations being done so in my mind im thinking there went my nights sleep right? But no the girl that checked me in was very very nice she moved and upgraded me to a great room away from the noise she made me feel right at home! I believe her name was adriana i was impressed by her great customer service! I also had the pleasure to meet and chat with both the cafeteria lady sandra and maintenance man armando who were both very nice and attentive. Everyone there showed lots of attention to their guests and i love that! The only person that lacked all of the above i believe her name was belen? I would express concern on certain things i needed and she simply didnt care, she needs to be replaced. Other than her i would most definitely recommend this hotel to everyone and all families. I will be sure to return and hope that my favorite staff is still there :) March 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Quick check in The service to get us checked in was speedy and the person was accommodating . March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Well kept and good value We've stayed at this location several times when visiting in the area. Staff is friendly and helpful. Room, while "no frills," is comfortable and clean. Our only real complaint is the odor of whatever is used to clean in the hallways, which fortunately doesn't extend to the rooms. March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Small property but nice place. Location is great if you are heading out of town. Staff was polite, room was up to date, and breakfast wasn't bad. March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by La Mesa Holiday Inn Express Comfortable, convenient, quiet and secure. Excellent! Welcoming staff and management February 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Night staff exceptional but building in need of much updating Walls and carpeting all down the hallway to our room dirty and not a pleasant smell at all. The walls in our room were exceptionally thin. Truly kept thinking someone else was in the room with us. We had to turn our TV up so we could hear it over the next rooms TV. It wasn't as if the next rooms TV was blasting, but hard to believe it wasn't in the very same room as ours. If I didn't have ear plugs I wouldn't have been able to fall asleep. I was embarrassed to use the bathroom knowing there was no way they couldn't hear me. I even contemplated going to use the one in the lobby. It was as if they were standing right there with me, No exaggeration. We were told we had a view. When I opened the curtains I couldn't believe how dirty the window was. I mean REALLY dirty enough to mask the view. The highway traffic was loud as well. A positive was the bathroom was updated and clean. January 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by UNHELPFUL FRONT DESK CLERK When we checked out, we found the front desk clerk to be unhelpful. January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by As usual, a great experience I've been staying here for over a year, on and off, and have always been impressed with the congeniality of the staff, the willingness to address any problem and fix it, and the comfort of the room. Breakfast is OK, better than most, coffee is good and always available -- in room or in the lobby. The chocolate chip cookies are delicious, by the way, hope they stay! January 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Temporary Visitor Old hotel, deplorable carpets and lots of traffic noise. January 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Will never stay there again. The room was literally a stone’s through away from a very busy, very noisy freeway. When I requested a different room I was told they were totally booked and none were available. I woke up with a head ach, which most likely came from the exhaust and pollution emanating from the freeway. The second day the staff locked me out of the room because they wanted me to sign some additional paperwork. Really?! –How about a phone call instead. Then, when a returned to my room it was locked from the inside due to a faulty latch. It took about 45 minutes to get the door open. While I was waiting I was offered a different room. In summery, the hotel is in disrepair, doesn’t smell nice, and has marginally attentive staff. I couldn’t wait for my two-day stay to be over with. January 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Business Travelers beware! Pros: Front desk was polite. Breakfast room attendant was very polite. Cons: Room was very outdated. No extra plugs easily accessible next to bed. Room's layout I was in was very strange. Loud "clicking" noise coming from the wall for hours. Freeway is a stones throw away and created very loud noise that could easily be heard in the room. Hard to find off the freeway. Pretty much have to use Nav to find it. Pet peeves: Pool was empty. All floors of the hotel seems dated and in need of repair and touch ups everywhere. Overheard other hotel staff cursing while checking in. Towels were thin and not soft There is another Holiday Inn just a few miles down the 8. Might try that one next time, but I have to recommend this one be avoided until it gets some upgrades. (Namely noise resistant windows!) January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice place to stay! The location is convenient and the breakfast is good (lots of choices if you don't eat eggs and sausage). The window didn't open in our room (#420); I mentioned it to the front desk and hope it will be fixed since the room got stuffy. December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice hotel, grate location, renovated room, amazing service I love this hotel. Rooms are spacious in this hotel. Decor is cheerful colors and the bed was comfortable. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Good recommendation about restaurants and shopping. December 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding HIE We stayed here 7 days and everyday was outstanding from the breakfast's to the room servicing daily. Move here after looking at a motel very near this place. There is no comparision. December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happy in san diego i have stayed at this property many times. each time has been a good experience. rooms are always clean, staff is always friendly and parking is convenient and free!! its close to the freeways and continues to be my hotel of choice when in the area. thank you December 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mr Excellent desk clerk's Clean Quiet and located close to all of San Diego amenities November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Had fun What a nice staff! Thank you for such great service. They were even nice to my kids! November 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good food - Thin walls - Fitness Room (needs work) The rooms here were clean and generally comfortable. The walls seemed to be a little thin. I do not think my neighbor had the TV very loud but it seemed to come through the walls and conversations were not very private. The HVAC system worked thankfully as both a temperature monitor and a sound buffer. I was able to use the fitness room. Both Treadmills are in need of repair or replacing. The control buttons are mutilated beyond recognition. I got them to work but through a workaround. Breakfast was great and the cinnamon buns are my downfall. November 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst experience ever! So I booked a room here because others from our group were staying here. I arrived late for check-in, and upon my arrival I was informed that the room I got had no working shower in the room. My response was I would find another place to stay. After looking around there were no other hotels aviable in the surrounding areas, and since in was almost 1 in the morning I was forced into taking the room. My other friends starting at the property said I could use there shower. In sorts problem solved. After getting into the room I immediately noticed the room smelled like paint, so I went to turn I the a/c but apparently that didn't work either. I tired opening the balcony door but the noise from the extremely close freeway was unbearable. The noise with the balcony door closed was still very loud but with the tv on was tolerable. In the morning after talking with others from my group I found out the room had originally been given to another member of our group. That person was in the room for a long time before discovering the shower didn't work. House keeping didn't come back on a re-clean the room. Since I knew the person it wasn't the worst case but still unsettling. Also the hair dyer in the room only worked for less the five minutes. After that it turned off and wouldn't turn back on. November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good experience Overall, my stay was great. The housekeeping staff tried coming into my room even though I had my do not disturb sign, but that was alright. Breakfast was great and the lady handling it was very helpful and super nice. November 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Older facility but a great stay. Friendly reception on arrival and great to have laundry facility available to guests. Despite being an older building, the amenities were good. The breakfast room is a bit small (crowded) but still a good offering. Convenient to the highway without too much noise. November 3, 2013
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