Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 116
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bizirat ABOVE & BEYOND... :)
We've never had a bad experience staying at the Holiday in Santa Nella. Everyone is very helpful and with a smile even when you arrive at midnight, the breakfast is grand even with an outside patio area and the rooms are convenient and very comfortable. However, our last visit I do have to say that Carrie? (Manager) went above and beyond service. While traveling with our "pocket pet" our cha-winnie, he lost his favorite toy "blue monkey" and my husband forgot to double check when we left...after we discovered why our baby was so upset digging through his toy bag and not finding him...we called to see if by chance someone found him. Carrie went right away to our room and discovered "mr. blue monkey" and said she would keep him for us when we drove through on the way home. Our baby was very happy and so was I that I didn't have to listen to those mornful wimpers for a minute longer! Thanks Santa Nella we look forward to our next visit :)
January 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Islander26 'Pea Soup, CA'
We travel from BC to AZ every year for at least the past ten years and find this the perfect place to stop after a long day on the road. We find the rooms very comfortable, bed and linen, shower, TV, etc. Breakfast is always a treat. A wonderful variety of hot or cold breakfasts, plus the lovely women that has been there as long as I can remember. She always treats you like she remembers you from last time....maybe she does!
However, we have noticed that property is getting a bit 'long in the tooth'. There are areas that could benefit from a upgrade. Also, I am a cat lover but I don't think that feral cats should congregating around the breakfast room or anywhere else on the property.
Overall, it is an enjoyable stay.
January 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cindyy Not exactly as advertised
Requested an upper floor room on my res; was not notified until I checked in that there are NO elevators in the hotel. I switched to a ground floor room, which I try to avoid, as I don't like having windows with street-level access. This was made worse by the fact that ALL rooms have outside access (either ground level or the 2nd level balcony), which means you are exposed to anyone walking by. The large grounds are gated, but the 4 times I went in or out, the gate was never locked or closed...so much for security. In a busy, freeway travel center as Santa Nella, I did not feel very secure. However, the room was great, very large and comfortable. Free parking. I would try to choose a hotel next time with all indoor entrances and/or secured outdoor entrances. I could see this being a good stopover in the summer, as the pool area is very large, has bbq's, etc. I don't know if there is a breakfast offered here, as I saw no breakfast room and nobody said anything when I checked in.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PClongbeach Pleasant as always
I stay at a Holiday Inn Express every month, while traveling with my dog. It's so nice to have a pet friendly hotel that is clean and comfortable with welcoming staff. What a pleasure it is to stay there!
January 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HonestReveiwPro Old and updates haven't added anything...
The rooms are old and have gotten the funk, poor security (courtyard gates don't close), cats running loose, pets being walked in the pool courtyard, elevator construction blocking walkway, old heat that rattles, just old, needs deep cleaning & room update...
Too bad the courtyard use to be so nice... easy room to parking access, courtyard pool for the kids of all ages, exterior seating, areas please both non-smokers and smokers, the hotel design is far superior to the new indoor hall designs.
January 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HonestReveiwPro Avoid this one....
This location in past years was clean, well staffed, and very nice.. It is now a run down partiers hotel, with feral cats living in the court yard. Which as of Dec. 2012 was torn up a bit, with at last the installation of an elevator. But the rooms are so run down, the furniture worn, not clean, bugs in bathroom, crack under door, open security gates, broken heating,.. the hotel should be torn down or completely rebuilt, re-secured, re-staffed, etc..
Lysol, paint and bug spray isn't enough for this aged property.
January 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dottwin1 Santa Nella Holiday Inn Express
This has always been one of our favorite places to stay but last time, earlier this month, was a disappointment. We stayed in Room 118. Right across from us was the Jacuzzi which was evidently having problems. It was really loud and we could hear it over the TV. The toilet was loose in our room and made a big clunking noise when you sat on it. The carpet seemed less than clean.
Altho I think installing the new elevator is very nice, I hope you don't let the rest of the property go down hill.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephanie02 Very good stop over
We travel the length of the state several times each year and always make this our mid-way stop. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated and maintained. Pleased to see the elevator going in because we do prefer the second floor. When traveling we pull a small trailer and parking is well lit and safe. Breakfast was very good, staff are quite nice and efficient. Overall a very good stay as always.
November 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Senior2 Excellent choice for overnight when traveling the I 5
The room was large and comfortable. Had a refrigerator and microwave with a good location next to the bathroom countertop.
We slept well, was quiet, bed was clean and comfortable with a choice of firm or soft pillows. Has inner courtyard with pleasant surroundings. Breakfast was good with fresh scrambled eggs, great biscuits plus meat gravy for those who like it. We had a very nice experience.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Byfaber great stay
We were very pleased at the fine reception & great people when checking in. The room was very nice and the breakfast was incredible!
November 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happygma Staff
Two people were at the front desk but the man was the one who checked us in. He was nice enough but did not mention Priority Club (I'm a member but didn't have my number) and did not mention breakfast and when it was served. I went back and the woman who was there looked up the Priority number and wrote it on a card for me and told me about breakfast. Both were nice but he should have done these things automatically. We stay here often and do like the facility.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Willowtravels Great Location
We have stayed many times for business and pleasure travel and have had good experiences. Glad to see elevators being installed. We will stay upstairs from now on. Great stopping point on Interstate 5 for our travels.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by minky2 Nice room set up
I found only one thing that could be improved: the soft pillows were not very soft. Other inns have had more comfortable soft pillows. The contrast between "hard" and "soft" pillows there is not very great.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rompinrudy great value
room was clean and good size. grounds very well kept. Hotel had a major electrical problem, all exterior lights were out, making getting around almost imposible without a flashlight. Things happen ,,,,,all in all we will not hesitate to book a room here in the future.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robert95959 Traveling home with kids
We were traveling home with our young children and need a stop-over for the night. Found a coupon for a special rate and was very happy with our stay. Room was clean and looked new. Enjoyed the breakfast. Staff was very helpful.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by petethebear Half-way home rest stop
I've stayed here four times now and each time I've found a clean, quiet room with a good bed to fall into sleep on. The grounds are always well kept (I used to be a landscaper before I retired), the front desk staff are warm and friendly, respond quickly to any service issues, and the morning breakfast gets me ready for the road again.
All in all, this is my first choice for a rest stop.
October 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JBOY Great Value
Have stayed here often travelling from Oregon to SoCal. Room is always clean, breakfast is always great, friendly staff and an excellent value. Also within walking distance from several places to eat.
October 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sdawn Okay...
The hotel was okay. They were in the process of putting in an elevator, which would've been nice as we were on the second floor. It was clean, but could use a little upkeep. The door was not hung straight, so there were gaps of light around it. Breakfast was average for a HI Express...love the cinnamon rolls!
October 26, 2012