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Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed day before T-day. This place was pretty nice, considering it's an Express. Not as large and full of amenities as regular HIs, but still nice. Staff member was wonderfully accommodating. Room was comfy and clean. Pool looks nice (too cold for a swim). Priced right. Right next to my fav burger joint... In-n-Out.

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Thank Onewaywire97
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear onewaywire: We are happy to hear about your delightful experience during your recent stay with us. We hope that you were able to take advantage of the free hot buffet breakfast as well. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido More 

Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liked this place, stayed two nights and saved a lot compared to staying in San Diego. In and Out burger beside the hotel; lots of shopping nearby - located near highway; one exit to Costco; two exits to large mall. Beds a bit on the soft side; room was quiet and there was lots of free parking. Had an outdoor... More 

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Thank soj502
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear about your recent experience at our hotel. Great to know that you are happy with your stay. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn hotels for your lodging needs and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido More 

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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were going to Valley View Casino. We decided to spend the night at this Holiday Inn Express. It is only a fifteen minute drive to the casino. It is an older hotel, but the rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. Front desk staff were really nice and they upgraded us to a suite. The... More 

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Thank cuaman
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear cuaman: We are delighted to hear about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your business and really excited to know that you will definitely stay with us again. Thank you for your business and for choosing the Holiday Inn hotels for your lodging needs. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido More 

San Jose, California
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62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Hotel is in a pretty sketchy area but is not that far from some nice malls. The lobby is average and the rooms were okay except for the lines of ants crawling around the bathroom, in the shower, and on the bed! There also isn't a safe. Breakfast was below par; the eggs were hardened and soggy, and there... More 

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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Ethan C: Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. We do have a very convenient location easily accessible right off Interstate 15 and surrounded by tons of restaurants and businesses. I apologize that you had some issues about ants. We have been working with our pest control for the best solution to that issue. Also, we alternate... More 

California
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel is OLD and needs a complete RENOVATION very old, doors don't seal properly, Windows don't lock. They need more hangers in closet and pads on the sofa bed...

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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear MHSR: It is great to hear that our staff is friendly and helpful. We also appreciate your feedback about the issues you have encountered and please be rest assured that we will take the necessary steps to resolve them. We hope that you were able to take advantage of the many amenities we have to offer including the hot... More 

Riverside, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Found a live bug on the bed as soon as we entered the room. Immediately shlepped all our stuff back to the front desk & asked to change rooms ... no sign of bugs in the 2nd room, but I felt itchy all night anyway after the first room, slept terrible wondering what might have been crawling on me. Overall... More 

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Thank Pauline J
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Pauline: Please allow me the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent stay with us. We are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. We sincerely regret we fell short of our goal in this instance. Your comments will be shared with the management for further review. Once again, we... More 

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Escondido
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I stay at IHG properties 10-15 nights a month. This property is old and needs a serious upgrade. The elevator is extremely small and outdated, the breakfast area looks like it was a hotel room converted into a dining area and the rooms were DIRTY. This property is not up to the standard of a HIE. I've stayed stayed at... More 

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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Melinda K: We appreciate you taking the time to advise us of your opinion about our property. We are committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. We will share your comment with the management for further review. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. We want to take this time to thank... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This hotel is tucked behing some restaurants, and can be easily missed if you don't know it is there. Look for the In N Out Burger, and you're close. The hotel is old and drafty on cold winter nights. The elevator is small and slow. The breakfast was up to usual Holiday Inn Express standards (plentiful and lots of good... More 

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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Ambul: Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience this matter may have caused you. We will share your comments with the staff and use it as part of our training tool to prevent future recurrence. For your information, we are not allowed to place... More 

Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Hotel staff was great!! Breakfast included eggs/bacon/cereals/pancakes/fruit/sweet rolls, etc. very good - as was the coffee. The breakfast room could be bigger. The hotel seems a little dated but it was clean and quiet. There is an In & Out Burger next door and also a convenience store close by. I will stay here again next year when I visit... More 

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Thank Super W
vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Super W: We are delighted to hear about your recent stay with us. We are happy to know that our staff was great and that our breakfast selection was good. We do have a great location right off I-15 and close to shops, restaurants and businesses. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn hotels for your lodging needs. We... More 

Colorado
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I stayed at this hotel in April 2015 while we were visiting a friend in the area. Let me first start by saying that there is an In and Out restaurant literally in the parking lot! Now, this isn't much for locals, but since I don't have one in Colorado it's always a treat! Now, for the hotel, it's perfectly... More 

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vfarmonio, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido, responded to this review

Dear Coloradolawdobe: What a great comment about our hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you will stay with us again whenever you're in town. Indeed our hotel has a great location close to tons of restaurants, shops and businesses. Needless to say, we are just right off Interstate I-15. We appreciate your business and we look forward to your... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido is nestled in hills of north San Diego county, minutes to Wild Animal Park, Performing Art Center, Harrah's Rincon Casino, Valley View Casino, Pala Casino, Cal. State San Marcos, Award Winning Stone Brewing Co., Golf Courses, fishing, and Wineries. Easy access to downtown San Diego, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Legoland, Beaches, Parks and only a few miles from hiking, Cineplex, and Ice skating. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Centrally located to business & financial district of Escondido. Local companies include Sony, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett Packard and many more. Includes daily deluxe hot breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido

Address: 1250 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Region: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range: $128 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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