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Orange, California
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We picked this place because it was a short 15 minute drive to the safari park. It's right off the freeway and there are lots of restaurants close by. The price was reasonable and the room was spacious and clean.

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

Dear Samndjsdad: First of all, we want to thank you for picking our hotel during your recent visit to the San Diego Zoo Zafari Park. We are indeed the closest Holiday Inn Express to the park and has easy freeway access with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. We are glad to hear that the room was spacious and clean...

Sierra Vista, Arizona
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We stayed here while visiting the safari park. It is in a good location with plenty of restaurants around. The express is what you expect. Nice staff, good continental breakfast and nice clean rooms. The pool is located out by the parking lot and offers zero privacy.

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

Dear Huachucakid: Thank you for your review of our property. It is great to hear that we have a nice staff and clean rooms. Our hotel is indeed easily accessible to I-15 Freeway and close to many shops, restaurants and businesses. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of our hot buffet breakfast. I apologize that you...

Reviewed 4 June 2015

My family and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. We honestly didn't spend much time in our rooms, due to going out and about. But Breakfast was good, this hotel always had coffee in the front lobby, with Flavored creamer! Which I loved. It was always clean and picked up. It was nice to see a security officer...

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

Dear Laura R: Thank you for sharing with us your recent experience at our hotel. We are delighted to hear that the full hot buffet breakfast was good and the room was always cleaned and tidy with fresh towels. Our coffee station at the lobby area is indeed kept fresh 24 hours a day....we're glad you enjoyed that as well....

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We stayed for a few days and from the moment we walked through the front door the staff went above and beyond to be friendly and helpful. Our room had two beds and was small, but was very well laid out and comfortable with a wardrobe, a mini fridge and a desk/dresser. The breakfast bar is a huge plus, although...

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

Dear Minerva451: We are so happy to receive such a wonderful review...thank you. We hope that you will come back and see us again and maybe even recommend us to your friends and relatives. We appreciate you choosing the Holiday Inn hotels for your lodging needs and we are looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager...

Rockledge, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Nicely kept hotel - inside as well outside. I would call it a good breakfast, due to choices you have. Breakfast room gets crowded on the weekend. Saturday evening a couple of teens used the 2nd floor aisle to play (threw a wheel and ran around). Asking them to stop it was simply ignored. Threatened to get hotel management involved...

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

Dear Peter U: Please allow me this opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your recent stay at our hotel. I wish you contacted the front desk so that we can advise those teens to stop and find out who the room was registered to. We have a strict house rules that are signed by the coach for...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We got a suite for $110/night, which was cheeper than the standard 2-queen rate. Check for these rates if you are coming with families. The hotel is about 15 minutes away from the wild animal park, which is about as close as you can get. The rooms were clean, and there were great places to eat a short walk away....

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

Dear Mryellow 21: We are delighted to hear about your recent stay with us. We do have a great location easily accessible from Interstate 15 and surrounded with tons of shopping, restaurants and businesses. It is good to know that you were able to get one of our suites which is definitely larger than the regular room equipped with microwave,...

California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Stayed for 2 nights, We had a king suite. Great little kitchen with sink, microwave and small fridge, separate living room and bedroom. Very clean, lots of room. Bathroom very small. Friday we laid by pool, had dinner at Stone Brewery (a must), we took Uber, brewery was about 2 miles. Saturday a group of friends met us at hotel...

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

Dear Tami and Casey J: We are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us recently. Our location is indeed easily accessible from I-15 freeway and close to tons of shops and restaurants. We are the closest Holiday Inn property to the famous Stone Brewery. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of the amenities...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I would first like to thank the manager for putting my request in for an early check in. The request was honored and it made me really happy to know that I didn't have to leave my luggage in the car all day. Staff was polite and my room was very clean. The hotel is in a great location by...

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

Dear Melisha C: We try to do our best to accommodate early check in request and we are glad that we were able to do it for you. Even then, if the room was not readily available, we could always hold on to your luggage at the front desk and deliver it as soon as the room is ready. We...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This hotel was excellent, the best Holiday Inn. Express I have stayed in. The rooms were clean and spacious and the staff were very helpful. There were several restaurants and shops nearby in walking distance of the hotel. The breakfast was good with a varied selection.

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

Dear Maureen L: It is great to hear that this is the best Holiday Inn Express you have ever stayed at. We are so happy that you enjoyed your brief stay with us and enjoyed the many amenities we have to offer. We hope that you will come back and see us again. We appreciate you choosing the Holiday Inn...

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The hotel was booked since I was going to the safari park the next morning. The location was a little less than optimal since its hard to see from the main road (its down a street next to an In-n-Out Burger). The hotel itself is your standard nicer mid-level hotel chain fare. The rooms were clean and the bed was...

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

Dear pharmacyguyX: We are delighted that you chose to stay with us. We are indeed the closest Holiday Inn Express to the San Diego Safari Park. We are glad to know that you found our staff to be friendly and your room and bed were clean and comfortable. We appreciate your business and we hope you will stay with us...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $145 - $217 (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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