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Holiday Inn Express Sea World

HIExpress.comUSD 186*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ojai, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here in preparation for a cross country endurance ride, we went to bed early as we had a early rise , the room had a musty smell to it and both of us got sick Coupled with the fact that they were doing road construction outside our room all night which wasn't the fault of the hotel, needless...

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

To start with the check in clerk Luz was the best she had a great smile was very much on the ball and made us feel welcome was a great help in starting the week end out on a positive note. We were in room 307 it had 2 queen beds and was a large room that was very clean...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean rooms and a very well maintained complex. Free garage parking and helpful employees. The hotel is located in an industrial area and backs up to the freeway making it a 10 to 15 minutes’ drive to downtown San Diego. Although there is nothing fancy in the neighborhood of the hotel, the outer area of the hotel has been nicely...

2Thank McNamara_44
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel is a little hard to access because of the road work being done in front, however once it is cleared up, no issues. The parking area is small for a large hotel. The spaces are tight, and I was worried about my car getting scraped or dinged. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The hotel is very...

Thank Stephanie A
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I expect that this old girl was originally a motel built in the early '60s. It recently received what really should be its final re-model until it hopefully gets torn down. I was initially attracted to the coastal location and the fact that it had free parking and breakfast. Even the price was just OK. Overall, the neighborhood is a...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Hello dcdude310! Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Sea World Area, CA. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your high rating in customer service, and your nice comment about breakfast. However, I'm sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the surrounding...

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We found hotel management to be inflexible and unhelpful. We called 12 minutes after the 24 hour deadline and asked to cancel. The hotel incorrectly routed us to an off shore call center, which then routed us to a US based call center. The woman at the US call center was nice but was unable to help us because only...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your experience with the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-Sea World Area. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have endured while trying to cancel your reservation. Thank you for bringing your observations to our attention so we can continue to work on areas where we may...

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The hotel was very nice and very clean. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the pool and the breakfast. There were so many people downstairs at breakfast that their were not enough tables. The pool is outside but you have to walk either through the garage or on the street to get to it. It...

Thank mzazula
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Holy Cow what a night! We arrived at the hotel at around 9:30 in the evening on March 3rd and so it began. Waze took us a route that I only hope was a back road because can you say seedy part of town? Then we arrive and the parking garage entrance is blocked by a transient with their cart....

2Thank Sunnycadreamer
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Hello Sunnycadreamer, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience. It is indeed unfortunate that you were not able to fully enjoy your stay with us due to the noise challenges and the level of service you received. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience these may have caused you. Rest assured that your comments are...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Checked in a 4pm. Given a room with a dog kennel outside the window. Many barking dogs!!!! Went to front desk and asked for a different room. Told it would be 3 hours minimum before they would have a clean room. While trying to kill 3hours, we found a room across the street at Wyndham. Went back to holiday inn...

2Thank Larry C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Dear Larry C, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. Please accept our sincerest apology for the unexpected experience you had with the room assigned to you and the service and response you received from our staff fell short of your expectations. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly...

Hutchinson, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This a good hotel that is close to the beaches, Sea World, Mission Bay Marinia, and not to far from downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter. The room itself (and the entire hotel property) was very clean and well kept. Jaylene at the front desk was truly outstanding helping us with all our needs and questions, directions, etc. She is the...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Sea World, responded to this review

Hi bobjohnson2015, I am happy we were able to host your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World Area. Special mention to Jaylene front desk who was able to assist you with your stay. It is sad that you have rated our sleep quality 3 stars. Glad you are giving us opportunities to improve and be the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Hotel is conveniently located only minutes away from the San Diego Zoo, San Diego SeaWorld, downtown San Diego, San Diego Old Town and the San Diego Waterfront.The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld is also only a few minutes drive from the San Diego Airport, and close to many local companies like Lockheed Martin, CSC, SAIC, CACI, EDS, and SPAWAR. Hotel features include complimentary hot full breakfast buffet, free local phone calls, and free high-speed wireless Internet. Visit beautiful San Diego and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-SeaWorld Area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Sea World

Address: 3950 Jupiter St, San Diego, CA 92110-5119
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $183 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Sea World 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Holiday Inn Express Sea World Hotel San Diego
Holiday Inn Sea World
Holiday Inn San Diego
San Diego Holiday Inn
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“Ask for an even-numbered room. Odd numbers face the freeway.”
dcdude310, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't. Go somewhere else.”
Sunnycadreamer, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Definitely ask for a quiet room, i.e., not facing the street. Avoid room 328!”
101DIANEW, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“get a room away from the elevators, a lot of kids going up and down making a lot of noise.”
carlg743, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Free underground parking.”
KellyO270, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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