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    Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

    4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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    Reviewed 3 October 2016

    The hotel was dated, smelly, stained and tired. It was not what I'd usually expect given the rate, but I guess you pay a price being this close to the beaches. Front desk staff was attentive and friendly, didn't have any major issues with them...More

    Thank towelover
    Response from General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

    Dear towelover, Thank you for investing the time to review your stay with us. We’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed some aspects of our hotel. Please accept our apologies on the areas where we fell short on your expectations. We always aim to wow...More

    Reviewed 26 September 2016

    Stayed here 5 nights while visiting daughter and doing some sightseeing. Room (2 queen bed) was comfortable and quiet even though it is close to major roads. Fine for 2 of us, might be tight with 3-4 people. Hot breakfast is the 'standard' in the...More

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    Response from General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

    Dear fixer34, Thank you for investing the time to review your stay at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We’re happy to hear that our hotel suited your needs and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always aim to leave our...More

    Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

    Stayed at the hotel for 13 nights and was pleased with the standard. Ana in reception always welcomed us whenever she was on duty which was lovely and the cleaning team for our room were great. Breakfast was basic but did the job, the pool...More

    Thank Lesley S
    Response from General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

    Dear Lesley, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We’re happy to hear that our hotel is “very pleasant” and that you enjoyed your time with us. We always aim to leave our guests with a memorable...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2016

    I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff is very attentive and super helpful. The rooms were a little small but very clean and comfortable. The housekeepers are sweet always made sure I had clean towels in my room and the complimentary water bottles. San...More

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    Response from General M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

    Dear Deborah, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We’re thrilled to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us. We always aim to leave our guests with a memorable experience and we’re pleased to know...More

    Reviewed 21 September 2016

    I started my stay here with the nice welcoming receptionist here. Dont remember his name but he was kind and welcoming and responsive. The place is close to pacific beach. a nice place. The room wasn't the best. The bathroom (washing hands) was within the...More

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • US$ 118 - US$ 241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #43 Green Hotel in San Diego
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    maureen m
    Hello, Is there any type of public transportation near by? Do you offer a shuttle service to local attractions? Is there a bike rental business within walking distance? Is there a place near the beach that rents chairs & umbrellas for the day? Thank you for your help!
    21 February 2017|
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    Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
    I stayed there recently and there are some bus stops around the corner on Grand Avenue. Was able to go straight to Sea World and also Old Town. I believe the bus would've gone all the way to La Jolla, but I didn't have time... More
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    Is there a secure place to lock up our bikes?
    12 February 2016|
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    Margaret K
    Do I need to bring pool towels or are they supplied
    17 September 2015|
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    Response from General M | Property representative |
    Hi Margaret K, Our property provides pool towels to all of our guests, so no need to bring your own.
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    "Views mostly the hotel or the businesses around. Floors don't matter much because of the elevator."
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    "Rooms with king bed are very big. We had room number 337 - it was huge and comfortable room."
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    "Try on getting one away from the street"
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    "back side because of traffic noise"
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