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“Great Value for the $114.00 a night rate with free hot breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
Ranked #181 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Las Vegas, NV
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Value for the $114.00 a night rate with free hot breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

Located at the end of a cul de sac in an industrial park. A very quiet area. The rooms were very clean, nice linen, staff was very friendly. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The coffee was a good quality, there were eggs every morning prepaired in different ways. I was very pleased with the cheese omelets and the different breakfast meats in the morning. There were 4 different juices to choose from and the cinnamom rolls were to die for. We enjoyed a four day stay at this property.
Now the down side. This lovely property was also located within 1 mile of the Mexican Border. This hotel locks the front door at 8pm and you can only enter with your room key. This and the many border patrol cars that circle the area is a bit concerning. There were no incidents, and I would stay at this hotel again. In hind site, I might have appreciated having this additional knowledge to base my decision.

Room Tip: This hotel is about 30 minutes from Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. This was also a good choice if...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank oldnursie
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Rick G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, responded to this review, 8 August 2012
Thank you very much for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here at the hotel. As far as the door being locked after 8pm, we do not do it because we are close to the border. We do it to control the safety of the associates working the front desk during the night shift. We have never had an incident at the property or in the area. We are big on hotel, guest, and associate safety. We see it as a easier way of controlling who walks in or out of the hotel. Most small hotels also participate in this practice. Besides that im glad everything went well and we welcome you back again. Thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Would have scored much better, but who would put a hotel in the middle of a business park where you cannot easily walk to a bar / eating place?
Takaway pizza seemed popular.
Standard breakfast fare from Holiday Inn, but the pool and facilities were reasonable

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Red_Admiral_R06
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Rick G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
I’m sorry that you did not get the experience you expected. We are located in the middle of a large industrial park. However, there are some local restaurant and bars locations within driving distance. We welcome you back anytime and would love to give you directions and tips to the popular local spots. Hopefully we can see you back soon. Thank you.
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Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

From start to finish (all of one full day), I enjoyed my time here immensely! From the warm greeting of the hotel clerk, my simple yet lovely and comfy room, the simple yet satisfying breakfast (try the cinnamon rolls!), to the small yet very convenient in-house gym--my stay here was not in vain. I would definitely stay at this Holiday Inn again and again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rick G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
I am happy to hear that you had a great time here at our property. Thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel and staff. We strive for cleanliness and staff friendliness. It is most important to us that guests come here and have a great time and experience. The staff and I are very proud of our product and we are glad to hear an experienced traveler like you noticed and appreciated it. For that we thank you. The staff at the Holiday Inn Express Otay Mesa welcomes you back any time.
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Corona, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

My husband made the reservation for this hotel and as I drove to this place I grew concerned as it is practically on the border with Mexico. In addition, it was hard to find as it is in the back of an industrial area. However, once I settled in, I relaxed and found it to be a nice hotel. The service was good, the room was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. That was perfect for one night's sleep after a concert.

It was very convenient to Cricket Wireless where we were going to the concert. The major downside was the lack of good food within walking distance. We ended up at Wendy's for dinner because that was the only option we could find.

I recommend this hotel if you are going to a concert or need to be in that specific area. Otherwise, it is off the beaten path!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SusanM05
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Rick G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I know it is hard to find some restaurants within walking distance that are opened late but if you’re in the area again stop by the front desk and we have a whole list of restaurants we can recommend in the area that are driving distance and not far at all. There are quite a few sit down restaurants that are opened late and that are family friendly no more than 10 minutes (driving distance) from here. We strive for guest service and cleanliness and I appreciate your feedback and we welcome you back anytime. Thank you.
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Mexicali, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Located near Tijuana border makes this hotel a good choice if you happen to take a plane in Tijuana Airport or if you are there for business.

Rooms are clean and spacious, service was outstanding, breakfast is standard Holiday Inn.
There are some fast food restaurants nearby, like Carl's Jr, Jack in the box, Wendy's and Little Caesar's.

Will definitely stay here again, have to mention that price was more than adequate.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jfernandez76
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Rick G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa, responded to this review, 2 May 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We are very proud to have one of the cleanest hotels in the area, we strive for cleanliness. I am glad that an experienced traveler like you noticed it. There are other full service restaurants in the area that we can recommend. So next time you stop by feel free to ask our front desk for the great recommendations we have. Thank you once again and we look forward to having you back at our property.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa

Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa
Address: 2296 Niels Bohr Ct, Otay Mesa, San Diego, CA 92154-7915
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #181 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,017 - ₹ 12,301
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego Otay Mesa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa! San Diego flows with the charisma of its Spanish settlers, with sun, sand, beaches, mountains and lakes providing a wide array of options to both business and leisure travelers. This Holiday Inn is centrally located in San Diego County, only minutes from downtown, with easy access to both important industries and the many attractions of the city. Viegas and Barona Casino, located in East County, feature world class gaming, dining and entertainment. Discover some of San Diego's history by visiting Old Town San Diego with its famous Bazaar Del Mundo, Cabrillo National Monument, Gaslamp Quarter or one of the region's many missions. Enjoy Balboa Park, botanical gardens, museums, galleries, even wineries in North County. On the tree-lined streets of La Mesa, Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa is a newly renovated full service hotel, with modern design and highly trained staff. Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, a well-appointed heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, and highly equipped business center, Holiday Inn provides the perfect place to stay for any trip to San Diego. Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa--everything you need to visit this coastal Southern Californian city. ... more   less 
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