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4540 Mission Bay Drive, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109, United States of America – Show map
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All children are welcome.
One child under 14 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
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Based on 85 reviews
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Directly off Interstate 8, Holiday Inn Express San Diego is conveniently located near SeaWorld. This California hotel provides a free daily hot breakfast buffet with automatic pancake maker.
Score from 85 reviews Very good
One block from the stunning Pacific Ocean, this motel in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood has relaxing facilities and friendly services in an ideal location.
Score from 206 reviews Very good
Only 5 miles from the San Diego Zoo, this Mission Valley hotel features an outdoor pool and hot tub and a 24/7state-of-the-art fitness center. All guest rooms have free Wi-Fi.
Score from 345 reviews Excellent
Set on Shelter Island, along the San Diego Bay, this hotel offers a private marina, stunning views of the bay and enjoyable facilities, including an on-site restaurant.
Score from 966 reviews Excellent
May 1, 2015
The rooms were small the bathroom was small the door would close unless slammed breakfast wasn't great
It wasn't to far from sea world
April 13, 2015
The rooms were very small and we could hardly walk past the end of the bed without hitting the dresser and there is only a wardrobe cabinet to put your luggage and clothing, which is also very small. The swimming pool is tiny, so if you have kids planning to swim it will only accommodate about 8-10 people.
Location in Mission Bay and close to freeway access.
April 2, 2015
The bed!!!! Was as comfy as my own! Breakfast, awesome! Employees, awesome! Everything, AWESOME!
March 30, 2015
No clearly visible notices about conserving water anywhere I could find No recycling bins
Speed of checking in Great breakfast included Free Wi-Fi Free parking
March 6, 2015
The rooms are a little small and the water pressure in the shower is a little weak.
Nice and handy for Pacific Beach and the Freeway. Comfy bed so was well rested after some long days. Free on-site parking is great.
February 17, 2015
VERY small tub/toilet room. The hallways had an odd smell but the room was fine.
Location was excellent..close to the beach, bike trails and access roads. Friendly and helpful staff.
January 24, 2015
Wi-Fi was inconsistent.
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Value was great.
December 30, 2014
Old. To small. Pillows were bad. Key didn't work for the tiny pool. We paid the same price for a nicer room.
November 21, 2014
The halls and rooms felt a little cramped
The staff were awesome! Every one of the staff said, "Good morning" to us. We loved breakfast and the buffet, esp. the scrambled eggs, were awesome!
November 6, 2014
Breakfast was nice and all the staff there...always willing to help.
October 24, 2014
Small parking lot
I like the clean room fresh linen and the complimentary breakfast was hot and delicious.
October 14, 2014
Smack dab in the middle of an auto mall. Icky neighborhood right behind hotel. I didn't feel safe in the parking lot at night even though it was well lit. The lamp shades need to be replaced. No top screw to hold old shade secure so it wobbled and they generally look really cheap. I would not stay in this location again. Was suppose to be a special time away with my high school grand-daughters and location put a damper on the experience. I felt bad for travelers who came to San Diego for a "real" vacation and were stuck at this hotel. Breakfast should stay open until 10:00 AM for non-business travelers.
Freeway accessible, granite sink area, large sink area, updated bedding, updated room furnishings, included breakfast.
September 29, 2014
I was woken at around 8:0 -8:30 by the maids in the hallway shouting at each other what seemed like just socializing as they were attending some rooms. I really needed and intended to sleep late after a long day and evening the day previous day. I didn't have time to complain to the desk but this is really unfair to guests and should be stopped. For this I only rated quality of sleep fair!
Room was very comfortable and clean with excellent amenities. Young lady at reception was very welcoming and helpful. The location is easy to find but set back enough that you don't hear traffic. (I was in a room on the third floor.) Didn't have time to check out the pool or gym.
September 2, 2014
online picture misleading, outside noise very loud at night.
September 1, 2014
How wet and uncomfortable it was ..getting our of the shower and drying off but still felt wet cuz the room was moist.
September 1, 2014
Older AC unit in room so didn't blow as strong so room was stuffy and room was very tight for a family of 3. The refrigerator did not get cold. The wifi was extremely slow, so wasn't worth even trying to use.
The hotel was clean and the receptionist was friendly, patient and very helpful. Free breakfast for guests.
August 19, 2014
The toilet plumbing wasn't working right, even after two visits from the hotel maintenance people. This issue should have been resolved immediately, and with our second request for maintenance, an offer to move rooms should have been made to us.
The location was suited for our needs during our visit to San Diego. Room was quiet and clean. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was good.
August 15, 2014
The complimentary breakfast was delicious.
August 12, 2014
August 8, 2014
The bathrooms were so small. Toilet seat too small and uncomfortable to sit on. Restroom downstairs could have been better stocked, because it was out of toilet paper early in the evening. Pool is too small, but with the ocean nearby it was okay.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Always treated kindly at front desk, by cleaning staff and breakfast staff. Enjoyed the daily breakfast. Breakfast is very organized and offers great variety for all types of meal plans and appetites.
July 22, 2014
Breakfast was really poor.
June 29, 2014
June 15, 2014
Noise(explicit) from next door and people passing through the hallway.
Staff are friendly and the location is near and well accessible from I-5 Hwy. Breakfast and parking is fine. Restaurants & 7 eleven nearby. Would consider to stay next time..
June 8, 2014
King size room a joke. King bed crammed into tiny room. Very uncomfortable. Worst HIexpress i've ever stayed in. Pool sign posted on pool gate is repulsive and totally uninviting. The trash outside the hotel needs to be cleaned up more often.
Front staff were very accomdating. We were allowed to check out later because we had a night flight out of San Diego.
June 8, 2014
There was blood in the bathroom dor, we slept with flys...
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