4.0 out of 5

"We always stay here when we come down to the Safari Park. Location is adjacent to the freeway, but rooms are well insulated. Good restaurants nearby. ... " More

By WeLuvRhinos, from Ojai, CA on Wed 23 May 2012

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido you'll be 2 km (1.3 mi) from California Center For The Arts and 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Palomar Medical Center. Highlights at this motel include free buffet breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 84 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, premium bedding, free local calls, and safes are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and has a business center. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this Escondido motel include Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$89 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

very limited wheelchair accessible rooms

Cons: Accommodate guests who need the wc accessible room WITHOUT additional charge so that my children can use the toilet and take a shower.
Hotel manager wanted to charge extra for wheelchair accessible room for my children both using wheelchairs. We had booked our reservation with a price guarantee with special request on wc accessibility shower but the manager said she didn't see any notes on our reservation. As a result, my children had to use the toilet in the lobby and skip their showers:((

Posted by , from LA on Feb 6, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 9, 2017 by Vikki

Dear MS. Wheelchair: Thank you for sharing your experience during your recent stay with us. Please allow me to apologize for the inconvenience this matter may have caused you. Usually, wheelchair accessible rooms are bookable in advance and can be requested upon check-in based upon availability. We appreciate your business and we hope that you will allow us another opportunity to be of service to you. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido

2 out of 5

This one needs a little TLC

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, old ac unit loud, didn't smell good
I love Holiday Inn Express Hotel and I stay in them all the time. This one just needs a little TLC and Care.

Posted by , from Arizona on Nov 19, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent value for the money.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We always stay here when we come down to the Safari Park. Location is adjacent to the freeway, but rooms are well insulated. Good restaurants nearby. Same friendly front desk person checked us in. Breakfast is pretty good, nothing fancy, but decent selections.

Posted by , from Ojai, CA on May 23, 2012

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5 out of 5

great for the price

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
me & my boyfriend came here just to get away for a couple days. the room was great for the price. the bay view was ok. i would go back if i was staying in the area again.

Posted by , from adelanto, ca on Feb 9, 2011

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3 out of 5

Escondido Visit

We needed a place to stay for one night. It looked really good on the website but was a disappointment when we arrived. It is close to shopping and the I-15. For the price we would look for better accommodations next time.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2009

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4 out of 5

Overall, good experience

Our first night here, we found a big spider in the bathroom. We called the front desk, and they immediately switched us to another room at 5:00 in the morning. That was really our only negative experience at this hotel. The front desk staff was very courteous, and check-in was a breeze. We appreciated the free internet access, which we used with no problems. The rooms were clean, although much smaller than we expected, and the elevator was tiny. The beds were extremely comfortable, and although our room faced the highway, we didn't hear any noise from the traffic. The hot breakfast was well-apportioned. If the dining room is too crowded, the hotel provides trays to take up to your room, or to eat breakfast by poolside. An excellent location for Legoland, the Zoo, and the Wild Animal park. Overall, we had a great stay for the price.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009

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3 out of 5

Typical 2 or 3 star hotel

Good location for the price. We were able to go to the San Diego Zoo, the Casino, the beach, shopping outlets. All within 30 minutes of driving. I gave it a 3 because the hotel is old and smells musty. The rooms , although old, are kept pretty clean.

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009

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4 out of 5

Nice Comfortable Stay

We stayed here because we spent the day at Seaworld, but had trouble finding an affordable room with good traveler reviews in Mission Bay. This hotel is only 30 minutes north of Seaworld, barring any traffic delays. We booked a two double bed suite. It had a room with two beds and another room with a sofa that turned into a sleeper. We have seven members in our family and there was room for everyone. Though I had forgotten how small a double bed is. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean as well and the shower had good water pressure. I appreciated several power strips placed around the rooms. It is frustrating to have to hunt for an outlet for my laptop, cell phones, and CPAP machine. The breakfast is standard with most Holiday Inn Expresses. My only complaint is that it did not have the gooey cinnamon rolls I am accustomed too. I told all the kids how good they are, but they had danishes with raisins instead. Hate raisins. The dinning area was small for the size of the motel. Get there early if you want a table to eat. The pool area looked nice though we did not have time to enjoy it. The staff was friendly and courteous. We had a knock on the door dropping off some additional blankets that were requested only five minutes prior. Its nicely located near a Target and multiple restaurants. We got Thai food near the hotel that was very good. Overall a very nice stay.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009

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5 out of 5

Escondido vacation

Nice room, great facility, friendly staff and lots of perk. IE breakfast, fitness center and more.Excellant location for the Wild animal park. Shopping and restaurants nearby or on site. Lots of choices for dining.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2008

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4 out of 5

Stayed one night

Good value for the money. Location was perfect. Check-in, check-out simple. \nWould stay again if traveling to Escondido.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2007

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About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

Location 1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. This Escondido motel is smoke free.

  • 84 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 700 sq ft of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (51.9 km / 32.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido offers 84 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Diego-Escondido
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Diego-Escondido Motel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Motel