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4.1 out of 5

"Nice hotel and good location. Complimentary breakfast was good. Wi-fi connection in room was not great. Computer in lobby also had difficulty conne ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 21 Aug 2017

Hotel Description

Hotel near Mission Bay in San Diego

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Point Loma hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Mission Bay and Ocean Beach Park. Old Town San Diego State Park and SeaWorld are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

Featuring conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, the 70 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Hydromassage showerheads, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$100* Per night/room Sep 3 - Sep 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

Everyone (7)
5 out of 5
Location, every place close. Dining, small grocery store. Right off freeway.

Posted by on May 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
The property seems old, but it is clean. Parking is convenient

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019

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3 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and the hotel room was immaculate. It was nice to have free parking and free continental breakfast. The staff clearly work hard to make it a great hotel. Having said all of this, we would not stay here again. Although the location is great for getting around downtown and to the sites, the exact location of the hotel is terrible. It's in a sketchy area of town with a cigar bar directly next to it, half of the parking is on the street and there are homeless right outside. It is not an area I would feel comfortable walking around and we didn't like that the parking "garage" is not closed off to easy public access.

Posted by , from Utah, US on Mar 18, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel in a good location. Staff was pleasant. Room was clean. We got fresh towels everyday. Breakfast was good. I'd stay here again!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

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5 out of 5
Nice hotel and good location. Complimentary breakfast was good. Wi-fi connection in room was not great. Computer in lobby also had difficulty connecting.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

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1 out of 5

Horrible

Check in took forever. The hotel staff (one guy) Dante was nice. Room was ok. Security seemed laid back. Doors to garage were not secure. Our room had an electronic beeping noise all night. My husband and I would have been more comfortable sleeping in the car. Dante was the only person available. There was no maintenance person. The beeping was coming from the room next door that housed the electrical equipment. They offered to move us but both my kids were already asleep. So here I sit in my room awake with a beeping noise that makes you want to hit your head against the wall. Dante gave me the managers card but when I called the number it gave me him at the front desk. Stay anywhere else but here.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 18, 2016 by GEC

We would like to apologize for the inconvienced you endured while staying with us, we would like to reassure you that your comments and concerns are the key to success for our hotel and we strive to improve based on our guest reviews. Thank you for your time and we hope that you would consider staying with us again. Thank you. Best Regards, Hotel Staff Holiday Inn Express Sea World Area

4 out of 5

Great value for the money. can't beat it for Sea World.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Not the best location and not the best hotel. but great value for the money and great looking rooms and clean facility all around. breakfast is free and parking lot is safe. wonderful staff that go the extra mile and no bed bugs. I'll stay there again. p.s. the mattresses could use updating.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013

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5 out of 5

Fantastic operation

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: parking limited
Room was nice with good carpet and tile. Everything was well maintained clean. We stayed three nights and it was cleaned each day after we left which I loved because with kids+beaches we made a mess. The continental breakfast was nice and fresh with several options and daily changes. I also loved the warm cookies in the lobby when we got back each day. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub which were of a standard size. Of all the things I was impressed with the staff really shined. From the security guard to the desk staff to the cleaning staff. They were all helpful and cheerful and went the extra mile for us several times without me having to even ask. The hotel is a little difficult to get into but easy to get out of and very close and convenient to Sea World. The only negative is the very tiny parking spaces in the parking garage but there isn't much that can be done about that. Just don't arrive too late at night and expect to park in the garage. Other than that the staff and service more than exceeded my expectations for the price and prime location.

Posted by , from Castle Rock, CO, USA on Oct 15, 2012

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About the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

Location 3950 Jupiter St, San Diego, CA 92110

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily. A vending machine, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area. Free self parking is available. This San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • No smoking on site

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.) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego-Old Town Transit Center (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. A pillow menu is available. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 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 irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per day.
  • 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, debit card, or cash deposit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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 10.00 per day

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

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.