$125 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 29, 2014

Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

3 stars
1250 WEST VALLEY PARKWAY, ESCONDIDO, CA 92029
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
65 reviews
Easy access from the freeway and lots of stuff near by for eating etc.

The free breakfast was a nice treat to just not have to worry about going out. Staff super nice. I... See full review

  • Kim in love
  • Sep 11, 2013
Great location & staff!

enjoyed the stay, near restaurants and shopping center. Would recommend. Staff was great, room was... See full review

  • aloproductions
  • Apr 9, 2013
San Diego Vacations Start at Escondido Hotel's Site Travelers seeking San Diego area hotels find the accommodations of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites San Diego - Escondido advantageous. The hotel's proximity to I-15 makes it the perfect home base for business and leisure, and the conscientious staff and countless creature comforts provide an environment guests are pleased to call home. Entertainment in Escondido runs the gamut from slots at Harrah's Rincon Casino to shows at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. In the hills of the northern San Diego area, the hotel's patrons can discover one of the country's most extraordinary attractions: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a wildlife sanctuary home to more than 3,500 animals. For even more fun, guests can visit the Gaslamp Quarter, LEGOLAND California and SeaWorld San Diego. Iceoplex Escondido is less than one mile away. For corporate guests lodging at this hotel in Escondido, business is truly a pleasure. The new Palomar Pomerado Hospital and countless corporate locations are minutes away for more convenient travel. There's also 700 square feet of event space on site, ideal for meetings of up to 40. With a 24-hour Business Center and free Wi-Fi access, every necessary business resource is at your disposal. Enjoy the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. Guests can work out in the Fitness Center 24 hours a day and enjoy a seasonal, outdoor pool at their leisure, too. Book now!

Hotel Map

33.1162 -117.1014
Nearby airports
Lindbergh Field, (SAN), 32.00, MI;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • San Diego Wild Animal Park: 5.9 mi

Dining

Coco's
Bakery restaurant. American cuisine with chef specials. Fresh made pastries, pies, cookies and cakes.
Olive Garden
Italian cooking with daily chef specials and full service lounge
Applebee's
Steak, ribs and chicken specialties. Sports bar and late hours of operation. Guests receive a coupon for a 5 dollars discount ticket
Panera Bread
Casual dining with unique sandwiches, soups and salads.
Panda Express
Indoor outdoor tables with choice of take out.
Chilis
Southwestern themed restaurant. Excellent menu wonderful service.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Specialize in locally grown, small-farm ingredients and feature an eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine and their unique take on comfort food. As strong advocates for environmental responsibility and high-quality food, they are now the largest restaura

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (65)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
joeevw
Business
Fresno, CA
Nov 9, 2013

It's ok but not great

The staff were great but the room was stuffy, the vent in the restroom does not vent out the steam from the bathroom which makes the whole room stuffy. I asked for a different room but they did not accommodate. I co worker was in the room across the hall from me but he had the same problem. outdated hotel needs some upgrades. Pros: good breakfast buffet, has decent gym..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

restaurants in every direction.

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CalJeff
CA
Oct 4, 2013

OK One Night

One of the best among limited options in Escondido, CA. Expensive as all hotels are here for what they offer. Next to busy road and Freeway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim in love
Escondido, CA
Sep 11, 2013

Easy access from the freeway and lots of stuff near by for eating etc.

The free breakfast was a nice treat to just not have to worry about going out. Staff super nice. I would stay here again. Quick drive to beaches.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dave the Man
Orange, CA
Aug 19, 2013

Not the best breakfast...Hallways were a sauna...

The room was great, but the hallways were hot all the time. It was like walking in a sauna. The breakfast was nothing to write home about. I went to the Coco's and paid for my breakfast instead of eating the free breakfast. I know that I shouldn't expect the stars when I get a free breakfast, but would it hurt to offer bacon and omelettes? The location is perfect as there are plenty of places to eat around there. The staff was great. I say it's average overall because for what you pay for the room per night you should get a better free breakfast and not have to sweat in the halls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mike's BBQ is a great place to have some good BBQ and it's just down the street. We walked there in 5 - 7 Mins.

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aloproductions
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 9, 2013

Great location & staff!

enjoyed the stay, near restaurants and shopping center. Would recommend. Staff was great, room was good. Complimentary continental breakfast was good!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

perfect for families, if visiting San Diego Safari.

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveling Man 27
Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 3, 2012

Hard Bed, Wrong Room.

My stay could have been better. I booked a room with 1 King bed and got a room with two twins. I was in a hurry to catch dinner reservations so I didn't have time to complain to the front desk. Also, the beds were really firm, as in HARD. When I pay to stay at a place I hope for the beds to be comfortable...these were not. I've stayed at Motel 6's with softer beds. I won't stay there again. Thank you for reading.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Planet Genius
Monrovia, CA
Oct 31, 2012

Impressive!

I hadn't stayed at a Holiday Inn since the late 90's when some of their properties began looking and feeling like cheap motels, but I decided give them a try again and I'm glad I did. I was on vacation and needed a safe, clean, comfortable, and convenient place to stay. This hotel was perfect! The suite I got was practically brand new, spacious, and rivaled other suites I been in with Marriott, Hilton, and Sheraton. This was much nicer. The bathroom was immaculate, the bed was super comfortable, the room was clean, and the furniture was modern chic. To top it off, the free breakfast buffet and WiFi were a big plus and the location was unbelievable perfect! The hotel is right off the free and surronded by restaurants and stores within walking distance. It doesn't get better than this for a great price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try: Breafast: A Delight of France Lunch or Dinner: Thai Kitchen Dessert: EscoGelato

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Denise Dee
Ontario, California
Jul 25, 2012

Convient & comfortable!

My family and I stayed at this hotel for the night after our visit to the San Diego Animal Park. It is located right off the freeway and easy to find. We loved that there was resturants and stores within walking distance. The staff was friendly and the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Man from FV
Fountain Valley
Jul 24, 2012

Room is a little small

otherwise its clean, smells good, AC works good, bathroom is upgraded, water seems to be soft water but I could be wrong. Free coffee in the lobby, also provided pool towels however the pool is rather small, internet is free but like most hotels it is slow. The location is good, it's in a big commercial area and its 1/2 way between Legoland and Safari Park. I would stay here again if the price is right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN DIEGO-ESCONDIDO

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Washington Family
Washington State
Apr 27, 2012

Washington Family

Met our needs for the evening. Location was difficult to find.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
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