$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 29, 2014 Check-out: Oct 30, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO SOUTH-NATIONAL CITY

3 stars
1645 East Plaza Boulevard, National City, CA 91950
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
5 reviews
Our second stay here.

We really like the location because we can easily get to my sons home in San Diego which is a... See full review

  • LHA6Mom
  • Sep 21, 2014
Easy access to landmarks and universities

We came to take our freshman daughter to college. It was less than 15 minutes away, and the hotel... See full review

  • University Parents
  • Aug 27, 2012
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City is conveniently located off I-805 and is within minutes from San Diego International Airport, the Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Downtown (Gaslamp District), Sea World, San Diego Zoo, world famous beaches , as well as a wide variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Guests will experience luxurious accommodations, free parking, and a host of amenities including plush new bedding, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet, business center, fitness room, an outdoor heated pool and whirlpool. Our exceptional location places you within a short distance from the ARCO Olympic Training Center, Sea World Aquatica Water Park, Historic Old Town, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, Coronado Island, shopping malls such as Westfield Plaza Bonita, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley and Horton Plaza, USS Midway, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Point Loma, the Maritime Museum, as well as universities such as University of San Diego (USD), San Diego State University (SDSU) and University of California San Diego (UCSD). Nearby businesses are National City Civic Center, US Naval Base San Diego 32nd Street, Ball Automotive Group, NASSCO, General Dynamics, NMS Management, Inc. and Oxyheal Health Group. We're certain that you'll enjoy your stay in Americas finest city, so Stay Smart!®

Hotel Map

32.6771 -117.0878
Nearby airports
San Diego Lindbergh Field International Airport, (SAN), 7.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
White board
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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 (5)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO SOUTH-NATIONAL CITY

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3
Value:
3.4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LHA6Mom
Business
Waterloo Iowa
Sep 21, 2014

Our second stay here.

We really like the location because we can easily get to my sons home in San Diego which is a military housing complex, It's easy to get to the Base, Sea Port Village and not a bad trip to the Airport. The staff really are exceptional, pleasant and accommodating. The hotel isn't for a person looking for elegant, but if you want a clean, pleasant experience with a hot breakfast and workout room this totally fits the bill. It is NOT within walking distance of tourist attractions, shops or beaches but the drive to these places is not bad. It is near shopping and restaurants. It is an affordable option for someone looking to spend some time in San Diego.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you take Plaza (left out of the hotel drive) to 8th and take a left follow it all the way to Harbor Drive and take a right a short drive will take you to Gas Light Village, Keep going and you can get to Sea Port Village. Both are tourist destinations and I recommend Sea Port Village.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kokappelli
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 13, 2013

Not the best

Hot breakfast was the highlight. Difficult to access hotel into oncoming, fast traffic with bumper-scraping curb. Nowhere to print out boarding pass- must have receptionist do it for you. No decent food within vicinity.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vacation luv
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Sep 11, 2012

Good service and location

The service was very good starting from the staff to amenities, and the location was also good, few minutes to get to the downtown. The only thing that was not good it was breakfast. There was not a good variety of stuff to eat.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO SOUTH-NATIONAL CITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
University Parents
Business
Illinois
Aug 27, 2012

Easy access to landmarks and universities

We came to take our freshman daughter to college. It was less than 15 minutes away, and the hotel was even closer to the San Diego Zoo, the airport, the Harbor, Downtown, etc. The room was clean and attractive, and there were no insects. I liked the colors of the room and the bedding. The beds were not quite soft enough, but were still okay. I like that each bed had four comfy pillows. There was a table, chair, dresser, and a large cabinet that contained an ironing board. I stored my suitcase there out of the way. The TV was nice and worked well. For some reason, some of our clothes and my make up brushes were moist. San Diego was unusually humid during our trip, so maybe that was the reason. The bathroom was clean, and the shower worked well. There was an area outside of the toilet/shower area, which contained a sink and a mirror. That was convenient for allowing more than one person at a time to get ready. We had enough towels, and Housekeeping did a wonderful job. They always came to the room when we weren't there, which was nice. The FREE breakfast consisted of choices of bagels, toast, really good cinnamon rolls, and cereal. There were eggs that were different every day, i.e., cheesy, plain, etc. Sausage was offered- one time paddy, another time- link. I didn't see fresh fruit, but apples and oranges were available throughout the day and night. My husband and I used the fitness room, which included an exercise bike, a treadmill, an elliptical, and a weight machine. There was also a scale and a container of water. You will have to bring your own cup/bottle. There was a pool and a hot tub outside. I didn't like that you had to go into the parking lot to access them. The hot tub bubbles didn't work, so I wasn't too sure if it was completely sanitary. The business area consisted of a computer and a printer. It was extremely easy for us to print our boarding passes- a lot better than having to do it at the airport. All of the hotel staff were very friendly and cordial. They greeted us, smiled at us, and were helpful. They even let us check in early and pick which floor we wanted to stay on! The area outside of the hotel was nothing special, but there were fast food restaurant choices not far up the street. It wasn't an area that invited walking around, but it didn't feel unsafe. The lobby had several places to sit, and newspapers were available to read. Unfortunately, the ice machine was only on the second floor, and the elevator did not invoke my 100 percent confidence. In summary, I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again. The staff were nice, the room was clean, the food was fine, and the amenities were helpful and useful.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't forget your GPS!

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO SOUTH-NATIONAL CITY

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CarmenP4
Business
Longwood, Florida
Dec 20, 2011

family getaway

The staff was exceedingly pleasing and made every attempt to keep us comfortable. however the bathroom door needed to be replaced. kitchen aide was very helpful with trying to help me make a waffle. Thanks,

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

Business

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