$108 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 12, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD AREA

3 stars
3950 Jupiter St,(I-8 & Sports Arena Blvd), San Diego, CA 92110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
55 reviews
San Diego fun

Near sea world and old town. Breakfast and services were great! See full review

  • Fo fam
  • Aug 9, 2013
very pleasant stay

Hotel was easy to find . The man working at the front desk was very nice and courteous :) he had... See full review

  • dani and holly besties
  • Jun 18, 2014
Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld! And what a smart choice it is! The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Hotel is the perfect solution for families and business travelers alike. Our proximity to all the world-class destinations the city is famous for - less than 1 mile from SeaWorld, 5 miles to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, downtown San Diego, San Diego Old Town and the San Diego Waterfront - makes this an ideal location for seeing all our beautiful city has to offer. Convenience is the name of the game when you are just a short drive from the San Diego Airport, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) and close to many local companies like Lockheed Martin, CSC, SAIC, CACI, EDS, and SPAWAR. Hotel features include complimentary hot full breakfast buffet, free local phone calls, free high-speed wireless Internet, flat screen TVs, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, and on-site guest laundry. Visit beautiful San Diego and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-SeaWorld Area . We are a 100% non-smoking property!

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Hospitality Point: 0.9 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 1.4 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 1.4 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Heritage Park: 1.7 mi
  • Belmont Park: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.3 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 2.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 3.1 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 4.3 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 0.9 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 1.4 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 1.4 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Heritage Park: 1.7 mi
  • Belmont Park: 2.1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.3 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.4 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 2.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 3.1 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 4.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 4.3 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 4.4 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 4.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 4.5 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 4.5 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 4.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 4.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 4.7 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 4.8 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4.9 mi
  • PETCO Park: 5 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 9.4 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 10.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 26.1 mi
  • Legoland: 26.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,120.2 mi

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 (55)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD AREA

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
55 out of 55
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.7
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honeymooner518
Minneapolis, Minneasota
Nov 15, 2012

Great Place to Stay

We were looking for an affortable option and this exceeded our expectation!

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

3
5.01.0
Montemon
Business
Ladera ranch
Aug 11, 2014

Not Impressed

The room was clean, but the location was less than desirable. Housekeeping knocked on our door at 8 am to clean the room?? Breakfast was not stocked and they were out of many items. Not a hotel I would recommend for families.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a stripper bar close by.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dani and holly besties
Business
pismo beach, california
Jun 18, 2014

very pleasant stay

Hotel was easy to find . The man working at the front desk was very nice and courteous :) he had our crib set up with pink blankets and all for when we arrived . Rooms were nice , good space and clean . Beds are not very comfy somewhat hard but could be worse . Breakfast was amazing , lots and lots of choices was very impressed . Of course what most reviews have stated is that the parking is kind of crazy lol very tiny spots it's under the hotel so there are support beams in like every other spot . Almost funny bc I had to direct my husband on backing out our Ford edge from the parking spot so we dont hit the poles or cars ect .. there were 3 other womens down the way directing there husbands cars as well while they were trying to back out . Very small spaces but good location and close to lots of restaurants.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Soup plantation right across street

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Venky K
Business
San Jose, CA
Apr 16, 2014

Good hotel, good staff, good amenities but in very crowded area.

This hotel has very good staff, great room cleanliness, with good room comfort, and overall a good value for money. Specifically, the breakfasts are good with good choices to start off your day in a great way. Now the downsides, this hotel is in right middle of a heavily crowded area, the parking is tight with each space being too small as well as not enough spaces. Overall, a good value for money hotel. It will help this hotel if they run a shuttle to Sea World to benefit of customers improving their service.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

About 1 mile walking distance to Sea World parking entrance or main gate.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
blen
Business
las vegas, nevada
Nov 21, 2013

will be back to stay more

me and my family had a great stay with this hotel!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

good costs for everything

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD AREA

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fo fam
Business
Fontana, CA
Aug 9, 2013

San Diego fun

Near sea world and old town. Breakfast and services were great!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LolaLynn
Business
Denver
Jun 30, 2013

Close but book at your own risk

This is a lovely hotel inside. It is clean, the staff is friendly. But it was the location that was a SHOCK, The location that is not depicted in any of the pictures above is frightening. One morning we had a homeless man barge into the free breakfast - in front of my child and others, stack his plate ( while the breakfast staff looked on) and eat as he stacked. It ruined the free breakfast for the next week. There are homeless everywhere, one tried to get into the locked pool, another was urinating on the corner as families returned to the hotel after a day at Sea World. Considering most of the folks staying have small children, I would recommend finding a hotel in a nicer part of town. Each day we had run in's with the less fortunate, trying to enter the hotel, looking through trash in the garage, or trying to get into the pool. As a priority member, we were very disgusted with the surroundings. As one other stated... it just does not feel safe.. day or nite.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mn.Snowbird
Business
Mpls,Mn.
Jan 30, 2013

Great place to stay !

Staff was very friendly and helpful. always a greeting when you come or go.Coffee always available in lobby cookies too in afternoon. Every area seemed new and fresh,lobby, halls, our room.We know we will stay there again as we go once or twice a year to San diego .Loved it !

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Heysissi
Business
Boston
Jan 15, 2013

Nice place overall

Very good location. Only 10 min from airport. Close to the sea world. And has many good restaurants around. Very good staff The only thing is that the printer in the lobby doesn't work well.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiki Jumper
Business
Boston
Jan 14, 2013

Feels weird at night

The hotel feels kinda crippy at night. But it is good overall.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD AREA

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Honeymooner518
Business
Minneapolis, Minneasota
Nov 15, 2012

Great Place to Stay

We were looking for an affortable option and this exceeded our expectation!

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

Business

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