$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
BerkeleyDude
Business
Berkeley, CA
Mar 19, 2010

Good basic hotel

Just stayed for the night, but it was good. Comfortable bed and clean bathroom. Free wireless internet worked well. Some noise of planes taking off and landing, but tolerable.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
kateklo
Business
Camarillo, CA
Oct 19, 2009

It still smells like smoke...

The staff was friendly and the room looked clean. However, if there is one thing I cannot abide in a hotel room it is the smell of cigarette smoke. Even though this is reportedly a nonsmoking hotel, it didn't smell like it. My room smelled like it had been a smoking room for many years of its previous life. The location is certainly not dangerous, but it has a bleak feel to it. The hotel is pretty much under the freeway. That said, my room was quiet. So, it's a mixed bag. If you are on a limited budget, don't care about a view, and need a safe place to stay in the vicinity of Sports Arena Dr., this hotel will meet your needs.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DCPRO
Business
Atlanta, GA
Oct 14, 2009

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO-SEA WORLD

I was here on business, I have to say I had a good stay here. The beds could be a little softer

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Whittier, CA
Oct 5, 2009

Not bad

Nice and clean. Noisy being next to the freeway. Breakfast was OK. Need better eggs.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
los angeles
Sep 20, 2009

Nice staff not so nice room

Staff was very nice. Room however had a moldy odor. There were houses right outside our window and they played music pretty late. The windows didn't stop us from hearing all the lyrics.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shrefler's
Business
Littleton CO
Sep 13, 2009

Nice Place to Stay

We were in San Diego to go to Sea World and MCRD to see our son graduate from the Marine Corp. Was a perfect location to get to everything we wanted to do. Views overlooking the highway not so great but didn't stay for the view. Staff was super nice and hotel was very clean. Great breakfast for those on the go.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill 3667 India St San Diego, CA 92103-4749 (619) 497-0914 www.bluewater.sandiegan.com

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Aug 16, 2009

Great Hotel

Our room looked like it had been recently renovated and was very comfortable and absolutly spotless. There is a parking garage at no additional charge. The complimentary breakfast was excellent, a wide selection of both hot and cold items and someone to replenish the items as needed. No matter what your diet or prefrence there was something for everyone. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We were uncertain about the location but it turned out to be the best place we could have stayed. Close to everything and good access to the freeway. We definately will stay here again

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Point Loma Seafood is a favorite of ours. Everything is great but especially the clam chowder and the squid sandwich. Order at the counter and then take your food out to one of the picnic tables that overlooks the marina.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mugil
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 13, 2009

Great Location - Nice place

The hotel was in a prime location and within a mile of sea world and belmont part. San diego zoo was a short ride and you could reach any place within 10 mins. The room was clean and was well cleaned every day. The free breakfast buffet was really great. It had a full spread with eggs, ham, bacon, toast, muffins, croissants, danish, milk, corn flakes, juice etc. It was hot, fresh and was being refilled continuously. The staff was also very plesant and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. The free high speed internet and free parking (most hotels in this area donot have this) were added bonuses

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
El Coyote
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 26, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price.

Great service, checked in one half hour early and adjacent rooms were cleaned and ready. Hotel was well located with access to Sea World and waterfront. The complimentary breakfast buffet had a varied selection with eggs, bacon, bagels, and cereal. Also coffee, juice, milk and tea. I've stayed at some places that only offered a box of stale doughnuts and tepid coffee! The rooms were clean and had comfortable beds. The refrigerator and microwave came in handy as well. I would definately reccomend staying here in the future.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orange County, Ca
Jun 14, 2009

Great breakfast, friendly service.

The staff was very helpful and friendly, remembered we had come as a large family in separate rooms to celbrate a birthday. It was very close to Seaworld and very easy to get to Seaworld and back. The breakfast was nice, hot eggs or omelet, warm cinnamon rolls, and the more standard hotel breakfast fare. The rooms were very clean and neat, and were a good size. The two queen size beds plus the couch (really more of a loveseat) were great. One negative is that to reach the pool you walk through the parking structure and the pool is pretty small. They did not maintain the pool towels well as every time we went out to the pool there were no towels. While we could ask for more we would have to traipse back across the parking structure to make the request. The other negative is the parking structure is not the easiest to park in or to leave out of as the spaces are small, close together, with numerous support beams you have to park around. However, we would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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

Business

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