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The location and proximity to good and shopping mall.

I really liked our stay there. They apparently recently got new beds, and they were so comfortable. The breakfast each morning was fantastic, and I loved that they had real Cinnabons available every morning of our stay except Sunday. The hot tub was great and the staff were so nice and helpful the entire time - truly, every one of them was great. There were only a few negatives: 1) We had booked a king room for our 5th Anniversary, but when we got there (admittedly at midnight b/c of our flight), they had a room with 2 queens available. They fixed it for us the next day and were very nice, but I would have been really upset if they hadn't had a king for us since it was a special trip and it was a bit of a pain to have to pack back up the next morning to leave our stuff before our big day out touring the zoo. 2) They have very limited parking on-site. It seemed to generally work out, but because they were sold out or close to sold out a few nights we were there, it was always a bit nerve-racking to be worried about whether there would be parking for you when you got back at night.

The continental breakfast was great and the hot tub was nice. The staff was friendly. Looked like maybe some areas could use repair in lobby/breakfast area. There were some ceiling leaks. Nothing bad enough to not stay there.

It was an amazing stay at this hotel, the staff was very helpful and provided outstanding services... I am looking forward to staying there again on my next visit... Semper Fi

Noisy fan on air conditioner, hard pillows, nice breakfast, freeway close

Very pleasant stat. Room is clean. Staff are friendly.

We were very pleased with Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City. The beds and pillows were very comfortable to sleep on. The breakfast had a good variety of things to choose from. And, it's located not far from the interstate. So we were able to get around to the attraction very easily. There are a lot of places to eat close by too. A Super Walmart is just down the road for things you may have forgotten for your trip. If in San Diego again, we won't hesitate to stay there again.

Location was convenient to Hwy 5 and 7 miles from the airport. A lot of types of businesses and restaurants in the area. Check in was welcoming and quick. The front desk was always polite and helpful. The room was a good size and clean with a lot of towels. Breakfast had a choices, all pre-prepared. .Parking was very tight. Getting into the driveway from the street was not easy.

Close to eating places. Enjoyed browsing Thrift stores in the business area of National City and Chula Vista.

It wasn't until my 2nd night did I realize that I did not get the size room that I had made reservations for.

Great hotel for the price. There was construction going on in the surrounding area but didn't effect the hotel much other then the entrance.

Our a/c was broken when we got there and they said they would send someone but never did then we called again and a finally they sent someone but he didn't fix it. I stayed there 2 nights in a hit miserable room and they didn't move me rooms or give me a discount when I asked for it.

From the entrance to the elevator ofcourse in the room smell like a cheap spray stuff. The hotel staff don't have skill to handle very tired customer by driving. Other wise not special but so so hotel.

The hotel location had easy excess to the highways that made our trip easy to get from and to our travel plans to the zoo, beach, casino, food places, and to the airport. We would stay again for our next trip that will be longer then two days.

It was our first time in san diego and we had a good time. The hotel was clean, breakfast was good and the front desk staff were very nice and helpful! Beds were comfortable!

The staff was cheery and attentive. As soon as I arrived they greeted me and the check-in process was efficient. The room was very clean.

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.

The Hotel is nice. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. They hotel clerk answered all questions and even gave us a book, of things to do in SD. We got to the hotel 3 hours before check in and they allowed an early check in. Also they allowed us to do late check out without charging any extra fees. The Hotel is very clean and they have continental Breakfast included which was pretty good. The only downside that i found was that is far from downtown SD. If you have a car, than this might not be an issue but if you are taking public transportation then you have to make sure you get the bus schedules.

E Plaza Blvd National City CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City is located 1.9 mi (3 km) from San Diego Bay and within a 10-minute drive of Balboa Park. This hotel has 91 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City's 91 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and safes.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Feature)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City

Everyone (12) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (7)
5
Everyone

By on Dec 5, 2019

4
Family

The location and proximity to good and shopping mall.

By on Nov 19, 2019

4
Partner Couples

I really liked our stay there. They apparently recently got new beds, and they were so comfortable. The breakfast each morning was fantastic, and I loved that they had real Cinnabons available every morning of our stay except Sunday. The hot tub was great and the staff were so nice and helpful the entire time - truly, every one of them was great. There were only a few negatives: 1) We had booked a king room for our 5th Anniversary, but when we got there (admittedly at midnight b/c of our flight), they had a room with 2 queens available. They fixed it for us the next day and were very nice, but I would have been really upset if they hadn't had a king for us since it was a special trip and it was a bit of a pain to have to pack back up the next morning to leave our stuff before our big day out touring the zoo. 2) They have very limited parking on-site. It seemed to generally work out, but because they were sold out or close to sold out a few nights we were there, it was always a bit nerve-racking to be worried about whether there would be parking for you when you got back at night.

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I apologize there was a confusion about your bed type But I am happy that we could get that fixed the next day. I understand the worry about wondering if there would be parking. Our team would definitely assist if there was any issue. Thank you again for the review. And Happy 5th Anniversary!

4
Family Family with small children

The continental breakfast was great and the hot tub was nice. The staff was friendly. Looked like maybe some areas could use repair in lobby/breakfast area. There were some ceiling leaks. Nothing bad enough to not stay there.

By , from kalamazoo, MI, USA on Mar 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Thank you for taking a few minutes to review your stay with us. We have been working on repairs. Hopefully you can come back and see.

5
Everyone

It was an amazing stay at this hotel, the staff was very helpful and provided outstanding services... I am looking forward to staying there again on my next visit... Semper Fi

By on Dec 23, 2018

4
Everyone

Noisy fan on air conditioner, hard pillows, nice breakfast, freeway close

By , from Brea, CA on Nov 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologize for the fan noise. Sleep is very important to us so we understand the importance of quiet. We will look into that.

4
Everyone

By on Nov 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2018

Thank you for the 4 star review

5
Everyone

Very pleasant stat. Room is clean. Staff are friendly.

By , from CA on Sep 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2018

So happy that you had a pleasant stay and that my team took good care of you. Thank you for the 5 star review.

5
Everyone

We were very pleased with Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City. The beds and pillows were very comfortable to sleep on. The breakfast had a good variety of things to choose from. And, it's located not far from the interstate. So we were able to get around to the attraction very easily. There are a lot of places to eat close by too. A Super Walmart is just down the road for things you may have forgotten for your trip. If in San Diego again, we won't hesitate to stay there again.

By , from IN on Jun 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 5, 2018

We love our location, only a block away from the 805 freeway. So easy to get around San Diego. So happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our beds are definitely comfy. Come back again.

4

convenient location, comfortable hotel

Everyone

Location was convenient to Hwy 5 and 7 miles from the airport. A lot of types of businesses and restaurants in the area. Check in was welcoming and quick. The front desk was always polite and helpful. The room was a good size and clean with a lot of towels. Breakfast had a choices, all pre-prepared. .Parking was very tight. Getting into the driveway from the street was not easy.

By on Feb 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2018

Thank you for your 4 star review. I am happy to hear that my team took good care of you. We are central to San Diego and very close to the freeways to get around the town, Please come back again.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City

1645 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950
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