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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is smelly and not what I expected for the price I paid. Also I paid for two queens and upon checking in, they have noticed posted stating they. only offer one King or two full size beds. My husband and I felt like sardines in s full size bed and uncomfortable. We will not be returning.

Breakfast was a bit lacking but otherwise a good stay.

Cleanliness was lacking. I have stayed here before with no issue so I am going to assume someone just didnt want to do their job. The room had an unpleasant odor and the shower literally had hair from the previous guest in it.

We were going to a wedding nearby and stayed in the hotel. It was a fine place to sleep for the night. No problems.

Clean, polite, easy freeway access, walk to food and drink.

This facility was clean & comfortable. Nicely furnished & the bed was comfortable. Morning breakfast was nice & coffee good. Conveniently located near I-15 and shopping/restaurants. We mostly spent our time at local Indian casinos, which was fun. We would recommend this hotel and would happily stay here again.

We stayed at this hotel 8 years ago and it was an absolutely lovely experience. We cannot say the same for this stay. The staff was great! Very friendly & spirited & accommodating. Our room was clean (on the surface). I went barefoot in the room and the bottom of my feet got black with dirt! I had to wash them off before putting my shoes on. Also the room was SO wet! Our clothes were always damp, and the carpet always felt damp. After 2 days, some of our clothing had a very sour smell (we were there for 5 nights) We will not stay there again.

Excellent experience for my family. Convenient location and near food eateries and freeway access.

We always stay at this hotel when we go beer tasting in Vista/Escondido. Its clean, great location and the staff is nice.

Friendly staff, clean facility and really good breakfast.

Love it! Has plenty of stores & restaurant within walking distance. Extra clean room, friendly & helpful staff.

The hotel was easily located off the freeway. A nice variety of restaurants and stores were close enough to walk to.

The staff was very friendly, close to restaurants, and stores

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..

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

1250 W Valley Pkwy Escondido CA

Hotel highlights

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

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido places you within 2 miles (3 km) of California Center For The Arts and Palomar Medical Center. This 84-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Ferrara Winery is also 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido's 84 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

Everyone (4) Business (8) Couples (16) Family (19) Friends (3) Other (1)
2

smelly holiday inn

Everyone

Hotel is smelly and not what I expected for the price I paid. Also I paid for two queens and upon checking in, they have noticed posted stating they. only offer one King or two full size beds. My husband and I felt like sardines in s full size bed and uncomfortable. We will not be returning.

By on Oct 23, 2017

3
Everyone

Breakfast was a bit lacking but otherwise a good stay.

By on Mar 28, 2017

4

cleaning crew needed

Everyone

Cleanliness was lacking. I have stayed here before with no issue so I am going to assume someone just didnt want to do their job. The room had an unpleasant odor and the shower literally had hair from the previous guest in it.

By , from M on Jan 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2017

Dear Jennifer: Thank you for sharing your recent experience at our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience this matter may have caused you. Rest assured that we will address your concerns to prevent future occurrence. We hope that you will allow us another opportunity to be of service to you. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido

3

fine suburban place to stay

BusinessTravelers

We were going to a wedding nearby and stayed in the hotel. It was a fine place to sleep for the night. No problems.

By on Jul 11, 2016

5

excellent choice in the area

Everyone

Clean, polite, easy freeway access, walk to food and drink.

By on Apr 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 7, 2016

Dear Guest: Thank you for your review of our property. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again. Sincerely, Vikki Armonio General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Escondido

4

nice weekend getaway

Couples

This facility was clean & comfortable. Nicely furnished & the bed was comfortable. Morning breakfast was nice & coffee good. Conveniently located near I-15 and shopping/restaurants. We mostly spent our time at local Indian casinos, which was fun. We would recommend this hotel and would happily stay here again.

By on Sep 22, 2015

3

disappointed

Couples

We stayed at this hotel 8 years ago and it was an absolutely lovely experience. We cannot say the same for this stay. The staff was great! Very friendly & spirited & accommodating. Our room was clean (on the surface). I went barefoot in the room and the bottom of my feet got black with dirt! I had to wash them off before putting my shoes on. Also the room was SO wet! Our clothes were always damp, and the carpet always felt damp. After 2 days, some of our clothing had a very sour smell (we were there for 5 nights) We will not stay there again.

By on Sep 10, 2015

5

awesome family trip

Families

Excellent experience for my family. Convenient location and near food eateries and freeway access.

By on Jul 13, 2015

3

great hotel

GetawayWithFriends

We always stay at this hotel when we go beer tasting in Vista/Escondido. Its clean, great location and the staff is nice.

By on Jun 24, 2015

4

wedding party weekend

Families

Friendly staff, clean facility and really good breakfast.

By on May 20, 2015