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I wasn't pleased with how the rooms smelled and the room was still dirty. I won't be staying here again. These rooms are too small and the doors are old. You can hear everything in the hallways and the room next door.

Very conveniently located near the highway and other attractions. Road outside is pretty noisy and hotel could use an upgrade/remodel but a decent enough place if you only need a place to stay.

Price was doable and fairly quiet. Location was adequate.

One desk clerk was a little snarkey. Otherwise the place was OK

Saxon at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful during our stay.

Very nice rooms, pretty good location. There was jack hammering in lot right next to room in the morning. Would have appreciated a discount for the annoyance

Parking was difficult. Too narrow. I was afraid to crash into another car and afraid my car would get dinged. It took me a long time to park and it was very stressful. The staff was friendly and made me feel welcomed. I appreciated the peanuts offered to me. I would definitely stay again.

Staff were excellent and reacted to the problem immediately

Upside: Staff was always nice. Breakfast had plenty to choose from. Centrally located to everything in San Diego worth going to. No bad smells (Cigarettes, mildew etc). Downside: Pool was down for 2/3 of our trip- not to mention that it was very small. No shuttle to Sea World, even though they have Sea World in their title.

Hotel is dated. It has been renovated but it is overall dated. Breakfast was good though with hot food offered. It is okay for a one night stay. Nothing special but not sure how this property is a Holiday Inn as it reminds me of a Super8 hotel or a lower end property. Definitely does not feel like any other Holiday Inn that I have ever been too and I travel a lot.

It was clean, comfortable, and located close to the park facilities where we attended an event.

It was close to everything and easy to get to. The breakfast was not that good so we still ate out a few times. The shower and toilet were in a “closet”. It was super hot and cramped. The beds were very firm so a foam topper would have been a nice option to upgrade to. The pool was really small and I wish it had a hot tub. It still was a great option for the area and we’ll probably stay here again if we come back.

Great location near Mission Bay and the best beaches in San Diego. They also had free parking.

Great hotel @ a great location and great food (new varieties).

Great location--very close to many SD attractions.

Very clean and pleasant staff. The bed was most comfortable.

Within walking distance of Mission Bay Park, a nice place to go on a morning walk.

Mission Bay Drive San Diego CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mission Bay Park
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Pacific Beach within a short walk of Mission Bay Park, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Mission Bay. This 113-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.


Rooms

All 113 individually decorated rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (MOBILITY)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (23) Couples (2) Family (12)
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Family Family with small children Family

I wasn't pleased with how the rooms smelled and the room was still dirty. I won't be staying here again. These rooms are too small and the doors are old. You can hear everything in the hallways and the room next door.

By on Mar 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize about the condition of the room and will notify our team about your feedback. Have a great day!

3
Family

Very conveniently located near the highway and other attractions. Road outside is pretty noisy and hotel could use an upgrade/remodel but a decent enough place if you only need a place to stay.

By on Mar 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2021

Thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately.

5
Everyone

By on Mar 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2021

We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.

5
Family

Price was doable and fairly quiet. Location was adequate.

By , from Phoenix AZ on Jul 9, 2020

4
Family Family

One desk clerk was a little snarkey. Otherwise the place was OK

By on Mar 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the hotel. We will shared your feed back with the team. Thank You,

5
Partner Couples Family

Saxon at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful during our stay.

By , from San Diego on Mar 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write to a review of the hotel. We hope to see you again soon. Thank You, Yadira Manzo

4
Partner Couples Family

Very nice rooms, pretty good location. There was jack hammering in lot right next to room in the morning. Would have appreciated a discount for the annoyance

By on Dec 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback! We strive to provide excellent service, a comfortable room, and we are so pleased you had a great experience. We thank you again and hope to see you again next time your travels bring you back to San Diego!

5
Everyone

Parking was difficult. Too narrow. I was afraid to crash into another car and afraid my car would get dinged. It took me a long time to park and it was very stressful. The staff was friendly and made me feel welcomed. I appreciated the peanuts offered to me. I would definitely stay again.

By on Oct 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback! We strive to provide excellent service, a comfortable room, and we are so pleased you had a great experience. We thank you again and hope to see you again next time your travels bring you back to San Diego!

1
Family

Staff were excellent and reacted to the problem immediately

By on Oct 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2019

We thank you for visiting Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World/Zoo Area. We apologize that your recent stay did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments and will share your feedback with our team so that we can continue to improve our operations and enhance our guest experience. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future so that we can provide a better experience. We thank you again and hope to see you again next time your travels bring you back to San Diego!

4
Family

Upside: Staff was always nice. Breakfast had plenty to choose from. Centrally located to everything in San Diego worth going to. No bad smells (Cigarettes, mildew etc). Downside: Pool was down for 2/3 of our trip- not to mention that it was very small. No shuttle to Sea World, even though they have Sea World in their title.

By on Jun 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback! We strive to provide excellent service, a comfortable room, and we are so pleased you had a great experience. We thank you again and hope to see you again next time your travels bring you back to San Diego!

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, an IHG Hotel

4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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