Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stay was good. No issues . Breakfast was good. Staff Karen was professional

The street in front of the hotel is horrible. When we sat down for breakfast, directly across the street was a homeless man who spent the night on the sidewalk. The city of San Diego should be ashamed.

Very surprised with hotel very clean and close to freeway access. Breakfast was good

Rooms are dated. Rooms are clean, but there is a musty smell in the rooms and hallways. Breakfast is good, but there are too few tables and the lobby/ breakfast room will only fit a handful of guests. The hotel is also located in somewhat sketchy neighborhood. Less than a ten minute drive to Seaworld.

The rooms were very clean. The overall appearance of the hotel was very good. All the staff was very helpful, from the front desk to the people preparing the breakfast. The breakfast was very good. I loved the location. It's close to the Zoo and Sea World and to MANY restaurants to eat.

The breakfast and the clean room and service transportation .service room

Nice hotel, clean, location is next to freeway. OK breakfast juice, yogurt, eggs. Staff is friendly.

This was well worth the money. I was very skeptical to book a place without knowing anything about it but I would go back again. The room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly. I usually don't write reviews but I felt I needed to let others know my experience. It was reasonably priced and better than expected.

Parking space was very limited and crowded, I had my mirror broken due to that, only 1 elevator. Ice machine not working

good parkin good location very decent hotel to stay

The hotel was in proximity to our Son who we were there to visit in the first place. The trip was very quick so the time in the room itself was very limited. Everything about the hotel was acceptable and appreciated!

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 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.

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.

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

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 !

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.

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

We enjoyed our stay there. We had a lovely room . It was located near the sights we wanted to see. The breakfast was very good. Lots of choices. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a very pleasant visit.

The location for this hotel is great. Very close to Sea World and the freeway. Lots of places to eat around it. Horrible parking. If you're driving an SUV, you can pretty much forget about parking in their garage. Spent 20 min trying to pull into their VERY small parking places. Also, to get to the pool, you have to walk through the parking garage.

3950 Jupiter St San Diego CA

Located in Beach Cities, Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Seaworld and Old Town San Diego State Park. This 70-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to University of San Diego and Ocean Beach Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

The 70 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, Multiple Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Area

Everyone (4) Business (6) Couples (17) Family (30) Friends (2) Other (1)
5

very nice hotel.

Everyone

Stay was good. No issues . Breakfast was good. Staff Karen was professional

By , from Calgary on Feb 20, 2017

4

terrible location..........

Families

The street in front of the hotel is horrible. When we sat down for breakfast, directly across the street was a homeless man who spent the night on the sidewalk. The city of San Diego should be ashamed.

By on Jan 29, 2017

5

nice hotel close to freeway, very clean

Everyone

Very surprised with hotel very clean and close to freeway access. Breakfast was good

By on Jan 25, 2017

3
Everyone

Rooms are dated. Rooms are clean, but there is a musty smell in the rooms and hallways. Breakfast is good, but there are too few tables and the lobby/ breakfast room will only fit a handful of guests. The hotel is also located in somewhat sketchy neighborhood. Less than a ten minute drive to Seaworld.

By on Aug 1, 2016

4

overall stay at the holiday inn

Everyone

The rooms were very clean. The overall appearance of the hotel was very good. All the staff was very helpful, from the front desk to the people preparing the breakfast. The breakfast was very good. I loved the location. It's close to the Zoo and Sea World and to MANY restaurants to eat.

By , from Downey, CA on Apr 2, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2016

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities that our hotel offers. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you! Best Regards, Hotel Staff (619)226-8000 Holiday Inn Express Sea World Area

2

big famili

Families

The breakfast and the clean room and service transportation .service room

By on Oct 20, 2015

4

3 star hotel

Families

Nice hotel, clean, location is next to freeway. OK breakfast juice, yogurt, eggs. Staff is friendly.

By on Sep 30, 2015

5

this was a great stay for my quick family vacation.

Families

This was well worth the money. I was very skeptical to book a place without knowing anything about it but I would go back again. The room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly. I usually don't write reviews but I felt I needed to let others know my experience. It was reasonably priced and better than expected.

By on Aug 11, 2015

1

vacation

Families

Parking space was very limited and crowded, I had my mirror broken due to that, only 1 elevator. Ice machine not working

By on Jul 18, 2015

4

very pleasant stay

BusinessTravelers

good parkin good location very decent hotel to stay

By on May 31, 2015