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"The staff very friendly. Breakfast was good. The bathrooms need some renovation. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 27 Nov 2017

Hotel Description

Golf hotel near Mission Bay

Oceanside stay

Your stay at this Pacific Beach hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Mission Bay and Mission Beach. Mission Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Beach Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 113 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$105* Per night/room Jul 14 - Jul 15

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

Everyone (12) Family (2)
3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2018 by Rose F.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We hope next time you are in San Diego you visit us again. Rose F. General Manager

2 out of 5

Terrible Everything

What a disappointment!!! And the sheets are threadbare the place is run down would never ever stay there again miss leading in photos!!! The only thing that was good was the breakfast everything else was terrible!

Posted by , from san diego on Aug 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2018 by Rose F.

Thank you for your candid review. We apologize that your recent stay did not meet expectations. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team so that we can continue to improve our services. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, so that we can provide a better experience. Rose F. General Manager

3 out of 5
The staff very friendly. Breakfast was good. The bathrooms need some renovation.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2017 by Rose F

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear you were able to take advantage of our hotels close proximity to the beach. We hope you visit us next time you are in the area.

2 out of 5

What a surprise.

We left our room around 10am to enjoy our day in San Diego. When we returned that night around 10pm. As we approached our room, to our surprise, we saw that the flip lock was blocking the door and the door was open. We cautiously opened the door and inspected the room. It had been cleaned and luckily nothing had been taken. As we went to the front desk to complain, we noticed there were two additional rooms with the doors propped open. After explaining the situation to the front desk, she told us that they were short handed that day and the cleaning staff must have propped the doors open on the rooms they did not get to and left our door open by mistake. No excuse. Not happy.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2017 by Rose F.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We are sorry hear we did not meat your expectations. We thank you for your comments as its thru comments like yours that we can better our service.

4 out of 5

Staff was very accommodating and helpful.

Pros: It was centrally located and had a slightly above average breakfast buffet included.
Cons: There was some noise in morning since our room was right across from the breakfast room, but wouldn't have impacted us if our event wasn't cancalled.
Location: We came to Scuba dive, but it was cancelled, so we rented bikes on Mission Beach and rode. There was also a nice little amusement park there.
We had booked for three nights through Travelocity/Expedia, and stayed our first two nights. Unfortunately our event was cancelled, so we made the best of it on Saturday and had a great day riding bikes up and down Mission Beach Boardwalk. The rate was supposed to be non-refundable, but the hotel staff were excellent and worked with me to reverse the charges on the last night we needed to cancel! I'd book again just because of that!

Posted by on May 9, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very good for what it is

This is not a place to stay if you're on vacation. Not fancy at all and not in walking distance to much. That being said, the staff do an excellent job and the facility was comfortable and adequate. If you're just looking for a place to stay for a couple nights with free breakfast and parking, this does the trick.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very comfy hotel

The hotel is comfy and clean. Didn't have any problems with the room. The bed was comfy and the ac/heater worked when needed. Loved the tv and little fridge.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, Nv on Feb 5, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 13, 2017 by gm.hixmb@excelhotelgroup.com

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay at The Holiday Inn Express SeaWorld Beach Area. I am delighted that we were able to earn that great review. We strive to provide to all of our guests a clean, well kept hotel with exceptional customer service. I am delighted that we were able to do that for you. We hope that you will allow us to provide you with the same level of customer service on your next visit. Hospitably, Juan Alarid, General Manager

4 out of 5

Comfortable. Great breakfast. More than expected

Would stay again. Straight forward and too the point. Was just staying one night. Was comfortable and got the job done

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 30, 2016 by Arianna

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time in reviewing the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area. We are thrilled to hear you had a comfortable night at our hotel. We work hard in providing our guests with a memorable experience and are so pleased to have accomplished said task. As you mentioned, we do offer complimentary breakfast and are delighted you were able to enjoy it during your stay. We look forward to your next night with us and appreciate your feedback regarding the Holiday Inn Express San Diego SeaWorld/Beach Area.

2 out of 5

Close to MCRD and Pacific Beach

Very small room. Toilet -- needed plunger on our first day and through out the week. No roll away beds. Business center printer was not working. AC works fabulous breakfast was basic.

Posted by , from Texas on Oct 19, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 22, 2015 by Arianna

We always aim to wow our guests and are so disappointed to have missed such an opportunity with you. Your concerns have been addressed with our staff, so that improvements can be made. As you mentioned, we are centrally located near several of San Diego’s famous attractions and are delighted you were able to enjoy it during your stay. Once more, thank you for reviewing our hotel.

5 out of 5

Comfortable stay

My family and I booked two rooms(for 2 adults, 5 kids) at this hotel for two nights. We were happy that we were able get our rooms side by side. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. The beds and pillows were comfortable. We all slept well. The complimentary breakfast was good too. Toast, bagels, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal, eggs, bacon, fruit, and a few other things plus juice, coffee, and chocolate milk. The kids loved it! Overall great stay.

Posted by , from California on Aug 11, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

Location 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area. Self parking is free. This San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 113 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1988
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (12.3 km / 7.7 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego-Old Town Transit Center (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area offers 113 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ziplining on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Sea World
  • Holiday Inn Express Sea World Hotel San Diego Beach Area
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World Beach Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Sea World Beach Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Sea World Beach Area
  • San Diego Day Inn Mission Bay
  • Express Diego Sea World Area
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area San Diego
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.