Holiday Inn Express San Diego Old Town Hotel
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Nice place for the moneyfrom msbelle51
This hotel is definitely a keeper for me. The room was neat and clean. Since I was traveling alone, I asked for a room other than the 1st floor. The gentlemen put me on the 2nd floor and inside (you had to use your key to access the section where your room was). Definitely a plus for me. Staff was friendly and helpful. I also liked the closeness of being able to walk to Old Town. Also, I have been to hotels that offer breakfast and when it runs out, they don't replenish (even if it's half over). Not here. The second day I went down with only a half hour left. The buffet was still well stocked. I will definitely be staying here again.
Confirm your Resevervation !!!from A TripAdvisor Member
I immediately felt like I was in some sleazy overnight motel. Everything looked cheap. We both looked at each-other and agreed that a completely disgusting Hotel Room was in front of us. - My wife said outloud - We are definitely not staying here. So back to the front desk we went. Again other guests were checking in so another wait of 15 miunutes emerged. Finally after 2 hours at this Hotel Sean asked how we felt about the room and I said "thanks but no thanks. The family walked out the frony door in utter disapoinment and defeat. We eventaully found ourselves at the DoubeTree Hotel in Mission Circle which was clean & professionally staffed by no less than 4 clerks.
Holiday Inn Express in Old Town very averagefrom A TripAdvisor Member
even great) reviews of this hotel I was
a little disappointed. Ok, maybe I was
expecting too much? The overall area
(Old town) was great, but this hotel was
too "Old" for my liking. Yes, I did read
in one review that this was an older area,
but this same review also showed that
this hotel was remodeled just last year.
I'm not too sure what they remodeled?
The wallpaper was peeling, some cracks
in the walls and a big hole in the floor
can be felt under the carpet. The
hallways smell of smoke and the doors
that connect one hallway to another
slam VERY LOUDLY. Keeping you up
all night if you are a light sleeper.
Watch the bottom of your vehicle on the
ramp to the underground parking...the
entry is raised and EVERY car scrapes
on the way down to the tight parking lot
that you pay to park in (7 dollars a day).
If you are looking to be shuttled to Sea
World during your stay know that there
is ONLY 1 small van (8 people of less)
that drops people off at 10:30 am and
returns back at 5 pm to pick you up. NO
EXCEPTIONS!!! So make a reservation
for the shuttle as soon as you check in
or you may be told as I was that, "You
can take a Taxi there for only 15 bucks".
On a good note the courtyard was
beautiful!!! Too bad I wasn't sleeping
Needless to say I will not be returning to
this Holiday Inn Express again. However,
I did enjoy Old Town and would return
to stay at the nice looking Courtyard by
Mariott just a few blocks over.
Mixed reviewsfrom Member001
The only bad experience was with Amy (name?), the night audit clerk who was extremely rude to us when we tried to replace our room keys that were not working. She was not cfriendly, helpful, or professional. Our request to get new keys was a nuisance to her. We reported her and the experience to the front desk the next morning, and they never got back to us - as they promised.
This experience was unfortunate, as we read great reviews on this site before booking the hotel. This bad experience made an impression on my family and I. I don't know if I would stay at Holiday Inn Express again..not in the near future anyway.
Great value, Good experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Dump never againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
What do some people consider a nice hotel? Ruined my whole perception of reviews on this site and San Diego in general. Place is a dump.
Filthy rooms and halls, unkempt courtyard, foliage untrimmed and rotting, construction in pool area made a quiet swim impossible. Doors left open all over the hotel making security nonexistent. Breakfast room was freezing. Beds are rock hard. Manager was patronizing and made me even angrier, Gave me a small discount for crumbs all over the room floor. Never again, no more Holiday Inns unless it's an emergency.
There are dozens of cleaner nicer places for 60 a night all over the area. Next time I'll get the 300 a night room at the fanciest place and not compromise a once in a lifetime visit. I am Pi****ed.
Absolutely Perfect for the Price!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
People upstairs could be heard walking around, so ask for the top floor and you will have a perfect stay. Loved it!
A bit disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
What a pleasant place!from A TripAdvisor Member
Good experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Diego
Getting Around in Town This hotel (Holiday Inn Express Old Town) has excellent shuttle service. If you are going to the zoo, they will drop you off in the morning & pick you up in the afternoon. (The zoo is a full day event if you want to really see it.) They will also drop you off (& pick you up) in the port or downtown area (& airport, of course). This service lets you forget about car rentals & navigation & just enjoy. It is also very close to the tourist trolley pick-up / drop-off as well as the local trolley which will take you anywhere in town.
Wild Animal Park Everyone has heard about the World Famous San Diego Zoo, and it's absolutely awesome, but if you really love animals and have the time, go to the Wild Animal Park. It's about an hour northeast of downtown/the airport, but its worth the drive. The animals are out in the open, you can have larakeets land on your head, and hold butterflies in your hand. And if you really want to splurge, you can go on a "safari" and actually hand feed the giraffes. (If you go in the summer, it is quite hot at the Wild Animal Park and may be too uncomfortable for very young children, older adults, or anyone adversely affected by extreme heat)
Be sure to - - Check out the passports - we found that we should have purchased the three day passports for Balboa park for ALL the museums. It would have been much cheaper. I also would have road the trolley FIRST to see where things were and planned our day later. We should have had a 2 day or 3 day trolley pass instead of doing it by the day - MUCH CHEAPER!
Other names for Holiday Inn Express San Diego Old Town Hotel
- san diego holiday inn
- holiday inn san diego
- holiday inn old town
- Address: 3900 Old Town Avenue - San Diego - California - 92110 - United States
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