We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

Show Prices
#154 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
GreenLeadersBronze level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 363: English reviews
Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a really good and comfortable hotel with nice staff. I think this hotel can have 4*. We (my boyfiend and I) spent there 2 nights and we are very happy that we chose this hotel. We had a huge room with everything you need: microwaves, fridge, desk to work, iron ... Price included delicious breakfast and free parking...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dominika20172017
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is not a ritz Carlton or the embassy suites but upon arriving one is greeted by luscious palm trees and a beachy tropical facade. The hotel is clean and upkept. The true gem here is the staff, from the moment we arrived we were greeted by Yadi and Maria with a great happy attitude and cheerful disposition. They...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Vacabucks
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed in dozens of Holiday Inn Express motels and never have I seen a room as small as the standard rooms here. OK property - just don't expect any space! This was not built as a Holiday Inn Express and should not have become one.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kjkupiec
Star, Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normal hotel with decent breakfast. The pool is a joke. Don't plan to swim. It's like a kiddie pool that is quite small and quite shallow. I was looking forward to a swim but after seeing it decided not to.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank J450n_D
New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two weeks ago. The room was very clean and good size, well equipped with Kuerig coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Location is excellent, about 7 minutes drive to the beach and 15 mins to downtown San Diego. Free parking and breakfast is an added advantage at this hotel.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank srb17
Palmdale, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was the right size, good looking and clean. All amenities in working order, entry door has large gaps, no idea why, it helps with air circulation at the cost of privacy, ceiling height in corridors kind of low, but not a big deal. Overall a really nice place to sleep in after a day out on vacation. Grounds...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tepo80
Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a king executive room because the description states it was more spacious and had a couch ( which in most hotels seems to give you a little more space). Imagine my surprise when I walked in the room and we could barely get the luggage cart in the door and walk by. They didn't have the luggage stand...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Debbie B
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area, responded to this review

Hello deb801! Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Seaworld-Beach Area, CA. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about cleanliness, breakfast and the bed firmness. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the room size and...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The hotel visit was very pleasant, safe, very nice clean room and the staff went over and above at every opportunity. Marcia was very friendly, even though I was grumpy. She and team made a positive experience for us! This is huge! See you again soon! Liza Hennke

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liza J
San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I must say I write this review because I'm Grateful to the Staff at the hotel because after a rather stressful day I was accosted by the Mgr. of the establishment and spoke to wrongly. The Ladies went out of they're way to CALM ME down giving me extra Care Professionally I want to S/O Ms ERICA personally Your going...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nakiabradford
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

From the onset THE FRONT DESK LADIES were ALWAYS Professional and Courteous goin out of there way to Accommodate a Special S/O to Asst. Mgr Ms.Yadira your truly an Asset to your Company to Your Profession.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nakia B

87 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (53)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (34)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
BEST WESTERN Mission Bay
#97 of 278 in San Diego
540 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel Circle - San Diego
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
GreenLeadersBronze level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area

Address: 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly Comfort Inn)
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: RM495 - RM962 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia and IHG so you can book your Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area Hotel San Diego
Comfort Inn San Diego
San Diego Comfort Inn
San Diego Days Inn
Days Inn Mission Bay
Days Inn San Diego
San Diego Day Inn Mission Bay
Hotel Style:
#43 Green Hotel in San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express San Diego Sea World - Beach Area staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with king bed are very big. We had room number 337 - it was huge and comfortable room.”
 of 5 bubbles dominika20172017, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try on getting one away from the street”
  • Comfortable beds
  • Sitting area
 of 5 bubbles tepo80, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“back side because of traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles BettyL353, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Limited breakfast choices for vegetarians”
 of 5 bubbles Kaashee, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles handymantulsa, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5