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Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley

This is a 3 star hotel in San Diego
3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
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Just off I-15, free airport & area shuttle, great staff, clean rooms, some noise
  • Free Wi-Fi, free area/airport shuttle, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access, restaurants and shopping
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • A few guests reported no in-room safes and noise transfer
  • The hotel's parking was found to be limited on the hotel's busier days
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 3, 2013
Located about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 15 on-ramp in San Diego's Kearny Mesa Business Park, the Holiday In San Diego - Mission Valley is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, a free airport/area shuttle, on-site dining and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a free morning newspaper, an iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave, a mini-fridge, a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness room, meeting/banquet facilities, a convenience store, a business centre, laundry facilities, free parking and on-site dining at Rayo Grill and Bar, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. A free area shuttle is also offered to guests within a 5-mile radius, which includes service to the airport (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted. 

Stonecrest Plaza is about a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Qualcomm Stadium is a 6-minute drive away. San Diego's city centre can be found roughly 14 minutes away by car and San Diego International Airport (SAN) is a 17-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 27, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as professional, friendly and helpful with directions and recommendations. 

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described it as easily accessible and close to highway access, the airport, shopping, restaurants, Walmart, downtown San Diego, SeaWorld and Mission Bay.

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. The found their rooms to be clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and the parking.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their accommodations, a few lodgers had complaints about their rooms. They reported no in-room safes, no microwave or fridge in some rooms and cigarette odours (although the hotel is advertised as non smoking). Noise from other guests (mainly children's sport teams) was also reported from the hallways and adjacent rooms. 

A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's parking. They described it as limited on the hotel's busier days and reported not being able to find a spot at times. guest reviews ranked the hotel #150 of 270 San Diego hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 146 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 132 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 27, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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122.10 USD - 0.00 USD Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley
Out of 237 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #15 out of 237 hotels in San Diego ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"Very, very friendly staff and very, very helpful."
Diane from Peoria, IL US rated Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley 10 out of 10 on November 20, 2009
"the staff was friendly and and very helpful. enjoyed my stay and will stay again."
Ricardo from Brawley, CA US rated Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley 9 out of 10 on July 16, 2005
Chris from Point Mugu, CA US rated Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley 8 out of 10 on April 18, 2004
Chris from Point Mugu, CA US rated Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley 8 out of 10 on November 09, 2003


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Holiday Inn San Diego - Mission Valley

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Photocopier
  • Ballroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Vending Machines
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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This San Diego-Mission Valley hotel's location in San Diego County is a veritable utopia for corporate travelers. Use the complimentary 5-mile-radius shuttle to take you to your meetings or San Diego International Airport (SAN).

The Holiday Inn Mission Valley wants to say "thank you" to our government service personnel and are offering all active military and federal employees the government per diem rate which includes a complimentary breakfast and dinner entrée for 1 person. Guests must show their government ID upon check in.

Never settling for mediocre, the 100% non-smoking Holiday Inn® San Diego - Mission Valley hotel's staff and accommodations consistently deliver an upgraded travel experience. From the moment you step into the contemporary lobby, you know you are going to have a great experience.

Perks like a fitness center and outdoor heated pool let you relax or stay fit on your own schedule, while the convenient, in-lobby Marketplace sells beer, food and snacks 24 hours a day. Enjoy the upscale Latin cuisine of the Rayo Grill when closing a business deal or on a romantic evening for two. Book a room and upgrade your travel experience by staying with us.

This San Diego property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and Greater San Diego Business Association Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GSDBA).

Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (858) 277-3442
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Gift Shop / News Stand | Laundry Machines | Fitness Room | Laundry Service | Dry Cleaning Service | Concierge
General Property Info Cash Machine | 24 hr Service | Smoke-free property | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Kearny Mesa
Number of Floors 5
Number of Rooms 175
Number of Suites 19
Parking Outdoor | Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 92123
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (858) 278-9300
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800) 718-8466
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free

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