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 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).
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.
TripAdvisor.com 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.
Booking.com 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.