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All of the staff I came across from check in, checkout, housekeeping, and the breakfast girl were all very polite.

I didn’t like that the room had a strong musty smell. It didn’t go away. The bed sheets felt humid. The room I stayed in- the bathroom door was not cut to size so it kept getting stuck when I opened it.

Great stay and friendly staff

Room was very clean. Beds were super comfy. Desk clerk was extremely nice. Pool was clean. I was really happy with this hotel and will stay again.

The location and proximity to good and shopping mall.

I really liked our stay there. They apparently recently got new beds, and they were so comfortable. The breakfast each morning was fantastic, and I loved that they had real Cinnabons available every morning of our stay except Sunday. The hot tub was great and the staff were so nice and helpful the entire time - truly, every one of them was great. There were only a few negatives: 1) We had booked a king room for our 5th Anniversary, but when we got there (admittedly at midnight b/c of our flight), they had a room with 2 queens available. They fixed it for us the next day and were very nice, but I would have been really upset if they hadn't had a king for us since it was a special trip and it was a bit of a pain to have to pack back up the next morning to leave our stuff before our big day out touring the zoo. 2) They have very limited parking on-site. It seemed to generally work out, but because they were sold out or close to sold out a few nights we were there, it was always a bit nerve-racking to be worried about whether there would be parking for you when you got back at night.

The continental breakfast was great and the hot tub was nice. The staff was friendly. Looked like maybe some areas could use repair in lobby/breakfast area. There were some ceiling leaks. Nothing bad enough to not stay there.

It was an amazing stay at this hotel, the staff was very helpful and provided outstanding services... I am looking forward to staying there again on my next visit... Semper Fi

Noisy fan on air conditioner, hard pillows, nice breakfast, freeway close

Very pleasant stat. Room is clean. Staff are friendly.

We were very pleased with Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City. The beds and pillows were very comfortable to sleep on. The breakfast had a good variety of things to choose from. And, it's located not far from the interstate. So we were able to get around to the attraction very easily. There are a lot of places to eat close by too. A Super Walmart is just down the road for things you may have forgotten for your trip. If in San Diego again, we won't hesitate to stay there again.

Location was convenient to Hwy 5 and 7 miles from the airport. A lot of types of businesses and restaurants in the area. Check in was welcoming and quick. The front desk was always polite and helpful. The room was a good size and clean with a lot of towels. Breakfast had a choices, all pre-prepared. .Parking was very tight. Getting into the driveway from the street was not easy.

Close to eating places. Enjoyed browsing Thrift stores in the business area of National City and Chula Vista.

It wasn't until my 2nd night did I realize that I did not get the size room that I had made reservations for.

Great hotel for the price. There was construction going on in the surrounding area but didn't effect the hotel much other then the entrance.

E Plaza Blvd National City CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from San Diego Bay, Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Chicano Park. This 91-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 91 rooms feature microwaves, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing, Mobility)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (LEISURE)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (7) Business (1) Family (7)
4
Partner Couples

All of the staff I came across from check in, checkout, housekeeping, and the breakfast girl were all very polite.

By on Aug 18, 2021

3
Partner Couples

I didn’t like that the room had a strong musty smell. It didn’t go away. The bed sheets felt humid. The room I stayed in- the bathroom door was not cut to size so it kept getting stuck when I opened it.

By on Jul 25, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Jun 21, 2021

5
Family

Great stay and friendly staff

By on May 23, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Apr 23, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Apr 4, 2021

5
Family Family

Room was very clean. Beds were super comfy. Desk clerk was extremely nice. Pool was clean. I was really happy with this hotel and will stay again.

By , from Dallas on Jun 19, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Dec 5, 2019

4
Family

The location and proximity to good and shopping mall.

By on Nov 19, 2019

4
Partner Couples

I really liked our stay there. They apparently recently got new beds, and they were so comfortable. The breakfast each morning was fantastic, and I loved that they had real Cinnabons available every morning of our stay except Sunday. The hot tub was great and the staff were so nice and helpful the entire time - truly, every one of them was great. There were only a few negatives: 1) We had booked a king room for our 5th Anniversary, but when we got there (admittedly at midnight b/c of our flight), they had a room with 2 queens available. They fixed it for us the next day and were very nice, but I would have been really upset if they hadn't had a king for us since it was a special trip and it was a bit of a pain to have to pack back up the next morning to leave our stuff before our big day out touring the zoo. 2) They have very limited parking on-site. It seemed to generally work out, but because they were sold out or close to sold out a few nights we were there, it was always a bit nerve-racking to be worried about whether there would be parking for you when you got back at night.

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I apologize there was a confusion about your bed type But I am happy that we could get that fixed the next day. I understand the worry about wondering if there would be parking. Our team would definitely assist if there was any issue. Thank you again for the review. And Happy 5th Anniversary!

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

1645 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950
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