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Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in La Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express several times over the past couple of years since it is the nicest hotel close to our kids in El Cajon. Our stays have always been pleasant with no problems. The beds are comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Very easy access from the "8".

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side away from the noise of Interstate 8 for the best sleep.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 2 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, after your most recent stay. We are glad to be a location nearest to your kids. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to your next return visit.

Thank you again, for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Mesa,

Tanaja P.
AGM

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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We were on our way to San Diego but did not have to be there till next day so I booked this HIE just outside. Easy access and friendly staff greeting. Most of parking stalls are covered under the motel. After traveling for one week, we were grateful for the nice front load complimentary washer/dryer. They were well maintained and secured in the workout area. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was the usual HIE fare and in a spacious well maintained area. There were some eating places within walking distance but we chose to drive. Many choices close by.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Keikidoc
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happyteam11, Manager at Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Mesa for your most recent lodging. We appreciate the time you have taken to review our hotel. The management and staff take pride in excellent guest services, to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations. We are pleased to know you were satisfied with every element of your stay, not to mention the great complimentary washer and dryer always comes in handy.
Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.

Thank you,
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I was here on business the room was great breakfast was wonderful and front desk girls were great but what made this stay poor was when i saw the blond lady walk out of the office and following a child that was out of control running around and jumping on the couch?? what the hell? what kind of place is this a day care?? This looks very bad i doubt i will be here again i could not sit on the couch and wait for my ride i had to wait outside on the bench....

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank sarah g
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Management response:Responded 2 July 2012

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your most recent stay. We are pleased to know our breakfast and staff exceeded your expectations. We look forward to having you back in the near future.

Thank you again, for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Mesa,

Tanaja P.
AGM

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

One night stay at an older motel that was a little musty walking through the hallway. Room quite adequate but refridgerator ice box hadn't been defrosted in ??? months. Parking adequate for my full size truck. Quite a busy area with traffic in/out. Desk clerk though very professional and helpful, and even recognized me as a priorty card member upon sign-in even without reservations made. Breakfast served (6:30am) after my departure requirements so no review on this.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank 23Dorsett
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happyteam11, Manager at Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of our hotel, we are currently under going renovations and were pleased to let you know our hotel is making beneficial improvements, we welcome you to return to our hotel and take advantage of our newly refreshed rooms, We appreciate your feedback and thank you for being a priority club member your loyalty to the IHG brand is valued.

Thank you again for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Mesa

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Reviewed 2 May 2012

This is an older Hotel(Motel) which has gone thru several Ownership and Chains for 20 plus years. What the Hotel offers is Great Parking and several nearby first Class Dining experiences.
No Rooms are on the first floor due to the Hotel Design which offers ample parking both below the Hotel Rooms and not in a Dark Basement but level sizable parking spaces both below your room and surrounding the property which is very ample for families. This Holiday Inn Express has been completely renovated and certainly met my standards. Easy off and on the Interstate to downtown San Diego and all the wonderful places to explore and enjoy. Wonderful Hot Breakfast with actual milk in cartons and a see thru mini ref in the Breakfast Dining area on the 2nd floor. Best of all you are located near a Major Older Updated Shopping Center. "Grossmont" and so many great Restaurants. Need Medical assistance! You are less than 3 Blocks from a Major Hospital which offers any thing that might need a Superior Medical Attention. Also, a recent addition is the fantastic Trolley System with the availability to make connections to most Major Attractions in San Diego and Mexico. Want to dine in a fabulous Sea Food Restaurant dating back to the 1940's is "Anthony's"? It is literally a 2 minute walk adjacent to your Hotel Room. Many other fine dining Experiences are within a 1/2 mile drive and walk.

Room Tip: Choose a Room well north of the property as you are adjacent to Interstate 8. The Freeway traffic no...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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happyteam11, Manager at Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your feedback is valuable and greatly appreciated. We take pride in our hotel, with a beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff, and great management to assist you and ensure your stay is remarkable and your mind is at ease. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express La Mesa, your home away from home.

Thank you,

Tanaja P.
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Stayed here for one night. Had a room facing the freeway, and it was loud traffic noise all night. It's a convenient location due to the freeway access, friendly staff, decent room with coffee maker, fridge, adequate bathroom. Did not have breakfast because we got there too late, but our traveling companions said it wad good. Other than the traffic noise I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank jd068
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2012

Dear jd068,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. I'm sorry your stay was disturbed by the ambient noise surrounding the hotel. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Ben J
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

I choose this hotel when traveling to San Diego to visit family due to a death. Seems a bit tired, a little maintance is needed. Staff was friendly and efficient. Probably wouldn't come back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Chad M
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Case Manager at Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

Dear Chad M,

Thank you for your review and for your stay. I am sorry that we fell below your expectations. We are hospitality professionals and strive to be the best. Your comments will be looked into. If there is anything you need next time you stay with us, Please do not hesitate to let us know.

Katie J
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego

Address: 9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express San Diego-La Mesa (SDSU Area))
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Region: United States > California > La Mesa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in La Mesa
Price Range: $141 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus La Mesa San Diego 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the brand new BEST WESTERN PLUS La Mesa San Diego nestled centrally in San Diego La Mesa. We are just off the 8 Freeway and minutes away from SDSU, Grossmont Center, Grossmont Hospital, Downtown La Mesa and El Cajon. We strive to provide the perfect accommodations for our ideal guests: the business traveler, the small family, the sports team, and the corporate group. Our new rooms have the most comfortable bedding and pillows. Lie down, open up your laptop, and enjoy our stellar Wi-Fi while you enjoy over 200 HD channels on our 42-inch flat screens displaying the best of DirecTV(R) programming. Take a hot shower or bath, enjoy a hot breakfast, and enjoy the best of San Diego. We would love to see you! Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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