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Holiday Inn Express El Centro

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Ridgecrest, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and centrally located in El Centro, California and right off the freeway Interstate 8. Lots of parking, easy to get in and out. Very nice and professional staff and the hotel is very clean and looking fresh. Very good breakfast buffet with many option. The pool was outside and very large along with the hot tub. The pool...

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Agoura Hills, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent one night here passing through. Hotel was very nice and room was quite and comfortable. Wifi was pretty good. Location is very convenient - it is just two blocks from freeway and next to the road to Salton Sea. Room had small fridge and microwave. Free breakfast was pretty good. I would definitely stay here again on next visit...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Craig-World-Travelle: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! I am so pleased to hear that you found our location to be convenient and our breakfast to be good. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 6 March 2017

The hotel is tucked in behind one of the main exits in the area. It is far enough from the freeway that you don't hear it, so it is quiet. The room was on the 1st floor. I was surprised that I never heard any cars in the lot at night. They have a nice simple complimentary breakfast and the...

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CalistaF, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear 145jaimev: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I am pleased that you found our hotel to be quiet and convenient. I am even more pleased to let you know that we are looking forward to some upgrades in the future, which will affect our fitness center as well. It is my sincere hope that you...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My experience at this hotel was horrible. They screwed up my check in and check out dates, housekeeping stole from my room, and the shower squeals horribly when the water is at a comfortable temperature (room 204). Housekeeping mistook my towels for their own because they were white and similar size; I guess the fact that they DIDN'T say Holiday...

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CalistaF, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, and I deeply regret that your impression of our property is less than ideal. As per my previous email to you, I extend my sincerest apologies to you on behalf of our entire staff. The safety and security of our guests is our utmost concern, and I regret that we...

north hollywood, ca
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The hotel is great. Clean, big rooms. It is right off the freeway and there are places close enough to walk to if you wanted to grab a bite. I have stayed at many HIE and the only complaint I always have is the noise. You would think there was an elephant in the room next to us on Friday...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Gracielame: I appreciate that you took the time to share your feedback with us regarding your recent stay. I am so sorry that you experienced issues with noise during your time with us. It is my sincere hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future. Respectfully, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager

Saint Joseph, Michigan
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My experience with HIExpress is that most are pretty basic. This one was similar but appeared to be recently updated in some areas, rooms were clean and staff were helpful. If you want to spring a few extra dollars on an upgrade, the balcony rooms were large and sunny. It is always nice to have windows that open on a...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear JKY159: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! This is the perfect time of year to a enjoy a balcony or patio room, and I am pleased to hear that you were happy with your accommodations. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service at desk. They brought us up extra pillows and an extra luggage rack to our room which we requested. The hot breakfast was excellent and good variety each day. Fresh fruit and great coffee. The spacious room has everything we needed for leftovers-Microwave and fridge. We enjoyed the jacuzzi after riding all day in the desert. 100's of...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Peter J: I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our Holiday Inn Express El Centro. Our team takes so much pride in proving top of the line service to our guests, and I love knowing that their efforts are recognized. I truly hope that we will have the opportunity to see you again on...

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I have to admit, I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room at this hotel. After setting last-minute plans to visit El Centro California, with few business-class hotel options, I feared I would be staying in a less than desirable location. This is a nice, modern, and updated hotel for business travelers in a fairly remote area of...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Gordon E: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. Thank you for giving us a chance, and I hope we have further chances in the future...

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Nice breakfast area.! i loved the afternoon snacks, The rooms were nice and spacious, the pool was clean! big plus for us.our ac was nice and cold, internet allowed me to finish work.And 100 percent smoke free.!

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear dreyabel: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. We hope to see you again soon! Sincere Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Large clean rooms. Sleeping area with Large chair and also a desk, sitting area with dinette, microwave and refrigerator. Large clean bathroom, no mold on the tub...breakfast was as expected, cereal, sausage, eggs, pastry, coffee, tea and juice. Nice quiet area, quiet hotel, friendly staff. AC worked well. Very comfortable, pleasant stay..would have given five stars if the " happy...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express El Centro, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth N: We very much appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your experience. I have shared your feedback with our staff, and they were pleased to know that they can count you a satisfied guest. We hope to see you again soon! Sincere Regards, Calista Fulton Guest Services Manager

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to your best option for service, comfort, and value in the Southern California desert. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in El Centro offers 100 beautifully appointed, all non-smoking rooms and minisuites with a variety of features and amenities available to ensure that your travel needs are well taken care of. Be sure to start your day off right with our Express Start breakfast; we also have conference and banquet rooms available for your event or business needs. All rooms come equipped with free high speed Internet access, in-room fridge and microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers and in-room coffee services. Pay per view movies and games are available as well. Pamper yourself in one of our Jacuzzi or balcony suites. We are centrally located in El Centro and within minutes of many recreational activities including golfing, fishing, birdwatching, bowling, museums, shopping and fine dining. El Centro Regional Medical Center and Centinela State Prison are located nearby. The Imperial Valley is famous for seasonal activities such as the Cattle Call Rodeo, the Midwinter Fair and Fiestaand the Blue Angels Air Show, held annually at the nearby Naval Air Facility.Be sure to check out the Imperial Valley Sand Dunesor Glamis, where scenes from your favorite movies have been filmed. Also experience the unique culture south of the border in Mexicali, Mexico, which is known for its shopping and dining. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express El Centro

Address: 350 Smoketree Dr, El Centro, CA 92243-4557
Region: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Price Range: $134 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express El Centro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Please see my review about the room with the hot tub, in the upgraded room. If your handicap, be careful.”
271stepheng, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Next time an upper floor for a view”
145jaimev, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great place to eat Mexican food is Antojitos Como en Casa at 425 Desert Gardens right down the street.”
Gracielame, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I pref away from the elevator. I stayed in room 238... Didn't hear a peep!”
elizabethn157, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor was very quiet”
ItzyM, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
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