Room type

One King Bed, Non-Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Standard Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Two Queen Beds, Non-Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Two Queen Beds, City View, Non-Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Suite, One King Bed, Non-Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Get an overview of this hotelDowntown San Diego hotel close to symphony hall

With a stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown in San Diego, you'll be minutes from Copley Symphony Hall and San Diego Opera.

This family-friendly hotel is close to San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including concierge services and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Buffet breakfast is complimentary at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, which also offers complimentary wireless Internet access. The business center is open 24 hours a day. This San Diego hotel includes an outdoor pool as well as a restaurant and bar. Self parking is available for a fee. This smoke-free property includes laundry facilities.

  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 136 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Indigo Cafe - Offering casual dining.

Lobby Lounge - Featuring a plasma TV and views of downtown San Diego.

Limited hours of room service are available.

Nearby Things to Do

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown has an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 16.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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