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4.7 out of 5

"It was a great stay, loved the breakfast and views from my room of downtown. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 08 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Balboa Park in San Diego

Downtown San Diego stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown San Diego hotel, you'll find Balboa Park and San Diego City College. Petco Park and Port of San Diego are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

A restaurant and an outdoor pool are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 148 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$104* Per night/room May 31 - Jun 1

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
It was a great stay, loved the breakfast and views from my room of downtown.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

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5 out of 5
The property is a funky old 70s style hotel, and the decor echoes that decade. The hallways and rooms are 'dated' and def not glam. That said, the staff was exceptional, professional, friendly, helpful. The room was spotless with an updated bathroom. There is a pool which is small but clean and a nice break in the heat. Location is perfect, a mile from the park and walkable to the waterside. The price was right, and I would absolutely stay here again.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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5 out of 5
JoJo was great at check in, clean room, great breakfast, parking was snug for our truck, other than that it was great

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was the best hotel breakfast I've ever had. The shuttle was always available with short waits.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 24, 2019 by Hotel Staff

I want to thank you for the great feedback you have provided on your most recent staff. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with our staff members. We look forward to having you back at our hotel.

4 out of 5
Great location and staff clean rooms nice breakfast

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Oct 24, 2019 by Hotel Staff

I want to thank you for the great comments you provided us on your most recent stay. We look forward to having you back as our guest.

4 out of 5
Everyone is very nice the place is very clean and well kept comfortable just the parking structure is horrible.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Courtney

Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to let me know how your stay went with us. . Unfortunately the garage is the hotels foundation which makes it very difficult to update. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope you have a wonderful day. Best Regards, Courtney

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

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Jul 3, 2019 by Courtney

Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to review our property. We would love to have you stay with us again in the future. Best Regards, Courtney M Supervisor

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

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Jun 21, 2019 by Patrick D.

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. If your travels bring you back to San Diego, we would love to see you again. Warm regards, Patrick D. Guest Services

5 out of 5
Great breakfast! Large bathroom! Clean contemporary room/furnishings

Posted by on May 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 26, 2019 by Courtney

Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking time to let us know how your stay went with us. We are glad you enjoyed all of our services. We can not wait to have you stay with us again in the future. Best Regards, Courtney Supervisor

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019 by Jayson

Thank you for your feedback

About the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Location 1430 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 01 2020 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Business center
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1320 square feet (123 square meters) and includes a meeting room. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel was completed in December 2017. This San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 148 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1320 sq ft of conference space
  • 123 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1969
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: 5th Avenue Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel offers 148 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Cocina 35 - This family restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Car not required
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Diego Downtown
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  • San Diego Downtown Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Hotel
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  • San Diego Holiday Inn
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.