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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

2.5-star2.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
1430 7th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Balboa Park
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 827 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Best value for money
Great location

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

from A$127
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa Bed)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility, Transfer Shower)
  • Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)

What’s around Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown


  • In Downtown San Diego
  • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
  • San Diego City College - 8 min walk
  • Petco Park - 16 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 19 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 20 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 20 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 5 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 20 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 16 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 5 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
  • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
  • City College Trolley Station - 11 min walk
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 148 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 6 AM to 9:00 PM


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1320
  • Conference space size (meters) - 123
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 21.00 per day with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 811 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great staff
The staff was super friendly and I had to have someone from the cleaning staff help zip up my formal gown for a wedding I had to attend . I wish I would’ve gotten her name because she saved the entire evening.
Melissa, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Bad customer service experience
Anette, the reception lady does’nt know how to give good service to their customers. She should not work as front desk receptionist. She don’t smile & greet, doesn't acknowledge the presence of the customers who comes in & out in the lobby & not helpful to the needs of the customers . Good there was a lady who approached us. Her named is Sam. Sam is very cheerful & helpful . She is fantastic. She goes an extra mile to help us in our needs. Breakfast is very good. Rooms were clean & nice.
us4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Wonderful staff and service!
The staff was so friendly and helpful. They always greeted us as we came and left the hotel. The hotel served a wonderful breakfast every morning. The shuttle service was also a plus and the drivers were great.
Susan, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This place was perfect for my daughter and I to explore the sights of San Diego. The pool was warm and clean, the breakfast was great and the happy hour was a fantastic surprise!
us5 night family trip
Good 6.0
Service was ok. Breakfast was included but horrible. Lukewarm and literally no coffee... the entire time we ate we waited for someone to refill it and they never did. Bathroom was literally smaller than a cruise ship. Room was clean but as a whole this was not worth’s the price. Luckily (but also unfortunately) I used my free night for it🙁
marnie, us1 night trip

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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