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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
Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Best value for money

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

from A$223
  • 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
  • Petco Park - 16 min walk
  • Port of San Diego - 20 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 20 min walk
  • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 25 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 22 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 16 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 19 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 required for incidental charges

  • 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

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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 23.00 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.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 827 reviews

Very good 8.0
Family visit to San Diego
Complimentary shuttle from airport and some attractions was good, drivers were knowledgable and enjoyed conversing with you. Complimentary breakfast was adequate to start day with good variety availale to accomodate. Complimentary water, coffee and fresh lemonade in foyer throughout day was great. Room was good size but bit warm, we slept with window open as no way to regulate heating in room nor a fan. Water pressure in shower was great, bathroom on small size but adequate. Heated poolbut did not use. Guest laundry was useful. All staff encountered were pleasant Steep hill can be avoided by entering carpark/lift entrance from 6th Avenue. We walked to Little Italy, trams, waterfront, etc-but we love walking. The Donut Bar is located a couple of blocks away, very popular with early morning queues. Fish Market restaurant at waterfront highly recommended.
Karen, au4 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Won't stay at a Holiday Inn again...
The beds are comfortable and the breakfast was good, however, that's not enough to get us to return. There is a steep charge for parking--it was $23 for the night--that was unexpected. Even worse, was the parking garage. With pillars too close to one another we had to basically crawl around the corners and down the aisles--it was abominable (we drive a cross-over).In addition, the directions for where to park (which floors) were unclear, and a room key was needed to even get out of the parking structure. After checkout I usually leave the keys behind in the room. If I had done so, we would not have been able to leave the parking structure. It was a nightmare. (And, reminded us of another Holiday Inn from a previous trip where parking was insane.)
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect value for money. Great breakfast and fine service.
Roland, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
comfortable stay
Jose c, us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Exceeded expectations
Location is central but far enough away to avoid the worst of city centre noise. If walking, the hotel is up a steep hill so the location may not be ideal for the less able. I am a stickler when it comes to hotel cleanliness but HI express gets 5* from me in this regard. Normally I rent a car but didn't on this trip. The airport is central and HIE operate shuttle service which took us there and back and around main tourist spots downtown. Awesome!
derek, us3 night trip

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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