$97 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2014 Check-out: Sep 3, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

3 stars
1955 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
95 reviews
Awesome weekend get away hotel!

If you're considering a reasonably priced, clean, and well located hotel - the Holiday Inn in Old... See full review

  • Belltown Guy
  • Aug 5, 2014
Staff was great

We really appreciated the professional level of the staff who checked us in and out, took care of... See full review

  • Yankee Man
  • Mar 4, 2014
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport / Old Town is situated in an outstanding location in Americas Finest City. Located just off I-5 and I-8 , guests will appreciate being less than a mile from the San Diego International Airport and minutes away from the Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Downtown (Gaslamp District), SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, world famous beaches , as well as many other popular area attractions. Guest will appreciate free parking and complimentary shuttle service to the airport, Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, the Amtrak Train Station, as well as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD). Our guests will experience luxurious accommodations and a plethora of amenities including plush new bedding, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wired and wireless internet, business center, fitness room, 24-hour deli and convenience store, outdoor heated pool as well as a 24-hour whirlpool. Our exceptional location places you within walking distance of the trolley station, Historic Old Town and a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Guest will enjoy being a short distance from Balboa Park, Seaport Village, PetCo Park, Qualcomm Stadium, Coronado Island, La Jolla, shopping malls such as Fashion Valley, Mission Valley and Horton Plaza, USS Midway, the Maritime Museum, as well as universities such as USD, SDSU and UCSD.

Hotel Map

32.7452 -117.1871
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport, (SAN), 3.00, MI, E; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 122.00, MI, N; Ontario International Airport, (ONT), 112.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Airport, airport

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Heritage Park: 0.6 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 0.9 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 2 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 2.3 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 0.6 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 0.9 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.9 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 2 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 2.3 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 2.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.3 mi
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 2.7 mi
  • Sea World: 2.8 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 2.8 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 3 mi
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 3.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 3.2 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 3.5 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 3.9 mi
  • Belmont Park: 4.1 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6.1 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 8.9 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 10 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 26.4 mi
  • Legoland: 27.5 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (95)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Njhas
Belchertown Ma.
Aug 17, 2014

Old Towm Holiday Inn Express

Rommel was clean, location convenient, free shuttle to many activities , hot tub, pool and breakfast. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would higly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cosmopolitan hotel/Restaurant had a nice friendly bar and an very good restaurant. We went there twice and loved the food.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Belltown Guy
Seattle, Washington
Aug 5, 2014

Awesome weekend get away hotel!

If you're considering a reasonably priced, clean, and well located hotel - the Holiday Inn in Old Town is perfect! The location is right in the middle of everything. Literally a 8-10 min drive south to downtown/Gaslamp or 8-10 min drive north to Mission Beach/SeaWorld. The ramp to the freeway is a very short drive as well! Josh, the front desk attendant was friendly, accommodating, and had many recommendations on restaurants, places to explore, and even got us a service car to get us around on a night we planned to do some drinking and dancing! I would definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eddie V's Prime Seafood has one of the best Rib Eye Steaks I've every had! 22oz bone in that melts in your mouth! Pair it with a local Cabernet and you're all set!

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
I'm Pretty Picky
Orange County, CA
Jul 29, 2014

Solid Standard Hotel

Everything was fine. Staff was efficient and friendly, room was small but clean, lacking nothing that would be in a normal hotel room, but no extra frills either. Standard. You could easily hear what was going on in the halls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gigeorge
Dallas
Jul 24, 2014

Retired Dallas couple

Everything was excellent . Room very clean and comfortable , swimming pool, spa, and patio clean and inviting , staff you could not ask for more always ready to help you, courtesy shuttle superb . Location exactly where we needed. In reality more in the five stars ratting . For the price the best bargain in San Diego. Thank you. Will tell many people of our pleasant experience. My wife and I have travel four months so far this year and stayed in many different hotels and this one is in the Top.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Blue Water seafood. Go early and avoid their regular customer or be prepare to wait a little while. We have eaten at many and much more expensive seafood restaurants but the preparation of our meals here was one of the best. Very little service but more than adequate . Best values

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JohnVegas
Business
Las Vegas
Jul 14, 2014

As expected

This is a cheap hotel in a convenient location. Nothing special, but okay at $109 per night given its proximity to downtown and the harbor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JohnVegas
Business
Las Vegas
Jun 25, 2014

Not Great

Only stay here if you can get a really good room rate (under $130). Otherwise much better value available elsewhere. Decent free breakfast included. Fitness Room is a joke. WiFi signal is weak and unstable. Alleged hard-wire network is NOT available in most rooms. Some of the rooms are accessed from outside and noisy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Taco stand down the street is surprisingly good.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Epic traveler1
Business
South
May 30, 2014

Good location for conference

The hotel is well kept. The shuttle service to the conference center was key. The staff is the highlight of the hotel. All were curteous, friendly and genuine. The workout room is very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jasonjj
Business
Hawaii
May 21, 2014

Clean Rooms

Clean Rooms. Not a great neighborhood but great mexican food across the street. Shuttle Service is nice. Great Staff. Noisy if on freeway side.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Parakeet
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 5, 2014

Great Location, Great Staff

The staff from the front desk to the shuttle drivers were outstanding, friendly and eager to assist. The hotel is squeezed into its location, small pool and fitness center, but only a nice 15 minute walk to Old Town. First vacation where I did not rent a car. Hotel shuttle service to and from airport, Old Town, Zoo and Museums, Josh, the first shuttle driver was great in his enthusiasm to get you comfortably to the hotel and explain anything you needed to know about getting around SD. Enterprise Is a couple of blocks away if you decide to rent a car, but the trains will take you to Little Italy, Harbor Area, Gaslamp District, Old Town,..all on the Green Line. Easy to use. Washington station near hotel. If first time to SD, recommend taking Trolly Tour from Old Towne. Nardated tour of the city, can jump on and off at any point from 9AM to 5 PM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take Trolly Tour of the city if first time to SD.

Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO AIRPORT-OLD TOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Penny H.
Huntington Beach
Apr 19, 2014

Good hotel but planes from airport will keep you up

The Hotel is in good condition and the rooms are clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Traveling to San Diego Zoo and Sea World, good location to both. We could here someone snoring through the wall in the room next to us, highway traffic and airplanes. It did make sleeping quite challenging. I was surprised in the reviews of this hotel no one mentioned the highway noise or planes. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again because of it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
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