$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 17, 2014 Check-out: Dec 18, 2014

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

3 stars
1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
131 reviews
Much needed downtime

Management and Staff were amazing! Nice atmosphere, hospitality and making a persons stay at your... See full review

  • Becky T.
  • Sep 5, 2014
Birthday Weekend

The hotel was very accomodating. We ended up getting an extra room so they comped us parking for 1... See full review

  • weekend room
  • May 13, 2014
Efficiency hotel near Gaslamp District with free breakfast
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown is located on the edge of the Gaslamp District, arguably the city's most happening neighborhood. The hotel is a short walk from a number of attractions including Petco Park, the San Diego waterfront and more. Rooms are designed for efficiency. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access, as well as a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the airport, train station and cruise terminal.
Highlights
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Walk to restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp District
  • Free shuttle service to airport, train station, cruise terminal
Rooms

The 136 rooms (including 8 suites) at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown vary in size and configuration but come standard with flat-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer and in-room safe. All rooms feature spacious work desk and guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access. In-room video games are also available (fees apply).

Features

 The property is now a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program.

All guests have complimentary access to the pool, located in the center of the hotel's courtyard. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Guests can stroll next door to the Indigo Café that serves home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also order room service off the menu at the café.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (2 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (2 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (5 mi/8 km)
Attractions
  • Petco Park (10 blocks)
  • Sea World (3 mi/5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (4 mi/7 km)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (6 mi/11 km)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (6 mi/11 km)
  • Point Loma (6 mi/11 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center in lobby
  • 9,450 square feet of meeting space
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Computer in Room
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.9 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.9 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.5 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.8 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 0.9 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • PETCO Park: 0.9 mi
  • Botanical Building: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.1 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.3 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.9 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.8 mi
  • Belmont Park: 6.4 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 6.5 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 7.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.7 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 11.9 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 27.7 mi
  • Legoland: 29.7 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118 mi

Dining

Sole Luna
Italian restaurant located across the street from hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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Guest Reviews (131)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
131 out of 131
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
south101
Business
New Orleans, LA
Oct 3, 2014

Business

Parking was the main drawback in staying here again

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Becky T.
Business
San Diego, California
Sep 5, 2014

Much needed downtime

Management and Staff were amazing! Nice atmosphere, hospitality and making a persons stay at your hotel want to look at all of my stays with The Holiday Inn Express a must. Manager Budd and staff, Thank you! The only thing I could see that would need any changes, Quicker elevator!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
VeryNoisy
Business
Jersey City, NJ
Aug 26, 2014

Convenient, clean and friendly!

Had a great stay at The Holiday Inn Express in downtown San Diego. Great location - within walking distance to everything and super close to the airport. Free breakfast didn't hurt either!

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Blue Water Seafood on India St! Great food - really fresh - GREAT PRICES!

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MB visitor
Business
pdx, OR
Jul 30, 2014

not bad for late reservation

was worried as it was the last hotel avail that I could afford for comicon, but in-all, a positive experience. my only problem was that the con shuttle didn't drop off there, but the neatest drop-off was only 2 blocks away, so no real complaints there.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chuck X.
Business
Temecula, CA
Jul 21, 2014

A good "Middle of the Roader"

staff was courteous and helpful. Room was adequate and clean. Bathroom a little small. Location was ok but slightly removed from main activity locations. Considering the time of year, pricing was pretty good. Parking structure is suicidal!! Yikes. Better than Mr. Toad's ride. But, I had a great weekend in San Diego.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Piano Bar at the Grand Norton Hotel for a martini; across the street at Biacci Restaurant for the assorted cheese plate (GREAT!!) and anything for dinner. All off Island in the Gaslamp. Very reasonable.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TJ the Scientist
Business
Oregon
Jun 12, 2014

What you need

It was exactly what I needed on this business trip, a room to sleep and complimentary breakfast. That being said it was a walk to many food and drink establishments but the price was the selling point.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Wear comfortable shoes.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sandy2014
Business
Lake Forest, CA
May 28, 2014

just enough, nothing fancy

the room was clean, but the color of the walls and the carpet made the room seemed old. restroom was small, so for a couple girls that were trying to get ready, it made things a bit difficult. The one thing that I did not appreciate was that they charged parking, i was not told there would be a change when they first handed me the permit, all the front desk said was "here is your parking permit for our parking garage" and how to get there. at the end of the trip i was told there was a $32 dollar charge on my card for parking. First off, that sucks that you have to pay for parking when you already paid for the room, second, what would have happened we never used the garage? (it was a bit inconvenient) would they still have charged me? other than that the staff was friendly and the room was comfortable.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

there is a great place called "Magnolias" (i'm not too sure what it was called exactly) which I love! We went there for my birthday and the staff was so nice, so nice that we even came back that same night to grab a few cocktails at the bar to end off our night

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
weekend room
Business
Chino Hills, Ca
May 13, 2014

Birthday Weekend

The hotel was very accomodating. We ended up getting an extra room so they comped us parking for 1 car. The breakfast was delicious and the lemonade in the lobby was refreshing. I didn't realize until the second day, but there are also delicious cookies in the lobby as well. The location was great. We were able to walk to gas lamp district and get there faster than taking a taxi (about $10).

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking was faster than taking a taxi. With so many people around, it took about 10 minutes and $7-$8 dollars. ($10 with tip)

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jewels 13
Business
San Diego
Feb 26, 2014

San Diego staycation

We had a great time on out San Diego staycation. We enjoyed the room, the staff was great, very accomodating and wonderful full breakfast.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Urban Grill has a good happy hour.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JustJess
Business
Dover, DE
Jan 29, 2014

Great Location, Everything else OK

The location is within walking distance of many great shops restaurantas. The room was clean, but could have been better. Some of the staff was nice others were a little rude. Overall not a bad stay, but I ahve had better at other Holiday Inn Express.

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

Business

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