$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 22, 2015 Check-out: Apr 24, 2015

Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

3 stars
View map of 1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
135 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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
135 out of 135
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
iceman4730
Business
El Monte
Mar 26, 2015

Decent Hotel

For about $100/night in downtown San Diego, it is a good deal. As for the quality of the hotel, it is okay for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alex
Business
N/A
Jan 23, 2015

San Diego trip

They had free breakfast, a shuttle to and from the airport as well as a free happy hour. All this was really great. When I got there, they did check me into a room that was furthest walking distance from the entrance and the staff helping me said it was because I was young and could walk. This bit bugged me a bit and the rooms door look took a bit to figure out. Instead of just sliding the card and it turning green, the door opened after about 2 tries each time when it was green and red. I also didn't have a patio chair and I noticed the other guests did. slight annoyances but overall it was a pretty good trip. Good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Carne asada fries at Lolita's by Petco park.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Indra Z.
Business
Tarzana
Dec 29, 2014

Comfortable and quiet.

The person greeting me at the front desk was very pleasant and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Indra Z.
Business
Tarzana
Dec 16, 2014

Comfortable and quiet.

The person greeting me at the front desk was very pleasant and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
bluegrass viking
Business
Kentucky
Nov 25, 2014

Good choice

This hotel was a great choice while I was attending a conference at the Convention Center. When I arrived at the San Diego airport, I called the hotel and a hotel shuttle was there to pick me up in ten minutes. The shuttle runs to the airport, and also some places in the city, so if you want to go somewhere, ask the front desk if the shuttle can take you. The staff was very helpful and on the ball. The room was clean. A nice breakfast every morning downstairs, clean and well-kept. Plus a much better price than the hotels closer to the Convention Center. It was about a half mile to the Center, which I walked everyday. Actually a nice walk through the Gaslamp District, with a huge selection of restaurants: I had a great burger at the Burger Lounge, all grass-fed beef, and fish and chips at an Irish pub. The hotel is outside the Gaslamp District, several blocks from the restaurants and shops. So if you want a hotel that is in the middle of the action, this isn't it. However, there is a trolley stop 3 blocks from the hotel, which you can ride into the downtown and to the Convention Center. I would recommend the hotel and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Try the Burger Lounge in the Gaslamp District - great selection of interesting burgers, sustainable, ethical, grass-fed beef, fresh salad, plenty of vegetarian options.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express SAN DIEGO DOWNTOWN

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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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