Located in Downtown San Diego within a short walk of San Diego City College, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as San Diego Convention Center. This 136-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free manager's reception.


The 136 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is USD 16.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and free newspapers.


  • Walking distance to San Diego City College
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 7th Ave San Diego CA 92101

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Buffet breakfast is complimentary at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, which also offers complimentary wireless Internet access. The business center is open 24 hours a day. This San Diego hotel includes an outdoor pool as well as a restaurant. Self parking is available for a fee. This smoke-free property includes laundry facilities.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Computer station 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 136 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1320 
  • Free reception 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown offers 136 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Television 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Indigo Cafe - Offering casual dining.

Lobby Lounge - Featuring a plasma TV and views of downtown San Diego.

Limited hours of room service are available.

Nearby Things to Do

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown has an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 16.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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