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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

3-star3 stars
1430 7th AveSan DiegoCA92101United States of America

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near San Diego City College
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Amenities are not the best
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

from $114
  • Standard Room
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Transfer Shower)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Transfer Shower)
  • Room, Accessible (Transfer Shower)
  • Deluxe Suite, Accessible

About Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

This downtown San Diego is within one-half mile (.8 km) of the San Diego Opera and Westfield Horton Plaza. Copley Symphony Hall is two blocks away.

Hotel Features.
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown offers a restaurant, and complimentary buffet breakfast. The business center is open 24 hours a day, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Self parking is available for a fee. Airport transportation is offered at scheduled times. This smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool.

Accommodations at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown have beds with triple sheeting and pillowtop mattresses. WiFi and local calls are complimentary. Guestrooms provide cable TV and include in-room safes, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers.

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 9:30 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • 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 9:30 PM


  • Self parking *

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
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • 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
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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. Open daily.

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Diego Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
  • San Diego Downtown Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
  • San Diego Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn San Diego


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.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 20.00

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 19.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego


  • In Cortez Hill
  • San Diego Convention Center - 21 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 30 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 41 min walk
  • San Diego City College - 9 min walk
  • Petco Park - 16 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 21 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 23 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station - 17 min walk
  • San Diego Coaster Old Town Station - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 21 min drive
  • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
  • City College Trolley Station - 11 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 601 reviews

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Nice place to stay.
Hotel was great. Nice breakfast. Liked the pancake maker. Staff kept it replenished quickly. Would have like to know details about shuttle without having to ask. Would have liked to know if shuttle was available from Gaslamp area after dinner. However the main reason we chose hotel was because of shuttle to zoo.
Sandra, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very good breakfast and very nice welcome speaking Spanish when the girl saw I was from Mexico.
Benedicto, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Okay Hotel in San Diego
Breakfast could be better. Shuttle service should go to the Gas Lamp quarter as well, not just North and East of the hotel. Be careful of WiFi as 3 of our smartphones behaved erratically( like it was hacked) after connecting. Also be careful in hanging your do not disturb tag if you intend to leave later but still have your room made up. The cleaning lady didn’t understand when I told her we were leaving and she can clean the room.
Luis, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Great Location, Great Property, small bathroom.
The property is beautiful, especially if you are lucky enough to get a room with a balcony. It's a great downtown location as well! The staff were wonderful! The negatives for me, where the size of the bathroom. There is zero counter space, and there isn't a shelf in the shower. As a female, I have a lot of items to store and use. If my stay there were longer than a few days the lack of space would become an issue. Also the door to the bathroom opens up against the toilet, it's really cramped. The light in the bathroom is on a sensor, which turned off while I was in the shower :(
Sharon, us1 night trip with friends
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Family including a toddler and infant.
Check in was great with very attentive guest service. The only thing that would of been an issue if trying to sleep in, Is the construction noise. Luckily for us we were trying to make the free breakfast which was great so we took it as a wake up call at around 8:00am.
William, usOther trip

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

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