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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
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Amenities are not the best
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From 759 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

from $159
  • 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

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 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) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • 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 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 19.00 per day with in/out privileges

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 Downtown San Diego
  • San Diego Convention Center - 27 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 30 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 40 min walk
  • San Diego City College - 10 min walk
  • Petco Park - 17 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 20 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 26 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) - 22 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 38 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 17 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 19 min drive
  • 5th Avenue Station - 7 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 589 reviews

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Everything was in order and as Advertised
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
The hotel is satisfactory for an overnight stay. There is nothing glamorous about the hotel or location and nothing touristy worthy is within walking distance. Do not rely on the shuttle. You have to schedule your request to local locations or to the airport the day prior. We ended up spending about $30 on Uber rides because the shuttle was dispatched to other areas. However, if you Uber from the airport to the hotel because it is unavailable, the hotel does reimburse you in cash upon showing your receipt. Lobby staff working the morning we left were very cold, responded in single words and lacked sincere friendliness. We had to move our luggage cart down the very steep hill to meet the airport shuttle driver. I am a fit, 40 year old male. This would be impossible for the elderly or single parent traveling with children. Unless your stay is a budget choice, I would recommend staying elsewhere.
Michael, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Great locaction but that was the only perk.
It is a great location but having to pay for daily parking took away the reasonable room rate! The place needs much needed upgrades, the hall smelled of urine. I have stayed at many Holiday Inns and this one was not up to standard.
martha, us3 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Very good accommodations for a business trip. Breakfast was convenient and the quality was very good. Walking distance to downtown and to the conference center. The service was great.
ELLIOTT, us4 night trip
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego
Go Padres!
Great price and location. Nice rooms too!
Ian, us1 night trip

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, San Diego

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