Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, California, United States, 92101  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown


USD 16 per day

Luggage storage

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks



Lobby bar


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are very clean - With all basic amenties - Staff is very friendly
  • Good downtown hotel - Diner below the hotel - Pool was nice
  • Decent free breakfast - Free coffe in lobby - Parking is tight
  • Great front desk - Nice comp happy hour - No counter space
  • Rooms are very small - Excellent views - Good location


Situated in the heart of San Diego, the 3-star Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown offers the lobby restaurant serving Italian cuisine. The classic hotel represents modern architecture in San Diego.

This hotel is located in a shopping area, 45 km from San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A college, a museum and an opera as well as gardens and hills are in a short distance from the property.

Within walking distance of Downtown San Diego district with a stadium, restaurants and a zoo.

Amtrak train station is a 10-minute walk away. Due to its location 5 km from San Diego International airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.


A breathtaking view over the city welcomes guests to king suite and queen room offering en suite bathrooms along with climate control, a laptop safe, a balcony, a microwave and coffee/tea makers. The rooms have contemporary decor.

Eat & Drink

A day at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown begins with a deluxe breakfast. Guests can relax in the café bar serving complimentary drinks.


Such facilities as a safety deposit box, a souvenir shop and a barber shop are available on-site.


On-site leisure options feature an outdoor swimming pool, a ballroom and a golf course.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 16 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Panjabi / Punjabi.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   136.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Golf course


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave on request


  • Pillow top mattress


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

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City Center
  • San Diego
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    4000 ft
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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King Suite
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • San Diego Trolley2000 ft

Popular areas

  • Gaslamp Quarter2700 ft

Sport related

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Downtown San Diego2300 ft




  • Copley Symphony Hall700 ft
  • Fourth and B Concerts and Special1400 ft
  • Ywca1400 ft
  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Associated Technical College400 ft
  • International School of Mgmt700 ft
  • Associated Barber College Inc700 ft
  • Kelsey-Jenney College1400 ft
  • San Diego Corvair Club1400 ft
  • California Western School Law1400 ft
  • San Diego City College1400 ft
  • Neil Dymott Perkins Brown2000 ft
  • Fashion Institute of Design2000 ft


Air business related

  • San Diego Air Commerce Ctr700 ft

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Va San Diego Healthcare System1700 ft

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Spreckels Park2.3 mi
    Orange Ave btwn 6th & 7th Sts, Coronado
  • Silver Strand State Beach5.9 mi
    5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
  • Lake Murray8.0 mi
    5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa
  • Coronado Municipal Beach3.2 mi
    Silver Strand Blvd, Coronado
  • Living Coast Discovery Center6.2 mi
    1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Based on 74 reviews

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Guest reviews

  • Single

    Great value for the money and relatively close to major downtown locations.

  • Group of friends

    location and price

    the two bed request was not honored

  • Family with children

    We stayed at the hotel for 1 night. The staff brought us a crib for our son. The breakfast was great, but I didn't find any protein foods that was advertised unless you count sausage gravy. Overall, the room and hotel was clean.

    The parking was horendous!! You have to park in a parking garage that is not made to fit anything over a compact car. I was scared to death that I was going to knock out a wall trying to make the turns throughout the garage.

  • Single

    Great front desk staff. Cleaning staff did a very good job.

    Capets and hallway walls are very worn.

  • Older travelers

    The friendly staff and their ability to help us when needed

    Yes, the parking but that is everywhere in San Diego.

  • Older travelers

    Reasonably comfortable and for the price it was a good airport overnight hotel - free transfer to and from hotel - but it took a while for pick up from airport.

  • Older travelers

    Really like that there was a breakfast included in the price of the hotel. The people at the front desk were always friendly & helpful.

  • Single

    Unbelievable value for the money in downtown San Diego! Great location within walking distance of the Gaslight District, restaurants, and shopping; friendly and helpful front desk clerks; a beautiful, clean room: great full breakfast & freshly baked cookies at 8 P.M.; morning paper delivered under door, 3 computers in business center, free shuttle bus to and from the airport

  • Older travelers

    It was clean

    This hotel was a nightmare to find. My gps wouldn't find it. Even the locals did not know where it was, which does not say much for it's location. The parking system isn't great either. Personally I prefer to be able to park up and check in, whereas here you have a 15min parking time to check in and get into your room before then having to drive round to the parking lot. Not ideal.

  • Single

    I liked the very friendly and helpful staff. I never had any issues with them and every request I made was fulfilled quickly. The place was kept clean.

    The ac didn't keep the room as cool as I like. The bathroom is crowded, especially with the door swinging in. I would have liked to have been able to open the door to the small patio outside. I thought the price was kind of high, but then I found San Diego expensive to begin with.

  • Older travelers

    The staff was so very friendly and accomodating. The breakfast was great. The bathroom and living area was a bit small but it was manageable. The hotel was quiet. The cafe across the street was a definite plus as there isn't really anything close by.

  • Group of friends

    The staff was very nice and the hotel was very clean and cozy. Loved everything!

  • Single

    room was clean, staff was pleasant.

    My rrom was at the end of the hall. the very end. This made me very nervous as a solo female traveller.

  • Older travelers

    Excellent breakfast. Convenient location - very accessible. Hotel staff was very helpful. Rooms were always cleaned and made-up very well. A very competent operation at a very good price.

  • Couple

    The staff were helpful and the free shuttle service was excellent with a very friendly driver. Our stay was made very comfortable. The room was spotless and the bed comfortable. The complimentary continental breakfast was satisfying too. With a very short walk to the brilliant Gas Lamp Quarter we had a very good stay.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown San Diego location
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Hotel Address:

1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, California, United States, 92101

Get directions
City Center
  • San Diego
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Amtrak
    4000 ft
  • Coaster Santa Fe Station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: