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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
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area




Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor 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 reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Golf course


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities


  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 19 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

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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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  • 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:

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
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    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Local attractions

  • Silver Strand State Beach5.9 mi
    5000 Hwy 75, Coronado
  • University Town Center10.5 mi
    4545 La Jolla Village Drive off Highway I-5
  • University of California San Diego11.7 mi
    9500 Gilman Dr
  • Imperial Beach Pier9.9 mi
    2 Elder Avenue
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park 11.2 mi
    1133 Coast Blvd
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    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Reviews

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

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  • Older travelers

    brunch was better than i expected free airport shuttle

  • Family with children

    The location.

    The A/C was horribly loud. The Elevator barely functioned. The Breakfast was horrible. Most places offer fresh food these days. The nicest place to sit sit out front was used by smokers. It is listed as a non smoking hotel.

  • Older travelers

    - Cleanliness - Buffet breakfast - Tranquil environment - Free airport shuttle - Free shuttle to tourist sites - Free access to wireless internet service

    Some staff at the Reception demonstrated lack of courtesy and inaccuracy in the billing process. The television in the hotel had only one operating channel - a news channel! The hotel made no allowance for lunch and dinner.

  • Older travelers

    The hotel staff through out the whole building were so friendly. I had read this in the reviews when I was looking at Hotels and everyone was right . The Hotel staff is wonderful . They always stopped to say hello , how are you , Good morning, Good evening. The bed and bed linens are the the best very comfortable. Everything is very clean and cleaned everyday even the outside walkways were swept and mopped each morning . It Always smelled fresh and clean . Is was a very nice place to stay . Coffee and Lemonade in the lobby was nice to have on hand. Choc Chip Cookies in the evening. The Hot breakfast was great plus . Just to name some of the items . Omlets , Scrambled eggs , bacon, sausage , freshly made pancakes , fruit , cereal , oatmeal and Biscuits and gravy and coffee was awsome . Down In and by the breakfast room , the staff was always standing by to see if anything was needed and always made sure they had everything filled with fresh food and beverages.

    Paying $16.00 per day to park and not having easier access in and out of the parking garage. This was a 1st time staying at a hotel in San Diego so I'm guessing that maybe all the Hotels might charge a fee to park.

  • Group of friends

    Very clean room, friendly staff....need to give info on getting into the parking lot if you return after it has been closed at the time of check in.

  • Group of friends

    close to the city center but not noisy

    auto park not included

  • 8.8

    Friendly staff, very clean, easy check-in & out, secure parking, good breakfast selection, cafe was great!

    Bed was a little uncomfortable, construction was right outside my window

  • 8.8

    Excellent complementary breakfast, love the free shuttle, very friendly staff.

    Very small bathroom, not meant for more then one person. Hallway carpets need updating.

  • 9.2

    Great downtown location!!! Breakfast was ok. Eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and pastries. Staff was really nice!

    Elevator was sooooo freaking slow!!!Hotel under renovation so no balcony access during our stay.

  • 7.0

    Staff were very friendly

    Pillows were old, no support at all Coffee at breakfast was very bitter

  • 8.8

    The hot breakfast was good. Warm cookies in evening.

    Ran out of banannas at breakfast.

  • 9.2

    The staff treated us like we were a priority .

    1/2 mile from being an excellent location .

  • 8.8

    The hospitality, cleanliness , location, view of the place

  • 8.8

    Great Breakfast and plenty to choose from. The location was perfect for being close to airport as well as Gas Lamp district. The lobby and room was clean and modern.

    The construction taking place on the outside of the hotel was difficult to navigate and began rather early in the morning.

  • 5.8

    Needs renovating and cost is way too high considering location and state of hotel.


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
  • 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: