Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 7th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
+1 619 696 0911

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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
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About Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown is a 3-star accommodation offering polished accommodation in an unbeatable downtown location. It is the ideal fit for couples, families, and leisure travelers seeking a low-key place to stay in the center of San Diego.

The 148 rooms and suites feature polished decor and comfy furnishings. Guests can choose from standard rooms, executive suites, king suites, king rooms with disability access, standard king rooms, king studios with pull-out sofa, queen rooms, accessible king suites, queen rooms with two beds, and double rooms with two double beds. All rooms are kid-friendly. Pets are not permitted inside of the hotel.

All rooms and suites feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, minifridges, balconies, pull-out sofas, cozy sitting areas, hair dryer, telephone, alarm clock, workspace with desk and chair, air-conditioning, and daily housekeeping services.

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel grounds. Paid parking is available onsite. An airport shuttle offers regular transport to the airport, and an area shuttle offers rides to the San Diego Zoo and the Cruise Port. Guests can unwind in the large outdoor swimming pool. A modern fitness center offers a gym space with free weights and exercise machines.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning in the dining area. The onsite restaurant serves casual fare for lunch and dinner. A complimentary happy hour offers food and drinks each evening.

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Property safety measures

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Latest deals for Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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Double Rooms($129 - $562)
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King Rooms($132 - $370)
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Deluxe Rooms($230 - $245)
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$245 totalPriceline
Queen Rooms($135 - $452)
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Standard Rooms($107 - $648)
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Amenities at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Designated smoking area
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Electric blankets
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Family rooms
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Terrace/Patio

Reviews of Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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6.8 Okay
Pros:I stayed for about two hours only, so I can't judge the hotel
Cons:I made a reservation directly with the hotel, I made sure that they will provide a room with two queen beds and a sofa bed. When I went to check in I was a different price than the one in my original reservation. The front desk had to contact the manager to see if they could change the price to match my original reservation, this took about a hour to fix. After that, we went upstairs to the room to find out that it has only two queen beds, no sofa bed and this won't work because we are a family of five. We went back downstairs to say that the room we have been assigned doesn't match our original reservation. Again, the front desk had to contact the manager to ask if there anything they can do to fix this situation. The manger wasn't able to help. This whole process wasted almost three hours. I ended up leaving the hotel to another one that was able to provide me with a room that fits our family. What a waste of time!!!!!!!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Every single employee at the front desk was a serious customer service professional. They were all incredible, I was actually surprised in a great way. Great Job to them all. Breakfast was also a great addition to the stay. They had this express pancake maker that would make 2 pancakes from 1 click of a button. Never seen one before, but it was pretty sweet.
Cons:A microwave would have been a nice addition to the room itself. I ended up just using the one in the lobby to reheat some food I had in the evening.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Excellent spot. Can walk to Gas Lamp District and Little Italy. The rooms are extra large for hotel rooms, and the breakfast is fine. Parking is extra but very reasonable.
6.2 Okay
Pros:I booked the king bedroom with a street side view. The rooms have a modern look and feel. The bathroom was nicely updated with sleek showers, but limited counter space.
Cons:The facility is oddly shaped and not easily accessible from different sides of the building. There’s only two main entrances- the lobby, in the buildings center closest to 7th ave; garage entrance on 6th. There’s only one main exit to get to the pool, which is the lobby. The location isn’t as central for tourists but perhaps good for business trips and those who need to access the financial buildings nearby. The north side of the hotel was a bit run down. With homeless loitering on the streets. While the room was nicely updated, the bed felt overused and uncomfortable.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:I can't say more about the staff they were more than attentive to our needs. I have traveled all around the world and can say this is by far the best of the best. From check in to check out there is no staff better. Ana was there when we checked in and she was very helpful.
Cons:Little outdated but they did have a poster up of some renovations to come.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The room was modest and comfortable, but what really made this such an excellent hotel was the staff. The staff were incredibly friendly and went above and beyond to provide helpful recommendations about what to do in the area. The breakfast at the hotel was fantastic, and the hotel provided a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and the zoo, which was great. There was also a very nice free happy hour during the week and freshly baked cookies at night on the weekends. We liked how close the hotel was to the Gaslamp quarter, Little Italy, and even the waterfront if you don't mind a little walking. We will absolutely stay here again!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:We stayed here for 7 days, Family Vacation, The Staff was perfect, The Hot Breakfast was Delicious, and the Happy Hour was a splendid treat! Would definitely stay here again.
Cons:The Elevators are soooooooooooo slow ... But the Hotel does not have many floors, so the stairs were just fine to take.


1430 7th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

What's nearby

  • Gaslamp Quarter0.6 mi
  • San Diego Zoo0.9 mi
  • Maritime Museum0.9 mi
  • Botanical Building1 mi
  • Seaport Village1 mi
  • USS Midway Museum1.1 mi
  • Coronado Bridge2.3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park3.3 mi
  • SeaWorld San Diego5 mi
  • Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery5.4 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park5.6 mi
  • Mission Bay Park5.6 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in March and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $162, while the most expensive was $447.
  • How long should you stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

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Distance to city center

0.3 mi

Nearest Airport

San Diego

Distance to airport

2.4 mi