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Queensland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I wouldn't book this hotel for a longer stay it was perfect as an overnighter as I had an early flight. Staff at check in were busy but incredibly friendly and helpful. I was given a menu of a local restaurant to have dinner and that suited me. That in itself saved me time searching. Room was dated but...

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your stay. We are happy that you enjoyed your quick stay with us. Our shuttle is a great way to get around not only does it go to the airport it also goes to the harbor, balboa park, the zoo and Amtrack station. My management team and I...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a great location for a short 10 min stroll to Gas Lamp area. There is a brewery pub on the next block which isn't bad. the parking is good if a little expensive. The rooms are standard for Holiday Inn batch room a little small and dated. The balcony was a little bonus for a sit...

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Angelica R, loyalty champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Front desk is not working correctly... We sent 3 online orders to the front desk, I got just one, the one that signature was required at delivery... The 2 others (that signature was not required at delivery), they do not find it. It should be delivered to Roberta Santos, but I truly believe that some one is stealing it at...

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review and bringing this issue to our attention. My management team and I investigated the issue with the packages per the tracking information provided to us. When Ms. Santos checked out she informed our front desk that the 3rd package would arrive on Monday November 21st at which time...

Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is perfect in Downtown location .. It is not far from the airport and waterfront park .. It is perfect city view .. Great staffs and very helpful .. It is very comfortable .. It is easy to walk any restaurants.

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again.

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was only in town for a short time. The staff was amazing and incredibly helpful. It is a little pricey, but you pay for the location. You're close to Balboa Park, and the zoo. I would certainly stay here again the next time I'm in town.

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review about your stay. Our management team is proud of the amazing customer service our team provides our guest. We look forwarded to hosting you again the next time your travels bring you to San Diego.

Meeteetse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight stop on the way to Hawaii. Picked us up at the airport. Staff on arrival was happy, friendly and helpful. We would give this a 5 star rating but it is a little dated, but they are working on it. Picked a restaurant on their list and had a great Mexican dinner, plus a walk through the historic Gaslamp...

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us a review of your stay with us. We are looking forwarded to your return visit so you can see the updates done to the property. The renovations are expected to be completed by June of 2017. All guest rooms and common areas will be fully renovated including a hip, modern design to fix the bathroom...

Tromsø - Rovaniemi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A standard Holiday Inn hotel, a little north of downtown San Diego. Its possible to walk to The Gaslap District if you're fit. Uphill walk on the return. Rooms was ok, got a small room without view :-/ Not in town to sit at our room to look at the view - but still... Most rooms have a view or...

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Angelica R, Loyalty champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond with a Trip Advisor survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team and I will continue to work hard and strive for our guest’s ultimate satisfaction. We hope to be able to host you...

Saratoga, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here one night. The hotel is in walking distance to most places downtown. Their complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport makes renting a car unnecessary. This is great because finding parking is difficult in downtown San Diego. The facility is old but clean. The wifi is good. The complimentary breakfast, while not exceptional,...

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your stay at The Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quaint, historic hotel. My Management Team and I will continue to work hard and strive for our guest’s ultimate satisfaction. We hope to be able to host you again should...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of times when other hotels had no availability. Last time I found a few cockroaches in the room... and they are doing construction... location is ok but riches are unacceptable. Would not stay here again.

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Angelica R, Loyalty Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - Downtown! On behalf of the Management team, I would like to apologize that you did not fully receive the experience that you deserved and were so severely inconvenienced. Your complete satisfaction, comfort and enjoyment during your stay is our primary objective. Thank you for...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and i were very pleased at this hotel. It offers free and delicious breakfast every morning from 6 to 9:30. The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. Rooms were comfortable and clean. I will definitely stay here again.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at The Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. This 100% non-smoking hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of America s finest city. San Diego s most popular attractions are within minutes. With our staff's dedication to customer service, the San Diego Holiday Inn Express is a popular choice amongst all visitors.The hotel is within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter. For your convenience, take our free shuttle to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Cruise Ship Terminal, and the San Diego Airport. Enjoy our complimentary hot new breakfast bar featuring fluffy scrambled eggs or cheese omelets, bacon, sausage patties, flaky biscuits, and sausage gravy. The hotel offers free WiFi Internet access, refrigerators in all rooms, and a free business center with three dedicated computers. The hotel is two blocks from the San Diego Trolley which will take you to Qualcomm Stadium in less than 10 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

Address: 1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $138 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
Holiday Inn San Diego
San Diego Holiday Inn
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#74 Family Hotel in San Diego
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“There aree some rooms with Balcony”
 of 5 bubbles mikeg755, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We are IHG Platinum Elite,we asked for upgrade and got room with balcony. I suggest asking for one that faces the 6th st side of hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles justmaryp, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“City view was nice on the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnetteV526, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A room facing the street lets you sit out and watch the world go by but is a bit noisy. The other option is the rooms overlooking the pool”
 of 5 bubbles LorraineMore, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“top floor was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rickemmanuel, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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