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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1,271 reviews
+1 619-696-0911

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Fitness Center

A Budget-Friendly Holiday at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 

What Do the Rooms Include?

Holiday Inn Express is one of the most budget-friendly hotels in San Diego. Located on 7th Avenue, this 136-room hotel occupies three floors and has six different types of rooms. Each suite features basic in-room amenities and pillow-top mattresses for guests to sleep on. If you'd like to enjoy the night view of San Diego from your own room, check the availability online or at the front desk.

What Amenities are Available?

The Holiday Inn Express features the entertainment and business amenities you'd expect, including meeting rooms, complimentary computer stations, and outdoor pools. These make it easy for you to catch up on work, connect with family, and relax. The restaurants feature standard and complimentary breakfasts.  The most distinctive feature of the Holiday Inn is its evening happy hour reception every Sunday to Thursday, which delivers complimentary alcohol beverages and snacks.

What are the Rates Like?

The rooms at the Holiday Inn Express start at $129 per night. Compared to other three-star hotels in downtown San Diego, the room rates are reasonable. A room with two queen beds and a city view will cost you $134 per night, but the extra $5 is worth it since you get to have your own balcony and a stunning view of the city. The nightly rate of a more spacious, nonsmoking king suite with a sofa bed is $190 per night.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

The Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance of Copley Symphony Hall, where you can watch concerts, comedy shows, and dance performances with state-of-the-art sound facilities. If you're a shopaholic, simply walk two blocks to Westfield Horton Plaza and start shopping for clothes and souvenirs. You can also walk to the scenic waterfront at sunset for a beautiful evening stroll.

What's the Bottom Line?

Overall, the Holiday Inn Express is perfect for budget travelers and families seeking a wonderful holiday retreat. The Holiday Inn Express provides complimentary shuttles for guests to travel to and from the airport and main attractions downtown, which saves a substantial amount of time and money on cab fares. The friendly and professional service provided by the hotel staff usually exceeds guests’ expectations.

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Cortez Hill
1430 7th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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User Highlights
Bar and Beverages
"Free wine and beer" "Bartender awesome"
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 100%.
"Excellent buffet" "Free warm cookies"
Yummy desserts, said 100%.
100% were happy with the price.
"Excellent host" "Staff was very accommodating and helpful"
93% found the staff to be very friendly.
99% were happy with the shuttle service.
"Wonderful complimentary breakfast" "Awesome complimentary breakfast"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Value for money
"Free warm cookies" "Free wine and beer"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
"Great internet" "Wifi worked well"
64% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Close to attractions" "Close to all tourist attractions"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 77%.
93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
"Huge flat screen TV" "Restroom was small"
51% said rooms were small.
77% said rooms were clean.
"Large flat screen TV" "A/C works well"
51% said rooms were small.
83% said the beds were comfortable.
"Old building" "Everything seemed to be old"
83% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 72%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Really old property" "Decor stuck"
80% thought the building wasn't nice.
94% complained about the elevator.

Good to know...

Good shuttle service
Elevator in need of updating
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Parking is rare
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Deposit: USD 20.00
  • Parking Fee: USD 16.00 per day
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible