Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 Seventh AvenueSan Diego92101USA
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About Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown offers a central location near Copley Symphony Park, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel offers facilities such as a 24-hour business center and an outdoor pool.

Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks, coffee makers, and mini-fridges, and in some cases, a balcony. Suites offer additional living and dining space. All guests benefit from free Wi-Fi.

Amenities at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown include 24-hour front desk services, meeting space, coin-op laundry, and free self-parking. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to select destinations.

A free buffet breakfast is provided daily. Plus, cookies are served in the lobby each evening. The hotel also hosts a four-times weekly Happy Hour reception.

The hotel lies within two miles of the San Diego Natural History Museum, Zoo, and Convention Center. Seaport Village and Waterfront Park are also within two miles.


1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101, USA
Telephone: +1(619)6960911 | Fax: +1(619)2349416 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location for sightseeing

With many San Diego attractions within one to two miles of the hotel, guests rate the hotel's location highly. The city is walkable but if you want to get around quicker, the hotel's shuttle service is convenient. Plus, the staff is on hand to offer tour and ticket assistance.

Enjoyable breakfast

Many guests found the breakfast at the hotel was better than expected. The food is of a good standard and there is sufficient choice available to satisfy most appetites. The staff who attend to breakfast keep food refilled and the area inviting between visits.

Free perks add value

Feedback suggests that guests are of the opinion that the freebies offered by this hotel offer value for money. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, and the shuttle service all add value. Guests also like the free cookies and manager's receptions.

Negative Reviews

Average rooms

While there doesn't appear to be anything unbearable about the rooms, reviews suggest that they are distinctly average. Numerous guests simply find they are dated, but others report specific concerns such as small bathrooms, a lack of electrical outlets, and broken amenities.

Cleanliness could be better

Guests mention that the standard of cleanliness in the communal areas and rooms could be better. Also, some guests report that the housekeeping team did not attend to their room, or if they did attend, did not do a particularly thorough job.

Tight parking lot

You may be frustrated by the tight spaces in the lot. Anticipate making more than one three-point turn! And watch out for the pillars - guests report seeing different colored paint on these, suggesting that more than one car has made contact.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 1620 reviews