1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Downtown property
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4.0/ 5

Based on 379 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 14.3%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 136 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Zoo, Balboa Park, Convention Center, Cruiseship Terminal, Seaworld, Beaches, Petco Park, Quallcomm Staduim

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Good location, great city. Good value for price."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I stayed at this hotel for a one day meeting and then some vacation time after that. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and San Diego is a beautiful location. The rooms were "ok". I had an outlet that was pulled away from the wall, and the bathroom had a hair dryer that didn't work when I turned it on - so I pulled the plug out of the wall socket and both the plug and the socket were black. I had to unplug a lamp in order to use the coffee maker - the room could use a few more outlets! The morning breakfast was very good though, and that added a lot to the value of the stay. One negative was that I asked for an American Flag for our meeting and the hotel apparently didn't have one and they offered me a fourth of July type ribbon that was red white and blue. Internet connection was good and overall for the price, I would use this hotel again.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
09-Jan-2014 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

4.0 out of 5.Based on 379 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

A San Diego classic, renewed for the future our newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego is ideally located in the heart of "Americas Finest City". This downtown hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Downtown San Diego. Ideally located near the Port of San Diego, Cruise Ship Terminal, SD Convention Center, Petco Park. This central downtown location is walking distance to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter with fine dining and entertainment, Horton Plaza Shopping Center, theatres, museums, and specialty shops. Located within minutes of World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Historic Old Town, and San Diego's beautiful Harbor, the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego is a perfect destination for all business or leisure visitors. Both business and family vacation travelers can enjoy this San Diego Hotel for its free in-room wireless and wired high-speed internet access & Wi-Fi hot-spot. Our meeting room is 1,320 sq ft. ideal for small conference, reunion, wedding parties.Guests will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a positive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The Express Start® breakfast bar, a complimentary café-style breakfast bar features a proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee as well as other morning favorites. Our fine amenities and friendly multi-lingual customer service staff make the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego’s perfect place to stay.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00 pm
Check Out:12:00 pm
Year of Last Renovation:2008
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:136
Handicap Rooms:7
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:5 View Spaces
Meeting Space:1600 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 125 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:0.5 Mi
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool10am - 10pmLength 22' and Width 16"
Policies / Expenses
30 days prior to arrival for the group and 24 hours prior to arrival for individuals
Nightly Parking:16
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:12.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle.

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle. Also, driving to the cruiseport and San Diego Zoo.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Express San Diego, Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

Group vs. Individual Rates at Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

The chart above shows trends ofprices for both group/meeting quotes and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group bid was entered.The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 55.0% in the month of December 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $282 in the month of February 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in San Diego event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Cypress Ballroom40 x 40 x 10130090/108--54373137--/--1201302
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Cypress Ballroom

newly renovated with new carpeting, adjustable sound and lighting.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1300 Sq. Feet
40 x 40 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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