Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 7th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 United States (USA) near Exit 16b on I-5 (~0.2mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property
32.720043-117.15838
IHG launches IHG Way of Clean program: Reduced contact at check-in / reception services; Visible verification of sanitized items in guest rooms; Additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing in public spaces; New standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering.
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4.0/5

Based on 437 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The Avg. Group Saves 39.7%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 148 rooms in property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 9.4/10
  • 2 conference 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 San Diego Downtown

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very well organized staff."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Not the most expensive hotel in SD but standards would suggest it was.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Feb-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 04 to Fri Feb 05 2021 at a $90.99 average nightly rate.
"Relaxing Stay"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I was hoping breakfast would be more exciting than a breakfast sandwich every morning. Plenty of parking in the garage below the hotel. Overall I had a nice stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Oct 12 to Thu Oct 15 2020 at a $99.99 average nightly rate.
"Good location not so good parking garage."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
underground parking structure was a nightmare very tight corners white knuckles time trying to park the room was clean with a nice partial city view from the balcony. We had two queen beds one was Way to soft not firm at all the other one was medium so not too bad but both beds seemed old and needed to be replaced overall just average but $200 a night seemed a little pricey for this hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 20 to Sun Sep 22 2019 at a $160.00 average nightly rate.
"Very basic hotel."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Mediocre hygenie. Breakfast was frequently run out. Terrible acoustics. The room said they have fridge and microwave. Microwave was actually downstairs and not in the room.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Dec-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 25 to Sat Dec 29 2018 at a $120.85 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 437 guest reviews

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.

Green Sustainability

Green Lodging.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 5
Rooms: 148
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 148
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 12
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1720 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 60 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
Outdoor pool10am - 10pmLength 22'' and Width 16"
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
30 days prior to arrival for the group and 24 hours prior to arrival for individuals
Nightly Parking: 21.0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 12.70%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.00%
Parking Fee: 23.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 6.00 Per Person (Optional)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimentary)
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Complimnetary)
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 35.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 2.50 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.50 Per Item

Amenities / Features


  • 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
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Comp shuttle from 5:00 AM - 9 PM

Local Shuttle Info: Comp shuttle from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm to the airport, cruiseport and San Diego Zoo.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary full hot American breakfast buffet (with scrambled eggs/omelets, sausage/bacon and pancakes.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi and business center.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego, Holiday Inn Express San Diego, Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

This chart illustrates seasonality of sleeping room prices for both our group rates and the best online individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The best group rate shown is 57.4% in August 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $396 in the month of August 2021. 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 San Diego Downtown in a month when rates are lower.

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

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

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 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
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Cabrillo Room 29 x 25 x 10 845--/60--30--2230--/--72302
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Cabrillo Room

Newly renovated, adjustable sound and lighting.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
845 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
29 x 25 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
1
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Cabrillo 25 x 35 x 10 875--/----60403535--/--6060--
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Cabrillo

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
875 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
25 x 35 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available

    FAQs about Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

    What time is check in?

    Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

    What time is check out?

    Check out time is 11:00 am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

    How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown have?

    There are 148 rooms in the property.

    Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown?

    Yes, they have 2 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

    What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown?

    Complimentary full hot American breakfast buffet (with scrambled eggs/omelets, sausage/bacon and pancakes.

    How much does internet cost?

    Complimentary Wi-Fi and business center.

    Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown?

    Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

    Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown?

    Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor pool10am - 10pmLength 22'' and Width 16".

    Testimonials:

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    "Our church ladies do this once or twice a year and you will now be my "GO-TO" place immediately. I was AMAZED that within just a few minutes of clicking on that contact hotel button that I got phone calls from REAL people that politely answered all my questions and were willing to accommodate our every need!!!! W O W !!!!! I'm impressed and will automatically go to your site again when our ladies plan a get-away. :~) THANKS SO MUCH" M.S. - Indianapolis, IN

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