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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Balboa Park

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
S$140

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  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
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1430 7th Ave, San Diego, 92101, CA, United States of America
8.0.Very good.
  • Pros - Convenient location, friendly front counter staff and a great shuttle service.…

    Mar 6, 2019

  • IT WAS GREAT...BUT PLEASE CALL AHEAD OF TIME TO MAKE SURE ... IF YOU ARE REQUESTING A…

    Oct 15, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Quiet
Safe

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 01 2020 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Business center
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Pool
    • Bathtub
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 148 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Self parking
    • Terrace

    For families

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Premium TV channels
    • Free toiletries
    • Terrace

    What’s around

    • In Downtown San Diego
    • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
    • Petco Park - 17 min walk
    • Port of San Diego - 21 min walk
    • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk
    • USS Midway Museum - 25 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Standard Room
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
    • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
    • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
    • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
    • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility Transfer Shower)
    • Deluxe Suite, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Downtown San Diego
    • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
    • Petco Park - 17 min walk
    • Port of San Diego - 21 min walk
    • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk
    • USS Midway Museum - 25 min walk
    • Seaport Village - 26 min walk
    • San Diego Zoo - 33 min walk
    • Waterfront Park - 20 min walk
    • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 21 min walk
    • San Diego City College - 8 min walk

    Getting around

    • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 5 min drive
    • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 25 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 10 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 20 min drive
    • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
    • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 18 min walk
    • Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
    • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
    • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk
    • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
    • City College Trolley Station - 11 min walk
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    1430 7th Ave, San Diego, 92101, CA, United States of America

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 148 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Onsite self parking (USD 23.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
    • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • Restaurant
    • Microwave in a common area

    Things to do

    • Outdoor pool

    Working away

    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 1320
    • Conference space size (meters) - 123
    • One meeting room

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Year Built - 1969
    • Elevator
    • Terrace

    Accessibility

    • Braille or raised signage
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible pool
    • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
    • Braille signage
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Raised toilet seat
    • Low-height counters/sink
    • Grab bar - near toilet

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Pillowtop mattress

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    Food and drink

    • Microwave (on request)

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features

    Dining

    Cocina 35 - This family restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

    Fees & policies

    PetsPay at property

    • Service animals exempt from fees

    ParkingPay at property

    • Self parking costs USD 23.00 per day with in/out privileges
    • Parking height restrictions apply

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

    Policies

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

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    • Express Diego Downtown, An Ihg
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    • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
    • San Diego Downtown Holiday Inn Express
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    • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Hotel San Diego
    • San Diego Holiday Inn
    • Holiday Inn San Diego

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    FAQs

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs USD 23.00 per day.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Yes, Cocina 35 offers Mexican cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Taco Stand (3-min walk), Donut Bar (4-min walk), and Sixth Avenue Bistro (4-min walk).
    • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel has an outdoor pool.
    8.0.Very good.
    • 2.0.Poor

      False advertising

      We chose the most expensive king suite option which includes a door in the photos. The door was very important so that our baby could sleep on his own schedule. When we arrived we were given the keys to a much smaller studio suite. This room lacks a door between the living area and the bed area. They noted there were larger suites with doors but they were already booked. Hotel staff stated nothing could be done for two nights then we would be transferred to the larger suite. The walls in the studio suite are paper thin. We did not sleep for more than a couple hours that night due to the noise. Our neighbors were up until 4AM talking. They were not partying or playing loud music. We could hear the talking through the wall clearly. The next day we transferred to a different hotel with no compensation for our trouble.

      Ryan, 5 night trip, Oct 8, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Disappointing

      We were excited to stay at this hotel as it seemed like a decent location and good value. We had requested a balcony room a few weeks before arrival. Did not get the balcony room, and were put in a room at the end of a bizarrely long hallway (think about the movie The Shining) asked to change they said they were sold out (which I highly doubt based on what we saw - and we really needed the king bed because my BF is 6’10”). The bathroom was TINY, low toilet, Shower doors didn’t work right, sink didn’t drain and toilet didn’t flush properly. I asked at the front desk if we would be penalized if we checked out early, she said yes because I had pre-paid which I did NOT. Had to chat with Hotels.com who actually called the front desk for me. Then the front desk person argued with me about it some more when I went back up there - then she admitted I had not previously-paid and we could check out early without being charged. We might have stayed the whole reservation if not for that interaction but decided to switch hotels after that. I will say the bed was really comfortable and the breakfast was not bad but neighborhood is not great and the bathrooms are terrible. Most of the staff was very nice just not very interested in resolving guest issues…

      Jaime, 4 night trip, Oct 7, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Great location-Could be better kept up

      The young lady at the front desk was amazing... I appreciate her for making the accomodations for us to move rooms once we discovered our initial room floor bed table etc... was not clean... I recommend that this hotel get the carpets cleaned or replaced. I have photos on my phone... The smell in this room had my allergies on fire all night and morning..... unacceptable

      Vanita, 1 night family trip, Oct 1, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Careful parking in garage

      The stay was great, comfortable, the included breakfast was just OK. 15 mins walk to Little Italy, you can walk to Balboa Park but along high traffic roads. 25 mins walk to Gas Lamp. Garage spaces are so tight and a larger SUV than a Honda CrV will have a hard time around the bends. as you drive to the different levels for parking.

      Phillip, 4 night trip, Sep 25, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      very clean

      jefferlyn, 3 night trip, Sep 13, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Clean and comfortable rooms.

      Mario, 1 night family trip, Sep 5, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Family one night stay in SD

      Room was clean and hotel staff was friendly. But the bathtub did not drain water. Literally had to shower standing in ankle deep water. Very disappointed with how the facility is maintained. We didn’t bother switching rooms since we were staying just one night. Breakfast was standard fare, nothing special but nothing too bad either.

      Pallavi, 1 night family trip, Sep 5, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Good times

      Very convenient to downtown life and close to pet o park

      Pedro, 8 night family trip, Sep 4, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Not Worth The Cost

      I won't stay here again!! The walls are thin, you can hear every small conversation on the other side and in the hall. The carpet was dirty and the parking is extremely tight and still have to pay for daily parking fee.

      2 night family trip, Aug 13, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Not what was advertised

      Was overall disappointed in this hotel. Room overall felt run-down and in need of an uplift -- couch smelled bad, carpet was dirty, etc. Traveling with a toddler, I was also annoyed that my suite was advertised on hotels.com as having a tub but turns out it only had a shower. Was pleasantly surprised by the free breakfast, but overall this hotel was a huge letdown for our family. Would not return and don't recommend it.

      Lucas, 1 night family trip, Aug 6, 2021

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