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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a horrible hotel, I do not recommend it at all, we are here right now and our room is sweltering hot, they will send a technician, ok thanks in the meantime I will melt. The hotel is old and the beds are so uncomfortable, the bathroom is so small it's barely useable especially with a 2 year old!!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations here for the convenience near the Zoo and walking distance to restaurants. Price was modest for a family of four. The rooms were clean and neat. A bit noisy at night due to the traffic near the terrace but it was tolerable. Complimentary breakfast was great and free wifi worked. Did not like to paying for parking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for its central location and were not disappointed. Ideal for the Gaslamp Quarter and the harbour. Parking is tight but worth the $16 a night. Great views over the town from a spacious and very clean room. Good variety at breakfast with helpful staff. Will book here again when we return to San Diego.

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE HIGHLIGHT of the hotel is BUD, the GM!!!!!!!!! we stayed on the monday and tuesday after the Comic convention. starting off w the GM, i met him monday at the social hour. 2 other vip types were sitting at the social area. Bud was doing the drink service. I introduced myself. The 2 guys said "Every time we come... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was trying to book a room near Balboa Park, and close to the harbor. I found lots of fancy (pricey) places with accommodations we wouldn't use or didn't want to pay extra for. This is easily one of the nicer HI Expresses we have ever stayed at, really a very nice hotel. Breakfast was excellent, lots of hot food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a fabulous location right in the heart of the city. You can walk (down hill) to the harbor or the hotel shuttle will take you and bring you back. The hotel staff is helpful in every way. A full breakfast comes with the stay and Happy Hour is held from 5:00 - 6:30 Sunday thru Thursday... More

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Dear "Value Guest", Thank you for taking the time to respond to a survey about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego. We are so glad you enjoyed our quiant, historic hotel--we certainly value your loyalty and patronage as an IHG Rewards member too! My Management Team will work hard to continue to strive for your... More

Laguna Niguel, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pay the extra money for a City view! Preferably on the 2nd or 3rd floor! We slept soooo well, clean and very tightly done bedding. Clean room, clean bathroom. We had been hoping to go into a jacuzzi, but they only have a heated pool, no jacuzzi. Pool was never crowded, usually just one or 2 small families. But it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel. Great location. Very short walk to the Gaslamp district and the harbour. Hotel itself is well maintained, staff were so helpful, breakfast was great (a lot of choice), complimentary shuttle service to a few places including the zoo and the harbour. Overall a great place to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for two days. I found the hotel and room to be clean and well maintained. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. 10-15min walk downhill to the CBD Gaslamp district with plenty of places to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family and I stayed in this hotel because of the reviews we read on here. The room was spacious and clean. The check-in and check-out were quick. The breakfast was good enough. The hotel is convenient to the freeway.

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Address: 1430 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 3*
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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown. This 100% non-smoking hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of America s finest city. San Diego s most popular attractions are within minutes. With our staff's dedication to customer service, the San Diego Holiday Inn Express is a popular choice amongst all visitors.The hotel is within walking distance to the Gaslamp Quarter. For your convenience, take our free shuttle to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Cruise Ship Terminal, and the San Diego Airport. Enjoy our complimentary hot new breakfast bar featuring fluffy scrambled eggs or cheese omelets, bacon, sausage patties, flaky biscuits, and sausage gravy. The hotel offers free WiFi Internet access, refrigerators in all rooms, and a free business center with three dedicated computers. The hotel is two blocks from the San Diego Trolley which will take you to Qualcomm Stadium in less than 10 minutes. ... more   less 
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