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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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Ranked #113 of 268 hotels in San Diego
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for a family vacation and we're familiar with the Holiday Inn Express brand. The hotel was fine and clean. The location is walking distance to the Gas Lamp Quarter which is nice. All the HIE breakfasts offerings are the same. I find that if I avoid the scrambled eggs and sausage then I'm fine. The staff was very friendly.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights over the 4th of July. It was nice enough for our needs even though it is a bit outdated. The lobby area is very nice and modernized. It is within walking distance of many restaurants. The staff is very friendly. I don't know why some people complain about the breakfast. We found the quality... More

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Austin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 11am and were able to get our room. It was right outside of the lobby which I thought might be a problem but it wasn't loud at all and actually very convenient. The free breakfast is good and saved us some money. The coffee was good also. Elevator to parking garage is extremely slow and garage is... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in San Diego a few nights at the Holliday express , it's all American standard with a breakfast in the morning, quality from breakfast is different every day , Sunday ok en Monday horrible and lack of choise . Rooms are ok , hotel is a older building with some vintage features , staff is friendly and helpfull ,... More

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Los Angeles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is good enough for a business stay. Good breakfasts - first time I have encountered a pancake maker. Room was clean, bed confortable. Room was shwing some age. Wallpaper pealing in a couple of places and drapes had some holes visable with sunlight. If you use public transit - it is not far from the MTS trolley -... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear LosAngelesTrainer, Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. We are glad to see that you left some feedback on what you liked as well as what fell below your expectations. We are deeply sorry for any inconveniences you have experienced. We take all comments into consideration and welcome any opportunity to improve. We are hospitality professionals... More

Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I wanted a convenient location at a decent price and I found it. The hotel is located with easy access to highways and within walking distance of many facilities. It was helpful to have a hotel shuttle that could provide transportation to and from the tour company station where we were taking a tour from.

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Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The hotel is located a bit away from the gaslamp quarters and the Convention Center. Some people may actually prefer this quieter location. The hotel is located on a steep hill. The hotel is clean and the staff is obliging, friendly, and helpful. The room I stayed was bright and clean. Nice hot water. Breakfast is pretty good (it is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at this hotel with our two sons, ages 13 and 10. We looked for a inexpensive (for San Diego anyway) hotel that had breakfast. Upon arrival, the clerk was friendly and helpful. Our room had 2 queen sized beds that were comfortable and new. The sheets and towels were all bright and clean. The furniture was new, and... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at this hotel may 29-June 6. We are in our mid 30's and traveled with our 23 month old son. Check in was great, we were upgraded to a larger suite, but it didn't have a balcony or view, we switched back to a double queen bed room with a great view of the city overlooking the pool.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed here for a business conference over a period of 2 weeks. HIE are known to focusing on good sleep and good showers and this is no different. The room was clean and spacious. However there were quite a few things that needs attention. Firstly, the air conditioner. Given the hot weather of SD, the AC was positioned near the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

Dear GovindanNair, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the room conditions prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#74 Family Hotel in San Diego
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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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