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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Albany, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Yakima
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here two nights over Memorial Day weekend. I'll start with the positive. The location worked great for us. We used public transit from Old Town to get to the property with no issue. They also took us to and from the San Diego Zoo with great service and great drivers and took us to the airport as well.... More

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

Dear ExpeditionMan, Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to review your recent stay. I am delighted with your kind words regarding our convenient location and the complimentary breakfast served. However, it is a regret that not all aspects of our facility was able to be at par with your standards particularly your room accommodation and internet service... More

El Cerrito, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I needed to spend the night in DT Dan Diego at the last minute and didn't think the trip was worth a splurge. This HIE was centrally located and had a price point just under $100/night. That rate included a continental breakfast and free wi-fi too. The good: The room was average, but had everything you need. Housekeeping had cleaned... More

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

Dear mermaidit, Thank you for your comprehensive review. You have covered all aspects of your stay and I am particularly appreciative of your comments about our great location and value. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge their good stay. I'm sorry for any inconveniences you experienced. I have taken note of your... More

khobar
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Was there for business in Downtown and stayed at this hotel. It is not really bad, but needs a lot of work especially with their elvators..i even think the certificates were expired! Looked more like a motel…I have stayed in better Holiday Inn express hotels before! Good service: smooth check in and check out.

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

Dear nawafe, Thank you for your recent stay with us, and for taking the time to post a review. I’m glad to know that we were able to provide a hassle-free check in and check out for you. You mentioned in details some concerns about some of our facilities. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you have encountered. Your feedback... 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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