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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 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oxnard, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Porter Ranch, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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sdrodeway, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, responded to this review

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located a few blocks up from the Gas Light Quarter and is easily accessible by car. The carpark links straight into the hotel by elevator. The hotel has an outdoor pool, small bar, free use of desktop computers in the lobby and wifi throughout the hotel. I only used the dining room for breakfast, which was great... More

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

Dear Jetmac84, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re very sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of the hotel. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any... More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Washington State
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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