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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
Ranked #127 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Reviewed July 18, 2009

Lets start with the good. This hotel is newly renovated. Nice lobby, friendly and helpful staff. The room itself is spacious. Plenty of room to move around. The beds and pillows are comfortable. Our room had a nice balcony view of the pool, and we could see the ocean between some buildings. The room was clean. Breakfast was good, consistently restocked with fresh food, and had a nice selection. The breakfast area was not too small.
Now the not so good..The bathroom in the room is WAY TOO SMALL! There is barely any room to move. No counter space. There is no microwave in the room. This is a big deal when traveling with children like we were. There is a microwave in the lobby area that you can use. The pool was small and only 3 and 1/2 feet deep. The parking garage is cramped and expensive, $16 a day.
The hotel location is okay. Plenty of food to eat within a 10 minute walk. We went to Little Italy. Nice selection of restaurants from cheap to expensive. All area amusement parks like the zoo and Sea world are close, within a 10 - 15 minute drive.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

We stayed for two days (wish it had been longer) and had a lovely stay. The staff was welcoming and funny. The location is excellent for walking around the Gas Lamp area. The rooms were great, quite a good size, although the bathroom was tiny! Comfortable beds. What more can one ask for? That is besides the cookies in the evening and breakfast in the morning. All for a great price!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Holiday Inn Express had great service, clean rooms and comfortable bed. We've stayed there before. This time one of the elevators broke, but not much hassle to that. The breakfast needs more fruit. The in-room internet worked about 10 minutes then shut down. It became so annoying I went to the lobby and did the work there. Again, the behind the desk help were great and let me print out documents needed for work.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 19, 2009

This was a really nice hotel. We had a group of people, we saw many of the hotel rooms. They were all nice. The breakfast was not bad...lost of selection. Parking was $16 a day but worth itb/c you need a car to see all the sites!!! There is still a pool, we never had time to use it but it was warm enough to use in June. i am from OK and it was cold for June for me!!! The room was clean the bed was nice and we had 6 pillows to choose from. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2009
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1  Thank myauntjuju
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Reviewed May 30, 2009

I paid U$ 99 per night, this hotel worth the price and more! Great staff, they are helpfull and too polite, very good included breakfast, free internet and good location. near Gaslamp. I really enjoy Holiday Express Downtown

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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3  Thank Marta Beatriz Z
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Reviewed May 6, 2009

Superb location, just 10 minutes walk from the Gaslamp district and relatively easy to find reasonably priced parking in the nearby streets. Room was well furnished and free internet access (and printing of a few pages) was available in the lobby. One member of staff seemed a little too keen to sell tickets for a tour but aside from that a very pleasant stay. Would strongly recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 80shilling
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Reviewed April 8, 2009

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Xpress in downtown San Diego for my nephew's wedding. There were over 30 people at the hotel just from my Extended Family and my Mother was in a wheelchair. From the morning breakfast to the cookies at night, we all enjoyed our stay. The free shuttle service took us all over San Diego and the staff was excellent!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Address: 1430 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-2815
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $123 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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