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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Balboa Park

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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ZAR 2,504

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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
  • Pool
  • Pool
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Guest Room
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8,2.Very good.
  • Check In process was good. Went in the room and one of the beds is not made and towels…

    Jun 14, 2021

  • The room was nice and spacious for all of us. Good view. However, when we called for more…

    Jun 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean Promise (IHG) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Quiet
Safe

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 01 2020 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Business center
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Parking available
    • Pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 148 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor pool
    • Self parking
    • Terrace

    For families

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Private bathroom
    • Premium TV channels
    • Free toiletries
    • Terrace

    What’s around

    • In Downtown San Diego
    • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
    • Petco Park - 17 min walk
    • Port of San Diego - 21 min walk
    • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 21 min walk
    • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Standard Room
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
    • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
    • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
    • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)
    • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hear Mobil Access Tran Shwr)
    • Deluxe Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Transfer Shower)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Downtown San Diego
    • Balboa Park - 7 min walk
    • Petco Park - 17 min walk
    • Port of San Diego - 21 min walk
    • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 21 min walk
    • San Diego Convention Center - 22 min walk
    • USS Midway Museum - 25 min walk
    • Seaport Village - 26 min walk
    • San Diego Zoo - 33 min walk
    • San Diego City College - 8 min walk
    • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 19 min walk

    Getting around

    • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 10 min drive
    • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 34 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 13 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 24 min drive
    • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
    • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 18 min walk
    • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 9 min drive
    • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 16 min drive
    • 5th Avenue Station - 6 min walk
    • Civic Center Station - 9 min walk
    • City College Trolley Station - 11 min walk
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    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 148 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Onsite self parking (USD 23.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
    • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast daily
    • Restaurant
    • Microwave in a common area

    Things to do

    • Outdoor pool

    Working away

    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 1320
    • Conference space size (meters) - 123
    • One meeting room

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Year Built - 1969
    • Elevator
    • Terrace

    Accessibility

    • Braille or raised signage
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible pool
    • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
    • Braille signage
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Raised toilet seat
    • Low-height counters/sink
    • Grab bar - near toilet

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Pillowtop mattress

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    Food and drink

    • Microwave (on request)

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features

    Dining

    Cocina 35 - This family restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

    Small print

    Also known as

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    • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown
    • San Diego Downtown Holiday Inn Express
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    • San Diego Holiday Inn
    • Holiday Inn San Diego

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs USD 23.00 per day with in/out privileges

    Policies

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Parking height restrictions apply.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

    This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs USD 23.00 per day.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Yes, Cocina 35 offers Mexican cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from August 01 2020 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The Taco Stand (3-min walk), Donut Bar (4-min walk), and Sixth Avenue Bistro (4-min walk).
    • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, an IHG Hotel has an outdoor pool.
    8,2.Very good.
    • 8,0.Very good

      About What I Expected

      This hotel is located in the center of downtown in walking distance to the Gaslamp area. The parking cost $23/day. As other reviewers have said, in the parking lot there are sharp turns that would be particularly challenging to make with a large car. It is very tight. The breakfast was okay. They have a few options; you request what you want, and an employee gives you your selections in a bag. I was disappointed by the limited selection as the breakfast at Holiday Inn Express is one of the reasons I typically choose the hotel chain. The rom was clean and the bed comfortable.

      Ann, 2 night family trip, Jun 10, 2021

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      2nd time staying here and will definitely be back again. Enjoyed the cleanliness of our room. Friendly & helpful front desk services.

      1 night family trip, Jun 4, 2021

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Great staff

      Staff were amazing and rooms were clean!

      Claudia, 2 night family trip, May 27, 2021

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Power went out

      2 night trip, May 26, 2021

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Best deal

      The location is great, just a short walk to the trolley. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had a refrigerator, coffee maker and plenty of working outlets. The breakfast was fantastic!

      Cama, 1 night trip, May 22, 2021

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    • 10,0.Exceptional

      Very happy with staff, room and everything in between.

      Adeniyi James, 1 night trip with friends, May 21, 2021

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    • 8,0.Very good

      Couple Retreat in San Diego

      Overall, this was a nice place to stay for our trip to San Diego. This hotel is close to many different places which was helpful. Our bed was comfortable and the room itself was clean. There were a few hairs [that weren't ours] on the wall of the shower, but that's it. The staff were very nice and helpful.

      Debra, 3 night trip, May 20, 2021

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    • 6,0.Good

      The hotel was ok, the walls are so thin and you can hear everything...even using the bathroom. The carpets were extremely filthy. For the amount of money paid I would definitely say it’s not worth it. The only good thing about this hotel was the location

      Valerie, 3 night trip, May 13, 2021

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    • 6,0.Good

      Poor cleaning

      When we arrived to the room we found trash on the floor and a bag of food left in the refrigerator smelled like it was sitting there for a long time.

      Jazmin, 1 night family trip, May 8, 2021

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    • 6,0.Good

      Never again

      Location down town san diego. Really busy are. Just to let you know parking is not included with your stay $26 a night. Parking structure horrible. Elevator is slow. We could of stayed somewhere better.

      Valerie, 2 night business trip, Apr 30, 2021

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