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Set in the center of San Diego, California, 2 blocks from the San Diego Trolley, the Holiday Inn Express Downtown San Diego is a completely nonsmoking hotel, which serves a free hot breakfast bar with scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages. After a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool, guests can enjoy a meal in the Indigo Cafe.

The comfortable guestrooms at the Downtown San Diego Holiday Inn Express feature pillow-top mattresses and executive work desks with ergonomic chairs. Guests will also appreciate in-room refrigerators as well as free wired and wireless internet access.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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American, Buffet

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  • 1 queen bed
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  • 1 king bed and
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  • 1 king bed
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About Holiday Inn Express - Downtown San Diego, an IHG Hotel

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  • Do all rooms have a balcony?

    All rooms do not have a balcony. Our upgraded rooms feature a balcony.


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    Asked about: King Room • Answered on December 6, 2019
  • Is the pool open

    Yes, since the state of California has recently opened the usage of public pools, our is now open for guest use.


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Two Queen Beds • Answered on July 3, 2020
  • is the water in the pool heated?

    We keep the pool heated to 76 degrees and higher all year long.


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    Answered on November 12, 2019
  • In regards to Covid, is breakfast still being served? Is the pool open for use?

    Breakfast is limited but still being served daily. Our pool is open from 9 am to 10 pm


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    Answered on January 20, 2021
  • Do you provide shuttle service to the convention centers?

    The complimentary shuttle makes stops at the airport, cruise ship terminal and San Diego Zoo. We are unable to travel to the convention center.


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    Asked about: King Room • Answered on February 6, 2020
  • How far are you from gaslamp area

    The hotel is located 7 blocks north of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego.


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    Answered on March 25, 2021
  • Is there a deposit

    Our hotel requires $100 deposit on a credit card at check in for every reservation.


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    Answered on February 15, 2021
  • is there a microwave in the rooms? or on property for guest use?

    The suites have a microwave. There is also a microwave in the lobby.


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    Answered on April 5, 2021
  • Do you guys provide parking spot for the guest?

    We have enough parking spots in our garage for all hotel guests. Parking costs $23 per vehicle per night.


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    Answered on February 4, 2021
  • How much is the deposit for a room ?

    We require $100 deposit on a credit card at check in for every reservation.


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    Answered on January 20, 2021
  • Does the king suite have a balcony

    Yes. The King Suite has a balcony in the room.


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    Asked about: King Suite • Answered on December 3, 2020
  • Does the king suite have a balcony

    Yes. The King Suite has a balcony in the room.


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    Asked about: King Suite • Answered on December 3, 2020
  • Are debit card accepted?

    We accept all Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards.


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    Answered on April 9, 2021
  • Do any rooms have a Jacuzzi in them

    Unfortunately our hotel does not have jacuzzi rooms. However we do have a heated outdoor pool that is open all year.


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Two Queen Beds • Answered on November 9, 2020
  • I'm looking at possibly staying here in a few days, but my van needs a clearance of at least 7' 4". What is the clearance for your parking lot? Thanks

    The clearance for parking in 6 feet 5 inches


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    Answered on June 15, 2021
  • Is the pool available? I would like to come and stay Wednesday and Thursday.

    Our pool is currently open from 9 am to 10 pm. However the pool may close at any time depending on local COVID regulations.


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    Answered on September 30, 2020
  • Does room have microwave

    Microwaves are available upon request


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    Asked about: King Room • Answered on December 31, 2020
  • Pool open to guest ?

    Yes. Our pool is open from 9 am to 10 pm everyday.


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    Answered on August 31, 2021
  • Are you guys dog friendly can I bring my little dog

    Our apologies however this hotel does not accept pets.


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    Answered on August 18, 2020
  • How far from Petco park go

    1.1 miles or a 19 minute walk


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    Answered on March 13, 2020
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What's nearby
  • Copley Symphony Hall
    0.2 miles
  • California Webster School of Law
    0.2 miles
  • House of Blues San Diego
    0.3 miles
  • San Diego City College
    0.3 miles
  • Balboa Stadium
    0.4 miles
  • AD Nightclub
    0.4 miles
  • Horton Plaza Park
    0.4 miles
  • Central San Diego Public Library
    0.4 miles
  • Spreckels Theatre
    0.4 miles
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • San Diego - Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station
    0.7 miles
  • USS Midway Museum
    0.9 miles
  • Balboa Park
    1 miles
  • San Diego Zoo
    1.1 miles
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
    3.3 miles
  • University of San Diego
    4 miles
  • SeaWorld San Diego
    4.9 miles
  • Coronado Beach
    5 miles
  • San Diego State University
    6.3 miles
  • La Jolla Cove
    11.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Coronado Beach
    2.9 miles
  • Silver Strand State Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Ocean Beach
    5 miles
  • Sunset Cliffs Beach
    6 miles
  • Mission Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • San Diego International Airport
    2.4 miles
  • Tijuana International Airport
    16.6 miles
  • McClellan-Palomar Airport
    28.9 miles
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Amenities of Holiday Inn Express - Downtown San Diego, an IHG Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Aerobics Off-site Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 23 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Auditory guidance
  • Visual aids (tactile signs)
  • Visual aids (Braille)
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives

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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

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