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Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“balboa park”(59 reviews)
“free happy hour”(18 reviews)
“free breakfast”(44 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Free Airport Transportation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms, very polite staff, excellent courtesy van. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is excellent. Reasonable rate with a great Italian restaurant across the street. Near all the places may want to visit in San Diego.More

Thank Tony1311
Response from Angelica R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego DowntownResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Tony, What a pleasure it was reading your review. Your feedback is very important, our staff truly enjoyed your positive words. It's very satisfying seeing how all of their hard work and dedication to our loyal guests shows in our guest reviews. I am...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a unique balance of historic and modern. The hotel is located in the Cortez area of downtown San Diego. The area is very quiet away from the Gaslamp madness, but close enough to be there in a few blocks. The hotel has...More

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Response from Angelica R, Loyalty and Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express San Diego DowntownResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you Cafl1 for your review. We love our hotel its historical location once being connected to the El Cortez hotel, its proximity to many of San Diego's attractions but my favorite part is the food that surrounds us. Our shuttle service is a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a nice place, the staff were extremely helpful and fun to talk to, the rooms look really nice, etc., but the devil is in the details. The following is solely based on my preferences. I was not a big fan of the...More

1  Thank Dananviv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is regarding Angelica’s reply to my daughter Samira’s review.First of all we never demanded for an early check-in we just requested & once she said no room was available till later on that afternoon we were totally fine with leaving our luggage in the...More

Thank Fatema L
Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Diego DowntownResponded 1 week ago

Hello Fatema L, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown, CA. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about housekeeping and the breakfast...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice large room and bathroom, although, my Dad's room on the other side of the hotel was small (he could open a window though). I was on the M1 floor right opposite the breakfast room and next door to the kitchen. This was ok but...More

Thank Karen D
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Shuttle Bus Service
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Things to do
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$139 - US$303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#69 Family Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$139 - US$303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#69 Family Hotel in San Diego
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Sc0ttishSunseeker
29 June 2017|
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Response from Angelica R | Property representative |
We have changed the days of our Happy hour to Tuesday-Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm
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merilyndonaghue
5 June 2017|
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Response from Angelica R | Property representative |
Yes we do have a complimentary shuttle to and from the cruise ship terminal We recommend that you reserve the shuttle the morning before you depart. It runs from 5am to 9:30 pm and we have times available ever 30 mins. For... More
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Eduardo V
25 May 2017|
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Response from Vorpax |
Unfortunately yes. We are finishing the 1st floor and the new elevator instillation. Our new completion date is mid June
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"Rooms on the first floor near the lobby are the most accessible"
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"If it is still under construction, I would ask for a Lobby level room."
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"not sure I did not spend very much time in the hotel. Has a full breakfast with good staff"
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"Expect street noise from almost any room,. Ask if renovations are still ongoing. If you want quiet, look..."
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