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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 4.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-07:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:4
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English
  2. Tagalog

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Sorry, with the exception of service animals, we do not accept pets. Pet fees of US50.00 per day will apply if we find out the guest have pets in the guestroom.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Sea World San Diego
Distance From Hotel:1.0MI
Attraction:
Ocean Beach
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI
Attraction:
Old Town
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI
Attraction:
USS Midway Museum
Distance From Hotel:5.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:61
  • Car Parking Available
  • COMPLIMENTARY PARKING in our GARAGE!

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2010
  • Total number of rooms:70
  • Total number of suites:2
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:70
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:68
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:4
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3
  • FEMA Property Number:CA0902

Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld! And what a smart choice it is! The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Hotel is the perfect solution for families and business travelers alike. Our proximity to all the world-class destinations the city is famous for - less than 1 mile from SeaWorld, 5 miles to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, downtown San Diego, San Diego Old Town and the San Diego Waterfront - makes this an ideal location for seeing all our beautiful city has to
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Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld! And what a smart choice it is! The Holiday Inn Express San Diego - SeaWorld Hotel is the perfect solution for families and business travelers alike. Our proximity to all the world-class destinations the city is famous for - less than 1 mile from SeaWorld, 5 miles to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, downtown San Diego, San Diego Old Town and the San Diego Waterfront - makes this an ideal location for seeing all our beautiful city has to offer.

Convenience is the name of the game when you are just a short drive from the San Diego Airport, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) and close to many local companies like Lockheed Martin, CSC, SAIC, CACI, EDS, and SPAWAR.

Hotel features include complimentary hot full breakfast buffet, free local phone calls, free high-speed wireless Internet, flat screen TVs, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, and on-site guest laundry.

Visit beautiful San Diego and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego-SeaWorld Area.

We are a 100% non-smoking property!

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Guest Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 256 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nur zum Schlafen ok - sonst eher nicht zu empfehlend Das Hotel ist sichtbar in die Jahre gekommen. Die Zimmer und die Anlage sind deutlich abgewohnt. Die Balkontür hatte 3 unterschiedliche Verschließmechanismen, von denen 2 nicht mehr gingen (vermutlich auf Einbruchsversuche zurückzuführen - daher wurde ein neuer Mechanismus eingebaut). Das Frühstück war noch ok - nichts Besonderes aber auch nicht schlecht. Die Lage ist für Besucher des gaslamp district gut, da nur wenige Blocks entfernt. Die Gegend selbst ist aber nicht sonderlich einladend. Auf unserer Rundreise durch den Westen der USA als Durchgangsstation gewählt und das schlechteste von den 15 Hotels der Reise. August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by well located It is a great place to stay to get to all the attractions you need to get to. July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice I enjoyed my stay a great deal. The hotel was very clean and well arranged with modern décor that made you feel comfortable. The staff was helpful, well mannered and very familiar with the area and events. They were always smiling and willing to help. I booked my room late during a huge convention so it was a little pricy, but the hotel and the staff made me feel like it was money will spent. July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value for money This hotel offers great value for money for the budget traveller. It provides free airport transfers, and the stay comes with breakfast and free WiFi. Although the breakfast spread is limited compared to the more pricey hotels, it is sufficient for the budget traveller. I would recommend this to budget travellers, and definitely consider staying there again if I am in the region again. July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay in convenient area I was very happy with my overall stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Downtown San Diego. The only issue I had, which really isn't an issue, is that the sausage gravy for the biscuits and gravy was not filled until I was finished with my breakfast. This is only an issue because that gravy happens to be my favorite. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody staying in the area. July 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by enjoyed my stay I enjoyed my stay. Very nice rooms and great customer service! July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Vacation Hotel The staff is friendly and very attentive. They were exceptional. its close to many of the major attractions. Will definitely stay here next time I am in San Diego. July 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Very convenient location Overall the people at the front desk busy but did their best. Did not like that you had to have valet parking sometimes had to wait awhile for the car only 1 man working valet. July 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Professional Front Desk Very informative and helpful to provide us with necessary local and traffice information. The only concern is the additional US$16/day parking fee. July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly Staff Staff very helpful, friendly. Centrally located, free transport to popular areas. July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2014July14&15 The pool was perfect for my 6 year old Having the drink social hour was a great part of vacation Good location downtown Shuttle drivers were very courteous and gave info on getting around town July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice, clean a little outdated, and parking was somewhat inconvenient, but over all a nice place July 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Downtown Holiday Inn When I was single, staying at a downtown hotel this would of been good. Location, price, was as expected. Now that I'm older with a family, I have different expectations. This is still a good hotel, staff was great, location great. Downside major disappointment was breakfast, not to sure if its hotels fault but it was busy. Had other tourist in line crowding and shoving my 6 yr old son in line. Hotel staff place a tray of eggs, and it was like a stampede. Room was comfortable, internet was very good and free. Parking at 16 dollars a day is to be expected in a downtown area, so not complaining about that. Conclusion, if I was in area for nightlife great hotel, but for a family, I would prefer a different hotel. July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable For the price the hotel was comfortable. The hotel is within walking distance of the Gas Lamp Quarter. July 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown The staff was outstanding, especially manager Budd and assistant Ms. Rene. The breakfast offering was also excellent. Improvements needed: older hotel, terribly small bathroom. Too pricey for this Holiday Inn, but I understand renovations are expected. July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a banging 4th of july we decided to go to san diego for weekend. upon arrival we were greeted a warm welcome. jayson was alert efficient and a very good host/checkin. he found us places to eat gave us a great room and informed us of shuttle service which helped due to the fact of my wifes handicap. shuttle to the beach was less than 5 min for fireworks. what a great night. in the morning before eating comp breakfast renee had to verify. what a host!! she recommended the shuttle to sd zoo where we had a blast! EXCELENT STAFF July 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown Generally nice hotel. The pool is very small and there was no hot tub. The room was clean, but was outdated. Bathroom was clean, but very small. July 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Less Quality than expected This has been the lowest quality of all Holiday Inn where we have stayed. The hotel looks old and dirty. In our view, the room carpet requires change. We found it expensive to the quality we perceived. On the other hand, the service staff was warm, caring and gentile. Thank you! July 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 2nd stay Very convenient for me. Leisure visit-family. Love the towel and pillow quality. And the complimentary happy hour-unique and so hospitable! July 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Freindly and great breakfast Over all good expereince. The staff was great and the rooms very confortable. Was able to walk around the area and see the water front. Two things need to work on was update the decore little (kind of old look) and no free parking. Had to pay for parking. June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed clean rooms Clean rooms with comfortable bed. Bathroom a little small but everything else was good. June 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Buena ubicación para paseos pedestres Un buen lugar para comenzar a recorrer y conocer la ciudad, en pleno centro de San Diego. June 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Room in poor repair and to pricey for the condition Please see previous comments regarding the condition of the room. June 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hot Room AC was off when I got in my room. Took 12 hours to get to comfortable temp. Fan kept cutting off at night when the compressor did. This woke me up several times. Other than AC issues, everything was good. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3 day stay A really nice hotel, and probably the best HI Express I have stayed at. Breakfast is the usual, but the rest of the hotel and the staff were great. Close enough to walk to the main bars and restaurants as well as the waterfront. The free shuttle on offer to the airport is a bonus. June 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Location, location, location You can walk to the harbor, seaside village, gas lamp district and little Italy. The shuttle will take you to areas outside walking distance. The staff helped me with charging my phone, splitting my bill, locating a store in close proximity to the hotel just to name a few. They were all very friendly. June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Conveniente ubicación y accesabilidad Me gustan estos hoteles porque es grato tener un lugar seguro para estar cuando viajas. June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friendly staff, unexpected happy hour. Overall a great stay. Staff was awesome, remembered me by name after seeing me one time. The happy hour was an unexpected surprise. The breakfast was the standard HIE, the staff did a wonderful job keeping everything full. June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 房间隔音质量有待提高 隔音不好,而且空调噪音较大,导致夜间噪音大。有时有莫名的 外部声响。房间的私密性也需要进一步改善。......... June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfort and service Perfect location. Near amenities, yet very quite location. Attentive staff and very professional. June 13, 2014
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Driveway Entrance Holiday Inn Express Hotel 1 mile from Sea World San Diego-Exterior Your entire family will enjoy free breakfast, parking, & internet! Warm, friendly smiles greet you upon entering our lobby! Splash! and Relax! at our kid friendly outdoor pool! Family friendly rooms perfect for your next vacation! Enjoy the fresh air at our 100% non-smoking hotel! ...close to San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Downtown, Point Loma Our knowledgeable staff will help you plan your San Diego vacation Hotel Lobby
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