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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 251 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Job! Lovely hotel, wonderful location and friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff! December 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Horrible room My husband & I spent one night on Dec. 7, 2013. We were expecting a nice, comfortable room to be able to enjoy our stay in San Diego. We have stayed at several different Holiday Inn Express hotels in different areas and have been pleased. This room we were stuck in was awful. Very very old fixtures and decor. Not very clean & very cramped small space for a king size room. No view of any sort, which we had requested. When we asked to be moved to another room and not on the first floor, we were told there was nothing available. Our stay was not a pleasant experience & we will not stay at that hotel again & we definitely will not recommend it. December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great service How many places will store your suitcases after checkout and waiting for a late plane? How many hotels offer free shuttle service to various locations around the city? This one does!!! Thanks for a great stay in San Diego. December 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good location, good value Can't beat this hotel for value with the downtown opportunities and great gas lamp area restaurants. November 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very comfortable room and excellent staff My wife and I stayed for a week and had a great time. The hotel is centrally located and we could walk to the Gaslamp Quarter and past the Convention Center to the Seaport Village. Although we rented a car, the hotel provides transportation to Balboa Park, the Zoo and several other locations. We drove our rental to Torry Pines State Park, La Jolla, Old Town, Cabrillo National Monmument, Coronado, North to Oceanside and East to Cuyamaca State Park and took in all the sights that we came to see. Along the way we found some great restaurants and brew pubs to have lunch and dinner in Old Town, Little Italy and several other locations. November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staying place in San Diego I had stayed in many hotels in USA, but I must say this hotel was very nice. Staff at front desk very nice and helpful, shuttle service is excellent and so do breakfast. Overall, I enjoyed my stay. I wonder if all Holiday Inn Express in USA, have same level of excellence???? November 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by San diego The overall impression is old, worn, and dirty. Floor lay out is confusing. It is located very close to gas lamp, which is nice. I assume this is why they skimp maintenance and cleanliness. The parking fee of $16 was never mentioned until check in. The registration driveway can't fit two cars. November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value with Excellent Customer Service I was recommended to stay here when my company needed a hotel for a few people heading downtown for a conference. From booking the hotel to checking out...everything was superb. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was walking distance from pretty much anywhere in downtown and they even had a nice happy hour downstairs by the lobby a few nights we were there. Great Place! November 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fair Hotel not great everything is Ok in the hotel , but I don't like the fact that there is no GYM in the hotel and the bathroom is small November 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Customer Service Team My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and the service at your counter and on the phone was courteous, friendly and helpful. We were not rushed off the phone or ignored at the counter. We stopped with questions on several occasions and always received the information we needed. You staff is the best!!! October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff was exceptional I stayed here as my presentation was next door.. usually i stay at premium hotels but I would say the friendliness of the staff and extra attention (phoned twice to make sure there was not anything more they could do) was impressive. October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service The hotel staff was outstanding and welcoming. The room was dated but very clean. I loved the 60's architecture of the building, but would have like the rooms to be a little more up to date. I would stay there again. October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice visit The staff was very polite and helpful. The shuttle service to various locations was a great plus for staying here. We did not have to use taxis or rent a car. Too bad the bathroom was so small. October 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by All the way around, great value I had a wonderful experience at this Holiday inn Express. All staff very friendly and happy to be of service. Beds wonderfully comfortable, breakfast tastey but the same every morning. The location was perfectly situated downtown, so close to everything. If you couldn't walk there was free shuttle service. I thought it was a decent deal that included breakfast and fit a tight budget for 5 nights including multiple fees and taxes. October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable. Good location. Nice hotel. Good location. Rooms are comfortable. Staff is helpful. Nice view from the balcony. October 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value and a Great Location. Very Good Location. Old Property tough. My only complain if any is that, there was no room service on one of the days (I stayed there for 3 nights). I care less. October 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Most cozy bed that I have EVER had at a hotel!!! Loved it!! Hotel is on a hill about 8 blocks from the water's edge. Great view. Walking two blocks to the east we were able to find the 'metro' or trolley or whatever it is called -- station ... so very convenient. October 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by My First Stay The Hotel is located away from the Major Restaurant but they are in walking distance of the hotel. The Hotel is old and the bathroom needs to be updated. The manager's meet and greet was absent any service. There was no one from the hotel at the bar to serve the customers. Overall the hotel needs a make over. October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great breakfast Stay for 4 days, breakfast choices were pretty good, you can make a breakfast sandwich with the eggs( scramble or omelette depends on the day ) with bacon or sausage patty with english muffin,bread, toast or bagel. They have a pancake maker, it was good., fruit,cereal. Just like anyplace that doesn't have central air,its always slight noisy,never seen a toilet with flush handle instead of water tank. everything else was great, sleeping was quiet which is great sine I don't sleep very well unless I'm super tired. Parking::if you stay overnite, you can find a meter space nearby only 2 hour parking around neighborhood. room was good size with 2 beds. I enjoyed my stay and hope I can stay again next year. October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great stay great rooms service everything overall was great... October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Short visit Overall I had a good experience. Checking in was easy however there was some issue with the key card which forced me to have to go back down to the front desk twice. I arrived at around 11pm and was greeted well but when I got to my room to open the door the key didn't work. I had to go back down stairs get a new key, then when I briefly stepped out to grab a bucket of ice I was locked out of my room a second time. I was a bit frustrated because I was in my pj's and couldn't get in my room. After going back down a second time because of key issues the front desk was great about addressing the problem and gave me a complementary goody bag which I appreciated. When I got back upstairs to my room again the key continued to give me trouble but after the 6th or 7th time of trying the key finally worked. Overall the experience was positive and the variety of options for breakfast the following morning was great! October 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great people and a nice hotel We stayed here for 4 nights and it was a great experience. The staff was very helpful and always friendly. The bed was great! The hotel is very central and we walked to balboa park, the coaster( train station) and the trolley stops. Also walked down to Gaslamp district. We didn't need a car at all. All in all a great experience. October 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by clean and good breakfast Polite and courteous staff. The room and common areas were clean. Breakfast was good. Would stay again if in the area. October 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Needs Cleaning and Hidden Charge Surprise We chose this hotel because normally Holiday Inn offers consistent, clean properties. Not in this case. While conveniently located near Balboa Park, the hotel is old and not kept clean. The carpets are dirty, paint is peeling off doors, and the bathrooms are the size of the tiny ones you find on cruise ships. We looked on-line at a competing hotel but chose this one because the other had a resort fee and a parking fee. We thought the Holiday Inn had free parking, but were dismayed to find they charge $16 to park in a private garage. That would have been OK if it had been disclosed on the initial booking web page, but it was hidden in the "site info" drop down menu, and in fine print in the booking confirmation e-mail. In other words, we found out after we booked the room. A walk-in guest was quoted a rate $20 cheaper than our reserved rate. I asked for and received a comparable rate for the first night only. Overall, we were very disappointed with our stay. We did not receive good value and paid some comparatively expensive nightly rates for a Holiday Inn. I would not recommend this hotel. October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Staff a little TOO relaxed There are a number of instances of this TOO relaxed attitude but the most annoying was this: I approached the front desk the evening before my flight. I told them I wanted to leave at 10:30 am. The response - no problem. When I went to the front desk at 9:45 and told them I needed to catch the 10:30 shuttle - response - driver takes his lunch then - result - I was toast and not offered an alternative Bad service - very very bad October 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mediocre Hotel, OK for a Quick and Cheap Stay We came here for 2 nights for my friend's wedding. The price was cheap so you get what you pay for. The pros: The beds were comfortable. It was nice to have a balcony. Friendly staff. The cons: The bathroom on the other hand was the size of a closet. The security guard was rude. The breakfast was terrible. Rooms and common areas were old. Furniture needed updating. October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thank you San Diego The location of the hotel is central to just about everything. With the free shuttle to some of the most popular places, my husband and I did not have to rent a car. The room was spacious and comfortable but the bathroom was a bit small. The staff was amazing! They were warm and welcoming. Thank you for your hospitality! September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not new but very nice. We only got to spend one night in San Diego and all we really wanted was a good nights sleep. After dinner in Little Italy we found our way back to the hotel and crawled into a very comfy bed, watched a little TV in HD (nice). The room was very nice and clean with a good shower, all we really ask when staying for one or two nights. Oh, the Free Happy Hour was a very nice touch and the staff very friendly. Will definitely stay again if we are lucky enough to get back to San Diego. September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LOVED IT!!!! Excellent accommodations and fabulous staff! And the airport shuttle was right on time. September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Huge rooms good price We got a huge room with a living area and couch for the TV. This was the standard king room, but it was one of the corner rooms and we could not have been happier with it! Windows all around and lot's of space for our whole group to meet up together before we went out. Service was very good, and the overall building is really nice for such a cheap hotel. Others pros are free wifi,12pm checkout time, and good location near gaslamp district. September 19, 2013
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