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Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 4.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-08:00

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



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  2. Tagalog

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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.



  • Number of parking spaces:61
  • Car Parking Available


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



  • 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 426 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by INCREDIBLE place to stay! LOVED the new building. Very contemporary in its design. Rooms are SPACIOUS, beds are comfortable and I appreciated the energy-efficiency in the rooms. Placing your key card in a slot to engage the power of the room and remove it to disconnect, is a GREAT idea. DEFINITELY want to return in the future. Have to add the service of the personnel were all courteous. May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great new property Best Holiday Inn that I have seen in last 50 years!!! May 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good choice Close to the airport, prices not too bad for a big city, restaurant OK though a tad pricey for what you get, other good eateries near by, one VERY good. Pool adequate and relaxing, exercise room handy. The banquet room experience was a trifle disappointing in that the food was only average and the service a bit slow, though there was a bit of a view. Desk service and check-in was helpful and friendly. May 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by High School Sailing Team Very helpful and accommodating when booking the group April 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New Look Compliments to IHG on the remodel to Holiday Inn Bayside, great, unique property, centrally located to everything including the Freeway System. Liked the pool and restaurant too. My usual place to stay in SD. Excellent to be sure. April 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by April visit I enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn San Diego, Bayside. My room was always clean and the cleaning service was great. My room had a good relaxaing atmosphere and I was able to relax upon returning to my room at the end of the day. The only improvement you need to make at the hotel is in the fitness center. You need to add more free weights to the gym. April 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Went out of their way to provide service We've stayed here many times and have always been greeted with a smile and have had all our needs met. Liz in the Executive Offices was especially accomodating last week while we were in town for our daughter's wedding. Thank you Liz! The new building is wonderful and we love the location and amenities theHholiday Inn Bayside provides. See you again! April 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Home away from home At the hotel, I was greeted by all help staff in the hallways and made to feel at home. Property was in the process of ugrading furniture and other amenities. I had difficulty sleeping because of a stereotypical older hotel airconditioning unit that rattles and drones. I ended up having to run it during the day and shut it down to sleep the three nights I was there. Hotel restaurant was excellent. Food was four star cuisine; all homemade. Prices were high but not out of sight. Service was slow for breakfast because of a high number of patrons and a shortage of waitstaff. Proportions were large and worth the $12 with tip. Area around hotel was secure. There was much to do in the area. Local Marnina rented kayaks and paddle boards and fishing charters are also available.I also appreciated the free shuttle service to SAN Airport. April 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Close to downtown but not as expensive. Nice area. A nice hotel although the pictures of the rooms are not from the parts that I was staying. I stayed outside the main hotel where in more of a motel style setting. It was clean but little older/worn looking. The bed was comfortable but you could hear the person in the next room talking on the phone. Luckily he was asleep before I went to bed but not sure if he could hear my conversations and TV as well (imagine he could). There are also no elevators to the second floor in this part but there is a nice balcony and pleasant overlook to the pool area. Did not have time to use the pool but seemed clean and well kept. Overall for the cost it was a very nice place to stay. April 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Management Absolutely every employee I passed took a moment to greet myself with Good Morning, Afternoon, etc. The ADA facilities met all my special needs. My original stay was for two nites. Due to a disability I was unable travel as planned after two nights, All rooms were booked but the Day Manager found a room for a third nite and even moved my belongings himself. Overall experience was excellent! April 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location This Holiday Inn is located in a very nice spot right near the harbor. There are a really nice restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and responded quickly when my TV was having an issue. A couple of cons are the WiFi is really sporadic and the parking lot for the back buildings is really tight and there are not a lot of spots if you are coming in late after diner. Overall this is a great hotel that I will stay at for my business trips to San Diego. April 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel We booked ourselves in the suite at the property. The room was spacious and we found the location to be ideal for our needs. Close to the airport and an easy drive over to SeaWorld. If you are looking to do much downtown, it would be a bit of a taxi ride into the downtown core, but we had a car while there so this wasn't an issue for us. The rooms and lobby were very modern and the view from our room was of the marina, so perfect. There were a few restaurants within walking distance which was ideal. April 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I will not return!! The back buildings are old, smelly and very far from lobby, no recognition for IHG club members whatsoever. April 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed, very clean, excellent service People at front desk were so accommodating! We requested a different room because of the view of the first one, they gave us an executive suite with a bay view at no additional charge! They had us sign up for the rewards program, and now I know that we will be return guests and will be able to take advantage of the program. Also, we requested coupons to use at the hotel restaurant which were apparently not included in our original package, but they generously offered them to us anyway! The food was really good, everyone was very polite, courteous and we had a wonderful stay! March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and free bike rental service It's not cheap in such a convenient location. But I do like their bike rental service. We biked for two hours in the morning along the harbor road. One thing to improve is to get some new supply of bikes. Also there is $10 charge for parking, not like other hotels free parking. Overall it's great experience. March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really great service! Very comfortable hotel The front desk staff took very good care of me! From the first time I contacted them by phone, to my last moment there when I checked out. They helped me understand which building my room would be in (I only wanted a room with interior door/hall - not open to the "outside"). They helped me upgrade my room for the 2nd night there. The rooms were extremely comfortable, spacious clean and welcoming. I would stay here again! March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient Busy but convenient location. Nice pool and golf area. Clean rooms. Lots of smoking on the nonsmoking patio and decks. Very slow, sporadic wi-fi. Helpful staff. A beverage station like Holiday Inn Express would have been nice. March 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed the bed was so great, I was actually able to sleep & that usually never happens in a hotel! I might request you retain some flatter pillows though, because they were incredibly fluffy - not used to that! :) March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location to airport Stayed there on 3/16/14, worth the price. Loved the lobby. Great place to stay if going via San Diego airport. Overall, will certainly stay here again. Only little draw back, if returning to hotel late at night, parking may be difficult....pool towels too flemsey..other than that, loved the place!! Aloha March 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by in the center of all Great place to stay, the only thing was 10 dollars to park. other then that it was great. free put golf , and bikes March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff Stayed for three nights while attending training at the naval base across the street. The staff members I encountered were 1st class. Breakfast at the resturant was good. Found a little place across the street on the docks called Mitch's Seafood that I'd highly recommend. I'd stay here again if I had the opporunity. March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Best I have had nothing but great service from this hotel. It is the only way they know. I have stayed at this hotel for both business and pleasure. I have had ove 300 clients also stay at this hotel with the same great level of service. Jim, Char, Jodi you are the best March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Service I have held multiple events at this hotel and the staff is outstanding. March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Sleep Quality & Able to Relax I didn't have a good sleep during my stay. The AC system makes an annoying noise every time the thermostat shuts it off. My guess is, it must be your chilled-water solenoid valve. It creates a loud snapping sound, that wakes me up. I turned off my unit hoping I could get some sleep, but I could still hear my neighbor's AC unit's snapping sound. March 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful room, nice window My room was beautiful, and the window opened, which I love, as I detest stuffy indoor air. I also love the free bicycles! However, no perks for platinum members. Other hotels give a little something-free breakfast, a free drink, free parking, etc. even if it's just a can of soda, it's appreciated, but nothing at this location. March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wow what a nice hotel We have stayed at this hotel a dozen times more or less. The new tower is as nice as a hotel room you could want. I have stayed in over a hundred holiday inn hotels and this new tower is the nicest I have been in, including Crownw Plaza hotels. March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First Time Stay This was my first stay at the hotel. Everything went well and the staff were very friendly. I will return. March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bay side Friendly service from Brandon and great recommendation on a local restaurant. Would have been nice to have continental breakfast or at least coffee available in the lobby. March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Excellent location for easy access to airport, downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District, San Diego Zoo & harbor attractions. February 28, 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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