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About our Hotel

Location: Airport

  • Location: Airport
  • Closest City: SAN DIEGO
  • Distance From Hotel: 3.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-07:00

Check In: 4:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:12
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



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Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Unfortunately we do not accept pets, however the Dr. Boyd's Pet Resort is located one block north of the hotel. You can visit thier website at www.drboyds.com or give them a call at 6192606060.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Old Town
Distance From Hotel:0.05MI
Distance From Hotel:1.0MI
San Diego Zoo
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI
SeaPort Villege
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI



  • Number of parking spaces:125
  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary street level and underground parking.


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, 2011
  • Total number of rooms:123
  • Total number of suites:7
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:61
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:56
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:123
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:12
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3
The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport / Old Town is situated in an outstanding location in America’s Finest City. Located just off I-5 and I-8, guests will appreciate being less than a mile from the San Diego International Airport and minutes away from the Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Downtown (Gaslamp District), SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, world famous beaches, as well as many other popular area attractions.

Guest will appreciate free parking and
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The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport / Old Town is situated in an outstanding location in America’s Finest City. Located just off I-5 and I-8, guests will appreciate being less than a mile from the San Diego International Airport and minutes away from the Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, Downtown (Gaslamp District), SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, world famous beaches, as well as many other popular area attractions.

Guest will appreciate free parking and complimentary shuttle service to the airport, Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, the Amtrak Train Station, as well as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD).

Our guests will experience luxurious accommodations and a plethora of amenities including plush new bedding, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wired and wireless internet, business center, fitness room, 24-hour deli and convenience store, outdoor heated pool as well as a 24-hour whirlpool.

Our exceptional location places you within walking distance of the trolley station, Historic Old Town and a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Guest will enjoy being a short distance from Balboa Park, Seaport Village, PetCo Park, Qualcomm Stadium, Coronado Island, La Jolla, shopping malls such as Fashion Valley, Mission Valley and Horton Plaza, USS Midway, the Maritime Museum, as well as universities such as USD, SDSU and UCSD.
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The Holiday Inn Express Airport/Old Town Area is centrally located in San Diego. We offer free parking, complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and major attractions, free wireless internet throughout the hotel, and a hot complimentary breakfast buffet served daily.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A quiet good night's sleep Hotel was comfortable, staff courteous, rooms very clean, bed very comfortable, good location, would stay there again. August 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Largest room hotel ever!!! This is the first time that our family of 4 (2 kids) stay at 2 bed rooms, and this was the biggest hotel room for the hotel as well. There was space for us to move around and the two separate rooms allowed us to have privacy. Two of us could shower at a time a that save a lot of time. The staff and front desk are friendly and attentive. We had a time stay at this hotel. August 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wet Floors! The Air Conditioner was leaking and the floors were soaked all around the air conditioner. August 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lack of billing No final bill. Said they would email it, still have not received email. If you stay here, do NOT check out at 3.30 AM, you won't find anybody around to help you. July 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet and Comfortable Quiet, off the beaten path. Very spacious and comfortable. Would recommend. July 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slept like a bunny in hibernation..... Beds are wonderfully comfy, sheets are soft and inviting, pillows are soft and like home. No strange smells or smoke, or yuk anywhere.... Pleasure to stay in a clean and fresh environment! Easy peasy to get to downtown restaurants, easy on and off freeway, and great parking availability. Our keys were lost on the property, but retrieved by staff and were brought to us before we even realized they were missing!! Big WhOooOoTT Yes! This hotel is on my list to return in the future. July 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Long Holiday Weekend stay Found rooms comfortable and little to no noise from outside sources. Beds were comfortable and recliner a nice touch. Kitchen had all necessary items to cook locally in the room. The only item that did not make this a absolute great value was the lack of a swimming pool. The SPA was well maintained and was relaxing after a bit of travel around San Diego. July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Retired travelers My wife and I travel to see our grandkids in San Diego. This hotel is like our little home away from home. Staff keeps it tidy and we are able to cook for ourselves in the suite. My wife loves that she can do laundry at the hotel. We will continue to come back. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable stay and affordable price I can to San Diego for a work conference. They gave me a couple of options but ended up staying at this hotel. It was great...very quiet and removed up off the freeway. The staff was friendly. It was an extended stay hotel so housekeeping only came into the room to clean once a week. But it wasnt an issue for me. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Huge Rooms This hotel was great. The rooms were very large and extremely quiet for sleep. I really enjoyed the staff as well. The general manager was even at the front when we checked out and made sure the stay was everything we expected. I will stay here again when I am back in San Diego. June 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 账单出具 ×打印机故障时,及时邮寄receipt *处理宾客入住或退房手续时 ,专注度需加强 × 楼层房间标识方位 ×最好能够提供早餐 June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect We stayed here on a short visit to San Diego, found the accommodation perfect for what we needed, clean and presented well, room was large and had all amenities one could need. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fit all my needs Came to San Diego for a conference and alittle vacation. This was like a home away from home. Staff were great and everything was up to par. June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel up off the freeway Loved this hotel. Super quiet and removed up off the freeway. I really enjoyed the rooms...extremely spacious and homey. Staff was friendly and always said hello. June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place This was a lovely experience. I greatly enjoyed myself. I would definitely recommend this place. June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Love this place The sitting area and kitchenette are cozy. the bedroom area is spacious and has a nice view (upper floors). We have stayed in many of the hotels in the area and this one Is a favorite. June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy and All that was needed for a good nights rest Extremely quiet hotel. My room was on the back side of the hotel facing a small canyon. It was great not hearing a thing. Room was kept clean and tidy by the staff and I enjoyed being removed up off the freeway. June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasantly Suprised This hotel offered quiet and clean rooms. I came for a conference in Downtown. The access to the freeway nearby made getting to the conference fast. The hotel was up on the hill above the freeway made it so that you didnt hear any road noise. A June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Staff Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about area events. Thanks for a great stay!!!! June 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Old but cheerful This hotel was very resonable priced but it was a little old and is showing its age. My suite smelled a bit musty but it was clean and comfortable. There is no restaurant on site so you will need to travel for dinner and breakfast but there is plenty of options close by. June 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Okay hotel, decent aree, No ideal situated. Directly behind another building. Rooms are spacious. however the room entrance is outside and up against heavily vegatated hill. May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dog-friendly This is an excellent value; spacious, clean, well-outfitted. In the room, the most welcome issue was that the firm uses fitted sheets on the bed, which as we all know, makes getting in and out so much more pleasant. BUT-We stayed here because the property is touted as "Pet-friendly", with a pet exercise area on-site. The miniscule area, further compromised by a large utility box, made the "pet area" laughable. April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Hotel Overall I had a fantastic stay. Check in was fast and friendly. The rooms were immaculate and have a kitchen which I did not use but would have been nice if I was traveling with the family. The hotel location is also great. It is on a quieter street and not right on the main road.The internet connection was fast and the connectivity was always good which is important for me since I am traveling for business. I will recommend Candlewood to my colleagues when they are in the area. January 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not the greatest experience The room and location are nice. However the staff, was not helpful. When informing them that my room AC did not have a Knob to control the temperature, I was told that to look at my room wall. There I will have a Control Panel. There was no Control Panel on the Wall. When informing the staff that I did not receive any channels on my TV, instead of coming to my room and seeing what the problem was, they tried to tell me, to re-set my remote. Later that day, a staff member finally came to my room with the remote from the office, and was able to reset my TV. A package was sent to me to the hotel. NO ONE from the staff left me a message informing me that I had received a package and it was at the front desk. I received a phone call from the person who sent it and she asked if I received. We called down to the front desk where we dicovered the package had come the previous day. This hotel has great potential, good sized rooms, good location. However the Front Desk Staff...they need to learn customer service skills. They should not have the attitude that they are doing us a favor, when the paying customer asks for basic service. December 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Everything you need for an extended stay. Stayed for 9 nights in 2 bedroom suite. Comfy beds, comfy seating. Kitchenette was great for making breakfast every day, full size refrigerator, everything you need, although not generously stocked with utensils. Lobby has good coffee 24/7 which was the way to go vs. in-room coffee maker. The hotel is quiet, just far enough off the main road and no traffic behind it. Complimentary laundry facilities were great. Free Wi-Fi. We needed the extra space, so it was a relaxing, comfortable stay. One huge negative is the carpet and underfloor. You can feel uneven and holes in boarding under the carpet, and the carpet is gross. Dark, so you don't see the dirt. I wore my flip flops. Everything else was very clean. Minor negative ... Living room area short on lighting. It suited our needs and I would go there again. November 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect location, value for overnight stay We were just in town overnight for the Broncos/Chargers game. The staff was polite, parking was easy, and the location was ideal. The suite was comfortable, clean and well stocked. The bed was comfortable and the TV's were large, modern and came equipped with Direct TV. I would recommend this hotel and return here again if I came back to San Diego for another quick stay. November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great accommodations Had a short stay at Candlewood. Room was excellent and the Staff was very helpful. Very good location in Hotel Circle and close to the heart of San Diego's Olde Town and Balboa Park. Would recommend to anyone based on price and indemnities! October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and great service In September my husband and I and another couple stayed a week at Candlewood Suites in San Diego. We had a two bedroom suite that was very clean and spacious. The staff was very courteous and helpful. I especially want to mention that Michelle at the front desk was very helpful. We go to San Diego every year and I really wish I had found Candlewood Suites earlier. We will certainly stay there again and recommend it to all of our friends and relatives. Thank you for a wonderful stay. September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by place away from home I was at the Candlewood Suites for 10 nights. It was like being home. We were able to get up and make breakfast and coffee at our leasure. The beds were confortable and clean. The location for us was perfect. We were visiting our son and daughter-in-law and they only live 7 mins. away. The comments I would make are. 1. To have a listing of the TV channels in the room. 2. See if there is any way to use a pool at another HI. property. I will be back in the spring for another 10 night visit. This Hotel is perfect for an extended stay in the San Deigo area. September 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by San Diego YES... Candlewood Suites NO!!! 1. There was a disagreeable odor in the lobby area. 2. i had requested that i NOT be placed on the first floor but when I arrived and checked in my room WAS on the first floor notwithstanding the fact that my reservations were made several months prior to my travel date. 3. The rooms were overpriced... the cost was way too high for the accomodations, amenities and services(none) offered. 4. I will never stay or consider staying at this hotel again. Should any of my colleagues who may in future travel to San Diego ask for a referral, I would not suggest they stay there! August 31, 2013
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