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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
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  • 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 4.1 out of 5 by 356 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience Great Experience and great food, bar staff provide a very good service... October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reunion Stay We had a wonderful time and the hotel was very accommodating. My only complaint is that our room was not made up on Thursday, Oct.24, until very late in the afternoon....about 5pm. That was a big inconvenience and disappointment. October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room in the new bayside building! We have stayed there before and plan to do so if ever in San Diego again. October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, quiet and contemporary Newer hotel with attentive staff. Quiet even though on busy street. Must drive to good restaurants. Will return. October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bayside view very nice We stayed in 2 rooms with a Bayside view - the one on the 4th floor had a much better view than the one on the 3rd floor, but it was nice too. Two queen beds, very large bathroom (shower, no tub, but I don't take baths anyway, so that was fine#. Many pillows to choose from! Very happy with the room. The restaurant associated with the property was excellent. I do not know about the other rooms in this property - they are located in older buildings, and appeared to be smaller, however they have balconies or patios which we did not have. The location is a bit away from downtown, but I felt safe here, I don't know if I would have felt that way downtown. There was also no noise from the airport, train, or city traffic. The only thing missing is coffee brewed and ready in the lobby. All other hotels I stayed at, had coffee - no restaurant, just breakfast service. I don't know if that is why the other hotels had coffee and this one didn't. I could have made it in the room, but then there is powdered milk - standard in all the hotels we stayed at. I would definitely stay here again. October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Love the new tower! We had an opportunity recently to stay in the new tower. What a pleasure! The room was clean, spacious, quiet and so comfortable. I will definitely plan to stay here on my next visit to San Diego. October 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mediocre Tried to ck in after 330.. room not ready until 4PM... OK as that is what book says... No Platinum gift bag, had to come back down and ask for it. (2 btls of water, bag of chips and 2 pcs of chocolate) Ck in person appeared to be new and very nervous. Directions to the hotel incorrect. s/b left off of Rosecrans on Nimitz, right into parking log... Asked for Handicapped room, they stated OK, room was not ADA equipped but it was, overall, a very nice suite with a peek at the water. After many stays at HI's from CA to NJ, this was my least favorite and do not think I would stay again nor recommend it to friends. October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A pleasant location I had to attend a conference held at this hotel. I had stayed in this area some time ago and enjoyed it then. This hotel is expanded with new additions. That was all very nice but a bit confusing and spread things out a bit. I was in the Executive building which I was told had the largest rooms. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable. The room was also quiet. I was on the back of the building so that was probably a plus. The sink area with the closet was big cramped because you can't leave the doors open and pass by easily. The island with the microwave was odd. It sticks out way too far and only has the microwave on it. What was the point? If it had a sink and a fridge there it might make more sense. I assumed the big space underneath was for a fridge. I was surprised to not find one. I later found one under the dresser with the tv on it. Odd to put it there is you have an island for that purpose but it was good to have a refrigerator. However, I put in some bottled water and sodas and they were frozen solid in a few hours. I could not find a temp controls. Not the way that should work. The restaurant offered fast service and a very delicious meal. The conference luncheon of a salad with chicken was nothing to write home about. The free internet and parking were nice. However, with other hotels offering free breakfast, cookies or snacks for an equivalent room rate I would say that is not in the Holiday Inns favor. Also I wanted to go out to dinner and drove around the area on a wild goose chase only to find an excellent "American Tavern" literally across the street. I wish there had been a guide to what was in this area. The only major negative was coming out of my room the next day there was some odd looking straw or something in front of the door next to mine. Then walking down the hall I noticed three piles of vomit. I came back to my room it was still there. When I checked out a couple hours later there was still vomit all down the hall- really? Ironically there were maids cleaning room all around it. I can't imagine why this wasn't cleaned up right away. It was the kind of thing you might expect in a dive hotel but for this money- no way. October 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Housekeeping was terrible. Arrived very late to find trash in the bathroom trash can, under the sink, and hair in the tub. Had it not been so late I would have left. Next day the room was cleaned well but they forgot towels. It was corrected immediately after I called. Next day returned at 5pm to find no housekeeping service at all. Again corrected immediately after calling guest services. Next three days were adequate. Probably should have found a new hotel right away but was just too busy. For the cost of rooms I shouldn't have had to call for basic service. Also no microwave in the room unless you pay for the higher priced executive room. Lastly, the continental breakfast provided was so poor, with the slowest and most unfriendly service ever, that after day 2 we gave up on that. October 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Smoking free room, too much smoke Rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. One big negative was the smoke that came through the vents. Although we were in a no smoking room, the recycled air from other rooms required me to cover my face when I slept with a pillow. October 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bathroom facilities We reserved a king executive room and were allocated a superb top floor mini suite in the recently opened block. Unfortunately the otherwise exceptionally appointed bathroom did not contain a bath. Perhaps it should be renamed "shower room". This would have been a medical problem for ourselves and no doubt for other guests who require a bath on medical grounds. Sadly we were forced to relocate to a room in the older block which was adequate for our requirements. October 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good place for business and holiday stay Stayed in the new building end of September, very helpful staff, excellent room, comfortable bed and good room service. I really like the room AC in this new building, no operating noise at all, but always at the desired temperature. October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by New Building The new building is beautiful and very comfortable. The location was perfect. October 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Visit Usually I got a goody bag like water some chips and others on other previous visit. The guy who check me in did not gave me one. My co worker got theirs. The Hotel is nice in the new building but the older one that close to the pool. rooms smells. September 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Front Desk assistance on morning of check out On morning of check out ( 9-24-13) I requested the front desk staff (Mayra?) to ship via UPS Red Label overnight a package back to my company. I boxed up the small shipment and provided all shipping information on the label including my UPS shipper number. I emphasized I needed this back to my company the next day, on 9-25. I received it 2 days later(on 9-26) and the UPS tracker shows it was given to UPS by the Hotel on Wednesday, the day after I dropped it off. This goof cost me business with a valued client. September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Washburn reunion Great service for the Washburn reunion. Service and food was really great for the reunion. Room was average for the price. Location of the motel was great. The restaurant service was good the price was high for the quality of the food. September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A Great place to stay for Humphrey's concerts This hotel is now called the Holiday Inn Bayside. We used our priority club points here, and it was a great stay after a great concert. Within walking distance of Humphrey's saved us parking money at the concert venue. Great view of the bay from 2nd story window. The only thing that could have been better in our suite was the pullout mattress for the kids. It was thin, and springs were hard and pokey. The grownup bed was great though. September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall experience I stayed along with my 9 year old son to attend my sons graduation at MCRD. Joseph checked us in at the front desk he was very friendly courteous and knowledgable. Joseph assisted me with the shuttle service to MCRD so there were no issues. Additionally he explained all the amenities your hotel had to offer and local sights of potential interest. I would personally like to acknowledge Joseph and how well he represented your hotel and the excellent customer service he provided. I would also like to complement the shuttle driver which I can't remember his name, he too was very friendly and provided us with excellent service. My son and I really enjoyed your pool which was clean and accessible. My overall experience with your hotel was OUTSTANDING !! I am very satisfied with your hotel September 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Needs Work! One telephone was not working, changed out and still didn't work! Could not set clock, had to have telephone wake up call! Light in bathroom went off and on, and had to manually flush toilet a few times! Needed item from housekeepin, front desk said they would have it sent up; after wating over an hour, picked it up myself at front desk! Used business office, but initially could not get PCs to boot up; front desk said they would send some one up; played with one for a while and finally got it up and operating; left after 45 minutes, and never did see member of hotel staff! In summation, older property that needs maintenance; staff friendly, but not really responsive! September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very helpful staff and comfortable rooms The staff goes out of their way to be helpful. Any concerns are addressed immediately. Their suggestions made our vacation easy and fun. Thanks. September 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent stay! We stayed at Holiday Inn Bayside for a total of 5 nights while we were Great White Shark Cage Diving. The front desk staff member Joseph set us up in the newly renovated side of the hotel and the rooms were excellent!! The beds and pillows were wonderful and we enjoyed the gym and hot tub as well. We completed enjoyed our upgrade. The hotels restaurant also has the best omelets we have ever eaten! We highly recommend the Holiday Inn Bayside! September 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trip off to a bad start did not improve After arriving at the airport and collecting our luggage, we called bayside and waited an hour and a half with no ride. I called again and the driver arrived in fifteen minutes giving no explanation for the delay. Getting into our room, we prepared to watch the Patriots on Thursday night football. We were unable to get any HD reception on the TV. I checked our Visa credit card account on our second day of the visit and saw a tentative charge for what appeared to over what we were to pay for our whole visit. This appeared to be premature. September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great room and service Stayed at this property when I came back to celebrate my 40 year high school reunion. Had a great room with the amenities I needed (hair dryer, iron). The staff was very friendly. I loved that they had computers the guests could use. It was great to print my boarding passes in advance for my return flight. One of the highlights, the gym was open at 5:30am and that was great for me as I am an early riser. Gave me something constructive to do. The pool was great and we enjoyed catching a bit of sun. I recommend this hotel highly. September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful reunion hotel stay The Holiday Inn Bayside was a wonderful location for our Navy ship reunion. The rooms were large and comfortable, the beds terrific for relaxing after hours of tours, and the hospitality room was large, with great round tables conducive to chatting, with a terrific view of the bay and ships coming into port and going out again. We would definitely return to this hotel for any future stays in the area. September 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor service Room was nice but TV did not work when I got there. They did end up fixing it. Long wait at airport for shuttle so I ended up taking a cab. Not offered reimbursement when I checked in. Needed a 4:00 a.m. wake up call so I could catch an early flight. Never received a call. If you are on business I would definitely recommend you stay someplace else! September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Old and new I really enjoyed my stay here. We were in the older part of the hotel but this caused no issue as rooms a well presented and clean. Outstanding feature for me is the pool, hot tub and Pool bar which has free food during happy hour. Breakfast was nothing special and a tad too expensive but service is 5 Star. I will definitely be back. September 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Experience! I would like to give a great "Thank You" to Erica ( @ the front desk) for her wonderful service and excellent customer care. When I checked in Erica noticed that I was a Platinum IHG member and instantly upgraded me to a brand new room in the main hotel and gave me a goodies bag too! Erica was very prompt and helpful with directions and areas to visit. What a great experience! Customer service is why I choose the Holiday Inn brand when I travel. The hotel grounds were professionally landscaped so well, that photographers were arriving in the early am to take pictures of the plants and flowers. Thanks You. September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired I am no stranger to the Holiday Inn's across the country as I traveled extensively on business from coast to coast for over 30 years. For the most part the experience's were good with only a few exceptions as things tend to very across the country. I must say however, that my stay last week at the Bay Side Holiday Inn was an excellent experience, the room was fantastic, the service was good and the food was surprisingly good. Keep up the good work, I will return to this location. Sincerely, C.L. Bailey September 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Old building vs new We got a room on the old building. Room 135. The door was just painted but you can see like 3 layers of wood scratched on the background. This makes a very bad first impression...low quality in a door...what can you expect inside? A strong smell of humidity completed this sensation of not being in a clean place. A/C didn´t work well... It got cool only at night but in the afternoon it seemed like only the fan was working... Bathroom clean but small. The shower is for very short people... Breakfast and service in the restaurant were very good! Ask for a room in the new facilities... September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic location! This hotel was absolutely perfect for me. The location was perfect. Everything else was also excellent...what I've come to expect from IHG hotels. September 8, 2013
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