Holiday Inn Downtown San Diego

1617 First Ave

San Diego, CA 92101

Telephone (619) 239-9600


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220 room hotel

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Enjoy Downtown San Diego Hotel’s Central Location

Balboa Park, the Concourse and San Diego Convention Center, not to mention numerous other attractions, are all within walking distance of this San Diego hotel’s location. Situated with a stunning view of the city skyline, the impressive Holiday Inn® San Diego – Downtown hotel offers quality amenities, a fantastic location and uncompromising service for all of our guests.

Our hotel’s complimentary shuttle makes trips to San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the AMTRAK station. We also offer free boarding pass printing at the Front Desk. For our military and government travelers, we extend our government per diem rates year-round and feature free wired Internet access in every room.

Travelers also love that it’s only a three-block walk from our hotel to the San Diego Concourse, and our free shuttle runs scheduled trips to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo! Our hotel’s guests are minutes from massive Balboa Park and great dining in Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter.

While our hotel’s location in San Diego, CA lets guests easily visit nearby attractions, we have superb on-site amenities. Guests enjoy free wired and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment and an outdoor, heated pool with an eight-foot deep end. 


Genuine people delivering real service to everyday heroes.

Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express are destinations for everyday heroes and frequent business travelers who want to be respected and recognized as real people. We champion the real world by delivering a hotel experience that offers a warm welcoming atmosphere, genuine service, comfortable beds and refreshing bathrooms. Living our brand means delivering on the commitments of “Stay Real.” We want our people to use their own unique personalities to deliver genuine service to guests in an upbeat, confident, down-to-earth, human and honest manner.

We “stay real” for guests through our brand behaviors:

  • Be Ready - we are prepared for any questions our guests may have. We do this by understanding our roles, our hotel and knowing the local area.
  • Care - we show we care about our guests by engaging with them in a way that makes them feel like an individual, not a number.
  • Take Action - we can add even more value to our guests’ experience through taking ownership and going that extra mile.
  • Be Loved - we work to make our guests’ experiences memorable so they come back to us, recommend us to others and continue to be champions of the real world.