The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport-Old Town hotel is situated in an outstanding location in Americas Finest City. We are located just off I-5 and I-8 and less than a mile from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). You will appreciate our free local area shuttle service to the airport, San Diego Convention Center, Cruise Ship Terminal, the Amtrak Train Station, as well as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD). Our Old Town San Diego hotel location places you within walking distance of the trolley station and Historic Old Town. You will enjoy being a short distance from Balboa Park, Seaport Village, PETCO Park, Qualcomm Stadium, and Coronado Island. Looking to visit a local university? We are a short drive to both University of San Diego and San Diego State University. You will find a wide variety of shopping and entertainment at the nearby Gaslamp Quarter, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley and Horton Plaza. Dont forget to check out the USS Midway, the Maritime Museum and any of the nearby world-famous beaches. Enjoy the free hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, business center, fitness room, outdoor heated pool, and 24-hour deli and convenience store.

Property Information

Year Built: 1989
Accessible rooms: 12
Double bedrooms: 56
Floors: 3
Nonsmoking rooms: 126
Single-bedded accommodations: 61
Suites: 7
Total rooms: 126


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 19
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 or give them a call at 6192606060.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1574 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Two night stay.

    Great hotel. Wonderful friendly staff. Parking lot secure but spaces were small for a large vehicle. Excellent continental breakfast. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice patio area. Will stay here again.

    Mar 22, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I ordered doordash to my room and the clerk at the front desk Ayed stole my pizza before I could get it. He claimed that he had not seen any food and then after some time of inquiring said he tried to call the room 3 times to justify him taking the pizza. Not cool as i paid good money for this to be delivered to the hotel that i did not receive

    Mar 01, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible 2-night stay

    Something is fishy about the reviews for this place or else we were very unlucky. This property faces the highway and it was so noisy all night we could not sleep. When I called the front desk around 1 am they said that is the only room with two beds available because all inward facing rooms are king size only. The next morning I said to refund me if they don't have a quieter room, and guess what? They did. Either all the rooms are like this or that specific room had broken windows - either way, they should NOT have sent two 70 year old ladies a long way from the reception area after 10 pm right after torrential rain walking oveer slippery steps.

    Feb 18, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Exquisiteness by the Front Desk

    From check in by Adhraa to check out by Vangie and Kylene the FD supervisor. Everything was perfect and done with sublimity. When I arrived I was already impressed seeing the FD agent cleaning her area. This reflects that people working there loves their job. Upon check out I felt the professionalism. It shows they are in control and knows what they are talking about. They have the touch of class! Kudos to the GM for hiring the right people.

    Jan 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel

    Very short trip to San Diego, perfect location and quality for what I needed. The airport shuttle was a major bonus and the entire staff was most helpful in making my short trip very convenient and comfortable.

    Jan 07, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319