Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
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Overview of Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

2.5 star property
National City hotel with outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness

8.2/10 Very good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
1645 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA, 91950
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Petco Park - 14 min drive
  • Balboa Park - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Convention Center - 20 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Coronado Beach - 17 min drive
  • Port of San Diego - 14 min drive
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 14 min drive
  • Naval Base Coronado - 19 min drive
  • USS Midway Museum - 17 min drive
  • North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - 16 min drive
  • Seaport Village - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 13 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 24 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 15 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 15 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 20 min drive

About this property

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel

At Holiday Inn Express San Diego South - National City, an IHG Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. You can get a workout in at the 24-hour fitness centre, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Also, Mission Bay and Petco Park are within a short drive. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 91 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (836 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City Hotel
Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City
Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City
Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City an IHG Hotel
"Holiday Inn Express San Diego South National City an IHG Hotel"

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Dark/dank and dirty
The lobby was very dimly lit at 8 pm and carpet was very dirty. Lobby looked like they didnt want anyone to come in. Only 1 elevator working. Carpet in elevator filthy and there was some kind if covering over lights so even elevator was very dimly lit. I dont know where the good reviews came from, but... for the price we paid, it was waaay overpriced for a dirty hotel. Do not stay here!
3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Dan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Edrick, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The room was great and clean. The staff was great. Breakfast was ok The Elevator was gross smelly and grimy. Scared all night people knocking at our door and run. It happened twice.
Diana, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not a very nice stay this time..
We stayed here hoping for the same cleanliness and comfort we have experienced in other Holiday Inn hotel. This one is quite outdated. The carpet does not feel clean to the touch, the bathroom is okay. What is worse is the bed that every time me and my toddler moves is making a squeaking sound. I told the lady at the front desk about it and she said she will note of it. She just get the keys without taking note of what room we are. So how can she probably have it checked. Our room was located at the ground floor and the light from outside comes inside through the gap in the door. My child can't sleep if there is some light. The breakfast was good though.
Maricel, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Louis, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Weekend Getaway
It was a nice weekend getaway. From now on whenever we come down to San Diego we will surely stay at the Holiday Express.
Donald, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Close to the special project area working at.
Mark, 3-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Anette, 1-night trip
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