Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport-Old Town have views either over the hilly, wooded, residential streets of San Diego's Old Town to the north, or of busy interstate 5 that runs right past the south edge of the hotel. The airport is just the other side of the interstate, with the terminal buildings a 3 mile drive away, served by the hotel's complimentary shuttle. The location is convenient, the staff helpful, and the hotel has a pretty exterior lined with palms and other tropical plants. Inside, the 123 rooms are clean and modern, all containing a microwave, refrigerator and large LCD TV. The free hot breakfast is very popular, and for other dining options there are many restaurants within walking distance. For transport to downtown San Diego, the nearest trolley stop is 0.3 miles south on Washington Street.