La Mesa Hotel's Decor Shows Latin Influence Whether coming to "America's Finest City" for beaches or business, the savvy traveler is sure to find "The Jewel of the Hills" in La Mesa. The hotel's convenient location puts you minutes from some of San Diego's biggest attractions, including internationally acclaimed Balboa Park, home to the San Diego Zoo. The zoo is not the only thing making guests go wild! Less than five miles from San Diego State University, our hotel's where Aztec fans and foes come to La Mesa. With Qualcomm Stadium, Viejas Arena and Aztec Aquaplex so close, you'll be in the heart of some of the best athletics in San Diego. The hotel's Jet Air guests are only five miles from the company's headquarters, allowing plenty of time to prepare for meetings. Free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel makes keeping in touch with clients easy, too. The hotel's guests are also near the San Diego Convention Center and its 2.6 million-sq-ft building, allowing convenient access to professional and community events. You won't be tempted to hit snooze when you know a delicious, hot meal awaits you at the free Express Start Breakfast Bar, followed by a soak in the outdoor pool and whirlpool. The Fitness Center keeps you accountable to your workout routine, too. If you're looking for "The Jewel of the Hills," look no further than the Holiday Inn Express® San Diego - La Mesa (SDSU Area) hotel, where comfort meets Latin charm.