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Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   621 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was comfortable and good location for coastal towns, like La Jolla, Solana Beach and Del Mar. I travelled to see the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, and was a perfect location for that. Coaster rail station just ten minute walk away. Staff very helpful. Its a ten minute walk down to the beach all downhill, coming back is more... More

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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely located on Historic Highway 101. Fun to drive North and South and enjoy touring, shopping and eating in the many small coastal towns. The towns are not far apart so you can several in a day. Also convenient to jump over to Hwy 5, if you want to drive faster. Only took us ~25 minutes to reach hotel from... More

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It sounds like you had quite a productive time during your stay! We are so happy that our hotel's location allowed you to really enjoy the surrounding area from the beach, to the restaurants and the other nearby towns. There's a lot to do in Solana Beach and after... More

Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is a bit older but it is clean and has been updated a bit. The best thing about the HIE at Solana Beach is the closeness to the beach and to the Polo grounds where our son was playing soccer. The second best thing was the friendly and helpful staff at the hotel. Everyone we encountered from the... More

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is awesome to hear when guests really have a great stay with us. We will forward all your compliments to our staff, they will be so happy to hear that we impressed you. Please come back and visit us any time!! More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is badly in need of remodeling. However, the staff is top notch. So, as we had a lot of difficulty paying a lot for a room that was sub-par (unclean and falling apart), we did get a lot of help from the staff. They did what they could to make it right. I made an inquiry to the... More

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. Be assured that your concerns will be forwarded to the appropriate department. We are happy to hear that our staff was excellent, but we cannot rely on that alone. We want to offer our guests hotel accommodations and amenities that they... More

New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is extremely clean and very comfortable. I think the hotel is pretty modern and overall was a pleasant stay. The workers at the main desk were polite and the service was fast. The breakfast was an average buffet (Ex: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hard Boiled Eggs, Yogurt, pancakes etc. The pool and jacuzzi are really nice and the deck... More

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you took advantage of all the amenities we offer such as the breakfast, pool and jacuzzi. Without a great staff these amenities would be meaningless. We are delighted to hear that our staff performed their jobs well. And yes, you are correct, Solana... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This hotel is clean and comfortable. The breakfast was more than we could ask for! The pool and jacuzzi we used every evening; it was fabulous. We walked to the beach. This hotel was easy access to UCSD. It is a beautiful and safe area. We will return!

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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. We are delighted that you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer. It sounds like you had fun!!! It is great to hear that our location was just what you needed for your visit to UCSD. And, yes please come back and visit us soon the pool and jacuzzi are waiting. Thanks... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The hotel has tried to paint and linoleum over this dated hotel. But it is in dire need of remodel. Everything from the bath to the doors need an update. The walls are very very thin, so you can hear almost all your neighbors. It is walking distance to the beach and has good parking options, but over all it... More

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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. We appreciate the feedback we get from our guests because it lets us know where we could improve and better serve our guests. We are happy to inform you that in September our bathrooms along with other areas of the hotel, are being remodeled. Thanks again for the honesty and we hope to... More

New York City, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a great stay. We had a large king size bed in a clean room and a wonderful breakfast here. The rooms are clean, the hotel is beautifully decorated, my only issue was the vending machines (which is so NOT a big deal). We used one when we got in at midnight and it wouldn't take cards. We tried... More

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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are static to find out that you had an awesome time while staying with us. Thank you for using us for such a special occasion. Congratulations!!! Make sure you come back and visit us again soon. Make some more pleasant memories. Thanks again. More

Westminster, CA,
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Five women who have been friends for MANY years used the Solana Beach/Del Mar Holiday Inn Express as headquarters for a get-together. The rooms we had were just what we needed; a room with two queen beds and a suite with a king bed and a pull out bed. There were restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and a... More

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind words. We are so happy that our hotel along with its amenities was just what your group needed. Thanks for acknowledging our efforts to help the community in a time of need. We just did what needed to be done. We hope you come visit us on the next get together. Thank... More

San Diego, CA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The price was right and the location was great--not far from beach and Cedros district and/or Del Mar Racetrack. No charge for parking, which is always a plus, and breakfast was included and there were good options. The beds were comfortable though there was nothing extra special about the room, but it was clean and spacious. Great value!

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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. Our location does lend itself to lots of activities that you can enjoy nearby such as the beach, Cedros, and the racetrack. We are happy to hear that our accommodations along with its amenities made your time with us a plesant one. Come back and visit us again so you can enjoy some... More

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Address: 621 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Solana Beach/Del Mar is within walking distance to the Del Mar Race Track/Fair Grounds, area beaches, scenic walking/jogging trails as well as many fine restaurants & shops. We are located near the Amtrak and Coaster Train Stations, area businesses and local attractions. Popular destinations, including: Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, downtown San Diego, Sorrento Valley and Carlsbad are all just a few miles away. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Solana Beach/Del Mar showcases 80 spacious, newly renovated guest rooms and suites. Each room features a private balcony, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron & board and hair dryer and all of our suites and king rooms offer a sofa bed. All guests can enjoy our complimentary new expanded, deluxe hot breakfast bar, free local phone calls and complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet. We offer room service through California Pizza Kitchen until 10 PM daily. The beautifully landscaped pool and sun-deck offer the best in rest & relaxation. With our spectacular amenities, beach and local attractions the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Solana Beach/Del Mar offers you a truly Southern California experience!Call us to book rooms now for Upcoming Horse Show Events. ... more   less 
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