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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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

San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Checking in was a total breeze as well as all the complimentary services that come with your stay. Not many hotels these days will give you free parking, breakfast, and internet! Stayed for 2 nights and all the staff there was very friendly and assisted me through some paperwork I had to fax ASAP to the office. Slept comfortably and... More

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

Thank you very much for such a great review!!! We are delighted to hear that your stay was so memorable. From your checking, your stay throughout, and your departure. Please come back and visit us again soon. Again, thank you!!!! More

Florence
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at this Holiday Inn Express. I had planned on staying 5 nights. After checking in I found that the room was not at all what I expected. Yes there was a balcony but it over looked a parking lot. And there were no chairs to sit in on the balcony. The heater did not work in the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was not a pleasant one. We really work hard to give every guest a good experience when they visit us. We will make sure to address and fix all these issues to prevent any other guests from having to... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Terrible experience. Room was dingy and needs a total makeover. Wireless connection is terrible towards the back of the hotel. I couldn't connect from my room. Breakfast that was included was awful. (I travel a lot and am used to sub par "included breakfasts"--this was even worse than normal.) Hotel common areas and hallways were poorly maintained and often dirty--trust... More

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

Thank you for this review. We appreciate guest's feedback because it helps us improve in the areas where we need to. We apologize that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been. We strive each and every time to give guests the best stay possible. We will forward all your concerns to the appropriate departments so that... More

Houston, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We've normally stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in Solana Beach, but since they've started charging for parking we thought we'd give the Holiday Inn a try. Pricewise, when you look at the room charge, no parking fee, and free breakfast, this makes the Holiday Inn a great value for the area. Friendly front desk staff, and the gentleman who attends... More

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

Thank you so much taking the time to write this review. We are so happy that giving us a try turned out to be a good choice for you. We are glad that our clean and comfortable accomodations along with amenities that guests appreciate such as a complimentary breakfast and wifi werew. Of course having one of the best staffs... More

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Just returned from a 3 day weekend trip here as part of a group. Here's my thoughts on it: Location: the general Solana Beach area (it's north of Del Mar despite what that name suggests) is very nice. It sits on the 101 - but don't worry, the Freeway takes all but the 'scenic drive' folks, so it's actually not... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are HAPPY that our hotel's location and its amenities made your stay a pleasant one. We hope we get to see you back here soon to explore more of Solana Beach. Thanks again. 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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