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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 February 18, 2014
jennmelzer San Diego, CA
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Easy check in process, friendly staff. Great Hot Breakfast. Hot tub, within walking distance to the ocean. There was no ocean view. Depending on which side you get a room on, the South side has view of pool. The North side... well we didn't go there to stay in the room.

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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 are glad that our staff made you feel welcomed. We strive to provide great customer service that compliment the many amenities we offer such as the hot breakfast and our pool. We hope to see you back soon. Thank you! More

Dumont, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Holiday Inn Express was recently re-decorated throughout. The hotel is clean. Housekeeping staff is friendly and quiet.The location is excellent. Convenient to Del Mar Fairgrounds and other San Diego attractions. The breakfast area is well stocked and the attendant is helpful. We have been coming to this area for 10 years now and always stay at this hotel. I... More

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

Thank you very much for this review. We are delighted to hear that our ongoing renovations are to your liking. We want to offer our guests the very best for their lodging needs. Along with great accommodations, we make every effort to have the best staff working for us in order to provide the best service possible. Thanks for continuing... More

Mountain View, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Clean rooms, close to beach, del mar, and south cedros street. Breakfast was standard HIX and could be improved (better coffee, more fruit, etc). Appears to have been remodeled recently. Short drive to legoland.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that our hotel's accommodations along with its amenities worked for all you lodging needs. Being close to the beach and local attractions makes it easy to enjoy your time in Solana Beach. Thank you for the suggestions regarding our breakfast we will forward them to... More

Solana Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Thank you to the staff of our neighborhood Holiday Inn. We were staying in the hotel because our home was being tented for termites. The hotel itself is nice and the location was super convenient for us. But the reason I am writing this review is that nice hotels in this area are a dime a dozen, but the service... More

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

Wow does not begin to describe this review!!!!!Thank you very much for all your kind words. We are glad that our customer service is what made our hotel stand out. And yes, you are right you can find nice hotels pretty much anywhere, but without a great staff to back it up it does not matter. We strive to provide... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach
Holiday Inn Solana Beach
Solana Beach Holiday Inn
Address: 621 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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