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Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Westminster, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in loft suite room 238 where the toilet would not flush. Every time I called the front desk to report the problem, all they did was send someone with a plunger. The guy even said this place is old, things like this happen, then went on to say "to prevent this from happening again, place your used toilet... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel in Aug/15. I have nothing against this hotel as the amenities are good (overall Holiday Inn Express are pretty good); however, I was treated very rudely by one of the hotel front desks. Her behavior made me felt I was racially discriminated, to certain degree that it impacted my entire hotel stay experience. I then... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear LF, I do apologize for the confusion, but the survey that you filled out is an internal survey and it does not post to our IHG Review site. These internal surveys are used to let each hotel know what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong. You must visit the review section on website to publish... More 

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LIVERPOOL UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively standard Holiday Inn, located conveniently for walking in to town. Staff really helpful. Rooms really clean. Nice bathroom with real bath. Coffee in rooms and coffee on the go at reception all day. Breakfast is included although its quite a basic buffet and is all paper plates and plastic utensils. This is a small outside space... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear PAULKILLEN, Thank you for the five star rating!!! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the lovely village of Solvang. You are correct Solvang does have its very own "time zone" !!! I am also pleased to hear that you were able to catch Man of La Mancha at our open air... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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36 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived for 4th of July weekend. This hotel is located within easy walking distance to just about everything in the town including the mission. Check-in was easy, rooms were clean, hotel is a little dated but it was ok. Bed was comfortable. First day breakfast was plentiful, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, breads, cereals, juices, milk, cinnamon rolls, fruit, etc. 2nd... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Travelling Dad, Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. I do however, apologize for the breakfast shortage. We take great pride in our breakfast quality and cleanliness of our kitchen here at Holiday In Express in Solvang. We closely monitor our breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great for exploring Solvang. We had a room in front, facing the street, and it was pretty quiet. I appreciate that they have an elevator from the parking area; made it much easier to manage our bags! Pool was nice, breakfast room was bright and open, and they offer free Wi-Fi. Definitely recommend this HIE.

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia, Thank you for the review and the nice comments and recommendation. It is great to hear when guest have the opportunity to enjoy our excellent location, refreshing pool and breakfast. We have some very exciting changes coming in the near future. Thank you, Sheri Kresky More 

montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room is clean with ref and microwave. Free wi-fi. Free breakfast--very nice selection. Service is great from the front desk to housekeeping, very accomodating; makes you feel that you're well taken care off. The chambermaids seem to know very little English, nonetheless a little sign language and a few Spanish words here & there --- still great service.

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Elinor M, Thank you for the lovely review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. I also want to thank you for mentioning the staff. They are outstanding and are always happy when they are recognized for their efforts. Thanks again, Sheri Kresky More 

Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel provided everything we needed for our visit to Solvang and the surrounding area. The room was very clean and had one of the most comfortable beds we've ever had at a hotel. The staff was very friendly and breakfast was wonderful. We were within walking distance of everything in Solvang and the free parking was under the building,... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Mcarbaugh, Thank you for the lovely review and you are right about those beds, they are our brand new Simmons Pillow Top mattresses and guest love them! I am happy to hear that you found your room clean and comfortable and enjoyed the staff. And yes...underground parking in Central California during the month of August is wonderful!! Thanks again,... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this hotel. Perfect location for a pleasant stroll in to Solvang, with many cafes and restaurants nearby. We had a large clean room, (room 136) nicely decorated, good quiet air-con and very fast free WiFi. Flat screen TV, iron and board and hair dryer. The shower was great. Its not technically a power shower, but as near as... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so happy that you enjoyed strolling in Solvang and we have the perfect location as to not miss anything. Then returned to a clean, comfortable room with all the comforts of Holiday Inn Express. I also am please that you enjoyed the shower, you are correct our water saving... More 

Leeds
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is tired and needs updating, and is obviously mainly doing business as a result of tour parties and older visitors to Solvang. As a younger couple, it didn't do much for us in terms of the decor both public and private. The room needs updating and some time spending on the general ambience - it was very dark... More 

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Hello, Although I certainly wish your experiences were more positive, I truly appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your visit to Solvang Holiday Inn Express. We are currently in planning process to renovate all of our guest rooms. You are correct about the windows in breakfast area appearing unclean, as they are have double window panes and... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have come to depend upon Holiday Inn Express for its good service, free parking, quiet rooms, cleanliness, and better than average free hot breakfasts. The one in Solvang met all our expectations. The hotel is conveniently located at the edge of town on the main street. Actually it provided everything we wanted for our comfort.

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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our excellent location and found the staff friendly, rooms clean and all the comforts provided by Holiday Inn Express. If I may assist you with any future travel needs please feel free to contact me at 805-688-2018 or gm@hiesolvang.com Sincerely, Sheri Kresky More 

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