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Holiday Inn Express Solvang

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Solvang
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brea, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a big disappointment. The rooms are old and worn out. We had two rooms and both rooms had an undesirable smell to them one smelled like heavy cleaning products and the other smell really bad. The bathtub was rusted and dirty and worn. The beds were springy and lacked a warm blanket. I just felt like i was... More

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Long Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really worn out hotel. Definitely not up to normal HI standards. The bed was soft and creaky, the ceilings are very low and have popcorn, the people in the room above us sounded like a herd of elephants every time they walked. Also, the key cards kept not working, so we had to go to the front... More

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

Thank you for your candid feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. The information you have shared will be relayed to all departments. We strive for excellence and take all of our guest comments very seriously. I will address the front desk about your key situation and I do sincerely... More

San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This property is old and needs renovating, but sufficient for a one night stay. The carpets need a good cleaning or at least vacuuming. It was an easy walking distance to everything and a good price. Friendly and helpful staff. We had problems with getting HBO, but the manager, Lisa was attentive and compensated us accordingly and we were pleased... More

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

Dear Amy, Thank you for your review of the hotel. I am pleased hear that you enjoyed the wonderful views, breakfast and our Bath and Body amenities. We definitely strive for excellence and are working on rectifying some of our renovation needs at this time. I appreciate the feedback and will share with Lisa your appreciation. If I may further... More

Deutschland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

based on what we read here we booked two nites in November 2013. I should have read all evaluations rather than only very few. the stay was an overall disappointment and we changed plans and left after the first nite. check in was flawless. no problem here and no complaint. the whole property seemed to be sprayed in order to... More

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Hello Donofrio_B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. I’m very disappointed to hear about your experience on your recent stay. I just want to assure you that our Hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. I apologize that we fell below your expectations on this... More

Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
24 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This hotel reminded me why it is worth staying at HI Express. Hotel areas and room were very clean. Room was spacious with tasteful, comfortable furnishings and upgraded bathroom. Parking was convenient for unloading luggage. Bed was soothing for a good night's sleep. Felt safe & secure at hotel which was well located for seeing sites around Solvang.

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear scuba312, Thank you for taking the time to comment on the hotel and the rooms! We pride ourselves in making sure each guest is comfortable and taken care of. I believe that from your response we were able to do that for you. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Solvang. More

Durham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We didn't expect much more than a clean room really, but this place was great. Nice pool and lovely room. Great service - and welcome cookies. In adorable Solvang, of course. We have stayed in two other places in Solvang, and we'd both prefer to stay here on our next visit. Good price, too.

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear WorldsRoyster, Daily our goal is to exceed our guest's expectations, we are glad we were able to do so with your stay. We truly appreciate the positive feedback on Tripadvisor and look forward to accommodating you in the future. More

West Covina, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I'm a loyal customer of HIE. I can always depend on a comfortable room at a reasonable price. This HIE was a great value. It has character, charm, beautiful view from balconies of countryside, friendly staff, and a healthy quick grab morning meal for those on the go. This hotel is on the far end of the Main Street, but... More

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Marianne M, Thank you very much for the amazing four star review. We truly are committed to making each guest's stay comfortable and memorable, I'm glad we were able to achieve that with you. We are looking forward to accommodating you in the near future. More

Santa Clarita, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

when you stay at a HIE you pretty much know what you are going to get. Basic amenities for a reasonable price. The room was clean and even though our room faced the street there was no noticeable street noise, even considering we were there for a holiday weekend. HIE comes with a free breakfast that is more than basic... More

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear KGfromSCV, We really appreciate your wonderful review of our hotel, rooms and breakfast. It's always great to hear we consistently meet our guests expectations including yours. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Pleasant room, comfortable beds, nice bathroom. Location was on a busy road, a little far out of main town, but walkable for those without problems. Breakfast was the standard buffet, plenty of choices, and dining room was pleasant.

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Ann S, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, the room and the bathroom. Thank you, More

Vancouver, WA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Everything was spot on, well not exactly. We booked this hotel on Hotwire.com and when we checked in, we were assigned a handicapped room that was small and cramped. I asked the front desk for a new room and we were given a large loft room that was perfect. Very good hot breakfast. Try the Abelsievers at the Solvang Cafe... More

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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear mrob1515, Thank you for your 4 star review. I am glad you were given a free upgrade to one of our beautiful loft rooms and you enjoyed your stay. I hope to accommodate you in the near future. Thank you, More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Solvang

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Solvang Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Solvang Hotel Solvang
Address: 1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solvang 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come discover the preferred destination of travelers visiting the Santa Ynez Valley, the Holiday Inn Express Solvang. We are centrally located in the Danish Town of Solvang, walking distance to all of its major attractions. It is best known for its shopping, restaurants, chocolate factories and wine tasting rooms! Our hotel is centrally located within Santa Barbara County's Wine Valley. The Holiday Inn Express Solvang is within minutes to Vandenberg Air Force Base, renowned Wineries such as Firestone, Gainey, Buttonwood and Rusack. If you are a golf enthusiast then make the Holiday Inn Express Solvang your golfing headquarters. With our Monthly Golf Packages, you can golf at courses such as The Alisal River Course and La Purisima Golf Course.Our hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes from the city of Santa Barbara, 20 minutes from Vandenberg Air Force Base and 30 minutes away from Santa Maria. ... more   less 
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