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Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typically we stay at Holiday Inn in Lompoc, but thought we would try this one out Superbowl weekend. Everything was fine until Monday morning we were to check out. There was no typical bill under the door in the morning, got stuck in elevator for almost 5 minutes, no one answered the elevator phone, then no one at front desk... More 

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something affordable, clean, and unassuming, then this is the place. We have stayed here a couple of times before and have never been dissatisfied with the service or our rooms. It's a Holiday Inn and has all of the requisite requirements to be satisfactory. The breakfast was good, but the trash cans were overflowing by... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here early and requested if we can get an early check in. The front desk said, we can check in at 12nn instead of 3 which was very helpful. He gave us a map of the whole area and told us where to go and what to visit... as a side note, he also gave us a tip... More 

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Thank Aileen A
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Aileen A, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about our front desk, room and cleanliness. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the patio arrangement. We will look into this concern. While we understand that your stay... More 

Los Angeles
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed January 23-24, 2016. Arrived around 10PM and were greeted by a young girl who is the reflection of guest service. She gave us information on our rooms, breakfast hours, Wi-Fi and more. Rooms: CA King, spacious guest rooms, showers had a lot of pressure, microwave, mini-fridge, and a little balcony. Location: At the end of the strip on a... More 

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Riverside, New Jersey
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93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is nice but aging. Clean, serviceable, and warm. The maintenance guy had to keep visiting us - once because the light over the sink blew out - needed a ballast. Also the sink stopper lost connection to its level. He came and fixed it quick/ Our real problem was with the rental car. Got the low pressure signal.... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: We needed an easy and inexpensive place to stay for an event for our son. This hotel was what we were looking for and expected. The room was big, clean and the beds were comfortable. There was a refrigerator for our leftovers from dinner. The hotel had plenty of covered parking and the breakfast room had plenty of seating.... More 

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Thank westmont89
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear westmont89, Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about cleanliness, bed and the parking. However, we’re sorry about the traffic noise. We will look into this concern. We take all reviews positive and negative very seriously, and your feedback will... More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekend hotel rates in Solvang can be surprisingly pricey, even off-season. The HI Express is a good moderate option -- basically, what you get here is brand standards with no surprises. Rooms are large, furniture's sturdy and relatively new, beds don't have canyons in the middle, everything's clean and neat, and the breakfast has a surprisingly large array of options.... More 

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SF bay area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We arrived on a drizzly Monday afternoon after a long day of driving. We were able to find the place easily and pulled in in front of the lobby. Check in was a breeze, the lady they had working was friendly and efficient. She gave clear instructions about where to park and how to get to our room from the... More 

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Curitiba - Parana - Brasil
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I had a very good experience in this hotel. They are very close to downton and the room is nice. Breakfast is also good and they have a lot of space on the breakfast area. The breakfats is the same all over Holiday Inns hotels but at least there was a lady changing food and fruits all the time. The... More 

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Thank Gustavo B
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear Gustavo B, Thank you for posting a candid feedback from your recent stay with us. It is nice to know that you had a good experience at our hotel and you were able to appreciate the convenience of our location from downtown, the condition of our room, and our breakfast. However, I was concerned to see that you found... More 

Valencia, CA
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is not good. Spend a little more and go elsewhere. Extremely dated. 1970s carpet and finishings. Popcorn ceiling, just yuck in general. Lobby is nice and service seemed fine but definitely a two star hotel at best. Solvang too has changed, used to be a quick fun family getaway but now so disappointing...$20 tasting fees at wineries, a... More 

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Thank MelissaValencia_CA
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review

Dear MelissaValencia_CA, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased to note that you liked the nice lobby and level of service. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to provide not just good value, but comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. I appreciate you bringing your concerns... More 

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