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Holiday Inn Express Solvang

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1455 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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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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newport beach, ca
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
24 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have stayed here several times and while the room itself was comfortable and we slept well, there were some things that were not as good this time around. First, the shower was difficult to operate and the water did not drain. It simply has not been properly maintained. Also, the front office staff at check-out was brusque and lacking... More

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

Dear poggy2002, Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We are glad you felt the room was comfortable! Thank you for making us aware of training issues with the service at the front desk, we will take immediate actions to improve the customer service. I hope to see you again at our hotel! More

Westminster, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This hotel is located at the mouth of Solvang. It is not in the center of town, so you will avoid the noise of the people and car tourist traffic. Still, the hotel is within walking distance to all the shops and restaurant. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. They offer an excellent breakfast buffet. There really... More

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

Dear Diana Q, Thank you so much for your great review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the location, breakfast, the room as well as the amenities of our hotel. We look forward to accommodating you in the future. More

Newbury Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

After Christmas my family stayed at Holiday Inn Express while we enjoyed the Solvang Julefest! We love Solvang and have been many times. We chose Holiday Inn Express because they offer loft rooms, which we thought our girls would love -- and they did! They were absolutely delighted by the loft! The room was nice, but the services are pathetic.... More

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

Dear Brigidonthemove, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry we could not meet your expectations - we are taking your comments very seriously and will make necessary changes. We hope to be able to accommodate you better in the future. More

San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The staff indicated recent renovations, which seemed to focus on the exterior not the rooms. Although the loft seemed like a novel concept, the bed was only a couple of feet from the upstairs door, with the bathroom downstairs not convenient (but the bathroom looked updated the most). The cable for the upstairs TV was exposed and runs down the... More

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

Dear John T, Thank you for your review, we have taken your notes to improve the loft room. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to improve your impressions of our hotel. Thank you, More

San Jose
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I have passed by this motel several times in Solvang thinking it looked good from the outside and conveniently located. I finally had a chance to stay over a weekend. A shame it was not as accommodating as it appeared from the outside. My primary disappointment stems from the room location on the bottom level at street level. The location... More

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

Dear freeamac, I apologize on behalf of our team that we did not meet your expectations. I do appreciate your positive comments in regards to our friendly staff and nice looking exterior as well as our hot complimentary breakfast. We would like for you to give us another chance and for your next reservation please do ask for a room... More

Dudley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Have just returned from a tour of California with a well known coach touring company and this hotel was on tour tour. nice big bed. free breakfast was good plenty of choice. didn't swim but felt the pool and it was warm. hotel was at the start of the main street, nice easy walk through with places to eat, we... More

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

Dear Joe023, I appreciate taking your time to leave a review of your stay on Tripadvisor. It's always good to read positive feedback, thank you for commenting on our big bed, complimentary breakfast and on our location, we look forward to accommodating you in the future. More

Orinda, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nothing special about the place and at the high rate, we would expect something a bit more current or less kitchy. Solvang is a theme town for tourist shoppers and wine trailers. We stay here to see the motorcycle museum and to get a room near UCSB, otherwise we don't find much in the town. This hotel is clean and... More

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

Dear txmagca, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your postive feedback about our excellent location, cleanliness and sufficiency in parking. As a destination hotel our rates are very competitive especially on weekends. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Thank you, More

San Francisco
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The only reason I'm giving this Holiday Inn Express any stars at all is because the location is good and the staff were all so friendly and helpful and when all other places to stay were filled up, at least this place had a vacancy. It's been years since we stayed in such a rundown place that looks like they... More

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

Dear tapestries, We are disappointed to hear about your recent stay at our hotel. We are in the process of an uplift of our hotel. Hopefully by the time you visit us next time, you will be able to enjoy your stay with us. Thank you, More

Butte Valley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We booked our room last minute and had never been to Solvang before. Most other hotels were all booked. When we got into town we realized there were a few other hotels not listed on trip advisor that still had vacancies. We felt that, for the high price, the hotel was not worth it. It was clean enough, but quite... More

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

Dear UniquelyNordic, Thank you for leaving us a positive review on tripadvisor. We are sorry you felt the price was too high, on busy days in Solvang the prices may rise in the entire town. We still are glad you were able to enjoy the stay with us and hope to see you in the future. Thank you, More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I stayed here one night with my wife a 4-year old daughter on my way to San Diego. It was one of the few places with available rooms and I was glad we scored it. We had never been to Solvang and it turns out we were in for a treat. The hotel itself is very well kept. The room... More

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

Dear Devo1975, We appreciate your great 4 star review on Tripadvisor!! We are happy you found our rooms spacious and beds comfortable. It is a great hotel for families. We look forward for your family to visit us again! 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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