I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach primarily because our usual hotel in the area - the Courtyard Marriott - was full.
I arrived quite late, and my first impression was that the entrance of the hotel was understated, and a bit small. Once inside however, the lobby has been nicely modernized. Check in was ok, and the parking area was sufficient.
My room was on the top floor, with a view of the parking lot. The furnishings are somewhat modern, and in good shape. The bathroom was ok - but one thing stood out - a large hole in the sink faucet. Bathtub fixtures were recently upgraded.
The hallways of the hotel are being updated, as are many other parts of the building. The elevator interior could use some work - it wasn't terribly esthetic and was quite scratched. When renovations are done, I'm sure it will be quite decent. It is still currently a bit rough around the edges though.
The attitude of day and evening staff however go a long way to make up for any aesthetic shortcomings. Staff were attentive and very friendly, and genuinely seemed to care about me and my stay.
The verdict? This hotel is comfortable, reasonably priced for the area and the staff is great. A bit rough around the edges, but I can see how improvements will have this hotel rate only higher in the future.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
- Holiday Inn Solana Beach
- Solana Beach Holiday Inn