We ate their amazing Cinnamon Rolls and left the place feeling very smart. Actually the food is typical HI Express stuff. I agree with a previous reviewer that they should add a local twist to the menu. Otherwise it was an uneventful hotel experience - staff was nice and helpful. The beds, rooms and baths were as to be expected for an older hotel. This facility is a bit run down, but they try to keep it clean. Pool is small and we did not partake. The elevator is a scary experience - take the stairs.
The advantage is proximity - you can walk to Paula's Pancake House and many other shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Sort This Out Cellars was an entertaining wine tasting experience in town.
I would highly recommend you check out Los Olivos for either lunch or dinner. Andrew Murray pours a mean Syrach. Carthartt was a fun tasting room in Los Olivos that stays open late. The owner Mike will give you a generous pour, while he is drinking himself.
- 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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