If you've ever stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, you'll know what to expect here. And, overall, I would say this is a slightly-above average Holiday Inn. The place is attractive to look at (they have some faux Danish architecture outside), and my room was large and in good shape. The hotel is somewhat unusually laid out, but it's no real problem getting from the parking garage to the lobby and to your room.
As Platinum PriorityClub members, we stayed on points (reasonable at 15,000) and received a nice room upgrade. So there's no way we could possibly complain. But if you're not using points and paying cash money, you should probably consider one of the more local hotels. While the location is very convenient to seeing the town, there's nothing really "Danish" about this hotel; it's basically a chain cookie-cutter motel. For example, the breakfast is like every other Holiday Inn Express breakfast in America (which isn't bad; if you don't stay at these hotels regularly, you'll probably like the pancake machine and overall decent breakfast selections). But are you going to Solvang to stay at a typical chain motel? If not, I'd suggest seeing what else is available at a reasonable price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Solvang Hotel Solvang