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Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
San Francisco, California
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364 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great to go to the Belly Up”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

we stayed here overnight because we were going to see a band at the very
nearby Belly Up Club and wanted to be walkable! nice area. nice staff all very easy.
bathroom a little out dated but otherwise good stay!

Room Tip: our balcony was above the car detail shop a little loud in morning
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

My family and I had the privilege of finding this great hotel at an awesome price through Hotwire. This place turned out to be an unexpected pleasure! The staff were extremely pleasant. The breakfast was pretty good and plentiful. The room was on the 3rd floor. It was very clean and modern. The HD TV was a hit! It was very quiet and restful! We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for 6days during our spring break trip w the kids.
The hotel is 10min walk from Solana beach and a small boutique walkway where we spent one day. We picked the hotel for its proximity to the Northern Beaches, and a friend we were visiting. The hotel is close to a highway that takes to to most of the family attractions (zoo, sea world, leho land etc) in less than 30mins. Within 10 min walk to local restaurants and 10min drive to most restaurants.
The included breakfast was the other reason for picking this place, open till 10am, and great way for a family of 5 to start the day. After 3 days, you do get a bit tired of the variety though.
The rooms were the biggest I've seen, with 2 queens and a queen sized pull out sofa, you could comfortably fit a family of 6.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Their business center comprises of a small cubby with 1 computer that is quite slow, and prints out to the front desk. It did come in handy though as I was able to print out discounted online coupons to Sea world (saved $80).
The wi fi is supposed to be free, but we got intermittent connections from our room. We got great connection in the breakfast hall though, so you should consider a room close to this area if you want wi fi.
Our room was in back at end of hall, which was quiet until someone occupied the room next door, and then we could hear the TV and conversations.
The laundry is on the second floor, at the end of the hall (inconvenient location), but takes quarters.
The outdoor pool is heated (was always warm) and was not busy while we stayed there so my kids had a great time. The pool however is small (max 15 people), so may get busy during peak season (but then CA has so many great beaches that I don't think a hotel pool is high priority)
All in all a good stay.

Room Tip: higher floors have less noise
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

It was one of the best hotel I stayed in a very long time. Hotel is in excellent condition, interiors furniture are new and up to date. Break fast had many good varieties, Staff was great and location was awesome. The whole experience front check in to check out was quick & efficient. I was made to feel welcome & will surely go back.

Room Tip: Third level with bacony
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I recently stayed six nights in the hotel while on business. The rooms are large, clean and nicely furnished. I especially liked having a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker as well as a nicely lit table and comfortable chair for a work space. The WIFI is reliable and free as is the parking. Even though I was there on a busy Easter weekend, parking spaces were always available. There are several mid-range restaurants within walking distance and as noted by other reviewers there is a public beach access nearby via a set of stairs - a real workout; however, by walking several blocks north (or driving) one can access the beach easily through the city park without dealing with the stairs at the beach access to the south of the Holiday Inn Express. The pool and hot tub are a great feature for families or other travelers. The breakfast offers variety and room in which it is served is sunny and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Riverside, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

This hotel is very nicely situated about a mile from the Del Mar horse park, which is where I was traveling to for 2 days. This was the lowest price in the area per night, and they also offer free parking, and a free breakfast. If you are concerned about money this is the hotel to stay at, and the breakfast was really good, they even have a pancake machine :). I would definitely reccomend this hotel for anyone needing a place to stay in the Solana Beach/Del Mar area!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stayed in the newly remodeledrooms & we had a very comfortable stay,the rooms were spacious& clean. We enjoyed the breakfast especially the pancakes. The staff was very helpful & friendly. The beach was easy to access.We would recommend this place to many families.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar
Address: 621 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Solana Beach, Del Mar is perfect for every aspect a guest would stay for! It's a beautiful city with access to almost anything you are may be looking you. Its well known for its beach, where you can relax or take a nice jog, which is just walking distance from the hotel. There are many local attractions that aren't far: Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, and many more. Not only is the city itself a beautiful location, but The Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers 80 spacious rooms. Each room features a private balcony, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and many more attributes! To make your stay even better, we offer complimentary breakfast, and a relaxing Pool and Jacuzzi. Efficiency is key to many guests, we have free Wi-Fi and many delicious restaurants that are close as a block away. If you are coming for business, relaxation, excitement or just for simple fun, we are here to make this stay special. Our friendly staff will always be happy to help to make your stay unique and memorable. ... more   less 
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