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Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Reviewed February 27, 2010

the one good thing about this hotel was it was right next to the beach. I would recommend it if you want to spend most of your time on the beach.

Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
Thank AmyNitrate
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

I got this hotel on Hotwire and wasn't very happy when I learned it was a Holiday Inn Express, a chain I had never used, but we were actually delighted with the hotel and saved a ton of money because of the free parking (we usually pay between $15-$23 per day in San Diego) and free breakfast (usually about $30 per day for the two of us). It is pretty utilitarian, but the bedroom is fine and the bathroom is a little institutional but functional. The staff was very helpful - in fact, one of the managers at the desk printed boarding passes for us! The breakfast room attendant was one of the best workers I have ever seen. He was constantly moving around and doing what needed to be done so no one was every waiting for anything. He was always very cheerful, also.

The neighborhood can't be beat. We love Solana Beach but parking can be a problem. Enter the free parking at Holiday Inn Express! It's only a short walk to the beach, shops and interesting restaurants, including an Italian restaurant/wine bar right next door.

We'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank shario
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

I've stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Solana Beach 4 years in a row, always in January to attend a particular workshop. It's like coming home - the staff is the same, and I am always greeted with a smile from Paul, and a "welcome back". Parking is great, it's handicap accessible, and breakfast in the dining room is bright and cheerful. The employees here definitely enjoy their jobs - and it shows.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank JoyfulBeader
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

Hotel was gross, our non-smoking room constantly smelled of smoke, when I complained they told me that it happens, the smoke comes through the vents. Then there was the fire alarm that forced us to stand outside in the cold for two hours. Not awesome.

Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
Thank yzazz
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

location was brilliant, wonderful restuarants close by, exceptional service, clean rooms , great breakfast

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank holly2479
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

My husband and I had stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Solana Beach...we liked the location and loved the breakfast. We chose it again this year, we were especially happy because they advertised access to the internet/Wii....great, because we now had a laptop. We spent about 2 hours each day trying to access the internet. We were told by a tech (the hotel suggested) that the hotel did not have the capability to get us on the internet. I teach an online class, and had planned an hour or two a day to keep up with the class. I was pretty stressed out about this. The manager took $18 off of our $548 bill for our inability to access the internet. Needless to say, we have booked other accommodations for next year. We were very disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank barbjimkam
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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2009

we have updated & enhanced our internet provider & system. We also have tech support 24 hr. We have not had any complains since oct 2009.

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Reviewed July 18, 2009

We stayed here to meet for the weekend at a nearby beach with friends and family. This economical hotel was perfect for our family (including a 4 and 6 year old). All parking is close to the hotel elevator. Free hot breakfast is definately an advantage (do not expect gourmet here...the food does its job though!) . Eggs, bacon, sausage, hot cinnamon rolls (get these when you see them, I do not think they replenish these!), variety of breads to pop in the toaster yourself, yoplait yogurt, coffee, tea, juice, 4 kinds of cereal make up this breakfast in a clean, great room next to the pool. The pool area is basic, but very clean. Our children were just ecstatic to have a pool. The hallways and lobby look a bit worn, but our room was sparkling clean. We were very pleased, or course, this is where our children would mostly be. The large refrigerator and microwave oven in the room was very handy for lunches and snacks in the room. We packed a cooler with food and drink from home and it all fit with room to spare in the fridge. We had a balcony that was safe for the children to go out on, but the view was someone's backyard. We did not mind because we did not need the view. If you are concerned to have a nice view, try to book a room near the front of the hotel near the highway or overlooking the pool. We could hear the tv next door easily in the evening, but it did not affect our sleep. This was generally a quiet hotel. So, if you are looking for convenience, economy and do not need frills, this hotel is a nice place to stay.
*Note: We met family for two days at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. It took about 10 minutes driving north on Coast Highway (hotel is located on this street). This is a great beach for families. There is a great, shaded playground near the parking lot and near the bathrooms/ showers and snack bar. The beach is a nice size and very enjoyable! I do not know what the beach was like near the hotel, we never made it there!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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4  Thank mmm10
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar

Address: 621 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
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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: $89 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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