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“Nice property, decent location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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Holiday Inn Express Solvang
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2915   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice property, decent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I stayed as part of a wedding I was attending, with a good negotiated group rate under $150. I checked out various options for other dates and noticed some over $200. My expectations and review are based on what I paid. It was a nice hotel in a decent location. Elevators for those of us who need them. Good parking. A decent free breakfast, not just bread items like some places. I did not price compare with other hotels in Solvang, so do not know how this compares to others in this really cute little town.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank SuzanneCA84
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Kamesh N, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear SuzanneCA84,

Thank you for your great review of our hotel. We are glad you were able to receive a good wedding group discount and had a good time. Hopefully when you come to our area again you will choose our hotel again!

Lisa Walter
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The location is great. Central to all the restaurants, shops and tasting rooms in solvang and a short drive from major vineyards in the area. Hotel was clean and had everything we needed. Not fancy, but just fine. As a plus, we had a room on the back side of the property with a huge deck.

Room Tip: Request a room on the back of property with a large deck. Pretty wooded view and tons of stars at n...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank heather b
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Kamesh N, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear heather b,

Thanks for staying with us and for the great review. We hope to accommodate you again when you return to the area in the future.

Lisa Walter
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Corona del Mar, California
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139 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very helpful staff, just spent one night. Can walk to town from here. Quiet, free breakfast. Room had 2floors, 3 queen size beds, but only 1 bathroom, so you can save $$ with this if you have many, but wait for the bathroom. Ask at front desk about this kind of room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank JeffBransford
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Kamesh N, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear JeffBransford,

Thanks for staying with us, and for the great review. It's nice to hear that the location was ideal and that you enjoyed our Three Queen Loft Suite, it is a great room for larger parties or families. If you return to the area in the future, please consider staying with us again.

Thank you,
Lisa Walter
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Los Angeles, California USA
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed two nights in early October 2012.

The room prices were in the $200+ price range. So this is pricey for a Holiday Inn Express.
Our expectations for this price range will be different than that of a $150 per night room.

Check in was slow and inefficient. I can get past that...it wasn't terribly inconvenient but you immediately knew that your $200+ value wasn't going to be that. It just showed right at check-in.

The rooms were VERY basic. Absolutely nothing to write home about. They were clean, and the property does seem well kept. But...shouldn't you have that expectation of any Holiday Inn?
That being said however, the rooms did not reflect the $200+ price point they were charging.

The hotel is FAIRLY conveneint to downtown Solvang. It is at the end of the Solvang area (one of that last motels that is fairly convenient). You could do better with another boutique motel that is much more central to downtown Solvang. If you stay here....BE PREPARED TO DO SOME WALKING.

A good thing however...was that the motel was located across the street from a small mini-market/liquor store. Thus, you could purchase some basic snacks and avoid the vending machines.

I don't want to give this motel a bad review....nor do I think it rises to the level of a great review. Thus, another average review for another average motel.

Solvang is fun however, and I do want to reiterate that this did not spoil our Solvang experience.

Room Tip: Get an upper level room. The rooms on the 100 level don't really give you much of a view of any...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CTSLA
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Kamesh N, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear CTSLA,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review about the hotel.
We feel the price was a very competitive due to the demand on October weekends.
We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during check-in, management will
take action to increase the speed of check-in. We hope to be your preferred hotel for any future trips to the area.
Thank you,
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Toronto
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89 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

we booked via hotwire, and when we first drove into Solvang, we thought we'd entered the Twilight Zone, VERY COOL place!!....and a great overnight stop on the way to Hearst Castle. The drive up 154 was....nail biting!!!!..... but when we arrived, the staff were great. the room was clean and well appointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank stephaniefromcanada
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Kamesh N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear stephaniefromcanada,

We are glad you had a great time, allthough you had to go through a nailbiting drive
through the mountains on 154.

We are extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you,
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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

stayed there in Sept 2012 for 2 nights , clean, large room with massive bed !! good security on doors, nice staff, just on edge of Solvang, lovely Danish town well worth a visit , parking free and lift to all floors , room we had was disabled friendly and was good value in an expensive area

Room Tip: rooms on rear are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank BazT831530
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Kamesh N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear BazT831530,

Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express - we are glad that you feel that your stay
was a great value for the area. We are honored that you enjoyed your stay and that you recognize the entire staff. We look forward to seeing you in Solvang again.

We appreciate your business.
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USA
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146 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

After reading some of the reviews about the hotel we were really concerned but had a very good experience overall.

We travelled as a group of 7 adults and had booked 2 Queen Loft Suites. We were in rooms 237 and 238. The rooms were a really good size with 3 Queen beds in each suite and a loft. Rm 238 had a balcony facing the back tree area and 237 faced the front street and did not have a balcony. The bathrooms were a good size and clean although the bathtubs had some rust spots.

There is a small swimming pool and jacuzzi on the grounds. The hotel is quite large and is split in 3 bldgs with underground complimentary parking. The daily breakfast is quite sumptous and has pancakes, fruit, eggs, sausages, yogurt, cereals and of course juices/coffee/tea. The hotel is on Mission St a short walk from restaurants, markets, the main square and shops. The weather late september was gorgeous.

The hotel is central to visit wineries in the Santa Ynez and Los Olivos areas. I would recommend this hotel if you are visiting Solvang and the Santa Ynez valley area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the back area since they have balconies and more privacy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Texas06
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Kamesh N, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Texas06,

Thank you for your outstanding and detailed review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our loft rooms. They are great for larger families and a good value.
We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast with all our signature items of Holiday Inn Express.

Looking forward to seeing you, we appreciate your business.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Solvang
Address: 1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2915
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solvang 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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