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Review of Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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Holiday Inn Express Solvang
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Better than we expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on a road trip as a family.

The room was big and clean. Unlike the carpets walking up from the car park which only needed a clean and would be ok, also not a first good impression.

The breakfast was ok but we didn't have the hot food as it looked a little dry but there were the options instead.

It was what was required for an overnight stay a clean comfy bed and something to eat the next morning before we moved on to our next destination.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank hartleypets
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Hartley Pets,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel. We are in the process of doing improvements to the hotel and replacing the carpet you mentioned is on that list. I am sorry to hear the breakfast looked a bit dry. I will share this with our kitchen staff and set forth a plan to eliminate.

Again thank you very much,
Sheri Kresky
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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950 reviews
404 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Location. Very good. Walking distance to everything
Reception. Friendly and helpful. Looked up my member number and acknowledged my status by upgrading me to a room with a view.
Breakfast Very good for the rate
Room-Large well appointed with big balcony. It was great to just buy a Sandwich and dine al fresco.
Light for reading –Very Good
Bed –Two queen size with lots of different pillows. Comfortable
Air Conditioning-Heater. Terribly noisy.
Wi-Fi- Good, a tiny bit slow
TV- Very nice size modern
Refrigerator. Yes, new and clean, quiet
Room for bags. Very Good
Tea Kettle or coffee maker. Yes
Bathroom. Sink separate from toilet shower. Very Good
Shower pressure. Good
Cloths line. No, but many places to hang things
Safety bar in bathroom. Yes
Towels. Nice and Clean
Amenities –Very Good- make-up remover, conditioner, shampoo, lotion, shower cap.
Hair dryer. Wall but good
Full length mirror. Yes
Makeup mirror. No
Parking. Plenty and free
Laundry- No self help
Iron and ironing board- yes
Complimentary bottle water or points

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are nice, but the view will soon be marred by house construction. Still nice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Starviagera
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Hello Starvigera,

Wow, thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a detailed review.

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Al Fresco is a fantastic place to eat.

I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Thanks again,
Sheri Kresky
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Orlando, Florida
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181 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a very nice hotel. It is clean, conveniently located to the downtown and restaurants and has adequate parking below the hotel. Our room was clean, the hotel was quiet and the service was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was similar to what is served in Holiday Inn Express everywhere and was served in a clean room. If you are looking for a destination property this is not it, but if you are looking for someplace convenient, clean, and quiet this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Man_from_Dola
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear DonM52,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel. We take pride in our hotel and always do our very best to provide a clean hotel with excellent service. I am very happy that you took notice to this and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Again, thank you.

Sheri Kresky
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Elkridge, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

i could not ask for a better place to stay! the room was clean, beds were comfortable service was excellent, best of all was the way in which Sheri Kresky the GM handled all of our needs she was so friendly and willing to accomadate us with all our special requests, which made our stay special...thank you Sheri!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank lorenza98
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Lorenza,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your review.
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon.
Again, thank you.
Sheri Kresky
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Laguna Beach, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights here and we could not have been more pleased with the rooms, service and staff. Although not located in the middle of town, we were able to walk anywhere within minutes. Would not recommend staying on highway side of road. Also Rm 222 was noisy as it was near the 'key door' where people entered at all times of the night. Breakfast is included although we opted to eat in the local restaurants. The view from the balcony overlooking the terrain was gorgeous. We will definitely go back and stay there again!

Stayed May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Blynn B
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will return again.
Again thank you very much.
Sheri Kresky
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

The rooms were adequate and clean. The beds were comfortable. We had an upstairs room which was fine. The main hotel block was in another building and appeared more modern. Breakfast was very good. The waffle maker was a bit of a puzzle!! There were plenty of places nearby to eat in the evening.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank travelsearchagain
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review, it is so helpful to us when our guest let us know how we are doing.

If I may assist you with any further travel needs, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thanks again,
Sheri Kresky
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Brea, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was a big disappointment. The rooms are old and worn out. We had two rooms and both rooms had an undesirable smell to them one smelled like heavy cleaning products and the other smell really bad. The bathtub was rusted and dirty and worn. The beds were springy and lacked a warm blanket. I just felt like i was in a dirty room. The outside of the hotel is old and worn and the elevator was a bit scary to get into. I have to say that the staff was nice and it was in a good location but i would NEVER ever stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank s l
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Dear Brea,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I sincerely apologize for the problems you encountered. As the new GM at this property, I take these matters very serious and can assure you we are in the process of making some positive changes here at the Holiday Inn Express-Solvang.
I do hope that you reconsider your opinion of the hotel and let us accommodate you on any future travels to Solvang, CA.

Again, thank you and please feel free to contact me with any further concerns.

Sincerely,
Sheri Kresky
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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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