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“Quiet and quaint.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Solvang

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Holiday Inn Express Solvang
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quiet and quaint.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a quaint european style hotel in a town which has gone overboard to appear to be in Denmark.That doesnt worry me but strange to find in California.I stayed in room 215 which was clean,cosy and although facing the main street,was restfully quiet.Furniture was modern and the bathroom was clean and modern.An excellent breakfast is provided and the staff are very helpful.
Its only a short walk up a very slight rise to get to local shops,bars etc and the town isnt that big so you can see all around in a short time.Theres lots of specialty shops as the place is obviously developed as a tourist attraction.The local area seems to be rich in agriculture.
A nice hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KarlNarrabeen
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hello,

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You are right, Solvang is a quaint little Danish town right near the beautiful California Coastline.

I was also pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be clean and the staff helpful.

Please come back and visit us again real soon.

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Danish first
  • English first
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Highland, California
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149 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Stayed here for one night. Were given cookies upon check in. Parking was nice and elevators took us right up to our rooms. Had to use our keys several times to get to our rooms. Rooms were spacious and everything was quiet. Good location and will stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SergioVazquez
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hello,

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our rooms and cookies upon arrival..

We strive to make everyone's stay a happy memory.

Solvang it a terrific location and we are happy to be right in the beauty of it all.

Please come back to visit us soon!!

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not the best hotel we've ever stayed in, but it was OK for one night. Stairs up to most rooms and I did not notice any lifts. The outdoor pool is quite small, and in a very prominent location out front of the hotel, quite near the main road. A fair amount of traffic noise. The room itself was fine with good beds, wi-fi, flat-screen TV. The en-suite only had a fairly feeble shower, and the towels were thin & quite small. On the plus side, the (hot) breakfast was included, and it was a pretty decent affair with pancakes, eggs, toast, fresh fruit etc and somewhere to sit and eat it.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road are, obviously, quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Andy F
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Hello Andy,

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. I appreciate your likes and dislikes. I use these comments to improve in all areas. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the location, breakfast and beds. We do in fact have elevators located in each building.

Again, thank you and we value and respect all of our guest comments.

Sheri Kresky
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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Easy walk to amazing restaurants and shops with Danish architecture. Fantastic views out the back of a giant oak grove. Rooms are clean and the beds are Holiday Inn comfortable. Breakfast is the same at every HIE with powder eggs and cinnamon rolls plus fresh fruit.

Room Tip: Rooms 102 to 120 have great balconies on the even numbered side.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tc3trainer
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

I am happy you enjoyed our beds and breakfast. Solvang is very unique and has some amazing shops and sites.

Please come see us again in the future.

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky
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Brentwood, California, USA
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have to tell you I don't get impressed very easy but I had the chance to stay in this Holiday Inn very unique, when we arrived at this place looks magical like if you are in Europe with a beautiful Danish style park and houses and stores, all the homes looked like cookie houses. to make a long story short, you can walk just about anywhere, including shops, pizza, bars, Chinese food, and the people very nice and friendly at the hotel, the rooms very clean and the stay was very nice, I will come back here in two seconds, even my wife told me why don't we stay a little bit more so we can enjoy the hotel and the city, don't forget breakfast in the morning it is very delicious and the people are so friendly to help you get anything they can, overall you have to go there and see it for yourself, I wasn't expecting it to be this beautiful.

Room Tip: Any room will do because the Hotel it is so convenient in location and services.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Ely G
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay here and go to experience the fantastic food we have here in Solvang.

Please come back very soon!!

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky
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Chandler, Arizona
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167 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice big clean room. Typical of the chain. Had a lovely balcony that looked out into a wooded area. Walking distance to the quaint little shops. Just thoroughly enjoyed the quietness, the staff was helpful. Would go back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelisfun2011
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the room that overlooks the park area.

Please come back and see us soon!

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky
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Lillehammer, Norway
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Came to Solvang in the evening. Everything was closed so we decided to stay for the night to see this beautiful town the next day. Found this nice hotel in the center of the town. Very nice staff, nice and clean everywhere, big rooms, swimmingpool and danish rolls for breakfast. As norwegian we are not used to sweets for breakfast, but here it worked out very well concidering the surroundings. I would absolutely recommend this hotel!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank Siv672014
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear Lilliehammer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of our hotel, we most definitely appreciate the recognition.

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the swimming pool and our breakfast before taking in the town of Solvang.

I hope you had a wonderful time here in America and will come back again soon!

Thanks again,
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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