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Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Solomons
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Chartered a boat in Solomons and the Hilton garden inn was full, so we stayed at the holiday inn. The hotel is old and outdated. It looks like the building has been converted from something else. It was a weekend stay and the shuttle service was not available. We tried to call a cab but then we were told it would be a $35 surcharge just to get a cab to the hotel. The restaurant on site has bad service. After waiting 10 minutes for the hostess to seat us for breakfast we left to go eat somewhere else. The staff gave us the wrong receipt when checking out which caused confusion. Overall a bad experience. We will avoid this hotel at all costs.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your review of our property. I certainly apologize that you were not satisfied with your stay. The Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina was opened in 1987 and is set in a more traditional design with a completely brick exterior. Our property has always been part of the Holiday Inn system and have gone though many renovations over that span. The most recent room renovations completed at the beginning of 2012. It is concerning to hear your transportation experience as we do have local electric shuttle vendor that operates during peak times and will certainly look to locate any other opportunities as it relates to transportation to our guest. We will work with our hostess team in Isaac’s restaurant to get our guests seated as soon as possible. Again I apologize and it is our hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, GM

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

The hotel is hidden behind a somewhat seedy looking strip mall so my first impression was not the best. However, once we drove behind the storefronts the road opened up to a large parking lot. The reception desk is along the long hallway inside that separates the conference facilities and restaurant from the rooms. The outdoor pool sits in between and you can see it from the large windows that line the hallway. Check in was quick and efficient. My request for high floor was honored, but I was in the back of the hotel so the view was disappointing since the window overlooked a dumpster area with the marina within view but at some distance. There was no balcony. The room was clean, smelled good, had a microwave, larger hotel fridge, and flat screen HD tv with cable channels. Reception was good. The bathroom was very clean and the bath products were from Bath and Body Works. The toilet paper was ultra cheap and the facial tissues had not been restocked. The bottom sheets on the bed did not fit well and kept sliding off the mattress. The mattress was comfortable otherwise. Breakfast was adequate with limited hot selections, cereal, yogurt, toast, muffins, juices, fruit, coffee, and tea. The setup was odd, however. We helped ourselves to the buffet which is setup as you come in the door after we were greeted with no other instruction. I had to ask when I couldn't find coffee or tea and was then told to have a seat and the wait staff would serve hot drinks. Once we sat with our food the waitress took my order for tea and returned with tea in a styrofoam cup. I found it awkward that I couldn't just help myself. The buffet closes at 9 am, which seemed early since we had been out late the night before and had slept in til 8:30. I was okay with that until I left the restaurant and stopped to get fresh coffee in the lobby and found that the coffee cart was packed up at 9 am as well. The pool was great... Quite large and clean. The lifeguard did start to hint around that closing time was 9 pm (by using a friend in the pool to ask loudly several times when the pool was closing and the lifequard responding). Overall, the staff was friendly and the facilities were clean but nothing stood out as above average considering the price.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your review of our property and your stay. Your comments and suggestions allow us to view our operation from our guests view. I thought you might interested to know that a large part of the strip mall area in front of the hotel is currently being re developed as a county library. We will certainly continue to look at all of breakfast offerings to bring the best products and services available to our guests. Your suggestion of guests being able to serve themselves coffee is a good one. I would suggest on your next visit to request a room ending in 88. They are at the end of our south wing and provide wonderful views of Back Creek. Again Thank you and we look forward to your next visit. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, GM

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We are planning our Commitment ceremony and Shannon Shultz has been very helpful. I believe this is the first ceremony of this type and the staff seems to be very accomadating. Looking forward to the big day 4 aug 2012.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Thank for your kind words in your recent review. Our entire team looks forward to your upcoming commitment ceremony and appreciate that you have chosen the Holiday Inn Solomon’s Conference Center and Marina. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Right on the water. Large rooms, Marina just outside your door. Staff cannot help enough.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Thank you for your positive review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina. Our Team strives to exceed our guest’s expectations and appreciate when it is recognized. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manger

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We lost power during the storm and my family and I evacuated to the Holiday Inn Solomons. They welcomed us with open arms and gave us a very good rate, even though we were one of the last to get a room -- The room was clean and spacious -- we all slept well and even though the hotel was sold out it was very quiet.

The pool is the biggest and nicest that I've ever seen at a hotel. The kids loved swiming. My wife loved the wait staff from the hotel restaraunt staff -- the drinks were cold and the food was delicious! Very reasonable prices as well.

Holiday Inn Solomons is a must stay and the best hotel in Southern Maryland!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Thank you very much for your kind words in reference to your recent stay with us. Our entire team appreciates the fact that you called us “the best hotel in Southern Maryland”. Our team strives each day to make this possible and will be ecstatic to hear this from our guests. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

I have stayed here several times previously. Always a good experience. This time was because of the storm on June 29. I was there for two nights and everyone went out their way to make sure the guests had everything they needed. I have never had a bad experience and this time was no exception. I had a waterview with a kingsize bed at the end of the corridor. Very quiet and very private.

The General Manager and his staff did a great job on a short notice to accomodate those of us without power in our homes, and gave us a mini-vacation for couple of days

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Your recent review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina is greatly appreciated. While we certainly wish it was under better circumstances, we are glad we could help and look forward to your return when it is a leisure visit. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manger

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed with my kids at this hotel in June 2012. We also stayed here last year. My kids LOVE the pool. It is big and most of the time rather empty. It is one of the nicest at any hotel I have stayed. The rooms were clean. I thought the bed was too soft. It gave me a backache and I didnt sleep very well. I think it had a pillowtop and that just made it too soft. We had a nice balcony. The marina is very pretty and a nice view of this was from the room.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2012

Thank you for the great review of your recent stat at the Holiday Inn Solomon’s Conference Center and Marina. With so many choices we appreciate you chose us for your stay with your family. We look forward to your return next year. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manger

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Address: 155 Holiday Dr, Solomons, MD 20688-3150
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Location: United States > Maryland > Calvert County > Solomons
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Solomons
Price Range: $108 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find comfort & modern luxury at one of the most suitable locations in Solomons. Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina. Positioned on Back Creek of the Patuxent River with its Naval Air Station, Wildlife Reserve & adjacent to Chesapeake Bay. A scenic one-hour drive from Washington, D.C. & Annapolis. Just 10 minutes from St. Mary's Airport, while Baltimore Washington International & Reagan National are both within a 90-minute drive. Walking distance to Calvert Marine Museum, Annmarie Gardens, & Spectacular Solomons Island Boardwalk. Just a short drive to State Parks, Historical Sites, & Lighthouse adventures.The Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina is ideal for business & leisure travelers, featuring newly renovated spacious & decorative guest rooms & suites. You'll have room to work, relax & make the most of your day. Amenities such as high-speed Internet, work center, plush towels & luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night & every day starts right. Dip in our outdoor Jr. Olympic size pool (seasonal), sip at the Outdoor Marina Side Bar with access to Solomons Harbor Marina. Enjoy tennis & a fully equipped renovated fitness center. Meeting & Banquet facilities offer over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space that enhances business & social functions from small meetings or intimate dinners to weddings. When it's time to dine, enjoy an adventure at Isaac's Restaurant & Pub. The best is waiting for you at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina. ... more   less 
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