Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 108
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dandytraveler Best value in the area
My friend and I stay here every year for our Del Mar races weekend. We can walk to the racetrack and avoid the parking lot headaches. Also, the hotel has been completely refurbished.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by natnatnoo Great Service, close to beach
We stayed here for 4 nights. It was within walking distance to beach and our 3 1/2 year old did it just fine. Bed was comfortable for us but the single bed needs to be updated. Thank goodness I had our foam to add to that mattress in order for the bed to be comfy otherwise without the foam you are sleeping on springs. The patio was nice to have- it allowed us to dry shoes and swim suits etc.
The bathroom door kept closing on its own and it slammed hard- so watch out about tiny hands getting slammed. Other than the door, the bathroom was fine. They give you shampoo etc. The towels were clean and fluffy.
There's only a few restaurants within walking distance if you have small children- unlike the tons of restaurants within walking distance that the staff said. However in my opion there were very few options even driving wise. This is not your typical strand beach where there are tons of options for food. Most food places near hotel serve breakfast and lunch only- What about dinner?? Do people not eat dinner?? hmmm. There were quite a few Italian restuarants. We like Italian but not for every meal.
Don't expect much from the pool/hot tub area- its really small. We went once to check it out and well that's all we did. Not enough chairs/tables or room to walk around. We spent most of the time on the beach. Really nice beach and never encountered thousands of people like we did in La Jolla. Small town feel for Solana Beach. Overall this hotel provided what we wanted to do- beach beach beach. The staff is super nice all the time- so thank you.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lovethecoast!! Super Hotel
We were looking for an economical hotel in the Del Mar/Solano Beach area to catch a couple days of the Del Mar Horsetrack summer meet. This place was perfect. Walking distance from several restaurants and a nice clean, quiet hotel. Great AC, TV, internet all worked fine. So no complaints and we are planning on coming back in November to do it again!!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 90th birthday great stay in Solana Beach California
We were able to walk to the beaches and to the race track. We walked around Solana Beach and there are several restaurants close by. Parking was free a nice bonus Thank-You
August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WHOSTOLEINDYWEEKEND? GREAT SERVICE!
FOR MORE THAN A DECADE OF VISITS THIS PLACE IS ALWAYS IMPRESSIVE!!!
A GOOD "HOME BASE" FOR WHERE EVER YOU ARE WORKING OR PLAYING IN WESTERN SAN DIEGO CO.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmer25 Excellent hotel
Always enjoy the friendliness of the staff and comfortable accommodations. I always stay here when traveling for work or leisure.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie1952 comfortable bed, great service, excellent location
comfortable bed, clean room, great location, very pleasant and helpful staff
August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Iris55 A little pricey but a great place to stay!
This property is a bit older but it is clean and has been updated a bit.
The best thing about the HIE at Solana Beach is the closeness to the beach and to the Polo grounds where our son was playing soccer.
The second best thing was the friendly and helpful staff at the hotel. Everyone we encountered -- the front desk staff, cleaning people and maintenance team went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating to us. It was a pleasure to have such a high level of customer service! Kudos to all the staff!
My son enjoyed the cookies available each evening and the variety of foods in the breakfast room. We were grateful for the laundry facilities so we could wash dirty soccer uniforms during our stay.
Although it is older and the price seemed to be a bit steep, I am sure it was because of the proximity to the beach (about a five minute walk!) and the overall costs in the area. We were very happy with our stay here and I can easily see returning here another time. .
August 8, 2014