Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 57
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brother63 DECENT hotel
Many small problems...some their responsibilities, some not. Theirs - room didn't smell clean, hallways missing many light fixtures, vending machines not vending. NOT theirs - HORRIBLE Cab service (from their recommended vendor), View obstructed by Fumigation West of hotel (looked like the circus was in town). I cannot stress enough that this hotel is decent. I didn't feel very smart after staying at this Holiday Inn Express....felt a little dumber for not staying elsewhere.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KB1sweetheart I will come back
This hotel is great. It's economically priced. Walking distance to beach & restaurants. Great for a weekend getaway.
October 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LA55 Caters to groups
Our group stays here each year. The staff is very accommodating. The breakfast room is just right for an catered dinner.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carol337 Great location, great service
The location is great for our needs, and we have stayed several times. The renovation is nice in the lobby and breakfast area. Just a little disappointed in the guest rooms. The baths need to be done in the rooms we stayed in ( we broke our 10 day stay up, so had two different rooms). Screen door off track and drapes quite shabby! This is something that should be easy to care for. Actual rooms nice, beds great and clean!! Stay again: Yes, as I am sure things will taken care of.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrammieJo Mrs.
I wanted to thank the staff at Solano Beach Holiday Inn Express for their help and friendliness, especially "Jess" who worked the front desk on 9/22. She figured out my driving route via Hwy 1 back to the Sacramento area.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LA55 Always Satisfied
We stay at this location each year for a club annual event.
Paul and the staff are always very accommodating to our needs to make sure we enjoy our stay. The decor is very nice and modern.
It is located near the train station and many shops and restaurants.
September 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Clj73 Disappointing Facility
Breakfast staff and front desk staff excellent! We have been pleased with previous stays at other Holiday Inn Express. This facility was a big disappointment due to room appearance ( doors scratched, loose carpet at walls, plugs not working, floor not vacuumed in closet alcove, large worn spot on balcony, etc)! The rooms need a major updating!
Location good, nice free underground parking.
Would not stay here again or recommend to anyone.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mountainpatty Great location
Excellent location--easy access to fun activities and restaraunts. Can't wait to come back!!
August 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sbca1 A little rough around the edges
We have been coming to this property for many years and really like it but....The rooms need attention. It is just little things like missing (caffeinated) coffee\ clean coffee pot in the room, haphazard repairs\ renovations, lots of smoking in the rooms( by the smell in the hallway) a locked pool area (which is a nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee after breakfast) make it just not the place it used to be.
My hope is they are working on the renovations and we just happened to stay there in one of the rougher rooms.
Additionally, I prefer to book through the hotel website but this time they charged for the trip in full at the time of booking. It must have been in the fine print and I may be out of touch with how hotels are being run now but i just have not seen that before in "nicer" hotels. Holding a deposit seems fair but to charge in full seemed to smack of desperation....
August 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dandytraveler Good location; good value
This hotel is a good value. It is also within walking distance of the racetrack and several restaurants. The exercise bike didn't work. The bathtub drain is difficult to use. The bed sheets were rumpled. If a hotel chooses not to use bedspreads (which is fine by me), the sheets should look crisp (ironed) and clean. TV channel selection is poor.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Immigrant97 HI Del Mar clean hotel to just spend the night
Nice and clean, unfortunately no means to enjoy the outside. No chairs on balcony, no porch or outside area to relax...if you look for a clean hotel to just spend the night this is perfect...high priced for that though
August 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Neelhtak Not bad, but......
We stay at HIE's quite often and will continue because we've always felt they were a great value. Clean, comfortable, good service and friendly staff. The management, or whoever would make this decision should really invest in pillows, towels, and doing things like replacing rusty toilet tissue holders. Also, replace or at the very least, shampoo the carpets in the hallways. I am sure the room was clean but it didn't "feel" clean because of the very dingy towels and lumpy pillows. I read that this hotel underwent some renovations but apparently our room wasn't one included.
August 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kylesdad Friendly Staff & Nice Area
The hotel staff were very friendly from the staff at the front desk to the housekeeping and the breakfast staff. The outside of the hotel and the front desk/common areas are all nicely updated. The room could use some updating and the towels and sheets seemed a bit worn. The hair dryer was missing from our room but was replaced the next day when we mentioned it at the front desk. We had to request additional towels on our second night since they didn't stock enough in the room for 4 people, but they arrived quickly. I'll never understand why a room for 4 only has 3 wash cloths but this seems to be the norm at many different hotels. The area the hotel is in is wonderful and there are plenty of beaches in close proximity. The view from our room isn't anything to write home about but we weren't in our room enough to need a good view so that didn't matter to us.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martyjill Great Value and Service
The room was comfortable, the breakfast was good, and the service was excellent. Brenda was very helpful.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dan1G Overpriced because of Races
The hotel is overpriced because of the racetrack. Only one elevator and it is slow. Breakfast is OK and normal. It is in a great location and easy to walk to places.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OrangeShirt Great Choice
I was planning a day at Legoland and a day at Sea World with the wife and 2 kids. This location was perfect. It was a 10-15 minute drive to either location. The property was clean and well cared for and the staff was great. The price was decent, and the breakfast was suprisingly good with plenty of seats and tables. The neighborhood is nice, and it is pretty close to the beach (although we didn't go to the beach on this trip).
The only real issues I can complain about are: 1) a couple of times I could hear people running around upstairs, but not too bad, 2) the pillows were a little lumpy, and 3) for some reason the TV kept cutting out. It would just sorta reset, go black for 2-3 seconds then pop right back on. We weren't in the room long enough for it to get annoying.
I highly recommend this if you want to plan a trip with the kids to Legoland and Sea World.
August 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Aliceq Not what I expected
Stayed in this location for 3 nites with my family, I was told by customer service that it was remodeled recently, however I began to question that when I saw our room. As we entered our room and turned the lights on the bathroom and there was a long piece of hair on the toilet and hair in the sink bowl, the toilet paper holder was corroded, bathroom was quite small and the floor tile was old and bath tub was old and did not look clean. There are no views of anything, our room faced a parking lot and a building, there was a small balcony with no chairs, breakfast was typical of other HIX That we have stayed in, not enough chairs and tables, so go early or go later. We arrived at later in the evening and no parking spaces left so we parked on a handicap space with the hotels permission of course. Went to the front desk one evening and the gentleman behind the counter was eating takeout and wasn't pleased to be interrupted when I asked for an extra ice bucket, the front desk smelled of food, not very professional. Never again.
August 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bennie2 Wonderful holiday
The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean; walk-on patio; close to the spacious lounge; courteous staff; walking distance to the beach; extremely close to local transportation and rental car facility; satisfying breakfast; and very nice vacation spot.
August 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jzzz13 Wouldn't recommend
The front desk person, upon check in, was extremely inconsiderate and non apologetic as we were to have adjoining rooms which I spoke to them several times to guarantee. The reservation person and everyone else I spoke to prior was very professional and friendly until the day of check in. There are too many things to mention that went wrong, unfortunately.
Considering there are many other hotels in the area I would choose them over this particular one. We were suppose to stay two nights but only stayed one due to the staff and air conditioning not working.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by apick0077 great
Excellent in every respect I cant say enough good things. Highly RECOMMEND
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Galaxy77 Great location and dedicated staff
Excellent stay - great front desk staff ... I highly recommend this hotel.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DavidjD Stay Here!
Great place to stay and close to the beach. The people were very nice and helpful. Close to other beaches and great food.
July 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mitchandbaby looking for peace and quiet
the nature of my work leaves me high stressed; a couple months back i visited HI express solano beach and was 100% satisified, all my needs being met; i returned for more of the same, only to be startled at 11:15pm with what sounded like the 3rd Reich marching on the third floor; at 11:40pm i went to the front desk to request a remedy and was told it was "still early" and to give the 3rd floor guests another half hour to settle down...really? when my intention was peace and quiet and at midnite i am told it is still early, i am sorry, "still early" is the wrong answer.
that the establishment offers close proximity to the beach is a plus; that morning breakfast offers nothing but oj and coffee for vegetarians, and midnite being 'still early', i have sought other establishments, finding the radisson quite satisfactory.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnnyO Friendly service
Great, friendly service. This will be our first choice for returning soon.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Fantastic staff and service!
Every person that worked at this hotel, from housekeeping to the front desk to the breakfast staff, greeted me with a warm, genuine smile. They were anxious to please, friendly and professional. This is a place I will frequent again and again; an excellent value for the dollar, as well!
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SchmiddyBo close walk to beach and large room
The room was spacious and comfortable and included a little balcony area out the back sliding door. The beach was an easy 5 to 10 minute walk from the hotel. Also, there were washers and dryers available to guests.
All hotel staff were friendly, helpful and corteous.
We enjoyed our too brief stay.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ddoz2 Great service and place to stay
I visit Solana Beach about 40 days each year and always stay at this Holiday Inn. The people/staff there are great - always very friendly and a great help. If anything needs attention, they are on it immediately to get it taken care of. The property has recently been upgraded and the accomodations are very nice including recent upgrades to the equipment in the fitness center. My sincere thanks to all the management and staff for making this my home away from home while I travel. I strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Solana Beach area.
May 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Willemfrom8 Pleasant stay and walking distance to the beach
The staff was friendly and very helpfull. The beach is on walking distance, so my son could simply walk every day to the beach for surfing. The hotel has a small, but nice outdoor pool. Easy parking directly under the hotel. A number of restaurants on walking distance. We enjoyed our 6 night stay in this hotel!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susanjohn1 Great location and great service
Everything was very nice. I must say the personnel were all friendly and helpful and the people handling the breakfast room were exceptional !
April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GR8SCT Excellent Professional Personnel
Super assistance from asst mngr . Takes care of everything quickly and positively and always goes the extra mile including helping with future reservations at another HIE for a later date. Cannot ask for more. Always a pleasure to deal with.
April 21, 2013