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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 103 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very friendly and helpful staff ! My family stayed at this location during the 4th of July week in 2014. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Ramsi and Paul at the front desk went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Also, they made great suggestions for restaurants in the area that turned out great! We had a some challenge with an air conditioner, they fixed it in 10 minutes! Even offered to move us. For a complimentary breakfast it was very thorough. Loved the cinnamin rolls!! Loved the free, covered parking! Also, very close to the beach! Overall we loved our experience and would stay here again, and recommend this hotel to others.! July 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Old and dingy rooms but excellent water pressure I would not recommend this hotel. Old property needing major restoration inside and out, including appliances in the room. The hotel had a disturbing skunky smell. The staff did not look welcoming at all!! July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Place to Stay in Solana Beach Quiet, clean, easy access, staff very helpful, balcony was great because I could leave the door open all night to enjoy the fresh air July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staff and overall experience My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel two different times within a 2-week period for our daughter's wedding. Many of our friends and family were staying there as well. Previous to our trip, I spoke several times with the hotel manager who was extremely helpful by providing information and making suggestions during our planning phase. The staff members were also very helpful. They handed out gift bags to wedding guests as they arrived and were helpful answering questions and making recommendations. During our second stay after the wedding, I hurt my foot. Again, the staff members were extremely helpful, showed concern and were of great help as the pain got worse and I had to go to the ER. I would definitely stay at this hotel again. July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel cómodo y relajado El hotel resulta limpio, cómodo y bien ubicado para acceder a las playas de Solana Beach. También está bien comunicado con San Diego a través del Coaster, si no se dispone de coche. July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very pleasant stay Very friendly staff from the minute I walked into the Holiday Inn to the minute i left. Comfortable bed, nice big rooms and very quiet hotel. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Breakfast 2nd trip Really enjoyed this second stay here, the pool was nice and clean and the hot tub was nice. breakfast was great and the staff was always helpful. Enjoyed just being able to stay in room and relax after a day at the Del Mar Fair. June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty comfortable The hotel was comfortable. Pros: Comfy beds Quite a few channels on TV Pretty good breakfast Close to beach Cleaning staff and front desk staff were very friendly. Cons: A/C didn't work very well. I didn't ask to have it fixed because I honestly thought it was that way because it was old. I had it in the mid 60s to get it working and because I need cold rooms when I stay in hotels (call me a penguin); I also brought along a travel fan. After about 3 days it finally became comfortable only to have the cleaning staff turn it OFF and open the balcony door which they left open. This happened twice. I realize they were probably trying to conserve energy and thought we might benefit from a cool breeze. Unfortunately there weren't really any breezes and it ended up making the room much warmer. The breakfast was kind of hit or miss. When they had scrambled eggs it was much better than the little egg things with a piece of cheese in the middle (kind of gross, to me). Also, the pancake machine didn't work for 3-4 days. Usually not a pancake eater but I was having serious cravings. Fortunately they got it working on our last day. All in all, they did have some pretty good options. Good looking bananas, cereals, muffins and so on... Glad we had a fridge and microwave, however, the fridge FROZE EVERYTHING!!! Overall, I would say it was a pleasant stay. Not fancy but not bad. They could use a couple more dedicated handicap spots in the covered garage. The maintenance staff was pleasant. One gentleman opened the door for me when I first entered to check in and another helped my mom and I lift her walker into the trunk. Also, the gentleman who replenished the breakfast items was very attentive and friendly. Overall, we had a pleasant experience and I would recommend this hotel if someone were staying in Solana Beach. Thank you to the cleaning staff for being friendly every time we saw them. They have a hard job and I'm sure they don't receive the appreciation they deserve, so from the three of us: THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!! June 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and good value I travel here on business.....staff is always helpful and consistently exceeds all my expectations...... The breakfast was God awful.....Hilton garden inn has a chef taking requests for omelets and made to order sure makes a difference to relax and enjoy a great meal when starting the day.. Overall, H.I. Does a great job except in that 1 category...... June 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Air conditioning poor - ruined our stay Air conditioner didn't maintain comfortable temperature. Maintenance tried twice to fix it. TV channel changer didn't work properly - maintenance had to re-set it. Unable to maintain temperature of the room - making sleep impossible. A/C apparently hooked to motion detector - so when you left the room, it would heat up. So, you would return to a hot room instead of a cool one. June 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dated but comfortable Superb location, close to beach access, drug store and restaurants. I like the complimentary parking and breakfast. Room was a bit dated and could need an update: scratched walls, corners, doors with dents in them, etc. Beds were comfortable. Lighting horrible: CFL bulbs with the cold, white light everywhere. Lots of electricity outlets, reliable and fast wifi. DirecTV channels with good picture quality. AC seemed to work well, but ocean air is even nicer. I'd return here unless the Courtyard next door had a lower rate. Their grounds are nicer, but they don't offer breakfast or parking. June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay We had a great six night stay (6/10-6/16) at this Holiday Inn Express. Jessie and Jose at the front desk were especially helpful and Norberto in the breakfast area took excellent care of the dining area. He was there every morning with a smile on his face and quickly and efficiently kept everything stocked and clean. The location is great for visiting San Diego and areas up the coast. My son enjoyed the pool every afternoon and I enjoyed the hot tub after a long day at the zoo. Overall, it was a great experience and we will come again the next time that we visit the San Diego area. June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great place to stay in Solane beach. Friendly and helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms, good location, close beach access. June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel for vacation Very close to the beach, great service and breakfast choices, Fitness room available, close to San Diego atractions June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel for the price I enjoyed my stay. The hotel was close to the beach and the staff was excellent. June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and personnel within this hotel I would highly recommend this hotel for out of towners. The staff was helpful about the area and places to eat as well as storing our luggage for night flight and allowing us to watch the hockey playoff game in the breakfast area during the early evening. This hotel is a great value with unbelievably nice people that work there. June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Welcoming Staff and Relaxing Environment From the moment I walked in the door I was greeted warmly by the front desk staff. They really make you feel like they are happy to have you staying with them. I especially enjoyed relaxing in the pool area and my bed was extra comfortable. Will definitely be staying here again. May 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lovely staff and atmosphere .easy parking and location wonderful short stay but it was ideal in every good way!!thank you May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Value and Great Location Went away for a girls weekend and wanted an inexpensive, close to the beach and activities and this was it. Really nice short walk to the shops and restaurants on Cedros, and a short walk to the beach. It is right next to a car rental place and our room overlooked the parking lot but it wasn't a big deal, we weren't disturbed by it at all. Good breakfast, typical continental breakfast--The pool and hot tub were used a lot by us and added a lot of value to our stay. Note that in their pictures they have different pool furniture than they currently do. They have lounge chairs now. Staff were great, super nice. No problems, would definitely stay again. May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steven & Candy From NYC Totally Recommend! Our 1st visit to San Diego CA. Holiday Inn Express made us feel at home. Breakfast buffet is outstanding. Our favorite is the pancake machine. All the rooms have a balcony. The best rooms are on the 3rd flr pool side. Free parking is located under building view open away from sun and rain. It has back entrance. Vending and ATM machines. The pool and hot tub are clean. Plenty of towels in pool area so the guest don't have to bring their own. All employees were great, friendly, and professional besides one of the night employee named Jess. She should not work there because she would make the guest leave. She is totally not a team player. Thanks Everyone Else For Our Great Stay @ Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach CA!..... May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Spring Break Our family of 6 stayed 6 nights for Spring Break. Overall it was a great stay. Pros: - Room was large (we stayed in a suite). Beds comfy. - Breakfast area was big and well-staffed - Location was great. Area was within easy access to I-5. Neighborhood was safe. Cons: - Bathroom was tiny - While close to the beach, know that you do have to negotiate 50+ stairs to get down the cliffs to it. April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best sleep in a hotel ever!!! Quiet!! and Dark!! It was perfect for sleeping. Not the case for me in most Hotels. April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kids Trip to Legoland This Holiday Inn Express is perfectly situated between LEGOLAND and Downtown San Diego. it was perfect for us since we were planning on taking our kids to the Zoo and LEGOLAND, and it was only a block from the beach! The staff was wonderful, especially the breakfast attendant.! March 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by On The fence Breakfast was no where near the quality we are used to with Holiday Inn Express. Somewhat below usual hotel facilities of same name. We would most likely not stay here again and may not recommended it. Quality was not equitable to other HIE properties and price was not worth it. March 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great service My new favorite hotel in the Del Mar/Solana Beach area. Great location, friendly staff, yummy breakfast, good parking. March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience There was nothing to find fault with during our stay. The persons working the front desk were very helpful and accommodating. The gentleman working the breakfast area was simply great. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. March 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value - no frills. This well located Holiday Inn Express is reasonably priced and accessible. The quiet rooms are spacious and each offers a small balcony so you can enjoy the sea breeze and peace and quiet of the area. A quick two block walk to the beach and to a host of local restaurants and shops, the hotel is pleasant in its simplicity. Surprisingly the breakfast offerings are all fresh and vary from day to day and breakfast is served in a pleasant well-lit area where one can enjoy the morning news, written or media. Staff is also thoughtful and helpful. Although the hotel furnishings are plain - the hotel is quite tidy and daily housekeeping is consistent and thorough. The hotel is "no frills" however the manager Paul goes out of his way to offer helpful information about the neighborhood or area much like you would expect in a fuller service hotel. The service and quality is completely satisfactory and the accommodations are peaceful and fairly priced. If you are seeking a well run, quiet, economical spot near the beach in SoCal -- this is the spot. March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staff We all had a great time at this property. Having a balcony was the best part. We had privacy, the rooms were clean. The staff was Great especially Jess at the front desk! February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BAD BATH This properties common areas were very nice - upgraded and beautiful. However, the bathroom was very old and terribly awkward layout. It was clean, but didn't feel like it just because of the age of everything. Most importantly, the bathroom door opened in and against the vanity and sink area. It was very tricky getting in and out of the bathroom. February 24, 2014
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