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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 107 reviewers.
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by home away from home It's not fancy but it is the right price for our 10 day stay. No charge for parking. No charge for breakfast- oatmeal, cinnamon muffins, eggs, sausage or bacon, pancakes, oj, yogurt, bananas, mini bagels, english muffins, cereal, drinks and people who work in the breakfast room who are wonderful. Warm cookies in the evening. Convenient driveway off 101. Walkable to fine Italian restaurant, yoga studio, fish place, CVS, post office, beach. Across the street is a runners' path. Front desk people are awesome. Internet free. Pool for kids. A small workout room for adults who don't want to enjoy the sunshine outside. February 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OK place to stay So, I ended up at this property because of a business trip. I reserved a suite that said had a balcony. The balcony was the selling point for the suite upgrade, but I ended up finding out that practically every room has a balcony. I wish i would have known that ahead of time. I also thought there was some kind of beach view from the suite - this is not the case, but the beach is about a block or two away. The rooms are large, both suites and regular rooms. Breakfast was excellent. Nice choices, great staff. The look is a little dated and the property could use remodeling, but that should not really stop anyone from visiting. I would like to try this place out in the summer. February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Location Our last stay was our fourth at the Holiday Inn, Solana Beach. Location is perfect for our needs and a short walk to the ocean. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast choices were good and it was nice to see a familiar face in the breakfast room, still working there, which is a great sign. February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice place - great people. I always enjoy staying at the Solana Beach HI Express. The place is nice, the people are really helpful, and the place is very quiet. January 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant, Modern Coastal Cool While a Holiday Inn Express will never be anyone's idea of a Four Seasons, I rated it excellent because for the money it WAS. Its cooly modern, quiet, everything works, everything was seamless and clean, super easy access to beach, even liked way pool/spa situated and seeing palms. so very pleasant and serene and affodable to do what along the coastline. January 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Out of their way the help you We came into town for a concert and wasn't planning to stay overnight but to drive back. On a whim we called and talked to Jesse and he gave us a good deal. With that deal we stayed and it allow us to enjoy the concert without worrying about driving home at 130 am. Also it allowed us to stay in town on the following day and enjoy Solana Beach. This was my second time at this location and it seemed better this time around. Thank you January 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Interrupted Sleep We stayed at this hotel Dec. 24/25, 2013. On our second nite we were awakened at 11:30 P.M. by a sports team checking in. Then we were awakened a second time at 01:30 A.M. by a second team checking in. Both teams were loud and we found it difficult to go back to sleep. Hotels should have a check box on their registration forms stating that the will be responsible for other guests hotel bill if they create excessive noise when checking in late. Problems in our room: 1. Bathtub tap dripping. 2. Sink stopper didn't work. 3. HVAC Wall Unit would operate for approx 30 seconds, then shut off, cycling on and off all night, making sleep difficult . 4. T.V. would shut off for approx. 5 second then come back on every 5 - 10 minutes. This was very annoying! December 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and decent breakfast The room is not what I had asked for and the bathroom was not clean. Jose at the desk finally got everything worked out. I received a discount and stayed in the same room as they did not have another available. He got someone in to clean the bathroom correctly and got the TV to work. The lady at the desk, however, was not very helpful. The man who supplied the breakfast room and cleaned it did a great job and was very nice. December 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Close to Beach As close to the beach as you can get on the west cost. Close to a nice Restaurant, Woodys. Helpful staff. November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient Location This property is very close to our grandchildren. It is a great value, and Norberto does a fantastic job of keeping the breakfast room well stocked and clean. November 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great service. Ideal location for walking and biking. We will return. November 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by My experience at Solana Beach-Del Mar Excellent location, good clean room, good value and attentive staff. November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I feel like home with the staff and service! Since you arrive to the hotel the host receive you with a smile and take care in give you all the information you need about the facilities and place to go nearby October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service This was a great hotel with a great staff, we will definitely be back. Thanks. October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good breakfast Nice room, great breakfast good chocolate chip cookies at check-in. Great staff really enjoyed the weekend, will stay agian in future trips. October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great services All the staff in the Hotel was really kind, the only thing we didn't like was the breakfast. October 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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