Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 182
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paula 45 Hospitality
Loved that they were prepared for us who came up to Race in the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. They had a flier that told us all about pick ups and drop offs for race start and finish. They also open continental breakfast at 5:00 for us who had to be out of the hotel by 6:00am. What a way to cater to your guest. Loved it all
thank you Thank you
May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ginger56 Great service.
Front desk personnel were very pleasant and accommodating.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chi_chi Room is clean and quiet for rest
My wife and I have been enjoying one wonderful stay at Salvang Holiday Inn. We will come again.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaggieSJ Relaxing Break
We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite. The bedroom and living room were both spacious and had a nice view of the hills behind the hotel. Overall, the hotel was clean, well kept, and centrally located just a short walk to the center of town.
Our visit was in April, but we found the outdoor pool to be very well heated. It was a very pleasant surprise. The pool was small, but we still enjoyed it, and visited every day.
Breakfast choices were pretty good: eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, cereal, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins.
My only real criticism is that there was no gym.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob06 Great location and helpful staff
Because we are reward members, we were given an extra large room, which was especially relaxing since we were on a lengthy vacation trip. Aside from that, the hotel was within easy walking distance of Solvang's many attractions. The staff was very helpful in pointing out and directing us to the things we should see.
April 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MM70 Clearly below the Holiday Inn standards
I am a gold member of Holiday Inn Priority Club and for that reason have visited many Holiday Inns. Unfortunately, this particular Holiday Inn did not live up to my expectations and provided an experience that was far below average Holiday Inn standards.
First, the room was outdated and dirty and badly needed renovation. The carpet was old and in some areas worn out. The bathroom amenities was minimal. The bathtub was rusty and unclean. The beds were old and did not offer Holiday Inn's famous comfort level. You could hear the springs in the mattress and the bed was not comfortable at all. Usually, Holiday Inn beds are very comfortable and are designed to provide the guest with a good night's sleep.
Second, the value of the product offered did not match the money charged. In other words, the hotel charged a substantially higher price than the average Holiday Inn price without offering a room that was up to par with Holiday Inn standards. I understand that the high price is being justified based on the location of this property, but that does not excuse the hotel management from offering a quality experience to the guests.
Overall, this hotel badly needs renovation. As it stands now, it could tarnish the Holiday Inn logo and the qualities associated with Holiday Inn. I hope that the Management will take this constructive criticism seriously and improve this facility.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CDMK CDMK
Had loft room which really suited our needs. Room was very spacious and clean. Only drawback to room was that it would have been great to have at least a 2 piece bath in the loft portion, and even better if a shower was there as well. Size of loft area should allow for that. This comment is made as for the room type I suspect at least 4 people would be in this type of room at any time. Front desk person was extremely friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this property. Breakfast rating average only as we did not have much there. Wanted to go to pancake house just a few doors away for breakfast.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucky4 solvang stay
staff was very helpful, room was very clean, breakfast every morning was very good and always a variety. we needed something in our room, they brought right away. would stay there again
March 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mitchy the kid Worst quality of any Holiday Inn Express I've stayed at.
Ive stayed at lots of Holiday Inn Express'. This was by far the worst overall quality of any I have stayed at.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chrissy63 Surprised at how good the hotel was!
Comfortable stay with helpful staff and excellent breakfast choices.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hartguard Wonderful trip
Our recent stay was wonderful. It started and ended with a VERY helpful and attentive staff which included the front desk staff and the "hands-on" manager. Our every need was attended to and our accomodations were very nice. The breakfast was delicious and varied and it was ably maintained by, again, the staff. The pool area and pool were spotless (although a little short on towels, it was February) as was every other part of the hotel that we visited.
The staff was very helpful with directions as well as things to do in Solvang and the surrounding area.
The only negative would be a bed that is starting to be worn out. That mattress needs to be replaced, in my opinion.
Overall a very pleasant stay and I look forward to returning.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sfarley9/8 Greg's review
Thank you for the great stay. This site was centrally located. The staff was very helpful and it was quiet.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie M Service and comfort
Good service and comfortable bed. I slept comfortably. I
recommend to other people specially my friends.
February 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Minnie36 Needs a major renovation for the expensive price
Great location, however, this property needs a major renovation...done right! If they say it has been updated well then it was done so cheaply and not done right. This property still has popcorn ceilings! Not worth the money. We will not stay here again.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RetNOjai Friendly, attentive staff
The staff are great, location is good. The rooms are a bit dated, need some paint and heater sounds like a jet landing. Great beds, nice showers and good value for the area.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kgyebi "Vintage" but Excellent Hotel...
I have always stayed at this hotel when I come to town for business and it has always lived up to my expectations.
Very friendly staff who are always willing to help.
January 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by micky313 Needs updating
We stayed here for 1 night with hotel points. The room and
property both seemed a little shabby by Holiday Inn Express standards. This property was converted from an older hotel and is not a "standard" HIE that you usually see. The wife found a long hair on a pillow which is always a negative. Views from the rooms are good depending on where you are located. Parking is in an underground garage. Breakfast was a little meager in the fruit department but otherwise normal. Staff were courteous and friendly. Since I wasn't paying for the room I hate to complain but I hope corporate will do at least some minor renovation here.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Platinum IHG member Email spam
This particular location was fine. Good rooms and staff. However IHG has joined the bandwagon of businesses abusing their member email list. I have received an email a day from some locations asking me to take time out of my day to leave feed back for people I don't know to a business that is not compensating me. I stay at IHG properties on average of 6 nights a week. You can imagine the sheer number of holiday inn email I get. Not happy.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by -Ed- Great property!
This is an exceptional property,
I loved the location of the property in respect to the attractions, not too far out, but not in the center of it. enough room for me to relax and enjoy without worrying about tourist challenges.
I also enjoyed the staff as well, all of them were hospitable, from the moment we checked in with Ms. Adela, giving us information about the room details and the immediate area, to Ms. Saroja who assisted us in checking out and questions about the area as well. I also appreciated the attention our breakfast lady had during our stay, i wish i got her name but couldnt do so. but she was very nice and kept things in tip top shape!
Ive worked in hotels for 17 years, and know the importance of customer service. Your staff definitely shows heart and dedication, showing in their sincere smiles.
If i was to nitpick, i guess id consider updating the television sets in the room. Although they are flat screen televisions, unfortunately changing channels were very slow. Other than that, its a great room and amazing!
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mayore Great Vacation!
My family and me really enjoyed our stay in Holiday Inn in Solvang, The room was equiped enough to make our stay very confortable. My kids enjoyed also the pool which was warm and the breakfast was very complete and convenient.
January 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bibibi Disappointing
After Christmas my family stayed at Holiday Inn Express while we enjoyed the Solvang Julefest! We love Solvang and have been many times. We chose Holiday Inn Express because they offer loft rooms, which we thought our girls would love -- and they did! They were absolutely delighted by the loft! The room was nice, but the services are pathetic. Ten minutes after getting into our room the urine-filled toilet overflowed. We called the front desk immediately. And again 45 minutes later. Finally, after a call to corporate a maintenance worker showed up to fix the toilet. Housekeeping never came to clean the floor. Never once did we hear from management. HIE offers a breakfast (bagels, English muffins, sausage, cereal, fruit, etc.), which was ok. The food suffers a bit from heat-lamp exhaustion. We were completely underwhelmed by HIE. We did contact their corporate offices and were treated very kindly; however, this did not erase such a disappointing stay.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gina51 Excellent Service!!!
My Husband & I want to express our appreciation for the superior service that we received during our stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Solvang..............In particular, the Management & Staff were all very helpful, friendly & caring and deserve a great deal of praise for their excellent customer service.
Kudos to all for making our stay a great one... We will definitely be back soon to enjoy such wonderful, caring employees at the Holiday Inn Express in Solvang!!!
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WkndTraveler Pleasantly Surprised
Not gonna lie... I was weary of staying at a Holiday Inn. I was looking for a hotel in the area that was a bit more upscale but couldn't find one that had an opening for the dates I needed. However I was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. It was safe, comfortable and affordable. The staff was incredibly friendly and it put everyone staying there in a great mood. It was also quiet. I slept like a rock. If in the area I would definitely stay here again.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ronsterman Big room, bad lighting.
While it's a good value and we had a very large room, the available lights were downright stingy. Only one night table with one dim lamp between the two beds (I guess Holiday Inn guests don't read). No light over the sitting area near the big window, even though there was a sofa there. No light to see what's in the closet. Had to turn on the bathroom light and hope some of it illuminated the closet.
Next time I'll bring a couple of my own lamps.
The included buffet breakfast was ample and good.
November 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jfskldjf OK but Wifi an issue
Overall, my one night stay was ok. The staff could use some better customer service training. For example, a couple who checked in before us was offered complimentary water without asking. Regrettably, they did not do the same for us. The staff could have done a better job greeting us at check-in but that people-first focus wasn't there. It appeared as if they were just doing their job.
The wifi is a significant issue at this Holiday Inn. It didn't work with any of my Apple devices, including my ipad or my Mac. While I am glad it was complimentary, I wasn't able to take advantage of it because of technical issues. One of their staff (who spent 20 minutes in my room trying to address the problem) told me they always had issues with Macs so the wifi system should be evaluated, if not overhauled. If not addressed, this will probably be my last stay there.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArchieR Clean and Compfortable and Great Breakfast Included
Nice, Clean and Comfortable place to stay in Solvang. I will receommend this hotel to all my friends and family... Good job !!!
November 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BCDD Interesting city; great staff.
Staff were super friendly & helpful. There are stairs to navigate from the parkade before you can access the elevator which is a pain with luggage so best to take your bags in via the lobby. However, hotel staff were quick to offer assistance, which was nice. We were there in late October and the town basically shuts down early evening so food options were super limited for arrival after 8pm. Despite being an older facility, the room decor was modern and the room was clean & spacious.
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KBVF Loved the hoel overall!!
Great location in Solvang; keep your car parked at Holiday Inn and walk throughout the town. We chose a room with 2 queen beds which were very comfortable. Very quiet above us and around us. Somewhat busy traffic at night - we faced the main street, however, it wasn't too loud to sleep! Wonderful breakfast each day and staff was VERY FRIENDLY! We plan to reserve a spot next year!!
November 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Burbank06 Good value and location, not lap of luxury
There for one night to attend a Santa Ynez event. The staff was great and all went as planned with hotel, which adequately met our needs. Our suite was noisy near the elevator and the room was too warm but the AC unit was very noisy so it was the lesser of two evils. Sofa bed not very comfortable and pillows all too hard. Breakfast choices very meat and gravy-centric, coffee only so-so. Price was good but it was a relief to get home.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by perkie44 More than we expected!
Happy to learn we could stay without the two night minimum since that was impossible for us. We found the room spacious and wish we would have had time to enjoy the spacious terrace adjoining our room. Very nice amenities and a very pleasant staff.
October 23, 2013