We enjoyed our stay in Solana Beach and the convenience to many activities within walking distance. There are several beaches, Cedros Ave and a variety of restaurants, as well as Del Mar race track
(which we did not attend). There’s even a dog beach and beautiful sunsets. The staff are very kind and helpful. There is a good variety of options for breakfast, which is included. There is also coffee in the room, as well as a small fridge and a microwave.
I had read that the hotel needs upgrades and this is certainly true. There were wrinkles in our carpet and a significant hole in the curtain. One room darkening curtain was difficult to open and closed. I got on a chair to address it and saw dirt or rust at the tops of the curtains where the curtain hardware was. It wasn’t pretty. The bathroom ceiling fan didn’t work. And, personally, I would have liked real glasses and mugs for our drinks, as well as some basic kitchen items such as plates and flatware. If there’s a microwave and a fridge, why not have those things that allow you to eat what you prepare? Still, not a bad place to stay despite the wear and tear. [Less]