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Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had a week long stay here with my kids. Close to everything in mellow Solana Beach. Fast access to I-5 for travels to other parts of the state. Super clean, comfortable room. Beds were comfortable, great pillows. Free breakfast each day was ample with enough variety to satisfy most tastes. The beautiful, calm Solana beach is a short walk away.

Staff was excellent everyone treated us very well and were very welcoming.
We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to coming back.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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HinnExpress, Front Desk at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your comment, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast, as well as our beautiful location and beach. Our goal is to always make our guests feel as cozy and comfortable as possible. We hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

The rooms are normal size, the beds are nice. The housekeeping came in daily and did a nice job cleaning up after my teenage boys. Breakfast was normal for a continental. I will point out that they had turkey sausage and egg whites. This hotel is not on the beach, but very close. The stairs are the closest but it is 3 flights down, if you walk down the street about a half a mile there is a ramp area. Wonderful beach, not crowded at all.

Stayed: July 2017
Thank Heather J
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HinnExpress, Front Desk at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our beautiful beach. Our goal is to always make our guests feel as cozy and comfortable as possible. We hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 days for my husbands work. We chose this coz its a shorter walk to the beach compared to our hotel last week. Just 5 mins walk to the closest beach access but about 5 flights of stairs going down to the beach.
As IHG member our room was upgraded so it was spacious with a small living area and dining table as well as patio.
Room comes with microwave, ref and coffeemaker. Free daily breakfast is included in the rates. Parking is $3/night.
Staff were nice and efficient. Our only complaint was when we asked for a late checkout the most they could give us was until 12:30pm. They said they were fully booked. Maybe we are just use to courtesy late check out extended to Spire members in other hotels. Too bad coz we will be back in SD next week for another 5 days and have opted to stay in another hotel.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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HinnExpress, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar, CA. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the location and how convenient it is to get to the beach. We are always happy to upgrade guests when possible, so we are happy to see you enjoyed your suite. We were unfortunately sold out at the time of your check out, so we apologize for not being able to accommodate your late checkout. When we have the availability and the ability to accommodate ANY of our guests requests, we are ready and willing to do so, ESPECIALLY when they are valued spire members, whom always receive priority. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate being of service to you, and hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This hotel is nicely furnished in pretty modern inside quite clean. Only $3 per night to park so that's pretty good comparatively. It is wooden walking distance to the beach but it is a steep 7-story walk down the stairs to get to the beach. You should be in good shape and bring water. It is walkable but that is an awful lot of stairs.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar, CA. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are happy to see that you were pleased with the location and that you enjoyed your workout! It makes us to happy to see our guests take advantage of our beautiful location. We are also so grateful that you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer. We appreciate being of service to you, and hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Like most of the hotels along this part of the Californian cost, this hotel is more expensive than one would want. But ... that's how it works. Apart from that you get value for money: a very light, clean and spacious room with a balcony. Seperate sitting room, mini-kitchen, very good wifi-signal. Good bathroom. Parking in the hotels carpark ($ 3 per day). Breakfast is extended and served in a beautiful and light room with a view.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar, CA. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities as well as our full service breakfast! We appreciate being of service to you, and hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

Sincerely,

Courtney Kroll
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A short walk to the beach was a real perk. We stayed in a 2 queen suite which included a small sofa. Romm was nicely furnished and comfortable but our refrigerator wasn't working which was a disappointment as our beverages and snack foods all became warm. We didn't notice it until we were just a couple hours before check-out so it was too late. This is something that the attendants should have checked before we took the room as I'm sure it didn't just quit working after we tried to use it. We kind of felt cheated as we booked a suite primarily for the fridge and microwave. The morning breakfast was satisfying and the pool and jacuzzi were great for a quick morning dip. We would return to the property but be more careful next time to see that everything was in working order when assuming the room.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar, CA. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed all the amenities, but will personally replace the fridge, and give our sincerest apologies for that issue. On a lighter note, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the full service breakfast! We appreciate being of service to you, and hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

Sincerely,

Courtney Kroll
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I found the Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar when desperately in search of the perfect hotel for a week. The location could not be better. It is located only five minutes from the beach by foot. The service is excellent and the staff are helpful and friendly. The breakfast is included in the price and more than met my expectations. In comparison to other hotels in the area, parking prices are reasonable. There are a multitude of wonderful neighborhood restaurants. The hotel could use some updates with utilities. Other than that, I would definitely return to this quiet and cozy hotel near the sea

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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HinnExpress, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We value your remarks, as it helps our staff to know they are doing a great job. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast, as well as our beautiful location. Our goal is to always make our guests feel as cozy and comfortable as possible. We appreciate being of service to you, and hope to see you back soon at our hotel.

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Address: 621 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
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Region: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range: $138 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Solana Beach, Del Mar is perfect for every aspect a guest would stay for! It's a beautiful city with access to almost anything you are may be looking you. Its well known for its beach, where you can relax or take a nice jog, which is just walking distance from the hotel. There are many local attractions that aren't far: Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, and many more. Not only is the city itself a beautiful location, but The Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers 80 spacious rooms. Each room features a private balcony, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and many more attributes! To make your stay even better, we offer complimentary breakfast, and a relaxing Pool and Jacuzzi. Efficiency is key to many guests, we have free Wi-Fi and many delicious restaurants that are close as a block away. If you are coming for business, relaxation, excitement or just for simple fun, we are here to make this stay special. Our friendly staff will always be happy to help to make your stay unique and memorable. ... more   less 
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