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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I stayed at a sister Holiday Inn that I like a few days earlier. This property has smaller rooms, smaller bath area, no separate commode room, and no lounging chair, understandable since the room is smaller. The plus about this property is easy access to the beach area on foot, and a variety of restaurants in walking distance. It is...

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are happy to hear that our location although small, along with its amenities was to your liking. We work extremely hard to give all of our guests a pleasant stay. We are also happy to hear that you were able to enjoy what the surroinding area had to offer such as the beach and...

MORENO VALLEY
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Pretty disappointing. Not what I'm used to at a Holiday Inn and Suites. This is a shabby version. Looks like they bought this hotel and turned it into HIS. I had a 2 bedroom suite and it had a terrible layout. If you like sitting on the sofa to watch TV, this is not the place from you. The TV...

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not as pleasant as it should have been. We will make sure to forward your suggestions regarding our room layout to the appropriate department. We really appreciate this feedback because it lets us know exactly what our...

New Castle, Colorado
Reviewed 2 October 2014

My family stayed here for 5 days. The rooms were clean, the staff was great. Norberto kept the breakfast area stocked and clean with a smile on his face throughout our stay. So nice to stay at a place where you can make yourself a good breakfast before enjoying many of the attractions close by. There is a small workout...

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review. We are delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy everything our hotel has to offer during your 5 day stay. We will forward your compliments to all the staff, especially Norberto. We hope to have you visit us again when you need a little break from Colorado. Thanks again.

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at this location in the past it is pretty typical for a holiday in express it is affordable the breakfast is decent it's centrally located along the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego and has good access to the beach. On my next visit I think I will try the Courtyard by Marriott down the street...

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you have chosen our hotel for your trips in the past. We hope that we have made your stays as pleasant as possible. We hope to see you soon and hopefully next time it will be for fun. Thanks again.

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This HIE added so much to our vacation. It was easy to find & park (and parking was free!), close to several good restaurants, very well-maintained, peaceful, and comfortable. It was a central point between the San Diego activities and the Carlsbad area. The staff was helpful, fun, interesting, and very professional. And the beach closest to the hotel? Spectacular!...

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HinnExpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so happy to hear that our hotel was the perfect headquarters for all the activities you had planned! We worked extremely hard to make sure that all of our guests have the best time possible when they stay with us. It sounds like after having a...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Hotel was comfortable and good location for coastal towns, like La Jolla, Solana Beach and Del Mar. I travelled to see the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, and was a perfect location for that. Coaster rail station just ten minute walk away. Staff very helpful. Its a ten minute walk down to the beach all downhill, coming back is more...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Dear rickg156, Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We strive to ensure all of our guests needs are met and we are pleased to know you were happy with your stay. We are glad that accommodations and services were to your liking and contributed to making your stay that much more comfortable. Comments...

Decatur, Indiana
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Nicely located on Historic Highway 101. Fun to drive North and South and enjoy touring, shopping and eating in the many small coastal towns. The towns are not far apart so you can several in a day. Also convenient to jump over to Hwy 5, if you want to drive faster. Only took us ~25 minutes to reach hotel from...

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It sounds like you had quite a productive time during your stay! We are so happy that our hotel's location allowed you to really enjoy the surrounding area from the beach, to the restaurants and the other nearby towns. There's a lot to do in Solana Beach and after...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This property is a bit older but it is clean and has been updated a bit. The best thing about the HIE at Solana Beach is the closeness to the beach and to the Polo grounds where our son was playing soccer. The second best thing was the friendly and helpful staff at the hotel. Everyone we encountered from the...

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is awesome to hear when guests really have a great stay with us. We will forward all your compliments to our staff, they will be so happy to hear that we impressed you. Please come back and visit us any time!!

New Orleans
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This hotel is badly in need of remodeling. However, the staff is top notch. So, as we had a lot of difficulty paying a lot for a room that was sub-par (unclean and falling apart), we did get a lot of help from the staff. They did what they could to make it right. I made an inquiry to the...

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay. Be assured that your concerns will be forwarded to the appropriate department. We are happy to hear that our staff was excellent, but we cannot rely on that alone. We want to offer our guests hotel accommodations and amenities that they...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hotel is extremely clean and very comfortable. I think the hotel is pretty modern and overall was a pleasant stay. The workers at the main desk were polite and the service was fast. The breakfast was an average buffet (Ex: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hard Boiled Eggs, Yogurt, pancakes etc. The pool and jacuzzi are really nice and the deck...

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HinnExpress, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you took advantage of all the amenities we offer such as the breakfast, pool and jacuzzi. Without a great staff these amenities would be meaningless. We are delighted to hear that our staff performed their jobs well. And yes, you are correct, Solana...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar

Address: 621 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Region: United States > California > Solana Beach
Price Range: $178 - $341 (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
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar Hotel Solana Beach
Holiday Inn Solana Beach
Solana Beach Holiday Inn
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