All hotels in Solana Beach, California, United States of America
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621 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA, 92075, United States of America, ‏‎855-239-9222
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 318 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Beach
    Beautiful beach
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • WiFi
    Regular internet service
  • Vibe
    Poor vibe
3.0 / 5Good
"Affordable, nice location"
Conveniently located between I-5 and the beach. Free parking for guests, which is great. Decent continental breakfast with some scrambled eggs, hot sausage, etc., self-made pancake machine. It'll at least fill you till lunch or later. Rooms are decently clean, although hallway/elevator carpet have seen some wear (probably because of the pool traffic). The price is really reasonable for Southern California that close to the beach.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 18, 2015
Scott
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Fantastic front office staff! Knowledgeable, friendly, eager to be of service. One of the best breakfasts I've had at a hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 10, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location!"
We really liked the location of the hotel for beach access. If you walk out the back of the hotel and just a block down the sidewalk, you cross the street and walk to the Solana Beach beach access stairs (fair warning, there are a lot of stairs!). Pool is small and nondescript, but if you are staying in Solana Beach, you are going to ocean, not to the pool! The beds were comfy, room was clean and the staff was very helpful and nice. My only complaint is that if you are in the bathroom at the same time as others attached to your same bathroom vent, you can hear them! And there was no fan in the bathroom to turn on. But overall I would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 30, 2015
Kristine
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good time!"
Walk to everything! Beach was wonderful. Good food walking close. Convenient to San Deigo and Lego Land.
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2 night family trip Mar 17, 2015
Diane
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Holiday Inn Express-Solana Beach"
The hotel is in a great location, and was recently remodeled. The hotel is within walking distance to the beach. The first entrance has about 50 stairs to climb down. About 6-7 blocks further down is a nice beach park with easy access. Some of the remodeling was not done correctly i.e. the shower bar in our room was upside down so the curtain would not stay up. While Checking in the lady was abrasive about the fact we booked on Hotel.com and stated they will not honor special requests with the room because we booked with a third party. We requested connecting rooms. She did give us rooms next door to each other, but after lecturing us on only booking in the future directly with the hotel even if it is more money.
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3 night family trip Mar 13, 2015
Stephanie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great service"
Hotel's elevator wasn't working and I had surgery so couldn't use stairs They quickly changed our booking to another Holiday inn express. Great service
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2 night family trip Mar 11, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"solano beach"
Great. The only comment would be the wifi kept dropping.
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3 night family trip Feb 23, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice and Clean,"
It was very nice, Hotel very clean, staff very helpful and friendly.
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Other trip Feb 23, 2015
J.
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Reasonably Priced Hotel Close to Everything."
Our Club participated at a show held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds so this hotel was about five minutes away. We found the desk staff to be very pleasant, competent and helpful. The rooms were recently remodeled and in excellent condition. Refrigerator and microwave are included. Aside from being close to the fairgrounds and racetrack, the hotel is surrounded by several very good restaurants. A hotel style hot breakfast is included which allowed us to sleep in a little longer. Parking was free which made this hotel less expensive than several others in the area. I would stay at this hotel the next time were are in the area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 16, 2015
George
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely stay. Clean room."
Enjoyed the great location. Hotel looks in need of some updating from the ourside, but rooms are clean and staff is very helpful and friendly,
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 12, 2015
Elizabeth
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3.0 / 5Good
"Inexpensive and Adequate"
The hotel was adequate. Very friendly and helpful staff. There were some plumbing quirks; turning off the bathroom sink faucet and the shower handle would come off and had to be screwed back on some of the time. The breakfasts were average hotel faire. I did like the location, rooms back in off the street, balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Rooms were quiet as well.
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3 night trip Feb 3, 2015
Edith
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Fair value for the price"
The hotel is priced fairly for what is on offer. The location, however, deserves a much upgraded facility, but then there would be no options in the affordable price range.... so let it be.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 31, 2015
V
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"beach getaway"
lovely stay. close to beach. great staff.
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1 night romance trip Jan 27, 2015
David
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3.0 / 5Good
I was disappointed in the amenties -pool and hot tub are out of date. The hot tub was not hot enough. I needed a taxi and was informed of a telephone number to call. The did not offer nor did they call on my behalf. In the brochure it says they have a shuttle, when I asked about it they do not offer that service. The room was clean the bathrooms need updated.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 30, 2015
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
Overall our stay was OK. There was lots of noise from suite above maybe they were walking on hard floors? The hallway floors were messy, but room itself was fine and the folks at the front desk were very nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 27, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Short business"
It was great for a basic stay. Walking distance to the beach.
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2 night business trip Jan 23, 2015
Samantha
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"great location great hotel"
The breakfast at the hotel was very impressive - they had something for everyone in our family and that says a lot. The location was great we were able to walk to everything! very happy about the location
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5 night family trip Jan 15, 2015
Nicole
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1.0 / 5Poor
"Poor stay"
Toilet backed up. Telephone was broken And the treadmill was on it's last leg
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3 night romance trip Jan 8, 2015
David
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2.0 / 5Fair
"It was either this one or the one next door..."
I wasn't expecting much but I have to mention the slightly misleading advertising of this property as a "new" hotel. Simply, it's a shameless reface of an old Holiday Inn. The obviously hurried remodel of the lobby exudes a confusing clash if not head-on collision of colonial classicism with a strip mall day spa and, well, a tired Holiday Inn... New paint gives way to old more quickly than the contractor promised while the thick white lines of new caulking in the bathroom does its best to hide years of mildew. Oh, by the way, there's no cell phone service anywhere in this hotel. Otherwise, everything was fine. Lastly, I gave the "neighborhood" three stars because of the great Thai restaurant next door. You should try it.
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1 night business trip Jan 7, 2015
Erik
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good location, not in the best shape"
The best parts of this hotel are it's location- just a short walk to the beach, and it's breakfast. We were disappointed in the condition of the hotel. The roof leaked while we were there and the beds and pillows were lumpy.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Dec 28, 2014
Elise
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Holiday inn Solana beach"
This hotel claimed to give me a suite which I paid more than the other rooms. We were with a group and I looked at the other rooms and there was barely a difference and it was only in size. The bathroom was very small and no storage for makeup or curling iron, the beds were all uncomfortable although they tried with the blankets to be nice but the mattress was not comfortable. The fold out couch was in sleepable and the roll away was the most comfortable bed we could get. There was only one elevator. The pictures of this hotel and the actual hotel are very different. The breakfast was always too crowded to get food and the food was less than desirable. The microwave in the room did not work and the coffee pot was not working as well. The only compliment I have is that they were plentiful on the towels.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 6, 2015
joy
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great if you're going to the Belly Up"
The walls were paper thin and there were lots of screaming kids. The rooms were recently remodeled and were really nice! I could smell bacon all morning from the breakfast room, but I couldn't find a piece of bacon when I made my way there. The room was super cold, then it got hot, then cold again, the HVAC leaves a bit to be desired.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 31, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing!!"
We enjoyed every minute of our stay! Hotel staff was amazing ~ friendly, helpful, respectful, accommodating, and happy! Our room (and the entire hotel) was super clean and modern. We immediately felt welcome and comfortable!! Breakfast was great!! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend the hotel to anyone and everyone! Thanks for being 5+ in every way!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 31, 2014
Mark
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Just like home"
Perfect location. Excellent service. Very clean and comfortable.
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1 night family trip Dec 24, 2014
Angela
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice clean motel in a great location."
Very good location in Solana Beach a wonderful small very friendly beach town between Cardiff by the Sea and Del Mar. It is within walking distance to the Del Mar racetrack, the Cedros Shopping area and the beach. As for the condition, There was no bathroom fan and the lighting certainly could be improved. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast room was very nice and the food was ok. WE would stay there again,
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3 night romance trip Dec 23, 2014
Janet
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very comfortable bed"
Good location. Met my expectations. Corridors may required a remodel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 15, 2014
Gerardo
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
We loved everything about our stay. The hotel was very clean and the staff was great.
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Other trip Dec 15, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Just in town for a show"
Rasmi at the front desk was super helpful from checkin to checkout. She gave us a corkscrew when my boyfriend walked to Cvs for some wine and forgot to buy one. Then she made an excellent breakfast recommendation at Ts about a 10 minute walk! We enjoyed our stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 15, 2014
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value for your money."
Good Location, friendly people and clean rooms.
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1 night business trip Dec 8, 2014
Edgar
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location and stay"
Was down in Solana Beach for a 5k Race at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Hotel met all my expectations and great service
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1 night trip Dec 6, 2014
Pilar
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice"
We stayed one night it was nice no complaints
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1 night trip with friends Dec 6, 2014
Danielle
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
Can walk to beach and shops. Sidewalk as well as walkway on opposite side of the street. Lovely greenery and shops along the path.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 8, 2014
Abby
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Only downside was the noise level of the room--laundry room very loud every move above heard,hallway noise loud---not very good sound blockage. Everything else was very good, excellent breakfast
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Other trip Nov 20, 2014
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good stuff"
aside from ONE guy at check-in, the staff was kind, helpful, friendly and overall just the best. That one person,didn't look at you to answer a question - just kept messing with the computer. I would recommend this hotel, plus the trolley takes you the racetrack !
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1 night trip with friends Nov 13, 2014
Manuel
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3.0 / 5Good
"What? No gravy for the biscuits?!!! HIE??!!"
Having stayed at many, many Holiday Inn Expresses before, we were disappointed in this stay for a few reasons. Our first room had either play-dough or hard-candy ground into the carpet in several places throughout the room. So, we asked to be moved. In our second room, the phone didn't work and the room appeared in need of freshening up. It felt weathered and uncared for (broken outlets, unfinished ceiling paint, etc.) Another big disappointment was that there was NO GRAVY for the biscuits. Holiday Inn Express is well known for its breakfast biscuits n gravy. There was none to be found. Other than that, the beds were comfy with lots of pillows, the water pressure in the bathroom was adequate, and the hotel's amenities were fine.
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2 night romance trip Nov 7, 2014
Cynthia
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location!"
Our trip had us in downtown San Diego, del Mar, and carlsbad so we wanted a hotel right in the middle and this one was great. Wish I had known about local restaurants and shopping 1 block over in Salina beach as would have spent more time there. Make sure you get room on highest level as squeaky floors/ceiling. Only downfall was drain in shower came out so couldn't have kids take a bath and handle to shower came off. Hotel is under renovation, very clean, amazing breakfast, great pool and hot tub.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 3, 2014
Sarah
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"solana stay"
Gentleman that cared for eating area did a super job everyday.
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1 night family trip Oct 27, 2014
Jane C
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hard Worker"
The man that took care of the breakfast area was working every second, taking care of every incidental....An excellent employee.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Oct 22, 2014
Jane C
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"great location.."
near beach, friendly staff,a little run down but very comfortable. will go back
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 28, 2014
c
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Will stay again"
Hotel was conveniently located for my needs. Near Amtrak station and good restaurants. Room was nice with a balcony, but no real view of anything. Room amenities were good. Coffee, fridge, desk, free wifi. Good breakfast in a spacious room. No hidden parking charge, like other hotels in the area.
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2 night family trip Oct 5, 2014
Gregory
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2.0 / 5Fair
We stayed in a suite room it was ok, nothing luxurious. There were a couple of broken things but nothing major. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. It's in a great location close to the beach. It's 10 minutes away walking distance. I would probably stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 8, 2014
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great stay!"
We stayed here one night. Room was clean, beds were comfortable, pool is really small and was not heated as stated by front desk. Nice location, close to beach. The service from front desk was ok. We requested several items during our reservation crib, extra towels and extra pillows, none were in our room but I asked front desk and they were able to bring them to our room. We will stay here again.
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1 night family trip Oct 9, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quiet town near beach"
Out here for a wedding. Nice change of pace from San Diego's PB, OB, and Mission Beach. Try Taco Tuesday at Jimmy O's in Del Mar. Shops in Cedros design district are fun to see even if you don't want to buy anything.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 6, 2014
Mo
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good place to stay"
Quiet area. Not much entertainment in here. Good place to stay overnight for business trip purpose.
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3 night business trip Sep 27, 2014
Woodman
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"At the Beach Affordable"
This reservation was for my brother's family with kids ages 6 and 9. It was covenient and within a short walk to staircase leading down to the beach. It was perfect for what they wanted. Breakfast was included, as was parking and wifi. The front lobby and breakfast rooms are accented with ocean colors giving this HIE a real beachy feel. A small outdoor pool, perfect for the kids was on the second floor right outside the large breakfast area. It's not fancy, it's clean and beachy, you can relax.
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3 night family trip Sep 26, 2014
Joni
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome location"
I had a great experience and the location is perfectly located.
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1 night trip Sep 22, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Reliable like our other Holiday Inn Express stays"
Needed a place north of San Diego to stay near family. Didn't want to pay high oceanfront hotel rates - Holiday Inn Express we knew we could count on because we have routinely stayed in one on the east coast. This wasn't as knew - probably a re-purposed other brand or non-brand facility - but it was clean and met our needs. Even had a pool that was in good shape when the grandchildren came to visit us. Easy access to the 101 to get up and down the coast to other beach towns and lagoons; free parking.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 20, 2014
harmonytom
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3.0 / 5Good
This hotel was not all that bad except for a few minor things which would just be a small annoyance. Over all the hotel was clean. The employees working the front desk were all very nice. They would help with anything that was needed. The breakfast was very good with plenty of options. It was quiet at nice in a great area which was close to shops, restaurants and the highway. They only down side would be how well they clean the rooms and pool area. The rooms were vaccumed, however if you walk in bare feet or with socks on the bottoms of your feet would be very dirty. Our beds had chips left under neath on the floor from the guests before. And the after our second night there hoping house keeping would clean our room they never did. So we had to go down to the front desk for more towels and wash cloths. The pool and hot tub seemed dirty with sand on the bottom. They do not look like they have been cleaned in a while. For the most part this hotel isn't bad if their rooms were just a bit more clean then it would be a amazing place to stay. If you can get a good deal on nights there, and don't expect a 5 star quality. You will no be disappointed. The area is safe and comfortable to be around furring the day and night and not to far from the beach. Which is only a block or two away.
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8 night trip Sep 5, 2014
Dave
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"What you expect from a Holiday Inn Express"
Updated rooms/decor and clean. The person working the front desk when I checked in was one of the friendliest front desk persons I have ever dealt with. This gave a great/positive impression of the hotel from the start.
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1 night business trip Sep 8, 2014
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
Very clean, comfy beds, quiet, very nice staff. Loved this place. Would stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Sep 8, 2014
Chere
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