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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 315 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.1
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.8
  • Neighborhood
    4.4
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.
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Other trip Nov 3, 2014
Sarah
US
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
US
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.
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2 night family trip Oct 22, 2014
Jane C
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great location.."
near beach, friendly staff,a little run down but very comfortable. will go back
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Other trip Oct 28, 2014
c
US
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
US
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.
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3 night trip Oct 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
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
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
Very clean, comfy beds, quiet, very nice staff. Loved this place. Would stay here again.
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3 night trip Sep 8, 2014
Chere
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to the track and beach"
After a day at the track it was nice to just drive a mile to the hotel. It was very clean and comfortable. We walked to the beach and enjoyed the sunset. You do have to walk down 3 or 4 flights of stairs to the beach because you are on the cliff. The pool and spa were wonderful. The pool was heated to a very comfortable temp. The breakfast was very good. We well definitely stay here again.
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1 night romance trip Aug 27, 2014
Debi B.
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice beach location"
very close to beach access trail, room ok for 2 night stay only problem was sliding glass door and screen door both were off tracks and difficult to open. groceries and a marshalls within a couple of miles and some restaurants walking distance. mornings a bit noisy.
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2 night romance trip Aug 24, 2014
dug
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Express. The room was comfortable,clean,and quiet.The location was convenient as well.
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6 night trip Aug 18, 2014
Cecilia Wessinger
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Decent hotel just over priced"
Clean and friendly place just felt the value would have been there at half of the rate we paid. Walls were paper thin and could hear everyone next to and above us. Bathrooms were extremely small and needed updating. Location is great but not worth the premium when you consider the room quality. Would be willing to save a lot of money per night by going across the 101 next time for a short stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Plug things in!"
Room was as expected except when we checked in at 10 pm, the room was 85 degrees. Tried turning on the air conditioner and had to fumble around and plug it in. Then it would only circulate the air...no cooling! Went to put drinks in provided fridge only to find it unplugged. Went to watch tv only to find it unplugged! I've heard of saving power, but I shouldn't have to stumble around looking for plugs in the middle of the night!
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1 night trip Aug 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel"
Nice hotel close to beach. Great free breakfast, free parking, spacious room
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Other trip Aug 16, 2014
becca
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel Location was 7 min walking to the beach!"
Our stay was very peaceful, there are good restarants near by and all walking distance. Also a CVS within walking distance incase you forgot something. The beach was the highlight of our trip. It was only 7 min away from our room. Any down side might be that there were a lot of stairs to climb to get onto the beach and no bathrooms if your going with small children. Worth the climb if you want to enjoy the beauty God has created!
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2 night romance trip Aug 11, 2014
Diana Gomez
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice stay with beach access."
This hotel has a great location with access to the beach. Close enough for a day trip into San Diego and plenty of local restaurants and shops. The kids enjoyed the beach and the pool. My only complaint was the TV in our room kept shutting off.... Room 329.
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2 night trip Jul 19, 2014
Cynthia
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value in Solana beach"
Great beds, good breakfast. Solid hotel with nice location near the beach and reasonably convenient to other locations also.
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3 night business trip Jul 8, 2014
Mark
US
3.0 / 5Good
Acceptable stay. Rooms furniture and props are old but comfy. Very good breakfast.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2014
Jolita
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic staff"
Could not ask for a better staff! The desk staff helped us with ideas of what to do and how to get places. Alberto who served breakfast every morning was the nicest man. One of the housekeepers turned in my phone charger which I had left when we checked out for a day so I was able to retrieve it when we returned. All new mattresses too!
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2 night trip Jun 8, 2014
Joan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The hotel was conveniently located near the freeway to San Diego and other area attractions. Walking to the public beach provided easier access to the Pacific Ocean than the closest staircase but that's a personal preference. The breakfast area had variety and was well maintained by the staff. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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3 night trip Jun 1, 2014
L W
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel for Wedding Block"
We had a great stay. We had a large king size bed in a clean room and a wonderful breakfast here. The rooms are clean, the hotel is beautifully decorated, my only issue was the vending machines. We used one when we got in at midnight and it wouldn't take cards. We tried to use the one on the third floor and it jammed and the snack didn't come up. Because it was so late we didn't bother with telling the front desk. Family members used the beach access while we unfortunately didn't have have time. Overall I would absolutely stay here again!
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3 night trip May 29, 2014
Jill
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice close to beach"
Great family friendly would stay again close to beach had a extra 20 dollar charge not sure what it was for. All is good would recommend.
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Other trip Jun 3, 2014
k
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Close to attractions"
Clean, free parking is nice, free breakfast is just so-so
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Other trip Jun 2, 2014
Dick
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"HIDDEN TREASURE"
We were very surprised to come across this hidden treasure. The hotel was very clean, nicely decorated, excellent service at the front desk, and wonderful service in the cafeteria as well.
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1 night trip May 10, 2014
Maria Rojas
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice Hotel close to beach."
Very nice experience. Hotel personnel very nice and courteous. Only problem was our room keys. Had to have them "reset" at least once per day. Desk clerk told us that they were using old cards which were probably worn out. Seems to me this is a nominal expense to avoid continuous problems for guests.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 14, 2014
Fred
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good hotel"
Only stayed 1 night, thought it was a good hotel for the price. Nice breakfast.
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Other trip May 11, 2014
marie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Jess was very helpful
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1 night trip May 1, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pretty nice for the price"
The free breakfast was a nice spread. The beds were very comfortable. It was a suite, so there was plenty of room. I thought it would be closer to the beach and you can tell it's a remodeled hotel, but the price was reasonable.
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1 night trip Apr 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"We had a very pleasant stay."
The only thing for me was the pillows were to soft. I will stay there again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 21, 2014
Perla
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
This is a great hotel! Very convienient to where I come for work as well as ease of access to great food and beach access. 2 small complaints....1) The cell service in the rooms is horrible! I've stayed on the 2nd and 3rd floor now and to talk on my mobile phone I have to stand outside. 2) I think the rooms may be being in the process of being upgraded. Nothing horrible, but both times I have stayed, there seems to be repair or upgrades mid-process...especially in the bathroom. (Sinks, shower curtains/rods, shower heads, paint/caulk, etc) Overall, great place to stay and I'll continue to come back.
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2 night trip Apr 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesomeness"
it was awesome and we had a great experience........
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Other trip Apr 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"not worth it"
I Would never stay here again. This place was a dump. The rooms were old and dingy. The balcony that was a joke, a 2 foot wide over look to the car rental detailing parking lot, the other side the balconies over looked the parking garage. No ocean or beach view any where in thus junky hotel. Not as close to the beach as advertised. Don't waste your money or time with this junky hotel.
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3 night family trip Apr 2, 2014
Paula
US
3.0 / 5Good
Bathroom tub dripped...older fixtures. Ran out of toilet paper.
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4 night family trip Mar 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"would stay again"
close to the beach,staff very accomodating, hotel a little outdated
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Other trip Mar 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel for a quick trip"
The loved the fact that the hotel was so close to the beach.The staff were great, and assisted in any way possible. The breakfast was good, but the pancake machine kept malfunctioning, so we had disappointed little ones. The location of the hotel allowed us to venture out on great day trips. Overall, the hotel met our mini vacations needs.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Family vacay"
The location was great, beautiful beach town with lots of good food around. I thought the room was clean until my 1yr old kept finding things, grosses thing he found to play with was an old toothbrush under the bed. Also after we took showers the water was constantly dripping out of the spout. I would go back and stay there again, the price was great and the location was key. It's about 15-20 to San Diego and 15-20 to legoland.
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3 night family trip Mar 24, 2014
Veronica
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Holiday Inn Express near Del Mar"
The Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach - Del Mar has large rooms, plenty of free parking, a nice pool, and very good breakfast. It is also walking distance to the beach - go out the back of the hotel and turn right (north) and walk 1-2 blocks. There is then a marked path to access the beach on the left, with a set of stairs at the end of the path. Our only complaint is that the wifi was very spotty at the hotel.
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2 night business trip Mar 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Just OK"
The matresses were very uncomfortable and springy. The AC unit was very loud...sounded like a jet taking off every time it came on. Bathrooms are not updated...but clean enough. Breakfast was pretty good.
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2 night family trip Mar 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Location - Good Budget Hotel Close to Beach"
Solana Beach is probably as close to you can get to a small sleepy beach town. But has a great music venue, Belly Up... Great Beer - Culture Brewery .. Great Beaches... Quiet town, nice people..
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2 night trip with friends Mar 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"A Suite is Not a SUITE in Holiday Inn Express Hote"
I reserved a hotel SUITE for five people. Perhaps it's the French that threw you off, but a SUITE is a group of rooms joined together. We had ONE room for five people. VERY uncomfortable and not what we expected. We were offered an extra room for extra charge. That is not good customer service. The parking lot was being painted, of course, so we had to always park in the covered parking off a busy street. The only good thing was the breakfasts.
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3 night trip Mar 14, 2014
caroline
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Walking distance from the Belly Up"
Stayed there when I went to a concert at the Belly Up which was less than a 10 minute walk. Very busy road with few things right by hotel but still within walking distance
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1 night trip Feb 24, 2014
Kevin
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"All good, but delayed check in."
We had a great time, we live in Rancho San Diego so this was a staycation for us. Other than a delayed check in everything was fine. The beach and very diverse shops on Cedros were a long walk or short drive away. The complementry breakfast was a nice addition.
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1 night trip Feb 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
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