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!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to attractions"
Clean, free parking is nice, free breakfast is just so-soGenuine Expedia guest review
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
Only stayed 1 night, thought it was a good hotel for the price. Nice breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Jess was very helpfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was awesome and we had a great experience........Genuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Bathroom tub dripped...older fixtures. Ran out of toilet paper.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"would stay again"
close to the beach,staff very accomodating, hotel a little outdatedGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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 distanceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Second stay,still very satisfied"
In SD for a conference, stayed an extra day and did not want to pay very high rates at conference hotel. I stayed in this HI Express last October and was satisfied, so I booked my extra night here. Still very satisfied. They let me have a late checkout at no charge and it was again a very pleasant experience. Definitely recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Walking distance to downtown area and beach. Great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We have had several stays at this location due to continuing appointments at Scripps La Jolla. Staff has always provided whatever assistance we needed. We will continue to stay at this Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach/Del Mar. We highly recommend this business for it professionalism and comfort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great room for the price"
clean rooms, great price, great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good Breakfast,.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pancakes for breakfast!"
Aside from a cricket following us into the room, the stay was pleasurable. Complimentary breakfast was great.. pastries, sausage patties and pancake machine! Loved it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to the Solama beach"
This was a nice moderately priced hotel. We had an nice room on the third floor with a King bed. It had a comfy pillowtop mattress and a clean, tidy room. We arrived a day early and were able to get a room on the second floor for that night. It was more worn and the queen beds older and not so comfy, but we moved to our original booked room the next […] night. The hotel had a nice heated small outdoor pool and hottub, complementary buffet breakfast, and exceptionally nice staff. The parking is okay for cars, but we had a truck and trailer. We were able to park out front when we needed to but it didn't fit well there. Any bigger rigs might be a problem. The hotel is also an easy walk to the beach. Nice when parking at the beach was expensive. I would recommend this hotel but suggest booking a third floor King bed. These rooms appear to be less used and therefore nicer. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
For the price, worth the stay. clean room, nice location, well kept amenities. Not super high class, but really great for the level of hotel this is.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel and not just for the price"
The staff was great, the room was perfect, and the bed I have no words one of the best nights sleep I've hadGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"walking distance to the beach"
Great place for a nice get away weekend! You can be on the beach in 5 min for a morning walk (or swim). Breakfast in the hotel is included but not the best… orange juice was really water and coffee was not too good either. But there are places to eat breakfast within walking distance. Room was clean, but the drain in the bathtub was slow, causing water […] to rise a bit while taking a shower. Not a huge deal, but something to be aware of. The price was reasonable, so we may go back some day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was specifically looking for a hotel that had balconies for the rooms, and I thought I saw furniture on the balconies in the photos. Unfortunately, there was no furniture on my balcony, which made it unuseable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"5 star overall"
We enjoyed our 2 nights stay in this hotel. It is convenient location where our relatives who lives in San Diego. We came here to attend a family reunion. The beach is very close to walk. Breakfast is good. Very clean, close to all restaurant and freeways.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night business stay"
I was a little disappointed when I actually saw the room. I paid for a suite and the "suite" didn't look like the pictures. It was smaller than expected, but the bed was comfortable bu the bathroom was extremely small in comparison to others. The noise level was low, since it was in the back of the hotel. The "breakfast" was a step up from the typical […] breakfasts, with a good selection of items. The staff was nice a friendly. The location is close to the Metro station and actually close enough to the freeway to make it convenient. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel doesn't have any amenities outside of room. Inside, you would think u r staying at a much more expensive hotel as room is clean and they had expensive covers and it did not smell. If all u want is a nice room for a good pruce this is the place.Genuine Expedia guest review
Quiet, close to everything in Solana Beach- nice staff-clean rooms- easy parking.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable middle-low cost room"
We stayed here for one night. It's about .7 miles from the Amtrak station, an easy and pleasant walk. The breakfast was excellent for being included with the room - biscuits and gravy, pancakes, instant oat meal, pastries, cold cereal. Very good experience - would have given it 5s all around except that would imply perfection.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for the price"
This hotel is super close to the beach but it's right next to an Alamo car rental. Our room sat right next to it and they were vacuuming and cleaning cars first thing in the morning. But you can't beat being close to the beach. Oh and if you're looking for dining, do not go to Woody's, most places are in walking distance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent value for Solana Beach area"
Decent but not superlow price.Worth it though. Very easy to get to and very convenient if you want to be in SB, Del Mar, or Encinitas. Short walk to a great beach. Short walk to some decent food and shops. OK hotel breakfast-better than some I have had. Definitely would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Solana Beach, CA for a girls weekend. It was in great proximity to the beach and to the concert that we were going to. The hotel is a little run down, in need of some updates in the bathrooms especially. Because of this is didn't appear very clean in the bathrooms, the base boards need some serious attention and […] the tub dripped constantly, (the handle was loose). The staff was courteous and helpful. The hot breakfast was ok, nice to have something more than a pastry and cold cereal, but not the best. We ended up going up the street to a cafe on the first morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close proximity to everything in the area."
Very comfortable and clean bed. Warm and friendly staff. Good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Quite, safe neighborhood! Hotel staff was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I left my pillow there"
I left my favorite pillow there and nobody called or sent an email to let me know they found it ...hard for them to think it was their's...considering it had a real old olive colored pillowcase on it. Bummer.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great little hotel"
Nice hotel that met all my needs for a quick stay. The hot breakfast and great staff make it my go to place when i'm there for business. Keep up the good work.Genuine Expedia guest review
Went on my trip with husband from Las Vegas. We weren't sure what to expect because opinions were mixed.. What a nice surprice!!! Cute hotel, with very friendly staff. we didn't know until last day of our stay that the entry to ocean side was right behind the hotel!!!so just steps from ocean! Not to mention on both sides of hotel there are few restaurants […] to chose from. Just wonderful walk. Thank you again Holiday Inn. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to where family was staying.."
Great place to stay close to the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fairly near to the beach"
Maintenance and cleanliness was disgustingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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