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Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is close to everything like seaworld, museums, San Diego city, etc. Only one street away from beach. Staff was excellent and loving. Now free breakfast was great, it had egg sausage ceral juice coffee and countless other items. Better service than a place that charge 300 a night in my opinion. The rooms are ok as well. The place did have renovation.

Great place, I will stay here again, perfect location with lots of restaurants

Nice stay and location for the buck Great neighborhood with lots of restaurants

Room was very nice. Staff was extremely helpful. Will stay again while out on business.

Perfect location close to everything. Comfy beds. Room was not big but big enough for me and 2 teens. We were close to pool, dining room, elevator, and stairs. Easy in and out for everything. Staff was unexceptional but everything was good. Kids liked the pancake machine. So close to great restaurants and activities and the beach ! Easy parking.

I took my GF Mandy to this hotel for a loving weekend for two. It is a nice hotel. Very comfortable. Quiet all the time, which we liked very much... The location is perfect. There are a number of great seafood places close by in walking distances.

This is a solid, well-situated Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Because of its proximity to all the cool sites in and around Solana Beach (Fletcher Cove, the Cedros District, the train station, Pizza Port are all walking distance), it is a no-brainer for travelers. Our only complaint? Get rid of all the styrofoam you use for your otherwise delicious breakfast offerings! Thanks for all!

Very Nice Place to Stay. Very Friendly. Will stay there again.

Great spot for a trip where you want to be near the awesome del Mar beaches. Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Room was nicely decorated and configured. Breakfast room was very well run -- good variety of food and reasonable hours. No traffic noise and top floor was lovely.

Very clean hotel with a cozy Jacuzzi. Parking spaces below the hotel are easy to navigate, as well as the two floors of the hotel. Great breakfast places close by, also Fletcher's Cove, to take a stroll on the beach A very substantial breakfast arrangement including pancakes that come out of a machine with the touch of a button. Bacon, sausage, cheese omelets, muffins and fruit.

very nice stay. staff very friendly, cheerful and helpful. Rooms were well kept and very comfortable.

Found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Paid extra for a room with a balcony only to find all the rooms with a king size bed had a balcony. When we checked in we were told there wasn't much room to sit out on it either, wish we would have known this before we paid the extra money for an unusable space. Hotel is located off the highway which makes travel quite easy. Lovely setup for morning breakfast, everything was fresh and well stocked.

Hotel is close to the beach. Rooms were not very clean the same trash was in the corner at check in and when we left. Staff was polite. Fitness room must have been the same equipment for the last 20 years.

Located close to the belly up tavern,del mar fairground, dog beach, solana beach, cardiff beach and many restaurant's with a sunset view. Walking distance to beach from hotel.

Overall this was a great experience - the rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast more than adequate and the staff friendly and responsive. I have already stayed here twice and will do so again.

It's a Holiday Inn Express so you pretty much know what you are getting into with the name - a reasonably priced, fairly clean and comfortable room with decent amenities. But you can't beat the location - just a couple block walk to the beach, Cedros arts district, and several good restaruants. While it can get a bit pricey during race season (Del Mar grounds are in easy walking distance), the price is usually quite reasonable. And, it bears repeating, location, location, location.

This hotel was perfect for my one night stop in Solana Beach for business. The location was great, the staff very friendly and free parking. The hotel was quiet and not too far from the beach for a walk.

Just stayed one night for business and it was a great location near the beach and the staff could not be nicer. Room was clean and comfortable. Great stay, will definitely be staying here again.

It was a wonderful place Quiet with nice pool. Great washer and dryer at a reasonable price and centrally located

Stayed here while visiting family in the area for several nights. The room was comfortable and had everything that I needed. It was nice to have a balcony room with a sliding patio door for fresh air breeze and lots of daylight. The hotel staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was good with large dining area with direct access to pool area. Room was quite and slept good. I liked the covered parking areas. I found a walkway and path to the beach that was only a block away. I would stay here again and spend more time on the beach.

621 S Highway 101 Solana Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Del Mar Fairgrounds and Del Mar Racetrack. This hotel has 80 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Del Mar Beach and Del Mar Plaza.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar's 80 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is offered for USD 3.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Multiple Beds, Balcony

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar

Everyone (2) Business (13) Couples (19) Family (13) Friends (5) Other (3)
5

great place with great breakfast.

Everyone

This hotel is close to everything like seaworld, museums, San Diego city, etc. Only one street away from beach. Staff was excellent and loving. Now free breakfast was great, it had egg sausage ceral juice coffee and countless other items. Better service than a place that charge 300 a night in my opinion. The rooms are ok as well. The place did have renovation.

By on May 27, 2017

4
Everyone

Great place, I will stay here again, perfect location with lots of restaurants

By on Feb 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit at our hotel and please accept our sincerest apologies for the disturbance you have experienced during your stay due to the room conditions. Rest assured that these issues will be looked into. We value your comments and welcome the opportunity to serve you again. Sincerely, Karen Chavez

4

bus trip

BusinessTravelers

Nice stay and location for the buck Great neighborhood with lots of restaurants

By on Sep 18, 2015

5

business trip

BusinessTravelers

Room was very nice. Staff was extremely helpful. Will stay again while out on business.

By on Aug 27, 2015

5

family trip

Families

Perfect location close to everything. Comfy beds. Room was not big but big enough for me and 2 teens. We were close to pool, dining room, elevator, and stairs. Easy in and out for everything. Staff was unexceptional but everything was good. Kids liked the pancake machine. So close to great restaurants and activities and the beach ! Easy parking.

By on Aug 23, 2015

5

awesome loving weekend

Couples

I took my GF Mandy to this hotel for a loving weekend for two. It is a nice hotel. Very comfortable. Quiet all the time, which we liked very much... The location is perfect. There are a number of great seafood places close by in walking distances.

By on Jan 16, 2015

4

great little roadside hotel!

Couples

This is a solid, well-situated Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Because of its proximity to all the cool sites in and around Solana Beach (Fletcher Cove, the Cedros District, the train station, Pizza Port are all walking distance), it is a no-brainer for travelers. Our only complaint? Get rid of all the styrofoam you use for your otherwise delicious breakfast offerings! Thanks for all!

By on Nov 5, 2014

4

nice

Families

Very Nice Place to Stay. Very Friendly. Will stay there again.

By on Oct 20, 2014

4

pleasant surprise

GetawayWithFriends

Great spot for a trip where you want to be near the awesome del Mar beaches. Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Room was nicely decorated and configured. Breakfast room was very well run -- good variety of food and reasonable hours. No traffic noise and top floor was lovely.

By on Sep 11, 2014

4

great beach hotel

Couples

Very clean hotel with a cozy Jacuzzi. Parking spaces below the hotel are easy to navigate, as well as the two floors of the hotel. Great breakfast places close by, also Fletcher's Cove, to take a stroll on the beach A very substantial breakfast arrangement including pancakes that come out of a machine with the touch of a button. Bacon, sausage, cheese omelets, muffins and fruit.

By on Sep 5, 2014