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Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Santa Ynez Valley

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Walking distance to Solvang so a car wasn't needed. 2nd floor room was great for view of the main street and town. Free breakfast made it convenient to start the day quickly. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was spacious and clean.

The building is old, rooms stinky and much smaller than other Holiday Inn hotels I have stayed in. The rooms have either an alley view or a road view. If you go through Orbitz or such sites, you would invariably land in the road view room. These rooms are ill constructed and are super noisy. It seems like you are sleeping on the road. When I complained about this to the manager, she asked me to pay extra if I wanted a goodnight sleep. Well, the only good thing about this was free breakfast, that too had some things like milk expiring and stale boiled eggs.

5 travelers...we never have enough room in our hotels. My kids thought they hit the jackpot when we went in and found a loft wth a bed and TV upstairs. They loved the hotel. Close to town so we just walked from our hotel also.

Nice and helpful staff. Great location. Rooms are large and clean.

Our room was very large with one King bed. Staff is very nice and the location is good. Walking distance to everything.

Had a great experience in Holiday Inn. Breakfast was really good. My husband and me were there for are 22 anniversary. We have a great time and experience. Definitely would stay at Holiday Inn other times.

This hotel is kind of old. The breakfast is bland, and without serving waffle or pancake.

clean and at the center of solvang. I will definitely stay again on this hotel. walking distance to everything. friendly and accommodating staff.

Very convenient location to our family. Very good value, if you factor in the free breakfast. Comfortable bed, quiet AC.

As long as your request a room that is not facing the main street, the rooms are great! Also, it's nice to have a free breakfast. There is free wifi, but I had technical issues so it didn't work.

I stayed here with a few friends over labor day weekend, and we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were large and comfortable, and we were walking distance from a number of cute shops and cafes. We would definitely stay here again for a weekend on a budget!

Great stay and location. Short walk to shops and dining

We stay here every time we visit Solvang and it is a great little hotel. It is close to everything and private.

My entire 4 days there was very comfortable. Pool was very clean everyday, staff was very knowledgeable w tourist information, housekeeping responded very quickly, and the free breakfast was a nice touch.

Stayed for 2 nights - hotel ok. Did not spend much time at the hotel - visiting relatives in area. Hotel was fine for the money. Parking was not the best. The first night all the parking spots were taken in both garages and outside areas. Had to park on street.

It was very cute and in a great area, but I don't think we got what we paid for. The doors did not lock in the bathroom and the continental breakfast wasn't that great at all.

Had a very good stay here, the staff very helpful. Good breakfast.

This hotel was lovely. The room was clean and it was a great added bonus to have such a great breakfast available. My daughter was fascinated with the pancake machine. We recommend this hotel!

I wasn't expecting much from a 3-star hotel (or a Holiday Inn for that matter), but this one was a nice surprise: comfortable and clean rooms, and an overall nice stay. Only downside was that housekeeping seems to have forgotten that our rooms were occupied, so they didn't show up. Not a big deal since we didn't spend that much time in the room anyway. A nice breakfast included is always a plus, too.

We had a great time at the Holiday Inn Express in Solvang, CA. One of the first hotels at the entrance of town in walking distance to everything. It was late December and the outdoor heated pool and spa were so relaxing. The rooms were clean and modern. We had a little balcony we could go out and sit on. The laundry facilities were a plus. The complimentary breakfast offered the usual, but ,surprisingly, also had biscuits and gravy and a fresh pancake machine...very nice. Two nice computers with internet access and a lit fireplace and TV in the lobby for the early riser. A quick drive to all the nearby wineries. All in all a very pleasant stay.

1455 Mission Dr Solvang CA

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Santa Ynez Valley, Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Santa Ynez Valley is next to Wildling Museum and Solvang Brewing Company. This 82-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Solvang, the hotel is also a short walk from Solvang Festival Theater and Hans Christian Andersen Museum.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Santa Ynez Valley's 82 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls and ironing boards.


Property features

Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Santa Ynez Valley offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and express check-out.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Loft, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Santa Ynez Valley

Everyone (5) Couples (32) Business (3) Family (25) Other (5) Friends (6)
5

excellent choice

Everyone

Walking distance to Solvang so a car wasn't needed. 2nd floor room was great for view of the main street and town. Free breakfast made it convenient to start the day quickly. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was spacious and clean.

By , from HI on Mar 17, 2017

2
Everyone

The building is old, rooms stinky and much smaller than other Holiday Inn hotels I have stayed in. The rooms have either an alley view or a road view. If you go through Orbitz or such sites, you would invariably land in the road view room. These rooms are ill constructed and are super noisy. It seems like you are sleeping on the road. When I complained about this to the manager, she asked me to pay extra if I wanted a goodnight sleep. Well, the only good thing about this was free breakfast, that too had some things like milk expiring and stale boiled eggs.

By on Oct 15, 2016

5

suite with a loft was sweet!

Everyone

5 travelers...we never have enough room in our hotels. My kids thought they hit the jackpot when we went in and found a loft wth a bed and TV upstairs. They loved the hotel. Close to town so we just walked from our hotel also.

By on Jul 26, 2016

4
Everyone

Nice and helpful staff. Great location. Rooms are large and clean.

By on Mar 21, 2016

4
Everyone

Our room was very large with one King bed. Staff is very nice and the location is good. Walking distance to everything.

By on Mar 21, 2016

5

anniversary trip

Couples

Had a great experience in Holiday Inn. Breakfast was really good. My husband and me were there for are 22 anniversary. We have a great time and experience. Definitely would stay at Holiday Inn other times.

By on Nov 9, 2015

3

family trip

Families

This hotel is kind of old. The breakfast is bland, and without serving waffle or pancake.

By on Jul 9, 2015

5

great trip

Couples

clean and at the center of solvang. I will definitely stay again on this hotel. walking distance to everything. friendly and accommodating staff.

By on Jun 5, 2015

4

great stay

Couples

Very convenient location to our family. Very good value, if you factor in the free breakfast. Comfortable bed, quiet AC.

By on Jan 15, 2015

4

great stay in solvang

BusinessTravelers

As long as your request a room that is not facing the main street, the rooms are great! Also, it's nice to have a free breakfast. There is free wifi, but I had technical issues so it didn't work.

By on Oct 7, 2014