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"This hotel is very centrally located, the staff very helpful and the facilities well maintained. It is nice as a staycation. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 23 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Del Mar Beach in Solana Beach

Close to the beach

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Del Mar Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Del Mar Fairgrounds. Also, Belly Up is within half a mile (1 km) and Del Mar Racetrack is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. Enjoy the spa tub and free buffet breakfast.

Free WiFi, balconies

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 80 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include balconies, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$98* Per night/room Sep 3 - Sep 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar

Everyone (10)
4 out of 5
Clean, comfortable in a good location by the beach & fair ground

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Jun 30, 2019 by Andi c.

We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed our close proximity to the beach and fairgrounds!

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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Jun 2, 2019 by Fabricio Hidalgo

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

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May 7, 2019 by Fabricio Hidalgo

Thank you!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

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Apr 8, 2019 by Fabricio Hidalgo

Thank you!

4 out of 5
This hotel is very centrally located, the staff very helpful and the facilities well maintained. It is nice as a staycation.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 24, 2018 by Fabricio Hidalgo

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our Solana Beach location! Thank you for kind of words regarding our staff, I'm going to make sure to share this with them. Once again thank you for choosing us!

3 out of 5

Good location.

Pros: The location and staff.
Cons: The bathroom was outdated and the shower faucet leaked.
Location: Very good location, near beautiful beaches.
Our first room looked directly out onto the pool area. Anyone out there would be able to see directly in our windows. The staff was very accommodating in assigning us a new room and were very friendly overall. The breakfast room was nice and had a good selection of items. Parking was easy and readily available.

Posted by , from Arizona on Oct 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 5, 2016 by Jose

Thank you for your recent review. We are happy to hear that our staff did their best to give you a room you would be comfortable staying in. We want all of our guests to have comfortable accommodations along with good amenities such as a good breakfast. We will definitely follow up with our maintenance department to ensure that the bathroom leak has been fixed. We are currently remodeling all of our guest rooms and bathrooms to address the outdated decor. Thank you again for all your honest feedback.

3 out of 5
It was centrally located with restaurants within walking distance.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016

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Oct 5, 2016 by Jose

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We hope since our hotel is centrally located, you got to enjoy the restaurants and the beach. And after exploring the surrounding area you can come back to the hotel and relax in your room or hang out at the pool/jacuzzi. We hope you visit us again soon.

5 out of 5

Excellent Hotel, Clean, Spacious, Great Breakfast

The Holiday Inn Express in Solana Beach totally exceeded my expectations. Considering the price, I wasn't expecting much, but the room was large and clean. Housekeeping was excellent and attentive. Front desk gave us wake up calls, provided a sewing kit when we needed one, and we were able to print our boarding passes quickly and with no charge. We were in walking distance to the beach and great restaurants. The breakfast was much better than I've had at comparable hotels. There were many healthy options with fresh fruit and yogurts, and a staff member keeping everything refilled. I am so glad we stayed here. Perfect location, great price, and fabulous service. Thank you so much hotel staff!

Posted by , from Maui on Jan 19, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 7, 2017 by hinnexpress@gmail.com

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Karen Chavez

1 out of 5

Big disappointment.

Pros: Location.
Cons: the staff, the pool area, and service in general.
Location: Close to the beach.
Upon arrival we were told the pool was under construction. Not listed n the Travelocity web site. First night we had to move at 11pm because of some kind of heavy equipment running that was causing the whole third floor to shake and vibrate. Third day we came back to a fire alarm going off and after and hour had to leave the room. the very next day the same alar issue and when I contacted the front desk I was rudely told that if it was problem that I could check out of the hotel. Really that is their vision of customer service? We were contacted by the manger of the hotel and offed and one nights credit for all the problems. Of course upon trying to check out the clerk had no knowledge of the credit and refused to even give me a receipt of any kind showing we actually stayed at the hotel. l have called the hotel four times and five days later i still have no bill credit. Now I have to call Travelocity and deal with this all over with someone else. Boohoo. Worst experience ever with a hotel stay. Stay away from this one.

Posted by , from Woodside Ca. on Oct 1, 2015

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4 out of 5

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Pros: close to race track and shuttle picks you up and brings you back.
Cons: The room I had was nice as view of pool which could use some work by the way. But better than some of the rooms.
Location: restaurants near with in walking distance and like I said Del Mar Race track.
I definately will go through your company again as cheaper by about $20. per night with you.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar

Location 621 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar offers its guests an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar. For a fee, parking is available. This Solana Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (35 km / 21.8 mi)
  • Train station: Solana Beach Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Solana Beach-Del Mar offers 80 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Solana Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply).

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 5.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.