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Holiday Inn Express Solvang
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Have just returned from a tour of California with a well known coach touring company and this hotel was on tour tour. nice big bed. free breakfast was good plenty of choice. didn't swim but felt the pool and it was warm. hotel was at the start of the main street, nice easy walk through with places to eat, we chose Solvang brewing company, was busy but good food and service time was fine.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Joe023
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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear Joe023,

I appreciate taking your time to leave a review of your stay on Tripadvisor. It's always good to read positive feedback, thank you for commenting on our big bed, complimentary breakfast and on our location, we look forward to accommodating you in the future.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Nothing special about the place and at the high rate, we would expect something a bit more current or less kitchy. Solvang is a theme town for tourist shoppers and wine trailers. We stay here to see the motorcycle museum and to get a room near UCSB, otherwise we don't find much in the town. This hotel is clean and has sufficient parking in a good location on a main road. Nothing remarkable but high priced due to its being in Solvang.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2013

Dear txmagca,

Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your postive feedback about our excellent location, cleanliness and sufficiency in parking. As a destination hotel our rates are very competitive especially on weekends. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel.

Thank you,

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

The only reason I'm giving this Holiday Inn Express any stars at all is because the location is good and the staff were all so friendly and helpful and when all other places to stay were filled up, at least this place had a vacancy.

It's been years since we stayed in such a rundown place that looks like they have done nothing to upgrade since the 70s. The nice paint job on the outside masks what the inside looks like. The ceiling of the room had that sprayed on 'popcorn' ceiling, and I am not clear whether that always means it is asbestos. Another part of the ceiling that had those white acoustic panels had tape holding broken parts together. The elevator was shabby beyond belief and also the foyer leading from the lobby to the elevator. It wasn't as if we got it cheap. We paid over $200 for each of the two nights we stayed there. There is a breakfast included, but it is very generic and the scrambled eggs in the buffet were cold and so was the coffee.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2013

Dear tapestries,

We are disappointed to hear about your recent stay at our hotel. We are in the process of an uplift of our hotel. Hopefully by the time you visit us next time, you will be able to enjoy your stay with us.

Thank you,

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We booked our room last minute and had never been to Solvang before. Most other hotels were all booked. When we got into town we realized there were a few other hotels not listed on trip advisor that still had vacancies. We felt that, for the high price, the hotel was not worth it. It was clean enough, but quite dated. They had obviously tried to do some updates, but again, not worth the high price we paid. Take your chance and find a cute little boutique in town. You might find a real gem!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank UniquelyNordic
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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2013

Dear UniquelyNordic,

Thank you for leaving us a positive review on tripadvisor. We are sorry you felt the price was too high, on busy days in Solvang the prices may rise in the entire town. We still are glad you were able to enjoy the stay with us and hope to see you in the future.

Thank you,

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I stayed here one night with my wife a 4-year old daughter on my way to San Diego. It was one of the few places with available rooms and I was glad we scored it. We had never been to Solvang and it turns out we were in for a treat.

The hotel itself is very well kept. The room we had was very spacious, the bed comfortable and our little girl loved playing in the pool. It is located on the main road in Solvang, so everything is a reasonable walk away. As a plus, our room faced some woods in the back of the hotel, so it felt very private.

The room came with breakfast and I must say that the lobby and breakfast area were cozy and comfortable. My wife and I were planning on going out for breakfast, but when we saw the spread, we opted to stay. The buffet was well-stocked and fresh. As my wife checked us out, my daughter and I cuddled on the couch in the lobby in front of the warm fireplace. What a great moment!

While I will say this place is very much indicative of a chain hotel, it is definitely on the higher end and clearly the owners take pride in it. Having never been to Solvang, I can't speak for any other hotel, but for my money, I would gladly stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Lisa W, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

Dear Devo1975,

We appreciate your great 4 star review on Tripadvisor!! We are happy you found our rooms spacious and beds comfortable. It is a great hotel for families. We look forward for your family to visit us again!

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