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Holiday Inn Express Solvang
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Solvang
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Not the best hotel we've ever stayed in, but it was OK for one night. Stairs up to most rooms and I did not notice any lifts. The outdoor pool is quite small, and in a very prominent location out front of the hotel, quite near the main road. A fair amount of traffic noise. The room itself was fine with good beds, wi-fi, flat-screen TV. The en-suite only had a fairly feeble shower, and the towels were thin & quite small. On the plus side, the (hot) breakfast was included, and it was a pretty decent affair with pancakes, eggs, toast, fresh fruit etc and somewhere to sit and eat it.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road are, obviously, quieter.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Hello Andy,

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. I appreciate your likes and dislikes. I use these comments to improve in all areas. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the location, breakfast and beds. We do in fact have elevators located in each building.

Again, thank you and we value and respect all of our guest comments.

Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Easy walk to amazing restaurants and shops with Danish architecture. Fantastic views out the back of a giant oak grove. Rooms are clean and the beds are Holiday Inn comfortable. Breakfast is the same at every HIE with powder eggs and cinnamon rolls plus fresh fruit.

Room Tip: Rooms 102 to 120 have great balconies on the even numbered side.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tc3trainer
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

I am happy you enjoyed our beds and breakfast. Solvang is very unique and has some amazing shops and sites.

Please come see us again in the future.

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I have to tell you I don't get impressed very easy but I had the chance to stay in this Holiday Inn very unique, when we arrived at this place looks magical like if you are in Europe with a beautiful Danish style park and houses and stores, all the homes looked like cookie houses. to make a long story short, you can walk just about anywhere, including shops, pizza, bars, Chinese food, and the people very nice and friendly at the hotel, the rooms very clean and the stay was very nice, I will come back here in two seconds, even my wife told me why don't we stay a little bit more so we can enjoy the hotel and the city, don't forget breakfast in the morning it is very delicious and the people are so friendly to help you get anything they can, overall you have to go there and see it for yourself, I wasn't expecting it to be this beautiful.

Room Tip: Any room will do because the Hotel it is so convenient in location and services.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ely G
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay here and go to experience the fantastic food we have here in Solvang.

Please come back very soon!!

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Nice big clean room. Typical of the chain. Had a lovely balcony that looked out into a wooded area. Walking distance to the quaint little shops. Just thoroughly enjoyed the quietness, the staff was helpful. Would go back for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank travelisfun2011
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the hotel and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the room that overlooks the park area.

Please come back and see us soon!

Thank you,
Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Came to Solvang in the evening. Everything was closed so we decided to stay for the night to see this beautiful town the next day. Found this nice hotel in the center of the town. Very nice staff, nice and clean everywhere, big rooms, swimmingpool and danish rolls for breakfast. As norwegian we are not used to sweets for breakfast, but here it worked out very well concidering the surroundings. I would absolutely recommend this hotel!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Siv672014
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Lilliehammer,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of our hotel, we most definitely appreciate the recognition.

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the swimming pool and our breakfast before taking in the town of Solvang.

I hope you had a wonderful time here in America and will come back again soon!

Thanks again,
Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is the nicest one we've stayed in and ended up staying 2 nights on our way up the coast and another night on our way home. Very clean, wonderful location, and very friendly staff. The breakfast was good - loved the pancake machine! Wish I had one at my house!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the back of the hotel to avoid road noise
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear LoveMyAcura,

Thank you so much for the lovely 5 star review. We take pride in our unique hotel in this very beautiful town of Solvang, and are overjoyed when recognized for our efforts. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and yes, that pancake machine is magical!

Come back and see us soon!

Thanks again,
Sheri Kresky

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This hotel had the friendliest and most helpful staff. The room was spacious and the shower had great water pressure and a good shower head. Breakfast offered a good variety for all. Covered parking was great during the hot days and, being in wine country, it was great that shopping and restaurants were all a short walk away. This is a quaint European-style town in a beautiful area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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SheriKreskyGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Solvang, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear HorseLover,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your review. I can tell you the staff gets very excited when recognized. I am happy you enjoyed Solvang and had a great stay with us.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Thanks again,
Sheri Kresky

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Solvang

Address: 1455 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2915
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Region: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Solvang
Price Range: £81 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Solvang 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come discover the preferred destination of travelers visiting the Santa Ynez Valley, the Holiday Inn Express Solvang. We are centrally located in the Danish Town of Solvang, walking distance to all of its major attractions. It is best known for its shopping, restaurants, chocolate factories and wine tasting rooms! Our hotel is centrally located within Santa Barbara County's Wine Valley. The Holiday Inn Express Solvang is within minutes to Vandenberg Air Force Base, renowned Wineries such as Firestone, Gainey, Buttonwood and Rusack. If you are a golf enthusiast then make the Holiday Inn Express Solvang your golfing headquarters. With our Monthly Golf Packages, you can golf at courses such as The Alisal River Course and La Purisima Golf Course.Our hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes from the city of Santa Barbara, 20 minutes from Vandenberg Air Force Base and 30 minutes away from Santa Maria. ... more   less 
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