Private dwellings line all of the oceanfront in Solana Beach, CA, but the Holiday Inn Express hotel is situated on the next road inland (Highway 101), so about a 5 minute walk from the beach; also within walking distance are the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track. Downtown San Diego is 20 miles away. The hotel has 64 rooms & 16 suites, facing north or south, some having sea views and all equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator. Guests can relax in the outdoor pool, whirlpool or fitness center, and take advantage of the free hot buffet breakfast. For lunch and dinner there are several restaurants within one block, and more in the center of Solana Beach a little way to the north.