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“Nice Hotel If You Loved the 70's.”

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Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Solomons
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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48 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel If You Loved the 70's.”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

This property is located right on the water in Solomons which can make for some great views if you have the right room, but otherwise it is just an average hotel and reminds me why Holiday Inn has such a generally poor reputation.

The hotel is very spread out and appears to have been in two sections, with my section being the most recent. This results in confusion as the main elevators only go to certain floors, and you need to find the other elevators to get to the other rooms. Also the hallways are quite long, so if you are located at the end of the hallway, expect a decent walk to the elevator. It actually is faster to take the stairs if you are only going up or down one floor.

There is nothing special about the rooms and most of the pictures on the hotel website are from the suites which are nicer and not as dowdy as the regular rooms. The doors look like they came straight from the 70's with a wood veneer that reminded me of the cheesy fake wood panels I grew up with.

Even though I am a Platinum Elite member I wasn't recognized as such which is a major negative in my view.

On the plus side there are plenty of places to eat from McDonalds and Burger King down the street to seafood restaurants galore.

If you have other options for lodging in Solomons I would look at those first because for $102 it wasn't worth the price.

This property is in serious need of a facelift.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank Travel4Less
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I would also like to thank you and congratulate you on your Priority Club Platinum status. It is because of guests like yourself that stay at Holiday Inn’s 50 plus nights a year that Holiday Inn’s won the 2011 JD Power Award as the highest in guest satisfaction among mid scale full service chains. It is disappointing to learn that we did not recognize your status at check in. We have some of the highest scores in our system for Priority Club recognition, however in your case we failed and we will review those steps with our guest service team. It is also disappointing to know that after a recently completed renovation of our entire property including guest rooms we appear as a hotel out of the 70’s. I assure you our recent renovations to all guest rooms are the same product you would see in a new build Holiday Inn. With refreshed bathrooms, granite bathroom sinks, full length framed mirrors, flat screen televisions, complimentary wireless Internet, pillow top mattresses, up to date wall vinyl, drapes, carpet and furnishings. We certainly want all of our guests to get a value for their rate. As the only hotel in our market that provides the 102.00-military/government rates without restrictions when traveling on government/military rate business, we will strive to improve that value. All of us at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina know that the rate is important to all of our military/government travelers and are committed to that rate during your time of business travel need no matter what our occupancy might be. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager
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Annapolis, MD
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

The room was nice. I really didn't have a problem with the cleanliness of the place. The bathroom looked like it needed to be updated and the fixtures showed wear but it was not dirty. We were spending the night after spending the day up at Calvert Cliffs Park looking for fossils. There was laundry which was good because we had plenty of dirty clothes from the day at the park. I was there with three young boys and it would have been nice to have an indoor pool for the guys to burn off more energy. There was an outdoor pool but it was closed for the season. We ate at the restaurant and the servers were very nice. The continental breakfast had scrambled eggs, biscuits, cereals, juices, milks and other pastries. We ordered bacon and pancakes off the menu. The location is very close to the Marine Museum and downtown Solomons. It would have nice to have queen size beds in the room because there plenty of room for them.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank omlig
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We know our guest’s schedules are busy and appreciate the time you have taken to post your experience with us. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We traveled from Greensboro, NC to set up and attend my son's wedding. We stayed from April 18-22. My wife was helping out with the preparations for the wedding, and lot of the work had to be done in the hotel room. Richard and the staff worked with us to get a room with lots of table space, and even brought us an extra refrigerator for the cake. This was a very busy weekend for the hotel, but they still made sure we had eveything we needed and more. I was very pleased with the way they helped my wife out and took care of us on this trip. As for the room, it was very clean and did not "smell" like a lot of hotels rooms do. My wife has asthma and this is a big deal when we travel. The shower had great water pressure and lots of hot water! Helpful Hint: you have to pull on the knob to turn the water on in the shower (it took me a minute to figure it out). The beds were the most comfortable that I have ever slept in, and I stay in hotels over 60 nights a year. We even checked to see what kind of mattress it was so we could get one at home. We will always stay at this hotel when we visit in the future.

Room Tip: ask for the new mattresses they are supposed to be even better than the awesome one that we had!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to communicate your stay experience at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina. Our recently completed guest room renovations have presented us with some shower operating opportunities. Your comments on the shower operation are greatly appreciated in assisting us to better communicate this issue to our guests. Jeffery D. Shepherd, General Manager
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Mechanicsville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We traveled from Richmond, Virginia, to Solomons for charter boat fishing. We had stayed at this hotel on many previous visits and we're looking for our usual expectations. However, on our 4/20/12 visit, we found our room to be unclean: carpeting looked dirty, the bathroom was not clean, there was no water to bathe in the shower or tub, and the air-conditioning did not work. Due to our early departure, we stayed. We did inform the front desk when we checked out at 5:30 a.m. on 4/21/12. We will not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Cuz39
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you for the review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina. I certainly apologize for your experience with us. We appreciate all comments and the opportunity to improve our products and services to all our guests. During our recently completed room renovations we installed new bath hardware. Unfortunately the shower mechanism has caused some operating confusion. We feel we have reached a solution that will help us better communicate how that new shower mechanism works. It is our hope that when traveling to Southern Maryland again you will give us another opportunity. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager
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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

My non-profit animal rescue held it's 3rd annual Rock-N-Roll For Rescues at the Holiday Inn Solomons in March. We have hd it there all 3 years. The staff is very helpful and gracious. It takes months to prepare and they are always there to answer any questions and handle any problems we have. We use the Chesapeake Ballroom which seats 300 people with a dance floor and they donate the space to us every year and also give us complimentary rooms for our sponsors. The people attending our event got a special room rate and I got many compliments about how nice it was for the hotel to do that for us. We also had a band and the Holiday Inn provided them with food and drinks and didn't charge us anything for doing so. I especially want to thank Shanon Schulze. She was the person I was in close contact with planning all of the details. Whenever I emailed her she responded very promptly, usually the same day. Thank you Holiday Inn for everything you did for us and we look forward to next year!

Also, the location of the hotel is superb. It is in Solomon's Island, Maryland and there are lots of great restaurants and gift shops near by not to mention the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Thank n2tap55
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jdshepherd, General Manager at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Our entire team at the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina strives to do all we can to support our community and events surrounding our community. We appricate that you chose our site to host your event. Jeffrey D. Shepherd, General Manager
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina

Property: Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina
Address: 155 Holiday Dr, Solomons, MD 20688-3150
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Region: United States > Maryland > Calvert County > Solomons
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Solomons
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,106 - ₹ 10,917
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find comfort & modern luxury at one of the most suitable locations in Solomons. Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina. Positioned on Back Creek of the Patuxent River with its Naval Air Station, Wildlife Reserve & adjacent to Chesapeake Bay. A scenic one-hour drive from Washington, D.C. & Annapolis. Just 10 minutes from St. Mary's Airport, while Baltimore Washington International & Reagan National are both within a 90-minute drive. Walking distance to Calvert Marine Museum, Annmarie Gardens, & Spectacular Solomons Island Boardwalk. Just a short drive to State Parks, Historical Sites, & Lighthouse adventures.The Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina is ideal for business & leisure travelers, featuring newly renovated spacious & decorative guest rooms & suites. You'll have room to work, relax & make the most of your day. Amenities such as high-speed Internet, work center, plush towels & luxurious bedding mean every night is a great night & every day starts right. Dip in our outdoor Jr. Olympic size pool (seasonal), sip at the Outdoor Marina Side Bar with access to Solomons Harbor Marina. Enjoy tennis & a fully equipped renovated fitness center. Meeting & Banquet facilities offer over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space that enhances business & social functions from small meetings or intimate dinners to weddings. When it's time to dine, enjoy an adventure at Isaac's Restaurant & Pub. The best is waiting for you at Holiday Inn Solomons Conference Center & Marina. ... more   less 
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