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Solvang Gardens

293 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
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Ranked #3 of 6 Solvang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
Lisa D Phoenix, Arizona
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pemberton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brochure and website photos looked good and so my wife and I booked and stayed here in November 2012. But we found the rooms small and grossly overpriced. We were upgraded to a 'deluxe suite' which had dirty carpets, part of an extension plug hanging out of an electrical outlet, a broken toilet seat and a strange mechanical hum... More

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Debbie V, General Manager at Solvang Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I apologize that we were not able to meet your expectations during your last visit. I am pleased to announce that we have made several property improvements to our rooms and our gardens since you have stayed with us last. We would welcome the opportunity for you to consider coming... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed last year & enjoyed the beautiful garden. This year we got the larger king bougainvillea suite. Our room had a little electric fireplace that we didn't use for heat but enjoyed the ambiance of the look of a lit fire without the heat. It really was lovely. Super deep bathtub for a bathers paradise. But again the gardens... More

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Debbie V, General Manager at Solvang Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience in one of our king suites as they do offer some nice amenities. I am glad that you had a chance to enjoy our beautiful new gardens as we are just completing an entire makeover of all... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The property is well located and out of the main drag hustle and bustle. Our room was very large and well appointed and comfortable. Although the property is older than many Solvang comparables everything worked including the large fireplace in the room. Because there was some exterior renovation work underway we were not able to take advantage of their spacious... More

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Debbie V, General Manager at Solvang Gardens, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for your kind review and I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I agree that we are located in a great spot just down the street from the busy crowds in Solvang yet close enough to be only a five minute walk to all of the restaurants, shops... More

Southern Calif.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We came in to town mid-afternoon and needed a place to stay for one night. The Solvang Gardens are off the main road, but an easy walk to the downtown area. The staff at the SG were super friendly and helpful. We decided on a room in the back, off the road, as I am a light sleeper. The room... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Goes without saying, we liked this property very much. Walking distance to the center of solvang, very nice owners. Room was ok sized, bathroom was quite ok size. Morning bkfast was excellent, giving u some Danish pastries among other goodies. Overall, would recommend it

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Tustin CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We took two back garden rooms, selecting from four available when we arrived. A very delightful staff, Michelle, gave us the tour and her advice. Each room is different and right now they are in the midst of redecorating and redoing the rooms and infrastructure. Gardens both behind our rooms and those in the front were in great bloom, even... More

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Michelle A, Manager at Solvang Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We always hope to be a great respite for people traveling along the coast. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again some time. I hope you had a great time during the rest of your trip! Thanks again for staying with us. More

Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I'm just back from Solvang. My expectation for this weekend trip was rather moderate, but it turned out to be one of the best weekend getaways. Since I'm so pleased by my experience, I want to share some tips with prospective fellow travelers to the area. First, Solvang Gardens is a GREAT place to stay, a real value for the... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed at Solvang Gardens on our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. Solvang is not on the Pacific Coast Highway but we made a detour to experience the pleasant charms of this Danish town. My wife remembered the last time she was there that residents/store keepers were dressed in Danish attire. Alas that seems to be long gone as... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent two nights here at the end of July and were quite pleased with the accommodations. The gardens in the front and back are nicely landscaped; the waterworks cultivate a calm state of mind. Some rooms in the back open onto a tranquil English garden (we would request one of these when we return). The room we did have... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here during our road trip to visit the California Missions, so Mission Santa Ines was our ultimate destination. The property is located outside of town but within a short 5 minute drive. It was built in 1950 and was the first motel in Solvang. The rooms were nicely decorated with antique furnishings but our room was very small.... More

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Address: 293 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
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Boutique country inn with 24 individually decorated rooms. Unique, elegant and comfortable property. Secluded in a quiet residential area in the heart of Solvang. At walking distance to restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.In the wine country of Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County. The property is within beautiful gardens, fruit trees and fountains. A true escape from the hustle of big cities. Rooms vary in sizes, some with fireplaces, kitchenettes and beautiful marble bathrooms. ... more   less 
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