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Viking Motel

1506 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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Viking Motel
Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Solvang
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Santa Barbara, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to go wine tasting for his birthday, but were put off by the expensive hotel rates in Los Olivos, Solvang, and the surrounding areas. After a lot of research, I discovered the Viking Motel. The Viking Motel is not luxurious, but it was a comfortable place to sleep for one night. The room was clean... More

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

After reading the comments, I admit I was a bit reluctant to book a room here. My grandparents and family settled in Solvang in the 1930's, and I generally have a free room. This time I was coming in late so I looked into booking a room. Aside from the most affordable option, the staff was extremely accommodating, arriving late... More

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Camarillo, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It was fine for what we paid. We got the very front room behind office on main street. I was afraid it was going to be loud, but once we closed the window it was ok. It smelled like smoke. A lot. (which is why they had the windows open I'm guessing) Room is small-ish, but if you're just going... More

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Sierra Vista
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I was very concerned about staying here after some of the reviews. We had no concerns. It is on the end of Mission, but within walking distance of the entire town. Got a coupon for a complimentary drink and Danish at the bakery down the street. Free wifi worked extremely well, very clean, and ac worked great. Tracy was extremely... More

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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

we stayed here in a last minute search for a room after being let down by another motel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Service was excellent, staff were helpful and welcoming. This was one of our favourite stops and we look forward to visiting again!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Its a MOTEL! What do you expect!?!?! I'm not sure what some reviewers are talking about. I only spent $54 for a place to sleep and shower. The rooms are clean and well maintained. Shower was well stocked with supplies and spotless. The manager has put in new flat screen, wall mounted TVs and large mini refrigerators. The free wi-fi... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

No better value for one of 13 rooms. my room had three windows, frig, microwave, store (across the street). New towels, comfy bed, new flat screen tv (room 5). Just shower, but window in the bathroom. Breakfast pass for coffee and huge cinnamon roll at famous olsens Danish bakery across the street. I checked out late at noon and went... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We were given a room where the refrigerator was not cleaned out. Smelled up the whole room when it was opened. When I complained I was offered another room.The microwave in the second room hadn't been cleaned and had dried on egg!! The third room was finally reasonably clean, but when I took a shower I found the towels thread... More

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san francisco
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed here on a spur of the moment roadtrip to Solvang because most of the other hotels in Solvang were booked up. It was clean, but everything is very old and maintained very cheaply. One of our towels was very obviously patched where there was previously a hole. Shampoo and conditioner looked like sample packages that come in magazines... More

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Fresno, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

while this place is small, and some small rooms, they are clean and comfortale, and the rooms have nice "Wood"flooring and tiled floor in the bath room, still a little dated, but the owner, Tracy is slowly making changes to improve her property! Tracy is very kind and sweet, if you want a budget motel, stay here!!

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Also Known As:
Viking Hotel
Viking Hotel Solvang
Viking Motel Solvang
Address: 1506 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Solvang
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Viking Motel is part of the celebrated Danish culture in Solvang. It was originally built in 1920 by Danish immigrants and was called "The Little House." Over the years it has been a honeymoon cottage, a boutique and a doctor's office. The palm trees in front of the motel were planted in 1922. Today, the historic Viking Motel offers comfortable, affordable accommodations with a flavor of old world charm. Conveniently located, the Viking Motel is close to many of Santa Barbara County’s attractions including Solvang’s Scandinavian Shopping Village, the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, the Chumash Indian Casino Resort and some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest wineries. Now under new management, the recently refurbished Viking Motel welcomes both American and International visitors to Solvang, California. ... more   less 

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