We have seen the city of Solvang in late summer before. Those who don't know about Solvang, I probably should add that it is a small city halfway between San Louis Obispo and Santa Barbara, established by a group of Danes in early 1900s to create a look and feel of Denmark in Central California. This time we decided to make a one-night trip to Solvang to see how its winter decoration looks like. Though the weather was bad (it rained torrentially on both days of our trip), Solvang didn't disappoint us. The heart of the small city is a street named Copenhagen Drive. It was lavishly decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and ornaments. Next day, while coming back, we stopped at Pismo beach (about 50 miles from Solvang) and enjoyed both the beach and the prime outlets.
We decided not to stay in Solvang proper (which has very few choices and they are mostly expensive); last time we stayed in Buellton and this time we stayed in Lompoc. The Embassy Suites was a great hotel. Very nice both inside and outside. Inside of the hotel has a fish pond and a small swimming pool. Every room has a king bed, a sleeper sofa, a large desk and a comfortable chair. The section containing the sleeper sofa can be isolated for the kids where they can enjoy their own TV set. The spacious bed room has a large closet and another TV.
As for location of the hotel, it is near the more vibrant section of Lompoc (H Street) and one can get all the shops and restaurants within 2 to 3 miles from the hotel.
One highlight of our stay was the excellent and freshly cooked complimentary breakfast that the hotel offers. The breakfast area wasn't very crowded and we got our orders back pretty quickly.
- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Lompoc
- Lompoc Embassy Suites
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At A Glance: Welcome to our Embassy Suites Lompoc - Central Coast hotel. Our all-suite hotel provides a fantastic base for corporate, military, and leisure travelers wanting to explore the heart of California's breathtaking Central Coast. Conveniently situated one hour northwest of Santa Barbara and just minutes from Solvang, this Lompoc hotel is close to Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Sta. Rita Hills wine region, and the tranquil Jalama State Beach. Relax and unwind in a spacious two-room suite offering everything you need to feel at home. Begin each day with our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and relax in the evening with a complimentary beverage at our nightly Manager’s Reception* in the Garden Room, offering access to our beautiful outdoor atrium. Host an important meeting or event for up to 100 people in our 1,476 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space or catch up with work in our BusinessLink™ business center. Allow our dedicated staff and catering service to ensure each event is a success.After a busy day exploring all the things to do in Lompoc CA, refresh with a swim in our outdoor pool or work out in the fitness center. Retreat to the comfort of one of our two-room suites designed with a separate living room and bedroom, and enjoy more space to work, entertain friends, or simply relax and unwind with room service. *Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. ... more less
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