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“Pleasant Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn

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Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463   |  
Ranked #5 of 6 Solvang B&B and Inns
Left Coast CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pleasant Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hotel was clean, staff friendly, location perfect for walking Solvang, short drive to more wine tasting experiences than one could do in my 3 short days in area. Only suggestion is to make breakfast self-serve. I had to wait in a line behind a bus load of senior travelers while a sweet young woman served each....one by one.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back & upstairs very quiet!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We also would like to apologize for your wait at service for breakfast. Having a coffee girl to serve our guests is something we have always done to give that personal touch.We understand the inconvenience when a large group is staying and thank you for your tip.We will look for ways to improve.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was my first time at Svendsgaard's. The stop was unplanned, so I was a little nervous, but I shouldn't have been. Our room was spacious, the A/C worked, the staff was courteous to us. A little slice of heaven all in all, and that was before we stopped in for the continental breakfast. I should've known, any breakfast in a Solvang hotel is likely to feature some pretty decent danish. Boy howdy, that was a breakfast pastry to remember. But really the whole place is like that--just sweet all the way around. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so happy that on your visit to Solvang you chose to stay with us! Yes, those morning danish are heavenly, thanks to the fantastic baker at Olsen's Bakery! Thank you for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and we hope you visit us again.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have stayed at Svendsgaard's Lodge several times in the past 33 years. (We moved to Tennessee 25 years ago) We always stay in one particular room and love it! The room is so large and spacious, and has all of the amenities one might need, including a fireplace!

Are the rooms a bit outdated? You bet! Does that add to the charm? You bet!

The lodge has an elevator, a pool, a jacuzzi, and breakfast in the mornings.

We wish we had more than one night there this last time, but we had a schedule to keep to. I really would like to go back out there and stay a week!

Room Tip: We stay on the third floor for a slightly better view. Our favorite room is #51. It a nice suite, bu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
We will have to put your name on Room #51! We have many regular guests that request that room. A little known fact is that back in 1976 that is the exact room "The Queen of Denmark" stayed in on her visit to Solvang. We are glad to hear when you visit California you come back to see us in Solvang. You surely have seen the changes in our area through the years. Yes, some call us "dated", but we consider ourselves more of a large style family B & B (Lodge) verses a "generic" hotel. Thank you for your review and we will see you again on your next visit :-)
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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

this place saved our trip! actually, the person who canceled last minute did =)

after a horrendous experience with a certain online booking company and without a room after driving to santa barbara, he found this spot by calling a list of places to stay and while it was a busy holiday weekend and there were no vacancies anywhere, we finally got a room here when the front desk told him someone just canceled. since this place was in the nice little quaint town of solvang, we knew it was going to be worth the price.

the front desk staff were extremely nice and helpful. checking in was a breeze. there were two separate rooms with the bathroom in the middle, one main room had the tv and the king size bed and the other room had a twin bed and a little kitchenette with a fridge. i guess it would be perfect if you were traveling kids. everything was comfortable and clean.

there's free WIFI (just ask for the password when you check in). they offer continental breakfast with pastries, coffee and fruit. it's not self-serve, there is a lady behind the counter who will serve you. its a short walk to everything, its very convenient.

overall we had a lovely experience here and would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Sounds to me by your room description that you stayed in one of our Suites! We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Solvang. Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to take advantage of a cancellation and hope to see you again in the future.
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Glendale, California
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90 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This used to be a nice motel, the sevice and location are excellent and have never changed but the room we had was badly in need of renovation. The bed was sagging and the pillows seemed old. The furnishings looked very dated. The TV was new. Just stayed one night so good price was a factor and the under $100 was a good deal. The continental breakfast was good and the staff was very friendly. A little TLC will make this property 5 stars for its category.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, General Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your comments and it always is good to hear where we need to improve. Furnishings is an area we will be improving during our Fall and Winter months.
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Orange, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Directly across the street for Mission Inez, this is an older property that has some nice character. Our room was on the third floor overlooking the pool. The hotel has a small elevator that seemed to work great. Our room was large and had a fireplace, microwave and refrigerator. Very comfy bed and two reclining chairs. We will stay there again when Solvang. The staff was nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, General Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
We thank you for taking the time in giving us your review and comments. It helps us to know what we are doing right and where we need to improve. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Solvang.
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U.S. expats
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great value hotel in Solvang, a very pricey touristy place. We got a deluxe room on the second floor with two beds. It had a fireplace, a small table and kitchen area, and a bathroom that had an exterior room for doing hair or make-up.

It is dated, but almost in a good way. The pool is in the center courtyard, and was very nice. The place has a nice character, and vibe.

My brother stayed at a place up the street, and although it was very nice, I was struck by how sterile and corporate it felt.

Breakfast here is served in the lobby, and is OK. Juice tastes like it came out of a metal can, but Danish and bagels were perfectly acceptable.

The location is great—right in the center of everything.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give your review of your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Solvang. Your comments help us to make future stays more enjoyable for our guests.
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Address: 1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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