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“Location Can't Be Beat” 4 of 5 stars
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Hamlet Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1532 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Location Can't Be Beat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Take an old motel, clean it up, use creative minimalist fixtures and you will have the Hamlet Inn. We arrived after 6pm and did not have the opportunity to really enjoy what Solvang has to offer, but it was obvious that the Hamlet was in the best location when it came to exploring the town. The rooms are clean and spacious and great for a one night stay.
It was cool outside and we wish we could have had fresh air circulation, but the windows opened to the parking lot and we could not leave the drapes open. There is, however, an A/C unit in the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed here for one night and the motel is wonderful. If you are looking for a 4 star hotel, this is not the place for you. The rooms are in the Scandinavian style so are a bit minimalist looking, but everything is there and the rooms are quite spacious, very clean, and comfortable. We were there for the 3rd Wednesday wine walk and Jessy at the front desk was great. She showed us the wineries and breweries she liked best, and we had such a fantastic time in our one day stay at this inn. It is right on the main street and very centrally located. There is a good breakfast place right across the street too. They even sent us a personalized hand written postcard thanking us for our stay. Definitely recommend the Hamlet Inn!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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St. Lucia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Awesome, affordable, nice staff, great location. My favorite hotel ever! We got coupons for danishes - to the cafe across the street. Walked everywhere. Clean, comfortable, would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Wells, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

The Hamlet Inn is spotlessly clean and the simple modern room decor is a welcome change from the usual hotel bedroom. Friendly and efficient front desk made check in a breeze. Free bicycles to explore the town are a great idea. Being in the centre of town means restaurants and bars are close by, but also gives a bit of traffic noise in the morning.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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dallas, tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

My niece and I had the opportunity for a quick little get away and we picked Solvang. Quaint little town and The Hamlet Inn was a quaint and very accommodating place to stay. We had lots of room and nice beds and bedding. The price of this hotel/motel was very reasonable.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a motel; not Inn. So if you're expecting the comforts and amenities of an Inn, you're going to be disappointed. The room was clean, which is most important. That said, it felt like a Motel 6 with a Danish sheet on the bed. In terms of CA motels in a tourist area, the room is not worth paying more than $100 a night.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

On a recent visit to Santa Barbara County wine country, we decided to stay at Hamlet Inn based on the clean design, value pricing, and convenient location. While some reviewers found it too spare, we preferred it to the many outdated floral-patterned or high-priced alternatives. True, it is mostly outfitted with inexpensive Ikea furnishings, the dimmable light fixtures were a nice t ouch. The bedding and linens were very basic, but sufficient and the shower was wonderfully large, clean, and probably the hottest shower I've ever had.

We stayed in #4, a king room, which we found excessively large. It is situated at the front of the property on Rte 246, which may not be for everyone. It was not too loud - traffic or pedestrian wise - during our stay in October. I can imagine that #4 may be chilly during colder months, as the windows seemed less than tight.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Address: 1532 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Solvang
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hamlet Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamlet Inn is located in the heart of downtown Solvang. Within walking distance of shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, the Elverhoj Museum, PCPA Theaterfest, Hans Christian Anderson Museum, and minutes drive to world class golf courses, Chumash Casino, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and wineries. Our complimentary bicycles are perfect for getting around town whether you're wine tasting, shopping or both, it's a fun way to take in all that Solvang has to offer. Before going out to dinner, wind down in our gazebo, or play a game of bocce ball! ... more   less 
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