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Hamlet Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1532 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Merced, California
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very nice stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

we stayed for my girlfriends birthday very nice simple place quiet and right across from the solvang brewery and close to everything else they also have free bikes to ride around town if you get tired of walking we look forward to getting back we will stay again.

  • Stayed January 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Modern decor, comfortable rooms with a friendly, knowledgable staff that can map out all of the towns spoils. Prime location and modest price made staying here a no brainer. Easily the best value I've found in Solvang.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

First, let's talk location. The Hamlet Inn is located in the center of town, making it perfect for walking to the local bakeries, shoppes and restaurants. The energetic and helpful staff offers tips on wine tasting routes, meals and information about unique local areas/events you might otherwise miss. Complimentary bicycles are available for cruising about town and you can even play a game of bocce ball near the gazebo area! Rooms are cozy, comfy and reminiscent of a European inn. One stay and this will be "your" spot in the Santa Ynez Valley!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

There is absolutely nothing bad to say about Hamlet Inn. Great location, it's inexpensive and offers the basic amenities. We will continue to stay here as everything else in Solvang is an over priced tourist trap. Free pastry coupons and bikes for free!? Who could resist this little gem of a great hotel?. Thank you Hamlet Inn.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We needed to be in Solvang, CA on business for four nights and usually stay at the Hamlet as its in the center of things there for us. When I phoned for reservations, there was no room available for those four nights, so we booked at another hotel. They told us there were new owners and the rooms have been completely remodeled. Out of curiosity, we went on line and discovered the decor to be very different from the previous, or that of any other hotel we have stayed at. We dropped by to check out the rooms to see if we'd want to stay there another time. We have never seen hotel rooms that were less inconvenient than these; no nightstands, no credenza, no place for toiletries in the bathroom, no table or desk, just a board attached to the wall under the window and a couple basic wooden chairs. No lamps, just a couple dim bulbs hanging on wires from the ceiling at either side of the bed. We were told that the decor is contemporary Danish Modern ala Ikea. If you travel with just a small soft bag and a toothbrush, the Hamlet will work for you, but it doesn't work for us.

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Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Very good location for this hotel as it was steps from the main part of the village. The room was clean and had a nice, simple contemporary decor. The overall look, feel and location of the property are definitely in the 'plus' category. The couple negatives that we experienced. We stayed on a Friday night and there was ridiculously loud music coming from perhaps a bar or restaurant across Mission Road and it could be clearly heard in the room. Second, on Saturday morning, there was no hot water in the bathroom. I called to the desk and they started working on the issue and told us they hoped to have it fixed shortly. After an hour, we had to go, so we just took cold showers. Just as we were leaving the room, they called to say it was fixed. Now, I understand things like this happen, and at small places, it can't be fixed immediately. I have no issue with that. My issue is that when we checked out, they made no offer to take off a little on the bill for the hot water or anything for the inconvenience. They seemed pretty indifferent about it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Heaters are very loud, even if you turn yours off, your neighbors' heater are sufficiently loud to interfere with sleep. Very minimalist furnishings, poor and slow wifi. The staff is friendly and helpful though. The bike for rental is fine.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Hamlet Hotel Solvang
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