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“A great value Inn for an expensive town.” 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 #6 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
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“A great value Inn for an expensive town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Hamlet Inn is a good option if you don't want to spend too much time at the hotel and explore Solvang instead. The hotel is perfect for that. It's price point is good for the area. No frills but very comfortable and also has all the basics. Wireless is free and it is good. The best feature of the hotel is the location which is right on Mission and jut opposite Paula's Pancake and Solvang brewery. The inn has no food options but you don't need it as
Everything is just a stroll away.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Thousand Oaks, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to Solvang on the spur of the moment one holiday weekend and decided to spend the night if we could get a room. This was the only room available, and knowing they could charge double on a holiday weekend, it wasn't inexpensive. The room was the most barren, stripped down room I've ever stayed in. It was clean, but that's about all I could say for it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Merced, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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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Additional Information about Hamlet Inn

Address: 1532 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
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-a Shelter Social Club property 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, its 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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Also Known As:
Hamlet Hotel Solvang
Hamlet Motel Solvang

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