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Hotel Corque
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Alisal Road, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, CA 93464   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Santa Rosa, CA
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
95 hotel reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
“Much has improved here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2005

I notice that many of the reviewers have become increasingly more positive about this hotel. Having stayed here last year (December) and this year, I am happy to report that there is much to like about the hotel. The issue of cleanliness is extremely important to be. Everywhere were maids and workers cleaning and polishing common areas. Our own room got such a thorough cleaning that we had to wait over 30 minutes for our room to be ready on the second day. (Perhaps the manager read the review from a guest who stayed here in April.)

Rooms are quite comfortable. Even the standard doubles are reasonably large and there is enough space for two large suitcases. Lighting is good although we had to share the one light between our beds. Two large chairs are placed around the table for drinks or snacks.

The gingerbread house, created just for the holidays, is a crowd-pleaser, with many non-guests lining up to have their pictures taken. There is therefore an air of festivity here. With the annual Christmas parade ending just next door at the post office, the Royal Scandanavian is perfectly situated. One can even walk to the nearby Mission Santa Inez (about 2 or 3 blocks).

The breakfasts are fine (try to get coupons for included breakfasts) and the service is helpful, albeit slow. Much choice at dinner and the staff doesn't seem to care if one orders one or two appetizers instead of costlier main courses. A verny nice wine list highlights local vintages. One night, the winemaker for Ethan vineyards (Ethan himself) was working the bar at the hotel restaurant. Great experience.

But there are still a few problems to resolve. There are no guardrails in the bathtub, a serious problem for anyone requiring attention. Some of the screens need to be fixed so that bugs don't fly in the room during the warm weather. If the hotel is full, the desk is often unable to accommodate the many guests checking out (everyone seems to want to check out at the same time!). Yes, noise can be a problems if guests decide to stand outside on the balcony for a moonlight chat or chant. (A quick SHH! will work quite well.)

So do give the hotel a try. There are many specials and rates available so that staying here can be quite affordable.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisle, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2005

We stayed here for one night with a great rate we got on Orbitz ($109) and we couldn't have been happier. It was very clean and in a perfect location. We had beautiful views of the mountains and the valley. A very charming and cozy place. The only small complaint I had was that the hallway noise can quickly travel into the bedrooms which is what I found, but it wasn't too bad. After a long day of wine tasting we went to bed around 8:30pm so if people rolled in around 10:00pm they weren't purposely trying to be loud but it did wake me up. Once they got out of the hallways and into their rooms it was quiet again. The Meadows restaurant next door to the hotel is wonderful as well. We were very happy with this hotel and would definitely stay again. My husband and I (early 30s) were there with his parents (early 70s) and everyone was happy with this choice.

Stayed November 2005
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2005

Three days in a pleasant, comfortable room, with a walk-out to the pool has us thinking about going back again next year! The room was clean and fresh feeling. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating from when the reservations were made through check-out. An unexpected surprise was the restaurant which featured an interesting menu and wine at reasonable prices-- the halibut with grapefruit and blood orange was exquisite. The hotel, while in town, is quiet and gives you a sense of being in the country -- definitely worthy of a return visit.

I highly recommend the hotel to others.

Stayed October 2005
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2005

During our stay, this hotel had spacious, clean and comfortable rooms decorated quite nicely. The furnishings were very well kept up, and the carpet/bedding/wallpaper/fixtures were all exceptionally clean and seemed quite new. Beautiful view of Solvang from windows, very friendly service, ample parking, and not expensive at all! We were even able to check in 2 hours before the scheduled check in time, and our check-in attendant was very helpful and provided us with a map and magazine guides of Solvang and the surrounding area. Will definately be staying here again!

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2005

A very nice hotel. Very clean and very courteous staff. We stayed there for the Solvang Century Bike ride. Very good room and matress. I dont like the price but overall its very good.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2005

We were headed back to the Bay Area from our trip to Disneyland and decided to stop in Solvang for the night. It was nearly 11 PM on a Friday night when we got into town and after visiting several full hotels, found a room at the Royal Scandinavian. We asked for a roll away bed, which actually made it up to the room before we did! The room was clean and neat, oversized. The front desk people were very friendly and helpful when we asked for a late check-out time. I would definetely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2005

We returned to the Royal Scandinavian this summer to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary, after having spent our honeymoon here. We were delighted to find that though we enjoyed it before, some improvements had been made. Of those, we noticed new wallpaper, paint and air conditioning. When we arrived to Solvang, I requested at the front desk a room much like the one we stayed in on our honeymoon - high and overlooking the pool and vineyards in the distance. The young man behind the desk was very accomodating when he heard it was for the above-mentioned special occasion, and upgraded us for free to a room that was located right next door to the room we'd honeymooned in! We found again, that as before, the room was a bit more spacious than other hotels we've stayed in, the bed was big and comfy, the granite countertops beautiful, and again, a beautiful view. Once again, we had no complaints, and look forward to spending another anniversary or two here in the future!

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Address: 400 Alisal Road, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, CA 93464
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Solvang
#1 Spa Hotel in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Corque 2.5*
Number of rooms: 133
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