Ever since we first stayed here 4 years ago, this is the only place we book in Solvang. Yes it looks like a motel from the outside but once you see the property you'll be pleasantly surprised! The rooms are nicely decorated and there even is a pool and jacuzzi. They offer a complimentary breakfast that seems better than most of the restaurants nearby so save your money and stay here to eat. The food is very good and is buffet style. The restaurant is surprisingly good for dinner if you don't want to venture out. The local scallops are wonderful! The service at this hotel has always been excellent. The rooms are clean and for this area this is our favorite place to stay. The pool is indoor and the jacuzzi is just outside the pool area which also has a nice fireplace. This a great place to enjoy your wines from wine tasting and grab some cheese from the local cheese shop. The location is great for wine tasting as you have many options. A must stop is Rusack just up the road as well as Roblar. Rusack is great if you want to have a picnic while tasting some fine wine on their beautiful patio and enjoy the view of all the vines. Roblar has a beautiful property as well. Last time we were there they offered wine pairing meals if you call in advance. This hotel is right on the main street (Mission Dr.) for this small town so walking to the shops is right down the street.