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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

A lovely property at the West End of Solvang on the main street. This is a smaller, older motel and is well cared for and quiet. A nice option if you don't want to compete with the bus tour groups. Our room was very clean and had adequate amenities. The lady that checked me in was very nice and anxious... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed July 7, 2016

This place was great to stay at. it was simple and basic but it was all you needed. the man who owns it was very kind and helpful and answered all the questions I had about the town, and suggested places for me to go and eat. plus you cannot find a better price in the whole town.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a very clean but basic hotel in a beautiful town. The rooms were clean and spacious. The manager was a really lovely man who had no objections to us sitting outside on the lawn having a few beers as it was my husbands birthday. Very obliging and helpful. The breakfast was a token to be taken to a... More 

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Walkerton, Canada
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Place was clean, but the place was tired. Frame of door to bathroom had dry rot, some power outlets didn't work, and there was some kind of smell when we entered room, perhaps from a cleaner or bug spray.. Breakfast was different, the motel gave us a card that could be exchanged at the bakery across the street for a... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife and I are from the UK and recently stayed for 4 nights at the Viking Motel. We have never completed a review before but felt that the high standard of care taken by Johnny and his family during our stay was first class. For most of our 2 week holiday to California we stayed in larger hotels and... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2016

If you are heading to Solvang and needing an inexpensive place to stay, this is it for you. There are few other compliments I can give this motel other than it was surpisingly clean and very reasonably price. The room was not all that large and had no comfort sitting. The room service did not exist except for the weekends,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stayed here because I remembered a visit from long ago when I found the town to be very charming. It still is...in a way. Since we were only here for a short time I found this motel on line and decided to try it. It is clean, the bed was comfortable and it was quiet. The woman who met... More 

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Leith, Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a small, older motel with dated decor. The rooms are of good size and everything worked well, but it's definitely a two-star motel and nothing more. This motel is right at the start of Solvang, coming from the 101. There are many motels closer to the Danish shops.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Went to Solvang to visit family and came here. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and me feel like family. My room was surprisingly clean with a refrigerator and and the breakfast was great. For the cheap price I paid I will defiantly come back here if I'm ever visiting again.

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2 reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We (my husband and I) stopped here as a mid-point on our road trip from Santa Cruz to San Diego. The manager was very friendly and helpful, and in lieu of a continental breakfast, they provided a coupon for a free coffee and pastry each at the Olsen bakery across the street. Our room was clearly older, but it had... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Viking Motel is part of the celebrated Danish culture in Solvang. It was originally built in 1920 by Danish immigrants and was called "The Little House." Over the years it has been a honeymoon cottage, a boutique and a doctor's office. The palm trees in front of the motel were planted in 1922. Today, the historic Viking Motel offers comfortable, affordable accommodations with a flavor of old world charm. Conveniently located, the Viking Motel is close to many of Santa Barbara County’s attractions including Solvang’s Scandinavian Shopping Village, the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, the Chumash Indian Casino Resort and some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest wineries. Now under new management, the recently refurbished Viking Motel welcomes both American and International visitors to Solvang, California. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Viking Motel

Address: 1506 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: $78 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Viking Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hello, Viking staff and/or Tracy?

I believe you know my friend, Tami Emry, who has stayed there recently. She has just told me of the upcoming reservations on Monday

the 18th of Aug, staying through until Wed.or possibly Thurs.

I am very pleased about this! The timing is perfect! Life has been very challenging and difficult (divorce/separation last 6 months in a 25 yr marriage, facing back surgery; I am having to use a wheel chair because of pain. Okay, so, enough complaining! Ugh! ; - D,)

 

Tami also injured herself 2 weeks ago, broken/sprained ankle, fractured toes,toes, and all on her "GOOD " leg as she is disabled with the other leg!

She desperately needs a bath and some quiet, clean comfort in a regular bed with TV, ect. Just a little TLC for both of us for sure!This is just what the DR ordered.

I have a laptop and wondered about internet connection. It's not a huge priority, but just curious.

Also, will there be a microwave available by any chance? I want to bring coffee to make and just need hot water avail. And, for Tami, she needs a bath and I hope you have a room available with a bath? It's a must with her as she can not stand and shower at this time due to her disability and broken foot. I , too need a bath as my back is bad and I have constant, horrible pain when standing too long.

We are quite a pair! Money is tight, so we will bring snacks, drinks, water,and I wondered if the room also has a fridge? We both require ice packs, moist heat and elevation of our legs. I will bring extra pillows.

I thank you in advance if you are able to reply soon, tomorrow or Monday early morning. Thank you.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing on Monday.

Sincerely,

Lisa Juliette Katnic

(805) 636-8894

(Tami Emry's friend, previous guest at your motel

(805) 324-3505)

over a year ago

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“Tell the helpful Johnny your requirements up front.”
 of 5 bubbles lawnmower2016, Apr 6, 2016 | Read review
“This is the place to go if you want a cheap motel in Solvang”
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“Stay here! It's worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles krisk597, Apr 23, 2015 | Read review
“all good rooms but corner room the best.”
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