We booked this hotel because a friend was getting married nearby. The rate was good, but the hotel feels like it is being held together with duct tape and wire. The room was musty, and no windows opened. This was a shame, because the room was too warm, even though outside it was fresh and cool. Turning on the a/c was impossible, becasue the room air conditioner was very noisy, and there was no overhead fan. The breakfast, which was included, was greasy sausage patties and scrambled eggs and cereal, and bad coffee. The smell of the cooking sausage permeated our room from about 6am on, which made for some queasy wakeups.
The little workout room was also musty, with no ventilation. The sound insulation is almost non-existent. We heard footsteps above us, showers on both sides, and outside, people ascending and descending the staircase sounded like they were right in the room. Very noisy.
The only thing we liked was the space in the room, and the good bed. But the bare spots on the walkways, and the dry rot on the staircases made this place feel like it was one step away from a tear-down. If you have a family, and price is an issue, this is a good place. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Ynez Valley...scenic vistas, vintage charm. Located on an acre of meandering gardens with a Koi pond, the Wine Valley Inn offers old-world hospitality with a variety of accommodations for every taste and budget. The Wine Valley Inn is located in the Danish village of Solvang, within easy walking distance of many wine tasting rooms and within 20 minutes of more than 40 acclaimed wineries & vineyards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wine Valley Inn And Cottages - a Broughton Hotel
- Wine Valley Inn Solvang