Spent this past Tuesday and Wednesday at this Solvang hotel.
It must be pointed out that this property is TWO hotels IN ONE. If you're unlucky enough to get the old, but remodeled (barely) "Travel Lodge Type" building facing the parking lot, you drew the short straw. Your wallet will feel sorry for you. Bring your own soap, including a soap dish (none built into the tile shower/tub) .... if you're staying in these postage stamp size rooms with carpets that should have been replaced and vents cleaned of dust years ago.
This building with it's outside steps to the upper floors should be rated a ONE STAR.
Facing the rear foliage (with a view more in keeping with a Wine Inn motiv, unless you're room is near the ice machine) does make this a 2 1/2 star property.
Worthy of a 3 1/2 Star rating are several lovely cottages set in the rear amidst a small stream stocked with what appear to be two or three Koi and some well manicured small lawns connected by two walking bridges. Those are the main attraction to this Wine Valley Inn.
The breakfast, served in several rooms of the historic home, furnished with several nice antique pieces, and housing the lobby and reception, is TOP NOTCH. The folks on duty are efficient.
J and M
Mountain View, CA
- 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