Easy to find as it is one of the first hotels off Hwy 101. Nice place to start one's stroll of the town. Easy to find, parking was underneath the building. Check in was easy and the rate was reasonable with a AAA card. We had a room on the front of the building so there was road noise. I think this will be an issue in all of Solvang as there is only one main road through town. Book on the back of the hotel if possible.
The first room we received had a TV that didn't work. I guess we were the first guest to use the TV and the staff was unaware of the problem. They promptly moved us to a new room with a working TV. The room was warm so we turned on the A/C. It worked so well we awakened during the night to find the room temperature at 60 degrees. I guess the A/C only has an ON/OFF switch. The thermostat doesn't work.
The beds were comfortable, the pillows okay. Carpet was stained and in need of replacement. No fridge but there was a coffee maker and hair dryer (this provided much needed warmth after our A/C debacle.)
The tub/shower was clean except for the long black hair in the tub (my pet peeve) and I guess the maid has never noticed that the drain is VERY slow. We all left with ring around the ankle. I know this is probably picky but in plumbing, isn't hot on the left and cold on the right in the U.S.? Not in Solvang, I guess it is part of the Euro-centric theme.
Overall it is a place to stay and a good price. We paid $95. I wouldn't stay there again unless just traveling through, got there late, and just needed a place to sleep.
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- Come discover the preferred destination of travelers visiting the Santa Ynez Valley, the Holiday Inn Express Solvang. We are centrally located in the Danish Town of Solvang, walking distance to all of its major attractions. It is best known for its shopping, restaurants, chocolate factories and wine tasting rooms! Our hotel is centrally located within Santa Barbara County's Wine Valley. The Holiday Inn Express Solvang is within minutes to Vandenberg Air Force Base, renowned Wineries such as Firestone, Gainey, Buttonwood and Rusack. If you are a golf enthusiast then make the Holiday Inn Express Solvang your golfing headquarters. With our Monthly Golf Packages, you can golf at courses such as The Alisal River Course and La Purisima Golf Course.Our hotel is conveniently located just 30 minutes from the city of Santa Barbara, 20 minutes from Vandenberg Air Force Base and 30 minutes away from Santa Maria. ... more less
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