I chose this inn because one guidebook I read described it as "cozy and friendly." Solvang Inn and Cottages was neither. It was a dump with grumpy staff.
We chose a room with two bedrooms with a bath between them. Nothing in any of the rooms had been updated in years -- my husband and I were taking bets on the age of the television, and we figure it was at least 30 years old. That was still probably younger than most of the other furnishings in the room, including one positively filthy chair in the corner.
The bathroom had been updated...at one point some number of years ago...but it was gross. There was scum in the grout around the tub, and the stopper and drain in the sink was a ring of rust. The sink faucet had a huge chunk of the chrome missing. Everything was tarnished, dusty, or mouldy. The only good thing about the bathroom was that it had clearly been updated in some era before conservation and low-flow showerheads: the stream nearly knocked me over!
Overall, I hated being in that room.
The pool was advertised as heated. It was not. Brrrrrr. And there was stuff floating around on top.
The breakfast at Olsen's across the street was fresh and tasty, admittedly, but inadequate. We'd gotten used to all-you-can-eat continental buffets at all the hotels we stayed at on our trip, and the limit of one small pastry seemed unnecessarily skimpy. We ended up having to purchase some additonal food.
I don't know where else there is to stay in Solvang, but whatever it is, it's got to be better than this place.
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