We stayed at the Royal Copenhagen Inn in early January 2013 and got a very economical 'special' rate booking ahead via the hotel's website. Our room was perfectly fine and comfortable with all amenities as promised - good value accommodation.
The location has its pros and cons.
The Royal Copenhagen Inn and Solvang are a good location as a base to explore the wineries and other towns of the Santa Ynez Valley. There are a number of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance, although the choices for evening dining didn't offer a lot that appealed.
While at first glance, Solvang appears to be a fascinating picture postcard location, it gradually becomes apparent that there is nothing in the town that is genuinely Danish or with any historical merit. In the end, Solvang township is a bit like experiencing the illusion of a themed hotel in Las Vegas - no casino, but instead a few pastry shops and a couple of fake windmills selling tacky tourist items.
So, we'd recommend the Royal Copenhagen as a good place to stay - just don't waste time in Solvang which has little to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Copenhagen Inn is located in the heart of Solvang, surrounded by its finest shops, restaurants and bakeries. The Royal Copenhagen will have you believing you have traveled to Denmark. The Inn is built in the traditional style of a village, or neighborhood, with the outside of the buildings being exact duplicates of the buildings found on a street in Copenhagen. Escape into the old world grace and charm of the Royal Copenhagen Inn, located downtown in the Danish village of Solvang. We are small enough to provide personal service and our professional staff will make you feel like royalty.Our rooms are all decorated in the Danish tradition and are more spacious than your typical hotel room. The rooms come with a large walk-in shower and each is different in its architecture. All rooms have cable TV, AC, coffee makers and refrigerators. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Copenhagen Hotel Solvang