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Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Solvang B&B and Inns
West Covina, California
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed her 1 night during labor day weekend and the location was ideal. The rooms are old but very clean and we had a really good night's sleep there too. The continental breakfast was good too,although I would like to serve myself instead of someone serving me but it was still good. The front desk was very helpful and accommodating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Agape1124
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your review and your recent stay with us at Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge. We appreciate your comments. It is such a valuable tool for us to learn where we can and need to improve. We pride ourselves in our Scandinavian Hospitality and hope this explains the personal touch in serving our complimentary breakfast. We have been many a "young persons" first job dating back to 1969 when the Svendsgaard's first opened their doors to welcome those traveling to Solvang.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Beatiful city, danmark colonization, foods and breads delicius. Hotel very confortable with big room, pool and breakfast. I recommend. This is a small town but with excellent restaurants and near Santa Barbara city.

Room Tip: All rooms are good because all with with a view of pool.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Car455
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit to Solvang and for choosing to stay with us at the Svendsgaard's.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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Left Coast CA
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Hotel was clean, staff friendly, location perfect for walking Solvang, short drive to more wine tasting experiences than one could do in my 3 short days in area. Only suggestion is to make breakfast self-serve. I had to wait in a line behind a bus load of senior travelers while a sweet young woman served each....one by one.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back & upstairs very quiet!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank V K
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We also would like to apologize for your wait at service for breakfast. Having a coffee girl to serve our guests is something we have always done to give that personal touch.We understand the inconvenience when a large group is staying and thank you for your tip.We will look for ways to improve.
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69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was my first time at Svendsgaard's. The stop was unplanned, so I was a little nervous, but I shouldn't have been. Our room was spacious, the A/C worked, the staff was courteous to us. A little slice of heaven all in all, and that was before we stopped in for the continental breakfast. I should've known, any breakfast in a Solvang hotel is likely to feature some pretty decent danish. Boy howdy, that was a breakfast pastry to remember. But really the whole place is like that--just sweet all the way around. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Don G
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
We are so happy that on your visit to Solvang you chose to stay with us! Yes, those morning danish are heavenly, thanks to the fantastic baker at Olsen's Bakery! Thank you for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and we hope you visit us again.
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Knoxville
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have stayed at Svendsgaard's Lodge several times in the past 33 years. (We moved to Tennessee 25 years ago) We always stay in one particular room and love it! The room is so large and spacious, and has all of the amenities one might need, including a fireplace!

Are the rooms a bit outdated? You bet! Does that add to the charm? You bet!

The lodge has an elevator, a pool, a jacuzzi, and breakfast in the mornings.

We wish we had more than one night there this last time, but we had a schedule to keep to. I really would like to go back out there and stay a week!

Room Tip: We stay on the third floor for a slightly better view. Our favorite room is #51. It a nice suite, bu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank George D
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
We will have to put your name on Room #51! We have many regular guests that request that room. A little known fact is that back in 1976 that is the exact room "The Queen of Denmark" stayed in on her visit to Solvang. We are glad to hear when you visit California you come back to see us in Solvang. You surely have seen the changes in our area through the years. Yes, some call us "dated", but we consider ourselves more of a large style family B & B (Lodge) verses a "generic" hotel. Thank you for your review and we will see you again on your next visit :-)
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

this place saved our trip! actually, the person who canceled last minute did =)

after a horrendous experience with a certain online booking company and without a room after driving to santa barbara, he found this spot by calling a list of places to stay and while it was a busy holiday weekend and there were no vacancies anywhere, we finally got a room here when the front desk told him someone just canceled. since this place was in the nice little quaint town of solvang, we knew it was going to be worth the price.

the front desk staff were extremely nice and helpful. checking in was a breeze. there were two separate rooms with the bathroom in the middle, one main room had the tv and the king size bed and the other room had a twin bed and a little kitchenette with a fridge. i guess it would be perfect if you were traveling kids. everything was comfortable and clean.

there's free WIFI (just ask for the password when you check in). they offer continental breakfast with pastries, coffee and fruit. it's not self-serve, there is a lady behind the counter who will serve you. its a short walk to everything, its very convenient.

overall we had a lovely experience here and would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gurltraveler
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Sounds to me by your room description that you stayed in one of our Suites! We are happy you enjoyed your stay in Solvang. Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to take advantage of a cancellation and hope to see you again in the future.
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Glendale, California
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322 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This used to be a nice motel, the sevice and location are excellent and have never changed but the room we had was badly in need of renovation. The bed was sagging and the pillows seemed old. The furnishings looked very dated. The TV was new. Just stayed one night so good price was a factor and the under $100 was a good deal. The continental breakfast was good and the staff was very friendly. A little TLC will make this property 5 stars for its category.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank blubs99
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Svendsgaard, General Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your comments and it always is good to hear where we need to improve. Furnishings is an area we will be improving during our Fall and Winter months.
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Property: Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2624
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Solvang
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Hotel Class:2 star — Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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