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Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Solvang B&B and Inns
Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
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“Very happy with our stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I treated my mom to a 3 day weekend in Solvang for her 70th birthday. We visited during the Wine Walk & Julefest. We were very happy with our stay at Svendsgaard's. The staff was very attentive & friendly. The room was a little outdated, yet clean and the beds were very comfy. I would suggest wearing earplugs if you are a light sleeper as this hotel is situated on a busy street. We were satisfied with the continental breakfast, it was fresh & convenient complete with Danish from the local Olsen's Bakery. The price was amazing compared to other hotels in the area. Best of all was the location, we didn't have to drive anywhere, we were within walking distance of everything in Solvang. I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I would suggest requesting a room away from the busy Mission Dr.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Hello,

Solvang is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! We are so glad you and your mom were here with us to enjoy the town, Wine Walk and Julefest. And, yes it is nice to be able to park your car for a few days and just walk to everything. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Holly, Guest Relations Mgr.
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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

It was my second, my husband's first visit to Solvang - and after a short late-afternoon stroll through Solvang, we suddenly stood opposite the Svendsgaard's Lodge. As we didn't want to leave the town yet, we asked for a hotel room. And were surprised when the lady told us the price. We couldn't help but take the room, which was absolutely gorgeous! The whole hotel is very charming, takes you back in time.
Moreover, Svendsgaard's Lodge is right at the center and in walking distance to all the sights in this beautiful little town.
If you're looking for a nice, cozy place to spend your holidays in Solvang: This is the place!

Room Tip: If you don't have issues going up stairs: There is that cute little room (queen) on the second/t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Hi Kelly,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Svendsgaard's. It sounds like you and your husband had a great time in Solvang and the convenience of walking to dine and shop.
We hope you will make the Svendsgaard's "your home away from home" on your next visit.

Holly, Guest Relations Mgr.
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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at this lodge. My husband and three young children and I stayed in the smaller room with two doubles and were very comfortable. It's a smaller to normal size room but there were two recliners that made it relaxing. The bathrooms were newly remodeled and very clean. I don't normally let my kids sit on hotel tub floors but I had no problem letting them do that here. They had a nice switch-on fireplace and a microwave and small fridge. The beds were comfortable enough but the pillows were thin. The location was wonderful. Convenient and with a great view of Solvang. The breakfast was served by an attendant and consisted of danishes from Olsen's Bakery, bagels, a few cereals, orange juice, coffee, tea and apples. The cheese danish was the best I've had in my life....but I don't get out much. We stayed over the Christmas break and paid $100/night for these rooms and felt it was a really great deal. All of the women at the front desk were really sweet. The pool was very clean but not heated - we saw a few people using the jacuzzi. I will most likely stay here again but maybe upgrade to one of the larger rooms or even one of the suites.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you for your extended review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you and your family again in the near future!
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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Room was such a great price $89 large king size bed, seperate room with fridge and microwave,another vanity room plus large bathroom. Fireplace in bedroom..great value..lady at desk upon checkin very sweet explained free breakfast,pool,jacuzzi, shop hrs,restraunts to us..room 26 had great view of pool..thanks for great stay walked to all shops etc definatley beats 2 other hotels in solvang ive stayed in..

  • Stayed December 2013
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in room #26. Yes, the gas log fireplace is a nice addition and we have 6 Deluxe King rooms with fireplaces and 4 large King Suites also with fireplaces. Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive review! Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great location, bring your own pillows. Breakfast was average, but needs something better than danish pastries, waffles would be a good addition to the cereals offered. Overall our sleep experience was above average.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and review. Our Continental Breakfast is something in the morning to get your day started and the Danish Pastry is baked fresh each morning here locally in Solvang by one of our Danish Baker's. The smell of Danish baking in the ovens in the air in town early in the morning is a wonderful thing!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stumbled across Solvang one evening as we were getting desperate for a place to stop for the night. It was getting late and my 4 year old still had no dinner. THought we would have to continue to Santa Barbara. A hotel in a nearby town was less than helpful re where we might find a place to stay for the night. Then 10 minutes down the road we find this wonderful town of Solvang. One of the highlights of our California Trip!

The Lady working in Reception at Svendsgaard's Lodge was friendly and ever so helpful. And we could not BELIEVE how awesome the family suite was. It is not brand new and 5 star but it was so charming we wished we could have stayed for a few nights (sadly we were enroute to LA for plane home to Australia)

THe suite was spacious and clean with two bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, kitchenette and other huge storage spaces. VERY good value for money. Would easily and comfortably fit a larger family. The kitchen area is dated and the cupboards were strangely locked (we did get key upon request from memory) but it was clean and did the job. In fact i thought it added to the charm of the hotel :) Beds were comfortable and despite being a light sleeper I did not hear a sound all night :) A blissful night of sleep.

THere is a pool (we did not have time to enjoy) and a breakfast room with what we discovered on our trip to be typical American breakfast fare. Fresh pastries, cereal etc. The dining area was clean and pleasant.

The town of Solvang is an absolute delight. We managed a quick look around late that night as Svendsgaard's Lodge is so close to everything. We then decided to spend the next day exploring the town - a wonderful and unique experience of Denmark in America!

I would one day love to return to Solvang (actually it would be a great town to live in!) and i would certainly select Svengaard's Lodge for my accomodation. THank you for being such a beautiful haven. I am so glad we stumbled across Solvang and Svengaard's Lodge.

Room Tip: The Family Suite is up a few flights of stairs but well worth the short climb
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Svendsgaard, Guest Relations Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Wow - what a review for Solvang! Thank you and we wish you could have stayed longer. Maybe on a future visit you will plan to stay and explore the area and use us as your home base. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
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North Hollywood California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I read the majority of the reviews on this place. They seem to be spot on. We stayed in room #58 it was a suite. This room looked like it was fixed up a bit. There was one strange issue with the front door. The door war warped and has gap at the very top of it. You could see through the opening into the room. It was just the top portion but still found this strange. Also the fireplace did not work, the power went out and the TV did not work. As far as the cleanliness, it was very clean! The front desk gave us a discount at checkout for the other issues so it was worth it. I would stay here again. The price is right and it's right in town.

Stayed October 2013
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Thank amcmusic20
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Svendsgaard, General Manager at Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay in room #58. Yes, it is a large suite that has a king and a separate room with a twin bed. We are sorry to hear the gas log fireplace was not working properly, often a previous guest will blow the pilot light out and it is an easy quick fix if we are aware. If something isn't right we are more than happy to make it right! The power outage of course is beyond our control. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Property: Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
Address: 1711 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
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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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