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“Nice place; takes one night reservations” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Solvang Gardens
Ranked #5 of 8 Solvang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
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211 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice place; takes one night reservations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

All-in-all ok; retro decor and the TV is not the center of attention. Owners are really nice; accomodations are comfortable. Walls are thin and glass is single pane - you will hear most conversations next door and all comings and goings in the parking lot (if you are in the back "motel" units). That said, the property was pretty quiet because of the courtesy of the guests. Breakfast from 8-9 is cereal, coffee and pastries.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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La Verne, California
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

I think the staff here is far and above some of the nicest I have encountered at a hotel.
I would suggest you get one of the lovely rooms that have a back door that opens out into the pretty garden. My husband and I only stayed one night here before moving on to Monterey to see our son. We would have enjoyed the garden more if we had been able to stay longer. Solvang is really, really quiet Monday through Wednesday. Even most of the restaurants are closed. So the hotel was quiet and very relaxing. Newly remodeled, very clean bathrooms. Breakfast was good. Nice and simple. Just cereal, danish, juice, coffee and tea. When it's a bit warmer you can sit out in the garden and enjoy breakfast (or maybe a picnic later in the day) as they have quite a few tables with unbrellas and chairs. Lots of trinkling water fountains throughout the property and gardens really adds to the relaxing atmosphere. Only reason I gave this hotel a 4 star rating (staff gets a five star) is because the bed (along with the not-so-great pillows) was way too soft. I tossed and turned all night because it gave no support and hurt my hips and my husbands back hurt all the next day. But you might like very soft beds so this might not be a bother for you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beachlover32586
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I just returned from an extended stay at this amazing quaint place. Their website is very well done but the experience far exceeded our expectations. Our room was spacious and tastefully decorated with wonderful furniture and accessories. It looked like each room was decorated just as one would do in their own home, and all quite different from one another. The antiques and accessories were lavish and authentic. A delight to behold. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms spotless and quite unique. We had a great little kitchen and spacious dining area in our king suite. But the staff.....I can't say enough good things. They were friendly,sincere and honestly cared . AMAZING MANAGER AND STAFF .
The breakfast room was warm and full of healthy organic choices, complete with a little cozy fireplace and classical music.
The gardens even in February were extremely well cared for, beautiful to see and a delight in which to relax.
Highly recommended.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

My boyfriend & I stayed for two nights. We were greeted by the owner who was extremely friendly and helpful. She let us check in early and choose our room, including free upgrades! The first room we looked at was a garden queen that opened up right into the back garden. While it was very nice we went with the room on the end that has a few steps leading up to it since it was larger and had a beautiful big bathroom (I think it is called the English Ivy on the website). It also had a mini fridge, couch, and coffee table. Breakfast included a selection of organic cereals (yum!) and pastries. The location was very convenient & in walking distance from downtown Solvang. The rest of the staff we encountered were helpful and friendly as well. I would definitey stay here again if coming back to the area!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank April H
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Me and my mom went to Solvang at the beginning of September and we had great time. I booked the room online without any problems and despite getting there earlier than we said we were greeted by a very nice young lady and even got an upgrade to our room. She was always ready to help with anything that we needed. The room was really nice, we had a little kitchen as well which was great for couple of days that we were there, everything including the bathroom was clean, beds are very comfortable. We needed to use the phone the few times and we were able to take it to our room without any problems. The grounds are beautiful exactly like on the pictures and it was quiet too which was very important to us. We are definitely staying here the next time we come to Solvang.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Camarillo, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice room, close to town (great for walking around this wonderful city), nice staff. My wife and I stayed here after a wine tour with Stagecoach Wine Tours. We enjoyed the Gardens on this property, the large suite like rooms they have, the friendly staff, and most of all the peace and quiet. it felt more like a nice bed and breakfast than a hotel - which for us was PERFECT. We would/will stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ed J
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Redwood City, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was our second visit to Solvang Gardens, each time we found the staff friendly and very helpful, the rooms are nicely decorated and clean. The Hotel is in a nice quiet part of town close enough to walk to down town, resturants and shopping. The grounds are lovely. They have spa services on site that I will try at my next visit. This is a great place to stay while visiting Solvang if riding in the Solvang Century, shopping and wine tasting.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Connie L
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Property: Solvang Gardens
Address: 293 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Solvang Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique country inn with 24 individually decorated rooms. Unique, elegant and comfortable property. Secluded in a quiet residential area in the heart of Solvang. At walking distance to restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.In the wine country of Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County. The property is within beautiful gardens, fruit trees and fountains. A true escape from the hustle of big cities. Rooms vary in sizes, some with fireplaces, kitchenettes and beautiful marble bathrooms. ... more   less 
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