This is not a 5 star resort, and doesn't pretend to be. Even though at first it may look a little like a motor court of the 40's or 50's, it has been transformed into a quaint little inn. My wife and I found it nice and quiet compared to living in the city. I guess if you are a very light sleeper or listen real hard, you could hear a little road traffic but we didn't notice any at all. Breakfasts are tasty and adequate if you don't plan on having one in town which is about 1-2 miles away. If the inn is busy, they serve breakfast in a dining room and it has a bit more to offer than if the inn has only a couple of guests where they just make up a breakfast basket that they leave in the room for you to use as you please. The basket contained a couple of hard boiled eggs, some yogurt, granola, bread, orange juice, an apple, and a banana. There is also coffee and tea in the room. Our room had a wet bar, microwave, and mini fridge with basic utensils but no way to wash them short of using shower gel. I guess with daily maid service you really don't need it.
The room (actually two rooms) was spacious and well appointed but not luxurious. If you plan on just staying in the room, you'll be disappointed with the size of the TV's. Neither one was much bigger than a computer monitor. The only other shortcomings we noticed were the dim lighting which seems to be the norm these days with the compact flourescent craze, and the shower stall, which is too small for two, too dark, had poor water pressure, and seemingly tiled by a 5 year old without supervision on their first day on the job. The bed we found was comfortable even with our picky backs.
The staff is very nice, friendly, and helpful. The grounds are also very nice. We didn't use the pool or internet so can't comment on those. We would recommend this place to anyone but party animals who would find this place a bit tame.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meadowlark Inn is a one story inn with the amenities of a Bed and Breakfast. We are located on 2 rustic acres of expansive green lawns, beautiful gardens, fountains, gazebo, picnic and sitting areas. We offer complimentary wireless internet connection throughout the property. A light breakfast is included. Winery tours and spa services available. Well behaved dogs (one per room) are allowed in rooms with kitchens only (Rebbiano and Barbera). Dogs are not allowed in standard rooms or suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meadowlark Hotel Solvang