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“Awesome! Simple and stylish. Great location too!”
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Hamlet Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Awesome! Simple and stylish. Great location too!”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Love this little inn! It has managed to strike a balance between simplicity and abstractness with an innovative concept of room space. For instance, we particularly loved the Vers mini hifi in our room which we can easily plug in our music and charge our iphones. The bed was really comfortable, the stylish basin, lamps, etc were basic and functional but made the room look really spacious. The bathroom was also great, good shower tap, shelves within the shower to put bathing gel shampoo glasses etc and a stylish basin that works very well. Not to mention on arrival we were greeted by a lovely pretty lady at the counter :). The only improvements needed were probably a drawer to put our belongings/laptops etc and probably a bigger bed table? Anyway on the whole HAMLET INN is awesome! We're happy to have stayed there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
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English first
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This little motel is in a great location - not right in the centre (so good access) but easy to walk to the main streets.

We found the service at the motel excellent. We arrived before check-in time but our room was ready so we could settle in. The guy on reception showed us places to go in the area and suggested some sights we may like to see a short drive away. Very helpful.

The room was large and functional, furniture straight out of Ikea - appropriate! Very clean everywhere. The bathroom was nice, just a shower (not bath) which was fine for us and everything worked well. There was a little fridge and free wireless. We didn't use the bikes but they are a nice touch.

Breakfast is a free pastry and hot drink across the road. Not my idea of a healthy, filling start to the day but admittedly a very tasty treat.

This is a great choice in this odd little town! Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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BTM
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128 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Basic but quirky motel in "downtown" Solvang. Very clean. Quiet. Staff (owners?) were great. This is what I'd call contemporary scandanavian decor. Bed was perfect. Bathroom operated as expected (lots of hot water available). I'm a basic person who just wants a good bed, the bathroom to work and no problems. This fits the bill. Price was excellent for the area. I heartily recommend this location.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We booked the Hamlet Inn on a very crowded weekend in Solvang, and there was very little availability in the town (Marathon and Mothers day…) . The location was great for walking everywhere, and was directly across the street from Paula’s Pancake House. The room was nice and large but I would not consider it a great value because the price was high (presumably because of the shortage of rooms in the region). I would stay again during a time with lower prices. The room had a fridge and the décor was fairly modern (Motel Chic?) and pleasant. The walk in shower was modern and new and the shower head seemed like it could accommodate a 6 foot tall person. 5 stars for location- it made getting around very easy. We paid $150 for one night.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Niteroi, RJ
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2012

This hotel is very well located at Solvang´s main street. We´ve stayed for 2 nights at room 10 and found a very clean and spacious room with cute Danish decoration and free wi-fi. However, we had problems with noise. We could hear our neighboors talking all the time during all night.

The front desk staff were really nice, since we did the reservation. We asked by mail for some tips to our trip and they quickly answered us with suggestions.Once we arrived in the hotel, they offered us complimentary bikes and gave us more suggestions.

Unfortunately, we got quite disappointed with breakfast: it´s served in a Bakery across the street and and you´ll get coffe and one pastrie. It´s all. Seemed really poor breakfast for us.

If it weren´t the noise and poor breakfast experience, it would have been a wonderfull stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Hemet, CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

Simple decour - few room amenities - but spacious, fuctional, and very clean. The "Inn" is really an old 50's single story motel that has effectively been given a new face and inside the room is no sign of you being anywhere but within the city lumits of Copenhagen. The cost is very reasonable, especially with the price inclusive of bikes and a breakfast voucher. The voucher is for Olsens bakery across the street but only includes one pastry and a beverage. Olsens is not so impressive in its service and of the three bakeries we sampled Olsens was the least tasty. The bikes were great to use as a means to enjoy the area; though we are in our 50's, my wife and I enjoyed the scenery with little effort on the level streets and just one small hill - downhill was fun and uphill we walked. Staff is very pleasant and accommodating. I'd recommend the Hamlet Inn to those who want an affordable means to enjoy the town. We paid $138 for two nights booking viaTripAdvisor link.

  • Stayed April 2012
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ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I spent 8 days in Solvang, March 2012, riding my bike each day in the mountains and returning to a very clean, neat and orderly room at Hamlet Inn. Jessy and others who own/manage the property were very nice, kept the room clean and the stay was quiet. Wireless worked fine, small fridge, good flat screen TV, comfortable bed, ok would have been good to have a chest or similar in which to store my clothes but there was a closet and room in there on a shelf. Would stay there again and for the price, what's not to like?

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hamlet Inn
Address: 1532 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2608
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hamlet Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamlet Inn is located in the heart of downtown Solvang. Within walking distance of shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, the Elverhoj Museum, PCPA Theaterfest, Hans Christian Anderson Museum, and minutes drive to world class golf courses, Chumash Casino, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and wineries. Our complimentary bicycles are perfect for getting around town whether you're wine tasting, shopping or both, it's a fun way to take in all that Solvang has to offer. Before going out to dinner, wind down in our gazebo, or play a game of bocce ball! ... more   less 
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