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“Best Hotel in Solvang”
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Hotel Corque
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Solvang, California
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Best Hotel in Solvang”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Hotel Corque several times this year, and we love it.

The front lobby is stylish- and patrons will normally be checked in at a desk, versus standing in line at a counter. We have always had very courteous and helpful service- so we are surprised at the comments from some of the other reviewers. The last time we went, the lady who checked us in went out of her way to provide a long list of restaurants in the area that provide a discount using the Chumash Card. The gentleman sitting at the opposite desk went online and gave us even more information while we finished the check in process. Again- we have always had the kindest service from the folks at the front desk- whether we were in a long line to check in, or we were the only ones there.

Ff you request a specific room type, you will absolutely be given the room of your choice (provided they have one available). This hotel is a hot spot for wedding parties, so the summer and fall months can get a bit busy. But call early enough and request a balcony with a view of the Santa Ynez mountains, and you're in.

We have stayed on the third floor, the second floor, the first floor with patio, and the studio with no balcony. All of the rooms are lovely- and we have never heard anyone loud in the rooms above ours. The decor is lovely, the beds are made with super comfortable linens and duvet; the only thing I would request is a couple extra pillows, as 2 pillows on the large queen size is just not enough to be cozy.

The bathrooms are wonderful- we actually prefer the set up without the bathtub. This layout has 2 sinks on opposing walls with plenty of counter space- and the shower seems just a bit bigger than the bathroom with tub. There is a vanity mirror, delicious smelling soap and lotion, and plenty of fluffy towels.

The room comes with empty mini-fridge, perfect for wine and cheese, but no mini bar. This is one area they should consider. There's a coffee maker in the room with coffee, tea and hot cocoa, and a large flat screen TV. Only problem with the TV- there is no FOX News!!

The adjoining restaurant, Root 246, is a great spot for bar snacks and yummy cocktails. They're always coming up with new beverage combinations, and they have the best smoked ice cubes for the Old Hickory drink. We typically have Sunday brunch here- it is a small buffet, but the food quality is top notch, and the service is impeccable. A big shout out for Ida, Israel, Jessica and the tall male bartender (darn it, can't remember his name!) with the lovely smile always on his face. The flatbreads are amazing with fresh arugula and the meat/cheese special of the day. The merguesa (sp?) was spicy good, the burgers are great- and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of food.

All in all, this is an excellent hotel in the heart of Wine Country- and they provide shuttle service to the Chumash Casino, which is 4 miles down the road. The hotel is clean, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the staff is friendly, the restaurant has great food-- and it's a nice alternative to the cute Danish hotels.

One tip- if you do go to the Chumash Casino, make sure to sign up for their Players Card. It's free to sign up, and I think they give you $50 in free play. If you play enough, you earn points for discounts on rooms, spa treatments and buffets (this hotel only has Sunday brunch; the Casino has a large buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner- try Thursday night for the Southern BBQ). And if you can make a trip on Tuesday, they provide double your "free play" points.

Room Tip: The Mission View rooms on the right side of the hotel have better views of the Mission, golf course...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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vandenberg village, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very impressed by the staff and the facility. From the minute we walked in until we left, everyone was helpful and friendly. Room was nice and at first the lack of a tub was a disappointment. They we realized the second sink and shower were better for short visit. Lobby was very nice. read from others that they received a newspaper but nothing for us?

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

After a long drive from San Francisco my wife and I arrived at this hotel. We were greeted and told that we were upgraded to a suite. When we entered the room it was very clean and had a tub that could fit me. (I'm tall 6'6") the bed could've been more comfortable but we were still able to enjoy our night.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Scottsdale
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, my business friends and I decided to stay here for two nights on a business trip. It was a pleasant experience from when we first walked in the door. The staff was friendly and helpful, even recommending places to eat. The lobby area was stunning, with lots of natural wood accents.

Our room was fabulous. It was clean and well kept, with very comfortable beds. The bathrooms were also quite nice and more than we expected out of a hotel at this price. The free wifi was also a perk as was the free parking. Would definitely stay here again if we visit the area.

Room Tip: We chose the room facing the city, in the tower I believe. It was quiet and even though there was n...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Riverside, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We'd stayed at this property when it was under other management and another name - the Royal Scandinavian (I believe it was). They've completely re-modeled the place and it's gorgeous. The rooms are very clean, the bathroom with its two sinks and glassed-in shower are wonderful.
Bed: comfortable with a variety of pillow "textures" and types to suit your preferences.
WiFi: works great.
Amenities: small fridge, wine glasses, and all the other things a quality hotel offers. Flat screen TV. Free copy of USA Today - a bit of a milque-toast publication, but I guess they don't want to get anyone agitated while on vacation.

Nice place... so why only a 4 out of 5?

The pool is very nice if small. Since staying at some other resorts lately, I guess I've been spoiled by what a pool - or poolS - could be. Why spoil the ambiance with gaudy signs advising "No Diving" etc. - is that a state requirement or just some lawyer's idea of keeping the management safe from lawsuits? Either way, having the huge signs really clashes with the rest of the property. Maybe that's a trivial complaint, but there it is.
So OK, I'm a news junkie even when away on vacation. I watch a variety of news outlets and subscribe to everything from the far-left "Nation" magazine, to the Limbaugh Letter.
I watch MSNBC and Fox News, but wait... I can get CNN, but when I try and access Fox News, it's "no signal" time. The printed material in the room says it's on Channel "6" - but no signal. The electronic menu says it's on Channel "15," but again, it's not. Are the Chumash censoring Fox News? I think they might just be - and that bugs. If the management reads this, I'd love a response.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was the second trip my husband and I stayed at Hotel Corque. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are very clean. The bed is comfortable, and have down pillows upon request (the first night I had a foam pillow which was not good). This hotel is great location, walking distance to the Solvang Bakery which is very good. We also like Root 246, which is the restaurant adjacent to the hotel. We had a late evening arrival, and the staff was very accommodating. We will stay here on future SYV area visits.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Booked a quick nights stay while wine tasting in the Sta Rita Hills area. I had originally booked the Grand Suite but was encouraged by a friend to swap to the Wine Country Suite - while both were the same price the Wine Country Suite has a MUCH nicer bathroom!! The only other difference is the Grand Suite has a door that seperates the lounge area from the bedroom.

Room was super clean, checkin and checkout very smooth. Would gladly go back if in the area. Great value.

Only downside was the attached Root 246 was pretty bad for breakfast.

Room Tip: Pick the Wine Country Suite over the Grand Suite - same price, but MUCH better bathroom.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Corque
Address: 400 Alisal Road, Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, CA 93463-3741
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Solvang
#2 Family Hotel in Solvang
#2 Business Hotel in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Corque 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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