I stayed here with my husband and my two sisters visiting from out of town so that we could do the "Sideways" tour, since they loved the movie and had never done this particular wine country. On my prior trips to the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association spring wine festival, we've stayed at the Marriott in Buellton, and twice at a hotel in Lompoc. This time, since my sisters and I are partly of Danish descent, I thought it would be fun to stay in Solvang, and Hotel Corque got the best reviews. We were not disappointed!
First off, I had researched and found a killer rate of $99/night on TravelZoo, but when I went to book it, TravelZoo had indicated that the offer was no longer available. I called Hotel Corque and spoke with a very nice kid named Josh, who gave me the $99 rate on both of our rooms -- one king and one with two queens. I doubt he had to do that, and I really appreciated the gesture. He explained that they were ground level rooms at that rate, which I never like, but I was willing to give it a try since I know what it usually costs to stay here.
Upon arriving after a very exhausting and long 5-1/2 hour drive from San Diego, we were checked in promptly and were given really lovely adjoining rooms on the second floor -- not the ground floor! It was absolutely perfect. The appointments were gorgeous, and the bed was very comfortable. There was free, fresh coffee in the lobby each morning if you didn't feel like making it in the room, and the little refrigerator came in handy to store our leftovers from our wonderful dinners out (Los Olivos Cafe and The Hitching Post II). They even provided two small complimentary water bottles next to the coffee maker and another two were chilling in the fridge.
Check out was noon, I believe, although we were out by about 10:30 so that we could hit our first winery at 11. After just having stayed at not one but two places back east that had brutal 10 a.m. checkouts, it was refreshing not having to call the front desk and grovel for some extra time.
We will definitely stay here again as I also had a chance to eyeball a few of the other places I had considered booking (Hadsten House, Kronenberg Inn, etc.). I thought the other places were cute, but it was like comparing motels to a really nice hotel. In other words, no comparison. I can also say that although eating at Root 246 didn't work into our plans on this trip (it's closed on Mondays and maybe Tuesdays, as well?), I have eaten there once before and it was fabulous.
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