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“Convenient”
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King Frederik Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Alberta
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Convenient”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Overall, I found the room acceptable but I think I was expecting something a little better.

In past trips to the region in the early 2000s, we stayed in Lompoc on golf deals no longer available and we decided to stop in for three days to play La Purisima on our way to Palm Springs. We decided to stay in Solvang since it is a much nicer community with more tourist style amenities than Lompoc (in our opinion).

The good: 1. it is very convenient to dining, entertainment and shopping options in the town... ten minutes max to anywhere worthwhile you might want to visit. 2. very friendly and accommodating staff. 3. comfortable rooms that are just large enough. 4. separate shower/toilet and vanity areas (a must for two trying to prepare for the day at the same time). 5. fresh Continental breakfast items prepared daily by a Danish bakery down the street.

The less good: 1. our room had very small windows near the ceiling and was therefore virtually devoid of any natural sunlight at all. It was very dark in the day and unfortunately, the facility uses energy saving light bulbs that don't throw off much light either. Even with every light in the room on, it made for a rather gloomy interior. Perhaps this was atypical of the hotel and unique to our room on the 2nd floor but I would make sure if having a bright room is important to you. 2. On one of the days, perhaps both (I honestly can't recall) we were awoken before 7:00 A.M. by the sound of garbage trucks backing up and doing what they do. Again, this may be have been a peculiarity of our corner room on the second floor but it did disturb.

One other thing peculiar to Solvang, the town. On Mondays, in early March anyway, many of the best restaurants in town are closed. We were so looking forward to having a great schnitzel dinner at our favorite Danish restaurant and with only Monday available to us, we left town disappointed. Worse, our second and third dining options were also shuttered. Plan accordingly if you happen to be in town around the same time of the year.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wrightwood, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Hotel staff are great and friendly , Location to walk , shop and eat is the best !! Late check in no problem, walk across the street and in enjoy the food !!! Great Danish for breakfast included in the room !!! Be prepared to eat everything!!! I can't wait the go back !!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Usa
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the Solvang Century Bike Ride. We have stayed here before as the location is close to the ride start (Hotel Corque) and the rooms are priced right at around $150/night for a king bed. However, the noise is a huge problem. We were awakened by 18 wheelers downshifting on Highway 246, which runs in front of the hotel, loud pool guests, car alarms and every time someone in our building took a shower it sounded like they were showering in our room. I suspect the building is not insulated at all. Not ideal for a good night's rest, which is crucial after riding 100 miles. In addition, staff would not allow us to check out even 1 hour late. I will not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great little motel, has everything that you need. Rooms are older but do the job nicely. So central, walking distance to everything. Staff friendly. Solvang is AMAZING. Such a breath of fresh air. Lots of Chocolate eating and wine drank during our stay there but wow... we loved it!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Crested Butte Colorado
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Nice clean, well located, friendly motel. Great value in the center of town. Staff goes out of their way to help with anything. Nice pool and Hot tub. We stay here every year when biking in Solvang. ....................................

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

I'm very thankful, I forgot some personal things and on my request, they kindly shipped it to me. This is not a fancy hotel, but you can have a very clean room, excellent location, walking distance to the entire to town. I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Not 5 star or anything, but very cute, clean, comfy hotel in the heart of Solvang.
Not cheap at $152/night (but not expensive for holidays).
Overall we were very satisfied. We would recommend both Solvang and the King Frederick Inn to anyone visiting central California & wine country :-)

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: King Frederik Inn
Address: 1617 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2728
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Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — King Frederik Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location is in the heart of Solvang, with all attractions within walking distance. Comfortable rooms, many surrounding the pool and spa area. Completely non smoking, no pet hotel, with free parking. ... more   less 
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