Many people have probably not heard of Solvang before, but this is probably one of California’s best hidden gems. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang is almost like an old-world Danish outpost right on California’s central coast. There are plenty of sites to see and things to do in Solvang, but a great experience here starts with the right accommodations. Solvang is where you can find unique Danish bakeries, Santa Barbara wineries, amazing restaurants, tons of boutiques, and so much more. If you’re looking for a place to stay here, any one of these five hotels will give you the best that Solvang has to offer.
Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
The exterior architecture of the Wine Valley Inn perfectly reflects the Danish influences in the area. You’ll be minutes away from wineries and shops here. The cottages and chateaus of this hotel are quite unique. The hotel also has spa amenities, and you can even rent bicycles as part of your reservation. Solvang on bicycles is a great experience. You’ll have a completely peaceful experience here at the Wine Valley, and it’s a great way to spend an entire vacation. You’ll definitely feel like you’re in California, but you’ll also feel something else entirely.
The Hadsten House will give you a unique European experience right in the heart of Solvang. You can enjoy French furnishings and comfortable accommodations at the same time. The hotel has several package options that include food, spa treatments, wine tastings, and a combination of so many other experiences. You’ll also have access to a heated indoor pool for those days when the weather just calls for a quick dip. Staying at Hadsten House will be a true getaway. You can stay for the weekend or stay for the week. You’ll be guaranteed a good time, especially since you’re minutes away from everything good that the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. The staff here is pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you have an questions about where to go, they’d gladly point you to the right places.
This hotel offers four-class accommodations, and it has all the amenities you could possibly need for a getaway. Hotel Corque has a great in-house restaurant, room service options, a heated outdoor pool, and a shuttle bus service that you should take advantage of. It takes away from having to worry so much about where you’re going to end up. This hotel offers plenty of room for individuals looking for some relaxation to couples looking for a grand romantic time. Families also find this hotel quite accommodating. The common areas are warm and comfortable, and the views you’ll have all around you here are just unforgettable. Hotel Corque is just a great place to come back to after a long day of exploring Solvang.
The Mirabelle Inn is the embodiment of European elegance and style. It’s quaint. It has more of a boutique hotel feel with only 12 guest rooms available. You’ll also get breakfast included with your rate along with a complimentary bottle of wine. You’ll want to spend at least a couple of nights at the hotel’s in house restaurant, First & Oak, because the chef there is a Michelin-starred chef. The Mirabelle Inn may not have many of the amenities of a standard hotel, but they make up for it in other ways. The hotel is a short walk away from some of Solvang’s best attractions including the Solvang Festival Theater and the Pacific Conservatory Theater.
Solvang Gardens Lodge
The accommodations at the Solvang Gardens Lodge may be simple in comparison to others on this list, but simple is more than enough. You’ll also get quiet, comfortable, and absolutely clean in this hotel. You can enjoy antique furnishings here and a vibrant English garden. You’ll be right within walking distance of downtown Solvang. If you’re done exploring Solvang, you can sit in the gardens and enjoy a bottle right outside of your hotel. There are plenty of sitting areas that you can use, and you’ll feel like you’re across the Atlantic instead of right by the Pacific. The Solvang Gardens Lodge is everything that you could possibly need for a good stay in Solvang.