Wine Valley Inn & Cottages - A Broughton Hotel
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As a final birthday treat, Kyle's boss got him two rooms in Solvang. Kyle, Sam, Rehana, Mark Megan and I headed up there for a quick two day stay. There was a lot of wine, wine tasting a fun had by all.
... of Pancakes; and some guys were pointing and laughing when we went into one of the shops and said something like, 'and that guy even has a camera around his neck'---at the time it didn't make much sense---now unfortunately it makes a LOT of sense---we are at that stage of being OLD FOGIES. Who the hell knows what the rest of this trips holds for us.
Today, with the winds still blowing at gale ...
We stopped at a rest stop again tonight - 6 nights in a row now sleeping in the car - going to try for the 8 nights - as we pulled up into the rest stop, i noticed something on the side of the road - when we got out of the car to look it was a SKUNK! i wanted to get a picture but it was dark and i did't want to get too closed in case it sprayed - that would not have been good!
... east on the 246 and pulled into Solvang to do some walking and shopping before all of the shops closed their doors...which was quickly approaching. We ended up walking through a local farmers market down one of the streets and then heading to one of the pastry shops to get a little tasty goodness to share with the kids. From there we went to one of the local toy shops and picked ...
... amp; they have been very sparse!) the snow helped us here as without snow melt apparently the waterfalls dry up - hard to believe when one sees such huge amounts of water. possibly the most beautiful national park we have visited in the us.
we returned our hire car to sacramento after this where we stayed for a couple of nights before heading back to san francisco. no more driving in america thankfully - some of the roads are nuts!
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Wine Valley Inn & Cottages - A Broughton Hotel Solvang
We spent two nights at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages. I'd say that our stay was ok, but I don't know that we'd return.
Our stay at this hotel, and the setting was so perfect that I proposed to my girlfriend in cottage #1...we visited the area wineries, drove down to Santa Barbara for the day, visited a horse ranch, and walked around the local historic mission...the service was great, the coffe at breakfast was the best ever (i wish i would have remembered to ask the brand), and the cottages were very romantic (the attached jacuzzi did not hurt). We are talking about going back there for part of our honeymoon.
Good clean facility
We stayed at the Wine Valley Inn last night. Check in was a breeze. Friendly staff. Our king fireplace room was very clean as were the grounds even with the heavy rain storm. This is a three star facility and had more charm and cleaner than many four star hotels we have stayed at. Will definitely book again. Only complaint is our mattress was a little too soft.
The Wine Valley Inn, which is very inviting, is located on a quiet street only a block from the main shopping district in town. The rooms are spacious and clean, and our rooms (we stayed in two on separate nights) each had a fireplace. During the first night, we stayed on the third floor. The room was cozy and quiet, but the bed was soft and rather uncomfortable. On the second night we stayed on the second floor, near the clock tower. Great king-sized bed and large room, but we could hear people walking above us on occasion. All in all, we'd stay there again, but we'd ask for a third floor with a king-sized bed, or stay in one of the cottages, which we hear are very nice. Also, we thought the cost was a bit high considering it had a few "issues" as those mentioned above, but most places in Solvang are a bit pricey and so this was expected. But the location is wonderful and once there, you can walk almost anywhere in town. And the continental breakfasts are good and offer a variety of food, such as bagels, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, etc. -- enough to tide you over until lunchtime!
To celebrate my off track time, which is the equivalent of summer vacation for year-round schools, my husband and I wanted a quick getaway to a beautiful location for one night. We selected the Santa Ynez Valley and checked out many hotels on line.
My husband and I spent two nights at the Wine Valley Inn.
Best for the money
It was an excellent motel -- clean, up-to-date, friendly, great breakfast. It was definitely worth the extra drive to stay here instead of at one of the lesser quality places in Santa Barbara for the same or more money. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a really nice place to stay for an affordable price.
Chimney Sweep Inn is Excellent
I love this hotel. Rooms are very homey and clean. I felt I was in a fairytale. We were able to have a fire in our room and outside the window was a tree that was in full bloom so even though I had a room facing the front street I felt very secluded.
Enjoyed Our Stay
Had a basic room, when checking in was a bit disapointed on the location (faced parking lot). When asked to be moved toward the back, there was someone in the room so we were upgrated to the loft suites.
This was MUCH better and wouldn't stay in anything less.
The rooms were spacious, the location is great, the breakfast was ample and the staff were helpful and friendly.
Best time ever
I came in on a weekend at last minute notice it was very late and the staff maid every effert to make mine and my boyfriends stay very romantic they had the fire place going in our room when we got there and the next night they had a champane basket waiting for us and the loft room is the best i would recamend it to anyone and i will be back there again