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Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel staff gave e a very nice room overlooking Solvang and it was on the second floor. The room was pretty big for a standard room but otherwise, nothing fancy much other then a nice place to lay your head since I was more outside touring Solvang. The only thing was the hotel is on the end of the town but there was plenty of parking lot which I like and didn't have to fight it. The hotel is on the edge of town and close to the church so going to Sunday mass was easy and heading into town was also very fast.

Spacious, clean and close to shopping area. Friendly staff and breakfast included.

Cute hotel, very good location. I would recommend to anyone traveling through area on a bit of a budget.

We enjoyed our stay at Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge in Solvang. We had two rooms. The first room was very clean and comfortable with what appeared to be a remodeled bathroom. Our son had the second room. It was also very clean and comfortable but the bathroom was much older and in need of modernizing. We appreciated the complimentary breakfast. It provided a number of choices including danish, bagels, cereal, fruit, juice, and coffee. The people working at the Lodge were extremely nice. Downtown Solvang is across the street. We had a very pleasant experience at Svendsgaards. We would stay there again and recommend it to others.

this is a "retro" hotel that still has keys (I hate those cards that get lost all the time!). Clean and tastefully designed without pretenses on "glamour". Staff is friendly and helpful, so you feel at home. Danish pastries in the morning are excellent! Location is wonderful - on the corner of two main streets and with a wonderful view. I will return and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Reasonable priceing for the area. Near Santa Barbara, but about half the price. Facility is old but kept up. We have stayed there several times. Be sure to eat breakfast or lunch at Paula's down the street.

Great location, friendly staff. Free breakfast was a plus but not much variety

The room was not what I expected. The bathtub looked like it was never cleaned, there was dirt in the there! The mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker were all plugged into an extension cord that was plugged into another extension cord that was dropped over the sink pipes. That's a HUGE fire hazard and safety no no! I took a picture of it but my phone won't let me add it to this review. Also the thermostat didn't really work well. The room barely cooled down. Lastly, I had the do not disturb sign on the door and the cleaning staff ignored it. I was in the room, heard 1 knock and thenot the door opened. What's the point of the sign of they just come on in?!?!

Staff shared their bicycle routes and they were great. Breakfast had fruit, pastries, cereal. Many local cafes if you eat a large breakfast.

good location, very comfortable room with everything you nee.

Everything very good with the exception of the bathroom that was worn. Clean, very friendly personel, good beds and fantastic location. Breakfast was not impressing, but you will find much vetter stuff in town.

Nice location close to everything - spacious room. Slightly old fashioned decor, would recommend especially for families

Is this the best motel/hotel I've ever stayed at? No. That was when I saw Kid Cudi perfrom from the balcony of a suite at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Is this a perfectly fine place if you're passing through the area and want a quite place to rest your head for the night? Yes. I feel the price I paid was very fair. I was in walking distance to everything in Solvang and the staff was friendly and nice. Their continental breakfast was not amazing but I thought it was perfectly fine. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

Good value if you search out best times to stay. Road noise can be bad - hotel at intersection of 2 busy streets, so ask for room farther back or an inside room if road noise is a concern. Staff was nice and helpful. Breakfast minimal, not self serve - we went out for breakfast.

Hotel was quaint and clean, close to all amenities and had a great pool and Jacuzzi. Breakfast free each morning was just fine. Hotel staff were very attentive.Got a call 60 minutes after we checked out aleeting us my husband left his gold wedding band in room. They are mailing it to us. Very grateful!

We got in late and room key was there and room was fine -

Good clean hotel. Great value. Would reccomend this hotel to others. Right in the middle of shops and places to eat.

Exceeded expectations as there were other fancier places to stay. I doubt the other places would have customer service as good. Great location, easy access, clean, quiet, will stay there every time I'm in Solvang.

The name on the hotel sign is Svendsgaards Lodge. The lady at the front desk at check in and check-out was neither friendly nor informative in answering my questions. The free breakfast was Danish, cereal, apples, packaged oatmeal, milk, coffee, tea, and orange juice. It was monitored by an employee and you have tell them what you want and they'll give it to you. The room was very dated and had a musty smell. The bed was fairly comfortable. I'm glad I got this room with an Orbucks discount. It's not worth the full price. I wouldn't recommend this place nor will I stay here when we visit again. The location is at the north end of the Solvang tourist area.

This hotel was great. The room was very spacious. King bed, two full sized recliners, fireplace, dining table, great view of the town, heated pool, jacuzzi, and pastries for breakfast.

1711 Mission Dr Solvang CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn places you next to Hans Christian Andersen Museum and Old Mission Santa Ines. This motel has 48 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Solvang Festival Theater and Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum are also a short walk from this Solvang motel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn's 48 rooms provide fireplaces, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a meeting room and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge-Americas Best Value Inn

Everyone (12) Couples (41) Business (2) Family (15) Friends (4) Other (2)
5

pretty nice hotel with plenty of parking

Everyone

The hotel staff gave e a very nice room overlooking Solvang and it was on the second floor. The room was pretty big for a standard room but otherwise, nothing fancy much other then a nice place to lay your head since I was more outside touring Solvang. The only thing was the hotel is on the end of the town but there was plenty of parking lot which I like and didn't have to fight it. The hotel is on the edge of town and close to the church so going to Sunday mass was easy and heading into town was also very fast.

By , from San Jose on Oct 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 4, 2017

Dear Roy, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We are always looking to improve our facilities and accommodations to better serve our guests, and we cannot do that without hearing back from our guests. We will use your feedback to help us improve, and we hope that we may see you again soon! Sincerely, Jessica L., General Manager

4
Everyone

Spacious, clean and close to shopping area. Friendly staff and breakfast included.

By on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your review! We look forward to having you as our guest again soon!

5
Everyone

Cute hotel, very good location. I would recommend to anyone traveling through area on a bit of a budget.

By on Aug 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Jessica L., General Manager

4

walking distance to solvang

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay at Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge in Solvang. We had two rooms. The first room was very clean and comfortable with what appeared to be a remodeled bathroom. Our son had the second room. It was also very clean and comfortable but the bathroom was much older and in need of modernizing. We appreciated the complimentary breakfast. It provided a number of choices including danish, bagels, cereal, fruit, juice, and coffee. The people working at the Lodge were extremely nice. Downtown Solvang is across the street. We had a very pleasant experience at Svendsgaards. We would stay there again and recommend it to others.

By on May 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are in the process of updating all of our rooms to provide a more comfortable and pleasant experience. We enjoy hearing from our guests and will use your review to ensure we keep our guests' concerns our primary goal. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely, Jessica L.

5

friendly and helpful

Everyone

this is a "retro" hotel that still has keys (I hate those cards that get lost all the time!). Clean and tastefully designed without pretenses on "glamour". Staff is friendly and helpful, so you feel at home. Danish pastries in the morning are excellent! Location is wonderful - on the corner of two main streets and with a wonderful view. I will return and will definitely recommend it to my friends.

By , from LA, CA on May 10, 2017

4

nice stop on trip from san diego to san francisco.

Everyone

Reasonable priceing for the area. Near Santa Barbara, but about half the price. Facility is old but kept up. We have stayed there several times. Be sure to eat breakfast or lunch at Paula's down the street.

By on Apr 12, 2017

4

great location , friendly staff

Everyone

Great location, friendly staff. Free breakfast was a plus but not much variety

By , from palm springs, ca on Jan 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback; we love hearing from our guests! We appreciate your input, and hopefully we'll have a better variety for your next stay!

2

very disappointed with this hotel

Everyone

The room was not what I expected. The bathtub looked like it was never cleaned, there was dirt in the there! The mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker were all plugged into an extension cord that was plugged into another extension cord that was dropped over the sink pipes. That's a HUGE fire hazard and safety no no! I took a picture of it but my phone won't let me add it to this review. Also the thermostat didn't really work well. The room barely cooled down. Lastly, I had the do not disturb sign on the door and the cleaning staff ignored it. I was in the room, heard 1 knock and thenot the door opened. What's the point of the sign of they just come on in?!?!

By , from So Cal on Nov 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 16, 2016

I'm sorry that it has taken so long to reach out to you about your stay, but I can t seem to get expedia to let me respond to you through this review and they only give me your 1st name on the review. So please know that I take this mater and review very serious, but can't seem to get expedia to ok my response to you. They have told me I can not put any email of phones in the response! And I'm sorry about that. If there is any way you could let me know what room you stayed in I would like to look into this ASAP. I have gone to 2 room that did have the extension cords that I was not aware of and we will be removing them ASAP. The clean staff should have not gone into your room! So I have enforced a new police when there is DND signs on the door so that this will not happen again. Although it should have never happened. We are in the process of replacing all bathrooms at this time, that is also why I would like to know the room number so we can make sure to have that room at the top of the list. Again I'm sorry for stay and I would love for you to come and try us again. Like I said I have tried to add my email so you could email me and expedia will not ok it. I wish there was more that I could do for you, but without a last name and date of stay I don't know how to reach out to you. Thank you again for the review. Jessica Larsen

4

great value

Everyone

Staff shared their bicycle routes and they were great. Breakfast had fruit, pastries, cereal. Many local cafes if you eat a large breakfast.

By , from San Diego on Nov 19, 2016

4

best for the buck

Everyone

good location, very comfortable room with everything you nee.

By , from salinas ca. on Oct 13, 2016