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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We were given a room where the refrigerator was not cleaned out. Smelled up the whole room when it was opened. When I complained I was offered another room.The microwave in the second room hadn't been cleaned and had dried on egg!! The third room was finally reasonably clean, but when I took a shower I found the towels thread...

3Thank NaDean K
san francisco
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed here on a spur of the moment roadtrip to Solvang because most of the other hotels in Solvang were booked up. It was clean, but everything is very old and maintained very cheaply. One of our towels was very obviously patched where there was previously a hole. Shampoo and conditioner looked like sample packages that come in magazines...

Thank gracieg
Fresno, California
Reviewed 2 February 2013

while this place is small, and some small rooms, they are clean and comfortale, and the rooms have nice "Wood"flooring and tiled floor in the bath room, still a little dated, but the owner, Tracy is slowly making changes to improve her property! Tracy is very kind and sweet, if you want a budget motel, stay here!!

Reviewed 29 December 2012

One of the top five worst and filthiest places that I stayed at. All the rooms stink and full of bugs. The bathroom is filthhy like a public toilet. Book any other place except this smelly black hole of a dump.

Thank Tasirph
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Our biggest mistake was not checking Trip Advisor before staying here! The location is great for anything in Solvang, but we would not recommend more than one night. There is no internet, even though the owner claimed there is. I went to the front desk and she offered us to check out and stay somewhere else. The blanket was ripped,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 November 2012

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 7 August 2012

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 17 March 2012

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Menlo Park
Reviewed 19 December 2011

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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Viking Motel is part of the celebrated Danish culture in Solvang. It was originally built in 1920 by Danish immigrants and was called "The Little House." Over the years it has been a honeymoon cottage, a boutique and a doctor's office. The palm trees in front of the motel were planted in 1922. Today, the historic Viking Motel offers comfortable, affordable accommodations with a flavor of old world charm. Conveniently located, the Viking Motel is close to many of Santa Barbara County’s attractions including Solvang’s Scandinavian Shopping Village, the Hans Christian Anderson Museum, the Chumash Indian Casino Resort and some of the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest wineries. Now under new management, the recently refurbished Viking Motel welcomes both American and International visitors to Solvang, California. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Viking Motel

Address: 1506 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2608
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Price Range: £70 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Viking Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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Hello, Viking staff and/or Tracy?

I believe you know my friend, Tami Emry, who has stayed there recently. She has just told me of the upcoming reservations on Monday

the 18th of Aug, staying through until Wed.or possibly Thurs.

I am very pleased about this! The timing is perfect! Life has been very challenging and difficult (divorce/separation last 6 months in a 25 yr marriage, facing back surgery; I am having to use a wheel chair because of pain. Okay, so, enough complaining! Ugh! ; - D,)


Tami also injured herself 2 weeks ago, broken/sprained ankle, fractured toes,toes, and all on her "GOOD " leg as she is disabled with the other leg!

She desperately needs a bath and some quiet, clean comfort in a regular bed with TV, ect. Just a little TLC for both of us for sure!This is just what the DR ordered.

I have a laptop and wondered about internet connection. It's not a huge priority, but just curious.

Also, will there be a microwave available by any chance? I want to bring coffee to make and just need hot water avail. And, for Tami, she needs a bath and I hope you have a room available with a bath? It's a must with her as she can not stand and shower at this time due to her disability and broken foot. I , too need a bath as my back is bad and I have constant, horrible pain when standing too long.

We are quite a pair! Money is tight, so we will bring snacks, drinks, water,and I wondered if the room also has a fridge? We both require ice packs, moist heat and elevation of our legs. I will bring extra pillows.

I thank you in advance if you are able to reply soon, tomorrow or Monday early morning. Thank you.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing on Monday.


Lisa Juliette Katnic

(805) 636-8894

(Tami Emry's friend, previous guest at your motel

(805) 324-3505)

over a year ago

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