This place looks lovely on its website. This is NOT the way most of the actual rooms are. We saw a number of rooms because we would not stay in the 1st room they showed us. Also, we were there with 2 other couples & saw their rooms.
The basic queen bed rooms were so tiny that the sink was in the bedroom NOT the bathroom. There were NO CLOSETS - only a tiny ammoire (spelling?) which also held the extra blankets, pillows and ironing board! If you had more than 4 hanging items, they were squashed together.
There was no closets for any luggage etc., so it all had to be lined up against the wall creating a cluttered, claustrophobic room.
We had a "Junior Suite." The 1st room they showed us was a tiny kind of "half-room with a couch & 2 chairs. It had 3 large windows all facing the stucco walls across the narrow corridor. Dark, dank and tiny. The "bedroom" was a step down - another "half-room" with no windows. We couldn't get out of there fast enough.
After looking at 2 more rooms which were equally unacceptable, we finally settled on a larger room on the street side. It was dark & dreary, but reasonably spacious. It had the same tiny ammoire and no closets. It was also very noisy. The bathroom was small, but functional and at least the sink was actually IN the bathroom instead of in the bedroom as the other rooms were.
I believe this hotel bills itself as European. I've been in Europe and had much nicer rooms at lesser prices.
I will say the bed was very comfortable, but it was right up against the windows & a draft came in from the windows all night even though they were closed. This was in December and the nights were freezing.
None of the 3 couples on this trip would stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Ynez Valley...scenic vistas, vintage charm. Located on an acre of meandering gardens with a Koi pond, the Wine Valley Inn offers old-world hospitality with a variety of accommodations for every taste and budget. The Wine Valley Inn is located in the Danish village of Solvang, within easy walking distance of many wine tasting rooms and within 20 minutes of more than 40 acclaimed wineries & vineyards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wine Valley Inn And Cottages - a Broughton Hotel
- Wine Valley Inn Solvang