We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“My favorite place to stay in the Solvang area”
Review of Meadowlark Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Meadowlark Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 Solvang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Puyallup, Washington
1 review
“My favorite place to stay in the Solvang area”
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Meadowlark is my favorite place to stay in the area. I really enjoy the room and the peaceful setting. It is just on the outskirt of Solvang's heavy tourist traffic with good markets and services nearby.

Bram

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bdally6107
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

274 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    175
    67
    20
    8
    4
See reviews for
41
162
11
7
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (51)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Great place to get away from the fast pace and noise of the city. Park your car right outside your room, (for a change). Take a stroll and enjoy the soothing effects nature has on you in settings like this. Nice big area out the front of the Inn to barbeque or just relax in front of a fire. Its located on the doorstep of the Central Coast's vineyards and a mile or two from Solvang. Margo is a totally hospitable host and gives the place a friendly welcoming feel right from the start. You have to make it out of bed for one of her morning meals which is a bit more than the usual continental breakfasts. Comfy beds, clean rooms, (that come with a fridge) and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to couples looking to get away from it all for a relaxing weekend. Looking forward to getting back there when we get the chance, mark it down in your calendar. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Room Tip: A mile from Chumash Casino if you're a gambler. Fan heater can be loud during the night but we u...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank katubaldy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We were looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay a little bit away from the town of Solvang. The Meadowlark staff were friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere and grounds were very pleasant. Our room was comfortable (the "Chardonnay"), and had a small, completely private patio with recliner chairs and a little hot tub. The tub worked very well, though we turned the temperature up a few degrees from its original setting. We didn't have much occasion to use the patio for anything else, as it was late December and cold out. The breakfast was tasty, and had items to accommodate different preferences-mostly breads, pastries, granola, oatmeal, and fruit with a hot egg item.

As a former reviewer mentioned, the site looks like an old motor-court style motel that has been refurbished with a pretty garden and quaint decorations. The result is a comfortable, homelike atmosphere with nice little touches (like the hot tub!). The Meadowlark is a great base from which to enjoy the Santa Ynez Valley without having to be in the middle of Solvang madness or paying a small fortune for a place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank pedropeacenik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Diego
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is not a 5 star resort, and doesn't pretend to be. Even though at first it may look a little like a motor court of the 40's or 50's, it has been transformed into a quaint little inn. My wife and I found it nice and quiet compared to living in the city. I guess if you are a very light sleeper or listen real hard, you could hear a little road traffic but we didn't notice any at all. Breakfasts are tasty and adequate if you don't plan on having one in town which is about 1-2 miles away. If the inn is busy, they serve breakfast in a dining room and it has a bit more to offer than if the inn has only a couple of guests where they just make up a breakfast basket that they leave in the room for you to use as you please. The basket contained a couple of hard boiled eggs, some yogurt, granola, bread, orange juice, an apple, and a banana. There is also coffee and tea in the room. Our room had a wet bar, microwave, and mini fridge with basic utensils but no way to wash them short of using shower gel. I guess with daily maid service you really don't need it.
The room (actually two rooms) was spacious and well appointed but not luxurious. If you plan on just staying in the room, you'll be disappointed with the size of the TV's. Neither one was much bigger than a computer monitor. The only other shortcomings we noticed were the dim lighting which seems to be the norm these days with the compact flourescent craze, and the shower stall, which is too small for two, too dark, had poor water pressure, and seemingly tiled by a 5 year old without supervision on their first day on the job. The bed we found was comfortable even with our picky backs.
The staff is very nice, friendly, and helpful. The grounds are also very nice. We didn't use the pool or internet so can't comment on those. We would recommend this place to anyone but party animals who would find this place a bit tame.

Room Tip: Get a room farthest from the road if you are a light sleeper.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cudamark
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Visalia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Stayed here for the first, but not the last time, in September of this year (2012). Wonderful change from the pricey, cramped, just ok, overpriced Santa Barbara motel of the night before. Room upgrade was offered and gladly accepted, and I was impressed with the cleanliness and hospitality I received. Breakfast was good and the breakfast area was clean and homey. The setting is so relaxing that I wanted to stay outside in the garden/gazebo area. Definitely plan to return as soon as possible, and recommending this calm, cozy Inn to all of my traveling friends!
Absolutely tops!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Carol H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Perris, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Love staying here. I feel very comfortable just like I was at home. I have stayed here 4 times and have been very pleased. Beautiful setting and a terrific staff. The breakfast is always very good. I brought some friends over and they said they would stay there next time for sure. Great value and perfect location in between Santa Ynez and Solvang. I prefer not to be in a downtown environment.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MFeather
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
West Covina, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We discovered Meadowlark in October 2011 by accident. We looked around the grounds, but due to no vacancies, we were not able to see any of the rooms. But the beautiful gardens, gazebo and the sheer ambience had my mind made up that we would definitely stay at the Meadowlark in the future. In February 2012 I made reservations to stay four nights for the week of October 15, 2012. We just returned from that wonderful four-day stay and we could not have had a better week. The room we stayed in was just beautiful - very accommodating with a small kitchenette. The Meadowlark is conveniently located so sightseeing at Solvang or touring and winetasting at all of the Santa Ynez vineyards. We cannot compliment the staff enough - they are friendly, efficient and very accommodating. After a long day of sightseeing it was very pleasant to return to the Meadowlark and enjoy a bottle of wine in the gardens. Their complimentary breakfasts are very sufficient - frittata, quiche, pastries, lots of fruit. Each evening all in our party sat out in the garden and the staff member graciously brought out a pot of coffee for us to enjoy. We are ready to book another stay at Meadowlark - this time for a full week!

Room Tip: If you like to "eat in" some nights, then I suggest you get the room that has the small ki...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Linda G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Solvang
1.9 mi away
Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque
#1 of 11 in Solvang
795 reviews
2.1 mi away
Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
2.2 mi away
Hadsten House
Hadsten House
#3 of 11 in Solvang
906 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
The Landsby
The Landsby
#2 of 11 in Solvang
256 reviews
1.8 mi away
Santa Ynez Inn
Santa Ynez Inn
#1 of 3 in Santa Ynez
406 reviews
2.0 mi away
King Frederik Inn
King Frederik Inn
#6 of 11 in Solvang
253 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Meadowlark Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Meadowlark Inn

Property: Meadowlark Inn
Address: 2644 Mission Dr, Hwy 246, Solvang, CA 93463-9429
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Meadowlark Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Meadowlark Inn is a one story inn with the amenities of a Bed and Breakfast. We are located on 2 rustic acres of expansive green lawns, beautiful gardens, fountains, gazebo, picnic and sitting areas. We offer complimentary wireless internet connection throughout the property. A light breakfast is included. Winery tours and spa services available. Well behaved dogs (one per room) are allowed in rooms with kitchens only (Rebbiano and Barbera). Dogs are not allowed in standard rooms or suites. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Meadowlark Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Meadowlark Hotel Solvang

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing