Our long weekend stay was perfect until the last morning. We had been at the casino until late and were looking forward to sleeping in. However, when the maid showed up to clean the room next door early Sunday she carried on a loud conversation (on her cell phone it seems since we didn’t hear another voice) for well over 30 minutes. Other than that, I can’t really say anything terribly bad about this place – and from other reviews I’ve read, we were in just a basic room. It’s certainly not the Ritz Carlton, but it is way more charming with a slower, relaxed atmosphere and I didn’t have to sell my firstborn to stay here. We look forward to coming back in the Spring or Summer when we can enjoy the beautiful courtyard!
Great staff (well, except for that one maid…)
Very clean rooms and grounds
Lots of hot water
Comfy bed with extra blanket
Wi-fi worked well
Quiet – minimal road noise even in front room
Brightly lit sign is an easy landmark to spot at night
Drastic shortage of outlets for today’s electronic driven world
No exhaust fan in bathroom
Toilet takes forever to fill (over 3 minutes, which in the middle of the night is quite annoying)
No facial tissue
Room needs a second nightstand
Overstuffed pillows were uncomfortable
Only one luggage rack (seriously, who comes here alone?)
Thin walls – could hear the sounds of the conversations next door
Breakfast just OK – too many oatmeal/granola type foods (but if Wifey was writing this review she would rate this a Pro)
At best the A/C-heater unit would blow cool air so we used the electric heater stored in the closet. We were warned not to use it on the same circuit as the TV or the wall heater. We mistakenly assumed that meant when they were running. So we turned the TV off and plugged in the heater. It worked great until early in the morning when it shut off. I’m guessing the refrigerator compressor kicked on and blew the circuit breaker. No problem – I just plugged it into the outlet behind the coffee maker and had heat again. And the next morning all we had to do was let them know and they reset the breaker. This is not a complaint – just a note to use the correct outlet so you don’t look as stupid as we did.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Meadowlark Hotel Solvang