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Viking Motel

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Went to Solvang to visit family and came here. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and me feel like family. My room was surprisingly clean with a refrigerator and and the breakfast was great. For the cheap price I paid I will defiantly come back here if I'm ever visiting again.

1Thank fw12234
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We (my husband and I) stopped here as a mid-point on our road trip from Santa Cruz to San Diego. The manager was very friendly and helpful, and in lieu of a continental breakfast, they provided a coupon for a free coffee and pastry each at the Olsen bakery across the street. Our room was clearly older, but it had...

1Thank Elena G
Ventura, California, United States
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is a late 40s to early 50s motor lodge. My wife and I first stayed there on the last night of our honeymoon as we were working our way home. We were tired and just needed a place to crash for the night. It turned out great. It is located walking distance to everything in Solvang and was a...

2Thank Kent E
Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 23 April 2015

nicest people manage this motel! Walking distance to entire town! including Santa Ynez mission! Comfortable and clean! Really recomend this motel!Love the fact that they accept dogs for a small price! Thank you!

4Thank Kris K
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Used coupon and got a good deal for 2 days. They gave me breakfast coupons, wifi, a clean room with refrig... A good location, parking and everything within walking distance. Especially liked hands on style, owners(I assume) are very concerned that a good stay is important.

3Thank pwalesky
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This place is absolutely amazing for the price. Johnny and Tracy were super friendly, they made me feel like I was family. It's located right in the middle of town, right across the street from the brewing company so we didn't even need to call a taxi after a night of drinking. For breakfast they give you vouchers for Olsen's...

3Thank Mambo87
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Stayed 2 nights during the greyhound fest. Room was shabby, dilapidated and filthy. At $160 per night plus a $15 fee per dog, this place was a total ripoff. The drapes were dirty and full of holes. The hanging light fixture looked like it hadn't been cleaned in at least a year. All the baseboards, moldings and bathroom door were...

2Thank Harriet H
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 January 2015

My husband and I made a reservation for two nights. On our first morning, I noticed that our receipt read that we would be checking out that day, so I went to the office to clarify that we'd be staying another night, then we went about our day. When we returned to the room that night, I immediately hopped in...

4Thank Mikela G
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Owner/Manager is very nice, but Motel is of last resort,not what you expect in Solvang. is close to the shopping and walking distance to everything. Free breakfast across the blvd. If in need I'll stay there again but only if nothing else is available.

1Thank Thor-tilla
Seaside, California
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This is a place I stay every time I come to Solvang. Older place but clean and welcoming. Owner/manager Tracy is so sweet and concerned for the comfort of your pleasant stay. Price so very affordable!

4Thank lindarI7101NI

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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: $124 - $194 (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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“Tell the helpful Johnny your requirements up front.”
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“This is the place to go if you want a cheap motel in Solvang”
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“Stay here! It's worth it!”
krisk597, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“all good rooms but corner room the best.”
pwalesky, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel.”
mikelag2015, 8 Jan 2015 | Read review
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