The Hamlet Inn made our weekend special. Breakfast at Olsen's bakery to start the day. Room is clean - spotless and VERY modern Danish. We checked out bikes and spent the day seeing the back streets and. Using these off-main routes they shared with us to safely see a anything. Would stay here again. Staff were covid safe and super friendly
Location is great for access to the many wine tasting rooms in this quaint village. Room was clean and staff very friendly. Amenities are minimal but for one night stay just fine. The staff was very friendly and they offer cards that are good for 2 for l wine tasting flights.
We spent a night in this very quaint Danish village. We booked accommodation in the day of arrival and wete very Happy with our choice. It was perfectly situated in the heart of the town, easy access to wine tastings, restaurants, bakeries and shops. The breakfast ( included in our stay) was a choice of pastries at the Danish bakery across the street. A lovely treat.
This was an alright experience. The check in time is 3 pm. I had mentioned check in time when I booked. I arrived around 2 20 pm after a long drive and was told I have to wait to check in.. I asked if I could use the restroom while I waited and was told I ll have use the public restroom outside the hotel. Not sure why they didnt let me use their own restroom. The receptionist lady was not very polite. The room could definitely be cleaner. Considering you werent done cleaning and are strict about your 11 am check out and dont let guests check in before 3 pm, it gives you ample time to at least clean the rooms properly. There were hair on the towels and sink. Gross. Walls are thin and it gets loud outside with other guests entering and leavig. The breakfast voucher allows very limited options at the bakery and only the basic tea & coffee. I wouldnt stAy here again.…
The room was clean and overall fine but bring your own pillows and expect to be sleeping on a not very thick padding stacked up to make a "bed". The walls are paper thin too. We could hear every word of the people next to us. The heating is touchy. It would run along time and get the room too hot so I would turn it down slightly and then it wouldn't turn on and the room would be freezing. The water took a long time to heat up as well. The vouchers for the bakery across the street included a drink and pastry. The bakery was delicious. Overall it was fine. The cleanliness was the most redeeming quality, but the price was worth the horrible back and neck pain from the terrible beds.
Not by any means luxurious or much more than an old motor inn, this motel is located in town and is a relatively good value. There are ‘borrow’ bikes available there but the streets are so crowded on weekends you might not want to ride on them. That said, the hotel is an easy walk to almost all of the town’s sites, shops and restaurants. The rooms are on ground level (except perhaps one) with parking spaces near the doors and additional parking on the side street adjacent to the motel. The rooms have no carpet and are rather spartan not unlike the Danish Modern style. Beds are platform so can seem a bit firm, there are two suitcase stands (finally, a hotel that cares about my partners suitcase LOL), a coffee maker and a built in desk area with chairs. The bathroom was small and a bit warn looking but adequate. Outdoors there is a gazebo and seating area, perfect for a small group to enjoy a balmy evening. The ‘included breakfast’ is a Danish pastry and coffee directly across the street at an iconic bakery. It was delish but really not a breakfast like the bustling Pancake House next door offers. Melissa at check in was fun, friendly, helpful and efficient, giving us 2 for 1 wine tasting cards, our breakfast chits and answering any questions we had. There is a convenience/liquor shop nearby and a few yards further down the street is a shuttle stop in front of another hotel for a free ride to the Chumash Casino (check with your hotel for the run times). All in all a good experience and I would stay there again. I think one can get the best price right on the motel’s website.…
This hotel was the start of a great mini-getaway to Solvang! We loved the architecture, the cleanliness and the bed was comfy with nice sheets and blankets. The hotel is basic as far as amenities, but we don’t need much to be happy. We loved the free coffee and pastries each morning at the bakery across the street. We spent most of our days exploring the town and it was great to grab some Christmas gifts and then walk back to the hotel room to drop the bags off before exploring some more. Overall, we would stay here again and recommend it to anyone who wants to get a “real” Danish experience in Southern California!
If you like clean, comfortable Scandinavian style, this is the place. There has been some remodeling inside and out since my last stay, making this an even more enjoyable visit. The staff is always helpful and friendly, location is perfect but everything is within walking distance in Solvang. The coupons for the excellent Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery across the street are a nice, welcoming touch. Apart from that, nothing extra but everything you need.
The positives: location, price, single story rooms, so pretty quiet. We enjoy a minimalistic aesthetic and this takes it to a new level. Morning coffee/tea and pastry at Olsen’s was very nice. The negatives: Hard pillows, which a quick trip to Target could solve. Mini frig sits on the floor. Maybe a table for the mini-frig, so you aren’t on the ground to access it. Just a little effort to add some welcoming touches would go a long way.
I alway look for value such as cleanliness, friendliness, convenient location, for the cost. This inn cost $22 more than Pea Soup Andersen's which received pretty crummy reviews. Was there value? I have been searching the country for a European type apple strudel. I found one in a restaurant with a bad location that folded, and have continued to search for the last 20 years. Olsen's Pastries across the street is operated by a man whose ancestors founded the town in 1911, and he has got to be the best baker I've run across in years of searching. Yum, butter, flaky, soft, not crumbly, delicious, wow! again. And the Inn gives you a coupon for some very good coffee and a pastry (just not a strudel). I got the bear claw and it was just as described above. Then I bought a whole strudel for about 10% less than anywhere else in town and took it home, and when I got home I regretted not buying three of them. By the way, the motel is nice, too. …