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Viking Motel

1506 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2608
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#12 of 12 hotels in Solvang
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Ncs967 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California27 contributions8 helpful votes
This was my first stay at a motel, and it feels like we were disillusioned by some pictures on other websites. While it has a great location and friendly staff, the room itself was quite awful. The bed creaked anytime anyone moved, the toilet seat had an awful ring around it, and the towels were dingy. Definitely not worth the weekend price they charged.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Happek wrote a review Jan 2020
Corona11 contributions7 helpful votes
Very friendly, helpful staff, unfortunately, the room was in pretty bad shape. The furniture was beat up, no coffee maker, just the bare necessities. And I mean bare. If you wanted hot water you needed to get it from the shower! Basically you had a chest of drawers with a TV on top, a King bed, and a spartan bathroom - and all of it needed a complete face lift. It wasn't dirty, just hadn't been updated: it needed paint, there were cracks in the walls, rust around the tub, old, threadbare draperies, etc. It's the kind of place where you keep your socks on until you get into bed...and even then... That said, it was one of the few, inexpensive places in Solvang we could find that would take our two dogs - which was an additional $15.00 per dog per night charge. So - if you don't mind a property rough around the edges, then it's a bed and a roof over your head for for you and your fur babies for the night. And they throw in a coupon for complimentary coffee and a danish from Olsen's across the street.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Dog friendly.
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Jo Anne A wrote a review Dec 2019
San Francisco33 contributions6 helpful votes
This motel is a good budget option for those who want to be in downtown Solvang at a good price. The room is very basic ,but it is clean and the location is great. It is right on the main street in Solvang within walking distance of restaurants, bars and great pastry shops. It would be good for a family on a budget.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sue W wrote a review Sep 2019
Beaumont, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very comfortable and clean. Old fashioned motel at a reasonable price. I slept the best I had slept on my 2 week trip. I loved the voucher to take to the bakery across the street. It's a great idea and I wish more motels would do something like that.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Glen B wrote a review May 2019
Los Angeles, California62 contributions26 helpful votes
My first impression was the gentleman behind the counter. He was quite friendly and even asked if I needed help with the luggage. I think this is a first for me in a motel. The property has some character. You know it has been around longer than most of us, but the owners keep it clean and comfortable. I chose it because it was the lowest price room in town when I searched. The room was small for two people, but not horribly so. Plus, they have a big garden with tables and chairs that you can hang out in. The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and they had extra pillows in the room. For breakfast they give you a voucher for coffee and danish at a bakery across the street. (It was very good.) All in all, I would recommend this place. The location is also perfect, right on the edge of downtown. Everything is walkable from here, and you don’t have to drive through downtown to get to your motel
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$80 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Viking Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Viking Motel?
Nearby attractions include PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre (0.4 km), Solvang Festival Theater (0.4 km), and Elverhoj Museum (0.4 km).
Which room amenities are available at Viking Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Viking Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Viking Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olsen's Danish Village Bakery, Mortensen's Danish Bakery, and Paula's Pancake House.
Is Viking Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Solvang.
Are pets allowed at Viking Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Viking Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Viking Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.