Moderate Hotels in Santa Barbara
This top-of-the-line value inn enjoys a picturesque setting in downtown Solvang.
A quiet retreat in California's Danish village of Solvang, this centrally located property offers a collection of cottages, suites and deluxe guest rooms. The quaint architecture is out of a fairy tale without being too kitschy, and a meandering brook trickles through the grounds, crossed by small arching bridges. Accommodations are surprisingly spacious. All cottages have kitchenettes and wood-burning fireplaces, while some also come with private patios and whirlpool spas. The most interesting rooms are the Chateau Loft Suites, which have king beds in upstairs sleeping lofts. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, fridges and complimentary breakfast, with treats from local Olsen's Bakery. On the down side, soundproofing leaves something to be desired. The small house spa offers a variety of treatments, and a nightly wine hour introduces nicely priced local vintages. The rates here compete with nearby chain motels, making this inn a bargain.