Where to Stay in Solvang: Hadsten House Inn

Where to Stay in Solvang: Hadsten House Inn

From the outside, discerning travelers may be quick to snub Hadsten House Inn in Solvang because, let’s face it, it looks like a motel. When I first saw pictures of the hotel on Tripadvisor, I almost bypassed the property because of its no-frills motel looks. But as I continued to weed through pictures and read reviews, I realized that Hadsten House Inn is anything but the typical run-of-the-mill roadside motel which is why I eventually chose to book a stay there for our wine-tasting getaway late last summer.

The lobby
The lobby

As it turns out, the inn was recently renovated, making it one of the nicer boutique hotels in Solvang.  Our room on the hotel’s upper level featured cozy décor, a comfortable king bed, and an electric fireplace which we put to use at night despite the lingering summertime heat.

And while our bathroom was devoid of marble and pristine glass shower doors, it was clean and had modern fixtures. I may be obsessed with bathrooms, but really, I don’t ask for much!

The hotel is situated on Mission Drive, Solvang’s main drag, and is a less-than-five-minute drive from the city center, shopping, restaurants and some of the valley’s city-based tasting rooms. The property even features its own micro vineyard – a small patch out front where some rather luscious-looking grapes are being harvested.

Although Hadsten House Inn is right down the street from Paula’s Pancake House, considering that we’re always looking for ways to cut costs when traveling, we were happy to find that the nightly rate includes breakfast. And the hotel serves a full American breakfast – no skimping with the typical continental toast and boiled eggs.

Breakfast area
Breakfast area

The onsite Bistro restaurant also serves dinner daily and features an ever-expanding wine list (of course). We dined at other restaurants for dinner so didn’t get to try the Bistro, but knowing that it was a convenient option was a plus.

Another great amenity that I’m keeping in mind for future stays at the inn is its spa, Haven Day Spa, which offers a wide range of massages and body therapies. For larger groups, private spa parties can be arranged which is giving me ideas for future girlfriend getaways.

Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at Hadsten House Inn, and at the time we booked, the rate was around $130 per night which fit well within our budget.

Click here for info on rates and to book your stay at Hadsten House Inn.



Does Hadsten House Inn look like the kind of place you’d like to stay at when visiting the Santa Ynez Valley?

  • Gawd, you just reminded me of how hungry I am! I haven’t eaten all day – not good. I’m so with you on bathroom obsessions after the one I had in my room at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Dana! 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Right?! I wrote this post after I read your Grand Hyatt post and I was marveling over that bathroom! It’s so great when people can relate to my bathroom obsession! 🙂

  • This is spectacular, especially because the outside doesn’t really do it justice. I love that little fireplace in your room, what a sweet touch!

    • Dana Carmel

      Right?! I love having a cozy fire available with the flick of a switch. 😉

  • Hadsten House Inn looks like somewhere I’d enjoy staying in. Seems cozy.

    • Dana Carmel

      It’s cozy, indeed!

  • This is such a cute place! I’ve read many things about Solvang and when we visit, I’ll definitely stay there!

    • Dana Carmel

      You’d love Solvang and this hotel. If ever in SoCal, be sure to get in touch! 😉

  • Oh, it definitely looks like my kind of place. The room looks amazing, and l love Solvang 🙂

    • Dana Carmel

      Maybe you guys can make it back to Solvang when you come back to SoCal later this year! 🙂


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