The Landsby Hotel | Savor Your Stay in Solvang
Founded in 1911 by Danish settlers, the charming, emphatically Danish town of Solvang is but a short forty minute drive (a scenic one at that via CA-154) from the city of Santa Barbara. If Solvang’s convenient, central location makes sense as your home base while exploring the surrounding Santa Barbara County wine country, you might consider making The Landsby Solvang Hotel your home away from home.
Located in-between the towns of Lompoc and Santa Ynez, the Landsby Solvang celebrated its grand opening in May of 2015 after undergoing extensive renovations. The boutique hotel boasts a clean, contemporary Scandinavian design envisioned by LA-based design firm Studio Collective that made me feel right at home after a long day of traveling from the East Coast. The proprietors are also quite conscientious about their guests’ safety which is why they have useful signage around the hotel – you can get more information online about such signage, should you need it.
My Deluxe King room (my actual room pictured) was surprisingly spacious in addition to being meticulously clean, one of my biggest pet peeves with hotel rooms. It’s not often you find a room so fastidiously cleaned and well-maintained. I also had a peekaboo view of bustling Mission Drive, the main artery that runs through the heart of town.
Upon checking into my room, I was so grateful to see that the hotel had generously left a bottle of Lucas & Lewellen Estate Grown Pinot Noir in my room for me to enjoy during my stay.
The spacious, tastefully designed bathroom featured a double sink vanity, upscale L’Occitane bath products and both a huge shower and bathtub. It looked like it was straight out of an interior design magazine, with the frameless shower doors and gold fixtures and fittings, it definitely gave me inspiration for my upcoming bathroom renovation which I now cannot wait to start.
I enjoyed unwinding at the quaint bar after arriving at The Landsby Solvang. Their on-site restaurant, Mad & Vin, offers happy hour from 4 – 6 PM Monday through Friday with discounted bar bites, cocktails and wines by the glass. Happy hour wines were by Lucas & Lewellen for only $7 per glass and my Lucas & Lewellen Cabernet Sauvignon paired perfectly with the angus sliders and duck fat fries!
The large courtyard was one of my favorite amenities of The Landsby Solvang. During my short stay, I took advantage of the warmth of the blazing fire pits (at least three) and cozy seating on several occasions. It was a great spot to unwind with a glass of local wine and enjoy the crisp air. However, I did learn that the fire pits must be shut off at 9pm (10 in the summer) due to the city of Solvang ordinance.
More photos courtesy of The Landsby Solvang Hotel…
The Particulars | What You Need To Know About The Landsby Solvang Hotel
Location: 1576 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: +1 805-688-3121
Number of Rooms: 50
Nightly Rates: From ~ $150 to $800
Wi-Fi? Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available to all guests.
Overall Impression: A clean, contemporary design fuses with luxurious amenities, spacious rooms and a convenient location at The Landsby Solvang, making it the perfect home away from home while you explore Santa Barbara’s beautiful wine country.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Know Before You Go:
- Parking is conveniently located onsite, but there is a $15 per day fee for self-parking.
- The Landsby Solvang does not charge a resort fee.
- The Landsby is roughly a 40 minute drive from Santa Barbara’s municipal airport. You can either take CA-101, or the scenic route via CA-154. I highly recommend the latter!
- A plethora of shops and restaurants are located within walking distance, and the famous Paula’s Pancake House is just across the street.
- The on-site restaurant, Mad & Vin, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is well worth a visit.
- A Keurig coffee machine is provided in-room with complimentary coffee selections.
- A fridge was located in my room, with two complimentary bottles of water. Additional bottles of water were available for purchase at $1.50 each.
*The Landsby Solvang Hotel hosted me for a portion of my stay in Santa Barbara Wine Country. No other consideration was received for publishing this article. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. Main article photo borrowed courtesy of The Landsby.
Gorgeous place. Love that courtyard. Does everyone get the nice bottle of Pinot Noir?
The courtyard was really stunning. That’s a good question – I’m not really sure. I hope so!
I love this post! So glad you made it down to my FAV wine country region of CA. The Landsby is so great, right?!
Thanks, Emily! So glad I finally made it to Santa Barbara, and this beautiful property. Hope we can make a trip there together work soon! Would love to have more time there.
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Trying to decide btwn the Landsby and the Santa Ynez Inn for my trip in August (middle of the week). Besides the difference in price, which would you recommend? The Santa Ynez looks spectacular and relaxing and the Landsby looks hip and unique. I read the reviews that the Landsby suffers from thin walls and quite a few guests complained about being located above the bar and the bar was quite noisy. The Landsby is quite a bit cheaper, but not sure I want to take the risk. What was your experience?
I had a great experience at both properties, and never experienced any noise issues from the bar – which was often quite lively. The Landsby definitely has a more hip, urban vibe while the Santa Ynez Inn’s sophistication lends itself to a more relaxed atmosphere. Why not consider visiting both for a few nights each? I wouldn’t hesitate to do so when I return to Santa Barbara.
Let me know what you decide to go with.
The Landsby Hotel looks incredible! I definitely must check this out next time I’m around the area. Thank you for sharing this lovely find!
I highly recommend the Landsby Hotel, Emily! Let me know if you make it!
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