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Just a couple blocks off Solvang's main street, The Hotel Corque breaks the mold a bit in terms of the whimsical Danish theme. Owned by the Chumash Indians, the property is sophisticated, yet laid-back and much quieter than its sister hotel -- the glitzy Chumash Casino Resort just down the road.
The Hotel Corque offers a bunch of convenient (and free) amenities like wifi, parking, all-day fresh coffee in the lobby and a 24-hour shuttle that runs every hour to the Chumash Casino. Unfortunately there's no gym here, but guests can use the facilities at the Chumash Casino Resort (for a fee) or purchase a pass for the gym next door. After a day of sipping local vintages (there are more than 20 tasting rooms in Solvang alone) relax by the newly renovated pool - the deck is lined with private cabanas and fire pits.
Rooms are chic and comfortable with sleek wooden furniture, a calming color palate and some have small balconies with views of the Santa Ynez Valley countryside.
For fuss-free cooking with local ingredients, drop into Root 246 next-door, open for dinner Monday-Saturday and for Sunday brunch -- turn up early to take advantage of $4 specials at happy hour (4-6:30pm). You won't find any chains in Solvang (the city has banned them) but expect local treasures such as Mortensen’s Danish Bakery and the Windmill Glassworks.
Don’t miss the Mission Santa Inés, for its impressive collection of paintings and hilltop setting. The buzzing beach of Santa Barbara is about a half hour drive away.
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