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Goolwa, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sideways Inn is being transformed into a top hotel. The new rooms are well equipped with new facilities throughout and nice finishings. Our room had a new fridge TV and microwave along with air con and heating. The pool area is being re landscaped, the sports bar is very good and having access to the burger bar in the... More 

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Thank piebee
Joe G, Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback regarding our current improvement projects. We look forward to providing a more valuable experience for our guests as we continue to upgrade our accommodations and amenities. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have traveled in the US for 1,5 months staying in a lot of different motels. This was by far the worst experience. The lobby was empty when we arrived with a note saying that they would be right back. We waited for more than 30 min and no one came to check us in. We had bought food on... More 

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Travellers are raving about these Buellton hotels

1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Charged twice the advisor rates. $159.00 that was with a senior discount and at midnight. The ceilings had cracks wider than the Grand Canyon. Air/heat did not work. Shower head fell off and wouldn't go back on.Fiberglass shower had holes bigger than golf balls. Black mold through out bathroom . Pillows made in 18th century. The towels were clean. if... More 

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Vista, California
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We pulled into Buellton after a long day of driving, remembering there was a Days Inn right off the freeway. What a surprise when we pulled in to register and the place was under new management. It was a good surprise - our room was big, updated, had a microwave and refrigerator, and very clean. The bed was comfortable and... More 

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Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to hosting you again during your next stop in Buellton! More 

Simi Valley, California
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We decided on Sideways Inn because it was priced well and centrally located to our wine tasting trip we took. This is a solid 3 star hotel. The hotel itself is quite big, good location, rooms are clean, in walking distance to food options and a great place to spend the night if you are doing a wine tasting weekend.... More 

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Thank Maggie P
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We are making numerous improvements to the rooms and amenities and will make sure to share this with our construction team. We hope that you will visit us again once our renovations are complete. More 

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Good value for money stopover. Good location, near a number of main arterial routes. Rooms clean and tidy. Staff pleasant to talk to and informative. Breakfast cheap and cheerful ticks all the boxes. Being revamped during my visit but very little disruption.

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Thank Steviehillhead
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to host you again during your next visit to the area. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Paid mid-week prices - great value, pleasantly surprised. Clean room, good bed, fluffy pillows, excellent towels. Great to have a microwave and fridge. Very basic breakfast but nice to have something. Brand new furniture around the pool. Enjoyed the bar and the reasonable drink prices. Friendly staff. Construction is underway but not an issue in terms of noise. Will be... More 

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Thank PasaTravels
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to sharing our improved rooms and amenities with you during your next visit. More 

Northridge
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The room was cleaned, cofty bed and pillows, we stayed in room 220, room had a mini fridge, small microwave and a table with 1 chair. The Inn offers continental breakfast which is basically coffee and bread they have a few tables but it gets reaaly crowded in the morning. For the price they charge per room, they could do... More 

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Thank Nalah918
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you may have noticed, the resort is going through a number of changes and we hope that you will visit us after all of the improvement projects have been completed. We are convinced that the overall guest experience will be more valuable and memorable once these improvements are fully implemented. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We came for the movie story as we are huge fans. Even though they changed the name of the place we couldn't help checking it out. We were very pleased with our stay. Front desk was helpful and polite. The room was clean and spacious and the price was actually the best in town. There was a lot of work... More 

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Thank Charles L
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We hope that you will visit again to see all of the new improvements. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

As with so many others my sole reasoning for staying here was because the classic movie Sideways that was filmed here. I was not expecting much else other than nostalgia and cool pictures. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly, room had all the basics you needed. Solid bed, big room, fridge, even a microwave. The bathroom was quite... More 

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Thank Colin S
Joe G, Guest Relations Manager at Sideways Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope that you will plan future visits with us. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travel the Highway West to Sideways Inn where you can unwind in a freshly updated rustic room with the Danish charm of nearby Solvang. Enjoy California's breathtaking central coast with a variety of amenities at our attached sister property Flying Flags. Guests can enjoy the resort swimming pool, playground, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Sideways Inn also allows guests to easily access many of the area's most popular attractions and destinations. Wine tasting at a local winery, the charming town of Solvang, and the serene surroundings of Lake Cachuma and Los Padres National Forest are just a few of the points of interest situated just moments away from our resort. The inn itself is an attraction as it was one of the shooting locations for the film Sideways. If you are looking for a memorable vacation experience in California's wine country, look no further than Sideways Inn! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sideways Inn

Address: 114 E. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427 (Formerly Days Inn Solvang / Buellton)
Region: United States > California > Buellton
Price Range: $104 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sideways Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Days Inn Solvang / Buellton Hotel Buellton
Days Inn Buellton
Buellton Days Inn
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a new room”
 of 5 bubbles piebee, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1st floor with a sliding door opening to pool/spa area.”
 of 5 bubbles ylc515, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 240 was a corner room upstairs with a bit of traffic noise from the freeway, but really good size.”
 of 5 bubbles sugarpike, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“South side rooms are the best. second floor, southwest corner... rooms featured in the movie Sideways.”
 of 5 bubbles 58bradleyr, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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