I rarely give 5 stars, but will go out on a limb and do so for the Santa Ynez Inn.
My wife and I chose the Santa Ynez Inn for our 1-year anniversary vacation, and we so impressed when we saw our room (202), that we immediately changed our plans and extended our stay. When I first found the SYI (via an old Travel & Leisure) article, http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/15-quick-summer-getaways/2, I was a bit leary of the Victorian decor. However, once we stepped inside, we found everything to be tastefully done and not over the top. We stayed 3 nights, during the end of February, so the Inn, and area in general, was fairly empty (a good thing in my opinion), We had the basic room, which was more spacious than some apartments (e.g. NYC). And the amenities: jacuzzi tub, steam sauna, and fireplace. And this place doesn't nickel-and-dime you like many of the bigger chains: free wi-fi, complimentary bottled water; a nice breakfast with two made-to-order options and a continental buffet; a regular wine and hors d'oeuvres hour from 5-6pm; and a dessert hour from 8-9pm. Staff was super friendly. Oh, and if you are a cyclist, they also have bike storage available. Inn is walkable to several restaurants. There is also an outdoor jacuzzi, but we didn't try it. One minor downside: even though there are dual-pane windows, you can still hear the windmill when it rotates from shifting wind direction (can't hear the blades turning). Kind of sounded like a faint rooster call or rusty gate swinging. Our room was on the corner, facing the parking lot and street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AAA Four Diamond rated luxury boutique inn. All rates include a full gourmet breakfast, evening wine hour with hors d'oeuvres and nightly desserts. Located in the heart of wine country, the Inn also offers complimentary tasting passes to a select group of wineries in the area. Most rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and flat screen television. Suites have steam shower and patio or balcony. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm room type and specific room amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Ynez Hotel Santa Ynez