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“Exquisite Small Inn”
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Santa Ynez Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
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65 reviews
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“Exquisite Small Inn”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

From the moment we walked in the front door, til 4 days later when it closed behind us, we were treated like royalty at the Santa Ynez Inn. The room was spacious, clean, well-appointed and the bathroom was beyond belief with jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Add to that the wine tastings with appetizers every night, desserts before bedtime and a buffet/menu style breakfast every morning and you have very little room left for dining out! The staff was always eager to help in any way and honored every request we had. Need an extra washcloth? At your door within minutes. Need some free wine tastings at local vineyards or tasting rooms? The Inn has worked with them to provide just that. What a terrific, quiet and relaxing, friendly place to stay. We loved every minute.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Beverly Hills, California
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I had the great fortune to stay at the Santa Ynez Inn with my mother on a mother-daughter trip to the wine country. Not only was the Inn the height of elegance but the staff was unfailingly gracious and welcoming at every turn. Our rooms were beautifully and luxuriously appointed with every amenity and great attention to detail. We have stayed at many five star accommodations throughout the world, but we have rarely encountered this attention to customer service and to the quality of the individual customer's experience. Every person at the front desk was warm and informative and genuinely invested in making sure every guest's experience was optimal. The primary concern of the entire staff and General Manager Rick Segovia is the satisfaction of the guest. We felt extraordinarily fortunate to have found such a gem in this breathtaking region.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Celebrating my sister's 40th birthday with my mom, sister, and I we booked a room with 2Q beds. The room was tastefully decorated and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary wine tasting every evening (different wines to taste each night), the complimentary desserts each evening, and the complimentary breakfast each morning.

The staff went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They made great recommendations for restaurants and attractions as well as printed directions!

There was bottled water and diet coke in our mini-fridge as well as extra bottled water at the front desk (complimentary). They also have an agreement with some local wineries where we simply showed our room key and had complimentary wine tastings at those wineries (saves $10-$15 per person).

We would definitely return! It was quiet, peaceful, and totally relaxing!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Rancho Mirage, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We booked this stay months ago and had to change several times but the staff was always helpful and easy to deal with. Our stay was above expectations. The room was large and well equipped. Everything was provided at not extra cost and was clean, stylish and great to stay in.

The complimentary breakfast was excellent. With only two choices we thought we might have a problem but both days we had no problem at all and they made substitutions easily.

The wine tasting and deserts at night were very nice. I highly recommend this for couples!

Room Tip: I think the top floor was better due to noise and privacy. Elevator for easy access.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Albany, California
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

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.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ohio
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

All I can say is Wow! This place is amazing down to every detail. A bottle of wine was waiting for us in our room along with robes and slippers. There was ice in the ice bucket and soda in the refrigerator. The piped-in music in the room was a touch I have never seen in a hotel. It certainly added to the ambiance. The bathroom was huge. There was a shower for two as well as a jacuzzi tub. Even the glassware used wasn't just your standard hotel tumbler. The fireplace was great as well as the comfort of the bed. All the food and drinks included in the restaurant, as well as the free tastings at wineries really make this place a great deal. I told the wonderful front desk lady I had only one complaint to which she gasped because she said they never have complaints. I told her that after all the wonderful food and wine I jokingly told her they needed to get rid of the scales in the bathrooms. Lol. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We upgraded to the deluxe room with a patio and fireplace. It was worth the extra money. Our room was elegant and spacious as was the bathroom. 5-6pm was happy hour...we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the wines plus the appetizers were excellent. No need to go out to dinner. At 8pm deserts were available plus coffee...excellent. For breakfast we had Eggs Benedict...not one, but two...plenty of food plus muffins, juice, coffee, etc. All of this was included in the price of the room. The Santa Ynez Inn is a bit pricey but everyone should experience it at least once in their life. Also, if you are up to it, the staff will give you coupons for numerous complimentary wine tastings around the valley.

Room Tip: I doubt if there is a bad room.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Santa Ynez Inn
Address: 3627 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
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Region: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Ynez Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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