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“Relaxing Return Visit”
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Santa Ynez Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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29 reviews
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“Relaxing Return Visit”
Reviewed 29 August 2010

My husband and I recently enjoyed our second stay at the Santa Ynez Inn. The staff and accommodations are both impeccable! The room size and amenities are second to none.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, Surrey, UK
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

A great little hotel in the Santa Ynez Mountains. We stayed for two nights on our drive to San Francisco and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff, rooms, breakfast and Santa Ynez were wonderful and I would highly recommend this hotel. The little extras like free water, wine tasting, evening coffee and desserts were especially really appreciated compared to most hotels on our trip and we will definitely return one day soon.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

The Santa Ynez Inn is the place to stay when visiting the Santa Barbara wine country! My husband and I were lucky to book five nights at this charming inn and were we ever impressed. Everything about the inn was first-class. Our beautifully appointed room was luxurious--we just loved the evening turn down service and delicious chocolates. The homemade breakfasts were out of this world. I especially loved the Italian eggs benedict. Each evening, local wines and hors d'oeuvres were generously laid out for all guests to enjoy. And, if you were still hungry after returning from dining out, you could enjoy a specialty dessert, along with coffee and tea service. The two things that truly stood out were the attention to details and impeccable service by everyone involved in running the inn. If you want to feel right at home in a Victorian setting, this is the place to stay. My husband and I can't wait for a return trip!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

From the moment we entered the Santa Ynez Inn, we felt "at home." Our suite was spacious, beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. Between the small outdoor garden and the indoor fireplace, this Inn is a perfect romantic getaway . . . . my husband and I will have to return without the kids! The marble bathroom was one of the largest we have ever encountered. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff was willing to "adjust" the preparation to satisfy our teenage children. Each day we looked forward to the wine and cheese tasting prior to going out for dinner and we always made sure we returned from dinner for the dessert buffet! I highly recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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New York City
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Santa Ynez Inn in May 2010. The 20 room inn is the perfect size. One can socialize with other guests or stay in ones own private world (e.g. there are breakfast tables set for 2 as well as for larger groups, and one can walk off with a glass of wine or dessert and sit alone or wander the grounds.) The large room we had (it was during the week and we were upgraded) was luxurious - a gas fireplace, a small walled patio garden with a fountain, an air tub, shower with steam, double sink, large flat screen tv, etc.) The staff was friendly and helpful and Rick Segovia could not have been more accommodating.
The town of Santa Ynez is not as upscale as Los Olivos or as "cutesy" as Solvang. It's smaller and quieter and probably more authentic. This is a fairly prices and remarkable place to spend 2 or 3 nights.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Orange, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2010

We were greated by a very polite young man when we arrived, and from that point things just kept getting better and better. The grounds were beautiful. We ate at the "Red Barn". I had one of their tasty hamburgers and excellent service. They even served an old fashion relish tray. We had wine and snacks at 5:00pm and desert at 8:00pm. Our wonderful breakfast was fantastic. More food than we could eat. (we skipped lunch that day) This place is awesome.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

My husband and I have been staying at the Santa Ynez Inn for the past 5 years. It remains consistent with exceptional customer service, incredible rooms(the bathrooms are amazing), delicious and creative breakfasts, great wine and cheese hour in the afternoon and dessert in the evenings.

We prefer Santa Ynez to Los Olivos as it is not as touristy and has a more laid back feeling. If you really want to get away from it all and be pampered, you must try the Santa Ynez Inn.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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