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“Luxury, elegance, and grace”
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Santa Ynez Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

I couldn't find a reasonably priced hotel in S. Barbara that didn't have a lot of negative reviews (there are several former motels which "hooked up" and now advertise themselves as hotels, along with lots of B&Bs, which means noisy/no sleep), and I had no interest in fancy chain hotels, so I expanded my search and id'd this promising gem. It cost more than the ones I'd looked at, and wasn't nearly as close to my business appt., but it looked like an oasis in the desert.

My positive first impression, with the young lady who handled my phone reservation, was reinforced when I arrived, having driven from S. Francisco. My room was spacious and lovely. The fireplace was inviting, although the weather was hot while I was there, and the bathroom was equivalent to any I've encountered; and I've stayed at luxe hotels here and abroad. I immediately went down to the wine and hors d'ouvres. High quality, and the manager, Rick, poured the wine and made a point of greeting every guest. I didn't pass up the later to-die-for dessert (coconut cake) and coffee.

The made to order breakfast, served in the elegant dining room, was delicious. I longed to enjoy the leisurely pace, but I had to be at a meeting, so the host had my order served asap. I had trouble printing materials for my biz presentation via the Inn's wireless connection, and Rick went out of his way to spend a lot of time helping me out.

I'd planned to stay only 1 night, but after a long day, driving back north, I headed back to the Inn for a 2d night. The steam shower was amazing. The staff had saved a plate for a guest who was late for the wine/snack service! The service is 5 star, and at least during my visit, most of the guests were chatty and interesting and gracious. I research hotels almost endlessly these days, because it is so easy to do. My effort was rewarded with this "find." Can't wait to go back! Rick runs a class operation.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

The Santa Ynez Inn is a wonderful place to stay while in Santa Barbara wine country. It's location is perfect for hitting Solvang, Los Olivos and area wineries. The Inn is located on a quiet street, so light sleepers have nothing to worry about. The staff (both Jessica and Christina) are professional, pleasant and extremely helpful with any requests. The rooms are clean and well appointed with LCD/Plasma screen TV, DVD players and beautiful bathrooms. There is an extensive list of DVDs that are offered to guests for free to watch during your stay. The pre-dinner wine and cheese hour was delightful and the dessert hour was also excellent. Breakfast was good, however, I have had much better in other B&Bs. If you are expecting a small and intimate B&B, this probably isn't the place for you since there are about 20 rooms here. However, if you want a more personal feeling hotel, this place offers the perfect balance between a hotel and B&B.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

One word... Wow.

Awesome area, great spacious rooms and fantastic breakfasts. One of the few hotels that provided the luxury of home while being on the road. They provide wine and appetizers in the evening. If you go, make sure to check out the Italian restaurant next door -- the chef is truly Italian and very welcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

The Santa Ynez Inn is new Inn with all the amenities you could wish for but with Victorian charm. The service was top notch. Included hors d'oevres with wine tasting at 5 pm and desserts at 8:30 pm were wonderful. Breakfast in the morning was wonderful as well. All this is served in a beautifully decorated dining room. Every detail of this hotel was addressed and attended to. Our room was beautiful and romantic and inclued fireplace, balcony and had a large whirlpool tub and steam shower. All in all, it was a fantastic experience. We will certainly revisit the Inn whenever we are able. A real treasure and pleasure.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

beautiful place for a romantic getaway or wedding. In the middle of wine country and within 15 minutes of all nearby wineries. I would listen to their recommendations for local restaurants and wineries. They could make reservations for you and get appointment to private wineries. Demetria Winery a 100% must see. Breakfast included and very good. Wine and cheese before dinner hour before dinner very good. Dessert hour after dinner acceptable although no chocolate and only one choice. Overall relaxing and comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

It's not often that I rave about a hotel but this place is special. Santa Ynes a great base for exploring the wine country and I can't imagine a more elegant place to stay. The staff are professional, courteous and very helpful. We booked though Travel Zoo and my wife and I were amazed at the value for money. I could go on to describe more but one thing is certain, you can believe everything that you read on the website and not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

Wow! This hotel looks like a mansion in an old west town. The staff is so awesome and you get a list of DVDs you can borrow from the for free when you check in which I took full advantage of. I had a king suite and it was amazing. Heated tile floors in the bathroom and a huge waterfall shower as well as a hot tub sized bath tub. I had a fridge with two waters complimentary then went to the cocktail hour where the served high end appetizers and local wine by the fire place in the lobby. I also got a breakfast (hot) in their elegant living room. The chocolates on the pillow were even top of the line. I will go back and back, best without kids as it is so romantic.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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: £222 - £558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Guests can enjoy full gourmet breakfast, evening wine hour, as well as late tea and cookies. Located in the heart of wine country, the Inn also offers guests an exclusive tasting pass to select wineries in the area. Most rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and flat screen TVs. Suites have steam showers and patio or balcony. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm room type and specific room amenities. ... more   less 
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