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Santa Ynez Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Irvine, California
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168 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

love my room..had a fireplace and great jetted tub. The room is freakin' huge! Had a great relaxing massage...

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Yes, we had our wedding (60-something people) at the Santa Ynez Inn. It was perfection. Guests who stayed at the Inn were forever spoiled by the beauty of the rooms and graciousness of the staff. Guests who came in for the wedding only were thrilled with the food at our reception and the charm of the grounds. But this isn't a wedding factory! No, the SYI is a charming boutique property built with couples in mind, especially those interested in weekends of wine tasting, touring the Santa Barbara area and mountains, and taking a quick turn at the casino (that's essentially directly across the highway). Some highlights:

Individually decorated rooms, many with jaw-dropping bathrooms and tons of space.

Gourmet breakfast included with the room rate. It's amazing. I still think about those blueberry scones.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres every evening. This is a great opportunity to mingle with the hotel's other guests, reliably fascinating and friendly people.

Dessert at night. Just in case you didn't get enough calories during the day.

Plus, it's in the heart of SYI, a very small community with adorable shops, and a stone's throw from Solvang.

No, they're not paying me. We really did love it that much. Go!

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

Loved the Santa Ynez Inn. Great stay, great treatment by the staff. Loved the wine and cheese pairings in the early evenings as well as the desserts. The room and bathroom were both well appointed. The bathroom had heated flooring. The steam shower had heated flooring and seating. Great bathtub. I took two bubble baths during my stay! The room also had it's own patio and was right next to the hot tub.
I especially loved the location in the town. You could leave the car in the lot and walk next door to the Vineyard house or to Grappalo. It was a very nice get away.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Camarillo, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

This is a lovely hotel where unobtrusive spoiling is high on the list. I have found the staff to be very helpful, considerate, knowledgeable and caring. They have done all possible to accommodate special requests at breakfast with no fuss. Once they twig on your preferences, they remember them. The rooms are very comfortable,(and I've tried several over the years). Breakfast, wine and appetizers, dessert & coffee are all included in the price. The Inn best suits adults. Pets are not allowed. I always look forward to my visits.

Room Tip: The "smallest" room is large. Any room is fine. The bathrooms vary as to jacuzzis, steam s...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Studio City, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

We loved this place -- great location in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, stunning rooms, great service. Each day the inn provides complimentary breakfast, afternoon wine, and evening dessert. Staff really knows the area, and helps make you make the most of your trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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 (per night): RM1,219 - RM2,695
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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