Set in the Santa Barbara wine country, Santa Ynez Inn is a AAA 4-Diamond-rated little guesthouse that draws a well-heeled crowd. It has a traditional, Victorian finish, decked out in white-washed clapboard and furnished with antiques, but isn’t as historic as it looks -- the property was actually built in 2002. The hiking trails around the Lake Cachuma reservoir and the wineries in Solvang and Los Olivos are only a 10-minute drive away, and the Santa Barbara beaches are 30 minutes away.
Though the property is a small country retreat, its amenities include a small spa for massages, as well as a sauna, gym and outdoor Jacuzzi. In the mornings, guests are treated to a continental breakfast spread and can choose from a lengthy menu of specials including French toast, lemon and ricotta pancakes and Italian eggs Benedict, all cooked to order. For lunch and dinner, the Vineyard House Restaurant next door serves Italian-influenced dishes, and meals can be ordered in-room (open Wednesday-Monday). Complimentary nightly wine and hors d’oeuvres receptions from 5-6 p.m. aren’t to be missed.
Rooms are airy and pretty, with chandeliers and polished carved-wood furniture. All are unique, but most come with gas fireplaces and jetted bathtubs, and a number have four-poster beds. Upgrade for more space and a patio or balcony.
From the press:
"Rates include a phenomenal evening wine and hors d'oeuvres hour" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Room service (limited hours)
Shuttle service (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPad on request
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Bathrobes and slippers
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children ages 12 stay and under free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Child's cot/crib available free of charge for children infant (crib) to 12 (cot) years.
Extra bed available (on request): $25 per night for children 12 and up and adults.
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
It's just over two hours by taxi from Los Angeles International Airport and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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