Santa Ynez, CA

Santa Ynez Inn

Carina Stebbins
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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond guesthouse in central Santa Ynez
  • Wineries in Solvang and Los Olivos are 10 minutes away and it’s 30 minutes to the beaches
  • Plush rooms with gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and chandeliers
  • A daily wine & hors d'oeuvres hour and nightly dessert are included with the room

"Phenomenal evening wine and hors d'oeuvres hour" -- Fodor's

100% (165 Member Ratings)

"The Inn was beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food was great!"
Jan 05, 2015
Yorba Linda, CA, United States


Map & Directions

It's just over two hours by taxi from Los Angeles International Airport and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is a 40-minute drive away.

Rooms & Rates

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm.

Checkout: 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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165 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: The Inn was beautiful, the service was wonderful and the food was great!
Other Comments: Upon check in they give you a list of several wineries that will give free tastings for showing your room key. This is a great perk as tastings are usually $12-$15 per person. If you plan to taste prior to checking in, ask for the list and many wineries will still comp the tasting if you tell them ahead of time you are staying at the Inn but have not checked in yet.
Kelli Jan 05, 2015 Yorba Linda, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room was luxurious, the staff, friendly and helpful, the breakfast yummy,evening wine tasting great but I really loved all of the passes for wine tasting. What a bonus! A wonderful stay.
Other Comments: It's centrally located and nice and quiet.
Janine Dec 07, 2014 Whittier, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room was beautiful! I loved the large shower/steam room! The fireplace was wonderful with the remote starter. Breakfast, nighttime snacks, wine and dessert were also great!
Other Comments: The staff was friendly and informative about things to enjoy in the area.
Libby Nov 02, 2014 Felton, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff were very attentive
Tim Oct 28, 2014 South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room was awesome. Staff were great!
Geoff Oct 28, 2014 Saugus, California, United States
Enjoyed Most: room, and service
Robert Oct 21, 2014 Woodland Hills, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Lovely large rooms, very nice evening wine reception and cooked breakfast.
Constance Oct 17, 2014 Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The ambiance, food and service
Joyce Oct 14, 2014 NEWBURY PARK, California, United States
Enjoyed Most: The very friendly staff.
Other Comments: The hotel was very nice. Clean and comfortable. All in all a great visit and will be going for a return visit.
charlotte Oct 09, 2014 camarillo, California, United States
Enjoyed Most: Quality of the rooms and staff.
Other Comments: Relaxing. Great food and snacks.
Virginia Oct 09, 2014 Encinitas, CA, United States

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