Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez Inn

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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

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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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