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Bishop, California
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Central place to stay

My husband and I are planning a trip to the Santa Barbara area in September. We'd like to spend some time in Solvang, the Santa Ynez area and maybe visit the Channel Islands. Any suggestions on a central place to stay? We prefer small, boutique hotels or B & Bs. Wine tour and Channel Island tour operator recommendations would also be appreciated.

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1. Re: Central place to stay

Check with Island Packers for the Channel Islands. They depart from Oxnard or Ventura. Santa Barbara is central between there and Solvang. Trip Advisor is a great resource to shop the B&B's and hotels. The west beach and the east beach neighborhoods have the small, boutique hotels you seek. Look in the neighborhoods off Bath, Mason, and Natoma St, and East Cabrillo Ave.

http://islandpackers.com/DriveCIHarbor.html

http://islandpackers.com/WaterSports.html

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g33045-c2-Santa_Barba…

Edited: 10:04 pm, June 20, 2013
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2. Re: Central place to stay

The Upham Hotel is a lovely B&B in Santa Barbara. Easy to drive to Solvang and Santa Ynez.

http://www.uphamhotel.com/

Bishop, California
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3. Re: Central place to stay

Thank you, Locrian_47! Great links. Island Packers looks like the hot ticket for the Channel Islands.

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4. Re: Central place to stay

The Upham hotel is exactly our kind of place and looks so charming. Thank you for the suggestion.

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