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“Romantic escape” 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Ynez Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
Pleasanton, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Romantic escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We completely fell in love with Santa Ynez Inn: beautiful hotel of 19-century-style with impressive design, in the quite area of Santa Ynez, very nice restaurant near, complementary evening wine and dessert, surrounding romantic music in the huge room with private backyard...We'll come back definitely.

Room Tip: Make sure you'll not get a room just near the pool - there is a noisy equipment there.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My Aunt and I decided to splash out while exploring wine country. We stayed here in a double queen room for one night over Labor Day weekend.

The Inn is lovely. Really truly lovely. Very opulent yet quaint. There was a good mixture of people visiting. I expected everybody but us to be hoity-toity, but that wasn't the case.

The room we stayed in (209) was very open and spacious. There was a nice sized TV, mini fridge, robes, slippers and a working fire place. There was no balcony on this room (sadness).

The bathroom was ginormous. Lots of marble, 2 sinks, large bath, large steam shower, toilet area was enclosed in a sliding door.

A nice breakfast was included in the rate as was a wine and cheese hour that we enjoyed very much.

This place is amazing. Definitely would love to visit again.

The only thing I was annoyed about is that they don't have a pool! They have a jacuzzi which I guess would be nice in the winter months, but isn't of much use in summer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a charming step into a bygone era of genteel elegance with all the comforts and conveniences of a contemporary inn. The grounds, common areas and room were all impeccable. in recent memory. Lovely room with very current appurtenances and the best night's sleep of the trip. Delicious breakfast, affable, informed help. A flawless experience.

Room Tip: Rm 103 will be our return choice.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Last month I rented 3 rooms for a couple of days for a family get-together.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the inn.
It looks "old" from outside. But inside the inn, everything is new and modern.(I understand it was built a little over 10 years ago). Bathroom has a steam room and Jacuzzi. Granite counter which is about 8' wide has two sinks. Sound proof is excellent even between bedroom and bathroom. Second floor room has a high ceiling, perhaps 10'.
It does not serve dinner.But it offers wines from local producers in the afternoon. And It is complimentary. In addition to continental breakfast, special breakfast is prepared. I suppose one can call it gourmet breakfast, delicious.
This is a splendid base from which to explore various wineries in Santa Ynez Valley.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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101 reviews 101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

From all that I had read, I had high expectations for our stay at this property. Little did I know that all would be met and exceeded! The staff gives thoughtful detail and attention to each guest. The property is amazing and looks like a step back to another time period. Beautifully furnished with antiques throughout, the attention continues to the landscaped grounds with flowers and a fountain and a wonderful shaded green area to sit and relax. Each morning a menu with two different entrees is offered along with juices and coffee. But there is also a buffet with fruits and muffins and breads and granola and yogurt. VERY large breakfast served in a stunning dining room with china and silver and cloth napkins. No detail left to chance. At 5pm each evening in the same area one can relax with wine selections and an array of hors d'oeuvres (different each evening) and all complimentary. And at 8:30pm each evening one can again visit the area for desserts and coffee. Our deluxe king suite had music piped into the room (you can control the sound level) plus a working gas fireplace. A serene and nicely appointed room with a bath area that was large and tastefully done. As the town is small there are two excellent restaurants to walk to-The Vineyard House next door and Trattoria Grappolo a bit further down the street. We loved our experience at this property.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 204 and had a balcony overlooking the gardens. Very quiet at night as the town is...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Ynez, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Again, another great visit. Friendly staff, great food and wine and a chance to relax. Room was on the street side but hardly noticed any noise. Had dinner down the street at Dos Carlito's and took a look in the local museum. I'm looking at coming back again in a month.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Santa Ynez in was a last minute reservation on a major holiday weekend. We didn't know what we were getting into. Turned out to be a very amazing stay and wonderful experience. Service is outstanding! The rooms, while not my personal choice of favored decor, are beautifully appointed with marble steam showers and separate marble jacuzzi tubs for two, fireplaces, very luxurious beds and linens and sizable balconies. Delicious made to order breakfast was included in the beautiful parlor. Nice surprises were wine tasting hour AND dessert hours also included. We are already planning our next trip which will definitely include staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Location: United States > California > Santa Ynez
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 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. Rooms featuring fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and flat screen television. Complimentary wi-fi throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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