My husband booked three nights at Inn at Summerhill for my "big" birthday getaway trip recently. We usually love quaint little inns and B&Bs and prefer them over hotels. We've had one experience where we got up and left during the night at one B&B from hearing noisy neighbors in the next room. I hoped this would not be one of those experiences when my husband voice a little concern about noise at this inn. But noise wasn't an issue even though this inn is situated above Hwy. 1 across from the beach. With the balcony doors closed, there's very little noise. And if you decide you want to turn on the music that is piped throughout the room and bath, even better. So do not run away from this place. Run to it. It's really worth the bit of nearby traffic blips.
Inn at Summerhill was really wonderful for this getaway. We stayed in Room 15 with an ocean view with an ample balcony (and view of the front parking lot and street). The room was quite superb with sumptuous canopy bed and elegant French country/English country furnishings. An armoire was part closet, part entertainment unit with a fridge filled daily with complimentary bottled water. Ours also came with a large tray of chocolate dipped strawberries and wine for my birthday. We feasted on the strawberries for the three-day stay.
Breakfasts were was sumptuous as the beds, served in the dining room or on the front patio or in your room, as we did the first day. Teas, coffee and fresh juices are self-served, along with a table filled with muffins, scones, croissants and other pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal is available to serve yourself while you wait for the wonderful chefs to prepare your hot meal. The first day our fare was a delicious frittata accompanied by wonderful chicken apple sausage links. Another breakfast was fluffy scrambled eggs with scallions and feta and bacon strips. Everything was beautifully prepared and plated and tasted fabulous. We enjoyed warm cookies one evening after returning rather late from our outings. The kitchen was closed, but we were offered tea and drinks with our cookies. Very nice. Although the Inn offers wine and cheese tastings every evening, we were always off exploring and wasn't able to experience it.
My husband treated me to a luxurious massage and facial on the first day at the Inn. Pamela was my clinician and she was perfect! Wish I could transport her back to Texas with me as she gave one of the best massages and facials I have experienced in some time. I left the spa area feeling extremely relaxed with all the kinks out, and ready to face a day of exploring Santa Barbara and playing on the beach.
The staff at Inn at Summerhill were young and vibrant and friendly and helpful. One young lady, in particular, and I did not get her name, was extremely engaging and helpful. She even carried my heavy suitcase upstairs for me, which I did not expect. The cleaning staff was wonderful as well. Everything was perfectly clean and pristine every day and every evening they appeared for turn down service with chocolates.
We hope to return to this lovely inn to explore more of the beautiful California coast. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being in the Inn at Summerhill and didn't want to leave.
We loved our Room 15. Lovely and comfortable!
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