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San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1325
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#6 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Nestled in the Montecito foothills of Southern California’s wine country, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil vacation destination for discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to the Santa Barbara hideaway for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Myth and history mingle in the lush garden where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon retreat.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycle rental
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Mark H wrote a review Jan 8
Berwyn, Pennsylvania84 contributions60 helpful votes
We came here just as Covid was entering the thoughts of people across the nation. My wife was pregnant at the time due just a couple months later and we wanted to get one last great California trip in before hunkering down with our newborn. Little did we realize this would be our last trip for some time. We're so glad we came here for this. The great service started from the moment I called to reserve. This was our first time and the agent did a great job of helping me pick the perfect cottage. We chose a specific creekside one bedroom and it was a great choice. Our cottage had a spacious indoor living room with amazing fireplace and an equally great outdoor space to enjoy during the day. The bathroom was beautifully decorated, large and well appointed. During our stay we enjoyed an amazing meal at Stonehouse outdoors. Even with it being a bit chilly out in February, the outdoor heating lamps kept us feeling warm. We also dined at Plow and Angel another night. The food here was great as well, but it's a bummer there is no reservations. Next time perhaps we can put our name down and just go hang out in the cottage while we wait. Service at both was good, but next time we'd probably stick to just going to Stonehouse. We enjoyed room service many times and it came promptly, correctly and at a great temperature every time. It's always a favorite of ours to have breakfast in our room and they do it great here. Overall service across the property is great. The property is well maintained and every employee we spoke to was friendly and willing to help us quickly. We can't wait to come back and really like that the property is family friendly as well, so we can bring our son with us next time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Ian Williams, General Manager at San Ysidro Ranch
Responded 6 days ago
Dear javacodeguy, It is such a pleasure to see you enjoyed your first visit to the Ranch, and still have such fond memories! Each member of our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of guest service and attention to detail, and we would very much look forward to welcoming your family for another visit in the future. Ian Williams General Manager iwilliams@sanysidroranch.com
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DicerningDeb wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas71 contributions36 helpful votes
Paradise on earth! This property, the rooms, the gardens, the dining, the staff are the best you will find anywhere. We’ve stayed in Laurel and Honeysuckle, once before the mudslide and again after the repair. The tranquility they have cultivated here is beyond comparison. It is also apparent that the staff operates as a true team. If you mention a request to anyone, the whole team is on it immediately.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
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Response from Ian Williams, General Manager at San Ysidro Ranch
Responded Dec 10, 2020
Dear DicerningDeb, Thank you for such kind words for our dedicated team and beautiful property! We all take great pride in providing the highest levels of service for even the most discerning traveler. I am glad your stays in Laurel and Honeysuckle have been memorable, and will hope to welcome you for many more stays in the future. Ian Williams General Manager iwilliams@sanysidroranch.com
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Emily B wrote a review Nov 2020
Ojai, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I were married at the ranch and from the beginning to the end of our stay, it was absolutely perfect. All of the staff were so kind and helpful, we felt cared for and able to relax completely the whole time we were there. That meant a lot to us, especially in these stressful times! From the personal touches in our room (a card conrgratulating us, Prosecco, and chocolates) to the accommodations we asked for (decorating our cake & our table with the personal touches at our intimate dinner with family) it was simply beautiful. The dinner and breakfast at the Stonehouse was delicious and memorable. And of course the ceremony itself in the rose garden was something out of a fairy tale dream. We look forward to spending our anniversaries at the ranch, and are so grateful for the incredible memories we made there. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ian Williams, General Manager at San Ysidro Ranch
Responded Nov 22, 2020
Dear emilyb209, It is absolutely our pleasure to have hosted your wedding, and I am happy to know it was such a dream for the both of you. We will all look forward to welcoming you for many years to come! Ian Williams General Manager iwilliams@sanysidroranch.com
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RPCAUSA wrote a review Nov 2020
Newport Beach, California13 contributions3 helpful votes
Covid motivates us to seek stays where safety and good health practices are likelier. Lucky enough to now have stayed 2nd time since summer 2020 at San Ysidro Ranch. The cabins have an older-fashioned vibe and are maintained and kept at top condition with endless small touches all done just right. The things you'd want new are new and the antique-y bits are great and in top shape. Staff all above and beyond, every time, every interaction and request. Place is kept indoors and out at stunningly beauty and makes for easy, no-worries, just-ask-and-they-handle-it stay(s). Love hiking, short drives to interesting towns and sites nearby. Love the grounds, the FOOD (so yum), the bar and cocktails and wines are epic. Might be dull for kids, but for adult visitors: maximum recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: category 'Creek Side Cottages' = great... any cabin w/ hot tub = great
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Response from Ian Williams, General Manager at San Ysidro Ranch
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Dear RPCAUSA, It is our pleasure to have welcomed you for multiple stays during these times where a sense of relaxing and good health are so important. I am so glad you have enjoyed the grounds and dining, and hope to welcome you for many more occasions in the future. Ian Williams General Manager iwilliams@sanysidroranch.com
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aLITTLESpoiled wrote a review Nov 2020
Laguna Beach, California202 contributions205 helpful votes
Let me say San Ysidro Ranch is among our most beloved hotels, and we wept when it was threatened by fire and, later, so heavily damaged by mudflows... and our stay was very nice this time, too, though we were placed in an ocean view cottage called Tulip, adjacent to the dining patio behind the historic cottage below the reception building and attached, I think, to the next suite with a very festive bridal party enjoying several hours of hair dryers, laughter, chatter and champagne as they readied for their wedding. They were happy sounds, but... for $2500/nt I would have expected a creekside cottage or the like and a lot more privacy than a jacuzzi literally a fence away from diners. I eventually went up to the lobby— gorgeous with such a cozy library nook— to read. Service at the pool was attentive sometimes, others not. Dinner on the patio at Stonehouse was nice— pretty environment of course, acceptable food— but the accommodation prices are so steep that I think we might consider booking elsewhere if the lower cottages are all that are available. We are securely in the Top 1% but these accommodation rates are still a reach and, while we have always enjoyed our stays here, we might just stop for dinner and walk through to enjoy the gardens.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ian Williams, General Manager at San Ysidro Ranch
Responded Nov 2, 2020
Dear aLITTLESpoiled, Thank you so much for your compassionate words and continued support through these years. I appreciate your notes of concern during your stay, and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you again for a more tranquil visit. Ian Williams General Manager iwilliams@sanysidroranch.com
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$900 - $1,352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Ysidro Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to San Ysidro Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (4.7 miles), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (4.8 miles), and Ganna Walska Lotusland (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Ysidro Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at San Ysidro Ranch?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at San Ysidro Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at San Ysidro Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Ysidro Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Tacos, Handlebar Coffee Roasters, and McConnell's Fine Ice Creams.
Are there opportunities to exercise at San Ysidro Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at San Ysidro Ranch?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at San Ysidro Ranch?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does San Ysidro Ranch offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at San Ysidro Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.