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“Clean, Quiet, Convenient” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

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Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Buellton
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Clean, Quiet, Convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We came to this area of California for wine tasting and had made all the hotel arrangements online. We were not disappointed. From the cozy fire in the lobby to the excellent free breakfast buffet and super comfortable beds this Marriott was an excellent choice for our two night stay in the area. It was too cold to use the outdoor pool, but the exercise machines were an added benefit. There was even free printer available for us to print out online tickets to upcoming events. I enjoyed the view from my balcony but it was too chilly to take advantage of it during our stay. Being right near the highway made the hotel easy to find and convenient for getting to other attractions.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cherminwil
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Hi cherminwil,

Thanks for selecting out hotel for your stay. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the room, lobby, and breakfast accommodations. We strive to ensure that all guests have a wonderful experience while visiting the area. We are so pleased you were able to attend some of the area wine tastings. If you have plans to return in the future, we would love to accommodate you again.

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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Corona del Mar, California
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed here with wife and our adult kids during Christmas break. This is an excellent location to explore the Santa Ynez Valley Wineries from. Appeared that this time of year, majority of guests were here to the Wine Tasting. Cozy lobby with abundance of seating near a fireplace and the Starbucks. Guests congregate here in the AM awaiting the Wineries to open. The best restaurants in the Valley are all within a mile of the hotel.

Overall, it is an average Marriott. Gym is above average, and they have an excellent pool for lap swimming. Free parking. We had a suite on the top floor which had plenty of space for the four of us. Included a sofa pullout bed, and we also had a rollaway. View looked out over the Valley which was nice at sunset. We did not find the close proximity to Highway 101 to be a noise factor.

Room Tip: Don't let the rooms facing the Highway discourage you. We did not find an issue with any noise...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OlyUSC
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Hi OlyUSC,

We are so pleased you and your family stayed with us over the Christmas holiday. It sounds like you all enjoyed yourself, and the sites within close proximity to our location. We strive to ensure that all guests are comfortable during their time here. Thanks for sharing your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Courteous staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Adorably decorated for Christmas at every corner, and rate included a full breakfast buffet with made to order omelettes. Great restaurants and wineries nearby. 5 Stars.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LillyLilly2011
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi Lillylilly2011,

We are so pleased that you selected our hotel for your trip. Thank you for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our staff, accommodations, and found our location convenient for your travels. Please consider staying with us again if you return to the area.

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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san francisco
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310 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were driving down to LA, from SF.....this is a nice place to stop. Very nice hotel; nice rooms; good service; nice dining room....not as all "old" as some have indicated.

The location is excellent....right off the highway (101), close to shopping and Solvang. For those that do not know, this is the old danish tourist town. You also have the Santa Ynez wineries, and lots of missions. Overall, if you are not rushed to go from SF and LA, this is a nice relaxing place to stay and still do some sightseeing

Room Tip: everything was very nice during our visit
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bbb57aolcom
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear bbb57aolcom,

Thanks for staying with us. We are pleased to hear that you found our location and accommodations comfortable and convenient. If you return to the area again and have more time, we would be happy to help suggest attractions in the area that are a must see. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed here over Thanksgiving and we were pleasantly suprised . I checked the reviews before going and they were mixed. I was expecting old and out dated but not at all. We were updated on Thanksgiving day automatically to a King suite, which was wonderfully spacious, extremely clean, plenty of linens. Excellent service, Full breakfast included for my husband and 3 year old. The front lobby all very clean, Everyone extremely helpful , courteous and it made our Thanksgiving very memorable. Thank you Buellton Marriott and Happy Holidays to all your hard working staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Solvang and look forward to returning soon

Room Tip: Mountain side is great, however since the hotel is close to freeway, you do not hear ANY freeway noi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joanne r
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Hi joanne r,

Thank you for staying with us! It's great to hear that your accommodations were more than comfortable and accommodating for you and your family. We do our best to go the extra mile for all guests, and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the upgraded room. Your feedback will be shared with the staff, and everyone will be pleased to know that we made your Thanksgiving holiday even more enjoyable. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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Phila area
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Our family stayed here on our vacation in California. The hotel was very clean and seemed well appointed for the area. We wanted to go to Solvang and Santa Barbara and this hotel was perfect for that.
We would definitely stay here again. Great value.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Hi SteveMurt,

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you had a wonderful vacation. There are so many attractions close to the hotel, and it sounds like you experienced some of the most popular ones. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Guest Experience Manager
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SoCal
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while attending a wedding in a Santa Ynez winery. The location was convenient, just off the freeway and minutes to the main town but hardly impressive looking from the outside. Upon arrival checkin was fast and the staff were nice. The lobby was also nicely done. The hotel was old but clearly only the lobby was re-done and even that wasn't very new. The halls were dark and stingy as were the rooms. We had a huge suite, the size of 2.5 standard room you usually get at a Marriott but it was just so old and unattractive. The bathroom was completely redone and new though. It was clean and again the staff was very accommodating. All in all not a bad experience just don't expect nice looking rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Honeynbutters
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GExperienceMgr, Guest Experience Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi Honeynbutters,

Thank you for sharing your experience. It's great to hear that you found our location to be convenient for your trip to the area, and that our staff was welcoming and friendly. We are sorry to hear that the hotel appearance was not as you expected. Your comments will be shared with the team to ensure better future stays. We would love for you to give us another try if you return to the area again.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Property: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
Address: 555 McMurray Rd, Buellton, CA 93427-9559
Location: United States > California > Buellton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Buellton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Ynez Valley Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Currently under extensive renovation. Loud noise disturbance from 8am until 6pm seven days a week until approximately October 1, 2016. Sporatic water shut off's Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm. Ultra comfortable accommodations in the Santa Ynez Valley Wine country. Only 3 miles from the Danish town of Solvang.Over 80 local vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms nearby in the Santa Barbara Country wine country. We also offer beautiful wedding, event, and meeting space in the Santa Ynez Valley close to Vandenberg Air Force Base. Our certified meeting and wedding planner will ensure your event is flawless. Plus earn Marriott Rewards Points and promotions with your event. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott conveniently has a Lobby Bar, featuring Starbucks Coffee and Teas, and the Starting Gate Restaurant. You will also enjoy our gift shop and Hertz Car Rental. For your recreation, our 24 hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, with brand new lounge furniture, will keep you fit and relaxed. Established in 1984. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton, CA upgraded all their beds and linens to the Marriott Revive Collection, featuring ultra comfortable beds and luxurious linens. We also feature complimentary Wireless Internet in our guest common areas and in our guest rooms for those guests registered with Marriott Rewards. From September 2015 until approximately October, 2016, the hotel will be undergoing a total and extensive renovation. The new 555 Restaurant and Lounge will inhabit the new lobby greatroom, along with a newly updated double size fitness center. All guest rooms are being completely renovated from the ground up including stand alone tiled showers in 70% of the rooms, luxury vinyl flooring and a beautiful brand new full furniture package. What a way to celebrate our 30th Marriott Anniversary!! ... more   less 
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