So I struggled with this review. The employees work really hard to make your stay nice, but the actually accommodations are lacking.
First off, I have to say the staff is friendly and helpful! Everyone works to make your stay enjoyable. Unfortunately, when you consider other Level 6 Marriott hotels, this one definitely needs to be refreshed. We had a Queens Suite up on the top floor. The room was nice and the beds were comfortable, but everything was dated:
What Works Well:
1. The room had three sinks, a microwave and a mini-frig. With the heat of the valley, you definitely need to stock up the frig with water!!! It was really nice to have these amenities.
2. If you have read my other postings, you will know that I like my room COLD!! The air conditioner, while a bit loud, definitely worked!
3. Location to everything! Close to wineries, Solvang, and Santa Barbara.
4. Breakfast!!! Being Marriott Gold, I got complimentary breakfast! The omelet bar is really nice and the there is plenty of food and selection.
5. Room was clean and housekeeping did a good job of cleaning!
What could be improved:
1. The overall decor is dated. The carpet looked like it was new, but reminded me of carpet from an 80's conference. Horrible geometric patterns with very bright colors.
2. Room decor is also dated. Carpet and the dark wood trim everywhere. The only thing it was missing was paneling and it would have been a basement from Wayne's World.
3. No instant hot water. If you take the mountain pass to Santa Barbara through Solvang, you will pass by a reservoir. It is so low. I felt bad about having to let the water run before I got hot water knowing there is a going to be a huge water crisis this winter if we don't get rain.
Overall, I would stay here again, but compared to some other places I've stayed at, I can't give it a high rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel Buellton
- Marriott Santa Ynez Valley
- Marriott Hotel Buellton
- Marriott Buellton
- Buellton Marriott