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“Expensive, but worth it!”
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Santa Ynez Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, CA
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Expensive, but worth it!”
Reviewed October 28, 2009

We spent our fifteenth anniversary at the Santa Ynez Inn and couldn't have asked for a more romantic destination. Although the Inn looks like something built in the 1890s, it is in fact a modern building with spacious guest rooms and common areas and all the amenities one would expect in this price range. Included in the room rate is a gourmet served breakfast, wine and appetizers in the afternoon, and coffee and fantastic desserts in the evening. The Inn is centrally located in the Santa Barbara winemaking region and is very convenient to several outstanding wineries. There are also many fine restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Calabasas, California
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

And did I mention the food and wine? The other reviewers were right in raving about the warm staff, and the delicious breakfasts, snacks, wine and late desserts. Though I'm not a huge fan of Victorian decor- in the words of my husband this is a very well-built (2001) "no expense spared" place. This is from a contractor who works on 50,000 sqft mansions in L. A. six days a week. It was a perfect get-away weekend. I highly recommend renting the bikes across the street and exploring the area up close. We biked to Solvang (don't miss the mission!!) and then up Alamo Pintado and across Roblar etc.. back to the SYI. The long-horn steer and apple stands along the way were priceless. You can visit some wineries along the road like Blackjack.
Los Olivos was even more fun. and whatever you do- don't miss the Ballard Inn restaurant. It was the best meal of our 3 day weekend. OR the wine/chocolate pairing tasting at Wild Heart in Los Olivos. It was celestial.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank gnatty
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed September 5, 2009

My stay at the Santa Ynez Inn was wonderful. I was upgraded to a Jr. Suite (I went right after my birthday & was still celebrating). The breakfasts were wonderful & delicious; I ate each morning on the balcony of my room (try the cranberry/orange muffins -- yum!). The service was really great. In particular, Christina was very nice & helpful. I would definitely stay there again, probably next year. The evening desserts were also very, very good. Nice location & convenient to Solvang & Los Olivos.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Thank karekare86
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La Canada, CA
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2009

I can't say enough about the service at this beautiful B&B...all staff members were not simply polite; they went out of their way to make our stay the best ever! The breakfasts were outstanding, with generous portions. I particularly loved the ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and berries! The daily wine tastings, with cheese and appetizers and the 8-9:30 pm desserts were fantastic, as well! When our group of 4 couples had a later dinner reservation and were going to be late for dessert, they saved it for us! Who DOES stuff like this anymore??? Our room was beautifully decorated and comfortable, with fireplace, roomy balcony with table and chairs, whirlpool tub, and huge shower! This was pricey, but truly worth it for a special vacation, honeymoon, anniversary, or other special time. It isn't often that a guest feels truly catered to and pampered. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Troy, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2009

Room was beautiful, whirlpool tub and separate shower, fireplace, four-poster bed, stereo system, oppulence. Staff is very professional. Peaceful town and Inn. The price was high, but for a honeymoon, we had to stay at this grand establishment.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2009

When we first arrived we were so impressed. From the outside the hotel is a real looker. A victorian looking building in the wine country. The stafff was friendly and took us to our room 201. Then the fun began. We changed our clothes and went to dinner. When we returned about 10 pm, it sounded like a boxer was hitting a speed bag in our bathroom. The noise was like a constant crash with a few bangs thrown in. In fact the light fixture was shaking so bad that I though it was going to crash on the flloor. Finally about 11:30 pm the noise suddendly stopped. Next morning the friendly staff first told me there was no problem. Then they changed the story to it was a fan in the kitchen and they couldn't fix it and they were sold out so we couldn't more our room. what a joke! For the price of this place, they need to do much better. In this market, you don't need to be lied to. I would never stay here again and i hope you take my advice

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank encinocpa
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San Diego
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6 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

Delightful getaway for my husband and I. The room was tranquil and beautiful, the breakfast ample and thoughtfully presented, and the service was great. While there, take a half day cycling trip with Santa Barbara County cycling located just across the street. The combination makes for a wonderful and memorable time away! We will definately return to the Santa Ynez Inn.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Santa Ynez Inn
Address: 3627 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9577
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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 Spa 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 with hors d'oeuvres 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. Most rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and flat screen television. Suites have steam shower and patio or balcony. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm room type and specific room amenities. ... more   less 
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