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What We Love

  • Santa Ynez Valley wines and appetizers and free full breakfasts served in the parlor daily
  • In-room minifridges to chill the Sauvignon Blancs and Viogniers you just nabbed
  • Most rooms have fireplaces, balconies or patios (some with fountains and outdoor furniture)

What To Know

  • The inn opened in 2001, was renovated in 2008 and is getting more updates this year
  • Not for Midcentury design fans; Victorian opulence abounds, from dark carved furnishings to Baroque chandeliers
  • Perfect for couples, not so much for families
  • READ MORE: 72 hours on Highway 1


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Victorian elegance and decadent spa treatments amid the vines of Santa Barbara wine country

The Look

From crystal chandeliers to hallways lined with antique etchings of presidents and Victorian fashionistas, the two-story inn is a step back into the 19th century. Its English country house style includes overstuffed furnishings, brocade drapes, carved cornices, sconces, silk lampshades on crystal lamps, and high-ceilinged rooms. A portrait of the owner’s grandfather looms over the library fireplace, looking down approvingly over the scene.

Bed & Bath

Hop into a grand four-poster bed with a canopy and a hand-carved headboard, flick on the fireplace and snuggle in. All 20 rooms have a fireplaces and a patio or balcony. The sumptuous marble bathrooms are the piece de resistance: heated floors and vast showers with massage fixtures and heated shower benches — or maybe you’d rather enjoy a soak in the whirlpool tub.


Breakfast is a bountiful and elegant affair in the fancy parlor. The full breakfast includes fresh juices, tea and coffee, a sideboard laden with scones, muffins, homemade granola, fruit and other pastries, and a menu of hot dishes like ham and gruyere crepes or fluffy French toast. It’s a great energizer for a day spent exploring the valley’s 70-plus wineries. When you return, a range of relaxing spa treatments are on offer, including a Native American-inspired sage and warm stone massage using locally grown sage.

How to Get There

Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel
3627 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460 United States


5.0 Excellent 492 Reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Inn looks beautiful and the amenities, staff, and food live up to its appearance. The staff cant do enough to please, the breakfasts were made to order and delicious, and the common grounds/lawn sitting area were great.
The Classic King room had everything we needed and was spacious.

Just too perfect.
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the nicest hotel stays ever. One of the cleanest, most charming and special places to stay. Could have stayed an entire week and hope to return soon. This is a Five Star experience! Can't say enough about your beautiful boutique hotel. It was such a pleasure to stay as your guest. Everything was so special and the staff cared about everything and it was just a total pleasure in every respect.

Upper class feel to this small Inn
Reviewed 4 days ago

This not your average Inn, Clearly upscale.. Large marble bathroom w steam shower and jacuzzi type tub, Gas fireplace in our room. Close to Solvang and the surrounding wine country, Having Breakfast and wine hour included was appreciated, Nearby restaurants were ok- maybe somewhat overrated in my opinion.

Summer getaway
Reviewed 4 days ago

Returning to the Inn was delightful and just the special attention we needed for a quick getaway. All staff are amazing, gracious, helpful and knowledgeable as to local amenities. Put the Santa Ynez Inn on your not-to-miss list!!

Vintage Santa Ynez!
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a must stay! Pure Class and Luxury! My wife and I have stayed many times for our wedding anniversaries! The staff is amazing! Walking distance to excellent restaurants. Very close proximity to Chumash casino!