Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel
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
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We loved our stay at the Inn! Our room was clean and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the outdoor fire pit area in the evenings, the wine reception and the breakfast selections each morning. We also took advantage of the wine passport and did some wine tasting at the local wineries. Outstanding customer service.
Highly recommend this property for a romantic getaway for couples.
This is our third visit. We love the location and the spacious guestrooms well appointed and very quiet. The exterior gardens are private & beautiful. We breakfast is excellent with many options served in a lovely room.
This hotel is a wonderful choice for a group of friends. There are many places to gather for visitiing....breakfast, wine, after dinner drinks and the beautiful garden with fireplace and fire pits. The staff is very accommodating in those cases and made socializing very easy.