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Santa Ynez Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
AAA Four-Diamond rated luxury boutique inn. With every stay, guests can enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, evening wine hour, and seasonal dessert. Located in the heart of wine country, Santa Ynez Inn also offers guests an exclusive tasting pass to select wineries in the area. Most rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and flat screen TVs. Suites have steam showers and patio or balcony. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm room type and specific room amenities.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot Tub
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Offers & Announcements:Free breakfast with your stay


Full view
69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Beautiful room, heavenly bed, top notch amenities, friendly staff, lovely surroundings, great breakfasts. Nothing not to love.And they offer free wine tasting at some very good local wineries. This was our first visit but will definitely be back.
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Response from John_Richardson_SYI, General Manager at Santa Ynez Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear your stay with us was a success as we strive to offer the best accommodations here in the valley. Its wonderful that you were able to enjoy our Wine Tasting Passport, which offers complimentary tastings at over a dozen wineries in our area! I look forward to welcoming you back for a second visit. Kindly, John R General Manager
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We absolutely loved staying at the Santa Ynez Inn. From start to finish everything was fantastic. After we unpacked we went for happy hour and had some wine and cheese which we ate outside in the lovely garden. Then we walked around town and ate at the SY Kitchen a few doors
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Response from Kristopher M, General Manager at Santa Ynez Inn
Responded 15 Jun. 2018
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a lovely review! We take pride in striving to offer our guests exceptional service and an unforgettable experience here at Santa Ynez Inn. I'm thrilled to hear our wine hour and late tea & cookies were to your liking. The garden was the perfect spot to enjoy everything, especially when you light the fire pit! Its also wonderful that our Tasting Passport helped you explore all the delicious wine around the area. I hope you choose to stay with us again next time you're in Santa Ynez! Kindly, Kristopher M
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We celebrated our anniversary at the SY Inn — our first time here. What a gem! Beautiful boutique hotel, our room was lovely, breakfast and wine hour and hot Mexican chocolate at night. The staff and the amenities make for a perfect stay, paying attention to every detail. We met
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Response from JohnRichardsonSYI, General Manager at Santa Ynez Inn
Responded 8 Feb. 2019
Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you during your anniversary celebration. I'm delighted to hear your stay with us was a success and that you especially enjoyed our Mexican hot chocolate! We consider ourselves lucky to have loyal guests and I hope to welcome you back next time you find yourselves in the Santa Ynez Valley. Kindly, John R. General Manager
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The rooms at the Santa Ynez Inn are nicely furnished and clean, and their bathrooms are beautiful and spacious. The inn itself is lovely, the garden (w small seating areas and firepits) is inviting, and there is free parking in a large lot. Inn staff is well-trained and
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Response from JohnRichardsonSYI, General Manager at Santa Ynez Inn
Responded 30 Jan. 2019
Thank you for such a kind review, Sassandra. It's wonderful to hear that your stay with us was a success. I'm glad that our spacious room accommodations and amenities hit the mark for you - including our complimentary gourmet breakfast! I'm thrilled you'll consider recommending the inn to friends and I hope to welcome you back next time you're in our area. Kindly, John R. General Manager
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My wife and I have been married nearly 30 years and we just enjoyed our first wine tasting trip. Now we're wondering: "Why have we never done this before?" We live in Seal Beach, California, we love to travel, and we love wine. Our excellent first time experience was enhanced
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Response from JohnRichardsonSYI, General Manager at Santa Ynez Inn
Responded 7 Jan. 2019
Jay, thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you two and I'm so glad you felt at home during your stay. I'm looking forward to welcoming you back so you can check out a few more wineries on our Tasting Passport! Kindly, John R. General Manager
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Do you provide coffee/tea service in the rooms?
They do offer both Tea and Coffee service to the rooms They have a K cup coffee maker in the room and as I recall an afternoon tea and evening dessert with tea and coffee
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Do you have a dining room, and what type is the menu?
We have a parlor where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast in the mornings and wine and hors d'oeuvres at night. We do not serve dinner or lunch, but there are plenty of surrounding restaurants nearby.
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Yes, every room has a mini refrigerator and complimentary bottled water.
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is there a pool?
There was not a pool when we were there. There is an outdoor spa. There are also jacuzzi tubs in most of the guest rooms.
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Are you pet friendly? I have a small dog.
Yes, the Inn is Pet Friendly. There is a $75 pet fee and guests must stay on the first floor. There are only a three pet friendly rooms so I recommend calling to check availability.
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"The property is on a quiet street so noise wasn't really an issue. Also property is entirely non-smoking."
"I like room 205 and 202"
"Three stays, in different rooms; each was roomy, well-decorated with plenty of closet space and a small refrigerator"
"no view, all rooms are good"
"something with a patio is nice"
USD 346 - USD 681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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