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Santa Ynez California Accommodations

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The Santa Ynez center point is approximately the area of Downtown Santa Ynez Valley and the area of Santa Ynez Airport.

Santa Ynez is located in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara, California. This census-designated place (CDP) is one of the two communities in the valley. Approximately 4,400 people call Santa Ynez home, which marks a decrease of about 100 residents since the 2000 census. It's located about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, so some of its residents commute into the area. More from this guide...

Santa Ynez Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Santa Ynez Inn 3627 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Four star Mountain property
  • 20 rooms in property
  • Excellent wellness & sports facilities
  • Furniture needs more attention
From$215
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Chumash Casino Resort 3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • Expensive property
  • 106 rooms in hotel
From$160
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Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge in Solvang 1711 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~3.77 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • 48 rooms in hotel
From$131
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Hotel Corque 400 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93464 ~3.93 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • Luxurious linens
From$109
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King Frederik Inn 1617 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.00 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Economical hotel
  • Free breakfast
Worldmark Solvang - Solvang 280 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.02 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Affordable property
Solvang Gardens Lodge 293 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.04 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Midscale Resort property
  • 8 suites in property
  • Average parking
  • Breakfast is average
From$169
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The Landsby : 1576 Mission Dr. 1576 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.08 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Three Star Mountain property
  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Free internet
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
From$179
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New Haven Hotel 271 Alisal, Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.08 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Three Star property
  • 10 rooms in hotel
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn : 2860 Grand Ave. 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 ~4.09 miles northwest of Santa Ynez
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 7 suites
  • New restaurant
  • Quiet A/C
From$299
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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages 1564 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.10 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • 3 star Rural property
  • 7 suites in property
From$80
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Solvang Inn & Cottages - Solvang 1518 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.17 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in time: 14:00
Hadsten House Inn & Spa 1450 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.24 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • 3 star Mountain hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Near city centre
  • Most guests said it was a stylish hotel
Holiday Inn Express Solvang - Solvang 1455 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.25 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Affordable parking
  • Wifi didn't work
Kronborg Inn in Solvang 1440 Mission Dr., Solvang, CA 93463 ~4.31 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • 2 floors in property
From$88
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Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463 ~5.37 miles southwest of Santa Ynez
  • Four-star Resort hotel
  • Free breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton / Santa Ynez Valley 600 Mcmurray Rd., Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.40 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Midscale Rural hotel
  • Fitness center on property
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Santa Ynez Valley Marriott : 555 Mcmurray Rd. 555 Mcmurray Rd., Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.43 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Four star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
From$109
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Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley - Buellton 630 Ave. of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.52 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Wifi quality could be improved
  • Excellent water pressure
From$75
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Sideways Inn - Buellton 114 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.60 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Affordable property
  • 113 rooms in hotel
From$79
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Pea Soup Andersen's Inn 51 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.66 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Inexpensive Rural hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 78%
  • Heater/air conditioner was very noisy
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Flying Flags Resort & Campground 180 Ave. of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427 ~6.69 miles west of Santa Ynez
  • Affordable Resort hotel
El Capitan Canyon : 11560 Calle Real 11560 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 ~10.92 miles south of Santa Ynez
  • Luxurious 5-star Resort property
  • Check-in time: 4:00
  • Wonderful location
  • Modern amenities
From$150
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Bacara Resort & Spa - Santa Barbara 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117 ~15.98 miles southeast of Santa Ynez
  • Luxury Five Star Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Fantastic pool area
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
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Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta 6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117 ~17.36 miles southeast of Santa Ynez
  • Affordable hotel
  • 3 floors in property
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The CDP's name comes from the Spanish pronunciation of St. Agnes, a saint in several denominations of the Catholic faith who is known as the patron saint of chastity. Santa Ynez sits on 5.1 square miles of land and is best known for the world-class wineries located throughout the area.

When to Visit Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, which is categorized by warm, dry summers and moderate winters. The temperatures stay fairly consistent throughout the year, making this CDP a great vacation destination for those who want to escape the scorching heat during the summer or frigid weather during the winter.

Several events take place during the year in the Santa Ynez Valley, which can impact hotel rates in Santa Ynez. Solvang is located nearby and draws visitors who want to see the unique Danish-style architecture and heritage. Several of the wineries in Solvang hosts events, which can increase hotel prices slightly. The Summer Art Camp in Solvang also draws a crowd of artistic-minded individuals.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Santa Ynez, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. rate trends by star rating class in Santa Ynez, CA. Browse these charts to determine the best time to stay in Santa Ynez throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Santa Ynez

4 Star Average Prices: $270.02

If you're looking for a more luxurious property in the Santa Ynez area, book a room at Santa Ynez Inn Luxury Boutique Hotel. This upscale location is within minutes of Janeway-Parks Carriage House and Gainey Vinyard. Each of the 20 guestrooms at this intimate bed and breakfast has a refrigerator, complimentary wireless internet access, bathrobes, safes, workspaces, and tubs. You can take advantage of the health club, sauna, or spa tub during your relaxing getaway. Start your morning at the free breakfast buffet, which includes hot and cold breakfast items like eggs Benedict, crepes, French toast, omelets, and more.

Hotel Corque is another high-end property, located in Solvang. This four-star hotel has 122 guestrooms, each of which comes with an LCD TV and cable programming, an iPod docking station, bathrobes, a refrigerator, a workspace, and a comfortable bed with plush bedding. Amenities available to guests include concierge service, complimentary daily newspapers, free wireless internet access, and an outdoor pool and spa. You can climb aboard the free shuttle for transport to the nearby casino. This hotel also has a business center, room service during limited hours, and an on-site restaurant and bar serving American fare.

Although it's a bit farther from Santa Ynez, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to stay. The property is about 15 miles from Santa Ynez, but the views alone make it worth the trip. Each of the 358 rooms has a refrigerator, an iPod docking station, a pillowtop bed with Frette Italian sheets and a down comforter, a 48-inch LED TV, a private patio or balcony, and designer toiletries. Enjoy a day of pampering at the hotel spa, where you can schedule facials, body treatments, and massages, The hotel also boasts three outdoor swimming pools, two hot tubs, three restaurants, a poolside bar, and 24-hour room service. It's connected to a winery for tastings and tours.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ynez

Affordable Hotel Options in Santa Ynez

3 Star Average Prices: $198.37

The small size and cozy atmosphere of Santa Ynez draw people who want to enjoy a quiet and secluded getaway. However, the number of hotels in the CDP is somewhat limited, so you won't find a long list of budget-friendly hotels. Many of the properties are smaller boutique hotels, which tend to have higher rates.

One of the most affordable nearby options is the Motel 6 Buellton Solvang Area, which is about 6 miles away. It's close to several attractions, including Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps and Petrioliana and Hans Christian Andersen Park. Each of the 60 guestrooms has a TV with cable channels and one or two beds, while wireless internet access is available for an additional fee. Free local calls, complimentary self-parking, and daily housekeeping are some of the amenities for guests. Additionally, the property has an outdoor pool.

You can also enjoy a budget-friendly stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton / Santa Ynez Valley, located in Buellton. The property offers easy access to Mosby Winery. You can also stick around and enjoy the property amenities, such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, a fireplace in the lobby, and complimentary wireless internet access. A free breakfast buffet is served every morning, featuring hot and cold favorites. If you're in a hurry, grab one of the “On the Run” breakfast bags, available at the front desk on weekdays. All guestrooms include tea and coffeemakers, refrigerators, microwaves, 50-inch LCD TVs, and plush bedding.

Combining historic charm with an affordable price tag, Solvang Inn & Cottages is another appealing spot to stay. It's located in the heart of Solvang, offering easy access to the shops and restaurants that draw visitors every day. The rooms feature either two queen beds or one king bed, along with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and coffeemakers. You can also book a room with a private balcony or request a room that is pet-friendly. The hotel does charge an additional fee for pets. Other amenities include free WiFi and an outdoor pool.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ynez

2 Star Average Prices: $144.20

Where are the real discounts in Santa Ynez

Several of the hotels in and near Santa Ynez offer discounted rates. For AAA members, lower prices are available at Wine Valley Inn, Quality Inn Buellton, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara, and Super 8 by Wyndham Barbara / Goleta. For government and military personnel, valid identification is required upon check-in but rates are lower at Holiday Inn Express Solvang Santa Ynez Valley, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta, and Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta.

Senior travelers can take advantage of budget-friendly discounts at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara, and Best Western Plus South Coast Inn. If you're traveling with a group, check with the hotel you're looking to stay at to find out whether any group discounts are available for multiple rooms.

Best Value Hotel Options in Santa Ynez

If you're looking for a value hotel location, book a room at Meadowlark Inn, located on Mission Drive in Solvang. This comfortable property sits in a beautiful natural area and offers massages, an outdoor pool that is open seasonally, concierge services, and a picnic area. Your room will come with a refrigerator, a DVD player, a memory foam mattress for the ultimate relaxation, and complimentary toiletries. Each morning, enjoy the free continental breakfast, which includes a variety of favorites.

Enjoy a relaxing stay and enjoy the peaceful surroundings at Solvang Gardens Lodge, an Ascend Hotel Collection. Guests love the intimate and cozy atmosphere. The 24 rooms offer free WiFi, free local calls, tea and coffeemakers, complimentary toiletries, and flat-screen TVs. Take a walk around the property to see the beautiful garden or take advantage of the picnic area with your favorite meal. Each morning, a free continental breakfast is available to guests.

For guests who enjoy gambling, the Chumash Casino Resort is the perfect destination. It's easy to access, located right off Highway 246 and has plenty of parking. Take advantage of amenities like daily housekeeping, complimentary wireless internet access, an outdoor pool, and the attached casino with your favorite slot machines and table games. This location also has a full-service spa, where you can reserve a time slot for a facial, body treatment, or massage. Room service is available during limited hours.

What to See in Santa Ynez

Wine aficionados often make the journey to this area of California because of the many world-class wineries located in the region. The Santa Ynez Valley is one of the five American Viticultural Areas of the wine country in Santa Barbara. Go wine tasting or pick up a bottle to take home at any of the nearby wineries, such as Froley Estates Vineyard & Winery, Loring Wine Company, Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, or Carr Vineyards & Winery. You can also see a few locations on a Santa Barbara Wine Country Tour, which includes transportation, your tasting fees, and a gourmet lunch.

Other top attractions include Solvang, a quaint Danish-style town where you can sample pastries and food options while learning more about this culture, Sunny Fields Park, which has plenty of open space for kids to run around, and Mission Santa Inés, a historic Spanish mission and museum.

Public transportation in the Santa Ynez Valley is available on several fixed routes operated by Santa Ynez Valley Transit. The bus routes run through Solvang and Buellton as well, so you can visit attractions in nearby cities without having to bring or rent a car.

In Santa Ynez, you can take advantage of a quiet and serene location while enjoying fine wine, delicious food, and comfortable lodging.

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