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San Ysidro Ranch

Santa Barbara, United States

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San Ysidro Ranch

Summary of 122 verified reviews

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Excellent romantic hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Awesome vibe.

Nestled into the lush Montecito foothills, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil retreat for discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to this legendary hideaway for its blend of exquisite natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Myth and history mingle in the fragrant gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon retreat.

Forty individually decorated private cottages, suites and ranch rooms wind along San Ysidro's hillside creek- and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, most offer plush king-size beds with fine linens, fireplaces and patios. Recently renovated suites and cottages feature hot tubs on private outdoor patios with outdoor rain showers, hand-cut stone or Old World masonry fireplaces, radiant-heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs and hand-selected antique furnishings.

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Thirty eight individually decorated private cottages wind along San Ysidro's creek- and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, all offer plush king-size beds with fine linens, hot tubs on private outdoor patios with outdoor rain showers, hand-cut stone or Old World masonry fireplaces, radiant-heated bathroom floors, flat-screen Hospitality HD Smart TVs and hand-selected antique furnishings.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 F&B Credit
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Continental breakfast is provided for two daily at the Stonehouse Restaurant. A $100 food and beverage credit is included once during stay. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • San Ysidro Ranch
  • 900 San Ysidro Lane
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93108
  • United States

Location Summary
San Ysidro Ranch is located just south of Santa Barbara in the exclusive enclave of Montecito on over 500 rolling acres of unspoiled coastal landscape in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Just 15 miles from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, the Ranch overlooks the Channel Islands and offers dazzling panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. With its idyllic climate and deep embrace of the outdoors, San Ysidro Ranch is the perfect place to indulge the senses and invigorate the soul.

Directions to Hotel
Airport - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (15 miles).

Driving directions from Los Angeles- Take US Highway 101 North to Santa Barbara. Exit on San Ysidro Road. Turn right. Proceed on San Ysidro Road for about one mile. Turn right on San Ysidro Lane.

Driving directions from San Francisco- Take US Highway 101 South to Santa Barbara. Exit on San Ysidro Road. Turn left. Proceed on San Ysidro Road for about one mile. Turn right on San Ysidro Lane.
Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner
Note Bene
The historic 500-acre luxury resort in southern California is considered to be one of the most romantic hideaways in the world.
Fine Dining On Site
Stonehouse Restaurant, Plow & Angel, and special dining services exclusively for in-house guests.
Fine Dining Nearby
At your fingertips!
Pets Allowed
It may not be commonly known that one of the main attractions for the San Ysidro Ranch as a lavish hideaway is its historical tradition in welcoming the family pet. For a fee, one's four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy the beauty and natural wonders of the lush gardens and 17 miles of hiking trails that the Ranch provides. As one enters their free-standing cottage (Fido and his four-legged friends are only allowed in the free-standing cottages), Fido will discover his San Ysidro Ranch bedding as well as his own custom amenity that includes food and water dishes with water, doggy treats and a Bow Wow Beanies toy ... While indulging in the quiet pleasures of an in-room spa treatment, one may offer their four-legged friend a San Ysidro Ranch in-room pet massage. Booked by the half hour, the treatment helps with blood circulation, aches and pains that Fido may endure after a long day of running and playing in the gardens.
Pool Outdoor
Year-round heated swimming pool
Spa Facility
While indulging in the senses and embracing the outdoors, the Ranch offers our guests the quiet pleasures of in-cottage spa treatments. Whether enjoying a deep-tissue massage with your partner or cleansing your skin with a European facial on your private deck, the ranch allows one to empty the body of care and indulge in the curative power of nature.
Beach
Located only ten minutes from the Ranch, Butterfly Beach is one of the best local beaches to relax and enjoy the quite sounds of the waves and experience the cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean.
Biking Touring
along the waterfront
Golfing
Fairways & Greens magazine recently named the San Ysidro Ranch "One of the best retreats anywhere" and in conjunction with its affiliation with the Sandpiper Golf Club, Montecito Country Club and Rancho San Marcos Golf Course, one of the "101 Best Golf Experiences in the West." The Concierge can schedule preferred tee times for guests at these top-notch courses. The Ranch also offers a personalized Coastal Golf Package for the ultimate experience.
Hiking
17 miles of hiking trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains
Horseback Riding
guided horseback riding
Shopping
At your fingertips!
Theatre Museums
At your fingertips!
Winery Tours
Dozens of wineries within Santa Barbara County, tastings, sales, and tours are available at most with appointments.


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Biking Touring
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours


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