San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property

Address: 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, California, 93108, United States | 5 star resort
 
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This 5 star resort, located on 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, is near Lotusland, Casa del Herrero, Butterfly Beach, and Andree Clark Bird Refuge.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property Santa Barbara

    San Ysidro Ranch is a very special place.

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    I've been to the San Ysidro Ranch for numerous occasions (weddings, dinner, drinks) and finally treated myself to a one night stay. It was everything I expected and more. First of all they upgraded me to a wonderful room with a private front porch and rear porch. Even though there was some reconstruction going on, I never felt disrupted by the noise. A few months later I stayed again and was greeted in my room with a lovely note welcoming me back and a box of chocolates. The complementary snacks constisted of a regular size bottle of olives, pretzels, nuts, water, etc. I cannot say enough about the Ranch. Its a very special place that you should treat yourself to every once in a while!

    Worth every penny

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    We have been fortunate enough to stay in some of the best hotels in the World, from the Ritz in Paris to the Gritti Palace in Venice. However, my wife and I had one of our most memorable experiences ever at the San Ysidro Ranch.

    The place is beautiful, our cottage was great and the service simply first class. It truly is one of the most romantic places we have ever been. I can only speak for myself when I say that we can't wait to go back. Never one hour away from L.A. felt so far away. Give it a try, see for yourself. It is not cheap but for us, it was worth every penny.

    Absolutely Yummy!

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    What a beautiful hidden treasure! We stayed here in May to celebrate a birthday and loved it! The service is fabulous and the rooms are just lovely! It is not a high pressure kind of resort, it is for those of us that prefer the quiet elegance of the established location! The dining room was closed for renovation but the staff was very helpful in aquiring dinner reservations else where! We highly reccomend it and hope you will enjoy the peace beauty and quiet we did. And for those of you that want to know who is in next room and celebreties are important go for the new place in Goleta!

    Could not have been better!!!

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    My wife and I went here in July of 2004 and I have to say from the moment we drove up we knew we hit the jackpot. This place is a bit more expensive then we normally go for ($500 per night) but we felt it was worth every penny! The grounds are beautiful, our little cabin was Immaculate and lots of treats and amenities that we just loved. We brought our dog and she was given her own bed and treats to boot. This was the nicest, pet friendly place we ever stayed. The only other pet friendly places that come close are Loews Hotels or the Borrego Valley Inn. We will save our pennies and be back!

    Wonderful Honeymoon Stay

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    My wife and I recently returned from a three night honeymoon stay at San Ysidro Ranch and would highly recommend it as a romantic/relaxing getaway spot. The stay did not start out so well as our original room was run down, but the manager there was kind enough to put us in a much better room- the Gardenia Suite. This was probably the nicest room that we have ever stayed in. We had our own private deck with hot tub and outdoor shower. The service throughout the hotel and restaurant was top notch.

    Note: If you are planning on staying at the ranch, I would definitely suggest booking one of the newer or renovated suites/cabins. These rooms maintain the charm of the ranch, but have more modern amenities (plasma tvs, heated bathroom floors, etc.).

    It was perfect

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    My new husband and I just got back from three nights at San Ysidro for part of our honeymoon. We stayed in the Gardenia suite which is the most beautiful place I've ever even seen, let alone stayed in. We had the most comfortable bed I've ever been in, a wonderful hot tub, a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, an old fashioned claw foot tub, giant picture windows and french doors, overlooking the prettiest countryside I've ever seen. Even better, they let us take our DOGS on our honeymoon. Our beagle and chihuahua got treated like queens with doggy treats and dishes and we went on long hikes up to natural waterfalls and the prettiest scenery either of us have EVER seen. I am flabbergasted why anyone could find anything wrong with this place. It was PERFECT. The nicest vacation I've ever had.

    Perfect Romantic Getaway

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    We just returned from an anniversary celebration at the San Ysidro Ranch. We arrived after dark and were shown to our cottage which was warm and inviting. They even had chilled champagne and goodies since it was our anniversary. The room was quiet, staff gracious and helpful and our every need was taken care of. We will definitely celebrate there again!

    Lovely, but noisy

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    The grounds at San Ysidro were beautiful and serene. We stayed in a premium cottage and loved the size and charming settings. However, for the price, we were somewhat disappointed by stains on the sitting chairs and 3 hours of chainsaws cutting trees outside our room during our inroom massage. The restaurant was wonderful and the service was excellent.

    Loved it!

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    My husband and I stayed at San Ysidro Ranch for our honeymoon November 30, 2003. It was the most wonderful experience. Everyone who worked there was extremely gracious, from Tim the Property Manager to William our server in the Stonehouse Restaurant to Maria the woman who cleaned our cottage for our stay there. To give you an example of our experience, we had dinner at the Stonehouse Restaurant the night after our wedding. William was our server. Dinner was delicious. My husband had a chicken dish, and I had the rack of lamb. For dessert, a friend made us a homemade lemon pie, which we had in the refridgerator in our room. So, instead of getting dessert at the restaurant, we asked William for plates, forks, and a knife to eat our pie in our room. He suggested he call room service to bring us our utensils. Room service arrived 30 seconds after we returned to our room. Not only did they bring the items we requested, they included two glasses of champagne.

    After we finished our pie, we took a slice to William. Lemon happened to be his favorite. I have several stories just like this, and we only stayed there two days!It is a wonderful resort. If you want to feel welcome, relaxed, and like the entire staff is there to serve only you, stay at San Ysidro. I can't wait until our anniversary, because we plan to return for another stay.

    Who cares who slept here? Not me!

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    Our room was infested with fleas and I suffered bites bad enough to require medical attention. We switched rooms and were put in the infamous Kennedy honeymoon suite, which is ok but certainly not one of the nicer rooms I've stayed in. When we decided to stay one more night to make up for the first flea fiasco night ( don't ask why we did this) we were told we would have to pay the rack rate for the room we were in. It was hundreds of dollars more than the one we booked. The one we booked was a measly $900 per night. The front desk said, "I feel we have more than made up for your unpleasant first night". They felt that by switching us out of the flea room we were compensated. They harp on the kennedy thing a little too much. I care about good service more than who slept in a place forty years ago.

    TripAdvisor Reviews San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property Santa Barbara

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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