San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Cons

  • Some bathrooms (such as those in the Fig units) are underwhelming, with tub/shower combos
  • Prices have shot up since it was renovated in 2009
  • In-room spa services are costly
  • Hotel bar can get crowded
  • Pets only allowed in certain rooms, for a steep nightly fee

Bottom Line

San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most exclusive, romantic luxury options in not just California, but the entire country. The grounds are stunningly beautiful, with mountain views, fresh air and a secluded location in a well-heeled neighborhood. The cottage-style units are individually furnished with brick fireplaces, stone walls, and four-poster canopy beds (some with private Jacuzzis and outdoor showers). Most units have dazzlingly white tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers and large soaking tubs. The rustic, romantic ambiance has attracted everyone from JFK and Jackie to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Some guests argue the experience doesn't justify the high price tags, but for honeymooners or couples, it's undeniably a first-class option.

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 Location

In affluent Montecito, a short drive from downtown Santa Barbara

The San Ysidro Ranch is located in Montecito, an affluent community of the rich and famous known for its gorgeous landscapes. The town's famous Upper Village sports its own high-end boutiques, upscale dining, and top-tier spas, so there's very little reason to venture back to downtown Santa Barbara (which is only a 15-minute drive away). The town provides easy access to miles of hiking trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains and world-famous golfing, and is a short drive to beaches.

  • 23-minute drive from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
  • 9-minute drive to the secluded Butterfly Beach
  • 9-minute drive to golfing at the Montecito Country Club
  • 14-minute drive to the restaurants and shops at Stearn's Wharf
  • 14-minute drive to Amtrak station
  • 15-minute drive to Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • 16-minute drive to Santa Barbara Sailing Center
  • 16-minute drive to the Santa Barbara Mission
  • 16-minute drive to Ledbetter Beach and Park
  • 19-minute drive to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • 27-minute drive to Sandpiper Golf Course

 Bottom Line

San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most exclusive, romantic luxury options in not just California, but the entire country. The grounds are stunningly beautiful, with mountain views, fresh air and a secluded location in a well-heeled neighborhood. The cottage-style units are individually furnished with brick fireplaces, stone walls, and four-poster canopy beds (some with private Jacuzzis and outdoor showers). Most units have dazzlingly white tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers and large soaking tubs. The rustic, romantic ambiance has attracted everyone from JFK and Jackie to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Some guests argue the experience doesn't justify the high price tags, but for honeymooners or couples, it's undeniably a first-class option.

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Address

  • 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Room Types

  • Channel Island View Cottage
  • Creekside Cottage
  • Creekside One Bedroom Suite
  • Daisy Cottage
  • French Lavender Cottage
  • Gardenia Cottage
  • Hummingbird Cottage
  • Jasmine Cottage
  • Kennedy Cottage
  • Romantic Garden Hideaway
  • Romantic Garden Suite
  • Romantic Ocean View Hideaway
  • San Ysidro Creek Cottage
  • Warner Cottage
  • Waterfall Creekside Cottage
  • Wildflower Garden Cottage

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 41
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Address: 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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