Frequently Asked Questions

What are your check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am.

Is early check-in available?

Early check-in is available on a request basis. Please call 805.688.5588 to check availability.

Is late check-out available?

Late check-out is available on a request basis for an extra fee. Please call 805.688.5588 for availability and rates. You're welcome to stop by before 4:00 pm to pick up our exclusive Tasting Passport, which allows you to enjoy two complimentary tastings at more than 20 local wineries while waiting to check in.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations must be made by 4 pm, 7 days prior to arrival for a full refund. Reservations canceled within 7 days of arrival will be subject to a fee equivalent to one night’s room rate plus tax.

What is your Pet Policy?

A maximum of two dogs are permitted per pet-friendly room. The weight of a single dog may not exceed 50 lbs and the combined weight of two dogs may not exceed 80 lbs. There is a non-refundable pet cleaning fee of $75 per stay due upon check-in. Service animals, as defined by the ADA, are exempt from this fee.

When booking a pet-friendly room, we kindly ask that you call the hotel directly to ensure availability.

What taxes and fees apply to my reservation?

In addition to your room rate, the following taxes and fees are added to your reservation: 12% California Occupancy Tax, $3.00 per room local city tax, and $35 plus tax daily Guest Amenity Fee. Please note that the 12% California Occupancy Tax is applied to the Guest Amenity Fee.

We also require a $50.00 per day authorization for your reservation upon check-in. This is to cover the cost of any potential incidentals or damages to the room during your stay. If no incidentals are charged to the room, this authorization will be released.

What is included in the Guest Amenity Fee?

Our daily Guest Amenity Fee of $35 plus tax includes the following - parking, tasting passport with complimentary tastings to over 20 local wineries, daily made-to-order breakfast, seasonal dessert, access to garden area with fire pits, spa, hot tub, and use of Tesla Charging Station.

No Shows

Guests who do not check-in for their reservation by midnight (12:00 am) the evening of their scheduled arrival date will be considered a "No Show" and charged a penalty fee equivalent to one night's rate plus tax to the credit card on file. As a "No Show", any remaining nights on your reservation will also be canceled.

Please give us a call in advance if you are planning on arriving past midnight the evening of your scheduled arrival date or have booked an extra night for guaranteed early check-in, so that your reservation is not marked as a "No Show".

Early Departure

Guests who are booked for multiple nights that check out prior to their scheduled departure date will be charged a penalty fee to the credit card on file, based on the time of check out:

Before 1:00 pm: penalty fee is equivalent to 50% of one night's rate
After 1:00 pm: penalty fee is equivalent to one night's rate

To avoid this, we kindly ask that any modifications to reservations be made by 4:00 pm at least seven days prior to the check-in date.

What is your Best Rate Guarantee? 

Our Best Rate Guarantee provides our guests with the peace of mind that they're getting the best rate available. If you find a better rate on another site for the same date(s) and room type, we'll match that rate and you'll also get a bottle of wine, on us!

What are the terms and conditions of your Best Rate Guarantee?

Claims will only be accepted if the dates of the stay, room type, rate plan, and policies are identical to the rate available on our site.

Our Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to all-inclusive packages.

If the competing rate is in a different currency than the rate available on our site, the competing rate will be converted to the same currency we have published (U.S. Dollars) using the exchange rate in place at the time of the initial reservation.

Santa Ynez Inn reserves the right to qualify any Best Rate Guarantee claim and whether it meets the terms and conditions outlined.

How can I submit a claim? 

To submit a claim, please contact our front desk at 805.688.5588 or email us at Our staff will then verify if the rate is eligible for our Best Rate Guarantee.

Where can I park and is there a fee?

Self-parking available on-site along with a Tesla Charging Station. Parking fees and use of the charging station are covered by the Guest Amenity Fee.

Do you have rollaway beds available if I need an extra bed?

We have a limited rollaway beds available for a nightly fee. Please call ahead of your arrival to request one. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Are there ADA rooms available? 

The inn offers a Classic ADA King room. Please call our front desk to ensure we have availability for your dates prior to booking.

Do you have any smoking rooms?

Santa Ynez Inn is a 100% smoke-free property. Anyone identified as smoking in the rooms will be charged a $250 fee.

Is room service available?

We currently limit room service to breakfast only.

Do you have a Lost & Found?

Anything lost or left behind will be taken to either our front desk or housekeeping department and held for a limited amount of time. Please contact us at 805.688.5588 if you lost or left behind something during your visit.

Is there a taxi service in the area?

Transportation services such as Uber, Uber Wine, and taxis are available in the Santa Ynez Valley. For assistance, our front desk is more than happy to help.

Can I have a package sent to the hotel?

Packages can be sent to guests via our address: 3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Please note: "Attention to ‘Front Desk’" and have your full name, reservation confirmation number, and phone number clearly listed on the package. Packages can be sent via UPS or FedEx. We do not receive mail from USPS.