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4.8 / 5Exceptional
48 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Butterfly Beach
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Westmont College
    8 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Montecio Coffee Shop
    20 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Trattoria Mollie
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    21 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Romantic Garden Hideaways

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Romantic Ocean View Hideaways

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Romantic Canyon Hideaways

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located near the beach, San Ysidro Ranch is in Santa Barbara's Montecito neighbourhood. Those looking for an activity can check out Stearns Wharf, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Carpinteria State Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Butterfly Beach - 7 min drive
  • Westmont College - 8 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 9 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 11 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 10 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 21 min drive


  • The Stonehouse — 1 min walk
  • Plow and Angel — 1 min walk
  • Montecio Coffee Shop - 20 min walk
  • Trattoria Mollie - 6 min drive
  • Los Arroyos - 6 min drive

About this property

San Ysidro Ranch

Family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel in Montecito, near Los Padres National Forest
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. All 41 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and premium bedding. Other amenities available to guests include free weekday newspapers, safes and phones.
San Ysidro Ranch offers 41 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary slippers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free valet parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekends
2 restaurants
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
24-hour room service
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

24-hour fitness centre
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in reception
Gift shop/newsstand
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

24-hour business centre
Computer station
Meeting rooms


Outdoor entertainment area
Outdoor furniture
Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


4 treatment rooms
Couples treatment room(s)
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports
Massage - swedish
Massage - Thai
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily
Hot tub


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Premium bedding




Electrical adapters/chargers
Free newspapers (weekdays)
Iron/ironing board
Turndown service
Window screens



Check-in between 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay.
  • Dogs only

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 200 per day
  • City/local tax: USD4.85

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Air conditioning is not provided.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • San Ysidro Ranch Hotel Santa Barbara
  • San Ysidro Ranch Hotel
  • San Ysidro Ranch Santa Barbara
  • San Ysidro Ranch
  • San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property Hotel Santa Barbara


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Service, service, service

Was here over 30 years ago and don't remember it being this beautiful! Grounds are immaculate and constantly being groomed. Peace and absolute quiet. Understated elegance, (rustic), quiet, absolutely professional staff all around---from the front gatehouse to the car valet. Friendly staff always wanting to make sure you enjoy the day and the sunset---without being intrusive. Food is outstanding ---quality beyond 5 stars. Went to two other restaurants because of recommendations; would have been happier just dining here. An absolute jewel of a destination. You can't get any better than this......

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Magic stay

We were so sad to leave!!!

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Magical getaway

The San Ysidro Ranch has a chill garden of eden in paradise feeling; from the private outdoor shower and jacuzzi for every cottage to the exquisite peaceful mountain view from the very private pool with lush overplanted gardens. And, as a special bonus, the spectacular San Ysidro hiking trail is out the front door! We went there for our birthdays and were treated royally. Both world class restaurants were fantastic. We can’t wait to go back!

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2017

5/5 Excellent

A prime example of how to run the perfect 5 star hotel. Definitely an oasis in today’s mediocre hotel world.

Pros: Gardens are beyond beautiful

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jun. 2017

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