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San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Ln | Montecito, CA 93108  [SEE MAP]Montecito, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Luxurious resort ideal for couples, with two gourmet restaurants
It's pricey to stay here
At a place where dogs receive in-room massages, you know their owners will be equally pampered and doted upon. According to travelers, such is the case at San Ysidro Ranch. Several different types of accommodations are available, the most prestigious being the Warner Cottage and the Kennedy Cottage (JFK and Jackie's 1953 honeymoon digs). Even if you're not laid up in those ultra-luxe digs, recent visitors say you'll still be more than comfortable. Guest cottages offer a sense of seclusion and a cozy atmosphere with four-poster beds, Persian rugs and stone fireplaces. Along with its intimate setting, the hotel hosts two restaurants. The Stonehouse serves up flavorful regional cuisine and Plow & Angel dishes up hearty plates of comfort food (the restaurant is famous for its mac and cheese). San Ysidro Ranch is in the Montecito foothills of California, about 5 miles northeast of downtown Santa Barbara.
Montecito, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 41 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s), Ocean
Rustic, Opulent
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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler


This 1800s citrus farm and hotel on 500 acres in the Montecito Hills is 'just about as perfect as any place can be.'



The San Ysidro Ranch’s lushly planted acres are filled with fragrant flowers and plants, and stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands can be seen in the distance.


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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 497 have reviewed the San Ysidro Ranch, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 497 reviews 4.5 (based on 497 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The San Ysidro Ranch’s 41 rooms and suites are set within private bungalows. Nestled along the property’s hillside creek and tree-lined pathways, each hideaway has its own private entrance and patio. Featuring classic California bungalow architecture, cottages are outfitted in a neutral color palette with white walls, dark wood accents, oak floors, Persian rugs and stone fireplaces. All retreats have four-poster beds, Rivolta Italian linens and goose-down comforters. In-room technology includes Nespresso coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, DVD players with a video library and Bose stereos.
  • Complimentary gourmet snacks and newspapers
  • BVLGARI bathroom amenities
  • Evening turndown service

Standard room size475 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on 500 acres, the historic San Ysidro Ranch is a bungalow-style resort. Situated at the Montecito foothills overlooking the Channel Island, the property is about 7 miles northeast of downtown Santa Barbara. The hotel is known for hosting the rich and famous: the Kennedys honeymooned here in 1953 and Hollywood royalty have stayed at the resort throughout the years. Purchased by Ty Warner in 2000, the boutique-style resort underwent a massive, multimillion dollar renovation, keeping historical details and upgrading its luxurious amenities. The property is an ideal romantic retreat for those seeking a secluded upscale setting.
  • Santa Barbara beaches and attractions are less than 7 miles southwest of the hotel
  • Located 17 miles east of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport; 95 miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel offers two on-site restaurants: The Stonehouse restaurant and Plow & Angel. Featuring locally sourced California cuisine, The Stonehouse offers a romantic dining room with a fireplace and an outdoor patio with ocean views. Plow & Angel serves comfort foods crafted from local ingredients in a cozy, wine cellar-inspired setting with exposed wood and brick walls.
  • Sunday Champagne brunch is available at The Stonehouse
  • The Stonehouse is open for dinner daily; lunch is offered Monday through Saturday
  • Plow & Angel is open for dinner daily and offers full bar service

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The San Ysidro Ranch has an outdoor heated pool. Nestled within a secluded courtyard, the pool has an adjacent hot tub, along with a large sundeck for lounging.
  • Lounge chairs and umbrellas available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at San Ysidro Ranch is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, reiki, spa showers and tub soaks, foot massages and salon services. The ranch also offers in-room treatments. The property’s spa services incorporate flowers, plants and herbs grown on the premises.
  • Advance reservations required

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


While the ranch is primarily geared toward couples, children are welcome. The property offers a variety of kids amenities, including complimentary Beanie Babies at turndown, in-room babyproofing, child-sized robes and slippers, bottle warmers and baby bathtubs.
  • Babysitting services available
  • Childrens dining menus
  • Cribs, baby monitors, diaper pails and changing tables
  • Hotel recommends requesting specific amenities in advance of visit
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The ranch has an on-site fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. The property also offers individual and personalized yoga classes.
  • There are 17 miles of hiking trails
  • Personal training sessions available
  • Bocce ball and croquet
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The San Ysidro Ranch has 1,380 square feet of indoor meeting space available for business events. There are three meeting venues available, including the Hydrangea Cottage with an overhead projector, retractable screen and Wi-Fi access. The Old Adobe, a historic landmark dating back to 1825, is available for private dining or small meetings.
  • Property can accommodate up to 60 people for events
  • Full-service gourmet catering
  • The Wine Cellar is available for events and includes a private patio

Number of meeting rooms3

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The San Ysidro Ranch welcomes dogs in its free-standing cottages for a $100 pet fee per stay. The property’s pet package includes a welcome bone, food and water dishes, treats and Bow Wow Beanies toys.
  • In-room canine spa treatments
  • Pets must be leashed, but are allowed throughout the gardens and hiking trails
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The San Ysidro Ranch offers indoor and outdoor venues for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Lower Gardens feature magnolia and orange trees with panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Upper Estate Lawn provides expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. There are three indoor venues on the property, including the Hydrangea Cottage, offering an intimate setting with a stone fireplace and space for up to 60 guests. The Wine Cellar has original artwork and barrel-vaulted ceilings, along with a private outdoor patio, and the Old Adobe offers a rustic private dining option for up to eight people.
  • Full-service gourmet catering
  • The Stonehouse and Plow & Angel are available for private events

Maximum wedding guest capacity60

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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