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Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott


A place where business meets pleasure, where your senses are indulged and your spirit is renewed, a place where your most pressing decision is shiraz or chardonnay. A mix of countryside charm and modern amenities, the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is designed for an unpretentious Santa Barbara wine country escape. Envelope your senses and renew your spirit in the serenity and beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Relaxation in the Heart of the Santa Ynez Valley

Softly lit lanterns and our attentive staff welcome you to the Italianate country setting, just 2 hours from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. The well-appointed guest rooms are an oasis in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country featuring modern touches like luxurious linens, flat screen televisions, wi-fi and iPod entertainment docking stations. When you're ready to reconnect, business amenities let you tune in and stay productive during your wine country escape.

Ease into your day with our award-winning breakfast buffet at the Starting Gate Restaurant. Do as little or as much as you would like - wander the grounds, relax by the pool, work on your forehand at the on-site tennis courts or take it all in from your private balcony. When the mood strikes, venture forth and explore everything the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer, from over 141 wineries to the scenic streets of Solvang, thoroughbred farms, world class beer tasting rooms, intriguing shops, gourmet restaurants, and endless events and activities. The contemporary, yet casual setting of the Starting Gate Lounge invites guests to settle in for a nightcap or enjoy the setting sun over the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley.

For a truly memorable getaway in the Santa Barbara wine country that seamlessly blends casual comfort and sophistication, look no further than the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.


Santa Ynez Valley Blog

Guide to Outdoor Fun in the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on March 28, 2014 - As spring unfolds, it's inevitable that warm-weather getaways and summer vacation are increasingly on the brain. Seated in the heart of California's wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley is certainly no stranger to California's thrilling outdoor activities. From easy-going to adventure-seeking, when the great outdoors call, here's where we answer. Read more on the SYV blog >

Brunch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on March 19, 2014 - Can we agree that life would be better if every day included a leisurely brunch? For most of us, brunch remains a weekend-only pastime, but fortunately, the Santa Yenz Valley has no shortage of delicious spots to make the most of it. Read more on the SYV blog >

10 Reasons to Plan a Wedding in the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on February 28, 2014 - With winter on its last legs, wedding season is certainly on its way. As you look towards the day you say 'I do' (or help a loved one plan their special day), here are 10 reasons to plan a wedding in the Santa Ynez Valley: Read more on the SYV blog

Romantic Dates in the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on February 6, 2014 - The Santa Ynez Valley has all the makings of a romantic date - lush, rolling hills beneath your feet, sweet sunshine above your head and wineries, small towns and nature-escapes all around. Now that the scenery has done half the work, here are eight ideas for romantic dates in Santa Ynez Valley. Read more on the SYV blog

History of the Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on January 31, 2014 - You don't have to be in the Santa Ynez Valley long before realizing that this is a special place. The nature is picturesque, the weather practically perfect and the pastimes, like bike riding, wine tasting and general life celebrating, are simply everyday events. Yet underneath those present day realities thrums a rich history of foreign culture and westward expansion that has shaped the valley into what is today.
Read more about Santa Ynez Valley History

Santa Ynez Valley Family Getaways

Posted on December 27, 2013 - There's something special about the days that stretch between Christmas and New Years - rare moments with families home from work and school. It's also the perfect time for a quick trip! In this neck of the woods, wine-getaways are the tried and true option, but among the region's rolling vineyards, a few quirky neighbors offer the makings of a perfect Santa Ynez Valley family getaway. Read more

Holiday Events in Santa Ynez Valley

Posted on November 30, 2013 - Merry and bright and filled to the brim with things to do - there's nothing quite like the holiday season in the Santa Ynez Valley. Here at Santa Ynez Valley Marriot, the spirit of the season comes to life in so many ways - let us point you to the holiday events must-do list! Read more.

A Wine and Cheese How-to for the Holidays

Posted November 15, 2013 - Here in the Santa Ynez Valley, we love a good wine and believe, as tradition tells, that there are few better things to pair it with than cheese. We've created a mini how-to for pairing your wine and cheese for holiday events and even threw in a few beer options to ensure you're covered when it comes to family, friends and their holiday spirit of choice. Read more on Santa Ynez Valley blog

There's a (Wine) App for That!

Posted October 23, 2013 - Planning your next wine adventure? Trying to sound like a wine expert at your next after work get-together? Or what about just looking for tips on a great bottle for your next date night? Have no fear, wine lovers. From touring Santa Ynez Valley to local wine events to vino 101, there's most certainly a (wine) app for that. Read more on the Santa Ynez Valley blog



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Santa Ynez Valley Events

Easter Brunch Sunday, April 20th


Easter

Seating From 10AM to 1PM. Click for menu details!

2014 Wine Bloggers Conference To Be In Santa Barbara, California!


2014 Wine Bloggers Conference at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

We are extremely excited to announce the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference will be in Santa Barbara, California at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott on July 11-13, 2014. The conference has not been back to California since its first two years, in 2008 and 2009.

April 2014 Santa Ynez Valley Events

  • Solvang Village Farmer's Market - Wednesday, April 02, 2014 02:30pm - 06:30pm. Detials
  • Open-Mic Night - Wednesday, April 02, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday - Thursday, April 03, 2014 04:00pm - 07:00pm. Detials
  • Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co. - Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:30pm. Detials
  • Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co. - Friday, April 04, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Solvang Village Farmer's Market - Wednesday, April 09, 2014 02:30pm - 06:30pm. Detials
  • Open-Mic Night - Wednesday, April 09, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014. Detials
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday - Thursday, April 10, 2014 04:00pm - 07:00pm. Detials
  • Karaoke in The Viking Room at Solvang Brewing Co. - Thursday, April 10, 2014 09:30pm. Detials
  • Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co. - Friday, April 11, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Solvang 3rd Wednesday - Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Detials
  • Solvang Village Farmer's Market - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 02:30pm - 06:30pm. Detials
  • Open-Mic Night - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday - Thursday, April 17, 2014 04:00pm - 07:00pm. Detials
  • Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co. - Friday, April 18, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Solvang Village Farmer's Market - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 02:30pm - 06:30pm. Detials
  • Open-Mic Night - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday - Thursday, April 24, 2014 04:00pm - 07:00pm. Detials
  • Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co. - Friday, April 25, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
  • Bounty of the Valley - Saturday, April 26, 2014 05:00pm - 10:00pm. Detials
  • Solvang Village Farmer's Market - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 02:30pm - 06:30pm. Detials
  • Open-Mic Night - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:30pm - 11:30pm. Detials
Visit our Santa Ynez Valley Events Calendar or more information about these and other local events.