Ratings based on 241 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by PJ from SF Bay Area

Close to 101 and Solvang

Posted Apr 16, 2014
Location: 5 min drive from Solvang, easy access to 101.
Decent hotel, nice clean rooms but a bit older. Front desk staff prompt and efficient. Did not use any of the hotel dining facilities
2 out of 5
by Matt from Los Angeles

Jesus is a jewel

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: Only the restaurant manager, Jesus.
Cons: I don't think there is hope for this hotel!
Location: Visit Solvang. Visit Cachuma lake.
Our reservation was for a room with a king bed. They gave us a room with two full beds. We called to correct the error. The receptionist insisted that there was no preference stated in the reservation. That was not true. She then said she would call us back. She never did. We called back in 20 minutes and asked for a manager. Jesus, the restaurant manager, was the only one on duty. He personally came to our room to solve the issue. They were not able to give us the correct room; however, Jesus was very polite and helpful. The hotel does not look anything like what you think a Marriott should look like. It is old and ugly. A dog was barking in the next room all night long. Not recommended! Stay in one of the small hotels in the city. The hotel is not worth the money. The name Marriott should not be on this hotel.
Comment from
Jan 2, 2014
Hi Matt , Thank you very much for staying with us at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott and providing your feedback. We would like to extend our sincerest apology for the situations you encountered . Your feedback will be shared with management and all of our associates to ensure that these matters are addressed appropriately. We hope you will reconsider a future visit so that we may provide you with the uniquely positive travel experience we strive to offer all of our guests.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent hotel - Will stay here again!

Posted Mar 16, 2014
Location: Loved the fact that the hotel is right next to a theater!!!! This was awesome!
Excellent hotel. Though I was a little surprised by the fact that they had no hotel map when I asked for one upon arrival. It was my first time there and we got in very late in the evening - wasn't sure exactly where to park to be near my room. The room was awesome! I asked for a first floor room as I was staying there for the Solvang Century bike Ride and didn't want to be taking my bike into and out of the elevator. Our room (#101) had a sliding back door which was right next to the entrance of the pool! PERFECT for my daughter who was ready to jump into the pool!! Although, a bit pricey, was worth it IMO, and we will be staying here again next year for the ride!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Along Solvang Century Route

Posted Mar 13, 2014
The location work for riding the Solvang Century and close to Anderson's soup. Great bike area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

wonderful choice for lodging

Posted Feb 18, 2014
This hotel was a highlight of our Central Coast wine holiday. The staff and accommodations were excellent, just perfect! Will definitely be back!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

The room should be used as a closet, not rented

Posted Feb 17, 2014
Pros: Not much.
Cons: Quit letting that room, improve the tea/coffee service
I checked in, and went to my room after dark. I was surprised at how unattractive the room was! None of the furniture matched, the couch was something a college student would have in their dorm. The bed was very nice. The next morning discovered that the "patio" opened up onto the valet stand at the front driveway. There was no privacy, and the curtains had to stay closed the entire time we were in the room. My husband was very upset, but rather than put an ugliness to our trip I chose to let the room lie. I would stay in a cheap motel before I go back there, the price was too high for the poor accommodations. This did not resemble any Marriot I have stayed in, but a cheap copy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Exceleent hotel next to wine country

Posted Feb 11, 2014
Very comfortable rooms and beds. Great internet service. Friendly and efficient staff. Great value.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient

Posted Feb 10, 2014
AC did not work. Very uncomfortable in room. Front desk/management did nothing to correct for our stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

it's good

Posted Feb 10, 2014
Hotel is good, easy and quite. Mountain view, good
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alma

Close to wineries and restaurants.

Posted Feb 2, 2014
From fast food to 5 star dining you cant go wrong with this hotel.