Ratings based on 286 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from l.a. ca

Nice place to stay. Feel good. Will come next tim

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Pros: Clean room.
Cons: Do not find anything can be improved. To
Location: Near the Denmark village for tourism.
I like this motel. Clean room. Not far to all places for sight seeing. Guiite good for vacation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 21, 2017 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear Eric, Thank you so much for taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit to Sideways Inn. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to wine country! We hope to have you back as our guests again in the very near future. Sincerely, Chris King General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Torrance, CA

Great stay!

Posted Nov 20, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Shower door is kind of weird. More trash cans!
Location: Restaurants and wineries.
This place is a great location for local wine tasting. Good restaurants nearby, and close to wineries. The hotel itself has been reinvented into a charming place, with really comfortable beds and temperature control. We really enjoyed staying here and will do so again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 21, 2017 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear Brian, What a wonderful review to read to brighten up our Tuesday! I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our location and renovated rooms! I certainly hope you'll consider us the next time you are in the area! Hospitably, Chris King General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Delightful hotel

Posted Nov 17, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Too much light coming into room at night through window door blinds.
I loved this hotel. It was clean with modern updates. Room was large. Bed and bedding was comfortable. Outdoor courtyard with pool and fire pits were really nice. Fun murals around the property. The Staff Was very nice. I wanted to stay longer!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2017 by Chris King, Hotel Management
Dear Verified Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent experience at Sideways Inn. I was thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed your nice large guestroom, and that you found it to be modern and clean. Thank you for posting such great photo's to accompany your review. We hope to have you back as our guests again in the near future. Sincerely, Chris King General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from los angeles, ca

Rooms are so bright at night, you can’t sleep!

Posted Nov 15, 2017
Someone has done a great job remodeling this little inn, but they chose to put windows inside the hotel room doors, so the room is really bright at night. It kept me from being able to sleep! If they change to regular hotel room doors, I would give this place a much better rating.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Guest Relations , Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent experience at Sideways Inn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the renovations we recently completed! I am disappointed to hear that the glass doors allowed too much light to enter the room and made it difficult for you to sleep. We are working on a solution for this and hope to have a resolution before the first of the year. I certainly hope you will give us another try once this is completed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 14, 2017
Nicely remodeled. Comfy bed. Breakfast is adequate
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Guest Relations , Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. Our new breakfast program will soon be in place and we hope you will be back soon to enjoy it!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nicely renovated

Posted Nov 13, 2017
The renovations, inside and out, make it a good destination for wine tasting. Convenient to have a freezer compartment to refreeze the ice bricks for the cooler. Plenty of USB ports to charge devices. WiFi that worked very well. Huge pool, our room faced the pool area and was quiet- just whish the a/c was quiter.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Guest Relations , Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. We hope to host you again soon!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orange County, CA

Good location for visiting wineries or Solvang

Posted Nov 7, 2017
Pros: location, renovated rooms
Cons: outside signage not great, take care of pool cleanliness
Recently renovated rooms were very pleasant. The kids would have liked to go in the pool but it was really green with algae. There was a small hot tub that looked clean but it wasn't very hot and was overflowing with people, so we didn't get to use it. We did enjoy sitting by the fire pits in the evening. The breakfast room was clean with adequate choices. We were happy it opened at 6 on the weekend since we had to get on the road.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 7, 2017 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear Josie, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Sideways Inn. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our newly renovated guest rooms and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. I assure you that the issue with the pool is not an issue with algae, but rather a discoloration of the concrete. We will be resurfacing our pool in the coming months which should make it more appealing. I certainly hope you'll consider us the next time you visit the Santa Ynez Valley. Hospitably, Chris King General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from texas

Great remodeled motel

Posted Nov 1, 2017
Cons: walls are too thin--
This is the motel featured in Sideways movie but it has been totally remodeled and is fabulous. (Miles stayed in room 234). The staff are very friendly and helpful, the breakfast now has eggs as well as waffles, cereal and fruit. heated pool plus beautiful landscaping. Close to wine areas and Solvang but better prices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 3, 2017 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our renovations and that you found the staff to be friendly and attentive during your visit. We hope to have you back as our guests again in the very near future. Sincerely, Chris King General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Coquitlam, BC

great hotel for a stop over.

Posted Nov 1, 2017
Pros: the room was great at at a very reasonable rate,
Cons: satisfied
We found the room more than adequate. the breakfast in the morning was ok but not great. Adequate but just passable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 3, 2017 by Chris, Hotel Management
Dear RWS, What a lovely review! I was beyond thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to Sideways Inn. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our breakfast and will take your comments into consideration when reviewing our breakfast program. Sincere regards, Chris King General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA

Sideways Hotel Remodel

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Pros: Remodel of rooms does look better than before
Cons: Cleaning of walls in room
Location: Wine country is great.....
As compared to before, the hotel looks great and they spent $$$$ on remodel. 1st. the doors are glass with blinds, poor decisions the rooms does not stay dark 2nd. the cleanliness, there was splashed pizza sauce all over a side wall by bed and under the desk, what is housekeeping blind, that was disgusting. Overall, I would not go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Guest Relations , Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. Please reach out to our General Manager so we may offer you a concession for future visits.