What You'll Get
Bed-and-breakfasts remain the traveler's choice for a relaxing getaway, narrowly edging out runners-up hammock-and-midnight-snacks and couch-and-pints-of-ice-cream. Indulge in a perfectly paired retreat with today's Groupon: for $249, you get a two-night stay for two, including breakfast and afternoon wine daily at the Old Yacht Club Inn in Santa Barbara (up to a $518 value).
Old Yacht Club Inn welcomes visitors into charming turn-of-the-century confines, providing timeless hospitality in a historic setting. Overnighters can choose from a plethora of sleeping quarters within the price range, including the romance-minded Castellammare room featuring a king-size bed, whirlpool tub, outdoor balcony, and atmospherically roving Cupid (valued up to $249/night; available Sunday–Thursday). The Portofino room invites guests to a royal snooze fit for a boyprince in its four-poster canopy bed sided with a small electric fireplace and private outdoor balcony (valued up to $249/night; available Sunday–Thursday).
Other habitations include the Gallaher room with a queen-sized bed and private bath with a whirlpool tub (valued up to $199/night; available any night), or the large Julia Metelmann room with a daybed capable of accommodating a third person, or imaginary butler for an extra $35 per night (valued up to $249/night; available Sunday–Thursday). Accompany ample Z's with the inn's full gourmet breakfast cooked up each morning, and refresh palates with a wine social poured for two every afternoon.
Within the California-mission-style lodge, shelter-seekers will find 20th-century antiques, colorful wallpapers, and archaic state flags featuring a grizzly bear high-fiving Davy Crockett. A fireplace festooned with nautical knickknacks warms the front room, while wicker furniture cushions relaxees on a breezy outdoor veranda. Located one block away from East Beach, Old Yacht Club Inn offers free beach-chair and beach-towel rentals as well as free bike rentals for pedal pushers and penny-farthing wheelie-poppers.
- The breakfast and afternoon wine socials were excellent, and the staff was more than helpful with various personal requests. We're coming back! – Chris_Crossan, Trip Advisor
- The room was nicely decorated and the the bed made for a great night sleep. The bathroom was large and easy for both of us to get ready in the morning. – Bed and Breakfast user on 2/16/11
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per booking. Reservation required, subject to availability. 10 day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Not valid from 6/16 to 10/16. Additional fee for over two people per room or for additional nights. Valid only for Gallaher, Jardan, Marbella, and San Miguel rooms on weekends. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.