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
431 Corona Del Mar Dr.
Santa Barbara, California 93103-3601Get Directions