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Sideways Inn

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Buellton with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,166 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA, 93427

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Chumash Casino - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 20 min drive
  • Santa Maria, CA (SMX-Santa Maria Public) - 36 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 40 min drive


  • Ellen's Danish Pancake House - 6 min walk
  • Gino's Pizza - 9 min walk
  • A-ru - 14 min walk
  • Industrial Eats - 15 min walk
  • Pattibakes - 18 min walk

About this property

Sideways Inn

When visiting Buellton, Sideways Inn is a great choice to consider. You can relax at the spa tub, work out at the 24-hour fitness center, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 112 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff


  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Fitness center access
    • Partner property pool access
    • Partner property access
    • Parking
    • Laundry facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sideways Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sideways Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sideways Inn?
As of 29 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sideways Inn on 30 Nov 2022 start from CA $189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sideways Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sideways Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sideways Inn?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sideways Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking and electric vehicle charging are available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sideways Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Sideways Inn?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Chumash Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sideways Inn and nearby?
Sideways Inn has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a spa tub and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Sideways Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ellen's Danish Pancake House (6-min walk), Gino's Pizza (9-min walk), and A-ru (14-min walk).
What's the area around Sideways Inn like?
Sideways Inn is a short 6-minute walk from Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana and 18 minutes' walk from Mosby Winery. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best!
We come every year and spend Thanksgiving with family friends group. They all camp at Flying Flags and we stay at the hotel next door. SO FUN!
Kari, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel near a tourist place
We stayed for a night in an inside room opposite the pool. No issues. Bed was relatively comfortable. Breakfast was included which is a cold bagel delivered to the room at our desired time; so this could be improved as it is not a cheap priced hotel and a better breakfast is expected.
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

They should sweep their last minute $11 resort fee into the room rate quoted especially for late day arrivals and early departure guests. A small pool, a bar. and and exercise room do not justify the charge.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marcia, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Thomas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

October Road Trip
Friendly staff. Nice lobby interior reflecting wine country location with gift shop. Complementary breakfast delivered to room. Nice walking property. On-site food cart and bar.
Paula, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place
very beautiful place. clean very comfortable room
Refugio, 1-night trip
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