We recently spent a lovely weekend at the Westlake Village Inn and it was just the staycation our family needed. Although this boutique luxury hotel is centrally located halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, you will feel like you have been transported to a quaint Mediterranean village.
The Inn is actually both a hotel with 156 well-appointed deluxe accommodations and a special event venue that caters to weddings, birthdays, meetings and other special occasions. The 17-acre property hosts various banquet and meeting rooms, outdoor weddings sites and a vineyard.
The Village at Westlake Village Inn™ is also home to three fantastic restaurants (which you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy). The Stonehaus offers a variety of European-inspired small plates as well as a wine bar. There are ample tables and seating for casual outdoor dining, though it does get busy on the weekends! Vista Terrace is open for light bites and cocktails – you can enjoy beautiful views and great ambience in this cozy little space while staying warm around the many fire pits. Mediterraneo is the Westlake Village Inn’s signature restaurant. Newly redesigned in 2019, this onsite eatery brings the culinary excellence and stylish atmosphere of a European bistro, encouraging guests to feel as though they have been transported to an open-air villa in the Mediterranean. Currently, reservations are required.
The Inn’s 156 individually-appointed guest rooms and suites are housed in nine freestanding two-story buildings. Each guest room is serene and well-appointed with soothing textures, natural materials, high-touch finishes and distinctive features. The suites, which comprise half the accommodations on property, also feature two person Roman Tubs and romantic fireplaces.
We stayed in a Mini Suite with two queen beds, which was perfect for our family. The room and the bathroom were both extremely spacious, and we loved the balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. Our suite was also very close to the pool which was super convenient!
The balcony was wonderful for enjoying late afternoon sun and morning coffee.
The Westlake Village Inn has a lovely outdoor pool that is heated year-round. The pool has plenty of lounge chairs for guests which are great whether you want to read a book or maybe take a little snooze under the warm sun. Our kids had a great time at the pool and hot tub during our stay.
One of the coolest things about the Westlake Village Inn is that you can check out one of their complimentary bikes (yes complimentary!) from the front desk at any time. Whether you want to further explore the property, the surrounding neighborhood, or just get outside for some fresh air, renting bikes is so much fun! We had a great time biking around the property and around the neighborhood.
The Westlake Village Inn is HUGE and there is so much to explore on the property alone. Lush, green landscapes seem to be never-ending, there is a huge lake in the middle of the property, cobblestone paths all around, vineyards and beautiful gardens with lovely gazebos and charming arbors. You could take a nice leisurely stroll around the property without ever having to leave! While this hotel is great for a romantic couple’s getaway, we found it to be very family friendly as well, and our kids really enjoyed wandering around the grounds.
We loved the European feel to this hotel. The amount of photo opportunities were endless and we took full advantage! Every corner we turned was another beautiful spot.
We had the best staycation at the Westlake Village Inn. It truly did not feel like we were less than an hour from home; instead, it almost felt like we had traveled to Europe! It’s a wonderful place for both couples and families to unplug and unwind.
*Thank you to the Westlake Village Inn for hosting our family. As always, all opinions are my own.