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The Secret Garden Inn

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1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #9 of 20 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Tanya W Exeter, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night as we were travelling along the Big Sur to San Francisco and would thoroughly recommend. It's in a lovely neighbourhood, walkable into town, really clean and super comfortable. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with lots of homemade quiches and cinnamon buns straight from the oven!

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last summer July 2015. The wine and cheese in the early evening was nice. There was even dessert made in the main cottage along with tea. The grounds were nicely kept up. It was very quiet and a pleasant visit. We stayed for 2 nights with family and it wasn't too far from town. The breakfast in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed very much our stay in the cottage with the hot tub. Very relaxing garden and the super breakfast with ''oeufs à la coque '' especially made for us. We reccomend it highly ! You must try it !

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five minutes from every attraction you want to visit. Best prices in town. Great accommodations and a gourmet breakfast. You can walk to State Street. Some of the rooms accept pets. You can choose a room with a hot tube. It is tucked away in a neighborhood with a free off the street parking area on the property. Easy access... More 

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Golden CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We normally don't stay at bed and breakfasts, but this place is really nice. 2 rooms are in the main house with the rest in cottages around the property. There is a courtyard where many people enjoy the daily hot breakfast or the afternoon wine and cheese. Our cottage had creaky floors (great!) and enough room to relax. This was... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a very nice B&B and cottages on a quiet street near downtown Santa Barbara. It is decorated in country French style, as the owner, Dominique is French. We stayed in the main house. The bed was comfortable and the room was cozy. Breakfast was outstanding, with fresh fruit, croissants, choice of quiche or custom omelet, and imported French... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Secret Garden for the weekend. Loved every part of our stay. We were welcomed by a kind staff that made numerous recommendations on restaurants and local spots to visit. Loved the wine and cheese at 5pm, the late night desserts and the very delicious breakfast offered each morning. It was very relaxing, quiet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It's different from other similar places we have stayed in Santa Barbara closer to the water. This is a mixed neighborhood of houses and apartments. Dark at night. They have a cat in main house. Breakfast is included. We have a free standing small house. Comes with a private outside spa, which we did not try. Quiet. They serve breakfast... More 

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Hesperia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Regular sized bedroom with a private bath. Clean and well kept. The queen size bed is comfy. The grounds are nice, service is friendly. There is a wine and cheese get together in the evening, nice. Very nice stay!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A very different B&B but refreshingly so after staying in impersonal hotels - much more home from home. We stayed in the Yellow House. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us and the house had a fully equiped kitchen. As we were staying mid holiday it gave us chance to catch up on our washing! Staying in... More 

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