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The Secret Garden Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were a group of four old friends, and really loved the whole experience. We stayed in the house (the two available rooms) and enjoyed the privacy, warmth of the owner, terrific breakfasts and treats, friendly staff, and relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely recommend the the Secret Inn and Cottages and look forward to staying there again!

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Villa Park, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have to start this review by saying this is Santa Barbara - top hotels are expensive in Santa Barbara. My wife and I travel to Santa Barbara on a fairly regular basis and have stayed at a number of the hotels and B&Bs but we have to limit ourselves price-wise. This trip to Santa Barbara was for one night... More

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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Secret Garden Inn is a nice play to stay while in Santa Barbara, in walking distance from downtown. We stayed in the Wood Thrush room, which is a separate cottage. The claw-foot bath tub is an elegant touch, but there isn't much of counter space in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable, but where the TV is plugged in, in... More

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domi29, Owner at The Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your suggestions. We hope to see you again. More

Valencia, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Our stay was comfortable and extremely enjoyable, in no small part because of Madame Dominique's wonderful breakfast of a delicious omelette, croissants, excellent fig and pear preserves, a selection of other breads, delicious bread pudding and excellent poached pears. The best of French home cooking! A relaxed atmosphere and a friendly but independent resident cat complete the picture. We arrived... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Cute place, confortable and nice cottage room. The owner is very helpful if you need advice on restaurants ....The breakfast was exellent, she made us exactly what we wanted. There is WiFi, TV , nice garden etc...

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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Humming Bird which is a great cottage for those who travel with their pets. Everything was very straight forward no surprises. Quaint and well maintained grounds. Completly fenced and private.Attentive staff who go out of their way to meet each guests needs.

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Kentfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We booked this B & B for it was walking distance to State Street and all of its shops and the price was right. They serve wine & cheese in the afternoon and make a delightful breakfast for you in the morning where you either dine on their patio or inside the main building. Our room was quite comfortable with... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast when I went to visit my daughter down in Santa Barbara.The suite I stayed in was 2 rooms and a patio with a hot tub.The bedroom had a nice fireplace, the decor was pretty, and I loved the soft sheets.Owned and operated by a very nice french lady Dominique,who also painted the... More

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San Bernardino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the Yellow house for 3 nights. My brother and his family also stayed there in one of the other rooms. We really liked the place and the house was so nice, but the owner of the place was very cold and unfriendly towards us the entire time. We did not feel welcome at all. She would glare... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed in the "Garden" cottage for 2 nights. The place was amazing. The room was very quaint, the staff was pretty friendly, and the location was good. While there was a 20 min walk to downtown, the walk was quite nice. In addition to the room, our two favorite things were the breakfast (delicious, largely home made) and the... More

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We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the SG and we hope to see you again. More

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Additional Information about The Secret Garden Inn

Also Known As:
The Secret Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
The Secret Garden Hotel
Address: 1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Secret Garden Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Secluded behind high hedges, hidden pathways, and romantic gardens in Santa Barbara, lies the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, built in 1905 and now owned and run by Dominique Hannaux. Stay in a main house guestroom, a cottage room or suite with or without private hot tub, or our completely private house. Surrounded by the Inn's gardens, all of our accommodations are romantic and peaceful. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Breakfast which includes: Dominique's French recipe quiches, fresh-baked scones, muffins, sweet breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Our rates also include wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm and brownies and hot cider later in the evening! All our rooms have a TV-DVD, a private bath and shower and a hairdryer. Many fine restaurants, shops, museums and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara are just a short stroll or a quick bike ride from the Inn. ... more   less 
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