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Spanish Garden Inn

#2 of 54 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Toronto, Canada
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    18 reviews 18 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
    20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

    Two words "Marley" and "Oscar". They absolutely tipped the scale for me into a 5 star experience. When we checked in, Marley beamed welcomeness (is that a word?)...she gave us a verbal tour of the hotel, gave us cookies, ice tea and then escorted us to our room....perhaps because I was a cripple in a cast? Also, she has bar... More 

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    Carson City, Nevada
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

    This hotel is a pleasant experience from check-in to check-out. The rooms are very nice and comfortable and all of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and exceptionally helpful in whatever your need may be whether it is an extra towel or a restaurant recommendation. Free parking garage, wi-fi and a fantastic breakfast buffet all add to the "feel at home"... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    ccsilver, It was a pleasure to see you again. I am glad that you find our hotel to be such a comfortable and pleasant place to relax. Thank you for the review. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

    Del Mar, California
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    8 reviews 8 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
    7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    We have visited Santa Barbara many time for many years. And heard about this hotel for a long time. In the past, we have stayed in Four Season Hotel, Belmond hotel and many other hotels and Inns. We booked this Spanish Garden Inn in last minutes and they had cancelation, we got the last room, and it is a very... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    Lydla1988, I am pleased that you finally had the opportunity to give us a try and that you found the experience to be to your liking. I hope that you have found your Santa Barbara 'home' and that there will be no need to look any further. See you soon! -Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

    dallas, tx
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    122 reviews 122 reviews
    30 hotel reviews
    61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was our second visit to the Inn and it was outstanding in every way. It is a peaceful and quite oasis close to State St and the beach. Our room was lovely once again. We reserved a Superior King and loved our private little patio and the fireplace in our room. All the touches from the art work to... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    grazipat, Thank you for your continued loyalty. We love seeing our regular guests time and again. It is no accident that we include so many free amenities with the room. We strongly believe that guests should be relaxed upon arrival and not worried that everything they do will be subject to additional charges. We will see you again I am... More 

    Cleveland, Ohio
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    26 reviews 26 reviews
    16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Outstanding little get away from State street yet close enough to not need a car. This hotel is quiet, truly relaxing, and the staff is very friendly and very helpful. I couldn't help but notice the review about not being treated well if you were not an older but I could not disagree more. My wife and I are both... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    Oliver, Thank you for the review. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our hospitality so thoroughly. Your daughter is an angel and we can't wait to see her again soon! Sincerely, Brian More 

    Spokane, Washington
    1 review
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It pains me to rate this property as low as I have. For many, many reasons, this hotel deserves an "excellent" rating (or even higher than that, should such a rating exist). The location is ideal if you are looking for quiet, romantic getaway in what truly is a stunning little beach town. The hotel is only a short walk... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    We treat all of our guests, regardless of age or any other distinction, with the utmost respect and care. The team and I view this as our home away from home and we strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment for everyone. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

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    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I'm a romantic perfectionist so naturally I had high expectations when I was looking for a place to take my lady. I scoured the reviews, much like you are doing now. And I found myself more than curious to know if this place was as good as dozens of people were saying. It absolutely was. I seldom feel 100% comfortable... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    Arian, We are flattered by your glowing review. Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to pen these comments. We think Marley is great too, and, no, you can't have her... :-) We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

    Penn Yan, New York
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    110 reviews 110 reviews
    19 hotel reviews
    69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    When we exited the highway and drove up to the hotel we were a little concerned.- having never been to Santa Barbara the location off of the highway did not give a good first impression. We were pleasantly surprised. This little hotel was a real gem. First, let me say that I received a number of emails in advance welcoming... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    justvisitingkids, We loved every minute that you were with us. Thank you for the review and for spending time at the Spanish Garden Inn. I will pass on your kind words to the team here. Next time you want to escape the winter blues back east please come see us again. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

    San Antonio, Texas
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    6 reviews 6 reviews
    3 hotel reviews
    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Went to Santa Barbara for a long weekend getaway and stayed at the Spanish Garden. Everything about our stay here was fantastic. Clean comfortable room with fireplace and balcony overlooking quiet courtyard. Free parking under hotel. Delicious buffet breakfast served ALL morning long (ask for the quiche! It's delicious!) included in price of room. Close proximity to many nice restaurants... More 

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    Carly, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the review. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, relaxing, and comfortable stay for all of our guests and its always nice to hear from you when we succeed in those goals. We look forward to any future visits, Brian More 

    Claremont, California
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    64 reviews 64 reviews
    15 hotel reviews
    34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I now know why this little hotel is rated number 1 on Tripadvisor! It is just perfect. Small, quaint beautiful, location is a huge draw. The rooms are very very nice and comfortable. The folks who work at the Inn are super nice and make you feel so special. We enjoyed each day very much. You wont regret this stay!!!!

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    Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

    cbhine, Thank you for the kind words. We very much enjoyed having you with us and are pleased to read that you felt the same way. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly for a future visit. Have a lovely day, Brian More 

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    Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
    Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
    Number of rooms: 23
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    Also Known As:
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    Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
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    #1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
    #1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
    #2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
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    Experience the jewel of luxury boutique Santa Barbara hotels. Spanish Garden Inn offers a sophisticated Spanish-Mediterranean inspired design, quality amenities and close attention to personal service. The hotel epitomizes the vitality of the City and honors its tradition by recreating the history, romance and intrigue of Spanish Colonial Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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