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Spanish Garden Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #2 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my husband and my favorite hotel of all time. is beautiful and we had such a wonderful time. We will return again and again - and this is a lot to say, because we never choose to go back to the same hotel, I always wanted to try something new. The room was very good, Santa Barbara was... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing us as your favorite hotel of all time. That is awesome! I am confused by the 3 star rating, however. If there were any concerns that you had I would welcome discussing them with you. Feel free to call me anytime at 805-564-4700. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spanish Garden Inn is lovely and I especially enjoyed the small veranda. Perfect for reading on a cool morning. But the one thing that blew me away was the service. From the moment I stepped in, they couldn't do enough. They insisted on helping with luggage, showed me around the room, and ensured I had everything I needed. Upon... More

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

webgrrrl, I love that you love how personal our concierge advice is. Unlike many places, we encourage our employees to share their passions and interests, where appropriate, with the guests. It helps to tailor a truly memorable experience in Santa Barbara. Thank you very much for sharing a review with us. See you next time. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara literally a short walk away from State Street, Santa Barbara Courthouse, restaurants, dining, nightlife, and the beach just a little walk further, you'll find the beautiful Spanish Garden Inn. Having never stayed at an Inn before, I didn't realize how different and comfy an Inn is compared to the hotels I've stayed.... More

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

Victor, Brian and Jordan have both told me that the feeling was mutual...they very much enjoyed your visit and assisting you in having a terrific weekend in Santa Barbara. Thank you for the kind and thorough review. We will see you the next time you are looking for an escape from Los Angeles! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I won't stay anywhere else in SB. Perfect location, amazing staff, great complimentary breakfast delivered to room at no extra charge. Get the king bed on the second floor (balcony overlooking the pool). Jordan gave us amazing recommendations: Arts and Letters for lunch (pumpkin soup and fries cauliflower) , Zaytoon for dinner. Can't say enough about how great out stay... More

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

Justin, We won't let you stay anywhere else but with us. :-) It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I'm glad Jordan was able to help you find some of the better restaurants in town to further enhance your experience. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place! Secure under ground parking, beautiful hotel, room amazing, service great, pool great, breakfast great! Free tea, coffee and lemonade available all day, lovely cookies on reception about 5pm. We really enjoyed this place and would definitely recommend, expensive but worth it.

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

Short but sweet! Thank you for letting people know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a great remainder of your summer! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Newton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. We stayed in the Majestic Suite and were most pleased with the quality of the two rooms. The decor was lovely and the beds quite comfortable. The hotel offers a quality breakfast with nice choices . The service at this hotel is outstanding. The friendly and helpful staff made our stay... More

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

ABE2014, Wonderful Guests! It was a pleasure having you with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Berkeley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Spanish Garden Inn with my 10- and 12-year-old children, never having stayed at a small hotel with children before. I was very pleasantly surprised by how welcoming the staff were and my kids and I loved our stay here. The service was so friendly, helpful, and unpretentious. The room was very spacious, attractive, clean, and well-maintained... More

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

lizbowens, Your review is greatly appreciated. "Friendly, helpful and unpretentious" are absolutely the adjectives we would use to describe the service we try to offer. So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You have a lovely family and we look forward to a future visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to our stay at the Spanish Garden inn and did enjoy our stay except for two incidents that will make us never go back again. The hotel is nicely situated and our rooms were very nice. The ambiance is also very nice. The beds were a little uncomfortable, but that is true with many hotels... More

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

Thank you for the review. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. My apologies for the confusion over certain amenities on property. We do have menus on every table as well as on the buffet which outline the additional offerings at our breakfast. 12 years ago, Spanish Garden Inn was a very early adopter of the environmentally responsible... More

Denver
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights in May and thoroughly enjoyed the inn. The front desk staff was very helpful, and our room overlooking the pool, was lovely and roomy with a nice balcony. We also liked the breakfast and appreciated the in room electric kettle and French press since we like to have coffee as soon as we wake up.... More

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Christine P, Director of Sales at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Tinaindenver, WOW..You covered most of the bases here! Happy to hear you enjoyed the beach cruisers- it's a great way to see Santa Barbara. Sounds like you took advantage of the well thought out bike paths we have here. Our hotel features a special local blend of coffee so the French press is a welcome sight for you morning... More

Opelika, AL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This Inn is just about perfect! A few blocks off the main street in Santa Barbara is this wonderful place that will spoil you. My husband and I stayed here in between travels from San Diego to Solvang. No way could I say enough about the wonderful staff. We booked a room (#9) which had a nice size balcony overlooking... More

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

TashaLin, Well, though we appreciate the review very much, I don't think posting it was the best way for you to keep the hotel hidden all for you. :-) Regardless, we are happy to hear that you found your stay to be so terrific. We do look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager 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*
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Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara #1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara #1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara #2 Business 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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