We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spanish Garden Inn

4.0 of 5 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Special Offer
Complimentary bottle of wine
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersGold level
Spanish Garden Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Spanish Garden Inn
Write a Review

770 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    615
    115
    22
    11
    7
See reviews for
103
414
18
26
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (137)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (770)
  • Mar-May only
    (184)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (222)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (220)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (144)
All months
Menlo Park, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for Thanksgiving in 2013. Great staff. Lovely room. Quiet and comfortable. The breakfasts included yogurt, pastries, cereal, coffee, juice and possibly hard boiled eggs. We walked to downtown for a little 'life' and the inn was also close enough for a walk to the beach and the pier. We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Biltmore for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, Ca.
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying overnight in Santa Barbara as we live in the Los Angeles area and typically are traveling north through Santa Barbara and its really not that far from home. But this time I lucked up. I won tickets to a Santa Barbara blues concert from a local public radio station that I subscribe to and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

rock_bottom, It was great to meet you. We are big fans of public radio but this was our first time participating in a promotion. It was a lot of fun and we look forward to doing more. Thank you for the thorough and fabulous review. Come back soon, if for no other reason than to use our towels again! Sincerely,... More 

Ludlow
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spanish Garden inn came half way through a three week post retirement trip to the States, mostly in California, ending up in NY. We seemed to bring British rain to end the drought in northern California and had driven down from a rainy Napa and Monterey and Santa Barbara was the first dry, warm place we had been. Perhaps this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

slowtraveller, Congratulations on your retirement. A few more good reviews like this one and maybe I can join you! Kidding aside, it was a pleasure having you with us. We are small and fill up fast so please plan ahead next time so that we can accommodate you for a few extra days. Take care, Brian More 

Vacaville, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to Santa Barbara and we were attending a wedding , after arriving we immediately settled in and felt relaxed and spoiled . The staff was wonderful and the whole place just had a certain charm to it . Our room was wonderful and spacious with a balcony overlooking a courtyard . It was like all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christine P, Director of Sales at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Aaron C, It's great to hear that your first trip to Santa Barbara was a such wonderful experience. Even as busy as you were, you found the time to relax here. As you noticed, SB is bike friendly and there are many paths waiting for you! I will pass on your kind words to the staff. We look forward... More 

Santa Clara, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Santa Barbara and this hotel was a perfect oasis. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The room was big and airy with comfortable beds. Every room has a balcony or patio. Ours overlooked the courtyard which had cafe style tables, a fire pit and a fountain. We spent the day sightseeing and were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Soccermum, At the risk of sounding self-serving, your review makes me want to stay with us. :-) You described such a lovely evening. Thank you for sharing. We look forward to your return. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

Gilbert, Arizona
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found that the Spanish Garden Inn was a great get-away for our 30th Anniversary. Our room was perfect, clean and comfy. The Inn is nestled in a quiet neighborhood just a few blocks from State Street where most of the stores and restaurants are located. All the staff was friendly and very helpful with ideas for eating and site-seeing.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary once again! Thank you for choosing us for your special occasion. You don't have to wait until your next Anniversary to visit us again... :-) -Brian More 

Seattle, WA
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Spanish Garden Inn over the Thanksgiving holiday and were incredibly impressed from start to finish. They were very responsive prior to our stay making reservations on Thanksgiving at a restaurant. When we arrived check-in was a breeze and we were walked to our room by a member of the staff. We stayed in the junior suite,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

kcplaza2001, So glad to hear that we helped you to start the Holiday Season in comfort. It was an amazing weekend here, both the weather and the fun guest interactions. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon. Yours, Brian C More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in thousands of hotels and this is my wife's and my favorite of all time! Staff was awesome, easy to walk to state street. Bike rentals, a killer breakfast pool and an amazing courtyard, What more could you ask for?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

lilshaun, Wow, to be thought of as your favorite all-time hotel is an honor. Thank you for your loyalty and for sharing your feelings here in a review. We can't wait for your return! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for just one night as part of our 25th wedding anniversary celebrations, you can see why this place is number one on TA. Nothing was too much trouble, complimentary wine on arrival, room was superb (the best of the whole trip) staff were fantastic and Santa Barbara is an absolute gem, ccan't wait to come back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Paul, Happy 25th Anniversary once again! Thank you for choosing us and for the charming review. Now that you have found us please come back anytime. Yours, Brian More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night whilst on a road trip. Really lovely. Rooms & bathrooms are massive and absolutely beautiful. We had a lovely little balcony to sit & have morning coffee. Theres no evening restaurant but we sat around the fire pit on the patio & had soup & cheese which staff prepare - really lovely. Great selection of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dev D, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Kristy Jenkins, Your review is much appreciated and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You caught some terrific weather and your road trip through California must have been amazing! We would love to have you back on a future visit to the states. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Spanish Garden Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, T4B, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Spanish Garden Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
Of The Spanish Garden Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara

832 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (188)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (49)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
Room/suite (61)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (11)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (38)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (619)
Viewed
Amenities (45)
Viewed
Deluxe Double Queen Room (77)
Viewed
Deluxe Room (121)
Viewed
Junior Suite (80)
Viewed
Pool (48)
Viewed
Superior King Room (73)
Viewed
The Hotel (175)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (26)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay