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Spanish Garden Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pebble Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment that we arrived until our departure 2 days later we were treated like favorite and treasured guests. The staff is exemplary - greeting us by name as we passed the reception area and making sure that we had every request fulfilled. Suggestions for activities and restaurants were spot on. The setting, close enough to walk to shopping,... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best for couples, business, solo, family . . . you name it. A great hotel just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara. A must stay if you can afford it - great wine, great atmosphere, great service.

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

Julie, Short, sweet and full of lovely adjectives. What a fun review. Thank you. See you next visit! -Brian More

Cambridge UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We last stayed here 7 years ago, and it is just as good as it ever was. Despite having a significant number of rooms, the layout makes you feel as if you're almost the only guest. And despite only having been built a little over a decade ago, it feels as if it has been around for a long time... More

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

It was great seeing you and your family, don't wait 7 years to return ;-) -Brian More

Topanga, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from my second stay here, and it really is my favorite hotel in Santa Barbara. The staff are very open and friendly, and their level of service is second to none. The setting is beautiful, the pool is perfect for kids - not too deep and temperature was just right. The hotel is also located near to... More

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

Adam, Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to offer a second review of your experiences with us. We have a large number of repeat guests such as yourself and it is always wonderful to see old friends time and again. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Main Beach, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only here for a night but this resort is somewhere I would definitely spend a week & fully intend to return. Management & staff are so very hospitable, professional & very pleasant. Rooms are fantastic well laid out, spacious & quaint - right down to the romantic setting with a fireplace - that I couldn't resist lighting (gas) even though... More

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

Lauren, Thank you so much for the kind words. Our fireplaces are one of our most popular and unique features, particularly this time of year. One day is definitely not enough time to enjoy our property and all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We will gladly welcome you back for a longer stay. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Hertfordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to stay in Santa Barbara. It is 9 blocks from the ocean, but we didn't mind this as the area was quiet and we were prepared to walk. The room was very comfortable and large and the bathroom had a separate shower as well as a bath. The staff were brilliant and patient, so helpful... More

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

WW, Thank you for the review, we definitely wouldn't want you to stay anywhere else either! I will let the staff know how you appreciated their efforts. As many reviews note, we are very lucky to have the ideal location for a stay in Santa Barbara. Walking distance to everything. We will see you on your next visit. Sincerely, Brian... More

Ridgway, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this quaint little inn near downtown. The only bad thing is I could only stay one night, as I was traveling for work and with a group. Genuinely friendly staff, personalized service (they walk you to your room - love this!) and really fine attention to the smaller details. Not to... More

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

Dear Mel M, Your review stopped us in our tracks. We strive, as a team, to provide the kind of guest experience that you have described. You are right about the owners and managers- in particular, our owners have the vision and built this hotel from the ground up in 2001. They live locally, and nurture the personality & quality... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel, beautiful room. Close enough to State St to walk, but not in a busy area. Very quiet room, particularly since the hotel is a bit convoluted (but not confusing), so there were only three rooms which shared our staircase. We had a small balcony overlooking the lovely courtyard, and a fireplace. Huge bathroom, although we would have liked... More

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

Wow, 96 reviews is remarkable! We really appreciate a senior reviewer sharing their thoughts with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff. Thank you again, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really loved the property and being able to walk to dinner. Our room was upstairs fronting the street, but there were no noise issues at all. Staff was very professional and prompt. We borrowed some movies one night to watch in our room and enjoyed the fireplace. Toiletries are very nice and towels and robes are high quality. The... More

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

Lola, Thank you for the kind review. I am so glad that you had such a lovely stay. My sincere apologies for the missing breakfast item. We had a miscommunication with our chef which caused us to be quiche-less for a couple of days. It was quickly resolved and quiche is again a daily offering of ours. I look forward... More

Carmel, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was large with a sitting room area next to bedroom area.....beautiful full bathroom with big tub to relax in and separate shower area...breakfast room comfortable with a breakfast that was quite good....central patio with a fountain and tables and chairs...a pool and surrounding area beautiful....reception/staff were all friendly and helpful with anything one might need...easy walking distance to... More

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

Anne, Thank you for both of your visits and for your lovely review. You described our property so well we might steal some of it for our website :-) We look forward to your next visit to Santa Barbara! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

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Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
Of The Spanish Garden Hotel
Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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