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Spanish Garden Inn

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915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calabasas, California
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a new (built in 2001) hotel three blocks away from the action on State St. Our room (No. 13) was adequate in size, but had a 10-foot ceiling that made it feel bigger. The bathroom was modern, with a nice shower and separate, large tub. But a real highlight was the large patio where we could enjoy a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Spanish Garden Inn after reading the comments on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased with our choice. It is an ideal location, very close to the shops and restaurants around State Street and also within easy access to the Harbour and Wharf, you could either walk or catch a shuttle bus which runs every 10... More 

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

Linda, It was a pleasure having you with us for the four nights. We love to serve kind, relaxed guests such as yourselves. The staff thanks you for making their jobs so easy. I'm glad to read that you took full advantage of our central yet quiet location. Enjoy your summer! -Brian Cogswell More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel. Private quiet garden oasis close to downtown Santa Barbara. Lovely Spanish style rooms. I have stayed here many times on business. Close walking distance to downtown restaurants and shops. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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

Martha, Thank you for the kind words. "Quiet garden oasis" is an apt description of what we are trying to accomplish here and I am pleased that you found it to be so relaxing. Next time business brings you to town we look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times before, about 15 visits. Near State Street, without the traffic and noise. You can walk to many stores and restaurants.Lower ground level rooms sometimes have noise from the upper floors. Great breakfast is included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at Spanish Garden Inn based on Trip Advisor recommendations. I was traveling with 2 individuals on business. We were all delighted with our rooms and the service and responsiveness from the hotel. We cam back from dinner and they were serving wine and coffee ... 10:30ish. Top notch service all the way through. Not on the... More 

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

Lisa, It was a pleasure having you and your business partners here with us. I will pass on your kudos to the team regarding the service they provided. We are a great hotel for business travelers as many are able to walk to their downtown meetings. We hope to see you again before long. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sadly only spent 1 night here, but I truly cannot find a single thing that could be improved. From the minute you arrive, everything is perfect...the room, the amenities, the staff, the wine selection (which they generously opened just to allow a taste) and oh my goodness, the breakfast ! Dont even read further, if you want the best... More 

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

JMEady, Concise and authoritative, I love this review! Thank you so much for stopping in with us, even if just for the night. We would love to see you for a longer visit in the future so please feel free to contact me directly should your travels bring you back through Santa Barbara. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More 

Widnes, Cheshire
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family of 4. Beautiful. Truly beautiful. The room was lovely and spacious, with large bathroom. We wished we stayed longer than 3 nights. Gorgeous pool, the kids loved it! Breakfast was lovely too. I cannot fault the place. Very attentive staff but not intrusive. Santa Barbara is a beautiful place. Thank you for your hospitality.

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

Ruth Ryan, You are most welcome. Your family was so lovely and we enjoyed hosting you for your stay. Thank you for choosing us and for the kind review. -Brian More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I've stayed here in my trips to Santa Barbara and I'll definitely be back. The room was wonderful, very large and comfortable. A couple would easily have enough space. I love the old California mission look of the place, just beautiful! The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. They secured last minute dinner reservations on our first... More 

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

tmgreene, Happy Birthday once again! We enjoyed helping you with your celebration weekend. It is always a lot of fun to see guests celebrating their special occasions with us. We will definitely see you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This hotel feels like a hidden gem where only those in the know stay. It's 3 blocks from State Street where every store in the world is located. The staff is extremely nice and friendly and without "airs". We were provided an upgraded room (ask for #13!) which was so lovely, spacious and cozy. I would like to tour all... More 

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

Linda P, Haha, no need to thank us for 'letting you stay here". It was our pleasure to have you with us. Thank you for helping to spread the word with such a kind review. Intimacy and luxury are two of our focuses and I am happy that we succeeded in imparting those feelings to you. We will see you... More 

Los Angeles
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31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stayed here three nights in order to go wine tasting in Santa Ynez Valley. My wife and I have stayed at five other local hotels and none compare to the Spanish Garden Inn. Excellent breakfast, free parking, QUIET location, walkable to many restaurants. If you like smallish hotels - as opposed to Airbnb or B&Bs - then nothing is better... More 

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

Westchesterman, After 6 different hotel stays around town I am so glad to hear that your search is over and you are 'home'. Thank you for the review. I trust that we will be seeing you again soon. -Brian More 

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