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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 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
classof78 Bay Area, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bay Area, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a quaint, special and quiet place to stay in Santa Barbara as described by other reviews. Street side is a throughfare but still feels off the beaten path nonetheless. Friendly staff wonderful rooms and patios abound. Overall the grounds are maintained very well with an atmosphere befitting of their website representation. Areas that left something to be desired: pool... More

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

classof78, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I will share a secret with you...which is that we are planning a full-scale upgrade of our fitness area, equipment and offerings. It's very exciting and we can't wait! We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Santa Barbara and we were looking for a nice place within walking distance of attractions and restaurants since we didn't have a car. Spanish Garden Inn fit all our needs. Boutique feel, outstanding staff, spacious rooms and nice amenities. Lots of great value-adds, too, such as free wifi, newspaper, complimentary coffee, water, juice and... More

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

lyna, Thank you for the review. I am glad to see that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Aren't car-free vacations the best? So relaxing. We have the perfect location in Santa Barbara for a car-free vacation experience and it is great that you took advantage of that. We look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell... More

Tucson
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special place to stay. The room was large, attractive, had a little balcony to enjoy, and had a nice colonial feel even though it is a relatively new building. The staff were all very good, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was bounteous and outstanding! There smoothies to order, a variety of pastries and coffees and juices...and... More

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

saintjack, Thank you for the review. I like your comments on breakfast, 'bounteous and outstanding' is an apt description in my opinion. Happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us so thoroughly. I look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and two young daughters and I just had a lovely weekend in Santa Barbara, staying at the Spanish Garden Inn. While it is much more an adult hotel, the staff was wonderful with our kids. They were, as a rule, helpful, cheerful, and friendly - always ending every conversation with "is there anything else I can do for... More

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

songster28, You have a lovely family and it was our pleasure to host you this summer. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I will share your comments with the staff and we will hopefully welcome you back next summer, if not sooner. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
26 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fantastic! I live 1.5 hours from SB and visit often. I wanted a "new to me" place to stay with easy walking to downtown. I narrowed it to the Spanish Garden Inn and the Canary Hotel (a Kimpton property). I really like Kimpton properties, but this is what sold me on Spanish Garden Inn: 1. Got a... More

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

PismoLulu, You might just have become my new favorite guest! Loved the comparative nature of your review. Thank you so much for pointing out our advantages so clearly. We do feel strongly that there is no better value than our combination of complimentary add-ons and exceptional service. Glad that you agreed and we can't wait to have you back! Sincerely,... More

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected this hotel based on trip advisor reviews. It was by far the most we paid during our trip up the Pacific Coast Hiway. Was it the best one? Yes! I am still not sure it was worth the room rate but I don't regret staying. The staff is exemplary in their service. Breakfast was yummy. Popcorn provided to... More

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

Bikkie913, Thank you for the review and for making us a stop on your California tour. Happy to hear that you found our service to be of a high quality. Our DVD library with complimentary popcorn is a small but beloved amenity for our guests. Come back and visit us again! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Granada Hills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 3 rooms for 7 people including an elderly family member with a walker. The accommodations were 4 stars. The rooms were well appointed and roomy. The bathrooms were beautiful with all the appropriate amenities. The staff was 5 stars. They served as our concierge and tour guides, always very pleasant and extremely helpful. We will definitely return.

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

lawbulldog, I know I speak for the entire team when I say that having your family with us was an absolute pleasure. We are so glad you chose our location for your get together. We wish you all the best and look forward to return visits for years to come. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a brief one night stay and would definitely come back. The staff were extremely helpful (particularly in the restaurant recommendation department) and had a lovely breakfast the following morning (included) in the court yard.

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

Erika, London isn't all that far away....you will have to return again and stay with us for multiple nights. We very much enjoyed having you with us and I thank you for the review. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Bethesda, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say enough great things about this hotel. Perfect size, perfect location. The courtyard is wonderful for socializing, and they have a great selection of reasonable wines by the glass or bottle. The cheese plate was huge, and great to share if heading out to a late dinner. The room had so much character, and the location could not be... More

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

Sheryl, Thank you for calling out our wine selection. It is one of our hidden gems. We carefully curate among the seemingly endless options for local wine in the hopes of bringing our guests a unique and fun tasting experience. We will eagerly await your next visit! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not the location, it's not the rooms - it's just everything. This is one of the places you really hate to leave. We have been treated with so much appreciation and support as you won't find everyday. The house is in perfect condition, every detail is perfectly maintained and clean. Wherever you look you find nice little small things.... More

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

Christian, What a kind and gracious review! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am so glad that you found your time with us to be so perfectly relaxing. I very much appreciate your feedback about breakfast. In the busy summer season it can be tough to strike the balance between not creating waste yet still providing a robust... 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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