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Spanish Garden Inn

4.0 of 5 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful small hotel in a perfect location for exploring Santa Barbara near to State Street, the spectacular County Courthouse, and the best "locals" city restaurants like Ca' Dario. A good selection of CA wines to drink with excellent food on your courtyard balcony in the afternoon. The service from all members of staff is the best part with particular praise... More

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

Andrew, Great review, so emphatic in your praise, thank you so much for taking the time to write one. I will be sure to let Marley know how much you appreciated her assistance. You made a critical point in your comments, Book Direct with the hotel...the big websites like Expedia spend millions of dollars trying to convince you otherwise but... More

Delray Beach, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful hotel is downtown, but an easy walk to the waterfront. Large, comfortable rooms with all the amenities, including parking and breakfast, but what really made it special (and made me divert from my usual practice of not writing reviews) was the service provided by the people who worked there. I had absent-mindedly left some things in a drawer,... More

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

Lana, Thank you for sharing a detailed example of how, by being a small 'service-first' property, we are so easily able to offer a level of hospitality that far exceeds the norm. I am so glad you found us, and that your lost items found their way back to you... We will see you the next time you visit Southern... More

Easton, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quiet oasis in beautiful Santa Barbara. Everything about this place was good including the comfortable bed, cozy room, location, and the staff. Also had a fantastic breakfast there with excellent scones.

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

margarita200, Thank you for the review. Short and sweet is just fine with us. We are glad you noticed our numerous 'green' initiatives. It is important to us that we respect our environment and of course the drought has made us all painfully aware of the need to be responsible with our water use. We look forward to your return!... More

Chicago, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was one of the highlights of our trip down the California coast. The staff couldn't have been nicer. And the amenities - garage parking, free wifi, amazing breakfast -- were icing on the cake. (Order the bacon quiche.) We stayed in a junior suite (room 6) with a private terrace, great living space with a fireplace and a... More

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

allygirl, We wish you had stayed longer as well. You are more than welcome to return, of course... Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come up to Santa Barbara often for a weekend getaway from LA and this was my first time staying here....it wont be my last! I had read about the hotel in a Los Angeles magazine and was surprised I had not heard of it before. Having normally stayed at the Biltmore or the Bacara I wanted to be downtown... More

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

Wayne, Better late than never! We are glad you have finally discovered us for your weekend getaways. We do have a great location for downtown fun and for museums and the SB Bowl among other things. We will see you next time you get that itch to get out of LA... -Brian More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful inn in an excellent location. The service was outstanding and personable. The room was beautiful and spacious. The convenience, charm and hospitality are top rate. This is an inn where one would truly enjoy an extended stay!

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

jojo, Thank you for the review. You are absolutely correct, a fair number of our guests do choose to stay 4 or more nights, taking the time to really relax and experience all that Santa Barbara has to offer. If one can find the free time I highly recommend it. Have a wonderful week! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recently lucky enough to stay in this lovely small hotel. We had not booked in advance and snagged the last room. We found the staff incredibly helpful and welcoming. Nothing was to much trouble to ensure a perfect stay. Our room was generous with a balcony overlooking the pretty courtyard. The continental buffet breakfast surpassed our expectation, both... More

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

HKenny, It is great that we were able to fit you in at the last minute. I am glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our breakfast offerings and the almond milk is our latest addition to the mix. We will see you next time, Brian... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're just back from two weeks travelling from San Francisco to LA and New York and of all the hotels we stayed in, the Spanish Garden Inn was our favorite. We were upgraded to suite, huge and beautifully furnished,the well equipped bad-room, the beautiful outside area, the pool, the carefully-selected wine list and the cheese plate ! What made it... More

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

sander, Thank you for the compliments. We love meeting and exchanging notes with our international guests, it adds such flavor to the experience. Your review is much appreciated and Izumi and Brian say "Hi". Until next time, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this little hotel. Our Superior room, #16 overlooked the courtyard. It was quiet, nicely furnished and well outfitted with everything we needed for our quick one-night stay.The facilities are well maintained and make you feel very well taken care of. The employees here are fantastic and top notch in every way. We had a wedding to attend at... More

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

iamq, One of the benefits of being a smaller property is the ability to customize service to accommodate very specific situations such as yours. Thank you for acknowledging our efforts in this regard and we appreciate the great review. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're just back from two weeks travelling from LA to San Francisco and of all the hotels we stayed in, the Spanish Garden Inn was by far and away our favourite. We have such lovely memories of our gorgeous room (huge and beautifully furnished), the beautiful oasis of a courtyard, the palm-fringed pool, constant supply of cookies and fabulous carefully-selected... More

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

Jane S, I like that phrase..."constant supply of cookies".... We really enjoyed having you with us, you two were terrific and a joy to serve. Thank you for staying with us and for the wonderful review. Until next time, Brian 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*
Number of rooms: 23
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