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Spanish Garden Inn

4.0 of 5 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Bethesda, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
43 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Ridgecrest, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was even better a second time around. We stayed for weekend to relax and get quality time together. Brian, the manager, is professional, friendly and extremely helpful.He takes customer service to a new level. Thank you sir. The rest of the staff is just as friendly. Our room was beautiful and we had a great view looking out... More

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

Charles, Thank you for your continued loyalty and for sharing your thoughts with others. We take pride in our service and we very much appreciate when it is recognized. We will most definitely see you again soon! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

New Haven
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to book 4 nights in this Inn last minute since it was close to the home of a family member who unexpectedly passed way. After finalizing the booking it turned out that somewhere during the process something went wrong and the booking was only for one night. Immediately after receiving the confirmation email (not more than 30 minutes... More

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

Let me first offer my condolences for your loss. Planning travel for a tragedy is always hectic and challenging. We completely understand that and are extremely flexible when a guest makes a computer error and calls us to cancel or otherwise correct the error. In my many years in the hospitality business I have never turned down a request of... More

Copenhagen
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally planned to stay close to the beach, but luckily we choose to stay at this charming Inn. Not much to say really, everything was perfect except for the weather. Rooms are spacious and very well appointed. We had a balcony overlooking the small but charming pool area. A really delicious breakfast was included, and you could enjoy it... More

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

moller, Well, thank you very much for such a gracious review. We take our position as the highest rated hotel in town very seriously and every member of the team strives daily to maintain that level of hospitality. Copenhagen is a long way from Santa Barbara but if you do make it back to this side of the world, please... More

Dublin, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our recent 5 day stay. Wonderful hotel with the small touches that make such a huge difference. We enjoyed being able to walk to State Street to shop and have dinner. The staff is fantastic. Breakfast very good and we enjoyed the afternoon cookies and beverage service.

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

KJ, Loved having you with us for the full 5 days. Longer stays like that really allow one to fully experience all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We have such an excellent location for in depth exploration of the town as well. Thank you for the review. See you soon! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

Newark, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a 3 night stay in the majestic suite. We loved it! From the moment we walked in and were greeted so warmly from Katelyn We knew we had chosen the right place. It does have that European feel, but with gorgeous bathrooms. I loved the bathroom. The tub was heaven. The first balcony does over look... More

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

chaffrd, Thank you for being so gracious in acknowledging the staff and the great service they provided you throughout your stay. The Majestic Suite is our largest accommodation and I am glad to see you took advantage of its luxuries. The pillow menu is an excellent idea and I will meet with the team and see if we can implement... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this hotel by talking to other guests at the Del Marcos hotel in Palm Springs. We took a chance and decided to check it out sight unseen with no prior reservations. Even though they were busy catering a private party the staff treated us as though we were the only ones there! Everything was fabulous and the room and... More

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

Lisa, So glad that you found us and that we had a room for you at the last minute (not always the case). The internet is great for research but there is still no substitute for personal word-of-mouth referrals. Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your return. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell... More

West Orange, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was lovely, terrace was nice but overlooked a backyard on one side and the courtyard on the other side. The breakfasts were delicious, the front desk people were so nice and helpful and there was ice water, ice tea and coffee in the breakfast room all day. The pool was very inviting and the courtyard was charming. I... More

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Dev D, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Abba W, Thank you for the review. You are absolutely right, we have the best location in Santa Barbara for exploring on foot. So glad to hear that you went 'car-free' for most of your stay. Fun, healthy and easy on the environment! See you next time you are in California. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager More

London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is small and charming. Despite the size, we never got the feeling that anything was missing. The staff made it constantly clear that they were there to help us and make the stay enjoyable. They were all friendly, accommodative, and knowledgeable about the area. The rooms are a good size with all necessary comforts. We thoroughly enjoyed our... More

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

DJ, Thank you for the review and for calling out our staff so graciously. They are all passionate about service and love sharing insights about Santa Barbara in general. I am truly blessed to have such a fine team here. See you on your next American Adventure! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager 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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Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
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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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