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Cheshire Cat Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #3 of 22 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here for one night in August. I think we used every service. The Inn was so well thought out. The room was equipped with everything we needed and more. We had the wine and cheese in the evening, then we walked to a lovely restaurant, later we used the hot tub. Then, breakfast in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a family from Switzerland and stayed in one of the cottages as part of our road trip through California. The cottage was in very good condition in a good location in Santa Barbara. We were welcomed nicely but with a look at our 6-year old son it was immediately commented that we had to be staying in the... More

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we go to Santa Barbara to visit our daughters, we like to stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn. We have stayed there twice now. Our first stay there was delightful and the second stay was even more enjoyable. My impression of this Inn is that they truly care about their guests. When we arrived, we were too tired to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were getting married one weekend and stayed at this cute Inn. We love the theme and how it was Alice n Wonderland! We had a very pleasurable stay and the staff was great! They transitioned us to an upgraded room hassle free and they even had fresh flowers, fresh cookies, and a chilled bottle of chardonnay... More

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Los Angeles
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36 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very cute place and well managed. You have everything you need for a great stay. The service was friendly and efficient. We had the Cheshire Cat room which at first I was concerned about traffic but it was fine. Loved the window seat. Didn't have a wine choice and only white wine. The place is spotless which I appreciate.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a frequent visitor to Santa Barbara, I love to try different B&Bs. In all these many years, I had yet to try Cheshire Cat Inn but decided to give this place a try. I am very happy I did! It is a lovely Inn in the Residential area, just a short walk to State Street. Every experience I've had,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From check- in to departure, feeling relaxed and happy summarize our feelings. Staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Breakfasts were varied over our four days and always had protein options. The coffee was good! The late afternoon appetizers and wine were great, but having a red wine option would have been desirable. Our schedule meant we stayed in three different... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable rooms and a lovely location. It's about 15 minutes walk into the town and 25 to the beach. The walk is thorough very nice neighbourhoods and thoroughly enjoyable. The beach is fantastic. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who likes peace and quiet with lots of comfort.

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in July as a family of four (two teenage daughters). After reading the reports on TA we were looking forward to our stay and we weren't disappointed. We stayed in Prestbury cottage situated on the other side of the road to the main house. It is a delightful cottage with its own hot tub... More

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find... a little far from downtown and shuttle bus only runs til 6 so you have to drive to dinner (or taxi). Wine and appetizers would great....breakfast was nice.....liked the outside location for both, a small courtyard. We had the TweedleDee room....spacious but cozy. Would recommend.

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Address: 36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
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The Cheshire Cat Inn features two stately Queen Anne Victorian homes, an elegant coach house with two suites and four two bed-roomed cottages, all surrounded by lush flower filled gardens and patios. The Inn is situated just one block from Santa Barbara’s main shopping street, which is full of attractive courtyards and alleys. The Old Mission is an easy 20-minute walk in one direction and the beach a brisk 40 minutes in the other. Each one of the sunny guest rooms and cottages is unique, with an individual charm and ranges from the elegant to the whimsical. Some are larger split-level junior suites with private balconies, some have in-room Jacuzzi s and fireplaces. Other amenities may include Flat screen LCD/DVD, ironing boards and refrigerators. There is free Wi-Fi and parking. All rooms have private baths and direct dial telephones. The rates include breakfast and local wines and hors d’oeuvres daily. ... more   less 
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