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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 #4 of 23 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Stan2034 Pacific Palisades, CA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pacific Palisades, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a weekend at the Cheshire Cat Inn, and really liked it. It is a really nice place, very friendly staff, professional and organized in every respect. Parking in back was easy and off the street. The breakfasts were very good. Very clean, nice. Beautiful bathroom with very good lighting. The room didn't have very good circulation but that... More

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

After reading previous reviews I was expecting a home run experience. Unfortunately, I was disappointed, though the pros did outweigh the cons. The property is charming and well maintained. The location is convenient and quiet. The experience more interesting than a typical hotel. But the greeting from the staff at check-in was perfunctory. The afternoon appetizers were mediocre and the... More

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CheshireCatInn, Owner at Cheshire Cat Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and that you enjoyed our well maintained property. However we are dismayed to read that our food service was a disappointment. We serve a choice of five hors d'oeuvres with our local wines nightly and our breakfast quiche is Julia Child's recipe made on the premises. In fact all our... More

Sonoma, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bed and breakfast inn is a breath of fresh air and tranquility with an old-world charm, hidden in downtown Santa Barbara. I lived in Santa Barbara decades ago, and never wandered down this particular street, although it's very close to everything of interest (and there's a lot!). I arrived tired from a very long drive with heavy traffic, and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited with my sister and her husband. We stayed in one half of one of the duplexes across the street from the main houses. Pros: -Exceptionally clean -Quiet -Excellent location on the edge of the residential district and the business district. We walked to shops, restaurants, etc. -Innkeeper and staff are very nice and helpful. -We... More

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San Francisco, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This B&B is a much better value than the surrounding hotels/motels. The location is very good; a short walk to State Street. The breakfast was excellent and varied, and the staff very helpful and friendly. The surrounding gardens were every nice and made for a pleasant outdoor breakfast and wine hour with snacks. The rooms all seemed well maintained. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Cheshire Cat Inn 20 years ago! I've thought about it through the years, and finally had the opportunity to return. We booked very last minute and grabbed the only room they had left, the Doormouse. The Inn is still a completely charming Victorian, well kept, clean, breakfast is tasty, and the grounds beautifully manicured. Unfortunately we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night on our trip along the Pacific Highway, I wish we had been able to stay longer. The welcome we got was warm and thorough and our room was quaint and very comfortable. Aside from the beautiful property it is the little touches that really make this place special. Molten Brown toiletries, bathrobes and very soft... More

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Orange, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Cheshire Cat Inn was a wonderful place to stay after spending the afternoon kayaking. Myself and a group of co-workers arrived at the Cheshire Cat Inn a few minutes before the end of the complimentary wine hour. The host graciously extended the reception to me and my friends. Everyone was happy with their rooms and the grounds are beautiful.... More

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Cheshire Cat Inn last weekend for a friend's wedding. We rented the Prestbury cottage and shared the space with another couple. The Inn is in a good location for exploring State Street. We were able to make it to the Granda Theatre in a 10-15 minute walk. The cottage was clean and air... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I loved it! Service was great I will come back. The grounds were beautiful. Food was awesome. Can't say enough about it. I was in the mad hatter room which I was in the second house. I loved the theme of the room. Free WiFi was very nice

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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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Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast

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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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