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Cheshire Cat Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This B&B is super cute! I stayed here with a friend when travelling through California and found our room to be very spacious and had everything we needed. Ample parking, right at the back of the house. The house itself looks like something from a postcard, really beautiful. It did have a hot tub which we didn't get to make... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely setting in one of our favourite cities with lots of high quality accommodation choices already experienced so it was with a sense of anticipation we arrived to check into our two rooms in the main house. Disappointing! The rooms were small, and looked like they had only been cleaned in the main areas, lighting miserable if you wanted to... More

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

Dear Guest: Thank you for your detailed review as we are very interested in the experience of each guest at the Cheshire Cat Inn. We do want you to know that your comments are taken very seriously and to the extent we are able to remedy your concerns, we are doing so immediately. I have personally inspected the rooms in... More

Ventura, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were so sad when we saw that our normal B&B in SB was turned into student housing. So we decided to try the Cheshire Cat Inn, it was lovely! The staff was friendly and very hospitable. The room was clean and comfortable with high quality bathroom products. They served wine & hors d'oeuvres in the evening... More

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I were here for 3 nights in February and loved it! One block off of State St. and close to the Mission and highway. The hosts were excellent and paid close attention to detail. The amenities were fantastic... Wonderful, homemade breakfast, evening reception with wine & appetizers, and nice touches in our room. When I return to... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after a B&B in Santa Barbara then this is the place for you. Situated in a quiet district that is just a short walk from downtown. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. A continental type breakfast is included and is of good quality. Between 5 and 6 pm hors d'oeuvres and wine are provided, and this... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my partner while travelling down the coast of California. The location of this beautiful b&b is fantastic: leafy streets and within walking distance of all the attractions and beach. The rooms were large and spacious with an old fashioned charm. The service was great, with homemade cookies each night and hosts that know the area well.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great base for a S.B. getaway. Location is one block off a quiet area of State Street yet close to a number of excellent eating and shopping options. Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway and this was a nice option. Comfortable common areas and plenty of nice places to relax in the yard. Afternoon reception was great to transition from... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are not used to B&B and had decided to stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn. We stayed in a large, nice and quiet room; the hosts were sympathetic, the complimentary 5 to 6 wine and hors d'œuvre and at breakfast were succulent and the staff very helpful and respectful. The area where the Inn is located in a residential... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I wish I could say what it's like to say at this inn, but unfortunately their customer service was so poor that I never got the chance. The inn is just down the street from where my wedding is taking place, so I thought it would be a perfect place for my guests to stay. I e-mailed them asking if... More

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

Dear Brargaret, In reply to your recent reservation inquiry regarding a block of rooms, it was not my intention to come over as terse. Rather, believing that you must be busy with wedding planning and logistics, I simply wanted to be direct, informative and efficient so that you could move forward with your important plans. In retrospect, I should have... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the queen of hearts room at the Cheshire Cat one night and had a great experience! This was our first B&B stay and it exceeded our expectations. The innkeeper was very accommodating to my boyfriend's gluten intolerance and the wine and hors devours they have in the evening are tasty. Would stay again!

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Also Known As:
Cheshire Cat Hotel
Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
Address: 36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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