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Spanish Garden Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
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Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Why are you in SB?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel is great - clean, spacious, luxurious, great amenities, private, close enough to State St (the main street in Santa Barbara), very friendly staff, wifi, indoor parking, etc. Nothing negative can really be said about it.

But whether or not you choose to stay here i think really depends on why you're traveling.
If you want the luxury thing, to stay in your hotel room all day, to get a spa treatment, and be all romantic, then this place is for you!

If however you're in SB for any other reason, I'd say spend youre money elsewhere :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Wonderful boutique hotel. Spacious and very nice rooms, pretty courtyard and surroundings, great service. Would definitely stay there again. Note that the hotel does not have a restaurant or bar (but does serve wine and snacks).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. Can't wait to welcome you back again. We are always looking to improve upon the services we offer and are planning to expand our bar offerings in early 2013.

Thank you again,

Brian Cogswell
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Lynnwood, Washington
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

pros: one of the few places in SB that include wifi, breakfast and parking in their pricing.
beautiful rooms, tasteful design, comfortable beds, fireplace, AC, clean room & bathroom, soaker tub, flat screen TV, complimentary movie of choice & popcorn! excellent location, quiet & close to shopping/state st, theater, courthouse, restaurants (pacific crepes, upscale seagrass). good impromptu rate ~$200/night

cons: whimpy breakfast and small pool/pool area

minus the two cons, this is exactly what we were looking for in santa barbara. can't wait to go back

Room Tip: upgrade if you can, its worth it
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and especially for posting all of those excellent photographs. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are always working to improve our breakfast, this year for example we added a delicious homemade quiche to our offerings. Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our room was great, very spacious. The staff was super friendly, any time we walked in or out of the hotel. We stayed for two nights and never saw housekeeping--they were so stealth!

Molten Brown amenities were fantastic! The location was great, bed was great, courtyard was beautiful. The free underground parking was very convenient. I can't think of anything I'd want changed.

You can't go wrong with this inn if you want to stay in town. It fits right in with everything that is Santa Barbara! We'll definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Executive king with fireplace is roomy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We pride ourselves on offering personal service with our Guest Service Hosts and Brian is one of our best. Please come back and see us again in the near future.
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San Diego, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Gorgeous hotel , Very quiet and private, great location!
Excellent customer service. We mainly dealt with Brian who was so kind and accomodating. He went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was excellent.
I have stayed at numerous hotels througout the United States and Europe,and this was the best experience I have ever had. When we ran into a few issues but Brian was promp to attend to them never letting us down.

Location was walking distance to everything that you would want to do in Santa Barbara. (just a short walk to state street).

The breakfast was delicious and a perfect way to start your day.

We really enjoyed our stay at spanish garden and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We pride ourselves on offering personal service with our Guest Service Hosts and Brian is one of our best. Please come back and see us again in the near future.
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It is quite surprising to find such an oasis of peace and beauty in downtown SB. The place is just superb, the rooms are quite large, simply but very nicely decorated, the bathroom is very spacious, the beds are excellent . The courtyard is just plain lovely. The hotel is very quite and offers a good service, with free and easy parking just under the hotel. We couldn't have found a better place in SB.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel with large rooms and fantastic customer service. Very expensive but worth it for a treat. Nice pool and lovely Molton Brown toiletries. A five minute walk from the main street where there's a good choice of restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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