We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Hotel-Wonderful Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spanish Garden Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Spanish Garden Inn to your Saves list
Spanish Garden Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersGold level
Austin, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Hotel-Wonderful Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed two nights in order to attend a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. We were close enough to walk to the venue which was a nice bonus. It is also very convenient to all of the shops and restaurants on State Street. The staff was incredible friendly and helpful and the rooms were large and clean. This is my new hotel of choice in Santa Barbara, I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Claudia,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review sharing your experiences. I am glad that you found our location and service to be exceptional. I will share your kind words with our team.

Thank you also for making us your first choice for future stays in Santa Barbara. We can't wait to have you back!

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

849 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    683
    124
    23
    12
    7
See reviews for
118
470
22
26
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (155)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Spacious room with private patio. We were upgraded to a suite with a large shower, soaking tub and 2 comfortable chairs in front of the fireplace. Friendly, accommodating staff (thanks, Jordan!) and a terrific location in Santa Barbara. Coffee available 24/7. Great for us early risers. Nice pool, too.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Fred44,

I am glad you enjoyed the upgrade and the quality of service. Jordan is our newest member of the team and a budding hospitality superstar. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

We will see you next time you are in Santa Barbara.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manama, Bahrain
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

An amazing beautiful small cozy hotel in amazing Santa Barbara. The service is exceptional, the staff are very helpful and provide excellent help and assistance in anything you ask them.

The grounds are beautiful with the central court water fountain and swimming pool, very picturesque! The quality of the rooms, comfort of beds, and cleanliness is top level (5 Star). Toiletries, Towels, and everything in the room was top class.

Location is within a few blocks from main State Street where all the action is and close to top restaurants.

To me this is a top hotel and I would use again and again.

Room Tip: Each room has a special character, the ones by the pool are nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
balsaie,

Thank you for the stellar review. I will be sure to let the team know your compliments. We aim for a personal service experience and I am glad you found it to be so helpful.

I look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits to Santa Barbara.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We loved everything about this hotel!!! We stayed on a beautiful suite with a lovely private patio, enjoyed the common patio, the pool, loved the smiley staff, always accommodating, our 15 month-old was welcomed and their attention made the whole stay super easy!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
We enjoyed having your energetic toddler around the courtyard :-) Thank you for the review and for choosing us for your Santa Barbara trip. We hope to see you again next year.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Franklin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
71 hotel reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

On of the nicest overall lodging experiences that we have had - such a great location in Santa Barbara from which to walk to everything from historical places, restaurants, shops and of course the beach, th marina and pier. Excellent bedding and ameneties, along with a healthy breakfast with many options.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Mr. Mclendon,

Wow, 113 reviews. When you say that our Hotel is one of the nicest places you have ever stayed it carries a lot of weight considering your experience travelling. Thank you very much for the kind words. We enjoyed having you with us and certainly hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Swanage, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent 3 days at the Spanish Garden Inn and enjoyed every moment. As we weren't up to walking far we were pleased it was close to town even though it felt a world away. We also spent time just sitting in the patio morning and evening. It is a gracious place to just relax and be.

Room Tip: We have always been upstairs, and enjoy sitting on the balcony looking out at the courtyard/patio or...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Mike,

Thank you for your continued loyalty and for taking the time to share your experience with TA readers. Many of our guests come here to "just be" and we encourage that relaxation. Of course, as you mention, should you want a little more activity we are a short walk away from all of the action.

Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We found this place on tripadvisor, with its #1 ranking and were not disapointed. The staff were phenomenal from the front desk, housekeeping, grounds and restaurant. We had a deluxe king room with a Juliette balcony over looking the center courtyard. The place is quiet, clean and in a great location. You can easily walk to restaurtants, State Street, the Mission and the beach.

The artwork, mostly watercolors, is displayed throughout the hotel and I was told was painted by the owner. It was one of the many charming features this hotel abounds with. The pool is a bit small and getting a chair in the sun could be a challenge. The complimentary breakfast was fine and fresh coffee was always available. It seemed that the owners may be looking to sell, and I hope it stays as wonderful as it is.

We have stayed at other nice spots in Santa Barbara, but the Spanish Garden Inn derserves its spot on the top of the list.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Drseigle,

Thank you for choosing to spend your time in Santa Barbara with us and for sharing your thoughts here on TA. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be exceptional. I will share your kind words with them.

You are correct that the paintings found throughout the property were painted by one of the hotel owners. I assure you, however, that the owners have no intent to sell the property and that we will continue to stay as wonderful as ever for the foreseeable future. :-)

I look forward to welcoming you back this winter.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Spanish Garden Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number:
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 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com and T4B so you can book your Spanish Garden Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
Of The Spanish Garden Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spanish Garden Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.