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Palmdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never stayed in a B&B before and I was glad that this was my first experience. The overall experience was like comfort food for the mind and spirit. I was a great escape from the city and it a place that I will always look up first when planning to visit SB again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Secret Garden Inn is a lovely place to stay in Santa Barbara! The owner is lovely and so helpful. The breakfast is excellent. It is situated just a short walk to State Street which has lots of bars and restaurants. Would certainly recommend!

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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I stayed in the main bungalow, and with the homey dining room and kitchen it felt like I was coming home to my own house each day. Dominique made sure all was well - and with her nice breakfasts and evening wine or tea, it always was. Very quiet area and the whole experience was tremendously relaxing.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

After a long road trip followed by train from Oakland to Santa Barbara (via Monterey) this was a brilliant and relaxing way to round off our holiday. Our room for the 3 nights was the 'Cardinal Room' complete with veranda looking over the rear garden. Our host Dominique could not have been more nice or helped any more than she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Stayed in the Garden Room, which was very private and charming. The room and environs were bright, clean and well kept, with an abundance of fresh linens. This is your quintessential B&B--expect to slow down, enjoy yourself and while you're at it, why not spend some time chatting with other guests? This is not a place to rush through and... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We really enjoyed our weekend at the Secret Garden Inn. The grounds are very pretty and relaxing. It’s a very quiet neighborhood which made it the perfect place to get away from every day stress and just relax. Dominique was a wonderful hostess. She is super friendly. The breakfast that she prepared every day was terrific. The fresh baked bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We loved our quaint and cozy Cardinal Room, with a large tree growing through the veranda. The weather was delightful, so we ate breakfast both mornings outside. Dominique prepares a different delicious quiche each morning, along with fruit, croissants and other baked delights.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The Secret Garden Inn was a wonderful experience with a B&B. Delicious homemade breakfasts and a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy your meals. There were only two of us and stayed in a room in the house, not one of the cottages, and some of the people next to us were being a bit loud and we mentioned it to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Wonderful bed and breakfast. cottages are set in the property, we nearly drove past. The rooms are good sized, clean. Homemade breakfast by owner Dominique is delicious.The resident cat is quite entertaining We would stay again

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in the Nightingale suite. Everything was clean and tidy and the bed was really comfortable. Every window faced the gardens and it was like we were in another country or the real secret garden! We brought our small dog & everything flowed. Dominique was very hospitable and kind. We felt like we made a new... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded behind high hedges, hidden pathways, and romantic gardens in Santa Barbara, lies the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, built in 1905 and now owned and run by Dominique Hannaux. Stay in a main house guestroom, a cottage room or suite with or without private hot tub, or our completely private house. Surrounded by the Inn's gardens, all of our accommodations are romantic and peaceful. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Breakfast which includes: Dominique's French recipe quiches, fresh-baked scones, muffins, sweet breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Our rates also include wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm and brownies and hot cider later in the evening! All our rooms have a TV-DVD, a private bath and shower and a hairdryer. Many fine restaurants, shops, museums and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara are just a short stroll or a quick bike ride from the Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden Inn

Address: 1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $186 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Secret Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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