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915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1414
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#7 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
Palihouse Santa Barbara offers guests an intimate and elegant coastal hideaway in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown Historic Presidio Neighborhood. Offering 24 spirited and handsomely appointed guest Rooms and Suites, all situated amongst a tranquil Mediterranean style courtyard, sparkling pool area and a delightful garden café, cocktail bar and lobby lounge, Palihouse Santa Barbara has been designed to appeal to the most astute tastemakers and discerning travelers. Infused with timeless traditions and our fêted trusty service, Palihouse Santa Barbara invites guests to experience the heartfelt expressions of a residential-style boutique hotel, without having to compromise on location, style or amenities. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Patio
24-hour security
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Global547401 wrote a review Aug 7
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Sadly we will not stay at Palihouse again. We loved the property when it was Spanish Garden but the quality of property, service and value did not live up to the advertisements or our expectations. The apathy of staff and low quality service made us feel deceived and cheated. Our Bill $3,900 for 3 nights of Motel 6 quality
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Sammi R wrote a review Aug 1
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
What a wonderful couple of days getaway to Santa Barbara. Really enjoyed The PALIHOUSE SANTA BARBARA. From the AMAZING and CORDIAL Elisa at front desk check in to the really cool and wonderful Noel THE Bartender😂🤙🏾 Who also made our dinner reservations for us ZAYTOON(Great Lebanese restaurant) and wonderful Claire F&B Supervisor, who checked on us to make sure we're doing great and enjoying our stay. Thank You!!! Cheers 👍🏿🙏🏿😊
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Loved the junior suite. Close to the pool but quiet. Very chill ambience. Great music in the...
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful property. I will make sure, that Elisa, Noel and Claire know how amazing their are! We hope to welcome you back soon! Silvia Rubio General Manager
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Sas4usc wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great place to stay, we really enjoyed our 2 nights. Staff was super friendly, decor was tasteful, room was super clean with a great private patio. You can walk to State Street and all the restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping. Highly recommend!
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful property. We are so glad you enjoyed our happy hour and location! We hope to welcome you back soon! Silvia Rubio General Manager
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shanadesign wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very disappointing. Run down. Dark rooms. Not a real pool. The bar was closed. No one onsite. Guests had pets that roamed the wading pool and urinated on the lounge chairs. We spent almost $1,000 for one night including resort fee. There is no resort.
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Response from Front Desk PHSB, Guest Services / Front Office at Palihouse Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Good afternoon Shana Thank you for sharing your review and experience at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so sorry to hear that you could not enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately the night you stayed with us we were short on staff so the bar was closed. We do have a self service Honor Bar that would have been open during your stay. We are a quiet property in general which has been one of the main attractions of our clientele. We are not a resort, but we still do offer amenities to our guests such as free parking, pool access, fitness room access, bicycles, and free wi-fi. I apologize again for our bad communication by check in. Please feel free to give me a call. We are highly motivated to turn your bad experience around. Have a good day and we hope to welcome you back soon. Silvia Rubio General Manager
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Emily C wrote a review Jul 2022
Columbus, Ohio5 contributions2 helpful votes
I have spent a lot of time in Santa Barbara and personally enjoy the hillside and neighborhood of SB rather than the touristy State Street area. That's why I chose Palihouse and I'm so glad we did. It's a very cute, boutique hotel with nice rooms, quiet ambiance, and very nice amenities. Anything you want in your room, they have including a well stocked full-sized fridge and snack basket. The bed was incredible, the multilingual staff were wonderful and friendly... Palihouse is our new "go to" spot when we stay in SB.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Emily, Thank you for sharing a review of your experience at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass along your praise to our incredible team and we will all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Silvia General Manager
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Tater Tashie wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had an amazing time at the Palihouse in Santa Barbara. The hotel is tucked away in a safe, peaceful location that's still within walking distance to the best shopping streets. The rooms are oversized and beautiful. Everything was exceptional, especially Bianca who went above and beyond for us. When we asked her for recommendations, she took the time to write us a list of various restaurants, events, outdoor activities, etc. We followed her recommendations and had the best time in Santa Barbara. I only wish I could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Great outdoor restaurant for breakfast that wasn't busy and was a great place to work outside...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello X4962WLnatashaw, Thank you for sharing a review of your experience at Palihouse Santa Barbara. It is deeply rewarding to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. I am so glad Bianca was able to help you with all of her recommendations and ensure that your time in Santa Barbara was unforgettable. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do. I hope we see you again soon. Cheers, Silvia General Manager
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Marshallfam06 wrote a review Jun 2022
Western Springs, Illinois2 contributions
The Palihouse is very charming with top notch service. Location is very convenient as well. We arrived in the morning and were allowed to check in which was really nice. The happy hour is a great feature which we really enjoyed. Highly recommend.
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Responded Jun 25, 2022
Good afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful property. We hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Silvia Rubio
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Lululemondrop wrote a review Jun 2022
Calgary, Canada6 contributions4 helpful votes
The most lovely little boutique property. Perfectly located a few blocks off of State Street. Coffee shops and restaurants are very nearby. Rooms are incredibly charming and well appointed. The courtyard and pool area a adorable and a really great vibe. Bikes are available to use, which we really enjoyed. We will definitely be back.
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
Good evening, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our beautiful property. We can't wait to welcome you back again sometime soon! Cheers, Silvia | General Manager
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Sightsee33132880609 wrote a review Jun 2022
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2 friends and I stayed at the SB Palihouse. The room was very spacious, clean and quiet. We had a wonderful private patio to enjoy. And, the beds were incredibly comfortable! The entire staff was very friendly. We really enjoyed the use of bikes and happy hour. Walkable to State Street. We parked at the hotel and walked or biked the entire stay. All of the food and drinks we ordered were delicious. It was really a great trip thanks to this hotel! We will be back!!!
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
Hi Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful property. We are so glad you enjoyed our happy hour and location! We hope to welcome you back soon! Silvia Rubio General Manager
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Alexandra N wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions6 helpful votes
Very nice but not excellent, especially for the price. I would stay again but again, for the cost, value could be better for sure. It's an expensive area but I was there 4 days and I think it was pretty god but minor details left out. Not what you would expect at a $1000 per night hotel...
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Responded Jun 19, 2022
Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara and the surrounding area! We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. We appreciate the feedback and I will let our team know. Cheers, Silvia - General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$662 - $1,064 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inn of the spanish garden hotel santa barbara, hotel of the spanish garden, of the spanish garden hotel
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palihouse Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (0.3 miles), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.2 miles), and Italian Pottery Outlet (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Jeannine's Bakery, and Zaytoon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Palihouse Santa Barbara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.2 miles), Casa del Herrero (3.6 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.3 miles).