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Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • State Street
    0.6 mi
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed yesterday
Cozy Stay Near Dowtown Santa Barbara
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Culver City, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a cute place! So close to so many restaurants and other points of interest. The staff is very warm and accomodating, and highly informed on the nearby amenities of the area. Loved the cozy fireplace where we enjoyed some nice wines and appetizers. The breakfasts were lovely as well. A good price for this charming B&B.

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Kenmore, Washington
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The Cheshire Cat is simply Santa Barbara at its best. The owner Christine and her staff offer luxury and quiet comfort in each beautifully appointed bungalow. Each room and cottage is unique complete with the most wonderful robes! Breakfast is absolutely perfect and chocolate chip cookies at night! Steps away from State Street with shopping and restaurants galore. Make this...

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this lovely B&B for four nights and absolutely loved it. The rooms are beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and immaculate. The beds are comfortable and there is a good pillow selection. Breakfast is totally adequate and the innkeepers are most accommodating. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. We also stayed in Tweedledee and thought it was wonderful....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Cheshire Cat was fantastic. We loved the room. very comfortable and private. The 5 pm wine and orderves were great and the breakfast was a nice mix of healthy food. Make sure you ask the hostess what she is cooking as it will not be laid out on the food table= it will be fresh!! The...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pacific Coast Highway was closed as a result of mudslides and our vacation spirit took a hit until we retreated to this warm, welcoming retreat. The wine and the heavy apps raised our spirits as did the great conversation with Christine. The next morning, Connie completed the welcome with a great breakfast. Hopefully your visit will not be a...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great two night stay in this lovely B&B. We were in the coach house across from the main bldg in Tweedledee . Its like an efficiency with a small kitchen with a table and chairs. Theres also a couch-pullout. It was very comfortable for two. The place is immaculately maintained. The robes are a nice touch. Breakfast was continental but...

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Whittier, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always lovely. Spotless rooms. Yummy breakfast. Walking distance to most attractions. Perfect mini vacation! Attention to details and accommodating staff. We have stayed many times but this was our first time in the Queen of Hearts. Nice spacious room. If you like a firm bed- this is a good one.

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Cupertino, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hot breakfast given in a convenient time range. Yummy 5:00 appetizers. Cookies in the evening and they even brought them to us. We stayed in Prestbury cottage -- our own little house but better because it has daily housekeeping. A short 5 minute walk to town where the shops and restaurants begin on State street. Helpful staff. Pricey in...

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Redlands, Ca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable stay here, but this really is more of an inn, as the name suggests, than a traditional bed and breakfast. It is a large compound, with several buildings and 17 rooms. There is a nice large garden, too cool to enjoy on the December weekend we stayed here. Unlike other bed and breakfasts, the owner is...

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Hawes, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful B & B.....as B & B owner's ourselves we know a quality place when we see one. We stayed in the "white rabbit" room which had a lovely varanda over looking the very well maintained garden. Extremely comfortable bed, great shower with plenty of towels provided and also a robe. Very spacious room in a lovely old house,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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. This romantic Santa Barbara inn also features 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 

Additional Information about Cheshire Cat Inn

Address: 36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $232 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms toward the interior of the property are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles grathy, yesterday | Read review
“The two rooms in the carriage house across from the main house are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles bw43, 4 days ago | Read review
“Sk for a room on the garden side to avoid street noise”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 week ago | Read review
“Petersburg cottage is great if you need two bedrooms... one has au king and one a queen.”
 of 5 bubbles jaclyn162016, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We love the Coach House - either the suite or the studio, quiet and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 862mollyr, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
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