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36 W Valerio St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2524
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#2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
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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.
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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Walking tours
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Grade: 79 out of 100
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Sára H wrote a review Feb 2020
Lohn-Ammannsegg, Switzerland17 contributions1 helpful vote
We were 10 days here,We booked a room but they were so kind to offer a little Cottage for use with much more space because We stayed for longer time than usually the Guests. Every morning the breakfast was lovely,they make every morning something warm,and some option with cold Buffet.PS: the French Toast,what they did,was the best we ever had,it was so delecious,luckily we could have twice in this 2 weeks. In the Afternoon's or let's say evening's between 5 pm and 6 pm They make some lovely Wine Tasting with some Canapès some Cheese and some tasty sour cream dipp with some veggies,with a nice atmosphere in the Dining Room. Staff were really kind,we met with a lot of them,almost every morning an other Lady,but they were all kind and really Helpful with the Santa-Barbara activities. Thank s a lot for everything We would go back anytime from Europe. Sara & Mihaly
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Christine D, Owner at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear Sara & Mihaly, Thank you for your fantastic review. It was our pleasure to be able to upgrade your room to a cottage - given your length of stay, we thought you would enjoy the extra room:) I'm so happy that you enjoyed your accommodation, food and everything was to your liking. It was lovely having you stay and we hope that you can re-visit soon. Your home away from home is waiting for your return. Warm regards, Christine
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Loganspoint wrote a review Sep 2019
16 contributions13 helpful votes
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What a stunning B&B - we absolutely loved everything about it - rooms are beautifully presented, staff are so friendly and the afternoon hors d’ouvres were something else!! Breakfast was also amazing - this place is well worth a visit if you are in Santa Barbara!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Christine D, Owner at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Dear Guest, I'm thrilled you loved our Inn and thank you so much for your referral to others visiting Santa Barbara. It is our great pleasure to be fulfill your expectations and your review is most appreciated by myself as well as our dedicated team. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Christine Dunstan
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BNB685 wrote a review Feb 2020
Rockhampton, Australia26 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights in this beautiful accommodation in Santa Barbara and it didn’t disappoint. I found it accidentally online on a travel review and am glad we went with it. The accommodation is presented beautifully with all rooms with a fairytale name. We stayed in “Tweedledee” which was at the back of the gardens. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The gardens were so peaceful and relaxing and we spent sometime there soaking up the sunshine. We loved the drinks and canapés served each afternoon at 5 and because the weather was so great we had this in the garden. Breakfast was served each morning in the lounge area and each day we were offered something different. There was a variety of things to choose from. Accommodation is located one block from State St, but quite away from the beach, this didn’t bother us as we are keen walkers. No problem for those with a car. We loved being just on the edge of where it’s all happening but not right in the middle of downtown. Highly recommend this place, it was worth the $$$.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Christine D, Owner at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn with other travelers. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to relax in our gardens. It is one of our guest's favorite pastimes to find a sunny spot after a day of touring with a glass of wine and some homemade hors d'oeuvres. We do love our location in a leafy neighborhood, as you remarked, on the edge of where it's all happening. For guests who prefer not to walk too far, there is an electric shuttle which operates throughout the day located 4 blocks from the Inn which takes you to the pier and surrounding activities. I hope that you will come back for another stay soon. Warm regards, Christine Dunstan
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Winky wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great stay at this charming place. Great attention to detail. Lovely, fresh, quaint, clean, charming, helpful, great free breakfasts, loved our stay! Would definitely stay here again. Location walkable to nice restaurants, and even an iHop if you want something like that! Easy parking provided.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Christine D, Owner at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback - I'm so pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay and you sampled some of our local restaurants:) I hope you can return to visit us again soon. Warm regards, Christine Dunstan
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Pichela wrote a review Feb 2020
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A charming inn that offers impeccable service and well appointed rooms. This was our second visit here and were upgraded to a beautifully room. We appreciated their suggestions for dinner and attention to detail. I love the Alice in Wonderland theme throughout the inn.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear Pichela, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. I love to hear from our repeat guests that we are keeping to our high standards. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your second stay with us and that you mentioned our attention to detail. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Christine Dunstan
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PRICE RANGE
$248 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cheshire cat hotel santa barbara, cheshire cat bed breakfast, cheshire cat inn santa barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Trinity Episcopal Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, Louie's, and South Coast Deli.
Is Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa del Herrero (4.3 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (0.7 miles), and Casa de la Guerra (0.9 miles).