Secret Garden Inn is a nice play to stay while in Santa Barbara, in walking distance from downtown.
We stayed in the Wood Thrush room, which is a separate cottage. The claw-foot bath tub is an elegant touch, but there isn't much of counter space in the bathroom.
The bed was comfortable, but where the TV is plugged in, in proximity to the bed, you won't be able to watch TV while in bed. You can only see the TV while sitting in the two wicker chairs near the front door.
There's a twin bed available, but there's no door to the bedroom, so you won't have any privacy if that's what you're looking for. I was a little disappointed in the blankets and sheets; they seemed outdated.
We found the private hot tub to be nice and clean. Thanks for having extra towels and robes available!
The complimentary wine/cheese at happy hour is fun, as is the late-night goodies (be forewarned that they do run out!). Check in early, as there is no staff on-site after dark.
Breakfast is delicious, usually vegetarian and probably French-influenced.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Secret Garden Hotel Santa Barbara