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“They treat you like family”
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Spanish Garden Inn
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We first stayed at the Spanish Garden Inn in June 2011. I have now returned on two other occasions, most recently in August 2013. I brought my parents (two energetic seniors) on the last visit and the General Manager came out to shake my dad's hand to welcome him personally. The front desk manager and the sales manager both greeted my mom with wonderful greetings and catered to her every need. The breakfast buffet is staffed by welcoming attendants who make sure that you have more than enough quiche, coffee, fruit, and granola. I love the Four Seasons in town, too; however, they don't treat you like family returning home after a long stay away. Check them out... you will not regret it.

Room Tip: I particularly enjoyed the suite.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Well, who wouldn't want to shake your father's hand? He's a lovely gentleman with an even more lovely wife. We are so glad you brought your parents with you this trip to experience Santa Barbara and our Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to share a review with others here. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We spent only one night in this fantastic small hotel in the center of Santa Barbara but at departure, we regretted immediately not to stay more especially as our next stop was in LA for 3 days and it was definitely not worth. With 2 teenagers and one toddler, we have taken the junior suite which was really great : living room, large bedroom, huge bathroom with both bath and shower and big terrasse ! The hotel is incredibly cute, the location is ideal to stroll in SB and the personnel is just fantastic : concierge, manager, ladies preparing breakfast, we felt that all of them were there just for us, always smiling and trying to please us. We will definitely go again.

Room Tip: The junior suite is great.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

Greglstan,

I am pleased to hear that your family had an exceptional visit with us. I will forward your gracious words on to the team here. We agree with you that being a 5 minute walk to downtown and a 5 minute drive to the beach really is the ideal location.

You will definitely need to return in the future and stay longer with us, perhaps just the two of you for a romantic getaway :-)

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our 2 nights here. Both the rooms/bathrooms were lovely. Very clean. The pool was small but quiet and nice to sit around and relax for a bit. Breakfast was very nice - freshly made smoothies and omelettes. Staff were very nice and helpful. Bit out of the way if you want to spend time at the beach but great for courthouse, shops etc.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

hpp63,

It is always appreciated when an experienced traveler such as yourself offers a review of their stay with us. Thank you for the excellent review and for choosing our hotel for your Santa Barbara visit.

Just to clarify for other TA readers; The "omelettes" are actually the fresh baked quiche that we offer as a part of our Deluxe Continental Breakfast which is included with all of our room rates.

I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you pass through town.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Wanted a nice, romantic hotel for a night in SB. The Four Seasons was the obvious choice, but it's hard to justify the $850 price tag (especially for their most basic room). Went with Spanish Garden Inn after reading the stellar reviews and couldn't be happier w the decision. My fiance and I arrived late but Brian was there to greet us and escort us to our room. Great room (the full-sized Molton Brown products are an especially nice touch), beautiful courtyard, perfect location just a couple blocks from State Street. Only regret was that we weren't able to stay longer.

Spanish Garden Inn will absolutely be our "go-to" place to stay in all future visits to SB.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

KMichas,

Reviews like yours are why WE love TripAdvisor. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at our hotel. Brian is one of our many great Guest Service Hosts and I will give him your compliments.

We look forward to welcoming you and your fiance back in the near future, perhaps for a honeymoon visit?

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a fabulous little hotel right in the heart of Santa Barbara. It is easy walking distance from the main road of shops and all the restaurants. The rooms were great, and the staff really went out of their way to make our stay most comfortable. The children (aged 5 and 8) were made to feel really welcome. They loved the pool, and could not believe their luck when pop corn was delivered to the room to enjoy with the DVD they had chosen compliments of the hotel. All in all a wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

NixB1,

Your review of your stay with us is greatly appreciated and I am so pleased to read that you and your family had a fabulous experience. The complimentary DVD and popcorn amenity is a very popular service that we offer.

I hope you will return to us the next time you choose to visit Santa Barbara.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
General Manager

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We celebrated our Anniversary at the Spanish Garden and had a wonderful time. We have been to many hotels and B&Bs in Santa Barbara and came away a bit disappointed each time. This is the place to stay for friendly staff,easy walking distance to State Street and the great restaurants. We had a large lovely room overlooking the pool with a balcony with delicious Breakfast Be sure to try the croissants.
Our search for a place to stay in SB has ended . We will return to the Spanish Garden.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Its always so nice to have guests spend their Anniversary with us and I am happy to find that we helped make yours a very special one. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

1st review I've given for anywhere. Room 10 is lovely, staff very friendly, nice breakfast and how nice to get full sized quality toiletries to use! Lots of nice little touches like cookies in the afternoon, wine tasting and a kettle rather than just a coffee maker. If visiting the area again I would def stay here. Easy walk to main shopping and restaurant streets yet very quiet on the property. We have stayed in some very memorable hotels all over the world and this is up there with the best.

Lesley from Scotland.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Lesley,

So nice to hear that we helped make your visit to the USA a memorable one. Thank you for the review. Yes, our full sized Molton Brown toiletries are very popular with our guests and they have the added benefit of being much more friendly to the environment than the small bottles.

Have a wonderful rest of your summer.

Sincerely,

Brian Cogswell
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Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1414
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $313 - $573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the jewel of luxury boutique Santa Barbara hotels. Spanish Garden Inn offers a sophisticated Spanish-Mediterranean inspired design, quality amenities and close attention to personal service. The hotel epitomizes the vitality of the City and honors its tradition by recreating the history, romance and intrigue of Spanish Colonial Santa Barbara. ... more   less 
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