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Spanish Garden Inn
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed May 14, 2009

Nice place to stay, everything was perfect. Rooms were very clean, quiet, and very cozy. Too bad Santa Barbara is so much fun, I would have loved to stay put all day there.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank sallynjeff
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Reviewed March 24, 2009

My wife and I spent 5 delightful nights at The Inn of the Spanish Garden in January. This boutique hotel is well located on Garden St. 3 blocks from the main drag, State St., and about 9 blocks from Cabrillo Blvd on the waterfront.
Our second floor room was spotless and quite large with a small balcony and a gas fireplace. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant but they offered a complinentary continental breakfast in a room off of the lobby. They sold wine by the glass in the evening but we never saw anyone there.
The staff was great. They were helpful in suggesting and making restaurant reservations as well as tour/ sightseeing reses. They made you feel welcome. Sant Barbara has some great restaurants.
We obtained the best rate by working with the hotel directly. It may have been the time of the year but it is worth a phone call.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank BobMcK
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Reviewed March 12, 2009

My boyfriend and I went here on our first romantic vacation. The Inn was perfect. The staff was extremely helpful, beyond what we expected, the fresh baked cookies were delicious and the breakfast was surprisingly good. Our room was huge - we got the executive king and were in Room #10. Definitely ask for a room on the second floor - the high ceilings and balcony added a lot to the ambiance. Everything was clean, the bed was very comfy and each room comes with a flat screen TV and DVD player. The Inn was just a short walk from State Street. The staff also made a great dinner recommendation for us (Bouchon) - it was the best meal we had during our entire vacation. They made the reservation and confirmed it, we didn't have to do anything except show up! Be sure to check their website for deals - we found one for I think 25% off the normal price.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank PhillyCali
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Reviewed February 22, 2009

After driving from Houston and staying in Interstate motels, I was very glad I had made reservations here for two nights in Santa Barbara. Our room was very nice. Loved the fireplace and the big soaking tub. The staff could not have been friendlier and always willing to help with reservations or anything you need. Nice selection of videos to watch. The breakfast was very good and I loved the fact that it lasts until 10:30.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank SoutherngirlHouston
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Reviewed January 30, 2009

My husband & I recently stayed a couple of nights at this wonderful Inn, and we are SO glad we chose to stay here. Everything was lovely. Our room was prettier than the ones pictured on the web. I wish we had taken photos. The bed was great, excellent linens. The bathroom was beautiful. We had a great deep soaking tub & a beautiful shower. Everything was super clean.
The staff was all very nice & helpful. One thing we were impressed by - they filled our ice bucket for us when they gave turn down service.
The location was convenient & we walked everywhere. They also have their own free covered parking (parking is tight downtown & some other hotels charge for it!).

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank eadam
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Reviewed January 12, 2009

We chose the Inn of the Spanish Garden based upon the reviews here and it was every bit as lovely as the past reviews indicated. In fact, it exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful, but not at all fussy. The staff is outstanding; very friendly and ready to help with any request. They call their free breakfast "continental," but it is really more substantial than that and very well done. We had a junior suite, which was very comfortable and quiet; we slept very well. My husband (who usually does not notice the difference between a Motel 6 and a Four Seasons) commented that the Inn did a lot of little things to make your stay more enjoyable -- like leaving little cards with the next day's weather forecast with the turn-down service and offering free wi-fi and having cookies, water and iced tea available in the lobby. The location is very convenient -- in fact, we left our car parked in the (free!) garage our entire trip and walked everywhere. The city also has easy public transportation, which we used once. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank aidanht
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Reviewed December 30, 2008

We were quite disappointed with our stay at the Inn of the Spanish Garden. It had a great location and a nice breakfast, but that was about it for the positives.

The rooms do not look like the website photos, which of course you expect, but when paying around $350 per night for a room, you expect a little more than a dark room with worn furnishings. It really is poor value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank kel235
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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 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $338 - $625 (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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