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Reviewed May 6, 2005

My neice and I just returned from staying a few days the first week of May.
I had the best time there. We liked it because it wasn't those big and busy hotels. It was such a cozy atmosphere. No hustle and bustle of too many vistors, just quaint. The staff was courteous and very helpful. We asked them where to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And their recommendations were great. The room had a fireplace, sunken tub, bathrobes for your convenience. We arrived at 1pm and our room was available to check in. (Which rarely happens). Cookies were at the check in desk, which were yummy and warm. Our room had a king size bed which we added a rollaway also. We were a few steps from the courtyard. We had no balcony but we did have our own private patio. Our package included a king size bed, bottle of wine and a dinner gift cert worth 95.00 to Bouchon restaurant.The food there was delicious. Also it included a spa treatment in our room. I took the Amtrak from San Diego,Ca- to Santa Barbara(direct). From the station it was a 5-10min taxi ride to the Inn. My neice and I are going to make The Inn a yearly trip.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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7  Thank becbec
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Reviewed May 5, 2005

We stayed at the Inn of the Spanish Garden for a 2 night stop-over, whilst travelling down the California coast.

The hotel rooms were uniquely different from the norm - featuring a charming fireplace, rustic Spanish decor and a large bathroom with a separate tub and glass shower cubicle (with Molten Brown bath products!).

The hotel also provides a tasty complimentary breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, cereal, toast etc - which we enjoyed in the sunny courtyard.

Other nice features included complimentary parking, turn down service and free movies in your room (with complimentary popcorn!).

The hotel is well situated for the main shopping areas but is approximately 30 minutes walk from the beach (a car is recommended).

If you are looking for a hotel experience which is excellent and different from standard hotel chains - you must try this one!

  • Stayed: April 2005
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7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed May 3, 2005

Only three blocks from the middle of State Street, so a great location for shopping, eating and drinking. Weekend rates are steep, but good weekday rates can be found on the hotel's website. We'd certainly return.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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3  Thank RodenbachRuss
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Reviewed April 17, 2005

We just came back from a trip to Santa Barbara (4/15-4/18/2005) and was lucky enough to stay at the inn at the spanish garden. My wife and i have stayed at some of the most high end resorts around the world and none compare to the attention we received at the hotel. Everything was perfect from the breakfast to the decor in the room. We pre-booked another stay at this hotel for July before we left the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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5  Thank daveWoodlandHills
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Reviewed April 16, 2005

Loved the Inn of the Spanish Garden..
The inn is located in a residential area, 3 blocks from State Street.
Upon arrival we were asked if we'd like some cookies and lemondade but declined since we wanted to head down to the Wharf/State Street. You can take a trolley for a quarter which takes you up and down the entire length of State Street which ends at the Wharf. They only take quarters so bring change.
Upon arriving back at the inn we purchased a couple glasses of wine from the wine bar and sat out on our balcony, very quiet and relaxing.
We stayed in a King/Executive with balconey overlooking the small courtyard.. At night the courtyard is lite with candles and a small fire pit which is on a table surronded by chairs. It was so nice coming home after dinner and sitting outside.
Our room was very large, fireplace and the bathroom just fantastic. The towels were plush and oversized. Bathrobes were also included.
Breakfast is included and consisted of quiches, granola, baked goods, juices etc.. You can enjoy breakfast in the dining area or in the courtyard.
The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Relatives of ours had a flight cancelled and decided to come up to Santa Barbara for the night and the Inn accomodated them and at a great rate.
I would recommend this inn to anyone visiting Santa Barbara, they have great internet specials, which makes it even more special.

  • Stayed: April 2005, traveled on business
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7  Thank Doert
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