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“Fabulous, Romantic Atmosphere”
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Cheshire Cat Inn
Ranked #1 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica, California
1 review
“Fabulous, Romantic Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 9, 2010

My boyfriend and I checked in on a Friday afternoon and were kindly greeted by friendly staff. We were given all missing essentials plus a map of the town outlining the best places to site see and eat. We were thrilled with how large and warm our room was and were even more excited to be greeted with glasses of wine and some fun little snacks. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was accommodating and helpful. It was an environment where we immediately felt comfortable and would recommend this bed and breakfast wholeheartedly!! (Please note that it is perfect for any group except families. I think that families with children may do best elsewhere)

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

i stayed here after recommendation from family and it was nothing less than amazing. the grounds are absolutely beautiful and serene. the home-made two course weekend breakfasts were really good and saved us a lot of money. perfect location on the quieter prettier end of state street with just a short stroll to the restaurants and shopping... and if you really want to drive there's tons of parking everywhere anyway. free parking here in their own lot between the cottages. bharti, the manager, was great! the room itself beautiful (LCD TV giant bed jacuzzi), felt like home and we were instantly relaxed. will definitely be the place to stay every time i come back to santa barbara and have already recommended it to coworkers =)

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Placentia, California
2 reviews
Reviewed June 5, 2010

I proposed to my wife on the balcony of the White Rabbit room 11 years ago Valentines Day. We try and get back on our anniversary's. We left Santa Barbara this morning after 3 wonderful nights at the Cheshire Cat. And, of course, we stayed in the White Rabbit room. It's cozy, comfortable, and quiet. The full breakfasts on the weekends are superb. Everyone is extremely helpful in making our stay a very wonderful memorable weekend.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

This place is so cute! We were there in the spring, so the flowers were all in bloom and the grounds were immaculate. The staff is incredible and makes you feel at home. They found out it was my birthday weekend and balloons and a card greeted us in our room with a Happy Birthday wish. We stayed in Alice's room. It was so nice, clean and full of light. The outside patio was nice to enjoy our breakfast each morning. The breakfast was so yummy! The Inn was nice and quiet, comfy bed, had 2 great nights of sleep. We were sad to leave. It is a great place to stay in Santa Barbara. I highly recommend the Cheshire Cat Inn.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lyme Connecticut
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

After much time spent reviewing Santa Barbara accomodations, we chose the Cheshire Cat Inn. During our four-day stay in early May, we came to really appreciate the location, staff and accomodations. The inn is located just one block from State Street, but the lovely neighborhood is quiet and safe. We were able to easily walk to restaurants, downtown and even to the waterfront (a nice, brisk twenty minutes). Our room was comfortable, the continental breakfast during the work week was ample and the full breakfasts during the weekend were varied and tasty. Bharti, our inn-keeper, was very friendly and accomodating, and answered all kinds of questions. A wine reception was offered at 5:00 every evening, with a nice array of hors d'oeuvres. What I'll remember most, however, were the gardens! Absolutely gorgeous (see pictures). We highly recommend staying here and would definitely return!

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Calabasas
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Reviewed May 3, 2010

The Cheshire Cat Inn, a BnB, was such a sweet surprise. I booked it sight unseen, although I had one friend who had been there many years earlier. I was unsure of the location and thought it was closer to the beach. However, it is further up State St. and couldn't have been better situated. We walked State St at least 3 or 4 times in the three days (2 nights) we were there. Twice we walked all the way to the beach and each time we were surprised to be there already! The grounds are lovely and the breakfasts so delicious. The room was spacious and comfortable with warm robes ready hanging on the bathroom door. I'm trying to think of a negative so the review is 'real', but honestly, I had a really sweet time there. I will definitely go back!

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

We had a great one night stay. The rooms are beautiful, large and well decorated. The staff, particularly Connie, were friendly and very helpful. It's a quiet location, particularly in Tweedledee where we stayed. The location is really very convenient, if you know SB. The bottom line is that it is a very professionally run B&B that meets all expectations.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cheshire Cat Inn
Address: 36 W Valerio St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2524
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. The rates include breakfast and local wines and hors d'oeuvres daily. ... more   less 
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