My wife and I planned a long-overdue getaway weekend and booked a room at the Cheshire Cat on the advice of a guidebook we had. Using their excellent website, we examined several rooms and selected the Queen of Hearts, which turned out to be perfect. It was a cozy room with its own patio area and our own jacuzzi.
We found everything about the weekend to be perfectly delightful. The staff was friendly and helpful; the breakfasts were delicious; and we also enjoyed the wine and cheese and chocolate chip cookies at 5pm hosted in the main house.
We slept late every day and had breakfast brought to us in our little patio. The breakfast sign-in sheet was a nice touch, allowing us to choose our preferred breakfast time, and delivery was right on schedule. The inn itself is convenient to downtown Santa Barbara; we spent a Saturday afternoon walking from the inn down the entire length of State street and back.
The grounds are particularly well-kept and lovely; a very nice part of the stay. The Alice-in-Wonderland theming was pleasant and not too overwhelming--just the right balance.
We would definitely stay there again, and recommend it to our friends, as we made some wonderful memories this weekend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
- Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
- Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast