Inn of the Spanish Garden Hotel

, Santa Barbara, United States
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Inn of the Spanish Garden Hotel

, Santa Barbara
915 Garden Street - Santa Barbara - California - 93101 - United States Hotel Website | 805 564 4700
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A perfect stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I surprised my wife with a 15th anniversary trip here and the staff spoiled us rotten. Rose petals leading to the room with more petals scattered around the oversized tub. A bottle of wine and an anniversary card at the bedside. Room was beautiful and spacious. Easy walk to State St. First class all the way!

Very nice boutique hotel with few areas for improvement

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent three nights in a very spacious, mostly quiet room in a charming setting. Big points for being everything but the Soviet-apartment-complex look of most mass hotels in popular beach areas. Our room had a gas fireplace, spacious bathroom, nicely furnished seating area, two TVs/VCRs, and even a private, fenced in yard area. The grounds themselves are illuminated with candles at night and have a quiet village-like feel.

However, there were a few characteristics that kept us from naming this one of the best hotels we've stayed in. Our room -- supposedly the nicest in the hotel -- bordered the kitchen area, and we were awakened by the sounds of gushing water and the clank of every conceivable pot and pan from 4am onward. The breakfast quiche is quite good, but for a hotel in its class we expected more than simple storebought bagels, breads, and cereal. (The French press coffee in the room is also far better than what they serve at the table.) Also surprising is that there is no porter service.

But while we expected a little more from the place, you will be hard-pressed to find a better stay in the area.

Charming hotel with friendly service

from SD_gallivant
My husband and I had an excellent stay at this hotel. Upon check in, the staff was courteous and they had a plate of warm cookies at the front desk. The hotel staff was helpful in recommending restaurants and booking our dinner reservations for us both nights. There is plenty of coffee in the room and a french press, and they have a free video library from which to check out movies. The breakfast was delicious, and they remembered I had ordered a latte the morning before and asked if I wanted one the next. The high speed internet connection in the room was complimentary, which was really nice since we hadn't encountered that at any other hotel. This is a hotel we'll definitely be returning to, and recommend to our friends.

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for three nights in December of 2001. The rooms very clean, comfortable and the attention to detail amazing. It is the first hotel I have stayed at that had cream in the refrigrator for the in-room coffee. The staff was all very friendly, we arrived in the rain, had a problem with our car decided to order a pizza and the front desk guy paid the pizza man and let us charge it to our room so we wouldn't have to go out again in the rain to an ATM. We were traveling with two french friends and they loved this hotel more than any hotel we took them to including the Monterey Plaza and the Alwhanne Lodge. The 9 year old french girl accidentaly set of the smoke alarm trying to toast the bread for the evening wine and cheese and the manager thanked us for testing thier system by making french toast. The grounds were beautiful. When we inquired about a guest laundry thier staff actually washed dried and folded or clothes complimentary. All hotels should have this great standard of friendly service.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I don't think I can add much more than other reviewers have offered, but to quote the famous orator Tony the was "Grrrreeaatttt!"

Outstanding Inn in Santa Barbara

from PGS
The positive reviews about the Inn were completely accurate. I stayed 2 nights, enjoying my time immensely. The place is beautiful, the rooms great, and the staff very helpful. I am looking foward to bringing my wife down for a weekend. The new direct flights from Seattle are also a huge improvement.


from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I decided to stay there after reading all the positive reviews on this web-site and we were not disappointed. We stayed there during the first week of October (our honeymoon) and found 'The Inn of the Spanish Garden' to be everything we were looking for: quiet, convenient, romantic. The staff was very helpful and courteous and the room very spacious and very clean. We look forward to staying there in the very near future.

Another place, Another time

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a delight ! In an era of rush and second rate service, this inn is a place that transports the vistor to a time when graciousness was a very common thing ! Loved the decor, the beautiful and well executed architecture, and the attention to even the smallest detail ! Love Santa Barbara ! Love the inn ! I have truly found my small paradise !
Looking forward to visiting soon !



Very Charming

from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked our vacation stay here after reading its good reviews on this website. This place is fabulous! The decor is unique and stylish. The rooms are very clean. Breakfast included was a huge time-saver and a plus. The staff were helpful. The location was great. We never needed a car, as State Street was just two blocks over, and the historic Presidio was just behind the hotel. What a find this place is!

A Perfect Stay

from bsilent
Taking the advice of other reviewers, we spent two nights at this inn in early June 2003. It was wonderful! All of our expectations were met, and some exceeded. Our room was very classy and the bed was one of the best hotel beds we've slept on. To add to that, the surroundings were so quiet and peaceful, we slept in both mornings! The inn staff were courteous and extremely helpful in recommending some fantastic restauraunts. We look forward to going back!

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Other names for Inn of the Spanish Garden Hotel

  • of the spanish garden hotel
  • hotel of the spanish garden
  • Address: 915 Garden Street - Santa Barbara - California - 93101 - United States
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