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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The is a gorgeous hotel! I've been coming for years, but after 5 stays, you would think they would know they do not have to give me the "first visitor" spiel every time. It makes them look like they're not paying attention (which they aren't). I'll go the Canary or the Biltmore-- as least they know it's good business to... More 

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Thank John M
Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello John M, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. We truly appreciate your patronage to the hotel and for the kind words about our gorgeous hotel. I would like to apologize for us missing the mark and not recognizing your repeat guest status. Please do not hesitate to personally reach out to me if you would be willing... More 

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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As soon you walk in the this place you are instantly swept off your feet. The reception staff immediatley greet you with overwhelming courtesey and great cookies. To go to the rooms you walk through this amazing courtyard which makes it hard to believe that you are surrounded by Santa Barbara. The rooms are amazing and the attention to detail... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello majosta, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us in our cozy oversized rooms. Thank you for the kind works for our courteous reception staff, they are all a true asset to the hotel and a pleasure to work with. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful little place that is in walking distance to everything you need or want to see in Santa Barbara. The rooms are really nice, large whirlpool tubs, tile showers, balconies in each room, rooms are large with fireplaces. Breakfast is adequate, it worked well for us because it was quick and healthy. They offer fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice, hard boiled... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Shughesrn, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your spacious guest room and our enhanced breakfast items and selection. Thank you for the wonderful comments regarding our staff and I agree that the staff is what sets us apart from anyone else. It is a pleasure to work with every single... More 

Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 (all adults) stayed for Thanksgiving week in two rooms. One (#8 - on ground floor) suite with a king bed, soaking tub, safe, desk/sitting area with gas fireplace, mini fridge and walled-in, uncovered outdoor patio near the pool. The other room (#1 - on 2nd floor) had two queen beds, a small sitting area with desk... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Someplace_Else, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn and for the wonderful comments. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and all of the amenities and extras we have to offer. Thank you for the comments regarding our friendly staff, it is truly a pleasure to work with every single one of them on a daily... More 

Temecula, California
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful neighborhood setting a few blocks from the bustling main street. Very nice amenities, friendly staff members! Breakfast was included and very acceptable. Nice pool to relax by also. The city offers so much to do and fantastic dinning options.

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Dean T, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read you enjoyed our downtown location just 3 blocks off of State street. Thank you for the feedback regarding our friendly staff members, it is a pleasure to work with each and every single one of them. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

London
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177 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spanish Garden Inn is totally overrated on Tripadvisor. It is an okay property, close to the centre of Santa Barbara. It has genuinely nice staff, but very few facilities. Our room was quite strange, with no bathroom door and a window in to the shower. Parking is good, and staff are charming. Other than that, it is very difficult to... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Bigal57, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read that our staff took great care of you during your visit. I also would like to apologize for our hotel not living up to your standards, we strive to provide the best services and product and clearly we did not hit your marks. We hope... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was hotel 4 out of 7 we stayed in during our Californian coast road trip. It was a little hard to find even with satnav as we couldn't see a sign indicating this was the Spanish House (maybe we missed it or the hotel wants to be discreet). Upon arrival all our request were met with a nice room... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello happytravelsfromuk, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn on your California road trip. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and gave us a 9 out of 10 on our guest rooms and staff. We are in a great downtown location 3 blocks off of State street away from the hustle and bustle... More 

Huntington Beach
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here. From booking our reservation over the phone to the day of departure, the experience was absolutely wonderful. I loved our Superior king sized room. It was perfect sized for my husband, 6 mo old baby and me. We brought a pack n play with us and we still... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello bgM6142IR, Thank you for staying at Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your spacious room and amenities. I would also like to thank you for the shout out to our customer service being top notch and our staff being friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure to work with every single one of them on... More 

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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to stay off the beaten track, a little way from the main tourist area and away from the sea front. When we pulled up we were worried as its about 15-20 minutes away from the sea front (but a block or two away from the main shopping street). However immediately we were put at ease by the exceptional... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Warren L, Thank you for choosing to stay at Spanish Garden Inn, I was glad to hear that you found our haven to be suitable for you a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of State street. We are in a great location that is very walkable to shopping and dining. Thank you for the shout out... More 

Irvine, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a three day weekend at the Bacarra booked and there was a mix up and they did not have a room for us on a very busy weekend. I was driving while my wife was searching for a room with a king size bed. She called Spanish Garden and they only had a queen available. All the nice hotels... More 

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Brandon L, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello davelink1120, Thank you for discovering Spanish Garden Inn. I was pleased to read that we were able to accommodate you during your visit to Santa Barbara as well as upgrade you into a room with a king bed. I am glad you were also able to experience our wine and cheese happy hour as well as a few other... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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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Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM1,347 - RM2,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
Of The Spanish Garden Hotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“all rooms looked nice and private”
 of 5 bubbles happytravelsfromuk, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for top floor overlooking the courtyard - we were room 1 it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles 993warrenl, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room number 9 is awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles davelink1120, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is not an elevator to the second floor, so if you do not want to walk up a flight of stairs, ask for a room on the first floor. ”
 of 5 bubbles sherrim663, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the 1st floor with our own private terrace!”
 of 5 bubbles chrkencas, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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