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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel once before in 2006 and said that we wanted to return some day because we thought it was such a nice and special place to stay. Since that visit we have done extensive traveling and raised our level of expectations for our hotel stays. So upon our return, we were slightly nervous that our first...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

J&A, 8 years is a long time to go between visits! Thank you for adding some lovely photos to your detailed review. I know it will be a huge help to anyone researching our hotel. We are, actually, currently exploring options for a more diverse hot menu for our complimentary breakfast. Thank you for the feedback. The world is a...

Bellevue, WA
Reviewed 27 April 2014

If you choose to stay at this hotel you should enjoy your stay very much. It is located downtown and very close to shopping and restaurants. The room we had (#3) was large and very clean. The sleep quality was great as we never heard a sound from other rooms or the outside. The grounds are very nice with a...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Major12, Our staff thanks you for the kind words. We do our best to make travelers feel at home while staying with us and we appreciate it when guests such as yourself take the time to thank us for our efforts. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It was a bit difficult to see the sign out front when we arrived but once we entered the hotel we were greeted and the service from each member of their staff was just wonderful. Morning staff, afternoon and late at night everyone was eager to assist my family with everything we requested. We played cards late at night in...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

deavodl, It was such a pleasure to have your family here with us for the weekend! The staff love helping guests to celebrate their special occasions and you all were a joy to serve. Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you next time. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Pebble Beach, California
Reviewed 17 April 2014

From the moment that we arrived until our departure 2 days later we were treated like favorite and treasured guests. The staff is exemplary - greeting us by name as we passed the reception area and making sure that we had every request fulfilled. Suggestions for activities and restaurants were spot on. The setting, close enough to walk to shopping,...

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Christine P, Director of Sales at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Hello Patricia S, As you point out, there is a real art in finding the perfect balance to the guest experience. Not too much...not too little..just close enough to the excitement but still quiet and relaxed. What I like to call unpretentious casual elegance, guides our staff as we welcome and interact with our valued guests. In the mornings, the...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Best for couples, business, solo, family . . . you name it. A great hotel just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara. A must stay if you can afford it - great wine, great atmosphere, great service.

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Julie, Short, sweet and full of lovely adjectives. What a fun review. Thank you. See you next visit! -Brian

Cambridge UK
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We last stayed here 7 years ago, and it is just as good as it ever was. Despite having a significant number of rooms, the layout makes you feel as if you're almost the only guest. And despite only having been built a little over a decade ago, it feels as if it has been around for a long time...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

It was great seeing you and your family, don't wait 7 years to return ;-) -Brian

Topanga, California
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Just got back from my second stay here, and it really is my favorite hotel in Santa Barbara. The staff are very open and friendly, and their level of service is second to none. The setting is beautiful, the pool is perfect for kids - not too deep and temperature was just right. The hotel is also located near to...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Adam, Thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to offer a second review of your experiences with us. We have a large number of repeat guests such as yourself and it is always wonderful to see old friends time and again. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Main Beach, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Only here for a night but this resort is somewhere I would definitely spend a week & fully intend to return. Management & staff are so very hospitable, professional & very pleasant. Rooms are fantastic well laid out, spacious & quaint - right down to the romantic setting with a fireplace - that I couldn't resist lighting (gas) even though...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Lauren, Thank you so much for the kind words. Our fireplaces are one of our most popular and unique features, particularly this time of year. One day is definitely not enough time to enjoy our property and all that Santa Barbara has to offer. We will gladly welcome you back for a longer stay. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is a lovely place to stay in Santa Barbara. It is 9 blocks from the ocean, but we didn't mind this as the area was quiet and we were prepared to walk. The room was very comfortable and large and the bathroom had a separate shower as well as a bath. The staff were brilliant and patient, so helpful...

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Brian C, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

WW, Thank you for the review, we definitely wouldn't want you to stay anywhere else either! I will let the staff know how you appreciated their efforts. As many reviews note, we are very lucky to have the ideal location for a stay in Santa Barbara. Walking distance to everything. We will see you on your next visit. Sincerely, Brian...

Ridgway, Colorado
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this quaint little inn near downtown. The only bad thing is I could only stay one night, as I was traveling for work and with a group. Genuinely friendly staff, personalized service (they walk you to your room - love this!) and really fine attention to the smaller details. Not to...

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Christine P, Director of Sales at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mel M, Your review stopped us in our tracks. We strive, as a team, to provide the kind of guest experience that you have described. You are right about the owners and managers- in particular, our owners have the vision and built this hotel from the ground up in 2001. They live locally, and nurture the personality & quality...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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: RM1,590 - RM2,773 (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 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“We had a great balcony room that over looked the courtyard with its large fountain. Very no CA and we lived the fireplace in the room. ”
 of 5 bubbles 476sandil, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Enjoyed the suite overlooking the pool. ”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“fireplace, pool, breakfast, great staff,”
 of 5 bubbles nancywood, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are oversized”
 of 5 bubbles michaelaB8726SC, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms offer breathtaking views, however if climbing stairs are a problem, I wouldn't recommend it since there is no elevator”
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