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Clovis, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just delightful! Had a smile on my face from arrival to departure. The staff was committed to excellence. Rooms were decorated in the style of the vintage home that was the hotel. In a residential neighbor hood, so it was easy to imagine when the home was built and the families that raised their children there.

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Kenmore, Washington
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The Cheshire Cat is simply Santa Barbara at its best. The owner Christine and her staff offer luxury and quiet comfort in each beautifully appointed bungalow. Each room and cottage is unique complete with the most wonderful robes! Breakfast is absolutely perfect and chocolate chip cookies at night! Steps away from State Street with shopping and restaurants galore. Make this...

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Carmel, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Santa Barbara for a very short stay and wanted a cozy, reasonably priced overnight place to be. Found The Cheshire Cat on TA and all the reviews were right. Each of the rooms are individually decorated and very sweet and well appointed. We were in the lovely blue and white Mock Turtle room. Would go back here in...

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Long Island, NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a few days in Santa Barbara and chose to stay at the Cheshire Cat. My wife and I are both active seniors and we loved the place. The room was bright, clean and cheerful. Breakfast was more than adequate with a variety of options. The location was PERFECT... a nice walk to the many restaurants and some...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I absolutely loved the inn. After driving up from LA and arriving shortly after 1, we were delighted that our room was ready and we were able to rest and relax. The Cheshire Cat is remarkable! Stunning arrangements of flowers throughout, afternoon refreshments (and yes, the deviled eggs were as delicious as expected), and a substantial breakfast...

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our one night in the Tweedledum room. We had booked two nights but a severe storm prevented our arrival for the first night. The Inn graciously accepted a late cancellation without any charge. Our room was very nice—large, clean, and comfortable—though the decor in the sitting/living area seemed oddly disconnected from the decor in the bedroom. Both were...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently purchased tickets to see Billy Crystal at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara and decided to stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn for two days. What a lovely experience. Our room was small but adequate. The breakfasts and wine tasting (with hors d' overs) were delicious and well planned. All of the hostesses were gracious. We had a...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Spend an early Valentine's at the beautiful Cheshire Cat Inn, so romantic and peaceful. I have stayed here several times in various rooms and it's hard to choose, they are all pretty, tastefully decorated and super clean. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for. Found the charming owner, Christine snipping away at plants this morning, because she wants everything...

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Stanhope, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 February 2017

After an industry conference in Long Beach, we tacked on some time for pleasure and spent two days in the Tweedledum Suite at the Cheshire Cat B&B. While there is an Alice in Wonderland theme, it is not over the top. The room we stayed in was beautifully decorated with antiques and reproductions. The decor was understated and restful. Breakfast...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had stayed here many times when our son was a student at UCSB and always found it to be charming. We returned after 15 years to find it just as charming and maybe even better with some updating. They still do a delightful afternoon wine and snack where you can meet other guests and wind down in comfort. The...

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CheshireCatInn, Guest Relations Manager at Cheshire Cat Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted to receive the great feed-back and to know that we were able to meet your expectations once again. We began business over 30 years ago and are still owned and operated by the same family who are dedicated to continue providing a high...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Cheshire Cat Inn

Address: 36 W Valerio St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2524
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM1,072 - RM2,375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
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“Check out the website for room specifications. Some had balconies or patios, others were larger with separate bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 494carolynb, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had the Caterpillar room which gave us more space -the rooms are generally smaller. We also had a balcony overlooking the pretty garden,”
 of 5 bubbles junbug1, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms toward the interior of the property are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles grathy, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The two rooms in the carriage house across from the main house are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles bw43, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sk for a room on the garden side to avoid street noise”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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