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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Secret Garden is a unique place, very peaceful, beautiful and welcoming. Domeneque is a wonderful host, and brings a lot of unique French charm to this place. Our stay could not be more enjoyable! We would definitely come back! Thank you Domeneque!!

Thank mashacompton
Apache Junction, Arizona
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here while participating in a two day marathon, so I was unable to enjoy the wine and cheese offered in the afternoons, the breakfast in the mornings, or the brownies at night. But, my family did and they enjoyed every bite. I liked the quaint homey feel and loved the deep bath tubs which my sore achy muscles... More 

Thank Maxine B
Alameda, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know what other people expect from what is basically a B&B, but this is a great one! Main house available 24/7, but you stay in one of five sweet cottages in back, past a lovely paved garden and outdoor seating area with tables, like a restaurant. And boy do you get fed: wine, cheese, breads, and spreads in... More 

Thank kbostrom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I am actually not sure how I ended up calling this fantastic B&B, but I am so glad I did...what a treat. I got to sleep in a relaxed mode that I have rarely ever experienced at any place away from home. The gentle kindness of the owner is a great interface and I really felt rested and at ease.... More 

Thank Louis M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We only stayed here one night. Very odd set up, no tea/coffee facilities in room you had to go to the main house where hot water was left in jugs after 7pm, not brilliant, however, the owner also left homemade brownies which were delicious, a nice touch. Parking was easy, free WiFi. Only a 20 minute walk to downtown Santa... More 

Thank Duffy1952
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome by the young lady who received my husband and I. Explained in detail all that needed to be known. The room was very cosy and homely, fresh cookies baked at night for guests to help themselves. I wasn't too impressed with the fact that the Internet barely worked. And stopped working all together at night. Even though the... More 

1 Thank Osae
California, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasant garden and front porch, but hazardous for elderly or visually impaired guests due to uneven brick walkways and too far to walk to the beach and shopping area. Breakfast is served during a small window, excluding or making it difficult for those who get up early or depart early. On the positive side, the owner provided tea and sweets... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

7 cottages and a small main house with the very best full continental breakfast one could imagine. Crepes and quiche to die for. Very comfortable themed cottages 2 with hot tubs in a beautiful garden setting. Wonderful owner and hostess.

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Palmdale, California, United States
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had never stayed in a B&B before and I was glad that this was my first experience. The overall experience was like comfort food for the mind and spirit. I was a great escape from the city and it a place that I will always look up first when planning to visit SB again.

Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The Secret Garden Inn is a lovely place to stay in Santa Barbara! The owner is lovely and so helpful. The breakfast is excellent. It is situated just a short walk to State Street which has lots of bars and restaurants. Would certainly recommend!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded behind high hedges, hidden pathways, and romantic gardens in Santa Barbara, lies the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, built in 1905 and now owned and run by Dominique Hannaux. Stay in a main house guestroom, a cottage room or suite with or without private hot tub, or our completely private house. Surrounded by the Inn's gardens, all of our accommodations are romantic and peaceful. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Breakfast which includes: Dominique's French recipe quiches, fresh-baked scones, muffins, sweet breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Our rates also include wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm and brownies and hot cider later in the evening! All our rooms have a TV-DVD, a private bath and shower and a hairdryer. Many fine restaurants, shops, museums and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara are just a short stroll or a quick bike ride from the Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden Inn

Address: 1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $191 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Secret Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I preferred the cottages they offer more privacy than the rooms attached to the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles maxineb264, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Hummingbird, which is the room for people with pets. The pet fee was less than at other places.”
 of 5 bubbles kbostrom, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is cottage style living, so think of being open to saying "Hello" to people that you will see on their porches next to you.”
 of 5 bubbles louism179, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden Room is very private”
 of 5 bubbles 872johannab, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for more privacy, rent a cottage outside of the main house. Staying inside is a great way to meet people at breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles jiles126, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
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