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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is my husband and my favorite hotel of all time. It is beautiful and we had such a great time. We will go back again and again - and thats a lot to say because we have never chosen to go back to the same hotel, we always want to try something new. Our room was great, Santa Barbara...

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

Leah, Wow, thank you for naming us as your all-time favorite! We really do appreciate the kind words and it is great to see when our efforts are rewarded by satisfied guests. Happy to have you back...again and again :-) Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I've never encountered a hotel that doesn't offer late check-out, it's something I've only ever used several times but often it's a frequent request and many hotels honor these requests, not the Spanish Garden Inn! Of course I didn't expect to be able to leave late without an additional fee tacked on but keep in mind you're paying $300-$350 per...

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

Katrina, My sincere apologies for the mis-communication. We do offer late check-out when available and on request for guests. Due to the large size of your group we decided instead to hold one room as a hospitality suite. That room was available for refreshing for members of your group until 4pm. I do hope that you enjoyed the rest of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a lovely room at the Spanish Garden Inn for two nights. The room / junior suite was spacious and comfortable. We very much enjoyed the breakfast and in particular the warm quiche which had the best pastry I've tasted for a long time. The underground parking is substantial and convenient. However, we'd have three areas of dissatisfaction: Firstly,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you missed out on some of our offered amenities. In addition to the complimentary breakfast, parking and wifi we offer coffee, tea, lemonade, ice tea, water, cookies, popcorn and a DVD library free of charge to all our guests. You will definitely have to...

Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We found this small inn to be a charming, comfortable, quiet property with excellent service from every employee we encountered. The location is only a few short blocks from State Street where most of the shopping and restaurants are located. A bit of a long walk to the harbor but not overwhelming. When we checked in we were told that...

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

BSM57, So nice to hear you appreciated the upgrade. Our Majestic Suite is definitely our most scenic room, with the 2 balconies. Thank you for the review. Quaint, comfortable and quiet are great words to describe the ambiance of our courtyard areas. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a quietly situated hotel close to the centre of town. Although a modern building it is in an old fashioned style. The staff are extremely friendly, the rooms are not bad but really the facilities are not up to the price. The buffet breakfast is OK but what you would expect at a motel rather than a hotel....there...

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

David, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am glad that you found the service and location to be exceptional. I am sorry to read that you were dissatisfied by the lack of a restaurant. There are so many wonderful dining experiences within blocks of the hotel and guests really enjoy the opportunity to explore these locales. I would love...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This location is ideal for anyone wanting a superb room with world class service. The grounds are inviting with plenty of space to relax. It is perfectly located for walking anywhere downtown. There is covered parking and wifi which is also a big plus. There is nothing we would change about this spot. We stayed for five days and had...

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

Judi, It was such a pleasure to have you with us for the week. We love 'slow travelers' who really take the time to enjoy all that a city like ours has to offer. Thank you for the generous review. I will be sure to let the staff know how much you appreciated their efforts. We look forward to your...

Aliso Viejo
Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I just came back from our stay. What a lovely and romantic hotel! The staff was great and we had a fantastic stay! I totally recommend staying here - it is top notch! We can't wait to go back!

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

Dear Meredith H, Thank you for the positive feedback on our "hidden gem" property. It means a lot to read you had a "fantastic stay". I'm glad you were able to experience the romantic charm here and will come back to visit us. Enjoy your travels! Christine

London
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Everything about this hotel is charming, with a wonderful Mediterranean vibe. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. I stayed in a queen room (14), which also had a small terrace - perfect to sit in the late afternoon sun and work, relax, drink. It's the staff that really make this hotel. They have great attention to detail, show genuine...

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

Hello sb1London, So glad you liked the property. Now your review is one that will assist others! It's true, our rooms are larger than average which adds to the relaxing feeling here. The terraces and balconies bring the outdoors in, while maintaining a private feeling. As you mentioned, our staff truly are interested in making your stay a positive one...

Uk
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had two nights here during a west coast trip. Loved Santa Barbara and this hotel is well placed. Nice pool although needed to have the leaves cleared more often! Lovely patio for breakfast or after diner drinks around the table fire. Would definitely recommend, it's also an easy walk into town. We ate at two places both excellent but...

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

Marcho, Zaytoon is a favorite lunch spot for our staff as well. So convenient and delicious. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We do clear the leaves twice a day around the pool but it has been windy lately and can be hard to keep up. We will see you next visit! Sincerely,...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

So my husband and I travel all the time and I'm one tough customer. I expect everything. Nice linens. Quiet spacious room. Multiple options for breakfast. Quick response if there is a problem. Knowledgeable helpful staff with excellent attitude. Convenient location to whatever there is to see and do. Well. .... This place has it all. PLUS... In room fireplace...

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

Dianne, Guests who have the highest expectations for their visit are exactly the type of challenge we love! Thank you for the kudos and for the review. My apologies for the noise in the courtyard. Its a judgement call for the team to make when we decide to quiet things down and it sounds like we were a little to...

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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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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 

Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $516 - $877 (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 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green 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”
 of 5 bubbles 140kayd, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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