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New Jersey
Reviewed 19 March 2014

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend here and couldn't have asked for a lovelier experience. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the hotel is gorgeous, peaceful, and in a perfect central location for exploring Santa Barbara. The attention to detail was impeccable. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

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

Sarah, Thank you for the review. So nice to hear that we were able to provide a romantic getaway for you and your boyfriend. I will pass on your kind words to the team. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Unpretentious and tastefully Mediterranean, meticulously maintained, and well located, the Spanish Garden Inn was the perfect choice for my group of eight this week. My room was on the second floor overlooking the beautiful Terra Cotta courtyard to which all rooms have ready access. The rooms were smartly decorated with up-to-date amenities, furnishing, bedding, and bathrooms. The property is handicap...

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

Hello El Paso, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I will pass on your complimentary words to our staff. We strive to provide a high level of customer service and very much appreciate your positive acknowledgement and honest comments. Your well-traveled group seemed to truly enjoy themselves both on the property and in...

Lexington,Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Maybe it was just our room, but we found this hotel quite a disappointment. The building itself is charming, and we were ready to be impressed, but our room fell short. We were told we were "upgraded" to a "junior suite" when we checked in. Maybe the regular rooms are better, but the "suite" was a big letdown. It was...

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

LexTraveler, Thank you for the review. I am very sorry to read that you found your room to be so disappointing. Our Junior Suites tend to be our most popular but perhaps a more intimate room would have better suited your expectations for your evening with us. I would love another opportunity to wow you with the service and product...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My husband and I arrived on Feb 21st in Santa Barbara, to find this jewel of an Inn in the beautiful downtown core. The Inn has a surprisingly 19th century feel to it, and I was surprised to find out that it was only built 10 years ago! The rooms are accessible by staircase only, so beware those who are...

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

Deborah, It was a pleasure having you with us and we are so happy to hear that you had such a lovely stay. Thank you for the detailed review. For clarification, we do have some upstairs rooms that are accessible by elevator. And of course we are usually able to accommodate requests for downstairs or upstairs rooms as needed. Thank...

Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I can highly recommend the Spanish Garden Inn. The inn is easy to locate and the underground parking is included with your room rate. Wi-fi access is also included, as well as a very lovely breakfast of fruit, baked items! etc. The staff was helpful with information about the area. The main city areas are all walkable, and even the...

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

Thank you for your recommendation and for your review. We do include breakfast, parking and Wifi complimentary with all reservations along with many other smaller amenities. It is our belief that once you have selected and paid your room rate that our financial relationship is more or less concluded. Unlike other hotels who focus their efforts on adding charges to...

Byron Center, Michigan
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

The prior reviews are spot on. It is no wonder why it is rated #1 in Santa Barbara. The setting is peaceful and perfectly planned to provide an escape. Loved the Spanish architecture and all the details: hand painted room signage and selection of light fixtures. Appreciated the selection of products. The breakfast was delicious and the spinach quiche did...

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

mrsadiaz, The breakfast staff in particular appreciates your kind words in this review. They work very hard daily to provide a quality breakfast for our guests and their praises are often unsung. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Adelaide, South Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Spent the night here in a suite. Lovely room with a fabulous patio overlooking the pool. There is a lovely ambience and terrific staff. Very good breakfast too. Location is excellent with an easy walk to shops, restaurants and culture. Really enjoyed staying here.

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

TonyAyk, Thank you for your review and for choosing us for your overseas trip. It was a pleasure having you in our hotel, even if only for the one night. I will pass on your note to the staff. Next time you are in the country please look us up! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We recently stayed at the Spanish Garden Inn for 4 nights during the week. We booked the Majestic Suite for the luxury and also the extra space since we were traveling with our 1 year old who likes to crawl around. It was a great decision. The staff was outstanding overall in every way. The suite itself was beautiful, very...

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

BlueMorpho, It was a pleasure meeting your family and we enjoyed having you with us. Your toddler is adorable! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We will see you next time. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I needed a quiet place to get away and finish my novel, so my husband booked me into the Spanish Garden Inn on the recommendation of a friend. It's downtown, not near the beach, which was perfect for me, as I could walk to dinner and avoided some of the busier/touristy areas near the beach. The staff was extremely friendly,...

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

mongolikescandy, Mongo no go. Mongo impressed....couldn't resist as I love your nickname :-) Thank you for the thorough review and thanks to your husband and friend for the referral. It is wonderful to hear that we provided you a home for completing your novel. Our deep-soaking tubs are an increasingly rare feature in hotels and one that we are pleased...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I celebrated a late valentines evening here with my girlfriend and everything was absolutely amazing! I have always wanted to stay at SGI and as I am in the hospitality business, I came with high expectations. I had spoken to the hotel to have rose peddles waiting in the room and the set up looked great! Check-in was smooth, and...

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

CaliforniaSB, Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with others. I am so glad that you were finally able to stay with us and that we were able to provide a special belated Valentine's evening for the two of you! I will pass on your kind words to our team....

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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 

Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $486 - $825 (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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