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“A Boho Boutique Hotel with Class”
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Spanish Garden Inn
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night during our trip down the Californian coast, we only wish we had arranged to stay longer. From the moment we arrived thte staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to assist us. We loved our bedroom - it was spacious, luxurious and tranquil. The buffet breakfast the next day provide far more choice and quality than we expected. It's about a 20 minute walk to the beach from the hotel, but it's such a pleasant neighbour hood we enjoyed the stroll. We could not fault the Inn and hope we get the opportunity to stay there again some time.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

This is a fantastic little hotel in santa barbara with reasonable rates. that isn't something you can say about many places in the area.

The rooms are great - plenty of space with cute layouts. Great bathrooms and products. They have a free movie rental / dvd player in the room if thats what you want to do. A wine bar in the lobby. Free parking. Free internet. Very helpful staff.

We made a reservation last minute and they gave us the room right across from the elevator. You couldn't even tell once inside the room. Very quiet hotel with a cute courtyard where you can sit out in the sun.

The room had a private balcony and fireplace which was great.

Breakfast was included. It was a standard breakfast with quiche, fruit, yogurt, toast, coffee, milk, juice. It was all fresh though and you can sit out in the sun to enjoy it along with your free morning LA Times.

Stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We planned to stay in this hotel according to the good reviews; I called the hotel and a young woman (Ivumi?) said they didn't have any double rooms (the cheapest) and advised me a majestic suite (certainly one of the most expensive), she certified me there were no other available room. some of our friends who wanted to go with us called a couple of days later, and this young woman said they had a double room available: my friend told me and I just called a few mins later, Miss Ivumi told there were no double rooms!!!!
I understood she didn't want to give a "cheap" room (not so cheap really...), and when I asked to change, she advised me a junior suite that was just 20 dollars cheaper for a suite much smaller!!!moreover, she was very difficult to understand and a little bit stubborn, I mean not providing a 'top of notch" service. If the management of this wonderful hotel read this, please ask her to be more listening and understanding the client, and not trying absolutely to give the most expensive room, saying nothing else is available, jusy after having told differently to another people!!!
so, before reserving your room, be sure you get precisely what you want, ant ask for a precise written confirmation!
this is not adequate with the quality and reputation of this hotel....

Room Tip: insist severely to get the true information!!
Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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SpanishGardenInn, General Manager at Spanish Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2011

We are very sorry that we did not meet Mipougne’s expectations during her reservation experience. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and courteous service to all of our guests, in person and on the phone, and at the same time, matching them with the room best suited for their visit. We are a small Inn and the availability of each specific room type can change on a moment’s notice, so it is possible that the room requested was no longer available.

We continue to strive to exceed each and every guest’s expectations and work to ensure that all of our employees are knowledgeable, cheerful and confidant in handling our guest’s requests. We again extend our sincere apologies that this reviewer was not completely satisfied and hope that we have the opportunity to welcome her back in the near future!

Laurie Lawson, General Manager

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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Underground parking and close to downtown sites is a major benefit. But be sure you have a accurate map as the small city preserves its past with buildings and streets which are similar. The inn seems cramped but stylish. But the larger rooms with patios or decks are satisfying as the are a nice retreat from car-less sight seeing. Pool is small so excited children's voices can carry. Close-by mexican resturant Azul tops. Overall two nights or three enough but not for expansive vacationing. But one needs financial bravery to stay at Four Seasons for a weeks vacation.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

Enjoyed this hotel - a cut above your average hotel. Touches of a B&B. Nice breakfast included.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Spanish Garden Inn

Address: 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1414
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $438 - $785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Spanish Garden Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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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Also Known As:
Inn Of The Spanish Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Of The Spanish Garden
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