Santa Barbara hotels are insanely expensive. People like to stay there, so expect high prices when trying to book somewhere in the city limites. My partner and I booked here in November 2011 when visiting Santa Barbara for the Western Band Association Band Championships. This exquisite little B&B is located on a relatively quiet street, only a couple miles from the Santa Barbara City COllege campus (where the competition was being held) but right in the heart of things, so it is possible to get to many of the city's attractions on foot or with a very short drive.
We booked at the last minute and so were not sure what we would get. We decided that since it's so pricey to stay in Santa Barbara, we might as well splurge and spend a few extra dollars just to make sure we didn't end up in some flea-bag hovel by the off-ramp. Not only did we get a nice place, we got the royal treatment. The Bath Street Inn is a traditional Bed and Breakfast where the pleasant innkeepers treat you like family the moment you walk int the door. We were shown to our room, which was gorgeous, had a beautifully decorated bathroom with huge windows to let in all the sunlight, a view of the hills, and old-fashioned fixtures that were charming as all get out while modern enough for comfort. The bed was ridiculously comfortable, and the coffee, French toast and fruit we were served the next morning were beyond outstanding. The best part had to be the freshly baked-from-scratch goodies that were available throughout the day and night in the common area along with coffee and tea, filling the room with a pleasant aroma and providing a tasty and comforting welcome back after wandering around the city.
The hospitality was unparalleled to the point that we felt like royalty being welcomed to the city for a relatively good value. I highly recommend booking here for any travelers adding Santa Barbara to their itineraries.
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