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915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1414
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#9 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Palihouse Santa Barbara offers guests an intimate and elegant coastal hideaway in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown Historic Presidio Neighborhood. Offering 24 spirited and handsomely appointed guest Rooms and Suites, all situated amongst a tranquil Mediterranean style courtyard, sparkling pool area and a delightful garden café, cocktail bar and lobby lounge, Palihouse Santa Barbara has been designed to appeal to the most astute tastemakers and discerning travelers. Infused with timeless traditions and our fêted trusty service, Palihouse Santa Barbara invites guests to experience the heartfelt expressions of a residential-style boutique hotel, without having to compromise on location, style or amenities. We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Patio
24-hour security
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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laureldolson wrote a review Jan. 14
Sisters, Oregon2 contributions
Fun, clean and comfortable. Staff was the best so helpful and friendly. Loved the honor bar and the little restaurant. The location of the Palihouse is walking distance to downtown Satna Barbara and the Beach,
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Thank you for the glowing review of Palihouse Santa Barbara. I'm very pleased to hear how much you appreciated the detailed thoughtfulness of our amenities as well as our team of world-class service professionals. We love what we do and I am happy it shows. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again and please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do. Best regards, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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nbhartist84 wrote a review Aug. 2022
San Ramon, California10 contributions9 helpful votes
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We love staying at Palihouse House SB! This was our second stay, and just as wonderful, as the first. The atmosphere, location, and very friendly staff, are consistently, wonderful. The front desk and restaurant, employees, , were all very kind, and went above and beyond to help us. We can't wait to return! Thank you, Palihouse!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room, and that is where we stayed. 100% quiet, and comfortable!
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Responded Sep. 2, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share such an exceptional review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear the impact our hard-working staff had on your experience. We have high standards of service both in regards to cleanliness of our impeccable property and guest services, and it is rewarding to know that shows! On behalf of the entire Palihouse staff, we look forward to your next stay with us. Cheers, Silvia Rubio, General Manager
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HouseofHume wrote a review Jan. 12
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It was our first time staying at the Palihouse and we will definitely be back! In fact, I think it should be our go to hotel when staying in Santa Barbara. Superb interiors, staff and location. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Thank you for the glowing review of Palihouse Santa Barbara. I'm very pleased to hear how much you appreciated the detailed thoughtfulness of our amenities as well as our team of world-class service professionals. We love what we do and I am happy it shows. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again and please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do. Best regards, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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aidanmolinare95 wrote a review Jan. 7
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Very warm and friendly staff, great amenities and a beautiful room. Only down side was how warm it was at night and the thermostat was locked to 68 degrees at the lowest. Overall a great experience and we'd stay again, or try one of their other locations
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Aidan, Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear you were able to relax in our beautiful downtown oasis. I am truly sorry to hear that your room was to warm. I will let our head of engineering know to have a look into it. We hope to welcome you back to our slice of heaven sometime soon. Cheers, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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ekuche127955 wrote a review Jan. 5
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Loved every aspect of my experience, from studio to lobby, the greeting experience was very nice and the departure was easy. There is a parking on site, the location is a walkable distance from the main walking street and a nice steal from the beach. Will come back for sure
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear you were able to relax in our beautiful downtown oasis. We are looking forwards to welcoming you back to our slice of heaven sometime soon. Cheers, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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Experience741063 wrote a review Dec. 2022
I was in a last minute jam the day after Christmas due to family/friend complications and I was able to book a room the same day. Fabien was extremely helpful in getting me booked and checked-in right away as needed. The hotel is an adorable treat close to downtown SB. The decor feels like you're staying in the French Riviera or a Spanish style cozy festive home. The details, products and location are really great. I highly recommend staying here! And if not, at least get a drink in the front bar room.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Experience741063, Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear you were able to relax in our beautiful downtown oasis. We hope to welcome you back to our slice of heaven sometime soon. Cheers, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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Abigail B wrote a review Dec. 2022
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Loved the whole experience - the room was amazing and staff members were very friendly. Took great care of me (and my pup) the whole time! Nice to have a cozy, comfortable room and outdoor spaces as well. Food was delicious and parking was easy.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Abigail Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear you were able to relax in our beautiful downtown oasis. We hope to welcome you back to our slice of heaven sometime soon. Cheers, Silvia Rubio. General Manager
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DJRuss wrote a review Dec. 2022
Preston, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family had 4 Rooms at the Palihouse. They were all great and each one, individual. The staff were all very helpful and courteous. We had a great time and would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks until the next time.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Dec. 23, 2022
Hi DJRuss, Thank you for leaving such a kind review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear you were able to relax in our beautiful downtown oasis. We hope to welcome you back to our slice of heaven sometime soon. Cheers, Silvia Rubio. General Manager.
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CaliOne209 wrote a review Nov. 2022
California3 contributions
We enjoyed everything Palihouse SB has to offer! Great property in the heart of SB, very walkable to plenty of good restaurants and shopping, spacious comfortable rooms with many amenities, pet friendly, beautiful relaxing courtyard, awesome staff…we loved the vibe.
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Responded Nov. 26, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share such an exceptional review of your stay with us at Palihouse Santa Barbara. I am so pleased to hear the impact our hard-working staff had on your experience. We have high standards of service both in regards to cleanliness of our impeccable property and guest services, and it is rewarding to know that shows! On behalf of the entire Palihouse staff, we look forward to your next stay with us. Cheers, Silvia / General Manager
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aidomis wrote a review Nov. 2022
New York City, New York5 contributions
Palihouse SB is a very cool property, not a full-service hotel. If you have that expectation you’ll enjoy it. It’s an expensive area so for what you pay, nobody will help with your bags or make suggestions for local cafes when theirs is closed. We couldn’t even get a cup of tea on a cold night… and our room had a kitchenette with a full-sized fridge for some reason. There was almost never someone manning the lobby desk. But the room was beautiful, old Hollywood vibes and we loved sitting with the balcony doors wide open to the sunshine.
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Responded Dec. 1, 2022
Hello Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of your stay. Please accept my sincerest apologies in regard to your experience at Palihouse Santa Barbara. As many of our reviews state, your experience is not on par with our service expectations, and the team, whom I feel is the best in the business. I will address your service experience to the employee to make sure, if you are planning to visit us soon again that we can provide you with a excellent customer service. Cheer, Silvia Rubio General Manager Best regards, Silvia Rubio.
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US$428 - US$896 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inn of the spanish garden hotel santa barbara, hotel of the spanish garden, of the spanish garden hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palihouse Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (0.4 km), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.4 km), and Italian Pottery Outlet (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Jeannine's Bakery, and Zaytoon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Palihouse Santa Barbara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palihouse Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Palihouse Santa Barbara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.4 km), Casa del Herrero (5.7 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (2.1 km).