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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Spanish Garden Inn is lovely and I especially enjoyed the small veranda. Perfect for reading on a cool morning. But the one thing that blew me away was the service. From the moment I stepped in, they couldn't do enough. They insisted on helping with luggage, showed me around the room, and ensured I had everything I needed. Upon...

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

webgrrrl, I love that you love how personal our concierge advice is. Unlike many places, we encourage our employees to share their passions and interests, where appropriate, with the guests. It helps to tailor a truly memorable experience in Santa Barbara. Thank you very much for sharing a review with us. See you next time. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara literally a short walk away from State Street, Santa Barbara Courthouse, restaurants, dining, nightlife, and the beach just a little walk further, you'll find the beautiful Spanish Garden Inn. Having never stayed at an Inn before, I didn't realize how different and comfy an Inn is compared to the hotels I've stayed....

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

Victor, Brian and Jordan have both told me that the feeling was mutual...they very much enjoyed your visit and assisting you in having a terrific weekend in Santa Barbara. Thank you for the kind and thorough review. We will see you the next time you are looking for an escape from Los Angeles! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I won't stay anywhere else in SB. Perfect location, amazing staff, great complimentary breakfast delivered to room at no extra charge. Get the king bed on the second floor (balcony overlooking the pool). Jordan gave us amazing recommendations: Arts and Letters for lunch (pumpkin soup and fries cauliflower) , Zaytoon for dinner. Can't say enough about how great out stay...

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

Justin, We won't let you stay anywhere else but with us. :-) It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I'm glad Jordan was able to help you find some of the better restaurants in town to further enhance your experience. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Fabulous place! Secure under ground parking, beautiful hotel, room amazing, service great, pool great, breakfast great! Free tea, coffee and lemonade available all day, lovely cookies on reception about 5pm. We really enjoyed this place and would definitely recommend, expensive but worth it.

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

Short but sweet! Thank you for letting people know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a great remainder of your summer! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights. We stayed in the Majestic Suite and were most pleased with the quality of the two rooms. The decor was lovely and the beds quite comfortable. The hotel offers a quality breakfast with nice choices . The service at this hotel is outstanding. The friendly and helpful staff made our stay...

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

ABE2014, Wonderful Guests! It was a pleasure having you with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Orinda, California
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed at the Spanish Garden Inn with my 10- and 12-year-old children, never having stayed at a small hotel with children before. I was very pleasantly surprised by how welcoming the staff were and my kids and I loved our stay here. The service was so friendly, helpful, and unpretentious. The room was very spacious, attractive, clean, and well-maintained...

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

lizbowens, Your review is greatly appreciated. "Friendly, helpful and unpretentious" are absolutely the adjectives we would use to describe the service we try to offer. So nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You have a lovely family and we look forward to a future visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were really looking forward to our stay at the Spanish Garden inn and did enjoy our stay except for two incidents that will make us never go back again. The hotel is nicely situated and our rooms were very nice. The ambiance is also very nice. The beds were a little uncomfortable, but that is true with many hotels...

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

Thank you for the review. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. My apologies for the confusion over certain amenities on property. We do have menus on every table as well as on the buffet which outline the additional offerings at our breakfast. 12 years ago, Spanish Garden Inn was a very early adopter of the environmentally responsible...

Denver
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed for four nights in May and thoroughly enjoyed the inn. The front desk staff was very helpful, and our room overlooking the pool, was lovely and roomy with a nice balcony. We also liked the breakfast and appreciated the in room electric kettle and French press since we like to have coffee as soon as we wake up....

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

Hello Tinaindenver, WOW..You covered most of the bases here! Happy to hear you enjoyed the beach cruisers- it's a great way to see Santa Barbara. Sounds like you took advantage of the well thought out bike paths we have here. Our hotel features a special local blend of coffee so the French press is a welcome sight for you morning...

Opelika, Al
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This Inn is just about perfect! A few blocks off the main street in Santa Barbara is this wonderful place that will spoil you. My husband and I stayed here in between travels from San Diego to Solvang. No way could I say enough about the wonderful staff. We booked a room (#9) which had a nice size balcony overlooking...

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

TashaLin, Well, though we appreciate the review very much, I don't think posting it was the best way for you to keep the hotel hidden all for you. :-) Regardless, we are happy to hear that you found your stay to be so terrific. We do look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 8 June 2014

What an amazing place. From the minute we arrived, we felt we were someplace special. The staff is ready to assist with any request that you make. The continental breakfast (more than what you expect) was delicious and having refreshments available day and night (coffee, tea) was an extra nice touch. Our room overlooked the pool and it was wonderful...

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

Thank you for the review. Your quote "a great value with elegance" is apropos as our in-house motto is to offer California Elegance to all of our guests. I am so happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We will look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Cogswell General Manager

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: $480 - $837 (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 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#1 Green 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. ”
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“Enjoyed the suite overlooking the pool. ”
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“fireplace, pool, breakfast, great staff,”
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“All rooms are oversized”
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“Second floor rooms offer breathtaking views, however if climbing stairs are a problem, I wouldn't recommend it since there is no elevator”
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