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“Cheshire Cat Inn” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire Cat Inn
Ranked #2 of 20 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Prescott, Arizona
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Cheshire Cat Inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Recently spent the weekend at the Cheshire Cat Inn. The Cheshire is a lovely B&B, one of the best we have ever stayed at, however words of advice. One be sure to select a room off the main corner, lots of traffic at all times day and night. The other word of caution, you are not close to downtown shops! You are relatively close to State Street, but it is a long hike to actual downtown shops. We are walkers and use to a good walk, but don't plan on walking downtown and making many purchases. I wish Santa Barbara could rid itself of the bums that hang around downtown, they are a menance to an otherwise beautiful city.
Chesire Cat Inn itself is a real winner and I hope to go back again in the future.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sig H
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Highly recommend you stay here. The B&B is beautiful, maintained to perfection, the staff are warm and friendly and the rates are better than other B&B's in the area. They are walking distance to the museum (about half a mile) and State Street Shops. We'll be back!

Room Tip: We booked a small room just for a night, they upgraded us to the Tweedledum Suite (the Honeymoon Sui...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robin S
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La Mirada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We celebrated our wedding anniversary by taking a short trip to Santa Barbara and the Solvang area. We stayed in the "White Rabbit Balcony Room" at The Cheshire Cat Inn--our second visit. Our accommodations were nicely decorated, clean, and quiet. The landscaping, English garden, and grounds are beautiful. Off-street parking is an added plus for this location. The breakfasts served are delightful. We've traveled across the USA, but this is special place and worth a return visit.

Room Tip: The White Rabbit Balcony Room
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We stayed in the Tweedledee studio for 2 nights just before Thanksgiving. The studio is over the garage but is very quiet. We could hear people coming and going from the other cottage (Tweedledum) but not once they were in there. The room is cozy and warm. The closet is huge.

The afternoon tea and breakfast were fabulous and the staff very welcoming.

The location is great - at the top end of town but everything very walkable and easy access to the 101 to move around the area.

It poured with rain on one day there but we drove up into the mountains to the vineyards - highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LindsTravel81
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nashville, tennessee
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Hotel is in a quiet part of town and very close to over 170 restaurants. The staff are very accommodating and helpful. The included breakfast is superb.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tj0b
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Believe it or not, I live just a few blocks from the lovely Cheshire Cat Inn, but I have wanted to stay at this lovely Inn for a long time. So, as a special treat, my boyfriend and I booked a night's stay on Valentine's Day and it was everything we had hoped it would be! The room was lovely, warm, and spotless. The continental breakfast had many delicious choices. We met other guests that morning as we shared coffee and delightful stories. I highly recommend the Cheshire Cat Inn for a relaxing get-away. A special "thank you" to Connie who was welcoming and hospitable.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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agoura hills California
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We went to chershire cat in for our birthdays. We stayed in the Queen of Hearts room. Private and place near the gardens. Private jetted tub for two. Enjoyed again and again. Thanks for making the weekend great.

Room Tip: Queen of Hearts
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank momoffour04
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Property: Cheshire Cat Inn
Address: 36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheshire Cat Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cheshire Cat Inn features two stately Queen Anne Victorian homes, an elegant coach house with two suites and four two bed-roomed cottages, all surrounded by lush flower filled gardens and patios. The Inn is situated just one block from Santa Barbara's main shopping street, which is full of attractive courtyards and alleys. The Old Mission is an easy 20-minute walk in one direction and the beach a brisk 40 minutes in the other. Each one of the sunny guest rooms and cottages is unique, with an individual charm and ranges from the elegant to the whimsical. Some are larger split-level junior suites with private balconies, some have in-room Jacuzzi s and fireplaces. This romantic Santa Barbara inn also features flat screen LCD/DVD, ironing boards and refrigerators. There is free Wi-Fi and parking. All rooms have private baths and direct dial telephones. The rates include breakfast and local wines and hors d'oeuvres daily. ... more   less 
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