Spanish Garden Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Pros

Cons

  • No restaurants on the street; very residential
  • Tiny open-air fitness area (only two cardio machines)
  • Small pool
  • No pets allowed (a pro for some!)

Bottom Line

The 23-room Inn of the Spanish Garden isn't the most luxurious hotel in Santa Barbara, but it's certainly one of the most charming boutique options (the fireplaces in each room definitely help). It's situated on a residential street, but lies only three blocks from State Street, Santa Barbara's main drag. This hotel has all the essentials -- continental breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi -- but the pool is small, the open-air fitness area is smaller, and there's no on-site restaurant. Still, it may be a good option for visitors seeking a quiet, convenient Spanish-style retreat.

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 Location

In a residential neighborhood, but just a five-minute walk from the popular downtown area

Located on Garden Street, a good three blocks from the popular State Street, The Inn of the Spanish Garden lies in a residential, low-key neighborhood. Restaurants and shops are about a 5- to 10-minute walk away.

Casual and laid-back, Santa Barbara echoes a Mediterranean-like song. Despite its small size, there are a surprising number of significant tourist attractions. Namely: The Santa Barbara Mission, a wonderful illustration of California's Franciscan-Spanish architecture; Stearns Wharf, a long deep-water pier with restaurants, shops, and the Ty Warner Sea Center; the Santa Barbara Zoo; and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. State Street is the town's main drag, and features boutiques, the shops at Paseo Nuevo (including a Nordstrom), art galleries, and quaint restaurants.

  • 20-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport
  • 5-minute walk to State Street (where all the restaurants and shops are)
  • 7-minute walk to Sunken Gardens
  • 10-minute walk to Alameda Plaza
  • 10-minute walk to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • 5-minute drive to Stearn's Wharf
  • 5-minute drive to Santa Barbara Mission
  • 5-minute drive to Carr Winery
  • 8-minute drive to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • 45-minute drive to Nojoqui Falls County Park

 Bottom Line

The 23-room Inn of the Spanish Garden isn't the most luxurious hotel in Santa Barbara, but it's certainly one of the most charming boutique options (the fireplaces in each room definitely help). It's situated on a residential street, but lies only three blocks from State Street, Santa Barbara's main drag. This hotel has all the essentials -- continental breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi -- but the pool is small, the open-air fitness area is smaller, and there's no on-site restaurant. Still, it may be a good option for visitors seeking a quiet, convenient Spanish-style retreat.

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Address

  • 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Room Types

  • Deluxe 2 Queens
  • Deluxe King
  • Deluxe Queen
  • Executive King
  • Junior Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 23
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Address: 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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