My husband stayed here for one night over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. After a couple of tastings at the Fess Parker and Firestone wineries in Los Olivos, we made our way back to Santa Barbara to check into our room. As soon as we saw the Inn, we knew we had discovered something special!
Hidden by trees and painted in a cheerful yellow, the main house and surrounding cottages do make you feel like you're in a secret place even though you're actually in the middle of a residential neighborhood!
We stayed in the Oriole room and were delighted by its decor, French doors and deck (complete with hot tub). We brought our two Pomeranians, and though it was small, the layout wass great and we never felt like we needed more room.
Dominique and the Innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, and the snack hour and breakfast were yummy. The Inn is close to State Street, and a great coffee shop is right around the corner.
We will definitely go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded behind high hedges, hidden pathways, and romantic gardens in Santa Barbara, lies the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, built in 1905 and now owned and run by Dominique Hannaux. Stay in a main house guestroom, a cottage room or suite with or without private hot tub, or our completely private house. Surrounded by the Inn's gardens, all of our accommodations are romantic and peaceful. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Breakfast which includes: Dominique's French recipe quiches, fresh-baked scones, muffins, sweet breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Our rates also include wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm and brownies and hot cider later in the evening! All our rooms have a TV-DVD, a private bath and shower and a hairdryer. Many fine restaurants, shops, museums and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara are just a short stroll or a quick bike ride from the Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Secret Garden Hotel Santa Barbara