Stayed at this hotel for the second time for four nights (having first stayed in 2006). There are many things I love about this hotel yet this time around I found that, for the price you pay, there was definitely room for improvement.
Positives: large spacious rooms with comfortable beds, outdoor seating areas and fireplaces, large bathrooms, great Molton Brown products, helpful front desk staff, and I really like the hotel's little courtyard. The breakfast staff was also lovely and the breakfast adequate. There are small touches like cookies in the evening, ice with turn-down service, etc.. that make it feel special. Underground parking is very convenient and the location just 4 blocks or so to State Street is ideal. It's also a short walk to the beach.
Negatives: my complaints are really with the rooms - our room became very loud every hour or so with what may have been the pool pump, our bathroom took on a sewage smell when draining the bathtub. Also, there is no door to the full bathroom (only to the toilet and shower) and the shower has a glass partition so basically there is no privacy if you want to shower. Someone standing at the closet or front door could easily see you. This didn't bother us as it was my husband and myself but others might not like it. A sliding door to the bathroom would fix this problem. In general I think the rooms could use some updating. They are just not $400/night rooms. If paying full price I would probably not stay at the Inn again.
- 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
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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