The only reason I don't give this 5 stars if that I feel we should have been warned about noise on Chapula (one way busy street) next to the cottage we stayed in. My husband is a light sleeper and after not sleeping for two nights had to move to another hotel (El Encanto) up in the hills. The 2nd night wasn't as cold so we didn't have the white noise of the heater so I didn't sleep either. He was going there to "chill" so it really was too noisy in that cottage for him to relax during the day. I was out walking the city so day noise didn't bother me.
BUT, the Inn and staff were lovely, the breakfast was delicious and people we talked to at breakfast said noise was not a problem in their rooms (they are on 2nd story above traffic).
Most importantly, the owner did not charge us for the remaining days we had booked even though it was Christmas week. We will definitely be back there but will be careful to stay away from the busy street.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
- Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
- Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara