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Reviewed 13 August 2007

Wonderful place to stay. We passed through Santa Barbara on our honeymoon and stayed at the Cheshire Cat Inn. The buildings are beautiful and the rooms fantastic. Well appointed, comfy and good value. We found the staff to be helpful and accommodating and were really quite sad to leave. The breakfast was excellent as was the complimentary wine that we enjoyed whilst sat in the lovely gardens. It's a short walk into town were there are lots of great restaurants which the staff recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SEC79
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Reviewed 24 July 2007

Wanting a special way to celebrate our 15th anniversary, I found the Cheshire Cat Inn using TripAdvisor. I booked a weekend vacation and was in heaven from the moment my husband and I arrived! The grounds were gorgeous with all the trees, fountain, lots of flowers and rosebushes. The houses were just beautiful!!! We stayed in the Alice Suite and were very pleased with the room. The bed was comfortable and the balcony was so inviting, i read and took a nap on the lounge chair in the evening. The breakfasts were delicious and the evening snacks were tasty as well. The innkeeper Bharti is a gem of a gal, lots of info on the town and restaurants. I also loved reading the journals left in the room from the previous visitors. From begining to end our stay was relaxing. Santa Barbara is a great place to visit, lots to see and do and the Cheshire Cat is close to it all. Our stay was so fabulous, that i have already booked another weekend away for next year and i know we will have a great time again..... ;)

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2007

We spent one night at this B & B. The setting is lovely, a restored Victorian in a nice, but heavily trafficked neighborhood. The staff seamed friendly enough, but it didn't have the same touch we are used to in a B&B. The sheets were no better than Motel 6 grade, stiff & scratchy industrial white sheets, with the double top sheet on each side of the blanket. The towels were dry and somewhat threadbare also. The evening hors d’oeurves were Costco purchased stale crackers, with the Kirkland stamp on them, and hummus, with a small plate of vegi's with sour cream, no dip mix added. The breakfast was very disappointing; since we were there on a weekday it was continental. The place was almost full, but no hot breakfast. Small boxes of cereal, Rice Crispies, Raisin Bran, packets of instant oatmeal, Costco bagels & English Muffins, a nice fruit salad. What was most rude, was that the kitchen staff could be seen making stuffed french toast and other breakfast items for the next day's breakfast, but they couldn't bother to feed the days residents a hot breakfast. We didn't get any special deal or price for staying on a weekday, so why the difference in breakfast? We choose to stay in B&B for those special touches, none of which this particular establishment offered. We expected more for $200 a night. We'll stay elsewhere next time!!!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Westlagal
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Reviewed 14 July 2007

We discovered the Cheshire Cat several years ago, while our daughter was a student at UCSB. That was our lodging of choice when visiting the Santa Barbara area (one of our favorite weekend spots) and is still our first choice of places to stay in the area. The caring, family atmosphere always makes us feel refreshed and we return home invigorated. The staff is terrific; Bharti always tends to our every need. Thank you, Cheshire Cat, for giving us so many memorable times!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jane2055
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Reviewed 12 July 2007

My stay at the Cheshire Cat was a very positive experience. The house & room was excellent as was the food, but nothing compared to the friendly and helpful staff. They made my trip to Santa Barbara a memorable one. I would definitely recommend the B & B to anyone who was visiting the Santa Barbara area. Be sure not to miss the wine and cheese spread in in the garden in late afternoon.

Stayed: July 2007
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