Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... head in and cool off. Lots of fun and splashing. Taya's favourite teether is a toothbrush, so we have one in the pool with us, Dylan uses it to pretend to paint the sides of the pool with different coloured water colours. He then pretends to paint Emma's toe nails, perhaps we should teach him to do it properly, it could be very useful whilst cooking the dinner or talking on the phone.
Yummy dinner ...
... I feel embarrassed to say we got lost... Stupid maps!!! Wayne had me biking up hills then we had to turn around.. this place isn't big how can you possibly get lost.. We did get back just before dark whew.. Wayne headed straight for the pool. We later went out for dinner at a really romantic restaurant with delicious food, Arizona just doentgood food., yes we tipped but walked away with that same feeling ,was it enough or was it too ...
... Santa Barbara's famous residents was Fess Parker, a hero from my childhood, as he was Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone! Although he died about three years ago, he appears to be Santa Barbara's favourite son. We travelled through the streets, having places like the zoo and the extraordinary buildings, both public and private pointed out. Such treasures like the Presidio, which was built in 1782 by Spain. his was the ...
The next couple days in Santa Barbara were spent exploring State Street, eating delicious local food, and getting to know the Haroms. We also put in some time trying to befriend Bruiser, the Harmons' temperamental and ferocious chihuahua. Once Miranda told us the secret, feed Bruiser lots of cheese, Amanda gained his trust and became friend. Erika fed him cheese without getting her ...
... experience. Bit sad Duke isn't with us this year.
However, this year we got upgraded for free again (I got pooed on by a bird the other day so that's why we got upgraded for free - the luck) but it took a bit of persuasion. After a long flight and a hell of a lot of pushing and shoving to get on the shuttle bus, we turned up at the ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
5650 Calle Real, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $141
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $189
- Great beach front location, large room but a bit of a smell
- Radisson was Spectacular!
- Loved the Radisson!
3850 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $174
- Pepper Tree is nice
- Pepper Tree - Great
- Seems best bet on State Street
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $190
- Encina Lodge is great
- Lovely place to stay
- Just Okay
202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $198
- Ditto other reviews - bad motel experience, misleading website
- Do not stay here
- Perfect Location
28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $257
- Delighted with our room
- Not the Four Seasons....
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $102
- Great pool and spa
- Like the Sandman, but gee...
- Very nice place!
31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $270
- Hope this was an anomaly
- Very good, but some kinks need to be worked out...
- This is not a Leading Hotel of the World
5490 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $221
- Good location for UCSB but no amenities
- Convenient to UCSB, but that's about it...
901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $186
- Great relief to long travellers
- Perfectly Fine
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $170
17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $180
- Pleasant Surprise
- Great Location. Leave the car at home.
- Great Location
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Quiet and homey
- Surprising find near the S.B. beaches
- Very charming hotel
533 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- Quiet, central location, good deal
- Affordable elegance.
- We loved it, and the valet parking was only $5.00.
1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $173
- Traveler beware
- All that I expected.
- Stay away!
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $218
- I am pleased to report
- One of the best kept secrets in Santa Barbara
- Rate Problem
1900 Lasuen Road, Santa Barbara | 5 star hotelfrom $387
1816 State Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $123
3344 State St., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $72
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $120
- Just Love the Inn at East Beach
- Max Value
- Great rooms and very friendly service.
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $314
- Amazing place!
- Santa Barbara Pace...
- Great Attention to Detail
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $115
- Staff to be proud of!
- Great for beach and self-catering possible
- We will be back
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $115
324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $133