Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States | 3 star inn
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This 3 star inn, located on 36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, is near Sustainable Vine Wine Tours, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Eagle Paragliding School.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara

    A relaxing, cozy retreat

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    My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary

    celebration. We were greeted with balloons, wine, and chocolates in our cottage. They delivered a warm breakfast to us on the weekend and had a great selection for their weekday continental breakfast. They served wine and cheese and crackers, wraps, veggies, and cookies in the courtyard in the afternoon. The hostesses were very cordial and social. We felt we could have asked any request and it would have been done in less than

    an hour. The in room massages were incredible. We felt so relaxed and

    cozy after our two days there. We hope to return soon.

    Loved the Cheshire Cat Inn

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    We found this to be a lovely, romantic inn. The innkeeper was friendly and helpful and suggested wonderful restaurants for us. She set up wine and appetizers in the late afternoon. The wines were all local and good. The breakfasts were tasty and served in a warm atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn.

    Loved the Cheshire Cat

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    For a true wonderland get away, the Cheshire Cat is perfect in Santa Barbara, CA. Everyone was very personable and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The themed rooms provided excellent amentities and we look forward to staying there again soon. The Cat's spa/ restaurant packages were a great value and helped make our 3 night stay even more relaxing. I hope whoever else stays there shares the same great experience we had.

    You can do better

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    We spent two nights at the Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara and, frankly, would not go back.

    First, this Inn specializes in "cute" to the detriment of quality. Our bathtub, though it had a shower head attached, was ridiculous. It was freestanding, and was too high off the ground; the shower--unless you perfectly closed the curtains--sprayed on the floor; the Inn provided no bathmats to catch the water. It was ridiculous.

    Second, the hors d'oeuvres (a common feature of b&b's) were bizarre: stuffed eggs, old levant sandwiches and brownies?

    Third, the manager, while efficient, was actually rude. I left my hair dryer in one of the drawers, and, when I called to retrieve it, she insisted that they would have to charge my account to "Fed Ex" it. An extra charge, despite the already $200 we'd paid? When I pointed this out to her, she said, "we had one of the cheaper rooms at the inn." Please! Spare me!

    Fouirth, the hot tub was not hot and only available 4 hours per day.

    Fifth, the breakfast was tasty but small (and no refills provided).

    This is the kind of B&B that makes one want to race to a anonymous hotel. At least one could take a shower!

    Quintessential B&B

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    The Cheshire Cat is a pleasant, clean, comfortable, well-run B&B. The staff is friendly but not intrusive, and the rooms and grounds are comfortable and nicely designed. The weekday "continental" breakfast consisted of a generous spread of baked goods from homemade bread pudding to butterscotch scones; plus cereal, fruit, boiled eggs, etc. The only detracting factor was the traffic noise. Our room (The Mock Turtle) faced the street and the rush hour traffic was too noisy to sleep through. (The inn is on a busy, mostly residential corner.) If you go on a weekday and want a good night's sleep, get a more interior room or wear earplugs.

    Romantic Elopement Weekend!

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    My new husband and I eloped to Santa Barbara from Dallas, TX. We stayed in the Tweedledum Suite which was spacious and romantic. Lots of closet space, a huge jacuzzi tub, pretty living room, bathroom, and bedroom. The manager, Bharti, was so gracious and accepted delivery of our wedding flowers and cake for us. We loved the location and walked to State street at night for dinner and shopping. What a perfect beginning for us!

    A January Getaway

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    My husband and I have recently returned from a stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn. We found the room very well appointed with a tasteful and relaxing color scheme. The guest lounge was very comfortable and beatifully furnished. The gardens, even for this time of the year, were very colorful and well groomed. There is even an outdoor Jacuzzi in a sparkling white gazebo that can easily be reached from the rooms. This is for those like us who prefer to gaze at the stars, while enjoying the benefits of the hot bubbling water.

    Your breakfast can be enjoyed on a very pretty terrace, or, if you prefer, you could have a breakfast tray delivered to your room. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and if you happen, as we did, to catch Chris and Jack, the proprietors, they will tell you about all the best places to have fun and the best places to eat in town.

    The Inn is situated close to the down-town area and many excellent restaurants which can be reached by walking, for those who prefer a little exercise. We enjoyed our walks to town and browsing the shops and eating establishments.

    We will go back again and again.

    Restorative Weekend Break

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    My husband and I aren't travelling to Europe for vacation for the present time so we wanted to explore options closer to home. The Cheshire Cat in Santa Barbara is a charmingly authentic B&B, run and owned by Brits and their attentive and well-informed staff. From arrival to departure, it feels like you've been invited to stay at a friend's wonderfully comfortable home, an architectural jewel that dates back to the 19th century. Breakfast is a feast with such goodies as French toast and home-made scrumptious scones. In the evening, they offer a great selection of wines and cheeses in the cozy front living room where you can mingle with other guests. The Inn is perfectly located in an attractive residential neighborhood yet within walking distance to all the action on State Street. It's all very relaxing with its beautiful garden and heavenly spa treatments on site.

    Weekend Getaway

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    We actually found the Cheshire cat here on trip advisor. We were looking for a getaway from the kids for the weekend and the Inn looked like the perfect choice. It was. The friendly greeting on arrival set the scene for the weekend and we knew we found our getaway. We parked the car on Friday night and never used it until Sunday afternoon. Great restaurants and activities all within walking distance of the hotel, that is when we had time to leave our Jacuzzi room and fireplace.

    Romance, Romance and Romance

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    This was our third trip to Santa Barbara and our second stay at the Cheshire Cat. Their mid week packages are great and the Inn itself always seems to sharpen our love for each other. We will be back next year, M & R

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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