Orange Tree Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOrange Tree Inn Santa Barbara
At first we were a bit worried, having obnoxious noisy teenagers in the next room. When I mentioned that we had driven 6 hours and needed rest they had no hesitation to move us. It just so happened it was to a king room. Very quiet, lovely room. The guys at the front desk greeted you with a smile and we're very helpful.
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We didn't know whether to pack up early and leave because Santa Barbara beckoned, or whether to go slow because although the weather was cooler, we were sitting by the sea.
Sitting by the sea won, and while Bill and Margie had disappeared for a walk, we took our time getting ready for the day.
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Tomorrow will be a sea day as we head back to San Francisco.
... fields full of flower crops - it was stunning.
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