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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here twice, both for weekend work walking distance away. I appreciate the relaxed yet fine character of the avocado trees and Peanut the cat in the garden, and the delicious foods. The rooms feel like your own room. This place is charming and real, not pretentious, but delicious. I will be back.

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Brisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm just about ready to give up paying any attention to online review ratings. I booked this place recently for a one night stay en route to Napa. Admittedly, because it was a Friday, the choice of accommodation in Santa Barbara was tight. But this place wasn't cheap, the photos looked nice and the reviews were uniformly positive. Well unless...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My husband and I stayed in Mockingbird - which had new linens, and was clean and cozy. Danielle provided us with complete instructions to enhance our enjoyment of the cottage. In addition to the accommodations, there was a cache of information available about things to see and do in the area. The food was delicious, and the company at breakfast...

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Newtown, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I traveled to Santa Barbara to visit the now grown up boy I nannied for 18 years ago. I wanted a place close by his apartment and my travel agent found this gem. We arrived from LAX at midnight and instructions and my key were easily accessible. The room, though more pink than my taste, was spacious, clean, and private....

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The Secret Garden is a unique place, very peaceful, beautiful and welcoming. Domeneque is a wonderful host, and brings a lot of unique French charm to this place. Our stay could not be more enjoyable! We would definitely come back! Thank you Domeneque!!

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Apache Junction, Arizona
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I stayed here while participating in a two day marathon, so I was unable to enjoy the wine and cheese offered in the afternoons, the breakfast in the mornings, or the brownies at night. But, my family did and they enjoyed every bite. I liked the quaint homey feel and loved the deep bath tubs which my sore achy muscles...

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Alameda, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I don't know what other people expect from what is basically a B&B, but this is a great one! Main house available 24/7, but you stay in one of five sweet cottages in back, past a lovely paved garden and outdoor seating area with tables, like a restaurant. And boy do you get fed: wine, cheese, breads, and spreads in...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I am actually not sure how I ended up calling this fantastic B&B, but I am so glad I did...what a treat. I got to sleep in a relaxed mode that I have rarely ever experienced at any place away from home. The gentle kindness of the owner is a great interface and I really felt rested and at ease....

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We only stayed here one night. Very odd set up, no tea/coffee facilities in room you had to go to the main house where hot water was left in jugs after 7pm, not brilliant, however, the owner also left homemade brownies which were delicious, a nice touch. Parking was easy, free WiFi. Only a 20 minute walk to downtown Santa...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome by the young lady who received my husband and I. Explained in detail all that needed to be known. The room was very cosy and homely, fresh cookies baked at night for guests to help themselves. I wasn't too impressed with the fact that the Internet barely worked. And stopped working all together at night. Even though the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded behind high hedges, hidden pathways, and romantic gardens in Santa Barbara, lies the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, built in 1905 and now owned and run by Dominique Hannaux. Stay in a main house guestroom, a cottage room or suite with or without private hot tub, or our completely private house. Surrounded by the Inn's gardens, all of our accommodations are romantic and peaceful. Enjoy the delicious Buffet Breakfast which includes: Dominique's French recipe quiches, fresh-baked scones, muffins, sweet breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juices. Our rates also include wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm and brownies and hot cider later in the evening! All our rooms have a TV-DVD, a private bath and shower and a hairdryer. Many fine restaurants, shops, museums and sights of beautiful Santa Barbara are just a short stroll or a quick bike ride from the Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden Inn

Address: 1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €159 - €285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Secret Garden Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Stay somewhere else”
609gregw, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a cottage for more privacy. If you need accessibility, there are rooms in the main house.”
AmyF91764, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I preferred the cottages they offer more privacy than the rooms attached to the main house.”
maxineb264, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Hummingbird, which is the room for people with pets. The pet fee was less than at other places.”
kbostrom, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is cottage style living, so think of being open to saying "Hello" to people that you will see on their porches next to you.”
louism179, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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