Inn of the Spanish Garden, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 866 564 4700 (toll-free)
Tel: 805 564 4700
Concierge.com's insider take:
Hidden in a quiet residential neighborhood three blocks from State Street, this white adobe boutique hotel with a red-tile roof has a plain exterior that doesn't quite prepare you for what's insidea charming fountain courtyard surrounded by 23 luxurious rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites with private balconies or garden patios. Rooms have gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, those ubiquitous but always welcome Frette linens, deep soaking tubs, and Wi-Fi. Within the courtyard, there's a heated pool and sundeck for lounging during the day and a fire pit to warm up beside at night while having an evening cocktail. Leave your car in the hotel's free underground parking and get around by foot, trolley, electric shuttle, or bicycle.