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Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W Valerio Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA (Show map)
4.6
126 Reviews
$199 - $459
per night

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The Cheshire Cat features two stately Queen Anne Victorians, and a Coach House with two suites, three 2-bedroomed cottages and a Spa rooms offering full massage and body treatments, all surrounded by lush flower-filled gardens and patios. The Inn is just one block from Santa Barbara's main shopping street, which is full of attractive courtyards and alleys. The Old Mission is an easy 20-minute walk in one direction and the beach, a brisk 300 minutes in the other. Each one of the sunny guest rooms and cottages is uniquely furnished and ranges from the elegant to the whimsical. Some are larger split-level junior suites with private balconies; others have in-room Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Other amenities may include TV/DVDS, ironing boards and refrigerators. The Victorian guest rooms have been decorated with Laura Ashley wallpapers and fabrics and English antiques, while the cottages have oak floors, oriental rugs, pine furniture and Eddie Bauer down comforters. All the rooms have private baths and direct-dial telephones. Rates include breakfast and hors d'oeuvres and local wines served in the afternoon.

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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A Great Inn in Santa Barbara

4.2 on January 26, 2015

The Cheshire Cat is a treat. We stayed in the Tweedledum Suite for two nights and so enjoyed it, we added another night and had to move to the White Rabbit. We liked both, but would encourage you to take the first. The food was fine, but talking to the other guests made the wine hour and breakfast special.


Home Away From Home

5 on January 26, 2015

Staying over for one night after seeing Camelot at the Granado Theater.


Clean, Comfortable, and Cozy

5 on January 22, 2015

My husband and I spent two nights at the Cheshire Cat, and were impressed with the friendly staff and comfortable accommodations.


Cheshire Cat Inn

5 on January 11, 2015

The Cheshire Cat Inn is a charming B&B walking distance from downtown area. The rooms were charming, the innkeepers were accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed the wonderful breakfast and the evening wine/appetizer hour. This is now our go-to place in Santa Barbara.


Great base from which to explore Santa Barbara

4.4 on January 07, 2015

Hosts Suzanne & Tia were outstanding!


New Years

5 on January 05, 2015

Lovely time. Lovely stay. Delicious food.


65th Birthday Trip

4.2 on January 03, 2015

Comfortable room and bed; friendly staff. Very enjoyable stay. Close to town center - easy access to shops and restaurants. Ample parking at no additional charge.


Prestbury 2 bedroom cottage

4.8 on January 03, 2015

Very beautiful cottage in a very good location.


Incredibly charming

5 on December 31, 2014

Wonderful retreat in Santa Barbara. The Cheshire Cat doesn't miss a thing from the incredibly welcoming, professional staff to the fabulous breakfasts and cocktail hour, they have created a wonderfully romantic setting in a gorgeous Inn. Thank you!!!


Fun and relaxing place to stay

4.6 on December 15, 2014

Very close to the main thoroughfare of Santa Barbara, so easy to walk to a lot of interesting venues. The rooms at the Cheshire Cat were very nice and private. Parking was close. The food was wonderful. The hosts were nice, pleasant and made the stay worthwhile. Highly recommend a visit when you are in Santa Barbara.


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Rooms & Rates

Bramhall

Bramhall is our most recent addition with hard wood floors, living room with fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, dining nook and air conditioning. The cottage has a large bathroom with tub/shower combination and 1 twin and 1 queen sized bedroom with french doors which open on to a private woodsy patio. Please specify whether one or 2 bedrooms are desired at time of reservations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

Mock Turtle

The Mock Turtle features a charming corner bay window with comfortable chairs, and a queen bed. It has its own bathroom with shower. Decorated in sapphire and white. TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

March Hare

The March Hare with its large open bay window seating area gives this room a charming cozy feeling. Decorated with sunny yellows and green bramble furnishings, a queen bed and the private bathroom has a shower. TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Dormouse

he Dormouse enchants with a sloping ceiling, gas burning fireplace and original mantelpiece making this a lovely intimate room. Decorated in smoke blue, terracotta and cream with queen bedded brass bed. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Duchess

Ceiling and walls in attractive lightly flowered wallpaper. Queen bed, antique armoire and a spacious bathroom with a soaking tub and shower. TV/DVD

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Caterpillar

The Caterpillar charms with pretty window seats in a split-level room with queen bed and sitting area opening on to a large private deck overlooking our English gardens and Santa Ynez mountains. Private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

Cheshire Cat

The Cheshire Cat is richly decorated with Scottish thistle wallpaper in burgundy, gold and cream and features an elegant vaulted ceiling and split level accommodation with a king bed. Private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $259 - $309

Nightly Rate: $259 - $309

Eberle

Honoring the building's architect and inspired by a spiritual retreat to Santa Fe, the Eberle is decorated in earth tones and terracotta tile flooring. The beautifully tiled jacuzzi tub provides a relaxing atmosphere enhanced by the gas burning fireplace. It has a queen bed, private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259 - $309

Nightly Rate: $259 - $309

White Rabbit

The White Rabbit offers similar accommodation to Alice's with it's split level room, king bed and sitting area opening onto a secluded deck overlooking our English gardens and Santa Ynez mountains. The room decor is spring like with its primrose yellow and saphire blue color combination. This light and airy room features an antique corner cupboard, private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Alice's

Alice's namesake with pink, grey, and ivory wallpaper creates a peaceful space. The spacious split-level room with king bed and sitting area opens onto a secluded deck overlooking our English gardens and Santa Ynez mountains. A delightful stained glass rendition of Alice has been lovingly crafted by a local artist. Private bath room with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is charmingly decorated in greengage and cream with hard wood floors, rugs and antique furniture. This room features a king brass bed, private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $289

Nightly Rate: $249 - $289

Jean's

A special room recognizing the owner's mother and granddaughter. Hard wood floors and soothing green tones of English gingham and muted sage provide an inviting ambiance as do interesting architectural features. Large room with king bed, private bathroom with shower and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $289

Nightly Rate: $249 - $289

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts offers romance with its flower filled garden patio and private entrance.. King bed plus private shower with Molton Brown products and flat screen TV/DVD.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $259 - $319

Nightly Rate: $259 - $319

Tweedledee

The Tweedledee studio is a spacious room elegantly furnished in soft garden hues and light wood flooring. The wet bar/kitchen has a microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle and refrigerator complimented by an authentic English oak farmhouse table and chairs. It has a king size bed, private bathroom with tub/shower combination, flat screen TV/DVD and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Nightly Rate: $269 - $319

Tweedledum

The Tweedledum suite is a luxurious hideaway offering wow factor accommodation. Featuring a large bedroom with an in-room jacuzzi uniquely built into the bay window and a living room boasting oak beams and hard wood floors with elegant rugs and English antiques. A gas burning fireplace and comfortable furniture create the perfect romantic setting. A wet bar/kitchen with microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle and refrigerator are an added convenience. This suite has a private bathroom with tub/shower combination, two flat screen TV/DVD's, large walk-in closet and is air-conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $289 - $359

Nightly Rate: $289 - $359

Woodford

Woodford is a family favorite with hard wood floors, living room with fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, dining nook and air conditioning. The cottage has a large bathroom with tub/shower combination and 1 king and 1 queen sized bedroom which opens on to a private deck. Please specify whether one or two bedrooms are desired at the time of reservations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

Prestbury

Prestbury is inspired by the owner's favorite Cheshire village with hard wood floors, living room with fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, dining nook and air conditioning. The cottage has a large bathroom with tub/shower combination and 1 king and 1 queen sized bedroom which opens on to romantic private deck.. Please specify whether 1 or 2 bedrooms are desired at time of reservations.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $329 - $459

Nightly Rate: $329 - $459

Mobberly

Mobberly is our most secluded choice with hard wood floors, living room with fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen, dining nook and air conditioning. The cottage has a large bathroom with tub/shower combination and 1 twin and 1 queen sized bedroom with french doors which open on to a romantic private patio. Please specify whether one or two bedrooms are desired at time of reservations..

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

Nightly Rate: $319 - $449

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Location

Location Type

City

Airport

Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 8 Miles miles

Directions to property:

From Los Angeles/San Diego Take Highway 101 North Bound. When in Santa Barbara take the Arrellaga St. exit. Continue four blocks to Chapala St. (Chapala St is a one way street going left). Turn left on Chapala St. for one block to Valerio St. The Cheshire Cat Inn is located on the corner of Chapala St and Valerio St. From San Francisco/Monterey Take Highway 101 South Bound. When in Santa Barbara take the Mission St. exit. Turn left on Mission St. and continue five blocks to State St. (six stoplights). Turn right on State St. for three blocks to Valerio St. Turn right on Valerio St. for one block and you will see the Cheshire Cat Inn on your right at the end of the block. From Train Station, Wharf and Beach Drive North on State St. (towards the mountains) for 1 ½ miles to Valerio St. Left on Valerio St. for one block and you will see the Cheshire Cat Inn on your right at the end of the block

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beaches, Botanical Garden, Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara Marina, Santa Barbara Mission, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Spa, Videos, Washer/dryer , Spa Services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, March Film Festival, Fiesta, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Allowed in Cottages
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No In Cottages Only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on some weekends and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Night
  • Cancellations: Must cancel 7 days or more prior to arrival for deposit refund less a $25.00 handling fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christine Dunstan

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Deals


Special Package

Food Glorious Food

CAT'S GRIN (2 days/1 Night) $269.00 + tax (per couple) A romantic one night stay in our classic queen bedded accommodation including dinner for two at the celebrated restaurant "Bouchon". Buffet breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres in our elegant sitting room or on our patio. Reservations must be made directly with the Inn Valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding holiday periods and special events. There is a surcharge of $35.00 for deluxe kings, $70.00 for balcony rooms and $110.00 for the Cottages and Tweedledum.

Romance Packages

THE CAT'S MEOW (2 days/1 night) $309.00 + tax (per couple) Enhance your stay in our classic king bedded accommodation with two ½ hour massages in the privacy of your own room. Buffet breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres in our elegant sitting room or on our patio. Reservations must be made directly with the Inn. Valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding holiday periods and special events. Subject to availability. surcharge of $60.00 for balcony and jacuzzi rooms and $110.00 for the Cottages and Tweedledum.

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36 W Valerio Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA (Show map)

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