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Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W Valerio Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA (Show map)
4.6
88 Reviews
$194 - $425
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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Rooms & Rates

Mock Turtle

This room features a charming corner bay window with comfortable chairs, and a queen bed and is decorated in Sapphire blue and white. It has its own bathroom with shower. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $194-$229

March Hare

A large open bay window seating area gives this room a charming cozy feeling. Decorated with sunny yellows and green bramble furnishings, a queen brass bed and pedestal sink. Private bathroom with shower. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $194-$229

Dormouse

A sloping ceiling and brick gas-burning fireplace with the original mantelpiece gives a cozy ambiance to this intimate room. Decorated in smoke blue, terra cotta and cream, a queen bed, private bathroom with a shower and refrigerator. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $194-$229

Duchess

Deep rose floral wallpaper and fabrics are featured in this room which has a 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: $214-$254

Caterpillar

Charming window seats, a split-level with queen bed above and sitting area below and a large private deck overlooking gardens and mountains make this very special. Decorated in pastels with a pedestal sink and private bathroom with shower. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $234-$284

Cheshire Cat

Richly decorated with wallpaper in burgundy, gold and cream and featuring an elegantly vaulted ceiling, this room boasts a small Jacuzzi tub, TV/DVD and refrigerator. It has a king brass bed and a private bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $244-$294

Eberle

Jacuzzi Room. Decorated with faux walls and terra cotta tile floors, this room features a gas burning fireplace and a large in-room Jacuzzi tub for two. It has a queen bed and a private bathroom with a shower. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $244-$294

Alice's

JNR Suite. White wicker, pink, grey, and ivory wallpaper give this room a romantic ambience. This spacious room with king bed opens onto a secluded deck overlooking the garden, bathroom with shower, and a refrigerator. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $249-$304

White Rabbit

JNR Suite. A spacious split-level room with a king bed and a comfortable sitting area. A light and airy room in colors of Sapphire blue, pale yellow and apple green with an antique corner cupboard, pedestal sink, private bathroom with shower and refrigerator, TV/DVD and private deck overlooking the gardens and mountains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249-$304

Mad Hatter

Sophisticatedly decorated in greengage and cream with antique furniture, this spacious room features a king brass bed, private bathroom with shower, TV and refrigerator

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

Nightly Rate: $224-$269

Jean's

English gingham in muted green with matching floral linen enhances this spacious, light and sunny room. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $224-$269

Queen of Hearts

Jacuzzi Room. This room has an in-room jacuzzi tub for two, terra cotta tile a queen bed, and private bathroom with shower. The Private entrance opens onto a flower filled brick patio. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $244-$294

Tweedledee

Studio Room. This very elegant coach house room has been furnished in soft garden shades. The wet bar/kitchen has a microwave, toaster oven, electric kettle and refrigerator. It has a king size bed, private bathroom with tub and shower. Fully air conditioned. TV/DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $241-$304

Tweedledum

Two Room Jacuzzi Suite. This suite features a large bedroom with a king bed and Jacuzzi tub for two. The sitting room has oriental rugs and English antiques and a gas-burning fireplace. This suite has a private bathroom with shower. Refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, electrical kettle and TV/DVD. Fully air conditioned

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

Nightly Rate: $279-$349

Mobberly

Cozy one bedroom cottage with private entrance and a private patio with a hot tub. Living room with a gas burning fireplace, a small dining area, full kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination. TV/DVD and fully air conditioned

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

Nightly Rate: $309-$429

Prestbury

Cozy cottage with private entrance and a private patio with a hot tub. Living room with a gas burning fireplace, a small dining area, full kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination. TV/DVD and fully air conditioned. $50 surcharge per night for two bedrooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $309-$429

Woodford

Cozy cottage with private entrance and a private patio with a hot tub. Living room with a gas burning fireplace, a small dining area, full kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination. TV/DVD and fully air conditioned. $50 surcharge per night for two bedrooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $309-$429

BramHall

The Bramhall cottage is our newest addition, with hardwood floors, living room with fireplace, TV/DVD, full kitchen, air conditioning and a dining nook. The cottage has a twin bedroom and a queen bedroom, which opens on to a private patio. Please specify one or two bedroom cottage when making a reservation.

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

Nightly Rate: $299-$419

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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88 Reviews

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Incredible Engagement Weekend

5 on July 29, 2014

WOW!!!!! What an amazing stay. I booked the Cheshire Cat suite for my engagement weekend and I was floored by the room, the service and everything else about this place. My bride to be literally started crying in the room it was so beautiful. Here's what you need to know: it is luxurious but not pretentious, centrally located but not loud, refined but not stuffy and accommodating but not overbearing. We will come back for years to come to celebrate.


Enjoyable stay

4.2 on July 27, 2014

My husband and I only stayed one night at the Cheshire Cat Inn, but I would definitely return again in the future. We were greeted and checked in right away. The room was very clean and charming with lots of light. The balcony overlooked the mountains and the beautiful backyard, which was also a nice place to sit and relax. The evening wine tasting was very pleasant and relaxing, and the morning breakfast was delicious. The location is close to many dining options, which you can either walk to or take a short drive to.


Wonderful Victorian accomodations

4.8 on July 22, 2014

Wonderful stay, staff is very friendly and informative, grounds are beautiful, rooms are very clean, enjoyed both the wine tasting in the late afternoon as well as the breakfast in the morning. We will definitely return; one of our best trips ever.


Our TwentyMoon Trip

4.8 on July 20, 2014

This was our third trip to Chesire Cat Inn. Still a great experience!


Best place to stay in Santa Barbara

5 on July 15, 2014

fun room themes.


wonderful experience

4.8 on July 12, 2014

much more luxurious than I expected. Staying with other members of my family made it fabulous. WE had our own outdoor areas to congregate. Morning breakfast and cocktails were great


Perfect Bed and Breakfast Experience

4.4 on July 12, 2014

This was the first time I have ever stayed at a B&B. I typically gravitate towards large five star resort type accommodations; however I was looking for a quieter more romantic atmosphere and this was absolutely perfect. Our room had our own private entrance and the garden area was lovely. The staff was friendly and helpful.


Lovely place

4.2 on July 10, 2014

Was a bit pricey but worth it. Tastefully decorated and lovely atmosphere. Great staff and lovely breakfast. Really enjoyed our short visit.


Just what we needed and really wonderful

4.0 on June 28, 2014

Wonderful near period cottage with 2 bedrooms for our mom and us. Fireplace, tub with shower, and quiet. Other cottages may be noisier as they are closer to the street intersection. My wife and mother in law enjoyed massages on the private outside patio arranged by Connie...they loved it! We walked to great State Street restaurants...Janes, Aldo's Italian, and on the wharf for breakfast, Moby Dick's. All were excellent! Have fun and enjoy!


Best place in Santa Barbara

5 on June 16, 2014

I usually only stay at the Chesire unless they are booked out. I like how the are at the nice end of downtown. It is a fantastic Victorian home with a great garden. I don't care to stay in larger hotels or motels. Downtown SB is too busy! I feel like I am staying in my own home.


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Location

Location Type

City

Airport

Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 8 Miles miles

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

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
  • Suitable For Children: Allowed in Cottages
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No In Cottages Only

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on some weekends and special events
  • 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

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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) $274.00 + 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.

Spa/Massage Specials

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 $70.00 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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