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Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W Valerio Street , Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA (Show map)
4.6
71 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: $229/$194

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: $229/$194

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: $229/$194

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: $254/$214

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: $284/$234

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: $294/$244

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: $294/$244

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: $304/$249

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: $304/$249

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: $269/$224

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: $269/$224

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: $294/$244

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: $304/$241

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: $349/$279

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: $429/$309

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: $429/$309

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: $429/$309

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: $419/$299

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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One Night Stand

4.2 on April 15, 2014

We only stayed one night, however the room and the service was great! We will definitely stay there again!


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5 on March 10, 2014

The Cheshire Cat Inn was the last stop on our honeymoon earlier this month. We enjoyed our stay in the Mock Turtle room located in the main house. This room was extremely clean and provided an abundance of natural light from the four large windows that overlooked the main street. Breakfast was provided downstairs with a number of delicious items to choose from. The courteous staff ensured our stay at the Inn would be a memorable part of our trip. Thank you for making our stay a pleasant one.


Priceless gem

4.6 on March 02, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Sanchez


Quick pass through

4.6 on October 20, 2013

My husband and I were recently here on a whirl wind trip done the PCH. This was a delightful respite. We arrived just in time for wine and snacks, which were served in the patio area. The grounds were beautiful. The room was absolutely lovely and very spacious. We were in the Tweedle Dee. We had to take off before breakfast, but the staff was very accommodating in making arrangements for late arrival and early departure. I so wished we had more time!


Absolutely Fabulous!

4.8 on October 07, 2013

Everything about Cheshire Cat in was fantastic! We stayed in the Prestbury Cottage. It was immaculate (the whole Inn was impeccably clean) and very comfortable with a full kitchen, a bath, living room, 2 bedrooms, and our own hot tub/spa with a sitting area. The food was delicious--breakfast had a very nice selection of cereals, yogurts, and bread to toast along with a fresh fruit cup and a special hot breakfast "entrée". The afternoon wine and appetizer hour was always delicious and a pleasant respite after a busy day out and about in Santa Barbara. The grounds of the Inn are beautifully landscaped and maintained. It's a great location--away from the noisy tourist center of Santa Barbara, but a comfortable walk down State Street to shops and restaurants. For a longer walk, it is possible to stroll to the beach. The innkeepers are all friendly and helpful. They offered many good suggestions for places to visit in and around Santa Barbara. I'd stay at Cheshire Cat Inn again in a heartbeat and can't wait to return to this Absolutely Fabulous B&B.


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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, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara Marina, Botanical Garden, Beaches, Paseo Nuevo, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fiesta, March Film Festival, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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, Fiesta, March Film Festival, 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

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

SANTA BARBARA'S GREAT ESCAPE (3 days/2 nights) $463.00 + tax (per couple) Our guests' favorite. Two nights in our classic queen bedded accommodation. A romantic dinner at Downey's, Santa Barbara's top rated restaurant, lunch at Louie's located in the historic Upham hotel. Daily breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres in our elegant sitting room or on the patio. Reservations must be made directly with the Inn. Valid Tuesday through Thursday, excluding holiday periods and Special Events. There is a surcharge of $60.00 for deluxe kings, $90.00 for balcony and jacuzzi rooms, $140.00 for the Cottages and Tweedledum.

Romance Packages

CAT'S GRIN (2 days/1 Night) $244.00 + 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 $30.00 for deluxe kings, $45.00 for balcony and jacuzzi rooms and $70.00 for the Cottages and Tweedledum.

Spa/Massage Specials

THE CAT'S MEOW (2 days/1 night) $244.00 + tax (per couple) Enhance your stay in our classic queen 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. There is a surcharge of $30.00 for deluxe kings, $45.00 for balcony and jacuzzi rooms and $70.00 for the Cottages and Tweedledum.

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

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