Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

1908 Bath St , Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA (Show map)

About

The Secret Garden is one of Santa Barbara's oldest inns, formerly called the Blue Quail. The inn consists of a main house and four cottages set in a lush jasmine, Jacaranda and camellia filled garden. The intertwined branches of the Persimmon, Avocado and Pecan trees combined with the high hedges and private lawns add to the secrecy of the garden while Hummingbirds, blue jays and trickle of fountains add peace and tranquillity. All eleven rooms have private bathrooms and four of the suites have a private outdoor Hot Tub.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Secret Garden

3.6 on December 02, 2016

Very cozy, clean and excellent food and hostess!


Nice B&B in Santa Barbara

3.2 on November 28, 2016

This is a nice B&B in a good area. We had a lovely, hot breakfast both days. Our room was not fancy but adequate and clean. We were in the main house (built in 1901) and, as guests started arriving for breakfast, it was just a little noisy. We were up anyway so it didn't matter. There were many cottages out back and I can only assume they were quieter. It was a pleasant stay. I especially enjoyed the resident cat, Peanut. It was nice to have a pet around in the common area as mine were left home!


Relaxing Stay

4.8 on September 14, 2016

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay with our Labrador Retriever. Dominque was extremely kind and helpful. Breakfast and evening wine and snacks on the patio was fun. Nice to meet other guests. The cottage we stayed in was comfortable, cute and clean. Love the private patio and hot tub.


Charming

3.8 on September 06, 2016

Charming set of cottages within a 20 minute walk to downtown. Rustic in appearance but everything worked. Breakfast was great. Might be considered a little pricey considering the age and upkeep on the place but great ambiance.


Cottages and the Yellow House

3.2 on August 29, 2016

We had a pleasant stay at the Secret Garden Inn. We enjoyed the morning breakfasts of quiche, fruit and coffee as well as the variety of cheeses and wine in the afternoon.


Overnight visit

3.8 on August 23, 2016

Dominique and Warren were outstanding hosts


Secret Garden Inn

3.0 on August 18, 2016

Our stay at the Secret Garden Inn met all our expectations. We enjoyed our morning breakfasts and the afternoon wine and cheese.


Enjoyable Experience

3.6 on August 12, 2016

Warren was exceedingly hospitable and the Dominique was gracious and helpful.


Love Secret Garden

3.8 on July 27, 2016

WE love this oasis from the crowds with one of the best breakfasts anywhere


50th Anniversary trip

4.6 on June 28, 2016

Great breakfast and hospitality. Room was fine but Santa Barbara expensive


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Rooms & Rates

Nightingale

This elegant two-room suite features beautiful hardwood floors, richly decorated with autumnal greens, rust, and cranberry. There is a sofa-bed, refrigerator, and TV with DVD player in the sitting room. The spacious bedroom has a gas burning fireplace and a window overlooking the front garden. A private patio is in the back with a secluded hot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Bobwhite

A down comforter covering the queen bed and matching furnishings in soft greens characterize this room. Bobwhite has a private bathroom with a big window overlooking the back garden. It is very spacious with a claw-foot tub and shower.

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

Whippoorwill

Features a cast-iron queen bed and a day bed. Whippoorwill is decorated in English rose florals and overlooks the garden. A pink and green Indian carpet covers the hardwood floors. Private bath with a claw-foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Kingfisher

This intimate room has French doors, opening onto a private redwood deck with hot tub. It has a refrigerator and a spacious bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Yellow House

Your own 2 bedroom house with an equipped kitchen , deck and hot tub, patio, garden

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Hummingbird

Adjacent to Whippoorwill, this room is decorated in light, refreshing green and natural wood furniture. In addition to the queen bed, Hummingbird features a comfortable love-seat overlooking a very spacious private deck with hot tub. Bathroom with a clawfoot tub and shower.

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

Cardinal

Adjacent to Mockingbird, this suite is handsomely decorated in forest green paisley with cranberry accents. Cardinal features a queen bed, separate living room, and a verandah overlooking the garden. Private bathroom with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Wood Thrush

A private cottage overlooking the lawn and garden, with private hot tub and deck, a king bed in the bedroom, a day bed and sitting area with a TV with DVD player, and hardwood floors covered with Indian rugs in autumnal colors. The private bathroom has a claw-foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Garden

Hardwood floors, skylights, and French doors leading to a large private garden make this room especially romantic. It is decorated in blue and white, with a queen bed and TV. A spacious Italian tiled bathroom has twin sinks and a bathtub with a shower.

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

Mockingbird

Enter from the verandah which overlooks the garden into this sunny room. An oriental carpet covers the hardwood floors, and the bathroom has an old claw-foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Oriole

Adjacent to Nightingale, this cozy room has built-in book shelves, queen bed and charming bay window overlooking the front garden. Hardwood floors, bright rugs and a spacious hallway entrance, which opens onto a private redwood deck with hot tub provide a romantic setting. The bathroom has a tub with shower.

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

Meadowlark

Deep blue and fresh floral fabrics decorate this delightfully sunny room. It features an antique white iron queen bed, a bay window with seat, and a private bath with tub and shower

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

Check Dates

Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Santa Barbara, CA (SBA) 8 Miles miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, 1/2 mile from Santa Barbara Mission, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 12noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited With adavnce notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Restricted to cottages with private garden or deck
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends only
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night
  • Cancellations: 7 Days or more prior to arrival and $25 cancellation fee otherwise

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dominique HANNAUX

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8.30-10.00
  • Serving Location: In-room/Garden, Breakfast/dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Broccoli crustless quiche
Delicious light and healthy non gluten quiche