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A nice and quiet area close to all major destinations. Everything is done to help one to relax from a busy tourist or business day. Excellent and attentive staff. Good hearty breakfasts.

Tremendous ambience, and excellent privacy for each cottage

Such a lovely property for a Santa Barbara visit. Clean comfy cottages, delicious breakfasts prepared by Dominique the innkeeper. The neighborhood is quiet and great for a walk. We have stayed here before, and hope to stay again

We had a wonderful stay at the Secret Garden and Dominique was kind. Breakfast was wonderful! The grounds were beautiful and it truly is like a secret garden tucked away.

This was our first time at a bed & breakfast, and we were really excited. Unfortunately it did not live up to what we anticipated. The attention to detail at the place was lacking. It's such a great property, but it could have been so much more, especially for the price! Skylights were dirty. They said there was wi-fi, but it really was only by main house. We asked other guests, and they said they had the same problem, and had told the owner. We all received the same answer, which was obviously an embellishment. The a/c unit was a window unit, which was fine, except the blinds covered it. So we had to put blinds up to get the air and that felt uncomfortable because then it felt like we were exposed. Looking out the window where the a/c unit was, there was junk stored on the side. So that was weird. The other guests were nice. And we really liked the cook. We probably won't do another b&b. But that's ok. There are plenty of other places to try.

Recommended especially if you are looking for a quaint high end boutique experience for a reasonable fair.

Beautiful gardens. Dominique, the owner is lovely. Her breakfasts are delicious and filling. We had egg bake and quiche with coffee, juice, fresh fruits, croissants and other breads including a freshly baked orange bread. You will not start your day hungry! You can choose to eat in the main house or sit outside in one of the many gardens. We stayed in the "Garden" cottage. Cozy with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and small fenced in yard, lovely garden with a table and chairs. Perfect if you are traveling with a pet.

We were greeted by staff cordially, very helpful.Our room was clean and comfortable. Hotel grounds well kept.

A break from traditional motels, this inn offers large rooms, home cooked breakfast, lovely garden hidden from the street. A French touch to everything was a pleasant surprise.

We had a great weekend staying at the Secret Garden. Our Nightingale suite was clean and lovely. All windows looked out into the gardens. It was like we were in another world, so to speak. We felt like we made a new friend. Dominique was so hospitable and accommodating.

Bath St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Upper State Street
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Oak Park, Secret Garden Inn and Cottages is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This 12-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast.


Rooms

TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Secret Garden Inn and Cottages, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, spa services, and a library. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include express check-out, a terrace, and a garden.

Room options

Room, Private Bathroom (Mockingbird)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Private Bathroom (Cardinal)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Private Bathroom (Bobwhite)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Wood Thrush)

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (2)
5
Family

A nice and quiet area close to all major destinations. Everything is done to help one to relax from a busy tourist or business day. Excellent and attentive staff. Good hearty breakfasts.

By on Aug 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2019

Thanks !

5
Family

Tremendous ambience, and excellent privacy for each cottage

By on Jun 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2019

Thank you for your nice review, come and visit us again.

5
Partner Couples

Such a lovely property for a Santa Barbara visit. Clean comfy cottages, delicious breakfasts prepared by Dominique the innkeeper. The neighborhood is quiet and great for a walk. We have stayed here before, and hope to stay again

By on Feb 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2019

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2018

Thank you.

4
Everyone

We had a wonderful stay at the Secret Garden and Dominique was kind. Breakfast was wonderful! The grounds were beautiful and it truly is like a secret garden tucked away.

By on May 22, 2018

Review comment responded on May 30, 2018

Thank you , come and visit us again.

2

not for us

Everyone

This was our first time at a bed & breakfast, and we were really excited. Unfortunately it did not live up to what we anticipated. The attention to detail at the place was lacking. It's such a great property, but it could have been so much more, especially for the price! Skylights were dirty. They said there was wi-fi, but it really was only by main house. We asked other guests, and they said they had the same problem, and had told the owner. We all received the same answer, which was obviously an embellishment. The a/c unit was a window unit, which was fine, except the blinds covered it. So we had to put blinds up to get the air and that felt uncomfortable because then it felt like we were exposed. Looking out the window where the a/c unit was, there was junk stored on the side. So that was weird. The other guests were nice. And we really liked the cook. We probably won't do another b&b. But that's ok. There are plenty of other places to try.

By , from Burbank, CA on Aug 23, 2017

5

perfect santa barbara experience

Everyone

Recommended especially if you are looking for a quaint high end boutique experience for a reasonable fair.

By on Jun 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2017

Thank you for your good review

5

charming!

Couples

Beautiful gardens. Dominique, the owner is lovely. Her breakfasts are delicious and filling. We had egg bake and quiche with coffee, juice, fresh fruits, croissants and other breads including a freshly baked orange bread. You will not start your day hungry! You can choose to eat in the main house or sit outside in one of the many gardens. We stayed in the "Garden" cottage. Cozy with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and small fenced in yard, lovely garden with a table and chairs. Perfect if you are traveling with a pet.

By , from Minneapolis on Apr 12, 2017

5

clean,friendly staff,close to restaurants, beach,

Everyone

We were greeted by staff cordially, very helpful.Our room was clean and comfortable. Hotel grounds well kept.

By on Apr 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2017

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoy your stay.

5

a secret gem for sure

Everyone

A break from traditional motels, this inn offers large rooms, home cooked breakfast, lovely garden hidden from the street. A French touch to everything was a pleasant surprise.

By on Sep 22, 2016

Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

1908 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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