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Outdoor spa bath
Outdoor spa bath
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
474 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning
Spa
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationArlington Theater15 min walk
Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara3 min drive
Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse3 min drive
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)10 min drive

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  • Room, Private Bathroom (Mockingbird)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Mockingbird)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Whippoorwill)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Whippoorwill)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Cardinal)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Cardinal)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Bobwhite)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Bobwhite)
  • Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Wood Thrush)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsRoom, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom (Wood Thrush)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Kingfisher)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Kingfisher)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Oriole)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Oriole)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Meadowlark)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Meadowlark)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Garden)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Garden)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Hummingbird)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Hummingbird)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Yellow House)

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Yellow House)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Nightingale)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsRoom, Private Bathroom (Nightingale)

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Secret Garden Inn and Cottages is in the city centre. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Los Padres National Forest. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Barbara Zoo. Our guests appreciate the bed & breakfast's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Arlington Theater - 15 min walk
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds - 2 min drive
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 6 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • Opal Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina - 16 min walk
  • Jane - 16 min walk
  • Olio e Limone - 17 min walk
  • Bouchon - 17 min walk

About this property

Secret Garden Inn and Cottages

3-star Santa Barbara bed & breakfast in Oak Park, near Mission Santa Barbara
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features spa services, a library and express check-out. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, wedding services and a garden are on-site. All 12 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs with cable channels. Free bottled water, hairdryers and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Secret Garden Inn and Cottages offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Cable televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast

Things to do

  • Spa services

Conveniences

  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Secret Garden Inn Cottages Santa Barbara
Secret Garden Inn Santa Barbara
Secret Garden Santa Barbara
The Secret Garden Hotel Santa Barbara
Secret Cottages Santa Barbara
Secret Garden Cottages Santa Barbara
Secret Garden Inn and Cottages Santa Barbara
Secret Garden Inn and Cottages Bed & breakfast
Secret Garden Inn and Cottages Bed & breakfast Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages and receive a full refund?
Yes, Secret Garden Inn and Cottages offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Secret Garden Inn and Cottages cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages?
As of 19 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages on 20 Sep 2020 start from £162, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Secret Garden Inn and Cottages pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Secret Garden Inn and Cottages?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Secret Garden Inn and Cottages located?
Located in Oak Park, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Presidio Santa Barbara are also within 2 mi (3 km).
4.2
Very good
474 reviews
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
147
3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
18
1 - Terrible
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Had lovely time. Very good location. The hostess was nice. Will visit again in the future.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Had a great stay at the Secret Garden Inn and Cottages. Great location, near down-town Santa Barbara and tourist attractions. Lovely breakfast offered in beautiful gardens. Private rooms with near by parking. Non-contact check in.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely, quiet place to stay
We had a lovely stay.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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I liked everything about this place and owner and chef! This is the best experience! Hundred percent I will be back and enjoy the company of the owner and chef. They have the best personalities and you feel right at home and cozy and it’s so clean and beautiful! The food is five star rated! A variety of food and with special accommodations if needed. The garden is well-kept and gorgeous! I love playing the piano and entertaining the guests as well! The Secret garden House and bedroom was beautifully decorated! I loved the hot tub first thing in the morning! I was able to watch the beautiful trees and listen to the birds as I soaked in the hot tub. Overall experience was excellent!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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Cute place
Cute private little cottages, friendly staff. The rooms are very small, and a bit out dated, but comfortable and clean nonetheless. One thing that made me a bit uncomfortable is that I was getting ready to go sit in our jacuzzi on our private patio, and a staff walked right into the balcony without knocking or anything and just started cleaning the jacuzzi. What if I had been enjoying my patio or jacuzzi in the nude? You’d think knocking would be a must! One other small complaint is that the walls are thin, so although it’s a private entrance to each cottage, you do share walls and can easily hear your neighbors. Otherwise clean, nice staff and cute little garden to relax in, they other breakfast which is nice but they only serve quiche and breads so you may want to plan on going otherwise for breakfast anyway. They do have yummy baked treats in the evenings though, the brownies were good!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020
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