Sunday, February 19, 2006

inn of the spanish garden

inn of the spanish gardenAnother great spot for a weekend escape is the Inn of the Spanish Garden in Santa Barbara. I found the Inn using Trip Advisor, and it is every bit as charming as the reviews suggest.

The Inn of the Spanish Garden is a 23-room boutique hotel on Garden St. Garden St. is two short blocks south of State St. This central location provides easy access to downtown and the beach without any of the noise. Almost all of the rooms are far removed from the street as well, increasing the quiet.

Based on Trip Advisor recommendations, I opted for a junior suite and was delighted. It was in the back of the Inn around a courtyard that contains the pool, and it had all of the key amenities: luxury linens, a large soaking tub, a warm gas fireplace in the sitting room and a great patio.

The Inn provides complimentary parking, broadband access and, better still, breakfast. The breakfast bar includes fresh squeezed tangerine juice, fruits, yogurts, granola, muffins, quiche, cereals and bagels.

Inn of the Spanish Garden: 915 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA (866) 656-4700