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Santa Barbara
Bed and Breakfast Inns

For A Quieter, More Romantic
Beach Vacation

Staying in a Santa Barbara bed and breakfast inn adds the right touch of charm and cozy elegance.  There are quite a few in this Spanish-Mediterranean style California beach town. 

Ironically, many of the inns are in Queen Anne Victorian period historic buildings.  Several B&B's are concentrated in the upper State Street midtown area, while others are closer to the beach. Several are on Bath Street.

 Bed and breakfasts are perfectly suited for couples or singles on a visit to this California coastal town, with its old world charm, various cultural offerings and stunning physical beauty. Below are five of the most popular inns and what makes each unique.  All of them strive to offer gracious hospitality and elegant comfort.

Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street

The Simpson House Inn is hidden behind a hedge

The Simpson House Inn is a luxury hotel and has earned a five diamond rating by AAA. Apparently, they are the only bed and breakfast in America to earn this rating. This historical Victorian estate is made up of cottages, rooms and suites on an acre of English gardens. The neighborhood is quiet and residential.

They provide a gourmet breakfast, wine tasting in the evenings, and an hors d'oeuvres buffet.  Check rates and reviews.

Creekside Montecito

63 Humphrey Rd.

The Creekside Montecito bed and breakfast is within walking distance of Miramar Beach, a quiet and lovely little beach. The Montecito community is on the south side of Santa Barbara and has it's own small village atmosphere along Coast Village Road, about half a mile from this inn.

There is a kitchenette and an outdoor deck. The creek runs (seasonally) next to this secluded property.  See rates and reviews.

Cheshire Cat Inn

36 W. Valerio St.

The stately Cheshire Cat bed and breakfast inn in Santa Barbara

The Cheshire Cat Inn is in downtown Santa Barbara. This bed and breakfast is in a Victorian property, and has some outdoor hot tubs, indoor fireplaces and other romantic amenities. 

In addition to the main house, there are the Coach House, the Eberle House, and some Craftsman style cottages.

A continental breakfast buffet is included during the week, while the weekend offers additional hot items. A wine and hors d'oeuvres hour is offered every afternoon.  See rates and reviews.

Beach House Inn

320 West Yanonali Street

The Beach House Inn is a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara

The Beach House Inn is found in the West Beach area of Santa Barbara. What sets this bed and breakfast apart is that it is very dog friendly. They even provide you with a list of local beaches, parks, stores and restaurants that welcome dogs.   See rates and reviews.

Bath Street Inn

1720 Bath Street

the Bath Street Inn is in a residential district of Santa Barbara

A historic 1890's Victorian plus a newer building.  There is a front porch and a garden patio. You can enjoy the breakfast in the dining room, living room or outside in the garden patio. Afternoon tea and wine and cheese socials happen later in the day. This inn was awarded a Certificat of Excellence for 2013 by TripAdvisor.  Check rates and reviews.

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Here are four more Santa Barbara bed and breakfast inns you might be interested in:

A White Jasmine Inn

1327 Bath Street

The Eagle Inn is in a gorgeous building at 232 Natoma Avenue.

The Harbor House is a bed and breakfast at 104 Bath Street.

The Secret Garden Inn & Cottages is truly secret, as you can hardly see it from the street behind all the lush foliage. This bed and breakfast is at 108 Bath Street.

Related pages:

Hotels in Santa Barbara

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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