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Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara

3-star3 stars
36 West Valerio StreetSanta BarbaraCA93101United States of America

Victorian B&B within easy reach of Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great amenities
Tasty breakfast
Complaints about WiFi
85See all 85 reviews
From 765 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara

from $195
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
For check-ins after 8:00 PM, please call the Inn on day of arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Car charging station
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 1884
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Cheshire Cat Inn
  • Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
  • Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara


  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 14 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 19 min walk
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 23 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 12 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - 32 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Conference & Visitor's Bureau & Film Commission - 6 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra - 6 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 36 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 30 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 12 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 18 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 85 reviews

Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
Cheshire Cat Review
The Cheshire Cat is a good place to stay. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. The staff is very attentive. I would recommend this place. The breakfast could use a little more variety. However, what was served was good.
Jason, us2 night trip
Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara
Charming B&B in downtown SB.
This is a charming on cozy B&B just a few short blocks from dining and shopping on State Street, the main drag in SB. The staff is welcoming and pleasant. We enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese each evening in the parlour of the main house. There is also a charming outdoor patio area for relaxing. Each evening, there were warm brownies or cookies placed in the lobby as well. Our room was cozy and bed was comfortable. Breakfast each morning was varied and yummy. Room arrangement was a little odd with the sink in the main room, separate from the bath, but that's not unusual in older B&Bs.
Dean, us3 night romance trip
Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara
It's really Alice in wonderland!
It's the best ever, such a cozy stay in the NYE, differently will book it again!
Moe, us1 night family trip
Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara
The Cheshire Cat Inn was very charming, with beautiful public spaces and garden. The room was spotlessly clean, with delicious cookies awaiting us. The wine and cheese hour and the breakfast were pleasant, but there was nothing special about them.
Nancy, us2 night romance trip
Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara
A Night Out
Check in was easy. Room was beautiful. People were very nice.
Susan, us1 night romance trip

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Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara

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