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1 room, 2 adults

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

3-star3 stars
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Suburban B&B within easy reach of Granada Theatre
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities
Beach is not so nice

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

from ZAR 4,809
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What’s around Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages


  • In Oak Park
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 14 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 30 min walk
  • Stearns Wharf - 37 min walk
  • Santa Barbara City College - 41 min walk
  • Granada Theatre - 10 min walk
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - 31 min walk
  • Leadbetter Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 46 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 14 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 19 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1884
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

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

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages’s small print

Also known as

  • Cheshire Cat Inn
  • Cheshire Cat & Cottages
  • Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages Bed & breakfast
  • Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages Bed & breakfast Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
  • Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Cheshire Cat Inn


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

FAQs for Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

  • Does Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ihop (1-min walk), Cantwell's (4-min walk), and South Coast Deli (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?
    Recommended spots to visit include Granada Theatre (10-min walk) and Santa Barbara County Courthouse (14-min walk), along with Santa Barbara Bowl (1.6 mi) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (1.6 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 100 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Beautiful and quaint. Very homey feel. Bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. Nice happy hour and breakfast. My only complaint would be that the jacuzzi tub in the room was not operating. Would love to stay here again!
Jeannine, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
We LOVED Our Stay
Very charming guest cottage. Super clean. Quiet neighborhood central to all. Had everything we needed. Loved the courtyard breakfast. Friendly staff. We would definitely stay here again.
James, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing place for Anniversaries
Cutest B&B I've ever stayed in. Great spot to celebrate your anniversary with plush robes in your room, amazing continental breakfast in the patio (as the weather was perfect), and great spot where there is peace and quiet. It is only 1.7 miles from the beach and right next to State Street so you can definitely walk everywhere without driving much. The bed was comfortable so much that I don't even remember falling asleep. The area is safe and you receive an electronic code to the building for your room. Amazing stay and can't wait to visit again.
Cynthia, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Awesome place
Wonderful B&B! The breakfast was excellent however I would have like more food choices
julian, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Stay a little longer
Incredible property, comfortable and very well run.
Patrick, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Comfortable, Clean, Enjoyable Stay
We had a wonderful stay at Cheshire. We drove down for a wedding, which was at 3pm on a Thursday. We were able to get early check-in on thursday, and they actually upgraded us to a cottage. The cottage was spacious, with 2 beds 1 bath and living room and kitchen. The complimentary breakfast was outstanding, and lovely to enjoy in the main house. I would highly recommend staying here for comfort, and an easy walk to State Street.
Jake, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Best experience in Santa Barbara
Cheshire Cat was just my style - efficient, quaint, quiet, honest, detailed and privarmte. I would definitely stay here again.
Kheng hua, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Everything about Cheshire Cat Inn was wonderful!
Everything about Cheshire Cat Inn was wonderful. From check-in to check-out was perfect in every way. The food was fantastic from the happy hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine to the English inspired breakfast and breakfast bar. Every staff member was over the top and accommodating. The garden grounds were lovely and our room Queen of Hearts was very quaint and comfortable. We checked out less than 24 hours ago and have already referred this in to a dozen friends. Highly recommended.
Robert, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Enjoyed our Stay
We enjoyed our stay at Cheshire Cat. It met or exceeded our expectations on every level. Thank you!
Louise, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
We had a very positive experience. The location is walking distance from downtown. Breakfast was delicious. We would highly recommend this awesome place.
us1 night romance trip

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