Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing

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Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationArlington Theater7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse14 min walk
  • Popular LocationEl Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park18 min walk
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages is in the historical district. Granada Theatre and Santa Barbara Bowl are cultural highlights, while Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a notable landmark. Don't miss out on a visit to Santa Barbara Zoo. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, sailing, and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails. Guests love the bed & breakfast's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Arlington Theater - 7 min walk
  • Granada Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 14 min walk
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 18 min walk
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 2 min drive


  • Garrett's Restaurant — 8 min walk
  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina — 8 min walk
  • Louie's California Bistro — 8 min walk
  • Opal Restaurant — 9 min walk
  • The Daily Grind — 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive

About this property

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

Suburban Santa Barbara bed & breakfast in Oak Park, near Granada Theatre
Coffee/tea in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a garden. All 18 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages offers 18 accommodations with bathrobes and designer toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

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 must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 377 out of 472 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 81 out of 472 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 472 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 472 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 472 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Can't say enough about how fantastic our stay at Cheshire Cat was. Wouldn't stay anywhwre else in the Santa Barabra area.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cute building
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely property just off State Street. The gardens are beautiful, the room is very nice appointed (we stayed in Tweedledum), and very walkable to restaurants, shopping, etc.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hosts, good location, lovely rooms, excellent breakfasts. Exceptionally well run.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages provided a nice base for us to explore Santa Barbara. We stayed in a cottage (Woodford) across the street from the main houses. The parking is right next to the cottage off the street which made coming and going very easy. Near the 101, but far enough away to be quiet. It was very easy to walk to major restaurants and shops on State Street. Easy drive to beach and hills for hiking (The wharf is definitely worth driving to / on). Next time we will make more use of the kitchen as it would be a good way to control dining out costs. A nice breakfast was served each day in the courtyard between the two main houses. The grounds are well-landscaped and there are many places to sit in the gardens. All of the guests seemed to be in very good moods and many had stayed there before. An afternoon service is not offered, but this was an easy work around as it is only about a five minute walk to a neighborhood grocery store on State Street with an excellent selection of wines, beer, cheeses, and so forth. Hopefully, you already know how great Santa Barbara County wines are. Overall, I would say that our stay in the cottage afforded us a good understanding of what it must be like to live in the many similar little homes in Santa Barbara with the benefit of the management being present and easily reachable. In sum, a nice representation of the California outside of LA / San Francisco. It is really hard not to have a good time in Santa Barbara.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021