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Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing

Overview of Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

3.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationArlington Theater7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse14 min walk
  • Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara2 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)12 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages is located in Oak Park, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the suburbs. Granada Theatre and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation 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/body 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

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 8 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 12 min drive


  • 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
  • Jane - 9 min walk

About this property

Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages

3-star bed & breakfast located in Oak Park
Located close to Granada Theatre and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages provides a terrace, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • An electric car charging station, a computer station, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guest reviews speak positively of the quiet rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • Private yards, heating, and housekeeping


English, Spanish

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

  • Coffee and tea in common areas


  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared refrigerator

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping on request

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 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)
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


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

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:30 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 - 9:00 PM
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
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


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

Children and extra beds

Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 13 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
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Children 13 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Cheshire Cat Inn
Cheshire Cat Inn Santa Barbara
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Cheshire Cat Bed Breakfast
Cheshire Cat Hotel Santa Barbara
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Cheshire Cat & Cottages
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Frequently asked questions

Is Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?

As of Feb 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages on Feb 7, 2023 start from $220.58, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

What time is check-out at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages located?

Located in Oak Park, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Granada Theatre and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara Bowl and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages and receive a full refund?

Yes, Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Wonderful, quaint and welcoming place! Look forward to staying here again next time I visit SB.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Susan, venice

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Thanks for making our stay pleasant!

10/10 Excellent

Patti, San Diego

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My husband and I were very comfortable at this Inn. The breakfasts were so delicious! Our first time to Santa Barbara and this location was hard to beat. Within walking distance to shops, historical sights and restaurants. We will definitely recommend to friends and return ourselves!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the Alice in Wonderland theme. The staff is exceptional.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place, good location. Short walk to State street, beautiful Christmas lights and nice dinner.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Cheshire Cat has such great reviews, but sadly it's way overrated. The outside is very beautiful but room/ stay wasn't great. We stayed in the White Rabbit room and it was incredibly small. The bathroom is a shower only and the toilet sits in such a way that the bathroom door cannot be opened fully because the toilet is in the way blocking it. Shower leaked water from the handle while you shower. Vanity is super small with only one sink and a few inches of counter space. The a/c clicks on and off all throughout the day/night creating a disturbance. TV is not user friendly, it took us quite a long time to figure it out, my husband sat on one of the remotes which caused it to not work. We figured it out after 30 min, but why are there two remotes in the first place??? It should go on and off with one remote and that's it. Carpets were dirty leading up the stairs, room door lock is hard to turnover with the key and gets stuck partially when you try to open it. Walls are paper thin, you could hear people talking very easily. The room was never cleaned once even though we stayed 3 nights. Breakfast is really small, I'm a pretty small person and it was like being on a diet. One half piece of french toast and a spoonful of yogurt with a few cut up grapes and melon. Ihop next door was much better. For what we paid for the room we thought we'd be saving money on breakfast everyday, but it was so small it wasn't enjoyable. Overall can't recommend and won't return.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Cheshire Cat Inn is one of those places I had on my wish list for years, and I was truly looking forward to staying here, but unfortunately I ended up feeling disappointed by the experience. Pros: * Walking distance from State St * Rooms are clean * Beautiful shower Cons: * Feels very impersonal and cold - both during check-in and breakfast * Breakfast is incredibly bare-bones (the photos are misleading), and sadly not very good - we ended up going to a coffee shop immediately after on both days * Lots of noise in the room. Very loud stepping noises from the above floor * Our room was placed in an awkward location - it was in such close proximity to the kitchen that it felt like food was literally being prepared under our noses (the smell was overwhelming) * Rooms don't get cleaned up, towels and toiletries don't get replaced/refreshed All in all, I sadly regret staying at Cheshire Cat Inn and cannot recommend this place.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Will Return
All the staff were friendly and helpful. Will stay there again.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022