Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Santa Barbara
An intimate inn with hotel-quality perks.
A few blocks east of State Street, the Spanish Garden Inn is a striking Spanish-Mediterranean building that exudes classic Santa Barbara style, with its white stucco walls and red-tiled roofs. Expect a delightfully personal experience at this boutique inn, which proves itself an equally good choice for business travel or a weekend adults-only getaway. There are only 23 rooms and suites, all of which are non-smoking. All of the spacious accommodations have clean-lined contemporary décor, as well as a treasure box of upscale amenities, such as Frette linens, French press coffee makers, deep soaking tubs, fireplaces, high-speed Internet access ... in short, the works. Many of the rooms show off California Mission or Arts & Crafts stylistic touches. Some also have private balconies with views over the interior flowering gardens. The inn often offers creative package deals; for example, specials that include surf lessons or that encourage you to explore Santa Barbara "car-free" with discounts on bicycle rentals. Another unique offering is the "Inn-dulgence Bath Experience," which delivers a tray of treats to your room, including fresh fruit, magazines, bath bubbles and even a rubber ducky for those young-at-heart.