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Cheshire Cat Inn

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
Value for money
Best value for money
85See all 85 reviews
From 771 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Cheshire Cat Inn

from £158
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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 until 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 point
* 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
  • Built in 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’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have lifts.

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 County Courthouse (14-minute walk)
  • Presidio Santa Barbara (19-minute walk)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (23-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (12-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum (32-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra (6-minute walk)
  • Arlington Theater (7-minute walk)
  • Granada Theatre (10-minute 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
What a little Gem!
very charming, little B&B in the heart of Santa Barbara. Breakfast could be better but still does the job. very friendly staff and the Tweedledum suite was just perfect after a 4 hr drive..
Christof, gb1 night trip
Cheshire Cat Inn
Californian road trip
I picked this place because it was so American looking & rwally wanted to stay somewhere like this on our Californian road trip and it didn't disappoint. The room was beautiful with Molton Brown toiletries. The breakfast was fantastic & it was lovely coming down the stairs to breakfast in the morning with people chatting in the dinning room & others sitting in the entrance area on beautiful layer out tables or you could take your breakfast out to the garden if you wish. We loved the experience & would definitely recommend. Set in a quiet & pretty residential road.
Jane, gbRomance trip
Cheshire Cat Inn
This B&B is a must stay when in Santa Barbara (well worth every penny of its room price!!) There is free secure onsite parking and the whole place is Alice in Wonderland themed, with every room being fabulously individually designed. There is a communal terrace with canapes and wine served at 5pm, and brownies served at 8pm, and a big and varied buffet breakfast the following morning. Our room overlooked the terrace but was still quiet at night time. Our room had an ensuite bathroom with a lovely clean and good sized bathroom, complete with Molton Brown toiletries. The Inn keeper gave us a great tour round when we first got there and was more than hospitable during our stay there. It is about a mile and a half from the main restaurants, bars and shops in Santa Barbara and about 2 miles from the wharf. There is a Jacuzzi in the gardens but this was out of use due to the drought in California. There is also an on site spa which you can book into for facials and massages, but this is quite pricey.
A Traveller, gbRomance trip
Cheshire Cat Inn
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
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

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