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Spoiled at the Bath Street Inn :)
We enjoyed our stay at the Bath Street Inn over Memorial Day weekend, 2005. The Innkeepers were wonderful, gracious and terrific cooks. We felt pampered, spoiled, and very, very full.
The afternoon tea always provided a fresh cake and several types of cookies, homemade lemonade and iced tea. This was served on the patio if weather permitted, which was a delightful haven of vines and Wisteria, wood decking with bountiful tables and chairs, to allow a bit more social activity or privacy, as you wished.
The wine and cheese hour always started your evenings off with a nice touch, along with great recommendations for local seafood, Italian food(that seems to be 'the thing' in SB), etc.
A bit of a walk gets you to State St. and the shopping area of town there, enough of a jaunt to be called exercise but not be impossible to reach. The area surrounding the inn was quiet and peaceful, except for a few birds chirping here and there.
An hour's trek gets you to wine country where "Sideways" was filmed, and we had a ball there visiting several wineries. We recommend you take the highway rather than the freeway, as it seemed a much quicker route.
We would return again, and the sooner, the better. :)
A Treasure in Santa Barbara
The Bath Street Inn in Santa Barbara with it's wonderful innkeepers, Kate and Mallory and owner,Marie is a treasure!!!! The Inn's location is three to four walking blocks from the main shopping and restaurant district . The Bath Street Inn is a Queen Anne Victorian B&B.with many individually decorated and named guest rooms. We renamed it "Bed and Food" because breakfast runs into dessert time, runs into wine and cheese time and into dessert timefor the rest of the night. We can't say enough great things about it. To the ladies, THANKS for a memorable stay, to the readers of this review, don't pass this treasure up!!!!!! Sincerely, Michele and Greg DuBois, Centennial, Colorado
What a charming place!
The three of us are good friends and we are also the mothers of teenagers. We wanted to get away for a few days and after looking online we chose the Bath Street Inn to stay at. We couldn't have picked a better place. It was charming, comfortable, and the food was wonderful. The Innkeepers were very gracious and joined in on our fun. We felt like teenagers ourselves being able to get away. We would love to go back.
Darling B&B in Santa Barbara
I recently returned from a stay at the Bath Street Inn and can honestly say it felt like staying with a relative only better. The rooms are charmingly decorated with many thoughtful touches and sparklingly clean. The beds are really comfortable (and this from someone who NEVER sleeps well in hotel beds). The innkeepers are incredibly friendly and helpful but also respect your privacy. The food was scrumptious-fruit, homemade granola, OJ and Hawaiian French Toast for breakfast in their lovely garden-enclosed patio. In the afternoon and evening homemade cakes and cookies are offered along with tea/coffee/lemonade allowing one to have a snack anytime they choose. The inn is in a nice quiet residential area of Santa Barbara about a 20 minute walk from downtown restaurants. I loved waking up to birdsong and the smell of breakfast. I will be back!!
We brought an extended family of 11 from both coasts, ranging in age from 15 to 83, for a 4-day family reunion, and the graduation of our eldest from UCSB. We had 5 of the 12 rooms of the Inn, ranging in price from $165 - $260 per night for 3 nights, including breakfast, afternoon tea, coffee, cookies and late afternoon wine and cheese. This is a reasonable value in Santa Barbara on Graduation weekend.
The Inn was a wonderful setting for us. We loved the sitting room, and the garden patio, which gave our family the opportunity to visit with each other as we would in our home. The breakfasts were terrific and the staff couldn't have been nicer. Example: Breakfast service usually runs from 8 to 9:30 am. We informed the hotel when we made reservations that we had to leave the inn by 7:30 am on the Sunday morning of our stay in order to get to the campus and move slow-walking grandparents to their seats in time for the graduation ceremony. We were promised that someone would open the kitchen early to give us coffee and muffins. In fact, the whole staff came in early and served us a complete breakfast, including eggs, homemade granola, fruit, muffins, juices tea and coffee,etc.
The accommodations were clean, attractive and comfortable for all. The Jacaranda Room, furnished for handicapped guests, was very functional for our family members. The one note of caution we offer concerns the Balcony Room. The bedroom is very nice, and plenty large enough, but the bathroom is small. Because of the slope of the roof and ceiling, and the placement of the light fixture in the bathroom, this room is only suitable for a person, 5'6" or shorter.
We are happy to recommend the Bath Street Inn. If our youngest decides to follow in the footsteps of our eldest, the family will reunite there again in 2011.
The Best Bed and Breakfast
This was just the nicest getaway. The innkeepers were very nice. The breakfast was lovely....no COSTCO muffins here. Everything was homemade including the granola. There are also homemade cakes and cookies in the dining room all night. Each room had it's own unique look and features. We stayed in the "Wedgewood" room which they warned us, was the smallest room. I chose it for the price. It was clean, comfortable and very pretty. We will definitely be back and stay in the "Balcony Room", after seeing most of the rooms, I think it was my favorite.
Wonderful Anniversary Location
The Bath Stree Inn was the destination for my wife and I for our getaway anniversary and we loved every minute. The rooms of this resotred victorian were awesome. They were all comfortable, and each was unique. (We stayed in two different rooms to get a variety, and the staff took care of moving our stuff while we were out.) The other half of bed and breakfast of course is breakfast, and these were spectacular. Hand made granola followed by the entree of the day. When we arrived the smell of poached pears in cinnamon filled the hotel. Yummy. Highly reccommended! We shall return!!
loved our stay
My husband and I stayed at the Inn recently and did not want to continue on our road trip. I loved the staff and the many yummy treats they leave out (cookies, cakes lemonade, hot tea) We stayed in the Tiffany room. Plenty of room and not too girly for my husband. Wished we could have stayed longer!
Like coming home to Mom
It was like going home to Mom for the weekend!!
Everyone for helpful and attentive. After a day out, it fantastic to come back for afternoon tea and mingling with other interesting visitors. Followed by cheese and wine prior to going to dinner in town.
A One Night Two Day Get Away
We got the last available room for the July 4th '05 weekend. I was told it was the smallest of their rooms, and it was. The floor space in our room was too small between the bed and the bathroom. The hospitality however was warm and friendly and the food was good. They had two nice cozy areas in which to sit and read or watch a video (VHS) on the top floor where are room was.
Santa Barbara Marina
glad they didn't wash away
lovely fountain out front
nice real estate in Santa Barbara, CA
What's the best Wine Tasting Tour
Hi I'm visiting SB in August for a day and would like to know what the best deal for wine tasting. Should we just visit a whole bunch along this trail where they are all located? I'm thinking wine/biking maybe nice as well. Help!
Re: What's the best Wine Tasting Tour
Hey Kelly... I think the thing to do is have a car and visit a bunch of spots. You'll want to be centered kind of around Los Olivos..which is a charming tiny little hamlet. Think about eating at the Los Olivos Cafe. From Los Olivos, you can visit Blackjack which is very near by, and I'd also recommend visint Foxen, which is a nice drive up Foxen Canyon.
You might also want to check out Melville, and Babcock across the 101 in Lompoc where some of the best Pinot Noir is sourced.
From SB, you'll want to take the 154 past Lake Cachuma for the scenic beauty of the drive. It will be very hot in August by the way....in the 100s (even though the coast can be foggy and cool) so keep that in mind.
Re: What's the best Wine Tasting Tour
There is a bike path that goes through some of the country, but it could be hot and far depending on how many places you want to visit. Ballard Inn in Ballard a few hundred yards from Los Olivos is a nice bed and breakfast...(kinda pricey) but they have bikes you can use...