This charming bed-and-breakfast, set on an acre of beautifully maintained English-style gardens, is a short stroll from Santa Barbara’s downtown. The hotel’s 15 rooms are divided among the historic 1874 Victorian main house, the 1878 restored carriage house and five garden cottages. All are individually decorated with refined taste. Many of the lodgings feature private balconies or patios with enclosed fountain courtyards, canopy beds and fireplaces. The main manor lacks an elevator, so for those with mobility issues, be sure to request a ground-floor room. Though lacking a formal restaurant, the hotel serves an extensive breakfast and an evening buffet of hors d’oeuvres paired with a range of local wines. Whale-watching excursions, wine tours and guided hikes followed by picnic lunches can also be arranged.
Lowest Rate: Mary Simpson Room, $310; Editor’s Choice: Cottage, $470.
Daily full breakfast served on the veranda, inside or in room; Welcome amenity; Afternoon refreshments; Evening wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres; Wi-Fi; Parking
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.