Best hotels in the West

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25 best hotels in the West

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Inn of the Spanish Garden
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Inn of the Spanish Garden

Santa Barbara

This inn won us over with its "mini Chateau Marmont" feeling. Like L.A.'s famous property, "it's easy to imagine the publicity-shy seeking privacy under a lemon tree in the courtyard." Spacious, Spanish mission-style rooms with Juliet balconies and graceful ironwork are the reason to book here, and even without a full kitchen, the inn serves a lovely breakfast, room service, and local wines in the evening. $295/$349; 23 rooms & suites;

SCORE: 87.5


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