"(Santa Barbara Inns) don't get
much closer to perfection than the Villa Rosa in Santa Barbara."
- LA West Magazine
Villa Rosa is one of the finest Santa Barbara inns, combining
an ideal location with the sort of personalized attention
you'd expect from the area's top bed and breakfast inn.
With only 18 rooms, our small size lets us treat every
guest with warm and personal attention from the moment they
Every room at the Villa Rosa boasts a spectacular view,
whether of the ocean, the harbor, the mountains, or our
beautiful garden courtyard. We also offer deluxe rooms with
fireplaces to make romantic evenings that much more special.
Our location is truly superb, only 84 steps away from Santa
Barbara's stunning East Beach. Yes, we counted!) And we're
an easy stroll away from famous Stearns Wharf, with its
numerous shops, restaurants, and activities.
Of course, there's no reason for you to leave the grounds!
We provide deluxe continental breakfast daily, so you can sit
back and enjoy the morning. For total relaxation, lounge
by our pool or soak in the spa in our garden courtyard.
Later in the day, enjoy mingling with your newfound friends
around complimentary wine and cheese or evening port and
The romantic Villa Rosa Inn
a special hideaway in
our purpose: large resort
amenities, small inn intimacy
The Villa Rosa Inn is a unique environment that offers
all of the amenities associated with larger resort hotels,
while maintaining the intimacy of a small inn. The quality
of construction, the ambiance of the interior design and
the attentive, personable staff ensure that no detail is
Originally called the "Hilton-by-the-sea," this
Spanish Colonial Revival building was designed by George
M. Thomas Studios in 1931. Serving as off-campus housing
during the winter season for the U.C.S.B. Riviera campus,
the rooms were rented to tourists in the summer months.
Acquired in 1981 by Mark and Beverly Kirkhart, Robert Young
and Lisa Young, the Villa Rosa Inn opened to the public
on July 11, 1982.
- LA West Magazine says, "Inns don't
get much closer to perfection than the Villa Rosa in Santa
- Villa Rosa Inn was featured twice in Los Angeles Magazine,
"Santa Barbara Surprises...the serene little Villa
Rosa Inn..." writes Harry Basch and Shirley Slater.
- Glamour Magazine says, "Could this intimate Spanish-style
Santa Barbara inn with its red-tile roof, wrought iron
grillwork and sun-dappled courtyard really be in California,
USA? The answer is yes, but the Villa Rosa's hometown,
Santa Barbara, seems more Mediterranean than American..."
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