Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Offers Hotel Discounts For 2013 SBIF Attendees

The 28th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, scheduled for January 24 through February 3, 2013, promises to be the most exciting film festival to-date. This year’s honorees include Amy Adams (Cinema Vanguard award), Ben Affleck (Modern Master Award), and Jennifer Lawrence (Outstanding Performer of the Year Award).  The Santa Barbara Film Festival schedule includes some of the most exciting films, images from last year’s events, tributes, sidebars, and other activities with broad appeal for all ages and interests.  Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

Santa Barbara International Film FestivalThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is dedicated to the art of filmmaking, which seeks out and consequently offers a broad array of international and independent films, with a commitment to diversity. This Festival, which attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year, offers eleven days of films, tributes and symposiums, raising consciousness of film as an art form. The SBIFF presents quality American and world independent films, Latin American and Asian sidebars as well as documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara. The SBIFF continues its commitment to education through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Field Trip to the Movies and educational seminars.

Visitors to the Film Festival will find a wide array of Santa Barbara lodging options suitable for virtually any taste and pocketbook. Some of the most exciting are the many Santa Barbara bed and breakfasts that surround the downtown area.  Cheshire Cat Inn, (www.cheshirecat.com), one of the premier bed and breakfasts in Santa Barbara, signed on as a lodging sponsor for SBIF 2013.

Cheshire Cat Inn Offers Special Lodging Rates For 2013 SBIF Attendees!

Cheshire Cat Inn is offering special lodging options for attendees of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The options include significant discounts to their normal room rates, including a Queen Room for $150 mid-week, $175 Friday and Saturday, a King Room for $175 mid-week and for $200 Friday and Saturday.

Santa Barbara InnCheshire Cat is an elegant Victorian Inn with old oak trees, fountains and flower filled gardens located in downtown Santa Barbara, only four blocks from shops, restaurants and theaters. Offering 18 guest rooms, suites and cottages, some with the most luxurious hot tubs in Santa Barbara, the Inn also has in-room Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and private decks.

If you're looking for the best jacuzzi Santa Barbara has to offer at a bed and breakfast hotel, Cheshire Cat Inn is known for their beautiful outdoor hot tub jacuzzi.  Breakfast is served daily, along with an afternoon wine hour.  

Although Santa Barbara Film Festival activities are available at many venues throughout the city, the majority are concentrated in the downtown area, making Cheshire Cat Inn an ideal choice for attendees.  For those visitors looking for a somewhat higher level of relaxation to go along with the excitement of the film Festival, The Cheshire Cat Spa offers a wide array of specialized treatments available in room for total privacy. The spa offers Swedish massage, acupressure, prenatal therapy, deep tissue therapy, facials and more.

The Santa Barbara film Festival offers a variety of passes each providing a unique experience and perspective on the festival. While the private access pass gives the holder reserve priority seating, VIP backstage access, even a personal VIP liaison, other passes such as the State Street pass, allow the holder off-peak access to all screenings throughout the festival. For those attending samara film festival on a budget, and therefore prefer not to spend the money for a pass, there are many individual ticket options which are much more affordable and still offer an exciting and enjoyable experience at the festival.

Santa Barbara Film Festival Lodging

By combining a local, Santa Barbara lodging experience, with one of the pass options for the Santa Barbara Film Festival, visitors can not only enjoy all the festival has to offer, but can also enjoy a unique Santa Barbara experience. Adding the comfortable casual unique experience of a true Santa Barbara bed n breakfast, like Cheshire Cat Inn, can enhance the experience even further. Within walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara, guest of this unique Santa Barbara Inn, will create lasting memories of the Santa Barbara film Festival, and will surely want to return each year.

There are many other interesting and exciting entertainment options to be found in Santa Barbara during the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The many restaurants, clubs, and bars that dot the downtown Santa Barbara area, offer fine dining, casual dining, music including life performance, dancing, top local wines, and social interaction, all within walking distance from the Cheshire Cat Inn

Each year, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival brings some of the top stars, producers, writers, and directors to Santa Barbara, making the atmosphere electric for those truly interested in the art of filmmaking. For these true enthusiasts, visiting Santa Barbara and remaining in the downtown area throughout the festival offers the best access to all that the Santa Barbara film Festival has to offer. The 28th annual Santa Barbara international film Festival is certain to be the best yet!

ABOUT CHESHIRE CAT INN: Cheshire Cat Inn is a romantic and elegant Victorian Inn with old oak trees, fountains and flower filled gardens. This Santa Barbara bed and breakfast offers 18 guest rooms, suites and cottages, some with in-room Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, private decks and outdoor hot tubs. The Inn is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, only four blocks from shops, restaurants, and theaters. This downtown Santa Barbara hotel has an Alice in Wonderland theme and offers Santa Barbara lodging with gracious English hospitality. Visit Cheshire Cat Inn at 36 W. Valerio St. Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA (805) 569-1610 by clicking on to their websiteblog and facebook.


  1. Wow! This is a great news! Another year for the film festival. I'll be there for all of it.. Excited! I'm pretty sure Cheshire Cat Inn would be a great help to make my film festival experience a good one!

  2. Had fun in the festival I also enjoyed staying at Cheshire Cat Inn affordable and have great service.

  3. I came across Cheshire Cat Inn last February 2, and the place was so stunning! I can't imagine how fun it would be to stay for that night. Too bad I wasn't able to get myself a reservation. However, hopes high until next year! :)

  4. Kudos to the film festival organizers! The sight of all those stars, particularly my idol Jennifer Lawrence, walking on the red carpet in Santa Barbara makes me wish we can have the film fest here more than just once a year.

  5. Travelers, especially those who haven’t visited the place yet, would want to get advance information. This is a very helpful review. Thanks for posting this.

  6. This is truly another breakthrough for Santa Barbara Cheshire Cat Inn. With its prestige and splendor, Cheshire Cat Inn can certainly provide the SBIF attendees the best bed and breakfast experience in Santa Barbara.