We had a small stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn in Santa Barbara earlier this summer.
It was very charming. Full of knickknacks. Great location, too.
One thing I distinctly remember during our stay here was staying up late to surf the internet and watch all the news segments about the Higgs boson. For some reason, I was obsessed with it. (Specifically, trying to figure out what it meant! It only took, like, 20 articles before I understood.) Priorities.