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Hotel Santa Barbara

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  • Excellent41%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“state street”(91 reviews)
“historic hotel”(15 reviews)
“great location”(50 reviews)
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All reviewsstate streethistoric hotelgreat locationquiet hourswithin walking distanceboutique stylecontinental breakfasttraditional hotelheart of downtownvalet parking isbeautiful lobbyshops and restaurantscentral locationan older hotelcomfortable hotelhard boiled eggsthe main street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

hotel is nice, rooms are quite spacious, location is in the middle of the city. The only critique is that hotel is quite old, elevator looks like used for 100 years, breakfast is complimentary but honestly disgusting.More

Thank EkaterinaBP
Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ekaterina, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the location of our hotel and our rich history. We are surprised by your response to breakfast. Our continental breakfast includes local french pastries from Renauds, yogurt, granola, fruit, waffles, hardboiled eggs and...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had been to Santa Barbara before but wanted to stay closer to the town centre. Well the Hotel Santa Barbara ticked all the boxes. Everything about the hotel was great from the beautiful lobby, cheap valet parking, quirky lift to the small but perfect...More

Thank John D
Response from HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 17 October 2017

Wow, John! Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is good but the hotel seems tired. Like it needs a refresh. One of our reservations was canceled due to a mistake on their end and the check in clerk didn't care nor apologize. The value isn't bad. But don't expect too much...More

Thank nbtravel
Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi nbtravel, We are bummed to hear you didn't find your stay anything other than excellent. We thank you for your feedback and would like to know more about what happened regarding your reservation cancellation, as we always strive to provide the best service to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay here often when visiting our son . Great location and breakfast in the morning which is free and has hot & cold items .no king size beds only queen but very comfortable and a cute historical hotel with old style elevator which is...More

Thank Drydens4
Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Drydens, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy our free breakfast and our downtown location! The hotel does have king rooms, however, they must have been booked during your stay. Thank you for choosing Hotel Santa...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

As the fires were raging in Ojai, a few friends and I drove to Santa Barbara for safety. We stayed in this classy hotel I did not know before; it's conveniently located, great selection of restaurants within one block, never had to move the car...More

Thank artcie
Response from HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Artcie, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends even though the circumstances were not pleasant. Despite the fire, you and your friends from Ojai brought so much love into our space and lobby. We look forward to...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$224 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$224 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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samridhisharma2012
1 July 2017|
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Response from HotelSB | Property representative |
Hello. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 noon. Thanks for staying with us!
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Samuel1958
3 April 2017|
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Hi Samuel, We do not have a pool on the property, although there are a couple of options nearby; Los Banos Del Mar Swimming Pool Santa Barbara Athletic Club Unfortunately, Trip Advisor won't let us post links here, but... More
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halftank1
22 November 2016|
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Hi Halftank, The Gold Coin is good for $10 off your next stay with us! You likely got one they last time you stated at Hotel Santa Barbara. We are eager to have you stay again! Regards, Hotel SB
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"get a room on a higher floor, facing the parking lot or the side street, to avoid traffic noises on State..."
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"Try and get a room overlooking the courtyard."
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"Note that there is only one elevator and it is VERY old. If you are fit you can take the stairs and beat the..."
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