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Hotel Santa Barbara

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New york
Reviewed 1 October 2014

The hotel was nice but pricey (over $200 with tax and $10 parking). Breakfast was continental and was just OK. The hotel is right on the main drag and that was why we chose it. Our room was 206 - and was right next to the ice machine - which made it impossible to sleep until 9 pm when a...

Thank Thomas F
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Hotel Santa Barbara is located in the prime hub of State Street. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, and to the water. A moderate mid-size hotel, Hotel Santa Barbara is great for any newbies to Santa Barbara. Parking is available in the back for a fee, the rooms are simple, clean, and hallways quiet and well-maintained. It's definitely not a fussy...

1Thank aroundjenn
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a great location right by santa barbaras main street. Besides this there is nothing exciting about it. Noicy at night, no room service available, no mini bar and moreover missing staff in the front desk. Breakfast served on disposable wear. Not a 4 star hotel at all.

Thank Agui_11
Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Spent the weekend here for a wedding along with friends. Nice accomodations. Room is a little tight but very nice none the less. Staff was extremely nice. Continental breakfast included. Right in the heart of State Street, not far from the beach.

Thank Alan B
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise for my wife and I. The staff was extremely courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was very clean and comfortable, a tad small, but we understood because of the age of the hotel it was normal. It's a very charming and quaint hotel and it's location is excellent. You are within walking...

Thank Robert J
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We like small hotels with class, especially older ones that have been maintained with their original personalities. Hotel Santa Barbara is one such, in a terrific location. The staff is cordial, the rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is really good. It feels hospitable, rather than commercial.

1Thank Richard L
Oakland, California
Reviewed 27 August 2014

If you are looking for easy walks to everything on State Street in Santa Barbara, you can't do much better than the Hotel Santa Barbara. It's an old hotel -- no pool or fitness center -- that harkens back to a time when Santa Barbara was a much sleepier beach town. The desk staff are very friendly, and very carefully...

1Thank GaryKarr
Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you want to stay at a older, nostalgic property in downtown Santa Barbara, recommend Hotel Santa Barbara. Location was fantastic to walk to most local hangouts and you can easily get to the beach from the Hotel. Just be prepared to use the stairs more than the elevator - original one from 1928 still in service. Good news -...

Thank Paul H
Clovis, California
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I needed a safe interesting place to stay while checking out UCSB with my son. There is nothing special near campus, which is about 15 miles away, and I knew we wanted to check out "the area" as much as the campus. I considered booking near the beach, but chose here instead, and I was NOT disappointed. The hotel is...

2Thank K I
Hamilton, Bermuda
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Stayed overnight on a road trip up the coast of California. Very quaint hotel located at the heart of State Street, walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, beach and pier - couldn't ask for a better location! Great value for money, too! Traditional décor which goes well with the hotel. The room was a little small (although bathroom was...

1Thank nclmc

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Welcome to Hotel Santa Barbara, where the atmosphere is alive and the options are endless. Be our guest and discover the personal service and incomparable downtown location that is Hotel Santa Barbara. Experience world-class shopping, fine dining, theaters, galleries, entertainment, great beaches, and so much more...all within walking distance of our front doors. Downtown Santa Barbara beckons from this beautifully restored Spanish/Mediterranean-style hotel mingling historic charm and contemporary comfort. Valet Parking (overnight fee) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Barbara

Address: 533 State St, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $296 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Ask a room as far as possible to their elevator and unplug the noisy little fridge”
630ericb, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“maybe lower floors, because the elevator was a vintage (since 1926) so it's kind of slow.”
chiuc, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“If you need quiet be specific about staying away from elevator, ice machine and not facing State St.”
JudyB67, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a nice corner room on the top floor.”
JandK02474, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A king (or two bedded) deluxe room at Back of Hotel, Off of State street”
mdbgoldfamily, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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