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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms retro modern and clean. The second floor has a sun deck and a high end local grocery / liquor store across the street. Quiet because it a few blocks north of the central part of State Street. The walk back is slightly uphill.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great central location yet fairly quiet; for pricey Santa Barbara, this is reasonable if fairly bare bones in terms of amenities (= don't expect to use a restroom while waiting to check in since the only accessible lavatories are in the rooms). The staff is nice and they do provide coffee,tea, and water at the tiny check-in area. Given other...

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Argentina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the end it is a motel, but with some aspirattions of a budget hotel. It was clean and the staff was helpful and corteous. Very well located at the north end of the main street with lots of places to shop and eat within walking distance.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be helpful and courteous. We are very lucky to be centrally located and hope that you had a chance to explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us...

Woodland Hills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your typical motel/hotel but much better. Old style architecture with lovely attention to detail inside rooms. Staff friendly and welcoming. Hospitality in the truest sense. Would recommend to my friends.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate the fact that you noticed that we are not your typical motel. Customer service is one of our top priorities and we make an effort to ensure that every guest feels welcome and a part of our family. That said, we are pleased to hear that you felt this way. Thank...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I checked in, everything was fine, however when I got to the room there wasn't a TV Remote, and there wasn't a "Do Not Disturb" Sign so I repeatedly got woken up by housekeeping early in the morning. I attempted to make one, however there wasn't any paper, pens or anything like that in the room either. Simple things...

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. I apologize that your room seemed to be missing certain items and I hope that you had a chance to speak with the front desk or a manager on duty during your stay. We have extra remote controls and do not disturb signs so, I certainly hope that these two items were rectified immediately...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed in Santa Barbara for one night on our way to LOs Angeles and we wanted somewhere central, nice but affordable! It was perfect for what we wanted! The free bikes (although old) were also an added bonus.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very lucky to have such a great and central location in Santa Barbara. Our location allows our guests to walk to just about everything and we are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary beach cruisers as well! Thank you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Really enjoyed my stay at the Presidio, Michael at the front desk was so helpful! He knows the city well, and can recommend great places to go for first-timers. The hotel itself is very clean, safe, and does the job. We would stay here again, free coffee, tea, and ice water at the front desk was sweet!

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I will share your compliments with Michael as he loves to share his knowledge of the City with our guests. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and in Santa Barbara. Please come back and visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing the Presidio! Regards, Laura

North Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I stayed here for three nights on holidays with my partner. The hotel was super clean, staff were very friendly and helpful, and the motel has a stylish modern update. The walls are thin as many motels tend to be, but the value and low pricing and cleanliness/quality of everything else made our stay very enjoyable. Enjoyed riding the free...

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We take great pride in our customer service and the cleanliness of our property so thank you for noticing both! We provide our guests with an affordable and clean accommodation in Santa Barbara that is close to all that Santa Barbara has to offer and are very happy to hear that your stay was...

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Good spot in SB, but not having a breakfast delayed our departure (only coffee or tea). There is supermarket nearby where we bought ours. During our trip to California, we paid about the same price for places by the sea just as good as the presidio, but with a nice breakfast.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback on breakfast and it may be something that we choose to offer in the future. That said, there are a number of truly wonderful breakfast spots nearby the hotel that we simply can not compete with. I hope that you were able to try one of those for...

Munster, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Friendly service, the room wasn't too big, room and bathroom clean and in good condition, as the motel is situated right on Main Street, it was possible to walk to the restaurants or go shopping in one of Santa Barbaras extravagant stores

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Thank you for your review. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our property and our customer service so, we are very happy to hear that you noticed both of those things! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Regards, Laura

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Presidio Motel

Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $172 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“For cool winter months, bring a warm coat to add to the bedding if you don't want to run the electric heater all night. These rooms are not super thick-walled which means it can get nippy if running wall heaters is not your thing. ”
 of 5 bubbles surfstein, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nothing fancy but clean and great location.”
 of 5 bubbles hlthee, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with double-paned windows?”
 of 5 bubbles MikeLub1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room away from the street and got one. Very quiet. No elevator, tho, so get a ground floor room if you can't do stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Marigoldmunchkin, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs to avoid hearing people walking above.”
 of 5 bubbles jackoNEEngland, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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