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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Reviewed 7 January 2016
Great Location (But really loud right now)
Nice contemporary hotel, very clean and everything looks brand... more
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Orange, California
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Nice contemporary hotel, very clean and everything looks brand new. The rooms and bathrooms are very small but they have nice amenities and as long as you are out about the town you won't care about the small rooms. Location is great: Less than 5 minute walk to the pier Less than 5 minute walk to the "Funk Zone" Less...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Matt K, Thank you for leaving us such a detailed and positive review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the unique qualities of our boutique hotel. We strive to keep our hotel updated with contemporary amenities as well as as a contemporary style and design in order to maintain ultimate comfort levels. Our location is another...

Reviewed 29 December 2015

I stay at the Indigo whenever I am in Santa Barbara. Occasionally I try other hotels, but I keep coming back. I was suspicious of the "ecotel" label anticipating it to mean "small, cramped, cheap. I was pleasantly surprised to find something else. The hotel has a nice quiet feel to it without being pretentious. The rooms are small but...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Allison F, We are so happy to have such a loyal guest, such as yourself, leave us a kind and positive review. Our unique and eco-friendly design allows us to strive towards a modern, chic, and comfortable environment, while still leaving a small footprint on our earth and making sure that our guests have the utmost relaxing stay. Our...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Affordable hotel on State Street. Great service, but the rooms are way too small for more than 1 person. We book for 5 nights and stayed 2, as we had a dog and there was no way the three of us could have lasted that long. The staff were apologetic and very accommodating. If you stay, always get a patio...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear BrityBoo, We are sorry to hear that you did not spend the duration of your stay with us. We sure do love having pups at our hotel, and we do our very best to make sure they are well accommodated. Hopefully, your pup was able to at least enjoy the doggy treats by our front door! On the flip...

Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Front desk staff were nice enough but manager was not very accommodating for a practical request. We stayed here for a few nights in the last two weeks. Our first nights stay was in a really cramped space. The other nights were in a little more breathable room. The rooms are clean at least. The ongoing construction next door and...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear GeeeWeeez, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some honest feedback. It is quite unfortunate to hear that you did not have a positive experience at our hotel. We are just as eager as you are to have the Funk Zone renovations complete because we strive to provide our guests with the utmost comfort during their stay....

Hermosa Beach
Reviewed 25 November 2015

My wife and I drove to Santa Barbara from LA for the day/night to wine taste in the funk zone. Very much enjoyed our stay at Hotel Indigo. Could not have asked for a better hotel. Very clean, very cute, great staff and fantastic location. It is a block from the funk zone, a block from the pier and a...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear HermosaJ, Thank you so much for leaving us such a positive review! We really appreciate you taking time out of your day to leave us some feedback. We hope you enjoyed your wine tasting experiences as much as you enjoyed our hotel. Our sleek, space saving design is what makes us so unique from other hotels. One of our...

Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Good location. The bathroom felt bigger than the bedroom. Poor lighting in bathroom. No shelves for items. Fan in bathroom ran continuously when the one light switch was on. Sterile feeling. Bedroom cramped. Open closet with no door or covering. Only one small drawer for clothes. Lightening not the best. At night, light from hallway seeped under and around door....

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Cheval80, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really do appreciate the constructive criticism because it helps us better our service while also keeping potential guests informed. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not up to par. We try our best to keep our bathroom and bedroom areas functional and space...

Cayucos, California
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Minimal luxury with a quirky vibe. We got a last minute patio room on the first floor. The bathroom was tiny yet surprisingly functional. The staff was friendly and the room was very clean. We will stay here again and again!

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Jason H, Thank you for leaving us a positive review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Here at our hotel, we aim to have our amenities be space friendly while also remaining functional and enjoyable, hence our convertible bathrooms. We are also very glad to hear that the staff and the cleanliness of our rooms...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2015

With two weeks to spend driving the Pacific Coast Highway, having no firm itinerary, we stopped for the evening in Santa Barbara and were pleased to find accommodation at Hotel Indigo. While at first it appeared to be a boutique hotel, it is actually part of the IHG brand. The hotel is old but has been beautifully renovated. The rooms...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear TheGoodWife2709, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and detailed review. By providing us with constructive criticism you are not only helping us improve our services, but also keeping potential guests informed. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotel's amenities as well as the room and private patio! Our unique design...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Friendly well run hotel attached restaurant friendly staff poor menu highly priced tried a dinner ok but disappointed tried a subsidised breakfast because we stayed at the hotel but again overpriced & poor much better choices in near vicinity

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Fallen57, We appreciate your candid comments regarding your recent stay and experience in the hotel’s restaurant. We strive to provide the best quality of local food and I was surprised to read we fell short in this circumstance; your comments have been shared with the appropriate department. Please contact me directly at amanda@indigosantabarbara.com before your next visit as we’d...

Genesee, Colorado
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Now this may change in a year or so, but for now there is construction less than 2 feet from my room on one side, across the street on the other and one lot away on the other side. There is no place to sit and enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara air. Yes there are chairs out front but is...

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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear Karri, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we're so happy to hear you enjoyed our services and plan to return in a few years! You are right, our hotel is bordered by several construction projects and we are eager for our Funk Zone/Lower State Street area to be complete. For the comfort of our guests,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco-friendly, artful lodging steps from the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Guest rooms feature spa-inspired showers with Aveda products and the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness room, boardroom, art library, living wall, open air lounges, and a MCASB Satellite art museum. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara's hottest address! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara

Address: 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $271 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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#3 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Rooms are small, go for a queen instead of King, you will have more room”
 of 5 bubbles 548sj, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“To get more space, book a room with a garden sitting area. It was worth the extra $$”
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“We had a neighbor with a dog who barked quite a bit- but we weren't bothered. No other noises-but loved our patio on the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles amybY7093QW, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were pretty much the same, ask for a first floor with a patio if they are available.”
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“We found our south-side room to be very quiet.”
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