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Hotel Santa Barbara

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How to start? We arrived for a five nights stay after a long 7 hours flight and the room wasn't ready ( the lady at the desk told us that they were putting the final touch to the room). At 4.40pm the room was finally ready but apparently the final touch was missing in the bathroom (hair on the toilet),...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Great location Helpful staff, and valet. Complimentary water at rooms Complimentary coffee and tea at Lobby Complimentary breakfast, but dont expect much. Nothing was hot except coffee and the self-made waffles. Cons: Walls were thin, could hear people talking/walking in the hallway.

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1Thank chiuc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed during a business trip. Here's my thoughts... - entrance to valet was in the back during my visit. A bit confusing to find. - small room - dated bathroom but it serves its purpose - no complaints on the bed; I slept through the night - old school elevator, which could seem cool but a bit scary/intimidating at first...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the valet parking attendant to the front desk to the breakfast attendants, the staff at Hotel Santa Barbara were very helpful and friendly. The room was well appointed with robes, coffee maker and very comfortable beds. The butterscotches in the room was a nice touch. The location is great with short walks to shopping and restaurants.

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear BRDWN, Thank you for your feedback! We love hearing from our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that staff was helpful and friendly. We do hope that you come back again soon!

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to the waterfront and shopping and restaurants. Staff is very friendly. We stayed in a single queen the first visit last year but this trip had a double queen room which was perfect and much larger. The hotel is perfectly located for everything one wants to do in Santa Barbara. There is a large assortment of food in the...

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Dear McMc1225, Thank you for your review! It makes us so happy to hear that our staff was so friendly and that you have stayed with us more than once! We look forward to having again in the future.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel in a handy location downtown. Booked a single queen because that's all we needed. But, be aware; the single queen room is tiny. Barely room to turn around in. The double queen booked by our friends was much larger and not much more $$.

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your feedback regarding the size of your room. The hotel was built in 1926 and at the time was a residential hotel with bathrooms down the halls. When the hotel was renovated in the 90's, each room was given a bathroom. Because of that every room is unique! Each floor has an identical footprint but the...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The hotel is a very good property to stay at. Clean, quiet, and centrally located. If it is your first time in the area and history is something you like much of old Santa Barbara is within a few blocks of the hotel.

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi 340bill, Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to take advantage of our location and explore Santa Barbara. Please come back again soon.

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I've stayed here in the past twice and was very happy. What has changed: they not only hold the cost of the room on your card(expected) but now also apply a $150.00 "incidental" charge. When I asked what incidentals could total $150, (no drinks or food in the room, nor do I need parking, I was told this was in...

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi Judy, We are sorry that you weren't fully satisfied with your stay. We pride ourselves on providing the best experience for our guests, especially our return customers. We have always had a $150.00 incidentals deposit, but we release the hold on the account upon check-out. We are glad that the front desk as able to move you and we...

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We booked this hotel based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is quaint, comfortable, quiet and reasonably priced! They have placed airplane glass over the windows so despite being on State Street, our room was very quiet. The room comes with a Keurig coffee maker, small refrigerator and room safe. The décor was tasteful and the bed...

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi SCVT, Thank you for staying with and providing this feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found your rooms quiet and comfortable. Please come back again soon. :)

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I live in Los Angeles and visit Santa Barbara frequently. We have stayed at this hotel numerous times and it is always a good experience. I'm giving it 5 stars not because it's a luxury hotel, but because it meets all the important criteria for a wonderful stay - cleanliness, comfort, customer service and close to the...

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HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Hi Angie, Thank you for your review and your helpful feedback. We are glad that you enjoy your stays with us. It means a lot to us to hear that our staff gives you exceptional service. It is something that we strive to provide to every guest. Thank you and we look forward to having you stay with us again...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: RM910 - RM1,492 (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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