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Hotel Santa Barbara

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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“state street”(91 reviews)
“historic hotel”(15 reviews)
“great location”(49 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsstate streethistoric hotelgreat locationquiet hoursparking valetwithin walking distanceboutique stylecontinental breakfasttraditional hotelheart of downtownbeautiful lobbyshops and restaurantscentral locationan older hotelcomfortable hotelhard boiled eggsthe main street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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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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

Hotel needs some updating. Location is excellent but surrounding area a bit run down. Hotel built in 1926 and it shows. Elevator was very slow and small. With four floors and number of rooms elevator was insufficient. Staff was very friendly. Rooms are small as...More

Thank Romeo909
Response from HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Romeo, Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you had an overall positive experience and were able to take advantage of our lovely location. While the hotel was built in 1926 we did have the rooms remodeled in 2013, and we are excited...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old traditional hotel with good rooms breakfast in the reception area and ample parking ,situated in the centre of Santa Barbara on state street highly recommended close to all shops amenities and museums

Thank skylane72
Response from HotelSB, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for staying with us Skylane. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our central location and our hotel! We do hope you come back again soon. Best, Jennie Jacobs, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Pros - Great location on state street - Nice lobby, decorated for the holidays - Beautiful old building - Easy check in, friendly staff - Very comfortable bed Cons - Room on the small side, thought it would be a little better for the price...More

Thank Ritzrox
Response from HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa BarbaraResponded 8 December 2017

Hello Ritzox, Thank you for your review! We are bummed we didn't get to four bubbles with you on your rating but we do appreciate your feedback. During this slower time of year it may seem that valet doesn't do much, but when things really...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
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$192 - US$308 (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$192 - US$308 (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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Traveller (68)
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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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Response from HotelSB | Property representative |
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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Response from HotelSB | Property representative |
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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"check your room type booking"
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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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