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Hotel Santa Barbara

0.3 km from Santa Barbara centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
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533 State Street, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 18 July 2014

If you are planning a trip to Santa Barbara and want to stay in a place that is walking distance to great restaurants, the museum, beach, shopping and clubs and you like to be in the hub bub, this is the place to stay. Small rooms but very comfortable. Basic amenities but who needs a lot if you are on...

Thank Ann U
valencia, CA
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I travel to Santa Barbara for work and need to keep my expenses down, while keeping myself comfortable. This hotel fits the bill. My room was comfortable and the bed and pillows were fantastic! (I would love the pillows for my house!) The front desk staff was friendly and the breakfast filled me up before I set out again the...

Thank littleshelley
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The location is wonderful, centrally located and very nice and clean.Valet parking and we never needed out all again all weekend.The windows make it soundproof. Just a wonderful place. but no pool, and we were not looking for one. just 4 blocks to the beach.

2Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Hotel is in a very good location right in the centre of everything. Room was tiny but nicely furnished - struggled with the chairs in the room and storing our stuff due to lack of space so if i stayed again, i'd get a larger room. Valet car parking was good value at $8/day. I've read about the refurb which...

1Thank ang123travel
Hayward, California
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Third stay at this hotel in the past five years. Location doesn't disappoint if you're looking for a convenience. It's right in the middle of all the action on State Street (great shopping, restaurants, spas,etc.). The hotel itself is quaint. Very quiet and elegant. Very popular amongst foreigners. A upgraded continental breakfast to suffice both Americans and foreigners. It also...

1Thank vernae_graham
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Quaint and Charming! My daughter and I on a visit felt right at home! We had a small room with a Queen bed the Linens were exceptional and super comfortable! A great Bath was super clean! A charming desk and TV small on top of dresser. Loved the drapes and pillows too! Coffee in Room was by the cup! Continental...

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Hotel Santa Barbara is centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara: close to many shops & restaurants; we took the trolley down to Stearns Wharf. This was our second stay within 8 months. Since our last visit the rooms have been refurbished; we appreciated having a fridge and a good coffee maker in the room. The valet parking and the...

1Thank SweetCountryWoman
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have personally stayed at Hotel Santa Barbara before, however, it just gets better and better. The rooms have been redone and are very soothing and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and accommodating to make sure you have a pleasant stay. The complimentary breakfast has an array of healthy options and delicious pastries (o.k., maybe not as healthy, but...

1Thank Charinaz
Belmont, CA
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Ideal location for seeing the sites. Beach and many restaurants within walking distance. Friendly staff, beautiful lobby, good continental breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Only complaint- wifi is laughably slow and clunky.

1Thank bve
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We visit Santa Barbara at least once every year. After staying in this hotel soon after it opened in 1996, we tried other accommodations, but were never totally pleased. We returned to Hotel Santa Barbara for its European comfort and ambience, the friendly staff, quiet rooms and comfy beds. The complimentary breakfast is extensive and includes fruit, juices, cereals, hardboiled...

2Thank bbateswriter

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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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 

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Address: 533 State Street, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM949 - RM1,466 (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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“go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles chriscY7450OG, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room (#201) was adjacent to the elevator and we were able to hear it, albeit softly.”
 of 5 bubbles EdinColorado, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet hotel we were on the top floor. They should explain how the elevator works as it is an older model.”
 of 5 bubbles JimW326, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The elevator is very old and slow. Stay on the ground floor if that is a problem for you.”
 of 5 bubbles wendymiller2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor front lovely view of the mountains very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 71bernadettem, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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