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Elk Grove, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The staff on duty went of his way to make my stay comfortable. Great customer service. The room was very clean. Enough supplies in the room. Fresh towels.

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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. One of top priorities is customer service and we are more than happy to help our guests in any way we can. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will be back to visit again soon. Regards, Laura More 

Orange, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here when attending a wedding at the courthouse. The location was prefect and close to downtown. We actually ended up dropping the car off after the wedding and walked to and from the reception site (about 10 min). Check in was super easy and Tyler also provided a map of the area. This is a small property and... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are lucky to be close to the Courthouse as it is such a great venue for weddings and sightseeing. The Courthouse clock tower offers gorgeous 360 degree views of Santa Barbara and is one of our favorite spots! Thank you for choosing to stay with us - we are so glad that you enjoyed... More 

Norwich
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Presidio is quite a dated and tired motel, but has nice touches such as an excellent breakfast included in the price and a happy hour of free wine, cheese and crackers each evening, which considering the price, was unexpected and very welcome

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Surprise
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overnight stay in Santa Barbara at the Presidio Motel was very pleasant. No problem with the room, the location or the price. I would recommend picking this motel if you want to stay in the heart of the State Street dining and shopping district.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon! Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Regards, Laura More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was nice and big but it was too noisy because of the ac at the next door room and we had no real windows, noise came also from the street. Bicycles were nice but we only took them once because it was a long way to the beach

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that there were some noise issues during your stay as we do try our very best to ensure that it stays as quiet as possible around the property. That said, we are working with the City on future projects for sound proofing the windows so hopefully this... More 

Louisville, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the room, location, the deck and super helpful staff. Limited on site parking but we just parked on the street. They have a "good neighbor" policy because as an older hotel noise travels. I liked that but might not be for everyone.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing the Presidio! Regards, Laura More 

Napa Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older building and on State street so noise a but of an issue. However room very clean and beds most comfortable i have ever slept in at a motel. Check in was very quick and easy. Didnt take advantage of free bicycles but will do that next time.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed our beds - we recently had all the beds in the entire hotel replaced and all of our guests have found them to be extremely comfortable! We hope that the next time you come to visit, you will be able to take advantage of the complimentary beach... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice room and bedding. A very basic room.. coffee in the mini lobby at 8 am.... no outside space that was very usable. It was too hot during the day and too bright at night. (spot lights in your eyes bright.) Pretty .. but not what it should be or could be. Good location by downtown. Noise from State street... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience on TripAdvisor. We have been experiencing a hotter than normal year this year but we are fortunate to be able to offer air conditioning in all of our units to our guests! We appreciate the feedback on the noise as we are working with the City toward getting new windows... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older hotel with good modern updates, adequate parking short walk to shopping and restaurants. Nice sundeck, bikes available for longer trips. Very helpful and friendly staff. Great value for the money.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We have been working on updating our rooms and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the updates! The property is wonderfully located so that our guests have the ability to walk to all the shops and restaurants on State Street. We also hope you had the chance to take advantage of our... More 

Stuart, Florida
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Presidio provides easy parking; large, clean rooms; friendly staff; and is located close to the downtown scene. We enjoyed sharing a glass of wine on the comfortably furnished upper deck during sundown and riding the bikes around town in the morning.

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

Thank you for the kind review! We are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of my two favorite things on the property - our beautiful sun deck and the beach bicycles! The sundeck is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset! And the bicycles are a wonderful way to take in the... More 

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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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: RM491 - RM1,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“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
“ask for room furthest from street”
 of 5 bubbles janet423, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Steeeee69, 13 May 2016 | Read review
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