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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The online ad showed a "Deluxe King Room" with a wooden, vaulted ceiling and lots of space. But, when I was given a low, small room, the manager could only explain that it too is a deluxe king room. Only the second floor rooms are shown in the ads and called deluxe; the ground floor rooms should cost less since...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Motel was comfortable and clean. The only downfall was the squeaky floor. On my way to the bathroom, I had to find a path so I wouldn't bother the people on the first floor. Also, the TV was mounted on the wall of the next room and I had to keep it at the lowest level. The Motel has...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this as our first night stopover from LA to SF. Friendly desk staff. Coffee and tea available from early morning to evening at the desk, no facility in room. Room clean with very comfortable bed. Bikes available at no extra cost. We took the bikes for a quick tour of the pier and along the sea front. Good...

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pretty nice motel in the middle of Santa Barbara. The location is perfect, on State st. exactly in the main road, with the possibility to park and wide, clean rooms. The bed is big and of good quality. Unfortunately, the motel lacks ameniteis and facilities, but I don't regret it

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Rooms retro modern and clean. The second floor has a sun deck and a high end local grocery / liquor store across the street. Quiet because it a few blocks north of the central part of State Street. The walk back is slightly uphill.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 February 2017

great central location yet fairly quiet; for pricey Santa Barbara, this is reasonable if fairly bare bones in terms of amenities (= don't expect to use a restroom while waiting to check in since the only accessible lavatories are in the rooms). The staff is nice and they do provide coffee,tea, and water at the tiny check-in area. Given other...

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Argentina
Reviewed 27 January 2017

In the end it is a motel, but with some aspirattions of a budget hotel. It was clean and the staff was helpful and corteous. Very well located at the north end of the main street with lots of places to shop and eat within walking distance.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be helpful and courteous. We are very lucky to be centrally located and hope that you had a chance to explore all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us...

Woodland Hills
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Not your typical motel/hotel but much better. Old style architecture with lovely attention to detail inside rooms. Staff friendly and welcoming. Hospitality in the truest sense. Would recommend to my friends.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We greatly appreciate the fact that you noticed that we are not your typical motel. Customer service is one of our top priorities and we make an effort to ensure that every guest feels welcome and a part of our family. That said, we are pleased to hear that you felt this way. Thank...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 25 January 2017

When I checked in, everything was fine, however when I got to the room there wasn't a TV Remote, and there wasn't a "Do Not Disturb" Sign so I repeatedly got woken up by housekeeping early in the morning. I attempted to make one, however there wasn't any paper, pens or anything like that in the room either. Simple things...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. I apologize that your room seemed to be missing certain items and I hope that you had a chance to speak with the front desk or a manager on duty during your stay. We have extra remote controls and do not disturb signs so, I certainly hope that these two items were rectified immediately...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed in Santa Barbara for one night on our way to LOs Angeles and we wanted somewhere central, nice but affordable! It was perfect for what we wanted! The free bikes (although old) were also an added bonus.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very lucky to have such a great and central location in Santa Barbara. Our location allows our guests to walk to just about everything and we are happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary beach cruisers as well! Thank you...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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 93101-2520
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM580 - RM1,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Call the motel first and demand the room shown on the website be reserved specifically.”
 of 5 bubbles jaimo2017, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hotels and Motels are very expensive in Santa Barbara. This is a good choice.”
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 of 5 bubbles sandrasH2248EX, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For cool winter months, bring a warm coat to add to the bedding if you don't want to run the electric heater all night. These rooms are not super thick-walled which means it can get nippy if running wall heaters is not your thing. ”
 of 5 bubbles surfstein, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nothing fancy but clean and great location.”
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