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Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

Just steps away from the beach! Our rental car stayed parked for the whole weekend. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and of course the beach. This cozy holiday in was not like a typical holiday inn! Great staff and warm decor.

1Thank Mistyconn
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 15 December 2012

We were driving from San Fransisco to Anahiem and decided to stay at Santa Barbara. There are four of us in our party (2 adults two teenagers) We were impressed by the staff, breakfast (breakfast patio included) and room. We took advantage of the free car parking and free bicycle hire and rode around the ocean front on both mornings...

1Thank Slider W
Los Angeles
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Nice and clean hotel but not the BEST. Stayed one night at the Holiday Inn Express. Hotel is located in prime spot. Steps away from tons of restaurants and bars. Check in was SUPER quick and easy. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Rooms are a bit small but also clean. Beds are waaaaay too soft but for one night...

1Thank joy_neednavacation
Earls Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2012 via mobile

Really friendly staff, large room with comfy beds, good selection at breakfast and a superb location in central Santa Barbara. Had real character in a historic building. Cannot recommend highly enough and would definitely stay again!

Thank Graham S
Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2012

This is the fourth time we have stayed at this hotel. The location is excellent for going to State Street, the beach and there are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby. Kay and her staff are always on hand to take care of your needs and we have always had a lovely room. The breakfast has plenty of choices and lovely...

2Thank Anne M
Colares, Portugal
Reviewed 28 November 2012

We choose the HIE to stay during our trip in California and we were not expecting five star hotels. We stayed only one night at the HIE Santa Barbara and for us the location was good, we could walk to the wharf and come back without problems. The hotel itself is very reasonable or good, room with enough space, bathroom...

Thank elica49
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 November 2012

PROS: State Street, the main boulevard where all the shops and restaurants are, is literally a 30 second walk from the hotel. The beach is only a 10 minute walk. The neighborhood is nice, there's a bar right across the street. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. CONS: This is a renovated hotel that was...

Thank Marisa T
Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

There was mold in the bathroom, stuff spattered in more then one area by the beds, and the towles were wet before we even used them. After I brought this to their attention I was told we would be compensated. Upon checking out the next day, there was no change in the bill. SO brining it back to their attention...

1Thank Abeaver
Tacoma, WA
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We like the relaxed Santa Barbara atmosphere, and this hotel is a good example of the style. It's like staying with your Aunt Ethel...she's glamorous if a little faded, her house is California chic if a little scuffed around the edges, and she always makes you feel at home. Plus there's the typical HIE breakfast and the property subscribes to...

1Thank bksgrrrl
La Habra
Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

We walked to the Farmers Market and then went to the movies. Short wallk to everything. On our walk back we went into Starbucks for a hot chocolate. Great location. We will be coming back again this spring and then again this Summer. We will be staying here.

1Thank DADouty

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a half block from State Street in historic Old Town Santa Barbara, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara provides luxury and convenience for the sophisticated traveler. Downtown shopping and restaurants are steps from your door, and the beach and Stearns Wharf are four blocks away. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served weekly from 6:30AM-9:30 am and from 7 am to noon on weekends as well as free WIFI throughout the hotel. As a pet-friendly hotel, we welcome furry companions for $45/stay (up to 2 pets under 50 lbs.). We offer affordable parking to our guests at a rate of $14/day for 2016 and $16/day as of January 1, 2017 as well as complimentary bike rentals, and nearby, off-site swimming pool and 24-hour fitness facility access. Stay with us in the heart of Santa Barbara, where you are steps from all the city has to offer! ... more   less 

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Address: 17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3428
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM790 - RM1,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara
Holiday Inn Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara Hotel
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#22 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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