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Rose Garden Inn
Ranked #51 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Reviewed 21 September 2010

Stayed for one night. Hotel owner was nice enough to let me check in at 10:30 am. Good for a one night stay. Room was clean and had the basic essentials - tv, decent bed, alarm clock, clean sheets & towels. About a 25 min bus ride from the transfer center. Bus stop 1/2 block away and buses come rather frequently. No breakfast. Free wireless internet access. Night time noise was not an issue.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

This motel is located on a main street. The parking lot is difficult to park in, especially if you have anything larger than a compact. The rooms looked like they had not been renovated since the motel opened. The desk in the room was all scratched up. The towels were threadbare. The water from the faucet had a foul smell. The coffee pot appeared to not have been cleaned (maybe also since the motel had opened)...disgusting. For $140/night (which I am sure is only priced that way because it's Santa Barbara) is way overpriced for the value/location/and overall room quality. We only stayed here because it was a festival weekend and there were no other vacancies. Next time I will camp instead...seriously.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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tedchou, Owner at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2011

Front Desk, Comforter and Towels are so untrue and offensive.

There is a 24 hrs CCTV Surveillance systems monitoring the entire property and night shift staff walking through hotel every other hour, how could it happen for 2 nights long and no people complained.

All New Room and Carpet - Strange Odor ?

All the Room have solid door and double-paned window, there is no room close to State street, street traffic very light at late night.

$159 + tax is lowest rate on High Summer season - Motel6 next to us charge $129 + tax for one person.

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Reviewed 17 August 2010

1) Front desk staff indifferent 2) large yellow stain on comforter - urine? 3) 1/2 of the towels in the bathroom were stained/soiled 4) motel rented room next to us to teenagers/20 somethings who were drinking and yelling at each other until 3:00 for two nights running 5) strange odor in room 6) traffic noise all day and night 7) all of this loveliness for $170 per night - what a complete and rip off!!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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tedchou, Manager at Rose Garden Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2011

All the rooms was renovated in April 2009 - All new bathroom, carpet, new furniture, ...
We are on State Street Upper Downtown Shopping Area- 3643 State Street, entire State Street only about 4 miles - run from pier (water) through Lower Downtown ( 2miles) then to Upper Downtown.

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Reviewed 3 June 2010

This place was in disrepair, I thought the ceiling was going to fall in on us. Service was acceptable but the price was not worth what we got out of it. It was on the other side of town so we had to drive a good 15 minutes. Free parking but our neighbours were loud so we didn't sleep that well. The room smelled and it was old.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

Absolutely fine for a brief stay in delightful Santa Barbara. Well appointed room (I had a queen size single) with HBO, fridge and microwave. Completely clean, comfortable and presentable. It's a good 5 to 10 minute drive from the tourist centres so if you are on foot then prepare for a very long walk or taxi fares. I'd stay again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Rose Garden Inn

Address: 3643 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2521 (Formerly Hacienda Motel)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM347 - RM820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rose Garden Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Complete renovation on March 2014 ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hacienda Hotel Santa Barbara
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