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Temecula, California
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We stayed here on Oct 2014 in a Wheelchair accessible room, three of us. The location is great, building is historic and clearly shows it. Lobby and common areas are ok, but rooms are in dire need of a "face lift'. We were offered a roll-away bed to accomodate the 3rd person, for a charge of $10 / day. The...

2Thank Love_Chocolate_71
Reviewed 15 October 2014

When they refurbished the Hotel Santa Barbara property they didn’t try to go overboard – they simply did a very solid job of deep cleaning, painting, furnishing, making sure the beds and bedding were very comfortable with a well-appointed bathroom which is exactly what we sometimes want. There’s lots to be said for clean, comfortable functionality. The front desk, the...

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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Good location in the heart of Santa Barbara. Decent beds. The rest is old, not vintage. Staff couldn't care less and make you sign a "no noise" term which is ridiculous since the elevator makes so much noise during the night. Wifi didn't work well either. Never going back.

2Thank Carolina099
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Remember being a kid and having a sleep over and your mom would knock and ask you to keep it down and check the beds to make sure everyone was asleep? That is what staying at the Hotel Santa Barbara is like. But it is not particularly cute or reasonable when are you an adult and don't need a lecture...

3Thank LauraAnneMcGill
HotelSB, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Santa Barbara, responded to this review

Laura - I'm sorry that you left with the impression that our staff didn't care. We really do. Our staff works hard to balance the concerns of all guests, and at times I guess we err on the side of ensuring that guests in surrounding rooms enjoy peace and quiet. Our website, confirmation letters and check-in paperwork try to set...

New york
Reviewed 1 October 2014

The hotel was nice but pricey (over $200 with tax and $10 parking). Breakfast was continental and was just OK. The hotel is right on the main drag and that was why we chose it. Our room was 206 - and was right next to the ice machine - which made it impossible to sleep until 9 pm when a...

Thank Thomas F
New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Hotel Santa Barbara is located in the prime hub of State Street. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, and to the water. A moderate mid-size hotel, Hotel Santa Barbara is great for any newbies to Santa Barbara. Parking is available in the back for a fee, the rooms are simple, clean, and hallways quiet and well-maintained. It's definitely not a fussy...

1Thank aroundjenn
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a great location right by santa barbaras main street. Besides this there is nothing exciting about it. Noicy at night, no room service available, no mini bar and moreover missing staff in the front desk. Breakfast served on disposable wear. Not a 4 star hotel at all.

Thank Agui_11
Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Spent the weekend here for a wedding along with friends. Nice accomodations. Room is a little tight but very nice none the less. Staff was extremely nice. Continental breakfast included. Right in the heart of State Street, not far from the beach.

Thank Alan B
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise for my wife and I. The staff was extremely courteous, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The room was very clean and comfortable, a tad small, but we understood because of the age of the hotel it was normal. It's a very charming and quaint hotel and it's location is excellent. You are within walking...

Thank Robert J
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We like small hotels with class, especially older ones that have been maintained with their original personalities. Hotel Santa Barbara is one such, in a terrific location. The staff is cordial, the rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is really good. It feels hospitable, rather than commercial.

1Thank Richard L

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Barbara

Address: 533 State Street, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 13,704 - ₹ 22,172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“If you need quiet be specific about staying away from elevator, ice machine and not facing State St.”
JudyB67, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a nice corner room on the top floor.”
JandK02474, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A king (or two bedded) deluxe room at Back of Hotel, Off of State street”
mdbgoldfamily, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking State Street can be louder”
FlorenceTraveller2, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Finding the parking lot entrance can be a bit challenging, but once you find it, no problem.”
T1367CQgeorgel, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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