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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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We had a terrible experience at this hotel. The bed was uncomfortable and the room was very noisy, despite being at the side and not facing the street. After checking out, we left our bags with the concierge rather than carry around town, thinking we could trust this hotel. When
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Stayed here for one night. Fabulous location for shops and restaurants. Hotel average, bedroom okay if a little on small side. Microwave but no safe. Functional but not particularly memorable. Check in staff very helpful.
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. We are glad you liked our convenient locale and friendly staff. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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Don't accept a room on the front, street-side. The windows are single pane and the noise is awful- you may as well be out on the sidewalk. Of course, the outside (and rude guests inside) aren't the fault of the hotel, but there's zero noise abatement. You can hear everything
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello swimmer1960, We take pride in our hospitality so it's great seeing your positive rating for our staff. While I'm also glad that breakfast is to your liking, I'm sorry for the letdown caused by the noise levels you could hear in your room. I've taken note of your feedback and this is shared with the management to help address areas that need additional attention. Thanks for the candor and for choosing to stay with us. I hope we get to turn things around the next time you find your way back in Santa Barbara. Safe travels, Jillian I Case Manager IHGService
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We ran from a bad experience and landed here. Perfect. Close to everything. We hardly needed our vehicle other than to go to the mountains😁 The place is clean. The staff had great recommendations and always wore a smile.
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 14 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled you liked our friendly staff, convenient downtown locale, and clean hotel. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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Hotel is in a perfect location check in around 4:30 front desk was really helpful breakfast was ok Shawn was very helpful he recommended the perfect place for dinner an was able to get my husband an i in the club for free.. we will definitely becoming back to Santa Barbara for
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 2 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara. Our team is thrilled you liked our convenient downtown locale and our friendly staff. We hope to welcome you back for further fiestas soon.
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Does this hotel charge a resort fee? Also what is the charge for parking?
No resort fee but parking is charged and limited, but once you park there’s no need to use the car everywhere is walkable. The charge was displayed on the website. I think it may have been around $14.
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Is it clean?
Yes, very clean!
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Does the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara offer SBA airport shuttle service?
I don't think so, but not sure. We took an UBER to & from the airport which was less than $20 both times, with a less than 5 min wait both times.
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do you have parking?
Yes. There is designated parking for hotel guests.
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"As far from the front as possible!!"
"Rooms at the back may be quieter as they are away from the street. We stayed in both and didn't notice a difference."
"210 was very nice"
"Away from Elevator"
"If you need to take your dogs out at night, ground floor rooms are convenient."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 168 - US$ 342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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