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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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We stayed in the HI Express just down the road in Carpinteria in July and were quite pleased with it. At the time of that reservation we made the reservation to stay right in town. To level the playing field, this hotel is an older, perhaps historic, building that has been renova
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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 location, our pet-friendly policy, the convenient parking lot, and our friendly staff. However, we are sorry to hear you experienced a noise disturbance from the street. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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I apologize if this review is long but please read this!! It's very important to know how Management treats people. I just want to say right up front I've never visited Santa Barbara or this seems like lovely hotel. With that said, I had reserved a room for a one night stay in
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 4 days ago
Hi farawayanita, Thank you for staying and sharing your candid comments with us. Our goal is to provide every guest with a great experience at our location. I'm very concerned to see that you this did not happen, and I would like to apologize for the poor staff service you have received. This matter has been addressed with our managers, and I am confident that the hotel will use your comments to improve guest satisfaction. I have also sent you a private message to discuss this further, and regain your trust in our hotel. I look forward to hearing from you soon so we could be of further assistance. Sincerely, Tracy V. Case Manager IHGService
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I spent 6 nights at this hotel. I was comfortable and well taken care of. The hotel was clean and everyone was very friendly. The general manager was very professional. Breakfast was excellent and at a very convenient hour. Everyone went out of their way to make sure I was comfor
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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 five-star rating. We are delighted you recommend staying with us due to our clean hotel, friendly staff, complimentary hot breakfast, prime downtown locale, and convenient parking lot. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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Located just of State Street this place offers convenient, comfortable, clean accommodation for a short stay in SB. Breakfast offerings were just OK, nothing special but enough to start your day. Staff were friendly and 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 downtown locale, our friendly staff, and the clean comfortable rooms. Our team hopes to welcome you back for a future stay.
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All around bad. 1 night stay. I was on 1st floor and I could hear every time adjoining room flushed toilet. I got bit by "something" twice on my ankle and once on my calf. The TV was either malfunctioning or the color settings were way off as blacks looked blue (I didn't bother
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Response from Douglas A, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Responded 4 weeks ago
Our team is sorry to see that you were unhappy with your stay. Due to our location in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, parking is hard to come by and our lots often get full; we offer complimentary valet service to make parking easier for our guests and to ensure that there is room for everyone. We appreciate your feedback.
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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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Hello, How much will parking be in July and we would require a pass to the pool you offer. Where is that, please? Also, we will book a double double room - 2 ad 2 ch (age 5 and 9) incl breakfast. Do the children eat for free? The booking says that there is breakfast for 2 and not 4 even though we will book the double double room? Please advise.
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 $20 both times, with a less than 5 min wait both times.
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do you have parking?
Yes. There is designated parking for hotel guests.
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"If you need to take your dogs out at night, ground floor rooms are convenient."
"Ask for a room where the windows aren’t painted out - perhaps at the front or on the first floor. Not at the back on the ground floor!"
"2nd floor has a patio."
"For quiet rooms get those overlooking the parking lot and towards the back."
"2nd floor has a balcony lounge!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 141 - US$ 281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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