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All reviews sun deck free bikes state street shower wall room was clean place to sleep bars restaurants few blocks close to downtown walls are thin road noise short stay lounge chairs excellent location stayed for one night would stay here again great place to stay
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

You pay a premium to stay in or near downtown Santa Barbara. The Presidio Motel is a standard motel within reasonable walking distance of the lower end of State Street. The room, which featured a HD TV with lots of channels, free Wi-Fi, fridge and AC but no safe, was quite noisy. The staff were welcoming and friendly. There’s an IHOP just across the road which was great for breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank RichardJenkins
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Great rooms, spatious, high cellings, big bathrooms, great bedding, great location. Staff is super friendly. Free of charge bike rentals, a must in santa barbara since this city is hyper cycling friendly. Annoying fact is a total shut down of staff presence between 10pm and 8am. And also, when it comes to housekeeping, watch for your belongings, just saying...

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank hitchthehiker2000
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Very small office but check in was ok. No elevator so had to carry suitcases upstairs. Nice deck area for sunbathers. Room was basic but a good size. No coffee or breakfast so overall a little disappointing and overpriced.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank WeeLuv2Travel2
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We booked this hotel last minute and phoned from a bar to book for that evening once we had arrived at Santa Barbara. Michael was so friendly and helpful over the phone and reserved us a room straight away. On check in he was equally as pleasant and he even upgraded us to a larger room! The room was spotless and nicely decorated. The bed was super comfortable as well!

You can also help yourself to complimentary tea, coffee and water in reception!

The best part was that you could hire bikes free of charge! The hotel is ideally located at the top end of the main high street in Santa Barbara, so it’s only a short walk along one road to bars/restaurants and you can cycle straight down all the way to the harbour!

Would definitely recommend staying here and it’s such great value for money!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank tcking783
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The Presdio Motel is the perfect base for exploring beautiful Santa Barbara. The room is basic, but fine, and the beds are very comfortable. Great value for money. Free bikes are a nice touch, make sure you ask about the brakes before you set off! Reception staff helpful and knowledgeable.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Carmai P
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