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St. Thomas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A jewel to stumble upon when making a stop in Santa Barbara. Laura at the desk was awesome and quite helpful. Rooms were all tastefully remodeled and spotless. Just seconds to the action on State St..

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is superb. Only ~10 minute walk to downtown State Street. The area around the motel is completely safe and there is sufficient off-street parking if you have a car. The room was clean and modern with abundant hot water for showering. The heater worked well and kept the unit warm enough for me throughout my stay. It was...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk to State St. shopping. Liked the deck and the front desk employees were great. Bed was comfortable. That alone makes the price acceptable. The bad part was the louvered glass windows allowed us to hear everything happening near our room. Conversations and people walking by, and I assume they could hear us. It was a cold weekend, but the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Presidio is well-located and easy to find. However, for the amount that we paid, I expected much more. Although listed as a queen, the bed seemed quite small. The rooms are nice enough - clean and pleasant - but fairly standard rooms. The walls are quite thin, so we could hear the rumblings of conversations from the rooms on...

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Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The staff on duty went of his way to make my stay comfortable. Great customer service. The room was very clean. Enough supplies in the room. Fresh towels.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. One of top priorities is customer service and we are more than happy to help our guests in any way we can. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will be back to visit again soon. Regards, Laura

Orange, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here when attending a wedding at the courthouse. The location was prefect and close to downtown. We actually ended up dropping the car off after the wedding and walked to and from the reception site (about 10 min). Check in was super easy and Tyler also provided a map of the area. This is a small property and...

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are lucky to be close to the Courthouse as it is such a great venue for weddings and sightseeing. The Courthouse clock tower offers gorgeous 360 degree views of Santa Barbara and is one of our favorite spots! Thank you for choosing to stay with us - we are so glad that you enjoyed...

Norwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Presidio is quite a dated and tired motel, but has nice touches such as an excellent breakfast included in the price and a happy hour of free wine, cheese and crackers each evening, which considering the price, was unexpected and very welcome

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Surprise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overnight stay in Santa Barbara at the Presidio Motel was very pleasant. No problem with the room, the location or the price. I would recommend picking this motel if you want to stay in the heart of the State Street dining and shopping district.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon! Thank you for choosing to stay with us! Regards, Laura

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was nice and big but it was too noisy because of the ac at the next door room and we had no real windows, noise came also from the street. Bicycles were nice but we only took them once because it was a long way to the beach

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that there were some noise issues during your stay as we do try our very best to ensure that it stays as quiet as possible around the property. That said, we are working with the City on future projects for sound proofing the windows so hopefully this...

Louisville, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the room, location, the deck and super helpful staff. Limited on site parking but we just parked on the street. They have a "good neighbor" policy because as an older hotel noise travels. I liked that but might not be for everyone.

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Laura Y, General Manager at Presidio Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing the Presidio! Regards, Laura

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Santa Barbara's Modern Boutique Motel. Free Bicycles, Complimentary Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Closest Motel to Downtown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Presidio Motel

Address: 1620 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2520
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £86 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Presidio Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Ask for a room with double-paned windows?”
 of 5 bubbles MikeLub1, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room away from the street and got one. Very quiet. No elevator, tho, so get a ground floor room if you can't do stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Marigoldmunchkin, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs to avoid hearing people walking above.”
 of 5 bubbles jackoNEEngland, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for room furthest from street”
 of 5 bubbles janet423, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Steeeee69, 13 May 2016 | Read review
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