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Hotel Santa Barbara
Ranked #25 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We've stayed here every winter for the past few years for about two weeks each time in conjunction with the annual film festival. The hotel (a historic property) is VERY well located in downtown Santa Barbara. The rooms are pleasant and quite comfortable and quiet, and the staff is professional, efficient, accomodating and greets you like family. We look forward to returning again and again.

Room Tip: Junior suites a little roomier, a smallish, slow elevator makes lower floors easier. This is a very...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This is a very good hotel at a good value in a great location. We had a fourth floor room overlooking State St. Joe's Cafe is just across the street and is a good place to eat. We'll stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

This is a conveniently located boutique hotel on the Santa Barbara strip. Comfy beds and a nice continental breakfast spread. Just steps away from many restaurants, shops and coffeehouses.

My trip was marred by discovering a nasty dent on the side of my rental car, unfortunately discovered after I had checked out and was gassing up. My complaint to the hotel remains unanswered. As the hotel parking is valet only I'd be wary of staying here again. I am now being charged by the rental car company off the damage. Thanks guys...

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Perfectly located in the heart of charming State St with all the restaurants and bars around. They take pride in their historic charm, but I found no charm in a toilet you need to flush 3 times to wash it, an elevator that takes a week between floors or a WiFi that keeps disconnecting. Complimentary continental breakfast was a nice touch. If you don't mind those minor irritations – you'll enjoy the location

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: 533 State St, corner of State and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £152 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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 
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