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“A beautiful, historic property in a terrific location”

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Hotel Santa Barbara
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews
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“A beautiful, historic property in a terrific location”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This charming hotel property is a fun spot to stay. The ambiance is casully elegant with a real sense of history.

I stayed while on business and found the location to be terrific for walking to hotels, bars, shopping and just about anything I wanted to do.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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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.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Palm Springs, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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Property: Hotel Santa Barbara
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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