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“Pretty good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Ranked #17 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

The hotel is nice -looking and the staff was helpful and friendly. The location is great for State Street. But our room was loud. We were in the back building off the main building and the walls were so thin we could hear our neighbor whistling. Also what was actually light street traffic sounded very loud and our rooms was not actually on the street.The breakfast was pretty good. A little more variety would be nice. Overall, If they could get the rooms more sound-proofed, this would be a great hotel instead of just pretty good.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for your review of the hotel.

I appreciate your kind comments regarding the staff and the hotel. I apologize that the guest next to you was whistleing.so loud.

We look forward to having you and your family as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago and had a great stay. We took an impromptu trip on a Monday to Santa Barbara. This hotel is on State street, you are walking distance to everything and about a 20min walk to the Wharf. It offers free parking, free breakfast and is dog friendly with no additional fee. We had our dog on this trip so it was a great bonus for us.
It was a small room but perfect location and spot for a night or two...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SCBC1111
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel.

I'm happy you enjoyed your visit with us and that we are pet friendly. I appreciate your comments about the convenient location on State Street.

We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you have an impromptu trip to Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Santa Clarita, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The Good:

-Large clean modern rooms
-Large pool area, (pool was heated to 85 i was told but we never went in).
-Short walk to restaurants and shopping
-Fair price for Santa Barbara ($195 AAA rate on Sunday night)
-Free parking and continental breakfast

Bad:

-Wifi signal sketchy
-Not walking distance to beach
-Hotel was full on Sunday night and sunny locations in pool area seem to always be taken the next day.

Bottom Line:

If you dont mind driving to the beach this place is great. Last time we stayed in SB we had good luck using flipkey.com and payed a lot less.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Joseph W
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your very nice review of the hotel during your one night get-away.

I'm pleased you found your room clean, modern, affordable and the location convenient. I'm happy you enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast and parking. I apologize that you had issues with the Wi-Fi.

We look forward to having you back as out guest and we hope you have an opportunity to enjoy our nicely heated pool and spacious pool area the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Best,

Scott Nevius
General manager
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This hotel was perfect for business trip/mini vacay with the family. I booked 2 rooms...the king 2 room suite with sofa sleeper, and the 2 queen with sofa sleeper, both rooms were spic and span clean. Huge relaxing shower with seating, bathroom, living and sleeping quarter were open and spacious. The morning breakfast was perfect for the little one's...as they fell in love with the waffles...I must admit, the waffles were quite tasty. The lobby was warm and inviting. Pool area was very nice and the pool itself was heated which was great for swimming at night. There is also a deli across the street that is well stocked, they also prepare hot foods and have seating if you prefer to sit and eat. The property is walking distance to some of the best eateries in santa barbara and the state street area, such as tupelo junction cafe(great breakfast),Jane, Bouchon,Olio's. So if your on the fence about staying at this hotel....just go for it and book a stay. This was my first time at this hotel and I've already booked stays for August and September...I tried booking a 3rd stay, but the hotel is sold out for the dates needed...talk about a total bummer. So get to booking before its to late

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of the hotel while you were in town mixing business and pleasure.

I'm please to know that you and your family enjoyed our spacious and clean rooms. I'm happy you enjoyed the pool in the evening. As you mentioned in your review we are just steps away from the many great restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer.

We look forward to having you and your family as our guest the next time you visit Santa Barbara.

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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los angeles
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here a few days with my family. Husband and 3 girls. Nice location and easy access. On state st. Which is their downtown. There's a shuttle that runs down state all the way to beach/pier for .50. Rooms were clean. We got a suite and it was just a room with 2 beds and a sofa bed... Was looking forward to a separate room for the kiddos. Rooms were very clean though and nicely decorated. Pool was very nice and clean we went every day. No jacuzzi. Breakfast was actually pretty good. We have stayed at many la quintas an this one had more variety than the usual ones. Waffles, bagels, toast, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and juices. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation of the hotel.

I'm pleased you found your newly renovated room clean and nicely decorated. I'm happy you enjoyed the variety of the breakfast options.

We look forward to having you, your husband and 3 daughters stay with us the next time you visit Santa Barbara.

Best,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I headed up to Santa Barbara one Saturday morning on a whim and then decided to spend the night. After calling around to several of the local hotels this was literally the only one under $350 for the night and they didn't charge a pet fee! The pet fee has always rankled me because our small dog is always respectful of hotel rooms but we have begrudgingly paid it in the past. This time, I was thrilled to not be charged just for having our pup with us. Beyond that, though the staff was awesome. They were welcoming and helpful. The room was very nice. It looks like the rooms have recently been upgraded. The furniture and fixtures are all modern and sleek. The bed and pillows are really comfy. The pool area is like a little oasis because it is shielded by the hotel itself and surrounded with lush landscaping. We loved our stay here and would definitely stay here again. They had a complimentary breakfast as well, that was ok. The same stuff you normally see: oatmeal, cereal, bagels, toast. I would have like to see an egg (or other protein) option besides hard boiled but otherwise it was fine. For this area (blocks from all the great restaurants and shops on State street) it is a great deal. Oh! one last thing: I don't know what they are washing their towels in, but they are SOOOO SOFT! Not all hotels pay attention to that detail.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank argus18
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank you for your very nice recommendation of the hotel and the afforadability.

I'm pleased that you found the staff friendly and helpful. Yes, we are pet friendly and we do not charge a pet fee. Thanks for your comments about the landscaping around the pool and it being an oasis. I especially like your comments about the soft towels.

We look forward to having you, your husband and your pet stay with us the next time you visit Santa Barbara!

Warm regards,

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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NOTTINGHAM
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

On our California road trip, this was our cheapest hotel & the best.
Modern bedroom and bathroom. The most comfortable bed I have slept in at a hotel. Pool really nice. Good location-close to shops restaurants and shuttle to beach, 50 cents adult. It's a 25 minute walk to the pier but an interesting one.
As mentioned before, only downside was breakfast but we picked up a healthy one down State Street.
Would definitely stay again-for longer.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank IKNOWWHATILIKE
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Scott N, General Manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review of the hotel during your California road trip.

I'm pleased you found our rates very reasonable and you enjoyed your room. Im' happy that our bed was the best you've ever slept in at a hotel. I appreciate your comments about the convenience and the location of the hotel.

We look forward to having you as our guest during your next California road trip!

Safe travels!

Scott Nevius
General Manager
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Address: 1601 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#19 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel is the perfect location for you to enjoy the sunny American Riviera and the fabulous State Street shopping area. This California boutique La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel is located conveniently on State Street within walking distance to many boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment! The...See more Santa Barbara CA hotel provides a convenient hub for your work or vacation travel. We are equipped with free high speed wireless Internet service, a business center, free local calls and a helpful front desk staff to make your stay enjoyable. Find time to relax in our outdoor swimming pool and bring home a beautiful tan your friends will envy. Take a stroll down the famed State Street and shop to your heart's content! The local electric trolley will take you between the hotel, the beach, and the shopping area for a nominal fee. After a long day out on the town relax in your room on the brand new mattresses with luxurious bedding to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Book online or call today for reservations at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara hotel ... more   less 
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