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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Ranked #25 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“Ideal location”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

It's almost on the front and away from the majority of the shops on State St. Staff we're very engaging and helpful regards places to eat, I.e. the wharf eateries are expensive and the quality is poorer than say the harbour area. My only criticism are the cleaners, who tend to make more noise than the nearby trains !

Room Tip: A room on the even side of the hotel will limit any street/train noise which is minimal anyway.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear lfanumeric,

Thank you so much for your feedback, we appreciate all comments good and bad! Our well rounded local staff members enjoy sharing recommendations based on experience in Santa Barbara and were happy to assist you. Thanks again for writing a review of Hotel Indigo.
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Mission Viejo, California
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I was a bit worried about the location due to the close proximity of the train station. However I Asked for a room on the opposite side and all was good. Small but cute rooms very clean comfy bed. Great staff

  • Stayed September 2013
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Dear Traveler3272,

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! We were happy to accomodate your request for a quieter room location and hope to see you again.
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Spent 2 great nights there. Comfortable bed, good temperature control with the thermostat, great location (close to the beach and to many restaurants), very clean, friendly and polite staff. Couldn't ask for more...

  • Stayed September 2013
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Brupozzi,

Thank you for writing us a great review about your most recent stay; it sounds like we were a perfect fit for your travel style. We look forward to your next visit!
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I come to SB often to visit my parents and when I need to stay in a hotel I usually stay here. It's got the perfect location as it is right downtown. You can walk to all kinds of different restaurants and bars. I really like the vibe of this hotel. It has a hip modern feel to it which is rare in SB. Staff is always great with good recommendations for restaurants. Always clean and the rooms are comfortable and a reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Christian,

Your perfect review made our day! Thank you for describing our location and vibe of the hotel, we're proud to be a breath of modern air in Santa Barbara and part of the up-and-coming Funk Zone area. Also thanks for complimenting our staff, we're happy to be here and enjoy recommending the best restaurants and places to walk to.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Located very near the beach the Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara is a nice place to stay, if you are not tha big. Or don't want to have too much room. The rooms are small. I'm from Europe, we don't have so big hotel rooms here like in the states. but even for us the indigo rooms are very small. dont take all your lugage with you! on the otherway: the rooms ar nicely decorated, the bathroom also small but functional, staff nice and the bed is good.
For this price i don't think i'd come again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank orianajade_08
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear OrianaJade88,

Thank you for your feedback on your most recent stay. You are right, our rooms have a compact design with a small ecological footprint which we like to convey on our website and by responding to guest reviews. I would like to recommend our rooms on the ground floor which provide a bit more space with a private outdoor patio and seating. We appreciate your review of the room style, comfort level, and nice staff.
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San Mateo, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We had a wonderful 3 days in Santa Barbara. The property is very well located. Easy access to the beach and train station. Well appointed with an artful theme & unique décor. The staff is attentive and one of the best. Thanks to Robert, Carmen and Larna!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank trf829
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear trf829,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and compliments on our talented staff. It is always hugely motivating when our guests take the time to acknowedge superior customer service. We're glad you enjoyed our convenient location to the Amtrak station and beach and look forward to your next visit!
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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Happened on the Hotel Indigo by chance while travelling home after dropping our daughter off at school. Very friendly, comfortable and decorated with intriguing art. Surprised by the $14 extra for parking but that was the only unpleasantness. Everything modern and clean. Great lounge filled with art books--too bad we didn't have time to curl up with them! Great location near the pier. We enjoyed it very much!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anne M
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 30 August 2013
Dear Anne,

We’re happy to hear about your serendipitous stay with us while traveling through the area! Thank you for the wonderful review and appreciation of the art gallery and art library. The exhibit changes annually so please come back and visit us again to see new pieces!
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Property: Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Address: 121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3529
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers eco-friendly, artful lodging steps from the Funk Zone, Stearns Wharf, and Urban Wine Trail. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Guest rooms feature spa-inspired showers with Aveda products and the smaller footprint characteristic of environmentally friendly lodging. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views. Facilities include a business center, fitness room, boardroom, art library, living wall, open air lounges, and a MCASB Satellite art museum. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara's hottest address! ... more   less 
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