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“great use of space!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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145 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“great use of space!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The room is colorful and patio is lovely. The bathroom is tiny with maximization of use of space to create a shower stall. Glass door slides in front of toilet. The coffee service is in the closet. Space use was very efficient and we did not feel crowded. Neighborhood is the funk zone. We were there a night before the Spanish fiesta parade. The Blue Tavern restaurant exceeded our expectations. Great Food! The hotel is near Amtrak station but the night was quiet and no noise interrupted our sleep.

Room Tip: patio room gives extra space.
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Green Features: good. efficient use of space. good light controls. easy to conserve water.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dziran
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear dziran,
We appreciate your eye for design and small space efficiency! Our modern rooms utilize their original compact size and reduce our ecological footprint while providing all the necessary amenities. We’re glad you enjoyed a taste of Old Spanish Days, the Funk Zone, and Blue Tavern! Thank you for the great review.
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  • Location
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  • Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed here a few days ago. "We" included our dog, who was welcomed with a goodie bag upon check in. Room was immaculate! Hotel is walking distance from State St. shopping and steps from cool places to eat. The beach is also nearby. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeanine E
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Dear Jeanine,
It was a pleasure to have the two of you and your dog as our guests; we love being pet friendly! Our prime location is great for a relaxing walk and really feeling like a Santa Barbara local. We look forward to providing even more recommendations during your next visit!
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Claremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I have stayed in different hotels up and down state street. Let me start by saying, the welcome feeling that we received from Frank at the front desk was a great way to start. The History of the hotel was that it used to be a hostel and was converted. I asked.

The restroom is a great space saving idea. It functioned well with the space given. Has a nice europen feel to it. The shower has a door that folds out and does block the toilet, but I usually don't "go" while showering. lol. Overall, very clean and modern with all the amenities needed.

The room itself has a keurig with various coffee options to chose from The pillows and the bed feel amazing. Again, it is a compact room, but I usually only use the room to sleep, shower and get ready. Any more thatn that and you are missing out on the Santa Barbara experience.

The Location is great, it is within walking distance to the beach and to the nightlife that Santa Barbara offers.

I reserved the conference room for the World Cup Final and "How"(front desk rep) Was more than accomodating and helpful. He made sure that all my needs were met. The group of 11 kids and adults that were with me loved the hotel and the accomodations. This place is a definite for a return visit for my wife and I. I spent some time in the library one evening and was pleasently surprised by the collection.

Overall, my experience was great. I had only one issue which was the A/C was not the coldest, but it still did well. My sunburn I'm sure didn't help. That's my two cents. A great couples hotel. Pricey for some, but we do prefer elegance and atmosphere this hotel had to offer.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 126. It was perfect for us. Not too much of a view, but nice patio and we were not...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ruben H
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Ruben,
It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests at the hotel and we also enjoyed hosting your exciting private World Cup party! We value the comments and tips you've provided for future guests regarding the design, location, and unique amenities such as the art library. Hao and Frank were especially pleased to be mentioned and look forward to welcoming you back to your new Santa Barbara spot!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

A fun cutting edge hotel, close to everything. Front desk staff exceptional! Rooms though small are comfortable and exceptionally clean. Definitely will return. Thank you Frank (front desk)for all you great recommendations!!!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank adacomstock
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear adacomstock,
We’re happy Hotel Indigo’s modern accommodations and prime location were a great fit for your travel style! Our staff loves providing recommendations to our favorite local spots and Frank was especially pleased to be mentioned. We look forward to your next getaway to Santa Barbara!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I had a great afternoon in SB and decided last minute to stay overnight. We were intimidated by the prices of the hotels and at first glance thought staying the night would not be possible at $500 a night! We seen Hotel Indigo was a reasonably priced hotel and went for it! I'm so glad we did! The customer service was superior, parking with valet was easy and the bigger bonus was the fabulous restaurant they have next door! The rooms are very small but the trendy decorative feel put us in a New York cozy vibe. I actually enjoyed the tight space with my hubby! What a great experience we had! Customer service is everything and the hotel was so attentive! We even got a discount card from the front desk for breakfast near the beach that was walking distance. I'm so glad we chose Hotel Indigo and would definitely return again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Christine C
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Christine,
We're so happy Hotel Indigo's modern, cozy design was a great fit for your spontaneous Santa Barbara getaway! Thank you for the wonderful compliments of our front desk associates, valet, and restaurant service; we take pride in superior customer service and your comments are highly motivating. We hope to see you again soon!
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed in a compact king room with private patio with our small dog. The room faced the railroad tracks, but this never seemed to be a problem and wasn't loud overnight. The patio was a great add on since the room was compact, but everything was extremely clean and comfy!

Room Tip: Requesting a patio room is well worth it! Specially if staying in a compact room.
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Green Features: Did not receive housekeeping during stay by choice, but there was a recycling bin in room and an efficient ac unit.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rachael P
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Rachael,
It was a pleasure to have you two and your dog as our guests! We’re happy you enjoyed the garden patio room and hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Santa Barbara!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is a short walk to everything. The Blue Tavern next door was amazing. The locals seem to love it. The only down side was hauling my luggage up the stairs because there is no elevator, but if your traveling light it's not a problem. I probably should have taken them up on the help up they offered. The hotel is very small, but I liked that. The outdoor patios were fun for after hours. Overall, it was good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Celeste Z
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Amanda L, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Celeste,
Thank you for the excellent review of Hotel Indigo and Blue Tavern restaurant! Our staff is available 24 hours and happy to assist with all guest luggage. We’re glad you enjoyed our cozy-chic atmosphere and outdoor patios which are perfect for warm summer evenings. We look forward to your next stay!
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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 #24 of 51 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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