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“A Lovely Haven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramada Santa Barbara

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Ramada Santa Barbara
Ranked #25 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

My family and I stayed at this hotel as a part of a road trip through California. When we checked in the desk staff were polite and efficient. After receiving our key I looked through the lobby to a large picture window and saw a watery oasis! Beautiful large pond trees and even a great blue heron. The hotel surrounds this pond and the pool and is gorgeous. The rooms are a bit dated, but clean an d pleasant. The breakfast is good and served in a meeting room in the garden. A pleasant surprise.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear Homeschooler Calgary,

Thank you for giving us 5 Stars for Location, we are centrally located and just minutes to everything here in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. We also pride ourselves on only giving our guests VIP Service during each and every stay.

We have won numerous awards for our beautiful lush tropical gardens and freshwater lagoons that are home to ducks, turtles, Koi, goldfish, and Sticks the Egret. It is a great place to just sit back, rest, relax, and just unwind.

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass where you can save up to $650 on attractions, restaurants, wine tasting, museums, and a host of great things to do in beautiful Santa Barbara.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel was nothing that was represented on their website or any other travel websites. My first issue is that the property is closer to Goleta than downtown Santa Barbara. My second issue was that this property classified itself as a 3 star. This would place it on the same level as Hotel Indigo. These 2 properties are night and day. Maybe with a major refresh this hotel could become 3 stars. There would need to be a serious investment to refurbish the rooms, the decor, and HVAC.

The two bright spots that I can think of was that the hotel staff was very nice. Also, the gardens were very nice as well.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear VickWarren1,

We are sorry to read that you did not have the same incredible experience that most of our guest have. We always let our guests know that if they would like to stay in downtown Santa Barbara which is 8 minutes away, that they should also look forward to paying upwards of $200 to $500 more per night for a hotel room.

We are a 3 Star hotel along with a 4 Time Ramada Worldwide Award Winning hotel. We do appreciate you mentioning our beautiful lush tropical gardens and freshwater lagoons along with our great front desk staff that always provides VIP Service to each and every guest.

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass where you can save up to $650 on attractions, restaurants, wine tasting, museums, and a host of great things to do in beautiful Santa Barbara.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is one of two hotels that we generally stay in the Goleta area, where we own a business. It has beautiful grounds, and although the hotel itself is probably 50 years old, they have kept it updated. The beds are great, and it is very quiet. The breakfast is very nice, with an array of baked goods, yogurts, cereals, made-to-order waffles, fresh fruit, juices and coffee. For Santa Barbara, where prices tend to be high, this is a good value. The staff are always very accommodating and friendly.

Green Features: They have separate trash containers for recyclables and encourage conservation practices.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lambrose
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Santa_Barbara_Ramada, Director of Sales at Ramada Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear Lambrose,

Thank you for giving us 5 Stars for Location, Sleep Quality, Cleanliness, and Service. We always appreciate our return guests and love knowing that you continue to share the Ramada Santa Barbara with the entire traveling world.

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass where you can save up to $650 on attractions, restaurants, wine tasting, museums, and a host of great things to do in beautiful Santa Barbara. One of our favorites is Woodstock’s Pizza.
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Additional Information about Ramada Santa Barbara

Property: Ramada Santa Barbara
Address: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#19 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#24 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Santa Barbara was awarded the Top Ramada Hotel in all of North America by Ramada Worldwide in September of 2016. The Ramada Santa Barbara was awarded the Best of the Best for 6 continuous by Ramada Worldwide. Green Certified by Santa Barbara County Green Business, Gold Certified by Audubon International, Environmentalist award from California Green Lodging Program. The Ramada Santa Barbara is Locally owned and Operated, Centrally located, known as the Best Value Hotel in the Greater Santa Barbara/Goleta area, and can often times save you hundreds of dollars over competing hotels in the downtown or beach areas. We pride ourselves on only offering VIP Service throughout your stay. The Ramada offers all guests, a Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast with made to order waffles, Free Wi-Fi-, Free Parking, Three Electric Car Charging Stations, free shuttle to and from SBA, Amtrak, and SB Airbus, and a magnificent Year Round Solar Heated Pool & Whirlpool where the water temperature is always perfect. Every room offers a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, premium cable and Free HBO, personal safe, comfortable high quality bed, iron & ironing board, voicemail, hairdryer, work desk, Free local calls, and private patio or balcony. Plus the Ramada offers a full business center. The Ramada Santa Barbara is just minutes away from everything in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area. Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are just 6 minutes away, downtown and the Santa Barbara beaches are just 10-12 minutes away. Rest, Relax, or Unwind around our lush tropical gardens and lagoons that are home to ducks, turtles, KOI, & goldfish. The Ramada Santa Barbara Value Pass let's you to Feel Like a Local by saving you up to $650.00 when you take advantage of all the discounts we offer. 2 for 1 Wine tasting, 2 for 1 to the Santa Barbara Zoo & Maritime Museum, Discounts to ATV Mountain Rides, Santa Barbara Helicopter, Museums, Attractions, Beach Horseback rides, Chumash Casino, Restaurants, and much more. Some discounts might change or be discontinued so please check with front desk staff. ... more   less 
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