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Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The best HIE for Location, Price and Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

This is the fourth time we have stayed at this hotel. The location is excellent for going to State Street, the beach and there are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby. Kay and her staff are always on hand to take care of your needs and we have always had a lovely room. The breakfast has plenty of choices and lovely fresh coffee. When in Santa Barbara we will always stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor and a corner room
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Colares, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

We choose the HIE to stay during our trip in California and we were not expecting five star hotels.
We stayed only one night at the HIE Santa Barbara and for us the location was good, we could walk to the wharf and come back without problems. The hotel itself is very reasonable or good, room with enough space, bathroom ok, the service also good but we hadn´t any problem to test it
Yes the breakfast I don´t like the paper plates and the plastic cutlery .and besides these the breakfast is equal in all the HIE and this is boring. Anyway we have always the possibility to have the breakfast outside.
I am not sorry to had select the HIE Santa Barbara.

Room Tip: We received a room to the parking place and was good.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

PROS: State Street, the main boulevard where all the shops and restaurants are, is literally a 30 second walk from the hotel. The beach is only a 10 minute walk. The neighborhood is nice, there's a bar right across the street. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and very knowledgeable.

CONS: This is a renovated hotel that was originally built in 1915. My room was slightly smaller than the average hotel room but not by much. My boyfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and we had a very pleasant experience. We plan on staying here the next time we go to Santa Barbara. Otherwise I have no complaints about the hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 310, which was in a corner with no neighboring walls to other guests. We had a ver...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

There was mold in the bathroom, stuff spattered in more then one area by the beds, and the towles were wet before we even used them. After I brought this to their attention I was told we would be compensated. Upon checking out the next day, there was no change in the bill. SO brining it back to their attention they took off about 40%. Great for them. I will never stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

We like the relaxed Santa Barbara atmosphere, and this hotel is a good example of the style. It's like staying with your Aunt Ethel...she's glamorous if a little faded, her house is California chic if a little scuffed around the edges, and she always makes you feel at home. Plus there's the typical HIE breakfast and the property subscribes to a decent selection of cable choices. As others have pointed out, the location can't be beat for restaurants, shops, movies, and a pop up farmer's market on Tuesday afternoons (delicious organic strawberries). Though we do avoid the beach by the wharf, too many street people camping there. All in all, a good value for your money, and a pleasant place to while away a day or two.

Room Tip: Over the parking lot is quieter than Haley Street, and you may have a view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

We walked to the Farmers Market and then went to the movies. Short wallk to everything. On our walk back we went into Starbucks for a hot chocolate. Great location. We will be coming back again this spring and then again this
Summer. We will be staying here.

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

We met another couple at this hotel for a long weekend. We loved everything about this hotel! The rooms were wonderful, lobby was so cool with the historic Spanish style. Service was excellent as well! We can't wait to go back!! What a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

Property: Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Address: 17 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3428
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a half block from State Street in historic Old Town Santa Barbara, the Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara provides luxury and convenience for the sophisticated traveler. Downtown shopping and restaurants are steps from your door, and the beach and Stearns Wharf are four blocks away. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast served weekly from 6:30AM-9:30 am and from 7 am to noon on weekends as well as free WIFI throughout the hotel. As a pet-friendly hotel, we welcome furry companions for $45/stay (up to 2 pets under 50 lbs.). We offer affordable parking to our guests at a rate of $14/day for 2016 and $16/day as of January 1, 2017 as well as complimentary bike rentals, and nearby, off-site swimming pool and 24-hour fitness facility access. Stay with us in the heart of Santa Barbara, where you are steps from all the city has to offer! ... more   less 
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